Central Midlands League Roundup for December 3rd
The top two in the Black Dragon South Division were both on the winning side on Saturday, Pinxton retaining their three point lead over Clay Cross who have two games in hand. Pinxton had a convincing 6-0 win at Nottingham FC, Rob Fretwell scoring a hat trick with one each for Morgan Richards, Liam Carver and Tom Widdowson. Clay Cross also kept a clean sheet in a 3-0 defeat of South Normanton. Regan Edridge opened the scoring in the 24th minute, Billy Brooks getting the second midway through the second a minute after coming on. Josh Scully finished things off with a third in the final minute. Liam Oliver and Jordan Lee were Mickleover RBL’s scorers in a 2-1 win at Graham Street Prims. Teversal had a 1-0 win against Wirksworth Ivanhoe, Cameron Pinnick scoring the all-important goal two minutes after the half time break. Ashland Rovers went down again, this time at home to Cromford & Wirksworth Town, the match ending 5-1. Cromford’s scorers were Scott Palmer with a hat trick, Jordan Watts and Graham Whysall, James Whitmore with the goal for Ashland.
Three games only in the North Division. An eight goal thriller at Inkersall Road saw Staveley and Harworth Colliery ending with a point each from a 4-4 draw. Harworth came from behind three times, Josh Fraiwald equalising Joe Wilson earl opener. Sam Jackson put Staveley back in front with Matty Gains cancelling that one out. Josh Pickering gave the hosts the lead for the third time, the final three goals coming in the last ten minutes. Cory Goodwin equalised once more, Elliott Burrell got another for Staveley five minutes from time before Fraiwald had the last word with a penalty two minutes later. A better performance from AFC Phoenix saw them lose narrowly to Dinnington 2-1. Aaron Moxam scoring in the first half, Billy Godbert putting Phoenix level midway through the second period before Moxam’s late penalty secured the points for the visitors. AFC Bentley took thr winning run to five games as they beat Hatfield Town 2-0. Josh Bowkett put Bentley ahead on 9 minutes, Theo Mowatt’s second in the 66th minute ensuring maximum points.
Two of the three leaders in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North had big wins.
Sheffield FC put seven past Dearne & District without reply. Andrew Glossop scored twice in two minutes just before half time, Ross Hobson making it three at the interval. A 64th minute goals from Gabriel Oloko, preceded a three goal burst in six minutes as Glossop completed his hat trick and Kallum Dury and Demetrius Timms joined the list of scorers. Retford FC were 6-0 winners at Harworth Colliery, Joel Ward getting a hat trick, Billy Stafford adding two and Chris Owen also finding the net. It was a closer affair for Elite AFC who had Tommy Pallet to thank, his goal being the only one of the game at Bessacarr. 780 JLC won 2-1 at Crowle Colts in another North Lincs derby, Cameron Swan with the goal for Crowle. Ben Kirk, Rio Drury were Bottesford Town’s matchwinners as they travelled to Hatfield Town, winning 3-2.
Woodhouse Colts continued their impressive run of results as they proved too strong for third placed RHP Newark. Despite taking an early lead through Harrison Holland, RHP found themselves on the end of some clinical finishing as Woodhouse ran out 6-2 winners with Jayden Bull and Kirtis Chadburn each scoring twice, Liam Beardsley and Kyle Chadburn also on the scoresheet, Andra Wilson getting RHP’s second. Long Bennington found their shooting boots as they recorded an 8-0 win over Ashland Rovers. The home side were four up by the 19th minute, James Martin’s 3rd minute goal quickly added to by two from Leon Kovac and one for Kieron Neil. Ashland kept their opponents at bay until the 49th minute when Owen Rowley scored a fifth which was followed by a goal from Iwan Evans and further strikes for Martin and Kovac. Blidworth Welfare and Teversal finished all square at 1-1, Jack Warner with Blidworth’s goal, Reuben Goodwin-Summers with the reply.
In Division One West Kilburn went clear at the top, rivals Melbourne Dynamo being involved in the County Cup. Kilburn were 6-2 winners at Rowsley 86. Chris Ward top scoring with four, William Kelly and Chris Saunders also on beat Ashbournetarget while Aaron Eyre bagged both for Rowsley. Castle Donington also scored six, South Normanton on the receiving end. Tyler Withers and Kieran Bucknall both got two, Isaac Nkrumah and Aidan Gubbins making up the half dozen. Another team to hit six were Heanor Town who won 6-0 at Belper United, Ben Hilton, Sam Pipes and Jack Tipper among their scorers. Holbrook Angels played their first league match in six weeks, winning 4-0 against Little Eaton, the goals coming from Owen Nixon, Ewan Barnes, Joe Birkenshaw and Rory Davis.
There was plenty of County Cup action ton Saturday. Result of the day came in the all CML tie at Melbourne with Dynamo pulling off a 3-! win against Premier Division Mickleover Reserves. Jack Goodband scoring two and Oscar Supple with the other one, Elliott Andrew scoring for the visitors. The league are guaranteed a finalist in the Derbyshire Divisional Cup South as Derby Singh Brothers and Holbrook St Michaels also reached the semis. Singh Brothers beat Ashbourne Reserves 4-! With goals from L’Varn Brandy, Thomas Derbyshire, Raza Mughal and Bamoussa Cisse. Holbrook had a 6-1 win at Gresley Reserves. Regan Bickerton scored a hat trick with James Barry, Sam Smithurst and Owen Patrick also finding the net.
Two of our teams will also feature in the semi finals of the Divisional North Cup. AFC Normanton had an excellent 3-1 win against Whaley Bridge Athletic, winning 3-1 with goals in the 40th minute from Declan Fox, Nathan Brithwood midway through the second half and Todd warner in stoppage time, after the visitors had opened the scoring in the 25th minute. Glapwell also won through, a 65th minute Logan Liggins goal the only one of the match with Bakewell Town.
Linby Colliery won another all CML tie in the Notts FA Senior Trophy, knocking out Arnold Town 3-2. Sam Atkin put Linby ahead on the half hour, Jamie Royle equalising four minutes before the break. Linby regained the lead in the 51st minute, but two minutes later were back on terms through Lewis Radford. The decider came with Atkin’s second in the 69th minute. Mansfield Hosiery Mills putting Thorne couldn’t join Linby as they fell to Keyworth United, Luke Manlove’s penalty not enough to prevent a 4-1 defeat at home to Keyworth United.
Club Thorne Colliery had a win on penalties against Ripon City in the West Riding Challenge Cup. The match finished 2-2 with Callum Nicell putting Thorne in front on 23 minutes, josh Gelder’s 82nd minute equaliser from the penalty spot sending the match to a shootout which Thorne won 4-2.
Finally Mayfield are semi finalists in the Staffordshire FA Challenge Cup, beating Cannock United 4-3 on penalties after the match had ended goalless.