3 months ago
By Richard Lane
Another weather-hit Saturday reviewed
A freezing Friday night added to soaking pitches meant that for the second Saturday running the league programme was severely curtailed with just ten league matches surviving.
Sherwood Colliery took full advantage as they put eight past Holbrook St Michaels to go six points clear at the top of the Black Dragon Badges South division, though their nearest rivals all have games in hand. The Wood set off in ruthless mood, Shaun Smith opening the scoring in the 3rd minute, Liam Theakstone getting a second four minutes later. Smith’s second and one each from Jimmy Adcock and Dale Gilliatt put the result beyond doubt before the 30 minute mark. Gilliatt’s penalty made it six while Max Curzon struck in the 41st minute to put the visitors seven up by half time. Things quietened down after the interval, a second from Theakstone on 56 minutes ending the scoring. Pinxton kept up their challenge by beating Blidworth Welfare 3-0 at Wharf Road. Nathan Benger struck in the 8th minute with Jay Cooper getting one in each half to complete the win. Swanwick switched their game with Aslockton & Orston to their opponent’s ground, the change doing them no harm as they came home with the points after a 4-1 win. The Swans scorers were Ollie Cox, Jamie Slater, Guy Wilding and Guy Taylor, Josh Asuman getting one for Aslockton. That most unusual of scorelines, a goalless draw, meant Linby Colliery and Teversal Reserves each took a point from their match. This was only the second scoreless game in the division this season, Linby also being involved in the other one.
Collingham were the big winners in the Black Dragon Badges North division as they hammered Askern 9-0 at Station Road. The home side were three up in the first 10 minutes,with Sid Costa opening the scoring and George Asplin adding two more. Ryan Attwell got a fourth in the 21st minute. A four goal blast between the 56th and 64th minutes saw Ryan Rushen grab a pair and Asplin take his tally to four, before Callum Chapman got the final goal ten minutes from time. Leaders Harworth Colliery got the better of Renishaw Rangers in a dour game at Stone Close. Shaun Mundy got the first for Harworth in the 33rd minute, Lee Holmes doubling the lead midway through the second half. Daniel Talbot pulled one back for Renishaw five minutes from the end and despite some late pressure from the home side, Harworth held out for a 2-1 win. Thorne Colliery and Lincoln Moorlands Railway shared eight goals at Moorends. Thorne’s scorers were Paul Bradley with two, Aiden Marshall and Lewis Andrews while Josh Martin got two from the penalty spot for the Moors, Jordan Woodward and Andy Parish also on target. An Alex Irwin hat trick inspired AFC Bentley to a 4-0 win at Phoenix. Irwin put his side ahead in the 7th minute, his other two coming in the final ten, along with one from Zack King.
There were two matches in the Macron Store Stoke Division One. Hucknall Town beat AFC Kilburn 4-0 with goals from Kajally Danso, Ben Waplington, James Wright and Dan Phillips. Radford were 5-1 winners against Retford United. Conor Moore and Bemnet Behane got two apiece, the other coming from Obinna Abuka. Zach Casburn replied for Retford.
Matlock Town Reserves reached the semi finals of the Derbyshire FA Divisional Cup South, beating Wirksworth Ivanhoe 5-0 in a match switched to Eastwood Community’s ground. Billy Whitehead got a hat trick for the Young Gladiators with Dec Sorrell and Ethan Knowles also scoring.