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By Richard Lane
All the news from Saturday's matches
Friday night football in the Black Dragon Badges North division produced a dozen goals as Dinnington proved the latest team to pump up their goal difference at the expense of Renishaw Rangers. The match burst into life in the 3rd minute as Matty Bradley struck the first of his five goals on the night. Renishaw struck straight back, Martyn Sheppard silencing the home supporters just a minute later. The teams stayed on level terms until the 23rd minute when a three goal burst in the space of two minutes all but settled matters as Bradley completed a quickfire hat trick, Martin Jones also scoring. After Jones had grabbed a second before the interval, Bradley saw a 57th minute penalty saved. The goal count continued to rise with Salem Hussein and sub Adam Rotherforth both scoring doubles and Bradley adding two more to his tally to complete an 11-1 win. Retford maintain their one point advantageat the top of the table after a 6-1 defeat of Thorne Colliery. Adam Scott gave the home side a 4th minute lead adding a second before goals late in the half from Luke Tong and Aaron Pickersgill ensured a comfortable interval lead. Jack Johnson got number five after 48 minutes before Nathan Fenn completed the half dozen. Thorne’s consolation goal came from Paul Bradley. AFC Bentley are the first team to lower Clay Cross Town’s colours in the league this season beating the Millers 4-3 at Mill Lane. Bradley Maddison’s 4th minute opener was quickly rubbed out by Joel Holland, before Zack King and Jack Varley struck for Bentley. Ant Lynam pulled a goal back a minute from the break, and Lee Clay bringing the sides level in the 68th minute. Bentley, however, were not to be denied and King’s second of the afternoon on 73 minutes guaranteed them an impressive win. Harworth Colliery made short work of struggling Newark Town with a 6-0 win at Station Road. Two Lee Holmes goals in three minutes put Harworth in the driving seat after 20 minutes and a similar two goal blast from Holmes and Jordan Hardman straight after half time made the final result inevitable. Connor Payne and a late Scott Bibby goal put Harworth a point behind the leaders. Phoenix also hit the goal trail as they recorded a 6-3 win at home against Lincoln Moorlands. Adam Houghton led the way with a hat trick, Ross Coates, Chris Fairclough and James Davies also on target, while Robbie Smith (2) and Jordan Clucas replied for the Moors. Tideswell’s Jack Bradbury registered his second hat trick of the week, scoring all of his team’s goals in their 3-1 defeat of Collingham, who replied with an Ashley Coatworth goal. Another team to have a recent good run dented were Appleby Frodingham who went down 2-1 at Dronfield Town reserves. Travis Hodgson and Arnie Grayson were the Dronfield matchwinners, Frod’s goal coming from Connor Purdue. A Tony Hattersley hat trick was the highlight of Askern’s 5-2 win at Welbeck. His 37th minute goal separated the teams at half time, and after Luke Williams had doubled the lead, Hattersley completed his treble by the 73rd minute. A late Welbeck revival saw Sam Baird and James Whitfield on the scoresheet, Lee Winterman rounding things off for the visitors. A patched up Staveley reserves side ran out 2-0 winners Brodsworth Welfare, Mike Taylor scoring from the penalty spot in the first half, Nathan Hollingworth’s free kick fifteen minutes from time ensuring the win.
Hucknall Town were left to rue missed opportunities after going down 2-0 in an entertaining match at Sherwood Colliery in the Black Dragon Badges South division. Hucknall had the lion’s share of the first half hour but failed to put their chances away, Sherwood making them pay in the second half, Dale Gilliatt breaking the deadlock on 61 minutes, with Liam Theakstone getting the second six minutes later. Sherwood are second on goal difference behind Pinxton who returned from Swanwick with the points after a 3-1 win. The Swans struck first through Henry Brooks, the visitors levelling with a Nathan Benger goal. Danny Evans put Pinxton ahead with a penalty before Benger’s second made the game safe. Hilton Harriers moved into third place, Josh Gregory, Jason North and Jordan Mason scoring the goals that beat Mickleover RBL 3-2. Eastwood met Keyworth United for the second time in three days at Coronation Park, and repeated their midweek Floodlit Cup win, this time with a 6-1 margin of victory. Jack Millward put the hosts ahead after just 37 seconds, Matt Antcliffe quickly equalising with four minutes on the clock. Paddy Webb put Eastwood in front just before half time before a two burst on 78 minutes from Webb and Adam Hassall and another two in the last minute for Webb again and Danny Hayes made for a convincing scoreline. Blidworth Welfare put five past Aslockton & Orston without reply. Jonathan Jenkinson on 5 minutes and Tony Edwards with 33 minutes played set Bldworth on the way, a second half hat trick from Lewis Weaver setting the seal on the home side’s win. South Normanton won at AFC Kilburn by the odd goal in five. Rob Fretwell, Bojan Pakrouz and Tim Perry were the men on target for the Shiners, Ryan Fitzhugh and Craig Bagshaw replying for Kilburn. It was all square at Church Lane with Tremere Lindo’s 16th minute goal for Linby Colliery being matched by Matlock Town Reserves’ Billy Whitehead in the final minute.
In the Macron Store Stoke Division One, another two goals for Eastwood hotshot Kieran Knight inspired his team’s 3-1 win at Radford. Matt Corbett had put Radford ahead at half time but Knight’s brace and one from Cal McGarry gave Eastwood the points. Heanor Town and Holbrook Sports shared the points with a 3-3 draw at the Town Ground. Heanor came from behind twice, Joel Hardy equalising Sam Hardy’s 4th minute opener and Kyle Daley levelling again after Archie Deary had got a second for Holbrook. Tyler Wright put Heanor in front for the first time but Deary’s second in the final minute meant a point apiece. Retford United’s Ben Smith got a hat trick as they entertained Cromford, Liam White adding two to complete a 5-0 scoreline.
The opening ties in the Phoenix Trophies League One Cup saw Harworth Colliery beat Swanwick 4-0 with goals from Tom Hawkridge, Jack Crook, Kenzie Tomlinson and Tom Pick, and Sherwood Colliery win 3-2 at Wirksworth Town, Josh Smyth, Ki Smith and Adam Lalis the scorers. Mickleover RBL went down to a single goal defeat at home to neighbours Mickleover Sports, a creditable result as they had no recognised goalkeeper, outfield player Jack Roberts excelling in keeping the margin down to one goal.