Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for May 4th

By Richard Lane

A busy week in the league, here are the details

Dearne & District celebrate winning the Premier North title

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for May 4th
MONDAY
One match to begin the week with Holbrook St Michaels and Heanor Town sharing the points after a 2-2 draw with Lewis Goddard and Joe Heverin the scorers for Holbrook, Adam Clark and Josh Newnham for Heanor.

TUESDAY
Tuesday’s fixtures could have decided the destination of both Premier Division titles. In the end it did neither. In the Premier South Pinxton needed a win to clinch top spot, but couldn’t finish the job, Wirksworth Ivanhoe continuing their excellent run with a 3-2 win. Ryan Marchington, Jack Higton and Lucas Brough were the scorers for the home side, lifting them to third in the table, while Ben Jones and Kane Hempshall’s goals couldn’t quite get Pinxton over the line, South Normanton came from two down to keep their hopes alive. Derby Singh Brothers went two up with goals from Kaylan Anderson and Jagtar Dhanoa, the Shiners levelling through Elliott Bland and Josh Parfitt. Josh Scully put the hosts ahead, Singhs’ Raza Mughal again making the sides level before Marc Bright settled the outcome in favour of the Shiners 4-3. Mickleover RBL were convincing 6-1 winners at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Mason Booth-Davies with a hat trick, Jordan Lee, Josh Lee and Connor Livingstone ensuring RBL’s outside chance remains. Scorer for the Millers was Joe Kirk. Mayfield’s third straight win saw them beat Teversal 4-1. James Moore was Mayfield;s hat trick hero, William Harrison also on the scoresheet with Connor Bower getting Tevie’s reply.
Meanwhile in the Premier North, Doncaster City got the three points they needed to stay in contention. beating AFC Bentley 5-0. City struck early with Mo Gashi’s goal on 16 minutes followed five minutes later by one from Darren Bird, Harry Clapham scored a third on 26 minutes. Clapham got his second ten minutes into the second half with Josh Meade adding number five at the death. Dinnington Town ran riot at Woodhouse Colts, scoring seven unopposed goals. On target for Dinnington were Jordan Turner and Lewis Price with two apiece, Justin Circuit, Robert Singer and Declan Martin.
The Division One East match between Teversal Reserves and RHP was marred by serious injuries to Teversal players Joe Parker and Travis Roe who collided in the early stages of the match. Best wishes go to both for a full recovery. The match ended in a 6-2 win for RHP who came back from a 2-1 deficit at the interval. Seb Headley’s opener for the visitors was overturned by Chris Heathcote and Danny Fletcher but RHP upped their game in the second half adding their tally with a Sol Miller double and one each for Lewis Bilton, George Sheen and Aiden Horner.
The situation at the top of Division One West is still not clear-cut. Holbrook Sports did their prospects a bit of good by beating Belper United 5-2, putting them five points behind Mickleover Athletic with three games in hand. Mike Birkinshaw, Brad Daly, Ewan Barnes, Billy Barnes and Kai Hendricks- Gough all found the net for Sports, Charlie Price and Tom Barton with the goals for Belper. Mickleover faced the third team in the equation, Kilburn, for the second time on three days and dealt them a serious blow thanks 65th minute decider from Cole Hassell. Bargate ran out 2-1 winners at Cromford & Wirksworth Town who took a 35th minute lead with a Josh Middleton goal. Bargate struck back minutes later through George Stokes. Taking the points thanks to William Welch five minutes from time.
The one match in Division One South ended with Stapenhill winning 6-0 at home to Hemington Hammers, Rio Orman and Haydn Simpkins with two apiece, Jacob Lynch and Dante Edwards also scoring.
In Division Two Newhall United beat hosts Little Eaton 5-0 with a Jimmy Cartwright hat trick and a double for Mashel Al-Qasi.

WEDNESDAY
A quiet night with just three matches on offer. In the Premier North SJR Worksop beat Rossington Main Reserves 4-0 in a match in which the wind played a significant part. Jaden Thackery put SJR in the lead in the 23rd minute, a lead they took into the half time break. The hosts put on an improved performance in the second 45, Matty Templeton scoring in the 47th and 70th minutes, Kyle Wesley with the fourth ten minutes from time,
In Division Two Melbourne Dynamo look a fair bet to finish as champions, their 4-0 win over Markeaton putting them six points in front of Willington with two games in hand. Dynamo’s scorers were Robin Bentley, Sam Bancroft, Riley Moore and Niall Gorman. At the other end of the table Winster Darley Lions won their first match since the end of November, beating Bargate Rovers 2-0, thanks to a Josh Raybould goal after 7 minutes, Harvey Nunn getting the second with 21 played.

THURSDAY
There was a goal drought in the Premier South, the five matches producing just eight goals. Four of these came at The Fieldings where Mansfield Hosiery Mills put an end to their recent barren run and also put a dent on Mayfield’s recent revival, the Millers winning 3-1. Luke Crosby scoring twice and Elliott Nunn once, Mayfield’s goal coming from a Will Harrison penalty. Cromford & Wirksworth Town drew 1-1 with neighbours Wirksworth Ivanhoe. Lewis Higton put Ivanhoe ahead from the penalty spot with an hour gone, Dale Hill equalising with ten minutes to play. A single goal from Jack Griffiths won the points for Melbourne Dynamo against Mickleover RBL while there was a similar scoreline at Bakewell Town where Nathan Brothwood’s goal sent visitors AFC Normanton home happy. Stalemate at Derby Singh Brothers where Linby were the visitors, the game finished goalless.
The one Premier North match, in contrast, produced seven, all scored by Chesterfield Youth against a hapless Glapwell. Scorers were Yewo Nyirenda, Charlie Wood, Finlay Staniland, Massimo Cancellara, Edouard Barnes and Louis Ward with an own goal making up the total

In Division One West Heanor Town won 6-1 at Little Eaton whose scorer was Daniel Currie.

