Just two matches tonight, one in the North, one in the South. It was benefit night for Clay Cross Town’s striker Josh Parfitt who scored no less than five of his side’s goals in a 6-0 win at Askern Miners. The goals came in two quick bursts, three in a seven minute spell in the latter stages of the first half., the others in the space of nine minutes midway through the second period. The “odd goal out” came from Billy Brooks. In the Premier South division a first minute goal set the tone for Sherwood Colliery Reserves’ 5-0 defeat of pointless Arnold Town. The home side were well in control for the majority of the match, their goals coming from Liam Theakstone and Tom Sharpe who each scored twice and Carter Widdowson.
A big night in Premier Division North with five matches. The four unbeaten sides in action remain unbeaten. Thorne Colliery made it five straight wins with a 3-0 defeat of Collingham at Moorends. Callum Verhees put them in front on 38 minutes, Evan Fortune-West scoring in the 51st and 77th minutes to complete the win. Retford United also maintained their 100% record as they won 4-2 at Staveley Reserves. Staveley went ahead with a Matty Parkin goal in the 32nd minute but two in quick succession from Mason Barlow and Mark West gave Retford a half time lead. Tom Brook gave the visitors some breathing space before West’s 68th minute penalty settled things though Staveley did pull one back with another penalty, Kian Tansley netting ten minutes from time. Dinnington Town also kept their perfect record, travelling to Dearne & District and, winning 4-2. Dinnington took the lead with a Brandon Ashmore goal but were pegged back as Dearne battled their way into the game ten men shortly before half time. Jordan Turner’s appearance at half time proved the game changer as he added a second half hat trick including two from the penalty spot to seal the points. Kiveton Miners Welfare and AFC Bentley took a point each from a 2-2 draw at Stone Close. After a goalless first 45, Kiveton, who gave a debut to under 18 keeper Tyler Crossland, took a two goal lead thanks to a Cory Goodwin double, but Bentley retaliated with a long distance screamer from Joe Smith and a late equaliser by Josh Bowkett. Sheffield Reserves inflicted more pain on AFC Phoenix, putting eight past them without reply. Most of the damage was done in the first half as the home side ran in six including a hat trick in the space of 13 minutes from Max Rhodes, two for Maasai Dearlove and one from Matthew Beck. Things slowed down in the second half, Dearlove completing his own hat trick, Jamie Cowan also hitting the target.
The President’s Cup got underway with three ties. A hat trick by Tomi Abere gave Ollerton Town a 3-0 win over Ashland Rovers while up the road at Retford, the home side went down 5-0 to PMG Academy. Daniel Adiefeh scored a hat trick with Moses Johnson and Musa Jawara getting the other two. It was closer at South Normanton where the home side went down 3-2 to Cromford & Wirksworth Town. Cromford’s matchwinners were Dec Jenkins, Matt Wilkinson and Rob Inckle with the Shiners replying with goals by Sam Taylor and Owen Nixon.