Thanks to DC Live Photography for the photo from Castle Donington v Melbourne Dynamo
Friday night’s match in the Premier South division at the Fieldings produced just one goal which was enough to give Wirksworth Ivanhoe their second win of the season, Lucas Brough scoring to earn them the points against Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
Saturday’s big match in the south saw leaders Blidworth Welfare and Pinxton preserve their unbeaten status following a 1-1 draw, Pinxton’s fifth of the season. Aaron Ferenc put the hosts in front, Tristan Burrell scoring Blidworth’s equaliser. Long Eaton Community put last week’s defeat behind them as they beat Sherwood Colliery Reserves 3-1. Noel Sharpe with two and Daniel Odunaiya with the goals for Long Eaton, Keenan Leeds replying for the Wood. Ashland Rovers had an impressive 4-1 win at Rowsley 86, lifting them to fifth in the table. Ben Jones scored twice for Ashland with Brad Newby and Connor Barnes also on the scoresheet, Andrew Roome with the goal for Rowsley. Another side to hit four were Nottingham who had a 4-2 victory over Teversal Reserves. Josiah Brown opened the scoring for Nottingham on 10 minutes, before a goal rush in a ten minute spell in the middle of the second half as Sanousi Ali Ibrahim and Godwill Achina extended the lead before Kaman Leberock and Michael Courtie hit back for Tevie. Nottingham made sure of the points when Brown got his second in the last minute. Hilton Harriers were two up against Linby Colliery after only eight minutes thanks to a Scott Abbey penalty and a goal from Arron Millinchip, but Linby clawed their way back, Mitchell Johnson and Greg Conn bringing the scores level by half time before As Foster scored the decider on 63 minutes.
Just three matches in the Premier North division with Clay Cross doing enough to edge out Retford United at Mill Lane in a game of three penalties. Josh Scully converted two for the Millers on 3 and 60 minutes. Mason Barlow got one back for Retford a minute after Scully’s second, Mark West levelling the scores from the penalty spot in the 75th minute. Two minutes later, however, Lewis Macaskill made it 3-2 to the hosts and that’s how it stayed. Newark Town climbed to second after a 4-0 win at Crowle Colts. Rhys Lewis put the Blues ahead on 11 minutes, Lewis Chambers making it two on the half hour. Crowle were reduced to ten men five minutes before half time for a deliberate handball, Chambers netting the resulting penalty with James Gardner finishing the scoring in the 62nd minute. Dearne & District were 3-2 winners at Kiveton Miners Welfare thanks to goals from Dan Evans, Daniel Ravenscroft and an own goal with Kiveton’s reply coming from Sam Thompson and Dan Neath.
There was just one match in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North, 780 JLC travelling to Newark Town where they picked up a 4-2 win with goals from Nathan Smith, Joshua Law, Olly Bradbury and Christian Worboys, while Toby Rumsley and Tom Perkins scored for Newark.
In Division One Central, Holbrook St Michaels drew 1-1 with Blidworth Welfare, Jordan Samuel’s goal for Holbrook matched by Kieran Grant. Five goals but only two scorers at Lees Lane where Joe Tomlinson’s double for South Normanton was beaten by an Isaac Anderson Raymond hat trick for Kilburn.
Ballers finally made their debut in Division One South but their opening match ended in a 3-1 defeat by Linby Colliery. Sheldon Tuitt opened Ballers’ scoring account but two from Connor Gillan and a goal for Ethan Fells won the day for Linby. Carlton Town won 2-1 at Heanor Town with Kai Moore giving them thE perfect start with a goal after 3 minutes. Kobi Hudson equalising on the half hour before Nicholas Edebe got the winner. Another 2-1 scoreline saw Melbourne Dynamo win at Castle Donington with goals from James Smith and Ben Cooke with Thomas Moore getting one for the home side.
Bottesford Town were 3-0 winners against Mansfield Hosiery Mills in the President’s Cup with Max Williamson (2) and Rio Jacomb scoring.
It was Sheffield and Hallamshire County Cup day and there were nixed fortunes for the four clubs involved. In the Senior Cup Dinnington Town were not disgraced as they bowed out 2-0 at Sheffield FC while St Joseph’s Rockware were beaten 5-2 at Northern Counties side Emley, Kyle Wesleyand Declan Jacobs with the goals. Meanwhile in the Association Cup AFC Phoenix lost by a single goal to Wombwell Town but Sheffield Reserves had a 3-0 win at Caribbean Sports with Gabriel Oloko scoring twice and Louis Hutchinson also on target.