Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for April 13th

By Richard Lane

All the news from the week's matches

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for April 13th


I really need to find another way of saying “matches were postponed due to waterlogged pitches” but it happened again this midweek, just three games taking place on Tuesday with three more on Thursday
The Premier North match resulted in second placed Doncaster City lose ground on Dearne & District as they drew for the second consecutive home game. Visitors SJR Worksop took a 68th minute lead, Callum Edwards the scorer, and although Jonny Nyantou equalised on 75, a resolute performance from SJR brought them a deserved point.
South Normanton keep chipping away at Pinxton’s lead at the top of the Premier South table and took three points off the deficit with a 2-1 win over Teversal. Sam Jackson gave the Shiners a half time lead, Josh Scully making it two before James Whitmore getting one back for Tevie ten minutes from time. Wirksworth Ivanhoe rose to the dizzy heights of fourth after a 4-0 win against Mickleover RBL who as a result drop to fifth. Ben Miller hit a hat trick for Ivanhoe with Lucas Brough also on the scoresheet.
Mickleover RBL became the first of many teams who will have to play back to back games in midweek, in contrast to teams higher up the food chain who whinge about playing once. They drew 2-2 with an improving Holbrook St Michaels after twice taking the lead. Dean Oliver scored the Legion’s 32nd minute opener , Lewis Goddard equalising two minutes into the second half. Lee Hillier got the visitors’ second with 54 on the clock but a Mickey Dunne penalty just after the hour mark meant the points were shared. Derby Singh Brothers travelled to Cromford & Wirksworth Town, coming away with a 5-0 win under their belts. Khaleeq Shaffique scored twice, the other goals shared between Lee Williamson, Jagtar Dhanoa and Kaylan Anderson. Graham Street Prims were 2-0 winners at home to Bakewell Town, Alex Seale scoring on 25 minutes. George Lynam with the second just short of the hour.


Finally a full fixture list as the rain had a couple of days off though it was tempered a little by three abandonments.

The situation at the top of the Premier North table remains as it was with the top two both taking maximum points. Dearne & District beat Chesterfield Youth 2-0 Shay Evans-Booth getting the first after 17 minutes while the second came with 32 minutes gone, the scorer, almost predictably, Baz Lowe. Doncaster City conceded the opening goal in their game, Bartek Chrobak putting Elite in front after 10 minutes. The lead lasted until half an hour when Jack McKay equalised, sparking three more before half time, Jonny Nyantou, Carl Reade and Bradley Johnston scoring in a six minute spell. Rob Guilfoyle scored another for City on 54 minutes to complete a 5-1 win. Harworth Colliery were victims of the “Team of the Month curse” as their impressive run hit the rocks at Yorkshire Main who regained fourth spot with a 6-0 win. An early goal from Brad McFadden and another for Danny Boulton put Main two up at half time. George Cooper-Smith made it three a couple of minutes after the interval, with the real damage done in the closing stages with three goals coming in the space of six minutes from Marvin Hockman, Boulton’s second and finally from Jamie Whitehouse. Glapwell are showing an improvement in form and came close to getting something from their visit to AFC Bentley, going down 3-2. Lewis Imrie put Glapwell ahead on 17 minutes, Craig Aspinall levelling eight minutes later. The visitors went back in front a couple of minutes into the second half with an Evan Palmer strike but Bentley came out on top, Jordan Snodin equalising before Steve Garner’s 76th minute penalty took the points. Woodhouse Colts had only their second win of 2024, defeating AFC Phoenjx 2-1. Phoenix took a first half lead with a Lewis Fretwell goal on 35 minutes, but were undone by two second half penalties converted by Liam Theakstone on 49 minutes and Jamie Royle (77). SJR Worksop and Staveley Reserves drew 1-1, Kieran Taylor for SJR, Charlie Bingham for Staveley. The game between Kiveton Miners Welfare and Hatfield Town was abandoned with the home side leading 1-0,

