Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for November 11th

By Richard Lane

A roundup of a busy week of League and Cup matches in the Central Midlands

Thanks to Kev Goodman for the photo from Blidworth v Sleetmoor United

Central Midlands Alliance Roundup for November 11th


The five opening matches in this season’s Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup, were reduced to two, the others falling victim once more to unfit pitches. The remaining two however produced a total of eighteen goals. RHP found Mickleover Reserves too hard to handle, the Derby side winning 7-2. Sam Tomlinson’s hat trick, two from Josh Powell and one each for Hamza Konone and Brandon Ferron the scorers for the hosts, Sol Miller with both for the Newark side. Division One team Sheffield Development travelled to Rossington Reserves, pulling off a 6-3 win. Demetrius Timms led the way, hitting a hat trick, Tyler Ross, Moses Johnson and Louis Naylor also finding the net. Mason Laws scored twice for Rossington the other goal coming from Will McGhie.
Penalty shootouts saw two CMAL sides come agonisingly close to eliminating higher ranked opposition. In the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup Harworth Colliery, whose league form this season has been disappointing took on Nostell Miners Welfare of the Northern Counties East League. After going behind in the 9th minute, Adam Morrison equalised for Harworth on the stroke of half time before Will Collingwood put them ahead with 66 minutes played but five minutes later the scores were level. This took the tie to penalties which went in Nostell’s favour 5-4. It was almost the same sequence of events at Shirebrook where South Normanton were the visitors. Shirebrook went in front two minutes after half time but the Shiners turned things round as Sam Jackson levelled in the 57th minute and Josh Parfitt put them ahead just three minutes later. The lead held until the 87th minute, the Shiners losing out on penalties, the final tally again 5-4. Two late goals were Pinxton’s undoing as Heanor Town went through 3-1. Heanor took the lead in the 22nd minute before Aaron Northmore levelled three minutes before half time. That’s how it stayed until the 86th minute when the visitors went in front before rubbing it in with a third in stoppage time. The penalty hoodoo struck again Wednesday, Graham Street Prims the latest to suffer. Liam Gregg’s 57th minute goal looked to have won it for Prims, but visitors Ashbourne took the tie to penalties with a 92nd minute equaliser, before, as usual this week, going down 5-4 from the spot.



Dearne & District once again picked up the points but their match with AFC Bentley was a bit closer than usual, the final score 3-1. Enzo Guarini was quick off the mark, scoring after only two minutes, Tommy Needham with a second on 25 minutes. Theo Mowatt halved the deficit shortly after half time but Dearne stretched their winning run to fifteen as Baz Lowe added the killer third goal from the penalty spot. Kiveton Miners Welfare got their first win in seven as they beat a struggling Harworth Colliery 6-3. Rio Murray scored a hat trick on his Kiveton debut with one each for Kenny Tafireyi, Kemahti Anderson and Abiodun Olukotun while Adam Morrison scored twice and Joe McGuinness once for Harworth. A Daniel Boulton double and a goal from Marvin Hockman gave Yorkshire Main the points at AFC Phoenix who had taken the lead with a goal from Josh Wragg, with the 3-1 win taking Main into the top five. A late revival from Doncaster City gave them the points in their short trip to Rossington Main Reserves. The home side led at half time, Damien Wieczorek with the goal in the 36th minute. The lead lasted until the 73rd minute when Muhamet Gashi brough the sides level. A draw looked on the cards but Rio Allen had other ideas, scoring in the 84th and 94th minutes to complete the 3-1 win.


Derby Singh Brothers showed they are a force to be reckoned with, having dropped just two points from their eight matches so far. Their latest win was an eye catching 9-1 defeat of Teversal. Tyler Johal, Lee Williamson and Jagtar Dhannoa each scored twice and there were also goals for Kane Samuels, Khaleeq Shaffique and Jagjeet Dhillon, Teversal’s consolation goal coming from Liam Carver. Melbourne Dynamo put on a late late show to deny Mayfield the points, inflicting a 3-2 defeat. John Ford and Jake Walklett’s goals had given Mayfield the advantage, Jack Goodband having scored for the visitors. Oscar Supple brought the sides level in the 90th minute, Carl Allsop turning the match on its head six minutes Into added time. Arnold Town recorded a welcome victory as they beat Mickleover Reserves 3-2 at Eagle Valley. Luis Mas-Hall opened the scoring for Mickleover with just nine minutes, Jake Ogden equalising after 22. Craig Taylor gave Arnold the lead midway through the second half and although Josh Powell brought the sides level after 69 minutes, the Eagles went ahead straight from the restart as Ogden got his second to secure the points. Nottingham FC’s season goes from bad to worse as they lost their eleventh successive game, Mansfield Hosiery Mills returning home on the back of a 6-0 win. Scorers for the Millers were Elliott Nunn with two, Matt Dickinson, Henry Brooks, Aaron Carrington and Kane Gregory.


Three of the remaining four ties were decided on Saturday, with Premier Division teams knocking out Division One teams in all three. In the most local of local derbies SJR Worksop eliminated neighbours Worksop Town Reserves 2-1 thanks to goals from Tom Mullen and Alex Bennett, Rhys Butterworth scoring for the Tigers. The other games were more clearcut. Dinnington Town travelled to Bottesford Town Development, winning 5-0, the goals coming from Ben Bertram with two, Justin Circuit, Kyle Skeldon and Nathan Jessop. The scoreline was the same at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium where hosts Elite AFC put paid to Bessecarr’s cup ambitions. On target for Elite were Sammy Amissah with a double, Declan Richards, Bartek Chrobak and Jacob Swales.


