The Roundup for September 24th

By Richard Lane

A busy weekend of Cup matches in the CML, here are the details.


Tuesday night’s four matches took in three different divisions and one County cup tie. Clay Cross are again at the top of the Black Dragon Badges South Division, edging out Mickleover RBL in a closely contested match. The Legion putting them in front as early as the 4th minute but the Millers countered, Josh Scully equalising with a 22nd minute penalty. Mike Williams added a second four minutes later, Scully scoring his second just before half time. The visitors had a penalty saved before Mason Booth-Davies reduced the lead on 64th on minute, the home side holding on for a 3-2 win

In the North Division Harworth Colliery had a 5-1 home win over AFC Phoenix. Harworth’s goals came from Rio Allen who scored twice, Sam Flower, Bayley Lowe and Cory Goodwin, the Phoenix reply coming from an Ildephonse Hussein penalty.

Retford FC lost their 100% record in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One , going down 4-1 at Sheffield, who join them at the top of the table. Gabriel Oloko gave the hosts a 24th minute lead, with his second plus goals from Alfie Bakes and Joe Scholefield giving Sheffield a four goal lead before Arron Blakey scored a consolation goal for the visitors.

Teversal narrowly failed to progress in the Notts FA Senior Cup, going down to a 4-3 defeat at Step 6 side West Bridgford, who went in front in the second minute. Liam Bush equalised in the 35th minute but two goals in two minutes saw the home side go into the break with a healthy lead. Charlie Smith got one back for Tevie on 72 minutes before West Bridgford’s fourth. Kamau Laverock kept Teversal’s hopes alive with an 89th minute strike but it wasn’t quite enough.


The first round of the Buckingham Insurance League Cup took centre stage with fourteen ties played. Glapwell were first into round two as they had a convincing 5-0 win at Arnold Town. Shane Burton opened the scoring on 12 minutes, Dan Williams doubling the lead before the interval. Two goals in three minutes midway through the second half from Nathan Hadley and Sam Kelly ensured the result, Kelly’s second two minutes from time being purely academic. The biggest surprise came at Worksop Town where the club’s reserves drew 3-3 with Club Thorne Colliery before coming out on top 6-5 on penalties. Worksop’s goals came from Fernando Tavares, Liam Bett and an own goal with Brett Lucas, Morgan Brown and Shay Evans-Booth scoring for Thorne. Clearest cut result came at Graham Street Prims where the home team ran in seven unanswered goals against Kilburn. There were two goals each for Max Bulmer, Alex Seale and Sam Boyall, George Lynam also on the scoresheet. Retford United tasted defeat for the first time this season at the hands of Dearne & District. Josh Haig put Dearne two up in the first fifteen minutes, Retford having to wait until the 47th minute for John Froggatt to reply. Jordan Turner’s 53rd minute penalty brought the sides level but another spot kick , this time for the visitors decided the tie, Sam Green converting it seven minutes from the end. Melbourne Dynamo ran Mickleover RBL close, the South Division side winning thanks to a 63rd minute goal from Liam Oliver. There was also one goal separating South Normanton Athletic and RHP Newark, the home side edging home 4-3 thanks to goals from Elliott Bland, Henry Brooks, George Sharman and Jack Heald. RHP’s reply came from Harrison Holland with two and Aiden Horner. It was also 4-3 at Harworth Colliery, but this time visitors Bakewell Town took the tie despite a late comeback from the hosts. put Bakewell in front on 23 minutes, Arron Maunde making it two, Harry Dunbar reducing the arrears two minutes later. Maund struck again before half time and Bakewell built up a three goal lead with an Alex Moth effort. Harworth staged a late rally with Rio Allen scoring twice, but time ran out. Clay Cross reached round two with a 2-1 win over Mickleover Reserves. Max Dungworth’s 11th minute opener was answered three minutes later by Declan Brown, Kurtis Morley’s clincher coming midway through the second half. The teams at the foot of the two top divisions met, both seeking their first win of the season. Kiveton Miners Welfare are still winless after visitors Ashland Rovers came away with a 3-1 win. Two goals from Ryan Butler and one for Jim Whitmore settled the tie, Bobby Thompson with one for Kiveton. A significant result at Dinnington as the home side beat Pinxton 4-1. There were two goals for Gracjan Klimczak and one each from Arron Moxam and Sam Foulds, while Liam West replied for Pinxton. It was definitely an afternoon to remember for Mansfield Hosiery Mills as they shook off their indifferent league form to beat NEFA 6-2. On target for the Millers were James Keenan and Luke Manlove who each scored twice, Steff Brown and Elliott Nunn, Max Robinson and Isaac Kamara scoring for the visitors. Heanor Town saw off the challenge of AFC Phoenix with a 3-0 scoreline, Lewis Goddard and Joshua Jennison among the scorers. Wirksworth Ivanhoe took full advantage of a switch of venue for their match with Hatfield Town, Jack Higton and Tom Mellor with goals in a 2-1 win, Ellis Pattison getting one for Hatfield. The other two matches ended with 1-0 scorelines, Alfie Gaughan putting Woodhouse Colts through at the expense of Bottesford Town, Jorge Knowles getting Holbrook St Michaels into round two against AFC Bentley

There were a handful of league matches. The only one in the top divisions was at Teversal with the home side winning 3-2 against Linby Colliery. Linby took a two goal lead into half time with Tremere Lindo’s 34th minute strike and one by Alex Paterson as the interval approached. A second half blitz saw three Teversal goals in the space of four minutes either side of the hour mark with Danny Fletcher, Kurtis Bamford and Cameron Pinnick all hitting the target.

Retford FC recovered from their midweek defeat in Division One North by beating 780 JLC 4-0. All the goals came in the second half, Ellis Nicholson (2), Arron Blakey and Liam Wallwork the scorers. Dearne & District drew 1-1 with Harworth Colliery with George Williams goal for Dearne cancelled out by Michael Wibberley. Crowle Colts and Bessacarr played out a goalless draw while Doncaster Elite beat Sheffield FC 2-1.

AFC Normanton thumped Ashland Rovers 11-0 with eight different scorers finding the net. Todd Warner and Kian Brewin hitting two apiece, with Jak Lightly, Daniel Dodds, Johnny McIntosh, Ben Brown, Declan Fox and an own goal compounding Ashland’s nightmare.

Little Eaton and Mickleover RBL drew 1-1 in Division One West, Cameron Martin with Little Eaton’s goal, Cole Hassell scoring for Mickleover.

Richard Lane

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