Midweek and Saturday roundup - February 29th

By Richard Lane

A roundup of all the week's matches

Needless to say, another Saturday ruined by another storm, which apparently we are now having to import from Spain.
To make this week’s offering worthwhile, I’ve added a review of the midweek games which went ahead.

On Tuesday night Sherwood Colliery reserves hosted Retford United in the quarter final of the Buckingham Insurance League Cup, shocking their opponents by racing into a three goal lead in the first 12 minutes. Luke Bacon gave them a second minute lead, Liam Theakstone made it two with 10 minutes played and Jordan Ingram added a third just two minutes later.Retford couldn’t pull back the deficit, Adam Daughtrey’s 68th minute goal not enough to stop Sherwood joining Hilton and Rowsley in the semi-finals.

Wednesday evening saw Collingham make it to the semi-finals of the Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup following a 2-1 defeat of Wakefield at Station Road. The visitors took a 10th minute lead through Nathan Weeks, Jake Morrison equalising after 20 minutes. The deciding goal didn’t come until three minutes from time when Tom Johnson settled it in Collingham’s favour. Just down the road in Newark, a huge crowd of 752 turned out to see Newark Town take on a young Notts County side in the quarter final of the Notts FA Senior Cup. County led through a 12th minute penalty, but Newark levelled the scores a minute before half time with another spot kick which was put away by Lewis Chambers. Two goals in three minutes on the 70 minute mark saw County through 3-1.

Staveley somehow managed to stage two matches on successive evenings, Thursday’s match seeing their reserves take on Askern
in the Black Dragon Badges North division. Reece Clegg score twice in Staveley’s 5-1 win, the other goals coming from Jake Weaver, Jamie Bonsor and Brad Jones, Askern#s goal coming from Devon Ord.

Saturday’s five games were all played on 3G surfaces, with one match played in each of the four divisions and one in the Mansfield Lodge Hotel Division One Cup.

In the North division, Newark Town played their last home game of the season and were pushed all the way by Crowle Colts before winning 2-0. Craig Bridge’s 36th minute free kick put Newark ahead, but the outcome was in the balance until Lewis Chambers’ penalty two minutes from time.

In the South division Hilton Harriers also won 2-0 at the Etwall Sports Centre, their goals against Mickleover RBL coming from Tom Watson and Karl Chadfield.

The match in Division One North was played at Mansfield Town’s RH Academy and saw Wakefield beat Selston 5-3. Jake Ashton scored a hat trick for Wakefield with Napoleon Petridis and Owen Kirman also on target while Oliver Roome (2) and Josh Bullock got the goals for Selston.

Mickleover Sports switched their game to Derby University and moved back to the top of Division One South after beating Bakewell Town 4-2. Goals for Mickleover, who led by three clear goals at one stage, were Lewis Belgrave, Josh Satchwell, Surf Tefera and Tom Mason, Bakewell replying through Rob Littlewood and Matt Kelcey.

Leesbrook School was the venue for the Division One Cup tie between Ripley Town and Wirksworth Ivanhoe which resulted in a 3-2 win for Wirksworth. Their scorers were Lucas Brough with two and Regan Furness with Ripley ‘s goals scored by Adam Busuttil and Ryan Cumberland.
Richard Lane

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