Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for March 30th

By Richard Lane

All the week's League and Cup action revtewed

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for March 30th


This season’s Buckingham Insurance League Cup Final will be between Dinnington Town and Doncaster City, giving Dinnington the opportunity to pull off a cup double. On Tuesday night a very tight game between Derby Singh Brothers and Dinnington went right to the wire. The first half was goalless but sprang to life in the 71st minute when Singhs were awarded a penalty which Khaleeq Shaffique put away. Just two minutes later there was another spot kick, this time at the other end, Jordan Turner converting. Just as extra time looked inevitable Dinnington took the tie, Justin Circuit scoring in the 94th minute. The second semi, featuring Doncaster City and Cromford & Wirksworth Town, was rather more clearcut. Doncaster led from the 5th minute, Carl Reade the scorer. That remained the score until the 68th minute when Jonny Nyantou doubled the advantage. Cromford got a brief foothold with a 73rd minute penalty, but Nyantou restored the two goal lead before Jack McKay added a fourth in the final minutes.

In the Premier North Division Harworth’s rapid rise from the depths continued with their fourth win in ten days, the 2-0 defeat of SJR Worksop also bringing to an end to the visitors’ seven game winning run. Cory Goodwin’s goal on the hour was followed by one from Cameron Till nine minutes from the final whistle. A goal from Massimo Cancellara was enough to give Chesterfield Youth the points from their trip ti Rossington Main reserves.

Pinxton added another three points to their total as they saw off Mickleover Reserves 2-0, Ben Jones and Nathan Benger got the goals which put their side ten points in front of South Normanton who have four games in hand. Linby Colliery let a half time lead slip in their 3-2 defeat at Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Linby were 2-1 up at the interval Zac Hamilton and an own goal giving them the advantage, Ryan Hancock having scored for the Millers who added two more in the first five minutes of the second half through Luke Greaves and Matt Fowler to complete the win. Holbrook St Michaels climbed off the foot of the table after a 3-1 result at Arnold Town. The home side were quickly out of the blocks, Liam Black scoring in the sixth minute, but that was as good as it got as Mark Rathbone equalised with a 27th minute penalty before two in the space of three minutes early in the second half from Michael Dunne and Sam Sutherill completed a welcome victory for Holbrook. Graham Street Prims and Teversal shared the points in a 1-1 draw, Isaac Potter’s 50th minute goal for Tevie wiped out by Prims’ Max Bulmer on 68.


Dearne & District regained the initiative in the race for the Premier North title after Saturday’s results. Dearne enjoyed home advantage against bottom of the table Glapwell after the match was switched winning 5-0. Jake Phillis’ goal after 9 minutes gave them the start they were looking for, Regan Kelly adding another on 28 minutes and Oliver Yates getting a third on the stroke of half time. Two goals in the last six minutes put a bit of a gloss on the final score with Shay Evans-Booth and a Lance Friedrich penalty on 88 minutes rounding off a 5-0 win. Doncaster City were hit by possibly the comeback of the season as they were held to a 3-3 draw by AFC Bentley. After a goalless first half, normal service looked as if it was being resumed as the home side’s Harry Clapham gave them the lead shortly after the restart followed by a double from Jonny Nyantou in the 57th and 73rd minutes. A home win seemed inevitable but Bentley had other ideas as Zack King scored on 80 minutes and again four minutes later before Tom Ward completed a remarkable turnround in added time. It’s been a remarkable March for Harworth Colliery who have risen from next bottom to a place in the top ten. The latest in their run of five successive wins came at the expense of AFC Phoenix, the 4-0 win including a double from Adam Morrison and one for Marley Alder in the first half and a Viktor Mlynarski strike five minutes from time. Dinnington Town rounded off a successful week by beating Hatfield Town 3-0. Jordan Turner put Dinnington in front in the 27th minute, but Hatfield were still in the game until the 74th minute when Justin Circuit doubled the score, Turner scoring the third just a minute later. Elite AFC slipped to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Staveley Reserves whose goals came from Jay Jay Cutts with two, James Stennett and Leo Rimmer, Bartosz Chrobak and Tommy Pallett replying for the hosts. There was a point apiece for Yorkshire Main and Kiveton Miners Welfare after a 2-2 draw which featured goals for Geoge Cooper-Smith and Brad McFadden for Main and Sol Limb and Dillon Gregory for Kiveton.