FRIDAY
In the sole match on Friday Mickleover Reserves beat Graham Steet Prims 2-1 thanks to Pablo Mills and Chris Palmer, Sam Simpson with the goals for Prims.

SATURDAY
Congratulations to Dearne & District who clinched the Premier North Division championship with a 3-0 win over AFC Bentley to complete the season with only one defeat in their thirty matches. After a nervy first half Dearne broke the deadlock with a goal from Enzo Guarini and followed up with strikes from Josh Moore and Tommy Needham to finish a highly successful season. At the other end of the table Glapwell suffered another heavy defeat, this one at the hands of SJR Worksop. SJR had an early setback, being reduced to ten men in the 16th minute, Chaz Bradwell scoring from the resulting free kick. Matty Templeton equalised four minutes later and there was no further score until added time, Jaden Thackery and Kieran Taylor scoring within a minute of each other. SJR showed their superior finishing quality in the second half, Templeton, Thackery and Taylor all adding a second, Brandon Ashmore adding the seventh eight minutes from time. Another team among the goals were Rossington Main Reserves who won 6-2 at Yorkshire Main. A Jordan Buckham double and one each for Mason Thomas, Jacob Robinson, Brad Grayson and Marcel Chipamaunga, Tom Brear with both for the hosts. A hat trick from Tom Pawson steered Chesterfield Youth to a 3-1 win against Elite AFC.
Congratulations also to Pinxton who In their 20th season in the league and after so many close run things over the years, finally finished at the top of the table to take the Premier South title. After last Saturday’s hiccup they got the point they needed with a 4-0 win at Holbrook St Michaels. The all important goals came from Ben Jones with two, Jay Cooper and an own goal. Pinxton’s win made South Normanton’s 4-1 defeat of Mickleover RBL academic. Josh Parfitt opened the scoring for the Shiners, Dean Oliver with the equaliser, the match settled by Perry Richards who scored a hat trick which guaranteed the runner up position for his team. Fourth played third at Wirksworth where Melbourne Dynamo ran up a 6-2 win in their visit to Ivanhoe. Tyler Withers hit a hat trick Jack Griffiths added two with Jack Goodband also finding the net, Lewis Higton and Laurie Cook with one each for the home side. Three second half goals saw Derby Singh Brothers take the points from their game with Bakewell Town, Alex Steadman, Lee Williamson and Kane Samuels the scorers. A point each at Eagle Valley for Arnold Town and Mansfield Hosiery Mills with Toby Francis’ goal for the hosts on the half hour cancelled out by Luke Smithson in the 77th minute.
A potentially decisive result in Division One West saw Holbrook Sports win 3-2 at Mickleover Athletic. Ewan Barnes starred with a hat trick for Sports, Jamie Laird and Cole Hassell with the goals for the home side. The position now is that Holbrook need two wins from their last four matches to be certain of the title one of which is against third placed Kilburn next Saturday. Elsewhere Bakewell Town were 2-1 winners at home to Little Eaton, Martin Brissett put Bakewell ahead after half an hour, Shilo Wilson equalising midway through the second half before Brissett nicked it with his second four minutes from time. A goal from Belper United’s Ryan Baker proved to be enough to take the points against Holbrook St Michaels. Heanor Town and Cromford & Wirksworth Town played out a goalless draw.
A couple of matches in Division One South with Allenton United putting themselves in a promising position while confirming Burton Hornets’ position at the foot of the table with a 4-0 win, Labrada Domini with goals in the 7tH and 15th minutes, L’Varn Brandy adding a third on 28 minutes and Kai Hamilton confirming the win on the hour. Allenton sit three points behind Burton United with two games in hand, the pair facing each other on May 11th. The other match resulted in a 3-0 win for Punjab United over Castle Donington, Kirk Francis, Muhammad Iqbal and Rajan Pangulier with the goals.
Division Two leaders Melbourne Dynamo faced Wirksworth Ivanhoe, as did their first team, but couldn’t emulate them, going down 3-2, Wirksworth’s goals coming from Reece Marshall with two and Callum Grace, henry Humphries and Robin Bentley with Dynamo’s reply. In a high scoring game at Little Eaton Aston Village won by the odd goal in seven. Goals from Finlay Neale, Marcus Hall, Jordan Mayer and Taylor Downing shaded it for Aston, the home side coming close, their scorers Liam Barber, Aaron Henry and Tyler Milbourne. Aston just have the nine games to pull in before the end of the month!. Bargate Rovers beat Newhall United 2-1. They went two up through Will Welch on 39 minutes and Stephen Barker after 60, Newhall pulling one back through Alex Garner on 78 minutes. Finally Winster Darley Lions drew 1-1 with Ashover, Robbie Musgrave with the goal for Winster

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