Sheffield Reserves picked up their first Premier Division North points with an emphatic 5-1 defeat of Kiveton Miners Welfare. Jaques Etia setting them on their way with goals in the 9th and 23rd minutes. Benni Ndlovu got the important third goal two minutes after half time before Maasai Dearlove put the result beyond doubt three minutes later. Kiveton pulled a goal back through Cory Goodwin with 70 played before Louis Naylor had the final say for Sheffield ten minutes from time
A busy night saw a total of 12 games played. In Premier Division North Retford United completed back to back wins as they beat Sutton Rovers 4-1. The only goal of the first half came from Brandon Kane on 33 minutes. Sutton equalised with a Blake Blythe header just after the hour mark but Mark West restored Retford’s lead two minutes later. Two goals from Aaron Fell on 70 and 85 minutes ensured the win. Clay Cross withstood a spirited fightback from St Josephs 3-2 at Mill Lane. Josh Parfitt opened the scoring on 18 minutes, Ryan Watters doubling the score five minutes later. Grant Mitchell’s goal five minutes before half time looked decisive but St Joseph’s rallied in the second half with James Cocker (75) and Steven Wankiewicz (88) reducing the deficit but it wasn’t quite enough to rescue a point. There was a similar scoreline at Askern Miners as the home side edged out AFC Phoenix. Jason Kearsley scored twice for Askern with Hayden Tomlinson adding the other. Phoenix replying through Jordan Poole and Nick Mulgrew. A Brandon Ashmore set Dinnington Town on the way to a 4-0 defeat of Crowle Colts, Liam Byron also finding the net.
Mickleover Reserves' Devon Smith was the star of the show as his side thrashed Hilton Harriers 9-1. Smith scored no less than five of the goals with Bobby Battison adding two and George Atwal and Will Robinson getting one apiece. Arnold Town lost 2-0 at home to a skilful young Nottingham outfit. Calrick Dunkley’s66th minute strike gave the visitors the lead . the second the result of an own goal five miutes later. Ten man Blidworth Welfare came back from two down to take a point against Linby Colliery. Danny Hayes gave Linby a tenth minute lead, scoring again with 63 minutes played. Blidworth dug deep and a Paul Revuelta double was enough to earn the draw. Draws also at Pinxton and Teversal. Pinxton drew for the second time, Kieran Debrouwer getting their goal, visitors Long Eaton Community’s goal scorer was Andrew Tsolakis. Teversal Reserves went in front after half an hour through Kieran Starbuck against Ashland Rovers whose equaliser came from Brad Newby five minutes into the second half. Jack Warner and Keenan Leeds were on target as Sherwood Colliery Reserves won 2-0 against Mansfield Hosiery Mills at Debdale Park.
In Macron Sports Nottingham Division One North Thorne Colliery were 6-2 winners over Dearne & District. The scores were level at half time with Callum Verhees and Frank Watson’s goals cancelled out by Dearne’s Bailey Burns and Keelan Wilson. Thorne took control in the second period Jake Olver adding two, Verhees getting his second and Josh Gelder also finding the net.
In the Central section there were two 5-0 scorelines. Woodhouse Colts put five past Ashland Rovers with the goals shared between Jordan Glenn, Bailie Hajman, Ryan Clarke, Kyle Chadburn and Charlie Simpkin. A Scott Taylor hat trick inspired Cromford & Wirksworth Town in their five goal defeat of Holbrook St Michaels, Ben Edgson and Rob Inckle with the other two.
Newark Town were quick off the mark against Dearne & District, Jake Hardy scoring after just 58 seconds. Manager Nathan Arnold got a second with 24 minutes played, Hardy adding his second four minutes later. Newark went four up on the hour with a Ben Sharpe goal, sub Lewis Chambers completing a 5-0 win on 72 minutes. AFC Bentley took a first half through Theo Mowatt in their match at Staveley Reserves, who grabbed a very late share of the points, Kian Tansley equalising in second half stoppage time.
In the South Premier goals from James Gemmell while and Shomari Doyle gave Rowsley 86 a 2-0 win against Holbrook St Michaels, while Wirksworth Ivanhoe went down to 64th minute goal from Mickleover RBL’s Jordan Lee.
In Division One North Retford defeated visitors 780 JLC 4-2 at the Rail. There were two goals for Dan Atkinson and one apiece for Gaz Davies and Liam Cross, 780’s reply coming from Oliver Bradbury and Oliver Butterick. Bessacarr travelled to Ollerton Town and came back with the points after a 4-1 win. Scorers for Bessacarr were Ronin Herrington with two, Joel Elms and Jordan Wilkinson.
In the Central Division South Normanton Athletic drew 1-1 with Blidworth Welfare, Daniel Harcup netting for the Shiners and Brad Rodda for Blidworth.
One match also in Division One South, Heanor Town leaving it very late to pinch the points against Linby Colliery. Trailing to a 33rd minute Travis Shooter backheel, Heanor had to wait until the 88th minute when Kobi Hudson equalised. A minute later sub Josh Newnham completed the late turnaround with a well struck volley.