Clay Cross Town remain at the top of the Premier North Division, taking their goal tally to 29 in six games, their latest victims being Staveley Reserves, who finished the match on the wrong end of a 5-0 scoreline. Jordan Hendley got the ball rolling in the 2nd minute, Callam Lytham increasing the lead with 25 played. A second half hat trick from Josh Parfitt ensured the win, his goals coming on 56, 78 and 85 minutes. Dinnington Town took revenge on Crowle Colts for their defeat in the reverse fixture, Sam Foulds scoring their goals in a 2-0 win, one coming from the penalty spot. It could have been a hat trick but another spot kick was missed. Harworth Colliery beat Sutton Rovers by a single goal scored in the 78th minute by Ainsley Finney. The place for goals was Stone Close where Renishaw beat St Josephs Rockware 5-4. Renishaw raced into a four goal lead before the visitors pulled two goals back. The hosts added a fifth with St Josephs reducing the advantage to just one before time ran out. Goalscorers were Martyn Lee (2), Jordan Willis, Chris Savage and Jimmy Savage for Renishaw, with Jaden Thackeray (2), Ben Brown and Chris Lovett replying for St Josephs.
Blidworth Welfare are three points clear at the top of the Premier South Division following a 3-0 win at South Normanton Athletic. All three goals came in the second half, Tristan Burrell, Kai Wilson and Lee Townsend all finding the net. Rowsley 86 tasted defeat for the first time this season following a 4-1 loss at a rejuvenated Sherwood Colliery Reserves whose scorers were Liam Carver with two, Joe Lumley and Keenan Leeds from the penalty spot. Pinxton kept in touch with a 7-2 defeat of Arnold Town, four of Pinxton’s goals coming in the last 18 minutes. Daniel Minto’s double for the home side was added to by Jay Cooper, Ash Dhindsa, Rob Fretwell, Tom Lewis and Luke Thomas, with Arnold’s reply coming from Charlie Hines and Chris Neilson. Underwood Villa are enjoying a promising start to the season and kept up the good work with a 4-1 defeat of Ashland Rovers. A double from Darnell Smith and one apiece for Tremaine Freestone and George Cooper saw them pick up the points with Liam Black scoring for Ashland. Two early goals set up Linby Colliery’s 4-0 win against Mansfield Hosiery Mills. James Hallam scored after just 6 minutes, Kurt Harrison adding number two ten minutes later. An own goal on the hour put the home side well clear, Owen Everton rounding things off six minutes from time. Mickleover Reserves beat Nottingham 3-1 at Station Road, Jude Ayetine scoring twice, Adam Prusa getting the other, Nottingham’s goal coming from Elie Muendakani Tshilumba. Teversal Reserves remain at the foot of the table after losing narrowly at Hilton Harriers. The final score was 2-1 Chris Smith and Jack Gill, s goals for Hilton being answered by one for Tevie’s Kyle Pottage- Coleman.
There were two matches in Division One North. In a highly entertaining game Newark Town went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield FC. Benni Ndlovu put Sheffield in front in the 29th minute, scoring his second with 81 played. Kieran Job pulled one back for Newark three minutes later, but it proved not quite enough to share the points. Harworth Colliery put five past 780 JLC without reply, with Marley Alder’s two added to by Michael Wibberley, Jonathon Bownes and Jack Evans.
Cromford & Wirksworth Town beat South Normanton Athletic 4-1 in Division One Central with Dec Jenkins, Steve Mallinder, Sam Smith and Dan Brown sharing the goals, Starbuck with the goal for the Shiners. Wirksworth Ivanhoe and Woodhouse Colts both kept their unbeaten records intact as they shared the points and six goals. Tom Mellor’s hat trick gave Ivanhoe a comfortable half time lead but Colts fought back with goals from Baillie Hajman, Jordan Glenn and Ryan Clarke, the equalising goal coming in the final minute.
In Division One South Melbourne Dynamo recovered from last Saturday’s Cup defeat by inflicting a 7-1 defeat on Heanor Town. Jack Bodill and two James Smith goals gave Melbourne an early advantage before Jacob Ward got one back for Heanor. Smith completed his hat trick from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time, the visitors adding further goals from Adam McLaughlin and subs Scott James and Karl Munton. PMG Academy moved into second place in the table after beating Underwood Villa 5-0 with goals from Lamin Mannee, Ebrima Kuyateh, Hemin Mahmoodi and David Briggs. Top individual scorer of the day was Selston’s Jordan Lambert who scored five of his side’s goals as they beat Ripley Town 7-0, with Gareth Mason and Connor Jones getting one each. It was all square at Green Lane between Clifton All Whites and Linby Colliery the match ending 2-2, Jack Yates and Ben Cooke on target for Clifton, Travis Shooter and Jack Marsden for Linby
The outstanding Division One Cup tie saw Holbrook St Michaels. Kieran Smith score a hat trick as his team saw off Ashland Rovers 5-0 with Liam Gregg and Raife Poplar the other scorers.
Finally in the Presidents Cup Bakewell Town were 4-1 winners at Glapwell, Alex Moth and Stu Baker each scoring twice while Charlie Bradwell got Glapwell’s goal.