2 months ago
By Richard Lane
All the news from today's League and Cup matches
County cup competitions dominated this afternoon’s fixtures with ties in five competitions along with a healthy sprinkling of league fixtures.
I make no apologies for beginning with Renishaw Rangers who have experienced a nightmare baptism in the league with ten straight defeats, conceding 88 goals in the process. This afternoon however it all came right at the eleventh time of asking as their Black Dragon Badges North division match with Dronfield Town reserves ended in a 3-0 win, goals from Carter Mupwaya , Danny Talbot and Ashley Lane seeing them break their duck. Harworth Colliery returned to the top of the table, a Jack Conley goal in the 78th minute proving sufficient to see off the challenge of Collingham at Station Road. Askern joined Retford two points behind the leaders after a comprehensive 6-0 home defeat of Dinnington Town saw them take swift revenge for their recent League Cup defeat. Alex Rennie opened the scoring on 19 minutes, Lee Winterman and Tony Hattersley also scoring before the break. Luke Williams on 64 minutes and Ben Wilkinson after 78 increased the home advantage with Hattersley’s second two minutes from the end rounding things off. Staveley Reserves were 5-1 winners over Phoenix. They led with a Joe Knowles free kick at the break adding two more from Mike Taylor and Danny O’Donnell direct from a corner. After the visitors reduced the arrears Taylor grabbed a late second which was followed by the fifth from Jason Carter. The local derby between AFC Bentley and Brodsworth Welfare went the way of the home side who shaded a 3-2 victory. Bradley Maddison with two and Zack King won it for Bentley, Brodsworth replying through Sam Kirk and an own goal.
There were just three matches in the Black Dragon Badges South division with Hucknall Town recovering from last week’s defeat at Sherwood as they won 5-1 at Swanwick. Jordan Phillips struck after just three minutes, Guy Wilding levelling for the Swans ten minutes later. Sam Hawkin restored the lead on 15 minutes and further goals in the second half from Joe Ashurst who scored twice and one on his debut by Devante Reittie wrapped it up for the visitors. Mickleover RBL took the points at AFC Kilburn, winning 2-1 with goals from Josh Piggott and Harry Baines, Kilburn’s reply scored by Daniel Peberdy. It was all square at the Mease as Hilton Harriers and Matlock Town reserves fought out a 2-2 draw. Scorers here were Scott Abbey and Jason North for Hilton, Ben Edgson and Marcus Beddoe replying for the young Gladiators.
In the Macron Sports Stoke Division One, Heanor Town picked up their first win of the season by two goals to one at Sherwood Colliery. Ben Davies-Ciric and Ben Stockley did the trick for the visitors, Jack Warner getting one for the Wood. Mickleover RBL hit seven against AFC Kilburn. Shane Tompkinson led the way with a first half double, one a penalty before the hosts opened up in the second half with a great strike from Adam Ruston and further goals by Ben Asquith, Matt Boone and subs Harry Freeborough and Charlie Ward. Wirksworth Town joined Eastwood at the top of the table, James Newton (2) and Ryan Marchington scoring in their 3-1 defeat of Harworth Colliery. In other matches Cromford lost 5-1 at home to Mickleover Sport and Swanwick were 3-0 winners at Radford.
Two Central Midlands teams accounted for higher league opposition in the first round of the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup. Pinxton travelled to Step 6 Belper United and moved into the next stage on penalties after the match ended all square at 3-3. Pinxton struck twice early on with Kieran Debrouwer and Nathan Benger scoring in the first 11 minutes. After Belper had reduced the arrears, Debrouwer struck again three minutes after the restart. Again Belper retaliated and levelled with six minutes remaining. The match went straight to penalties with the visitors coming out on top 4-3. Clay Cross also beat East Midland Counties opposition with a 3-2 defeat of Graham Street Prims thanks to a Lee Clay double and one from Aidan McTighe. The boot was on the other foot at Holbrook St Michaels where the home side went down 5-1 to Borrowash Victoria, Steve Bentley getting the home side’s consolation goal. The all CML tie at South Normanton also went to penalties, visitors Tideswell coming out on top after the match finished at 2-2. Bijan Pakrouz and Sam Chambers goals for the Shiners were wiped out by Oliver Warren and Jack Bradbury before the North division side advanced 4-2 from the penalty spot.
The Notts FA Senior Cup provided fewer bright spots with only two of our six clubs joining Hucknall Town in round two. In the all-CML tie at Blidworth, the home side, lacking a recognised goalkeeper, went down to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Eastwood Community thanks in no small part to a first half treble from Paddy Webb. Webb struck in the 23rd, 31st and 34th minutes to virtually seal the win, Adam Hassall getting the fourth midway through the second half. Retford were the other winners, goals from Luke Tong and Adam Scott seeing them to a 2-1 defeat of Wollaton at the Rail. Keyworth United lost 2-1 at Bilborough Town, Rob Gill with the goal, Linby Colliery went down 5-1 at the hands of last season’s champions Selston, Tremere Lindo with the Linby goal while Newark Town were hammered 9-1 at Awsworth Villa, John Pennington getting the consolation.
The two CML teams in the Lincolnshire Junior Cup both msde it into round three. Appleby Frodingham beat Lincs League side CGB Humbertherm 3-1 at Brumby Hall. Jason Pembleton and Danny Ricketts gave them a healthy half time lead, and although the visitors got one back, Brendan O’Callaghan made the game safe within a minute. A Nathan Adams hat trick inspired Lincoln Moorlands Railway’s 4-1 win against College Wanderers with Robbie Smith also finding the net.
Thorne Colliery hit the jackpot with an 8-2 defeat of Bradford team St Bede’s Old Boys in the West Riding FA Senior Cup. On target for Thorne were Paul Bradley with a hat trick, Chris Hancock, Darren Hancock, Mark Sneap, Kyle Palmer and Trevor Hindson.
There were mixed fortunes in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup. Aslockton & Orston beat AFC Bridgford 5-1. Nick Fry scored twice, James Hallam, Matt James and Tommy Westeruk also finding the net. Hucknall reserves won a 5-4 thriller against Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Adam Nelson, Joe Atkinson, Cayne Maxwell, Marley Hamilton and Morgan Jubb the Hucknall scorers. The same score but disappointment for Teversal reserves who went down by the odd goal in nine at Ashland Rovers, goals from Bradley Cox (2), Macaulay Short and Joe Geeson proving not quite enough. Welbeck Lions had a Curtis Burchill hat trick to thank for their 4-1 defeat of Wollaton reserves. Aaron Beech put the Lions ahead on the half hour and after a Wollaton equaliser on 40 minutes, Burchill regained the lead two minutes before half time. He completed his treble with two in the later stages. Linby Colliery reserves were beaten 2-0 by Awsworth Villa reserves and Eastwood Community reserves tasted defeat for the first time this season as they lost 2-1 to Kirton Brickworks, Kieran Knight the scorer.