The second round of matches in the Chairman’s Cup was played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Crowle Colts and AFC Phoenix drew 1-1 at Windsor Park with the goals coming at either end of the 90 minutes., Joe Simpson’s early strike for Crowle being wiped out in the closing minutes by an Ira Bakura penalty. It was the same score at Dinnington, who took the lead on the half hour against Retford United with a Brandon Whitfield goal, the lead lasting until the 78th minute when Tom Brooks hit the equaliser. Rowsley 86 got their campaign off to a winning start, beating Holbrook St Michaels 2-1. Shomari Doyle and Noah Evans were Rowsley’s matchwinners, Gianluca Gandola with the visitor’s reply. Nottingham also made a good start as they ran out 2-1 winners at Underwood Villa. Goals from Elie Muendakani Tshilumba and Mustapha Leone secured the points for the visitors with Underwood’s goal coming from Tom Grady.
There were also two matches in Division One South. Malbourne Dynamo suffered their second successive defeat, going down 3-! at Selston whose goals came from Jordan Black, Callum Burditt and Liam Weedop, Jack Bodill scoring for Melbourne. Long Eaton Community continued their winning ways, Tom Marshall, Harry Acklam and Andrew Tsolakis with the goals that completed a 3-0 win over Clifton All Whites.
In the Chairman’s Cup, Clay Cross took a big step towards the quarter finals with a 6-0 win at Nottingham, all the goals coming during a half hour spell in the first half. Josh Parfitt got a 4th minute opener with Callam Lytham adding a second on 15. Three goals in a four minute spell saw Lewis Macaskill and Lytham with two more put the game out of sight, Josh Scully rounding off the scoring in the 34th minute. Mickleover Reserves also made it two wins from two. beating Rowsley 86 4-0 despite having to switch their home game to Rowsley. Josh Satchwell grabbed a hat trick with Mat Fertaudo also on the scoresheet
In Division One North there was a nine goal thriller in Scunthorpe, Harworth Colliery eding past 780 JLC 5-4. Johnny Pugh got a pair for Harworth with Aaron Pickersgill, Michael Wibberley and Rio allen also finding the net. For the home side there was a goal apiece for Jamie Lewis, Joel Chapman, Josh Law and Nathan Watson. Ollerton Town finally got a point on the board with a 2-2 draw at Bessacarr, Lee Holmes getting both for the hosts while Alex Mays and Fynne Hamnett were on target for Ollerton. Sheffield had too much for Thorne Colliery, the final score 6-1. Joel Purkiss gave them a 5th minute lead, Matthew Beck doubling the advantage with 20 minutes played. Cameron Burgoin made it three before Thorne pulled a goal back through Matthew Gains. Burgin got his second three minutes after the break with Benny Ndlove (53) and Max Rhodes (73) completing the scoring.
The home games keep coming for Ashland Rovers, who ran Cromford and Wirksworth Town close before going down 2-1 at Kingsway Park. Ben Jones scored for Ashland with Regan Cooper and Lewis Land winning it for the visitors. Bakewell Town lead the Division One Central table by a point, they beat Woodhouse Colts 4-0, the goals coming from Stuart Baker, who got two, Alex Moth and James Bean. Wirksworth Ivanhoe are a point behind Bakewell after a 3-1 defeat of Holbrook St Michaels. Tom Mellor got a double for Ivanhoe along with an own goal, Will Cope with Holbrook’s reply.
Just one match in the South Division, Ripley Town and Clifton All Whites sharing the points after a 2-2 draw., Jason Whitehead and Alex Crossley on the mark for Ripley, James Itokun and Ben Cooke for Clifton.