Central Midlands Alliance League Roundup for November 18th.

By Richard Lane

A review of the week's matches

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for November 18th

South Normanton rose to the top of the Premier South table with a comprehensive 8-0 demolition of Holbrook St Michaels. The goals were shared between three players, Tyron Macaskill and Josh Parfitt both got hat tricks, Marc Bright with the other two, giving the Shiners their biggest win since returning to the league. An improving Arnold Town took a point from their home game with AFC Normanton.. They had to recover after Kian Brewin gave Normanton an 8th minute lead The equaliser came on 32 minutes from Lenford and, despite Arnold being reduced to ten men immediately after half tIme, there were no further goals. Blidworth’s impressive run in cup competitions continued with a 3-2 win at Harworth Colliery in the Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup Reilly Hodgkinson opened the scoring on 18 minutes giving Blidworth the half time advantage. Luke Bacon got a second three minutes after the interval, Josh McGuinness getting one back shortly afterwards. Tris Burrell increased the visitors lead on 75, McGuinness getting Harworth’s second with the last kick of the game. Dearne & District also reached the second round of the competition with a 4-1 defeat of Graham Street Prims with Curtis Wilkinson scoring a hat trick and Baz Lowe also netting, Josh Wharmsley with the goal for Prims. In the Buckingham Insurance League Cup Holbrook Sports went through with a late goal at Teversal, Owen Nixon’s 86th minute penalty settling the tie. Two ties in the Sheffield FA Senior Cup saw CMAL teams coming out second best against higher league opposition. Elite AFC were blitzed by Sheffield FC who ran up a total of ten goals with Dinnington coming rather closer as they went out 4-0 at Stocksbridge Park Steels.



Doncaster City consolidated second spot with a 4-0 win at a struggling Harworth Colliery with all the goals coming in the second half. Carl Reade set the ball rolling in the 53rd minute Rio Allen doubling the lead ten minutes later. Doncaster struck twice in the closing stages, Allen hitting his second on 83 minutes, Muhamet Gashi completing the scoring deep into stoppage time, leaving Harworth still seeking their first win since August. After hitting double figures against Kiveton Miners Welfare in a friendly a few weeks ago the league fixture was a much closer affair with Dinnington having to come from behind to take the points. Rio Murray put Kiveton in front in the 59th minute and held the lead until the 79 minute mark when Nathan Jessop equalised from the penalty spot. Dinnington pinched the points in the final minute with a goal from Cam Evans . AFC Bentley are back on the winning trail travelling to Shirebrook to defeat Chesterfield Youth 3-0. Deven Hannon struck early with a 5th minute opener followed by a Zach King goal on 32 minutes. Luke Flanagan sealed the win with a spectacular 45 yard lob ten minutes from time. A Charlie Bingham hat trick was the key to Staveley Reserves’ 3-1 defeat of Elite AFC for whom Robbie Wood was the scorer. Hatfield Town’s match with Rossington Main Reserves was abandoned after 52 minutes due to a medical emergency with Callum Stockton and Mitch Wain having put Hatfield two up.


South Normanton’s reign at the top of the division lasted for just three days as a home defeat to Wirksworth Ivanhoe put them back to fourth place, a first half goal from Ryan Marchington proving the difference between the two sides. Pinxton are back at the top after a 3-1 win against Teversal. Sion Green put the hosts in front in the 11th minute, Ben Denton levelling with 20 played. A 25 yard bullet from Ross Hardy five minutes from half time was followed by a second from Green on the hour sealing the win. Another match settled by a single goal was at Linby Colliery where Alex Seale’s 78th minute strike gave Graham Street Prims maximum points. The Mickleover derby resulted in a 3-0 win for RBL at Mickleover Reserves, the Legion keeping well up with the leading group thanks to goals from Josh Lee, Jordan Lee and Connor Livingstone’s penalty. A case of so near, so far, but some positive signs for Holbrook St Michaels as they search for their first points of the season. They lost by the odd goal in seven at Mansfield Hosiery Mills with goals from Sam Smithurst, Fynn Marshall and Micky Donn, the Millers shading it thanks to Elliott Nunn, Henry Brooks, Max Denton and Luke Greaves. Finally yet another match decided by a single goal saw Melbourne Dynamo get the better of Cromford & Wirksworth Town, Jack Goodband the scorer in the 55th minute


