THanks to Darren Clay (DC Live photography) for the photo from Ashland Rovers v Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
The Premier North division saw most of the midweek action with four matches played but only three completed. Thorne Colliery extended their lead to four points at the top of the division with a 3-0 win at Askern Miners, Brad Johnston scoring twice, Even Fortune West with the other goal. Dinnington Town went one better, beating Staveley Reserves 4-0 at Phoenix Aaron Moxam getting a hat trick and Andrzej Gordon-Hides also finding the net. At Clay Cross the lights went out in the 83rd minute with the home side leading Sutton Rovers 6-2. For the record Josh Parfitt and Ryan Hadley scored twice and there were also goals for Paul Holmes and Max Dungworth with Nasr Ibrahim and Daniel Parkes. The league committee will decide whether or not the result will stand. In a game with very few clear-cut chances, a 63rd minute penalty from Josh Fawcett gave Crowle Colts the points at Collingham.
One match in the Premier South Division resulted in a 5-2 win for Nottingham FC at Ashland Rovers. Nottingham’s goals came from Mitchell Tait (2), Jamie Williamson, Blaiz Hall and Tyler Cobb with Ben Jones scoring both for Ashland.
A better result for Harworth Colliery in the final first round match of the Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup as they had a 2-0 win against Heanor Town Reserves. Sam Foulds got the first on 11 minutes with Bayley Lowe scoring from the penalty spot in the 38th minute.
Blidworth Welfare won 6-2 at Mansfield Hosiery Mills in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One Central. Kieran Grant scored a hat trick for Blidworth, Corbi Brown got two and Brad Rodda one, Alex Greasley and Herring with the Millers’ reply.
On Saturday. Thorne Colliery opened up a five point lead at the top of the Premier North division with a 3-1 win at St Josephs Rockware thanks to two Shay Evans-Booth goals and one from Morgan Brown with Taylor Thackery scoring for the home side. Retford United swapped places with Newark Town after a spectacular 83rd minute goal from Mason Barlow proved to be the only one of the game at Cannon Park. Dearne & District pulled off a notable 2-1 win at Clay Cross. Goals from Daniel Ravenscroft in the 51st minute and Billy Smith ten minutes later turned the game round after Lewis Macaskill had given the Millers a 7th minute lead. Staveley Reserves beat Crowle Colts 2-1 at Inkersall Road. Regan Edridge put them ahead, Lewis Walker equalising for Crowle with Staveley scoring a very late winner through Logan Liggins. Askern Miners also scored in the last minute to take a point from visitors AFC Bentley. Bentley had taken the lead with a Theo Mowatt goal, but Jason Kearsley’s last gasp strike ensured the draw. Kiveton Miners Welfare also drew, their match with Collingham finishing 2-2 with Dan Neath and Elliot Fox’s goals for Kiveton being cancelled out by Gary Clarke and Olly Presley.
Pinxton lost for the second Saturday running, going down 3-1 at Premier South leaders Blidworth Welfare. Pinxton went ahead with an own goal, Adie Harris levelled by half time, scoring a second after the break with Chris Neilson getting number three. Linby were too strong for Arnold Town, running in five without reply. Tim Adcock got the first on 7 minutes with Sean Craven getting one in the 39th minute. Linby added another three in the second half, Rory Smith with two and Ben Jones scoring the final goal. Hilton Harriers also had a big win as they travelled to Teversal Reserves and returning with a 7-0 scoreline. Two goals here for David Mosley and one each for Josh Gregory, Indar Bitter, Niall Dawkins, Harry Baines and Aaron Millinchip. Sherwood Colliery Reserves beat Wirksworth Ivanhoe 2-0 the goals scored by Charlie Hardwick and Nathan Clarke. A good win for Holbrook St Michaels who defeated Rowsley 86 3-0, Gianluca Gandola, Joel Cain and Ben Cartwright the scorers. Ashland Rovers picked up their first win in nine starts as they beat Mansfield Hosiery Mills 5-2 at Kingsway Park. Liam Black scored a hat trick and there was also a goal each for Mark Summers and Ben Jones, Dan Cipco and Jack Foki relying for the Millers. Long Eaton Community beat Nottingham FC by a goal to nil.
It was President’s Cup day again in Division One. Melbourne Dynamo were top scorers of the day putting ten past Holbrook St Michaels. Ben Cooke hit five, there was a hat trick for Jack Goodband, Charlie Tovell and Oscar Supple with one each. Castle Donington also hit form with a 7-0 win against Ollerton Town. Two goals each for Archie Moore, Tyler Withers and Isaac Nkrumah and one from George Boyd. Bakewell Town and Woodhouse Colts drew 1-1, Alex Moth scoring for Bakewell, Jayden Bull for Woodhouse. Cromford and Wirksworth Town came from behind to beat Retford FC 3-2. Scott Taylor put Cromford ahead, Daz Davies and Alex Richardson gave Retford the lead but the home side came back with goals from Joe Sharkey and Ryan Smith sealed the win. Blidworth Welfare were 4-2 winners at Dearne & District. Scorers for Blidworth were Corbi Brown, Toby Birch, George Dyson and Kieran Grant, Dearne replying through Tyler Pacey and Richard Allen. Thorne Colliery and Kilburn drew 2-2, Jake Oliver and Frank Watson scoring for Thorne, Jordan Mighty and a Stu Birkett penalty getting a point for Kilburn. Derby Singh Brothers won by the odd goal in seven at Harworth Colliery. The goals for the visitors came from Khaleeq Shafique, Tyrone Taylor, Simeon Lawrence and Fortunate Sithole, Harworth responding with a Rio Allan penalty and one each for Henry Alton and Adam Morrison. Newark Town defeated Mansfield Hosiery Mills 3-2, James Martin, Sam Graves and Luke Tuxworth the scorers and PMG Academy won 3-1 at South Normanton. The goals here came from Janaydan Hare, Gabby Arsene and Abdul Saad, Matt Fowler replying for the Shiners. Bessacarr beat Carlton Town by two goals to nil.