Waterlogged pitches still played a part in the Premier South, three matches biting the dust (if only). For the third week running Bakewell Town switched their match, this time to Melbourne Dynamo’s seemingly waterproof pitch, but this time the switch wasn’t a success, Dynamo winning by three clear goals scored by Dylan Muir after four minutes, Jack Griffiths (65) and Tyler Withers (81). A reinvigorated Holbrook St Michaels won their third game out of four, this time a 2-1 defeat of Mickleover Reserves, Lewis Goddard and Jordan Mason the scorers, Mickleover getting one through an own goal. The other two matches finished all square, Derby Singh Brothers drew 2-2 with Mickleover RBL. Dean Oliver gave the Legion a 35th minute lead, Jagtar Dhanoa levelling six minutes later, Singhs taking the lead in the 53rd minute through Stephen Byrne. The lead was short-lived as Oliver completed the scoring with an hour on the clock. At Linby Colliery the game with AFC Normanton ended in a 1-1draw, Vlad Ntiss with a 75th minute goal for Normanton, Jack Smith taking a point with just nine minutes to go.

Sheffield FC reeled in another of their games in hand in the Macron Store Division One North and now are just three points behind leaders Worksop Town with three fewer games played. They made short work of Crowle Colts, with Tom Rodgers scoring twice and Demi Timms, Louie Scott and Carter Tingle with one each, the hosts contributing an own goal.

Blidworth Welfare took another step towards the Division One East title, with a resounding 7-1 win over Pilsley. Liam Carver was the main man this week, scoring four, Lee Naughton, Reilly Hodgkinson and Luke Bacon also on the scoresheet with Curtis Sharples getting the goal for Pilsley. Ashland Rovers and Ollerton Town drew 3-3. Ashland’s scorers were Callum Jones with two and Ashley Foster while Archie Ward, Girera Mare and Joe Tunnard were on target for the visitors. A hat trick from Bartosz Patarek guided Teversal to maximum points against Linby Colliery. He opened the scoring on 21 minutes, Dylan Walker bringing the scores level by half time. Patarek completing his treble on 57 and 68 minutes. Although Zach Hamilton got a goal back on 81 minutes, Tevie held on to take the points.

Mickleover Athletic jumped to the top of the West Division on goal difference, running in eleven against a struggling Rowsley 86 side. Cole Hassell top scored with four, Brad Foley added a hat trick and there were also goals for Harry Foxon, Jamie Laird, Dan Wood and Piers Thompson. One point now separates the top three.

Plenty of goals in Division One South. Two of the four games ended all square at 3-3. Hemington Hammers and Stapenhill took a point each, Matt Brian scored twice and Karl Munton once for the Hammers with Dawoda Touray, Musa Jeng and Brad Walsh replying for the visitors. An improving Castle Donington and Hilton Harriers were also well matched, Josh Greggs, Benny Watson and Andy Castlehow with the goals for the home sides, the Harriers scoring through Tye Parker wih two and Ash Henshaw. Another draw at FC Sunnyhill whose game with Baobab United finished 2-2, Leonel Baushi and Devante Reittie with the goals for Sunnyhill, Ajay Thomas and Bamoussa Cisse replying for the visitors. The only game with a positive result was Punjab United’s 3-0 win at Burton Hornets, Rajan Pangulier and Simeon Lawrence along with an own goal sealing the win.

Two games were played in the Drayton PACS Division Two. Willington United kept up the pressure on Melbourne Dynamo with a narrow 2-1 defeat of Bargate Rovers who went in front on 20 minutes through Jake Gascoigne. Mason Bannister equalised in the 39th minute with Corey Wright scoring the decisive goal five minutes into the second half. Carlos Grant starred in Sherwin’s 5-1 win at Castle Donington. Grant found the net four times with Jordan John also getting one, Calvin Hutchinson the scorer for the home side.

Worksop Town and Cromford & Wirksworth Town joined Allenton United in the semi finals of the Division One Cup. Worksop were taken to penalties by RHP who recovered from a two goal deficit at half time to take the lead before giving away a penalty in the latter stages making the final score 3-3. Alfie Parnell with two and Louis Brown were the scorers for the Tigers, Sebastian Headley scoring two and Sol Miller one for RHP, Worksop winnin the shootout 3-0. Cromford belied their lowly league position with a 2-1 defeat of Inter Belper Joe Sharkey and Aaron Taylor with the goals. In the remaining third round tie two of the top three in the West Division clashed with Holbrook Sports winning 3-1 at Kilburn. Ewan Barnes put Holbrook in front after 25 minutes and although Danny O’Donnell brought Kilburn level on 65 minutes, Brad Daly restored the lead shortly afterwards adding goal number three ten minutes from time. Holbrook will now face Dearne &

There were two quarter finals in the Mel Williams Division Two Cup. A look at the table would suggest a comfortable win for leaders Melbourne Dynamo against bottom side Ashover. The outcome was slightly different the match ending in a 4-4 draw, Melbourne taking the tie on penalties.. Thomas Syson with two, James Sadler and Oli Curran got the goals for Ashover, Niall Gorman, Felix Heard, Brandon O’Reilly and Pharrell Baines for Melbourne who came out on top 4-2 in the shootout. Little Eaton also progressed as they beat Ashland Rovers 4-2 with James Mace’s double and goals for Jack Hibbitt and Shilo Wilson securing the win.

Richard Lane

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