Central Midlands League Roundup for November 26th
The last tie in the first round of the Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup went ahead on Tuesday with Pinxton taking on near neighbours South Normanton Athletic. The form book was overturned as the Shiners went through 2-1. Pinxton had taken a 73rd minute lead with a Liam Carver goal but this was short-lived as Henry Brooks equalised two minutes later. As penalties loomed Ben Morris got the winner for the visitors four minutes into stoppage time.
Pinxton returned to winning ways on Saturday, beating Mickleover Reserves 3-0 thanks to Rob Fretwell’s double and one from Ben Jones. The win took them to the top of the Black Dragon Badges South Division, moving above Clay Cross whose match was postponed. Bottom club Ashland Rovers picked up just their third point of the season as they drew with Arnold Town for the second time this season, Ryan Butler’s penalty being cancelled out by Arnold’s Tyler Cobb. Graham Street Prims took their winning run to five matches as they beat Nottingham FC 2-1 all the goals coming in the second half. Max Bulmer put Prims ahead on 50 minutes, the visitors equalising from a 66th minute penalty before Joshua House claimed the points ten minutes from the end. Teversal’ s Jack Parkes scored both of his team’s goals in a 2-0 win against Holbrook St Michaels the first coming on 38 minutes with the second arriving seven minutes from time. A last minute Liam Bednall goal rescued a point for Wirksworth Ivanhoe in their home game with Linby Colliery which ended 2-2. Lucas Brough was the home side’s other scorer, Rory Smith and Sam Atkin on target for Linby.
Thirteen didn’t prove to be an unlucky number for Retford United who now have a ten point lead at the top of the North Division as they racked up their 13th successive win. Yorkshire Main were on the end of a 3-0 scoreline though they were in the game until the 72nd minute when Tom Brook added to Jordan Turner’s 21st minute opener. Jon Froggatt got number three a minute after coming on. A Nick Guest hat trick inspired Dearne & District’s 5-2 defeat of Harworth Colliery. Joe Austin and Chris Wood also found the net with Bayley Lowe got two for Harworth, both from the penalty spot. The lead changed three times as Bakewell Town and Dinnington Town fought out a 3-3 draw. Louie Davies put Bakewell in front before two from Gracjan Klimczak gave the visitors a half time lead. Alex Moth’s double put Bakewell back in front before, after going down to ten men, George Hobson brought the scores level ten minutes from time. Collingham’s first league game for a month didn’t go well Staveley Reserves romping to a 7-1 win. Charlie Bingham set Staveley on the way with two in the first 12 minutes but the real damage was done in a nine minute spell either side of half time. Josh Pickering and another for Bingham put the game out of Collingham’s reach before the interval, Ollie Brown and Elliott Burrell bringing up the half dozen with Kieran Job getting one for the hosts. A 65th minute goal from Ryan Boler brought an end to the scoring. AFC Phoenix remain at the bottom following a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of SJR Worksop whose goals came from Tom Mullen who scored twice, Hakim Johnson and Scott Wesley. The match between Hatfield Town and Club Thorne Colliery was apparently abandoned in the final minute with Thorne leading 4-0. Evan Fortune West got the first on 16 minutes, Callum Nicell making it two just three minutes later. Shay Evans Booth and Lewis Scorer increased the lead in the second half before the game came to a slightly premature end.
In the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North Deane & District edged a close match at Bessacarr 4-3 with Jack Oxley scoring twice and one each for KJ Armel and Joel Williamson, Bessacarr replying through Liam Cooper, Beau Bailey and Zack Scott. Sheffield FC returned to the top of the division after a 3-2 win at Harworth Colliery. Tom Luty and Gabriel Oloko put the visitors in front, Michael Wibberley halving the deficit before half time. Luty got his second after the break Jacob Furness getting the second for Harworth. At Sandy Lane Worksop Town came from behind to win 2-1 against NEFA who had taken a 42nd minute lead. Louis Brown levelled the scores with a 59th minute penalty, Dan Gillatt winning it for the Tigers fifteen minutes from time. Nathan Watson and Jack Smith were 780 JLC’s scorers as they won the Scunthorpe derby 2-1 against Bottesford Town. Elite AFC were 3-1 winners against Crowle Colts with Bartek Chrobak, Samuel Amissah and Brodey Burden the scorers.
Two games only in Division One East. Woodhouse Colts kept their seventh clean sheet of the season in a 3-0 win at Long Bennington, Jayden Bull scoring on 18 minutes, Alfie Gaughan with goals in the 62nd and 85th minutes to keep Woodhouse in second place. Teversal travelled to Linby Colliery, returning home on the right end of a 4-! scoreline. Scorers for Tevie were Liam Bush, Isaac Potter (2) and Tyrone Wheatcroft with Josh Baldwin scoring for Linby.
In Division One West Mayfield are now just a point behind the top two following a 3-2 victory against Belper United. Two goals from Harry Breeze and one for Sam Handley with Belper replying through Michael Dunne and Archie Williams. Aaron Northmore’s double and Gianluca Gandola were on target for Holbrook St Michaels as they beat Rowsley 86 3-0. Three points for Castle Donington as they beat Mickleover RBL 2-1 thanks to goals fron Scott Bucknell and Tyler Withers while South Normanton finally broke their duck winning 2-1 at Little Eaton.