As if to take revenge for allowing an almost full set of fixtures last Saturday, the weather returned to normal, reducing the twenty-five scheduled to just six.
Dinnington Town’s pitch stood up really well to allow the eagerly awaited clash between the top two sides in the Black Dragon Badges North division. The two clubs remain unbeaten as the hosts and Newark Town fought out a 2-2 draw which was a great advert for the league. Newark got off to a perfect start, Lewis Chambers opening the scoring from the penalty spot. Dinnington fought back and equalised on 14 minutes through Mark Golland and deservedly went ahead eight minutes later with a Mason Barlow goal. Tyler Martin put the teams back on terms in the 35th minute and although both teams had further opportunities to score in the second half, the points were shared. Renishaw Rangers put last week’s defeat firmly behind them with a 6-1 win at Sutton Rovers. Sutton took the lead with a Luke Chambers goal in the fifth minute but Renishaw were ahead by half time with two goals in as many minutes midway through the half from Owen Ryan and Nathan Jessop. Renishaw ran away with the game after the break, Liam Riley and Montelle Kamara scoring in the opening five minutes before late goals from Ryan (83) and Kamara (88) sealed the points
The only game in the South division ended in a 5-0 win for Rowsley 86 over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. There were two goals each for Lewis McCaskill and Jack Bradbury with Toby McClean also finding the net.
Nottingham switched their Macron Store Stoke Division One North match with Harworth Colliery to the 3G pitch at Nottingham Trent University and were rewarded with a 3-0 win, the goals coming from Blaize Hall, Ayleal Dill and Mo Sillah.
A Tom Savage goal maintained Cromford & Wirksworth Town’s 100% record in their match at Woodhouse Colts in Division One South.
In the Mansfield Lodge Hotel Division One Cup, Wakefield progressed with a 3-2 defeat of Heanor Town. Scorers for Wakefield were Amos Kabeya, Alagi-Baharu Jabbi and Sopula Ubah with Heanor replying with goals from Kieran Smith and Blaise Durnaku.