The Central Midlands Saturday Roundup for December 18th

By Richard Lane

A roundup of the remains of the day's fixtures

After two storm affected Saturdays, this week it was Covid that wrecked the fixture list.

Four matches did go ahead in the Premier North division. Clay Cross Town needed a late penalty to get the better of AFC Phoenix at Brinsworth. tHe teams were level at the interval, Tom Sowden scoring for the home side, Billy Brooks for the Millers. Ross Coates then put Phoenix ahead, but Reece Shaw levelled before Josh Scully settled things from the penalty spot. Crowle Colts and Harworth Colliery shared the points after a 2-2 draw at Windsor Park. Lewis Walker put Crowle ahead, Sam Kelly equalising in the 37th minute. Harworth went in front through Sam Flower on the hour, but Walker’s late second meant the sides finished level. A Chaz Bradwell hat trick was the highlight of Glapwell’s 3-1 win at Askern Miners, whose goal came from Elliot Mountfield. Staveley Reserves also won on their travels, returning from Sutton Rovers with a 4-1 victory. Two Tom Batterham goals put Staveley in control at half time, the visitors going further ahead through Logan Liggins early in the second half. Danny Bell got one back for Sutton on 70 minutes, but Batterham completed his hat trick to confirm Staveley’s win.

Only one match survived in the Premier South division a Reece Widdowson goal giving Long Eaton Community the win at Rowsley 86.

In Division One South Melbourne Dynamo drew 2-2 with Carlton Town, James Smith and Carl Allsop’s goals for Melbourne matched by Isaac Hayes and Ellis Tongue for Carlton, whose hero was keeper Jack Steggles who saved two penalties.

The Macron Store Nottingham Division One Cup fared rather better, with six ties being completed. Blidworth Welfare were 4-0 winners against Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Caolan Dobney scoring a hat trick and Toby Birch also finding the net. Bakewell Town made a fruitless trek to Thorne Colliery where they went down 3-1. Two goals from Shay Evans-Booth and one for Callum Verhees won it for the hosts, Jamie Wood with Bakewell’s goal. Henry Alton with two, Tom Collier, Bayley Lowe and Adam Morrison were Harworth Colliery’s scorers as they beat Bottesford Town 5-1 at Scrooby Road. Newark Town were 3-0 winners against Dearne & District with Charles Nduka, Jeremiah Ogie and Luke Tuxworth on the scoresheet. Derby Singh Brothers played their first game for over a month, winning 1-0 at Holbrook St Michaels, Tirhys Davidson the scorer. A big win for 780 JLC at Ollerton Town, the final score 6-1, Olly Bradbury getting a hat trick, Nathan Smith two and Nathan Watson also finding the net,Oliver Jordan with a consolation for the hosts.

In the Notts FA Senior Trophy tie held over from last Saturday, Linby Colliery coming from behind to beat Collingham 2-1. James Evans gave Collingham a 35th minute lead but Sean Craven levelled the score on 62 minutes before Connor Gillan struck the winner.

Richard Lane

Where next?

The Final CML Roundup of 2021 A roundup of what remained of the holiday fixtures in the Central Midlands League
CML Macron Respect award The winners of the Respect award for the first part of the season are South Normanton Athletic

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