The Weekly Roundup for November 20th

By Richard Lane

A roundup of all the week's league and cup action in the Central Midlands League.


There were two Tuesday night games in the Premier Division North. Dinnington Town won 3-1 against Sutton Rovers thanks to goals by Aaron Moxam, Brad Sedgwick and Liam Bryan, with the visitors getting one back with a goal from Callum Stockton. It was all square at Harworth Colliery, the home side drawing 3-3 with Dearne & District. Harworth took the lead three times but on each occasion the visitors fought their way back. Scorers for Harworth were Sam Foulds, Bayley Lowe and Ash McEwan with Billy Smith, Dan Evans and Liam Graham on the scoresheet for Dearne.

Three games involved teams in Macron Store Nottingham Division One. In the Central division Holbrook St Michaels were 4-1 winners at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, their goalscorers were Will Welch with two, Sam Smthurst and Cody Evans, Peter Grice replying for the Millers. Derby Singh Brothers extended their lead at the top of the South division by winning 4-0 at Heanor Town. Tyrone Taylor set them on the way with an 8th minute goal, the others coming in the second half through L’Varn Brady on 57 minutes, Taylor again two minutes from the end and Thomas McGuire deep into added time. One tie in the Presidents Cup resulted in a 2-1 win for Ollerton Town at Ashland Rovers, Matt Hubbard and Jack Salmon on target for the visitors, Danny Smith for Ashland.

Pride of place in Saturday’s Premier North matches goes to AFC Phoenix who won their first game of the season at the sixteenth attempt as they beat Dinnington Town 2-1. The all- important goals came from Ross Coates and Max Stocchi with Bartek Grzywa. Another noteworthy scoreline was at Windsor Park where Crowle Colts thumped Dearne & District 6-0. Kurt Robinson scored a hat trick for the Colts, Ryan Bonser added two and there was one for Lewis Walker. Sutton Rovers pulled off a 1-1 draw at Glapwell who took a 4th minute lead through Ben Copestake, Sutton leaving it until four minutes from the end to score the equaliser which came from Callum Stockton. SJR Worksop had a 4-1 win on their visit to Kiveton Miners Welfare, the goals coming from Jaden Thackery with two, Matty Templeton and Max Sykes with James Savage getting Kiveton’s goal. Thorne Colliery’s home game with Staveley Reserves ended goalless.

The fixture list in the Premier South division was reduced to just four games due to County Cup matches. The two Mickleover teams reduced Blidworth’s advantage at the top of the table, both teams taking maximum points. Mickleover RBL came from a goal down to beat Wirksworth Ivanhoe 2-1. Wirksworth had taken a first half lead through Lucas Brough, but the Legion turned it round thanks to a Liam Oliver penalty and one from Jordan Lee. Meanwhile Mickleover Reserves were 3-0 winners at Nottingham FC. Fin Barker put them in front on 16 minutes, Jude Ayetine doubled the score at the end of the first half with Lewis Benjamin getting the third five minutes into the second half. Pinxton had a narrow 2-1 win at Hilton Harriers, Zac Evans giving them a 28th minute lead. Niall Dawkins levelled in the 63rd minute but Rob Fretwell saw Pinxton home ten minutes from the end. South Normanton Athletic and Rowsley 86 took a point each from a goalless draw.

In the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North, 780 JLC jumped to the top of the table following a 5-1 defeat of Retford FC. Olly Bradbury and Jack Wilson got two apiece, Nathan Watson with the other goal. Bessacarr were 3-0 winners against Bottesford Town, Kam Latif scored twice with Rhys James also on target.

The Central Division also has new leaders in Bakewell Town after a 9-1 victory over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Tom Forder was the day’s top scorer with five, Freddie Hatcher and James Wood adding two goals each. There was a big win for Holbrook St Michaels who put seven past Ashland Rovers without reply. A Harry Birkenshaw hat trick was added to by Sam Smithurst, Adam Snow, Chris Whitehead and Joe Daley. Blidworth Welfare drew 1-1 with Cromford & Wirksworth Town, Kieran Grant for Blidworth, Philip Griffiths replying for the visitors.

In the one South Division match Melbourne Dynamo beat Heanor Town 6-2, Jack Goodband scoring twice with James Smith, Ben Cooke, Charlie Tovell and Carl Allsop also among the goals. Jordan Lambert and Josh Newnham with Heanor’s goals

There was one Presidents Cup group game, Castle Donington winning 4-3 at Ripley Town. Rhys Brade (2), Matthew Greasely and Lee Beaken were Castle Donington’s match winners with Jack Brown (2) and Michael Dunne replying for Ripley.

Friday night’s Notts FA Senior Trophy tie resulted in a 4-3 win for a young Linby Colliery against FC Sez at Eastwood. Linby led 3-2 at half time through 16 year old Ewan Gibson, 17 year old Josh Wass and Danny Tring. After Linby had been reduced to ten men another 17 year old, Caden McGrath, hit the winner in the 91st minute. On Saturday another nine ties were played with Collingham beating Phoenix Inham Reserves 17-0 in a mismatch which bordered on the farcical. Joe Bilton, Lewis Stott and Dylan White all hit hat tricks, Olly Presley and Adam Stephenson both scored twice with the others coming from Drew Allwood, James Evans, Connor Adams and Josh Swinburne. Just down the road Newark Town actually went a goal down to an early penalty by Clifton’s Development side, but went on to win 8-1, Mason Wilson-Rhiney scoring four, Lewis Chambers two, the others coming from Matty Clarke and an own goal. Ashland Rovers were on the other end of an 8-1 scoreline, Rob Whitmore getting their goal at home to Basford United’s Under 21 team. PMG Academy won 1-0 at Notts Senior League Premier Division side Bilborough Town. In an all CML tie Carlton Town defeated Newark Town Development 6-0 with Isaac Hayes and Harrison Haynes-France getting two each, Syme Mulvaney and Henry Waterer adding the others. Sherwood Colliery Reserves travelled to former CML side Keyworth United and returned with a 5-2 win, the scorers Matthew Day, Liam West, George Camps, Charlie Hardwick and Tristan Burrell. Woodhouse Colts won 2-1 at Ravenshead, Jayden Bull and Charles Simpkins with the goals. There were wins for two of our teams who’ve gone through thin times in the league recently. Teversal Reserves won 4-0 at Kirton Brickworks, the goals coming from Chris Heathcote with two, Liam Bush and Luke Beastall. There was also something to smile about for Arnold Town who won 3-2 at West Bridgford AFC, Billy Owen scoring in the 33rd and 39th minutes and Marshall Smith making sure three minutes from time.

Sheffield Reserves went out of the Sheffield FA Association Cup, losing 2-1 to Yorkshire Main after extra time, their scorer was Max Cook.

Richard Lane

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The Weekly Roundup for November 27th A shorter than usual Central Midlands League Roundup with all the details of what took place.
The Weekly Roundup for November 13th. All the week's League and Cup action in the Central Midlands

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