The two promotion hopefuls in the Premier South are now neck and neck South Normanton nine points adrift of Pinxton with three games in hand, after the Shiners dropped two points at Derby Singh Brothers. Josh Parfitt putting them in front by half time. Tyler Johal brought the sides level before the pattern was repeated, Parfitt’s second followed by another from Johal, the match ending in a 2-2 draw. Pinxton meanwhile came out on top at AFC Normanton by three clear goals. Ben Jones gave them the lead after ten minutes, Nathan Benger doubling the advantage seven minutes before half time. A second for Jones on 57 minutes proved to be the killer blow. A goal-packed first half at Eagle Valley saw seven goals scored as Arnold Town entertained Melbourne Dynamo. Oscar Supple was first to hit the net, putting Dynamo ahead on 11 minutes, Dylan Muir with a second two minutes later. Dan Chambers soon halved the lead but another two for Muir and one for Jack Goodband made it 5-1 with only 32 minutes on the clock, Callum James getting a second for the hosts three minutes before the interval. The second half proved much less hectic, the only addition to the total coming from Tyler Withers after an hour making the final score 6-2. Graham Street Prims went one better with a 7-1 defeat of Linby Colliery. Alex Seale set Prims off with a goal in the second minute, Cam Anthony getting number two five minutes before the end of the first half. A double from Nathan Bennett in a couple of minutes and one from Sam Simpson made it five with an hour gone, Seale’s second was followed by a 45 yard screamer from Joe Butler for Linby. Seale having the last word, completing his hat trick four minutes from time. Mickleover RBL finished their four match week with a win, Jordan Lee’s 36th minute strike seeing off Teversal. One goal also settled the outcome of Holbrook St Michael’s trip to Cromford & Wirksworth Town, Holbrook continuing their current impressive run, Will Cope’s strike taking the points. Wirksworth Ivanhoe scored twice in the final 15 minutes to deprive Mayfield of their third win of the season. Mayfield had gone two up with a Paul Williams goal and a Sam Howard penalty but late goals from Jack and Lewis Higton rescued a point for Ivanhoe. A first minute own goal for Mickleover Reserves at Bakewell Town provoked an immediate response as Will Johnson brought the sides level on 5 minutes and a fierce drive from Joe Muir three minutes later put Bakewell in charge, Johnson’s second two minutes from half time putting the result beyond doubt.

Barring the scenario in which Blidworth Welfare lose their last four matches by a total of thirty goals, they will be crowned champions of Division One East. Their 3-0 win at Teversal puts them level with long time rivals Kirton Brickworks but with a vastly superior goal difference. Their latest three points came courtesy of a double from Liam Carver in the 33rd and 54th minutes separated by one from Reilly Hodgkinson three minutes after the interval. Kirton wound up their campaign with a 2-2 draw against near neighbours Ollerton Town, Jack March and Louis Colley for Kirton, Kyle Crook and James Scothern replying for Ollerton. Sleetmoor United recovered from last week’s defeat with a 3-0 win at Linby Colliery, Morgan Boyle with a double, Will Smith with one. Long Bennington made the short trip to Newark to face RHP, returning with the points after a 3-2 win. Owen Rowley, Corey Evans and Marcel Ludew the scorers with Sebastian Headley getting both for RHP.

The situation at the top of Division One West is no clearer after the weekend’s matches. Mickleover Athletic are still at the top following a 4-0 win at Belper United. Cole Hassell scored the first after half an hour, Lewis Bagshaw increasing the lead a minute after half time, the points sealed by Matthew Patterson on 76 minutes and Michael Tristram shortly before the end. Kilburn kept up the pressure by beating Little Eaton 3-1, Jordan Mighty’s 30th mInute opener followed by a double from Sol Miles in the last quarter of an hour. The match between Cromford & Wirksworth Town and Holbrook Sports was abandoned after 55 minutes after a Cromford player sustained a broken leg to whom best wishes go for a full recovery.

Just two matches in Division One South It was top against bottom in the Burton derby and it went the way of the in form United who beat the Hornets 3-1. United took the points with goals from Jamie Disney, Josh Ward and Met Lam, Andrew Stone scoring for the Hornets. The match between Allenton United and Hilton Harriers was abandoned after 40 minutes due to a serious injury to a Hilton player, with the score 4-0 to Allenton.

There were plenty of goals in the Drayton PACS Division Two with leaders Melbourne Dynamo completing a good day for the club with a 5-1 win over Winster Darley Lions. Goals for Dynamo came from Robin Bentley with two, Joe Shadbolt, Riley Moore and Sam Bancroft, Lee Boden getting one for Winster. Aston Village travelled to Bargate Rovers, winning 6-2 with one goal apiece for Jordan Mayer, Karson James, Marcus Hall, Taylor Downing, Ben French and James Cokayne. George Marshall and Shane Burrows with the reply for Bargate. Newhall United beat host club Ashland Rovers 3-2. Jake McIntosh, Tristan Sharp and Rhys Wyatt guided them to three points, Michael Dennis and Nathan Atkins with the goals for Ashland. Sherwin had a 3-0 win at home to Ashover, Josh Koomson, Senay Feshatsion and Oliver Wood finding the net.

Richard Lane

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