Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for April 27th

By Richard Lane

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Worksop Town Reserves celebrate their Saturday Trophy success Thanks to Steve Jarvis for the photo

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for April 27th

First of all,a result I somehow missed last Saturday, apologies to Worksop Town Reserves who won the Sheffield and Hallam FA SaturdayTrophy. Youth got the better of experience as they beat Wickersley Old Village Over 35s 3-2, Kirk Bradshaw scoring after just 45 seconds. After Wickersley had equalised, Shazz Hassan regained the lead for the Tigers early in the second half. The winning goal came from sub Ellis Bennett and although Wickersley pulled one back, Worksop hung on to take the trophy.
Congratulations also to Wirksworth Ivanhoe Reserves who beat favourites Melbourne Dynamo Reserves to win the Derbyshire FA Junior Cup South, Finn Frost and Dan Gwyther the scorers in their 2-0 win.

Just one match tonight, Bakewell Town facing neighbours Wirksworth Ivanhoe in the Premier South. The fixture was switched to Wirksworth, who profited from this, a couple of second half goals from Jack Higton giving them a 2-1 win, Aaron Maund’s goal for Bakewell too little, too late.

Another significant evening with the championship rivals in the two Premier divisions in action. The effect was again nil, with all four teams winning and keeping clean sheets. In the south leaders Pinxton turned over visitors Mansfield Hosiery Mills 6-0. Jack Hodgkinson grabbed a hat trick, the other goals shared between Jay Cooper, Harley Kozluk and Harvey Ford. Meanwhile in the Normanton derby, South beat AFC 3-0. The ShIners led at half time, a Josh Parfitt goal on 18 minutes followed by a second by Ty MacaskIll with 35 minutes played. The points were guaranteed in the 70th , minute, Perry Richards the scorer. There was an invaluable three points for bottom of the table Mayfield as they upset the form book by beating Graham Street Prims 4-1, their scorers Rob Austin, Kieran Clarke, Ryan Austin and an own goal, Prims reply coming from Jake Dickenson. Only one goal separated Derby Singh Brothers and Cromford & Wirksworth Town for whom Dan Watson got the winner.

Maximum points also for the top two in the Premier North. Dearne & District finished their home programme in style with a 4-0 defeat of Woodhouse Colts, the goals coming from Curtis Wilkinson, Baz Lowe, Brandon Burke and Lance Friedrich. Doncaster City were 2-0 winners, both goals coming in the first half, Rob Guilfoyle’s 10th minute opener followed by one from Jack McKay with 34 minutes played. A penalty on 26 minutes converted by Hassan Daud gave AFC Phoenix the lead at SJR Worksop which was soon answered by a 25 yarder from Charlie Baird ten minutes later. SJR upped the tempo in the second half, Tom Mullen giving them the lead in the 58th minute, manager Andrew Guest coming off the bench to add a third on 73, with Luke Tong rounding off the scoring five minutes later. Craig Aspinall gave AFC Bentley the perfect start with a goal in the first minute against Kiveton Miners Welfare. The lead was short lived as Solly Limb equalising on 5 minutes. Theo Mowat restored Bentley’s advantage with 58th played but were deprived of maximum points four minutes into stoppage time by Yassine Teache.

With the Division One East won, Blidworth Welfare let their hair down with a 6-1 defeat of Clipstone, Liam Carver scoring twice, with the others shared between Reilly Hodgkinson, Josh Tate, Lee Naughton and Alex Green. Holbrook Sports will face Worksop Town in the final of the Macron Store Nottingham Division One Cup after a 4-0 win against Cromford & Wirksworth Town. The scorers for Holbrook were Will Barnes with a double, Brad Daly and Ewan Barnes.

Just one game tonight, The Division One West match between Little Eaton and Belper United resulted in a 3-1 win for the hosts. Scorers for the winners were Daniel Peberdy, Keelan Rockley and Shilo Wilson with Chipego Hamonga.

Four more games in the Premier South tonight with Derby Singh Brothers’ ticking off another one in their overloaded schedule with a 3-0 win against Mickleover Reserves, Jagtar Dhanoa with two goals, Tyler Johal with the other one. Mayfield’s late return to form resulted in a 5-3 defeat of Linby Colliery. Half tme saw the scores level at 2-2, which was still the score at 80 minutes, when Mayfield hit a purple patch, blasting three in five minutes, Linby getting one back in the 87th but the damage had already been done.O the scoresheet for the winners were Joe Handley, Tom Wain, Kieran Clarke, Mason Smith and Will Harrison with Zac Hamilton, Archie Brown and Charlie Tassi with Linby’s reply. Holbrook St Michaels fought back from a two goal deficit against Wirksworth Ivanhoe only to be undone by a 93rd minute penalty, Adam Snow scored the goals for Holbrook, Wirksworth consolidating fourth spot in the table tanks to Lucas Brough, Two first half goals from 17 year old Jack Heath on his debut were decisive in Bakewell’s 2-1 win at Teversal, Heath’s double came in the 28th and 37th minutes, Tevie leaving it late to find the nEt, Bartosz Patarek’s goal not arriving until the 82nd minute.
In the Premier North Chesterfield Youth beat Hatfield Town 2-1, Frankie Short and Bailey Wright the scorers for the hosts, Mitch Wain with the goal for Hatfield.
Rowsley 86 ran Heanor Town close in Division One West before going down 2-1. Zach Hadman scored for Heanor in the 6th minute, Aaron Eyre equalising ten minutes later. The winner came a couple of minutes after the interval, Tyler Beer with the goal.
One match in the Drayton PACS Division Two, Willington United consolidated their second place in the table after a 5-2 win at Little Eaton. Willington’s scorers were Jak Bannister and Corey Wright in the first half, Mason Bannister, Wright and Morgan Brown, with Keelan Rockley and George Messam on target for the hosts.


