The Saturday Roundup - January 25th

By Richard Lane

All the action from today's matches in the Central Midlands.

Central Midlands League Roundup for January 25th
A full set of fixtures today, good news before the rain returns next week!

It’s as you were at the top of the Black Dragon Badges South Division with the three of the top four who played all picking up maximum points. Sherwood Colliery Reserves followed up their midweek win at Blidworth with another 2-0 victory at Teversal Reserves the goals coming from Liam West and Max Curzon to keep the Wood at the top of the table. Clay Cross Town kept up the pressure by completing the double over Rowsley 86 with Grant Mitchell and Josh Parfitt on target, Jack Bradbury with Rowsley’s reply. With Linby not playing, Pinxton closed the gap on third place with an impressive 6-1 win at Holbrook St Michaels. Just one goal separated the teams at the interval, Daniel Minto’s goal giving Pinxton the edge. John Fones doubled the lead before Matt Harris pulled one back, and further goals from Minto who completed his hat trick, Sion Green and Charlie-Joe Holman wrapped up the points. Holbrook Sports have rediscovered their shooting boots after their lay-off and followed up their seven in midweek with a 4-0 win at Mickleover RBL. Again the goals came in the second half with Jordan Lee getting his second treble in four days, Chris Dring with the other goal. Ashland Rovers picked up a very welcome three points as they registered their first league win since the end of August, beating Underwood Villa 3-2. Hayden Wharmby scored twice for Ashland with Connor Baines getting the other goal, Jason Gooch and Troy Carty repling for Villa. Mansfield Hosiery Mills continued their good home form by beating Arnold Town 4-2. There was another hat trick, Tom Batterham scoring three for the Millers, with Lee Townsend adding the other goal, Arnold’s scorers were Chay Betteridge with a penalty and Martin Bassey. Swanwick also got back into league action with a 2-1 win at Hilton Harriers. Guy Wilding and Dave Robinson were the matchwinners for the Swans, Scott Abbey scoring for Hilton.

With second placed Dinnington Town out of action Newark Town took the opportunity to increase the gap at the top of the North division with a 5-1 defeat of a Renishaw Rangers side which fought to the end. Lewis Chambers put Newark ahead on 28 minutes with Daryl Price getting a second six minutes later. Chambers got his second on the hour with Rhys Lewis adding number four shortly afterwards. Owen Ryan got one back for Renishaw with 67 played, George Asplin finishing the scoring in the last minute. Harworth Colliery moved up to fourth place following a 3-0 win at Askern. They got off to a good start with a Jordan Timmons goal in the 5th minute. Ainsley Finney added a second just on half time with Liam Arnold scoring midway through the second period. Thorne Colliery also had a good away day as the beat bottom markers Appleby Frodingham 4-0. Shay Evans-Booth starred with a hat trick, Kirk Frost also scoring. An own goal set Crowle Colts on their way to a 3-0 win over Sutton Rovers, Kurt Robinson and Danny Smyth guaranteeing maximum points. Yet another hat trick, this time at Staveley Reserves where Reece Clegg’s treble inspired a 5-1 defeat of Dronfield Town Reserves with Alex Sanderson and Cam Barnett also on target. There were no goals at all at Station Road as Collingham and Phoenix played out a goalless draw.

In the Macron Store Stoke Division One North the young Nottingham Education side won their first game of the season, travelling to Wakefield and returning with a 3-0 win thanks to two goals from Daniel Asuenimhen and one by Raheim Goodall. Epworth Town Colts had too much for Selston as they won 7-1, Ritchie Burdett the day’s top scorer with four, Ryan Douglas getting two and Gary Moment also finding the net. Linby Colliery were 4-1 winners at Retford United, the goals coming from Travis Shooter (2), Danny Stokes and Jack Marsden, Sam Harty with the goal for Retford.

Cromford & Wirksworth Town still head Division One South following a goalless draw at Wirksworth Ivanhoe. Long Eaton United Community are just a point behind following a 3-1 defeat of Holbrook Sports, with a goal apiece for Nathan Banton, Benedict Wilson and Tom Coupe. There was a good win for Bakewell Town who came from behind in their 2-1 win over Mickleover Sports. Stu Baker scored on 38 minutes with Jonno Hutchinson grabbing the winner nine minutes from time. Kurtis Chadburn scored both of Woodhouse Colts goals in their 2-1 defeat of Heanor Town whose reply was an own goal.

There were two matches in the Steel Beams Derby Presidents Cup. Boynton Sports were too strong for Ripley Town, their goals in a 7-0 win scored by Kurtis Chadburn (2), Connor Gregg (2) John Heritage, Nathan Davis and Brad Gray. Harworth Colliery’s Lee Naughton and Niven Smith saw them home in a 2-1 win over Holbrook St Michaels for whom Rueban Nwadike was the scorer.

The Central Midlands league will have two teams in the semi-finals of the Notts FA Senior Trophy. Nottingham were 4-1 winners at Robin Hood Colts with rico Spencer scoring two and Kailum Richards ant Mo Sillah getting one each. FC Sez won on penalties for the second successive Saturday, going through 5-4 after Dec Smith’s double had earned them a 2-2 draw at Ruddington Village

Richard Lane

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The Midweek Roundup for January 28th A roundup of Tuesday night's matches
The Saturday Roundup - January 18th All the news from the afternoon's league and cup matches

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