There were just five midweek games this week. In the Premier North division there was a home win for Sheffield Reserves against Askern Miners, a 32nd minute goal from Harry Holland separating the teams. AFC Phoenix are still searching for their first points of the season, they went down 5-1 at Staveley Reserves. Matty Parkin opened the scoring on 21 minutes with Danny Fulwood doubling the lead four minutes later. Dustyn Grierson made it three a minute from half time before. Second half goals from Parkin and Marley Grant were answered by the ultimate in consolation goals for Phoenix, Ildephonse Hussain scoring in the last minute.
One game in the Premier South division saw Long Eaton Community overwhelm South Normanton 7-1 at Lees Lane. Micah Jebbison gave the visitors an 8th minute lead, Henry Brooks equalising a couple of minutes later. From there Long Eaton took control with two goals from Jamie Light, two more for Klein Gwenero and one apiece for Andrew Tsolakis and Noel Sharpe who knocked in number seven in the final minute.
Carlton Town beat Woodhouse Colts 2-1 with goals from Martin Ball and Isaac Hayes, Jamie Royle with the Woodhouse goal.
Thursday night saw Bottesford Town beat Ollerton Town 2-0 in Macron Store Nottingham Division One North with a goal in each half from Ben Kirk and Brandon McGlone.
The weekend action began at Station Road in the Premier Division North where a close game between Collingham and Dinnington Town ended in a 3-1 win for the visitors. Despite having their goalkeeper red carded in the first half Collingham took the lead with a Joe Bilton goal early in the second. Dinnington equalised through Mitch Ward, adding further goals from Jake Thompson and a Daniel Cain penalty. Saturday’s games resulted in the top two clubs dropping points. Thorne Colliery were held to a goalless draw by Dearne & District, while Newark Town came within a couple of minutes of defeat by AFC Bentley. Zack King gave Bentley the lead on 36 minutes, Ben Wallace’s equaliser not coming until the first minute of added time, the visitors’ defence having been under pressure for most of the second half. Retford United came from behind to beat Staveley Reserves 4-1 at Cannon Park. Zander Duhameau put Staveley in front in the 27th minute and it wasn’t until the 56th minute that Mark West equalised, Dean Conway got a second just four minutes later and added another with 70 played, West getting his second in the final minute. Clay Cross had a 5-2 win against a Kiveton Miners Welfare side who finished the match with just eight men on the pitch. The sides were level at half time, Josh Parfitt’s 6th minute opener for the Millers being matched by Elliott Fox on 40 minutes. Tyrone Macaskill put the hosts in front with 68 played, but a second red card for Kiveton proved too big a handicap, Alex Sanderson adding number three on 79 and Lewis Macaskill getting a couple of late goals separated by one for Kiveton’s Cory Goodwin before the third red card was shown in the final minute. At last AFC Phoenix broke their duck as they shared the points with Harworth Colliery in a 3-3 draw. Harworth were two up at the break, Ainsley Finney scoring twice but Phoenix hit back through Ildephonse Hussain, Suhail Hussein and Sam Hadfield, Harworth’s Sam Flower bringing the sides level. Askern Miners put on a much improved display to almost take the points at Glapwell. Haydn Tomlinson’s 35th minute goal keeping them ahead until two minutes from time when Ben Copestake snatched a point for the home side. St Josephs Rockware were 2-0 winners against Sutton Rovers with Jaden Thackery and Taylor Thackery the scorers.
Mickleover Reserves are the new leaders of the Premier South Division after a 3-1 defeat of Sherwood Colliery Reserves at Debdale Park. Larell King scored twice and Jacob Edge-Lucas the third with Eden Homer replying for the Wood. Previous leaders Blidworth Welfare were beaten by a single goal from Mickleover RBL’s Ben Rushby. Long Eaton Community drew 1-1 with Linby Colliery who led for the greater part of the game through Ash Foster’s 28th minute goal, Daniel Oduaya’s equaliser not coming until the 80th minute. There was a welcome win for South Normanton Athletic who came from 4-2 down to win 5-4 at Ashland Rovers. Scorers for the Shiners were Elliott Bland with two, Ant Willey, Henry Brooks and Luke Smithson while on target for Ashland were Callum Triance (2), Mark Summers and Connor Barnes. A big win for Holbrook St Michaels who put six past Wirksworth Ivanhoe without reply. Dylan Garnett scored twice in a minute to set them on the way, Morgan Holloway making it three by half time. In the second half Garnett completed his hat trick, Holloway got a second, with Liam Gregg also finding the net. Pinxton finally shook the draw habit to win 5-2 at Nottingham FC. Kieran Debrouwer put Pinxton in front in 15 minutes with Sian Green doubling the score on 37, Martin Bassey pulling one back two minutes from the break. A second half hat trick for Rob Fretwell settled it, Jahnai Raynor getting a second for Nottingham. Hilton Harriers climbed the table with a 5-1 defeat of Mansfield Hosiery Mills. On target for the Harriers were Aaron Millichip with two, Josh Warren, Troy Pitkin and Harry Baines, Luke Greaves getting the Millers’ goal. Arnold and Rowsley 86 shared six goals at Eagle Valley, the home side quickly off the mark going two up in six minutes through Marshall Smith and Liam Cunningham. Jordan Watts and Logan Toplis brough the sides level by the 71st minute before an own goal put Arnold back in front with 77 played. The lead only lasted for a minute however as Andrew Roome clinched a point for Rowsley.
Two games in Macron Store Division One North saw Bessacarr beat Retford FC 3-1 at Cantley Park, Hamza Khadir scoring twice and James Norburn once, Joel Ward with the Retford goal. Ollerton Town travelled the short distance to Harworth Colliery, returning with a 3-2 win thanks to two goals from Alfie Orme and one for Daniel Ware with Michael Wibberley and Henry Alton netting for Harworth.
In Division One Central there were plenty of goals. Bakewell Town beat Ashland Rovers 7-1 to move into second place, the goals coming from Jamie Carrington who scored a hat trick, Stu Baker with two, Alex Moth and Rob Littlewood. Leaders Woodhouse Colts were also among the goals as they had a 7-2win against Blidworth Welfare. Jayden Bull and Ryan Clarke got a hat trick apiece, Charles Simpkins with he other gal. Scorers for Blidworth were Omereike Myles and Caolan Dobney. Cromford & Wirksworth Town were 2-0 winners at Kilburn.
Division One South leaders Derby Singh Brothers also scored seven times, they won 7-2 at Ripley Town. Tirhys Davidson top scored with four, Gurdeesh Lehal, Tyrone Taylor and Aletan Bhupinder also on the scoresheet, Ripley’s goals scored by Luke Hurst and Ryan Cumberland. Linby Colliery had a 3-2 home win against Heanor Town.
Mixed fortunes in the Lincolnshire Junior Cup with Crowle Colts moving into the third round after a 4-0 defeat of Northgate Olympic thanks to goals from Ryan Bonser (2), Cory Bacon and Josh Fawcett. Bottesford Town lost on penalties to Scotter United after a 1-1 draw with the Scunthorpe League side.