Appleby Frodingham made a short but profitable journey to Crowle Colts, Mason Gunn and Hayden Richmond getting two apiece as Frod won 4-0. Harworth Colliery shone a little light on a difficult season for the club as they beat Dearne & District, Harvey Walker (2) and Mick Wibberley with the goals.

Rare home fixtures for two teams with Teversal playing their first at home after nine away games and RHP also making their first of the season at the YMCA. Jack McWilliams gave Tevie a 7th minute lead, Gilera Mare equalising ten minutes later for visitors Ollerton Town. Jack Milnes restored the lead for Teversal with 25 played, Phil North grabbing a point for the visitors midway through the second half. A hard fought match between RHP and Ashland Rovers got off to an explosive start with both sides scoring in the first four minutes. Keanu Jones lobbed the keeper to give the hosts the lead, Richard Butler quickly levelling the scores. Ashland went ahead midway through the first half with a Warren Howard goal but were then reduced to ten men. RHP claimed a point with George Sheen netting late in the game. Blidworth remain top on goal difference after a 5-1 defeat of Sleetmoor United. Kyle Bacon scored twice with Will Horton, Reilly Hodgkinson and Tris Burrell all adding a goal each, Connor Kerry the Sleetmoor scorer. Kirton Brickworks are the third team on 22 points at the top, after registering a 3-1 win at home to Pilsley, Jack March, Louis Colley and Connor Steele winning them the points. A hat trick from Zach Hamilton and a Luke Dye double gave Linby Colliery a 5-1 win at home against Shirebrook Rangers.


A revitalised Belper United pt seven past Cromford & Wirksworth Town Pharrell Waite helped himself to a hat trick, Lewis Walker adding two while Lewis Smith and Tom Barton were also among the goals, Cromford having only an Alex Brown goal to show for their efforts. Holbrook Sports went down 4-1 at Little Eaton, William Barnes the scorer. A point apiece for Bakewell Town and Bargate Rovers after a 1-1 draw Leighton Bowering’s deflected shot midway through the first half, William Welch equalising on the hour


Jamie Disney took his goal tally to nine in three games scoring a hat trick to give Burton United a 3-0 win against FC Sunnyhill. In the other fixture Castle Donington drew 2-2 with Burton Hornets.


Sherwin pulled off a comfortable 5-0 win at Ashland Rovers thanks to Courtney Harris and Oliver Wood who each scored twice Carlos Grant also finding the net. Winster Darley Lions came out on top with a 4-2 win at Castle Donington. The goals for the visitors were shared between Alex Davison, Ben Fereday, Chris Johnson and Liam Nutt wIth Ryan Thomas and Ben Wallace replying for the home team. Willington are in second spot in the table, they had a 3-0 win at home against Little Eaton Ben Holder, Kieran McLarty and Oli Cass the men with the goals.


Sixteen of last week’s postponed County Cup tie were played (and two weren’t). In the Derbyshire FA Divisional Cup North two of our sides joined this week’s list of penalty shootout defeats. Wirksworth Ivanhoe drew 2-2 with .current cup holders Tintwistle Athletic, Ryan Marchington and Tom Mellor with the goals but were beaten from the spot 5-4. Chesterfield Youth also drew in their match at Hope Valley League Buxworth but again the penalties proved a problem Chesterfield going out 6-5. Josh Henshaw and Lewis Land got the goals which saw Cromford & Wirksworth Town home in a 2-1 defeat of fellow CMAL outfit Staveley Reserves for whom Mackenzie Ross was the scorer. One penalty shootout which was bound to favour one of our teams was at Rowsley 86 knocked out Glapwell. This tie also finished in a 2-2 draw with Callum Ford scoring in the 25th minute for Rowsley, Ross Evans with the equaliser three minutes before half time. Dylan Starbuck briefly put the visitors ahead with 65 played but Rupert Green soon put Rowsley on terms as they went through 4-3 from the penalty spot despite Glapwell chairman Liam Wajs saving two. The league are guaranteed a place in the final of the Divisional Cup South. At last a win for Holbrook St Michaels who beat Kilburn 2-1 thanks to scorers Michael Simpson and Charlie Harrison, Kilburn falling short despite a goal for Kaine Bray.
Jordan Lee scored both goals for Mickleover BBL as they saw off Inter Belper 2=0. Mickleover Athletic continued their good form in cup matches as they won 3-2 against Newhall United’s first team, Harry Foxon, Jamie Laird and Cole Hassall with the goals. Stapenhill Reserves drew 2-2 with Baobab Unted, Jack Simpson and Ross Hall’s goals taking the tie to a shootout which Baobab won 4-2.
Four ties, four wins in the Junior Cup South. Melbourne Dynamo’s Sam Bancroft, Robin Bentey, Joe Shadbolt and Jacob Vella all scored as Teir team squeezed past AFC Medina 4-3. Reece Marshall’s hat trick and a double from Owen King gave Wirksworth Ivanhoe a 5-2 win at Ashbourne while in another all CMAL tie Markeaton beat Bargate Rovers 2-0, with Joe Waterfield and Toby Bown putting the through. Newhall United Reserves are also in the next round, winning 2-1 at St. Albans. The League’s interest in the Notts FA Senior Trophy ended as Woodhouse Colts were beaten 5-3 by Ruddington Village. The goals for Woodhouse came from Chaies Simpkins with two and Kirtis Chadburn Finally Hemington Hammers went out at the hands of Houghton Rangers in the Leicester FA Saturday Cup, the final score 5-3.

Richard Lane

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