Dearne & District eased into the next round wIth a 7-2 win at AFC Phoenix, Tommy Needham (2), Enzo Guarini, Baz Lowe, Curtis Wilkinson, Regan Kelly and Jake Phillis the scorers for Dearne, Keegan Hepplestone and Hassan Daud striking for Phoenix


One game only, which resulted in a 3-3 draw between Bessacarr and Armthorpe Welfare. Goals from Bessacarr’s Quin Simms, Nathan Fox and Ro Herrington were answered by Clayton Cherowbrier, Shane Carver and Kian Webb for the visitors..


Tight games for the top three, with first against second at Blidworth, the leaders taking the points with a Toby Birch goal to edge past Ashland Rovers. Kirton Brickworks also had a tough time at neighbours Ollerton Town. A match which was a credit to the league went in favour of the visitors thanks to a late goal from Louis Colley. Clipstone’s game switched their match with Sleetmoor United but still took advantage of the change of venue, leaving with the points after a 6-2 win. Joe Daniels got a double for the Cobras, the others shared between Jenson Parker, Gary Seagrave, Eden Homer and Leighton Platts, Connor Kerry and Michael Chapman replying for Sleetmoor. A 3-1 win for Shirebrook Rangers against Pilsley thanks to goals from Callum Price, Lewis Simpson and Liam Widdowson, with Tyler Barksby with the goal for Pilsley.


Bakewell Town’s home match was switched to Rowsley who fought back from two down, to take a point from a 2-2 draw.. Tye Bassett put BakewelL ahead on 34 mInutes, Matt Kelsey’s 58th minute penalty doubling the lead. Rowsley retaliated, Aaron Eyre pulling one back just after the hour, Scott Taylor levelling six minutes from time. Little Eaton were 4-1 winners at Cromford and Wirksworth Town, their goals coming from Gav McReady (2), Shilo Wilson and Daniel Peberdy, Adam Kay on the scoresheet for Cromford. A Shane Burrows double saw Bargate Rovers take the points in a 2-1 win against Inter Belper whose goal came from Harry Brown.


Castle Donington picked up their first win of the season in style with a 5-1 defeat of leaders Baobab United. The goals were shared between Luke Campbell, Reece Allan, Ashley Henshall, Ethan Burgoyne and Scott Bucknall. FC Sunnyhill came out of their match with Stapenhill with the points after a 2- win, David Wallace and Elliott Rodgers the scorers.


Only one of the six scheduled games went ahead, Ashland Rovers beating the elements as they came from two down to dent Melbourne Dynamo’s 100% record. The final score was 4-3, Adam Brennan’s double and one apiece from Jack Sheldon and Ryan Turton, proving decisive, Charlie Lewis, Reuben Gosling and Riley Moore’s goals for Melbourne not quite enough.


A few County Cup tiest to clear up. Bakewell Town found their shooting boots in their Derbyshire FA Divisional Cup North, seeing off Baslow 6-0, goals coming from Ewan Sutherill, and Jonno Hutchinson with two each, Leighton Bowering and 16 year old Will Johnson. No joy for Punjab United as they lost 3-0 at Gresley Rovers. SJR Worksop were unfortunate to come up against Sheffield Senior Cup holders Emley who unsurprisingly won 11-0. Dearne & District Development won on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Wombwell Town reserves in the Sheffield Senior Trophy, Worksop removing Sheffield Medics 2-1 in the same competition. AFC Normanton will try for the fourth time to get their match with Furness Vale next Saturday.

Richard Lane

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