Central Midlands Alliance League Roundup for October 28th

By Richard Lane

A roundup of all the week's league and cup matches in the CMAL

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for October 28th


Just one game scheduled this midweek on the artificial pitch at Sandy Lane where Worksop Town and Sheffield FC drew 2-2 in their Division One North match. The Tigers were quickly out of the blocks, Finlay Watt scoring after just five minutes and Ethan Slater with just 12 minutes played giving the home side the interval lead. Sheffield responded in the second half with Cam Burgin’s volley and a goal from Frantisek Kroscen on his debut ensuring the points were shared



First Division East RHP Sports came very close to causing a surprise as they held Premier Division Chesterfield Youth to a 2-2 draw at Shirebrook on Friday night. The home side took a 15th minute lead through Fernando Tavares but it only took three minutes for the Newark side to draw level with a Sol Miller penalty, an even first half ending with the scores level. Six minutes into the second half Miller got his second, the visitors holding on to the lead until the 76th minute when Fallet Bamba equalised for Chesterfield. The last ten minutes saw the RHP goal under siege but they succeeded in frustrating the hosts, sending the tie to penalties, Chesterfield going through 3-2. Two Division One sides did manage to get the better of Premier opposition. At Linby Colliery it ended 4-0 to visitors Blidworth. Kyle Bacon and Brendan Clarke put Blidworth two up at the break, Reilly Hodgkinson and Tris Burrell finishing the job after the interval. Mickleover Athletic also took a Premier Division scalp, seeing off Wirksworth Ivanhoe 3-2. On target for the home side were Jamie Laird, Dom Hurst and Brad Foley, with Tom Mellor and Lewis Higton netting for Ivanhoe. The other Mickleover team involved were emphatic winners, RBL inflicting an 8-1 hammering on Bakewell Town with Jordan Lee Dhanoa getting a hat trick, Emilio de Abreu adding two and Dean Oliver, Jordan Hicking and Sam Vickers completing the scoring, Jonno HutchInson with a consolation for Bakewell. Derby Singh Brothers also scored eight, visitors Mayfield failing to find the net. Tyler Johal top scored with four, there was a double from Jagtar Dhanoa and one apiece for Lee Williamson and Khaleeq Shaffique. Another high scoring game was at Pinxton where the home side saw off Mansfield Hosiery Mills 7-2. Pinxton were 3-1 up at the break, the Millers reducing the margin to one before the hosts went up a gear. Pinxton’s goals came from Morgan Richards with four, Sion Green, Ben Jones and Cam Brown, Elliott Nunn with both for the visitors. Cromford & Wirksworth travelled to Ashland Rovers, going home with a 5-2 win. Cromford’s goals were shared between Matt Dranfield, Scott Taylor, Steve Mallinder, Jordan Watts and Josh Henshaw with Jordan Butler and Danny Smith scoring for Ashfield, A good day for Hatfield Town saw them complete a 4-1 win against Retford FC Reserves. Callum Stockton’s 26th minute strike gave Hatfield the half time advantage, James Bytheway getting the second three minutes after the restart. Brandon Hooley got one back for Retford with 53 played but further goals from Adam Winder and Callum Bojcic put Hatfield into round three. Rossington Main Reserves went through as they beat Staveley Reserves 3-1. Damian Wieczorek (2) and Daniel Green with Rossington’s goals, Ethan Robinson with one for Staveley.

The only Premier Division match on Saturday ended goalless, with Melbourne Dynamo and Arnold Town failing to find the net


Ollerton Town and Shirebrook Rangers drew 2-2 with the home team scoring in the last minute to save a point. James Scothern scored for Ollerton three minutes after the interval, Archie Ward with the late equaliser. Scorers for Shirebrook were Callum Wilkinson and Reagan Oakley.

Holbrook St Michaels returned to action with a 2-1 win at Bakewell Town thanks to goals from Nathan Smith and Toby Foulkes with the home side’s reply scored by Jack Heath. Belper United won their first game of the season, beating Little Eaton 3-1. The visitors led at the break through Ross Webster, Belper coming good in the second half, Archie Williams scoring twice, Lewis Walker with the third.


Baobab United top the table after inflicting the first defeat of the season on Allenton United. The final score was 3-1 with Bamoussa Cisse (2) and Omar Timini the scorers, Allenton replying through Labrada Domini. Hilton Harriers had a convincing 5-0 win at Punjab United, Sam Morris’s hat trick backed up with a double from John Jebbison. Castle Donington remain without a win after a 5-2 defeat at Burton United. Jamie Disney was Burton’s inspiration, finding the net four times, Dominic Zuber with the other goal, Scott Bucknall and an own goal for the visitors. A single Matt Brian goal secured the points for Hemington Hammers in their match with FC Sunnyhill. Stapenhill drew 2-2 with Burton Hornets, their goals coming from Cameron Briscoe after 36 minutes and Jack Simpson two minutes before half time. Hornets fought back in the second half with Marek Wasilewski and sub Ben Holloway earning a point.

Willington United consolidated second spot with a 3-2 defeat of Ashover who remain rooted to the foot of the table without a point. Mason Bannister, Charlie Carter and Alex Greenwell were Willington’s matchwinners, Connor Hughes and Cameron Sorockyj with the goals for Ashover. The other two matches finished all square. Newhall drew 1-1 with Bargate Rovers, Louis Garland for Newhall and George Bradley with one for Bargate. Two goals in the last three minutes claimed a point for Markeaton at Little Eaton, Toby Bown and Ben Jones with the late rescue act


Three ties and three CMAL sides through in the Sheffield Senior Cup. Dinnington Town took advantage from the reversal of their match with AFC Bentley winning 3-1. Two first half goals from Nathan Jessop put the home side in control at the interval and although Theo Mowatt got one back immediately after the restart, Cameron Evans’ 71st minute goal put the tie to bed. An encouraging result for AFC Phoenix as they beat Hemsworth Miners Welfare, Phoenix fell behind on 16 minutes but rallied with goals from Keegan Hepplestone on 23 minutes and Aston Thompson four minutes from time. Also through are SJR Worksop who had an excellent 1-0 win at Swinton Athletic with a goal from Evan Stead.
No such luck in the Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup where Bottesford Town Development were beaten 5-0 by Louth Town Reserves.

Richard Lane

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