Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for April 6th

By Richard Lane

All the results and action from the week's matches

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for March 30th
Thanks to Jim Bethell for the photo from Arnold Town v Derby Singh Brothers


April has arrived and there’s a slight change in the weather as cool wet weather is replaced by milder wet weather. Despite waterlogging affecting several midweek games there were four survivors

The only Black Dragon Badges Premier North match resulted in a 2-1 win for Kiveton Miners Welfare at SJR Worksop for the visitors., a win that lifted them out of the bottom two. Charlie Baird with the goal for SJR, Dillon Gregory replying with both for Kiveton.

In the Premier South Bakewell Town had to switch their match again, but again the change of venue didn’t help, Teversal coming out on top 4-2. Teversal got off to a flier, going two up in the first nine minutes, Tom Widdowson’s 4th minute goal followed by another five minutes later, James Handley reducing the deficit on 35 minutes. An own goal midway through the second half restored the home side’s advantage and although Handley scored his second with 72 played. any hope of a comeback were dashed just three minutes later when Arthur Pashley got Tevie’s fourth. A dour battle at Eagle Valley resulted in a win by a single goal for Derby Singh Brothers against Arnold Town, the decider coming in the 37th minute from a Khaleeq Shaffique penalty. Amazingly, that was only the Derby side’s sixteenth game of the season, with another sixteen still to play.

Sheffield FC are just one point away from being crowned champions of Division One North after a 5-0 defeat of Harworth Colliery. The match was a personal triumph for OJ Pyke who scored four of the goals, Gabriel Oloko with the other one.


Dearne & District opened up a thirteen point gap over Doncaster City at the top of the Premier North, their rivals having four games in hand. Dearne’s latest win was less clearcut than some, Baz Lowe and Curtis Wilkinson the scorers in a 2-0 win over SJR Worksop. Elite AFC moved into fourth place after a comprehensive 7-0 win at Woodhouse Colts. Three goals in the opening 19 minutes killed the game to some extent, Bartek Chrobak, Ben Davies and Sammy Amissah the early scorers. Chrobak and Amissah found the net again in the second half, a double from Sam Limber and one for Jacob Swales completing the victory. Harworth Colliery won their sixth consecutive match, this time at neighbours Rossington Main Reserves. The home side took a two goal lead with Ronin Herrington opening the scoring on 8 minutes, Ben Clark adding a second on 39. Harworth pulled one back through Alex Gibbins just before the interval and stepped up a gear in the second half, Adam Morrison bringing the scores level in the 57th minute before further goals from Will Gomes in the 74th and Cory Goodwin four minutes from time wrapping up another three points. With their pitch having been unplayable since October, AFC Bentley moved their home game with AFC Phoenix to Armthorpe Sports Pavilion, the move doing them no harm as they came out on top 3-2. Zack King gave Bentley a good start with a 3rd minute opener but three minutes later Keegan Hepplestone equalised. A 30 yarder from Josh Bowkett gave Bentley the lead five minutes before half time, Theo Mowatt extending it six minutes into the second half. Callum Hackleton’s 58th minute goal for Phoenix wasn’t quite enough to get his team a share of the points. Hatfield Town came from behind to beat Staveley Reserves 2-1. Jay Jay Cutts put the Trojans in front in the 24th minute, Mitch Wain’s free kick bringing the sides level by half time, Harvey Smith’s decisive strike coming in the 78th minute. A fourth point of the season for Glapwell after pulling back a two goal deficit to secure a draw at Kiveton Miners Welfare. Kiveton led 3-! at half time with goals from Abdulrahman Alghamdi, Leojo Davidson and Solly Limb, Nicholas Johnson retrieving one for the visitors who took a much needed point with second half goals from Evan Parker and Liam Wajs.

The wet conditions accounted for half of the matches in the Premier South division. The top three all won. Pinxton took all three points at Graham St Prims with the goals coming from Brad Newby, Ben Jones and Brad Hall. South Normanton’s match with Arnold Town was much closer. They took the lead with a Josh Scully penalty, Elliott> Bland getting a second before the half time break, Arnold having failed to take advantage of a twice taken penalty. Dan Chambers did get one back for Arnold before the end but the Shiners took the points. Melbourne Dynamo had a 2-1 win over Derby Singh Brothers who face an overloaded fixture list in the next month. James Smith and Tyler Withers with his sixteenth goal of the season got the goals for Dynamo, the visitors’ goal, from a Khaleeq Shaffique penalty, not coming until the tenth of the fifteen added minutes. Holbrook St Michaels and Mickleover Reserves met for the second time in seven days, this one ending in a 1-1 draw, Chris Palmer scoring for Mickleover, Mickey Dunne for Holbrook.
The top placings in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One East remain unaltered as neither of the leading pair were in action. RHP rose to fourth place following a 3-1 win at Linby Colliery. Linby went in front with an own goal but the visitors took the points with a Sebastian Headley double and one from Joe Briggs- Price, also having a penalty saved by Linby keeper Will Wass. Three second half goals resulted in a 3-0 win at Teversal. Two goals in two minutes midway through the half settled the match, Jack Marshall and Jacob Baker scoring in the 65th and 67th minutes, Corey Evans adding a third in the final minute. A six pointer at the wrong end of the table saw Pilsley beat Sleetmoor United 3-0, Shane Marriott, Curtis Sharples and Kian Barlow with the goals.

This week’s leaders in Division One West are Mickleover Athletic who regained the lead with a 5-2 defeat of Little Eaton, Jamie Laird finding the net four times and Cole Hassell once. Belper United scored in the first and last minutes to see off the challenge of Rowsley 86. Belper had instant success, Kieran Harwood scoring with only 30 seconds on the clock. Louis Carrington doubled the score before a Rowsley comeback resulted in Aaron Eyre scoring on 55 and 67 minutes. The sides were level for only five minutes before Tony Kemp restored Belper’s lead, Lewis Walker ending the scoring in the final minute. Kaelin Cole-Tonks, Tad Kadete and Kieran Smith got the goals for Holbrook St Michaels in their 3-1 win over Cromford & Wirksworth Town.

The top five in the South Division are still bracketed together with Hilton Harriers currently at the top of the pile. They had a narrow 4-3 win against bottom of the table Burton Hornets. Frankie Sitwell scored twice for Hilton with Mitch Lord and Witness Shumba adding one apiece with Mark Wasilewski getting a hat trick for the Hornets. Rashaan Robinson scored twice in FC Sunnyhill’s 2-1 win at Punjab United for whom Simeon Lawrence was on target. Allenton United also had a first minute scorer, Labrada Domini giving them the perfect start to their game against Castle Donington. Elliott Meehan and a second for Domini giving Allenton a 3-1 win, Luke Campbell with the visitors’ goal. There was a disappointing end to the season for Baobab United who went down 1-0 to Hemington Hammers

Willington United kept up their pursuit of Melbourne Dynamo with a 3-2 win at Ashover in the Drayton PACS Division Two. Scorers for Willington were Charlie Carter with two and Mason Bannister. The points were shared at Bargate, their match against Wirksworth Ivanhoe ending 1-1, Jake Gascoigne’s goal for Bargate matched by Damien Vinall for Ivanhoe.

Markeaton’s Joe Daly’s 70th minute goal eliminated Sherwin from the Mel Williams Division Two and put his side into the semi-finals alongside Melbourne, Willington and Little Eaton, the top four in the table.

Richard Lane

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