The Weekly Roundup for October 30th.

By Richard Lane

A Roundup of all the week's action in the Central Midlands.

Once again thanks to Darren Clay (DC live Photography) for the photo from Linby Colliery v Rowsley 86


There were four Tuesday night matches in the Premier South division. Long Eaton United had a not unexpected 4-0 win at Arnold Town. Breeyen Grainger gave them a half-time lead, further goals coming from James Shaw, five minutes into the second half, Reece Widdowson on 57 minutes and Andrew Tsolakis. Blidworth Welfare were 2-0 winners at a revitalised Mansfield Hosiery Mills, both goals from Adie Harris who struck in the 30th and 58th minutes. The other two matches were drawn. Teversal Reserves ended a run of six defeats by taking a point at Ashland Rovers. The game finished 3-3, Ashland’s goals coming from Liam Black, James Whitmore and Ben Jones, Tevie replying through Luke Beastall, Ben Agbakosi and Jack Kirk. Sherwood Colliery Reserves and Nottingham FC drew 1-1 at Debdale Park, Nathan Clarke scoring for the Wood, Ayleal Dill for the visitors.

A crowd of 258 turned out for the derby match between Harworth Colliery and Retford United, the visitors coming out on top by three goals to one. Retford got off to the best possible start, Mark West giving them a 2nd minute lead. Charlie Baird equalised on 18 minutes but Liam Frost restored the lead just two minutes later, Aaron Fell’s goal three minutes into the second half proving the clincher. On Wednesday, a highly entertaining match at Station Road saw Clay Cross beat Collingham 4-2. Clay Cross raced into a three goal lead in the first 22 minutes, Lewis Macaskill, Grant Mitchell and an own goal giving them a dream start. Collingham fought back, Tyler Martin scoring twice in four minutes to make it five goals in the opening half hour. The second half produced just one addition to the score, Mitchell getting his second on 46 minutes.

There were a couple of matches in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North. Thorne Colliery and Harworth Colliery drew 2-2, Oliver Beaglehole and Bradley Parks scoring for Thorne, Tom Collier and Tom Pick for Harworth. Ollerton Town beat Dearne & District 2-1 thanks to goals from Sam Stretton and Callum Atkinson with Daniel Speight getting one for Dearne.
Saturday’s matches produced two eye-catching away wins in the
Premier North division. Retford United jumped to the top of the table after an 8-0 humbling of Sheffield Reserves. Goals from Aaron Fell, Mark West and Liam Frost put Retford three up at half time, but the real damage was done midway through the second half with a burst of four goals in six minutes, West completing his hat trick, Fell and Frost adding another goal each with Fell finishing off with his third in the 77th minute. At Scrooby Road Harworth Colliery were hit for six by Staveley Reserves. Sixteen year old debutant Archie White set things in motion on 17 minutes, Reece Clegg adding number two five minutes later. After Harworth were reduced to ten men Clegg got two more before Logan Liggins and Harley Butcher-Simpson rounded off the victory. With Thorne Colliery waterlogged at Clay Cross, Newark Town passed up the chance of going top as they went down 2-0 to St Josephs Rockware. Matthew Templeton scoring on 17 minutes and Max Sykes sealing the win in the 77th minute. Kiveton Miners Welfare also pulled off a notable away win, 2-1 at Dinnington Town, the goals coming from Chris Savage and Bobby Thompson, Brad Sedgwick replying for Dinnington. Collingham and Sutton Rovers provided an entertaining game at Station Road, the hosts coming out on top 4-3. Sutton took a 2nd minute lead only for Collingham to equalise a minute later through Joe Bilton, Daryl Price putting them in front on 9 minutes. A Callum Stockton double just before half time put the visitors in the driving seat but second half goals from Tyler Martin and Dan King tipped the balance in favour of Collingham. Dearne & District travelled to Askern Miners, returning with a 5-1 win thanks to two goals from Billy Smith and one each for Jordan Good, Dan Evans and Billy Black, with Bailey May-Avill on target for Askern. AFC Phoenix got their second point of the season in a 1-1 draw with Crowle Colts, Phonse Hussain with the goal for Phoenix, Josh Fawcett with Crowle’s reply.

A slimmed down fixture list in the Premier South division saw Blidworth Welfare return to the top after a 6-2 win against Teversal Reserves. Matty Toseland was the matchwinner, scoring four times with Adie Harris and Kai Wilson also on target, Liam Bush with both goals for Tevie. Linby Colliery moved into fourth place in the table with a 4-1 defeat of Rowsley 86. Linby were three up at the break, Sean Craven opening the scoring on 14 minutes, Danny Tring getting a second in the 23rd minute and Matt Adcock making it three with 38 played. Craven got another one in the second half before Jack Stephenson got Rowsley’s consolation goal. A Liam Carver hat trick inspired Sherwood Colliery Reserves to a 3-2 win over South Normanton Athletic. Holbrook St Michael’s won by three goals to nil at Mansfield Hosiery Mills with goals from Immanuel Freeman, Dylan Garnett and Ben Cartwright. Wirksworth Ivanhoe also won on their travels, beating Nottingham FC 2-0, Ryan Marchington and Tom Mellor the scorers.

A reduced fixture list also in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One. In the North Max Williamson, Ben Kirk and Rio Jacomb got the goals which gave Bottesford Town a 3-0 win at Newark Town, while Bessacarr won 4-1 at Dearne & District. There were also two matches in the Central division with Cromford & Wirksworth Town winning 2-0 at Holbrook St Michaels, Dec Jenkins and Matt Wilkinson with the goals. Blidworth Welfare beat Kilburn 2-1, Stu O’Toole scoring for Kilburn, two goals for Kieran Grant winning it for Blidworth. The southern section also had two matches with Melbourne Dynamo coming out on top 4-1 against Ripley Town. A Ben Cooke hat trick and one for James Smith won the points for the Dynamo, Arran Northmore replying for Ripley. Syme Mulvaney’s double and a goal for Ellis Tongue gave Carlton Town a 3-2 win against Linby Colliery for whom Ciaran Wright scored twice.

Richard Lane

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Team of the Month for October The League Management Committee have selected Linby Colliery Welfare FC as the Central Midlands Football Leagues 'Team of the Month' for October
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