Pinxton took a giant leap towards the Premier South title without kicking a ball after an 88th minute goal from Mickleover RBL’s Josh Lee dealt probably a fatal blow to South Normanton’s hopes. Pinxton now require just two points from their last two matches to make sure of the championship, barring RBL ending the season with eight straight wins. Wirksworth Ivanhoe won their third away match in five days, this time by a Tom Mellor goal, the only one of their visit to Graham Street Prims. There was another very late matchwinner at AFC Normanton where the hosts squeezed past Arnold Town 2-1. After a goalless first 45, Normanton benefitted from an own goal a minute after the restart, Jake Ogden with Arnold’s equaliser on the hour. As a draw looked inevitable, Normanton were awarded an 89th minute penalty which Jak Lightly put away. Bakewell Town were 3-2 winners at home to Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Scorers for the hosts were Tom Forder, Freddie Hatcher and Jack Young, the Millers replying through Aaron Carrington and Luke Smithson. Only one goal at Holbrook St Michaels where Linby Colliery edged it, Mason Moore the matchwinner.

A point from their final match will see Dearne & District as champions of the Premier North. They lead Doncaster City by nine points, Doncaster having three games still to play. The two sides had identical results on Saturday. Dearne won 3-0 at SJR Worksop, getting off to the perfect start, Baz Lowe putting them in front in the first minute before Enzo Guarini extended the lead on 28th minute. Brandon Burke completed the scoring midway through the second half to leave Dearne on the brink. Doncaster’s win came at the expense of Yorkshire Main. Harry Clapham scored the opening goal in the 14th minute, Rob Guilfoyle adding the second four minutes before half time and hitting another in the 72nd minute to put the game to bed. AFC Bentley won 4-1 at Woodhouse Colts. There was another very early goal, Brad Foster’s first for Bentley timed at 37 seconds. His second came after 35 minutes, a couple of minutes before Josh Bowkett got number three. Jack Varley scored Bentley’s fourth on 86, with Jamie Royle getting Woodhouse on the scoresheet. Elite saw off the challenge of Harworth Colliery 4-0, two coming in each half with Bartek Chrobak striking in the 9th minute, Cole Patrick’s second coming on 25. Tommy Pallett added to the score after 55 minutes, Chrobak finishing the scoring with 75 on the clock. Glapwell were partly responsible for their own downfall, conceding three penalties in their 8-0 home defeat by Dinnington Town. Jordan Turner took advantage of all three spot kicks in his personal haul of five goals, Justin Circuit, Liam Bryan and Jack Cully all adding to the score. Lewis Reah and Liam Jessop scored the goals for Chesterfield Youth in their 2-1 defeat of Kiveton Miners Welfare.

Blidworth Welfare continued on their winning way with a 3-0 defeat of Linby Colliery at Church Lane. All three goals came in the second half, Scott Taylor, Liam Carver and Reilly Hodgkinson adding to their season’s totals. Sleetmoor United travelled to RHP and put on an impressive performance winning 6-1. Morgan Boyle and Doohan Kerry both scored twice and there was a goal apiece for Will Price and Adam Gosden, Rhuel Samuels with one for RHP. Ollerton Town ended their season by beating Long Bennington 3-1. Archie Ward with two and Joe Tunnard got the goals with Kenzie Foat on target for the visitors.

All to play for in Division One West with three still in contention. Two of them met at Kilburn where Mickleover Athletic and the hosts took a point apiece from a 2-2 draw. Ben Hilton scored both for Kilburn, Jamie Laird and Michael Tristram with the goals for Athletic. The third team in contention, Holbrook Sports edged past Heanor Town thanks to an Ewan Barnes strike. The latest Belper derby went in favour of United who beat Inter 2-1, Destiny Ikuewan with both for United, Ziggy McHarg-Roddis with one for Inter. Bakewell Town were 5-2 winners against Cromford & Wirksworth Town. Five different scorers for Bakewell with Sam May, Sam Rosling, Leighton Bowering, Ben Hawton and Justice Leach all on the scoresheet, Louis Davies and Lewis Newman with Cromford’s reply.

Top of the Division One South table Burton United took a point from their game at FC Sunnyhill. The game ended 1-1 with Lewis Benjamin scoring for Sunnyhill answered by Jamie Disney for the visitors. Punjab United beat bottom of the table Burton Hornets 3-1, Kirk Francis, Rajan Pangulier and Simeon Lawrence with the goals, Hornets assisted by an own goal.

Biggest win of the day came in Division Two, Aston Village putting seven past Winster Darley Lions. The list of scorers included Evan Pearson and William Mends in the first half. Jake Danby, Karsen James, and in a three minute spell in the latter stages Marcus Hall, Jordan Mayer and Jude Baillie> Ashland Rovers weren’t far behind defeating Ashover 5-0. Michael Dennis scored twice with Callum Jones, Jack Sheldon and Daniel Camara also among the goals. The other two games ended all square. Willington were held to a 2-2 draw at Bargate Rovers whose scorers were Joe Bacon and George Ratcliffe, with Mason Bannister and Morgan Brown earning a point for Willington. Luke Cornwell’ s 35th minute goal for Markeaton looked to be the winner until two minutes from time when Terrell Cardin salvaged a point for Sherwin.

Richard Lane

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