After last Saturday’s pause, fixtures resumed this week with half a dozen matches spread over two nights.
Clay Cross returned to the top of the Black Dragon Badges South Division table following a 3-2 win over Linby Colliery. The Millers took an early lead, Max Dungworth opening the scoring in the sixth minute, Regan Edridge adding a second with 18 minutes played. Linby fought back in the second half with Sean Craven pulling one back on 63 minutes. Josh Scully restored the two goal lead shortly afterwards, Rory Smith’s strike nine minutes from time keeping the interest going until the end. Arnold Town were quickly off the mark against Mickleover Reserves, Daniel Chambers giving them a third minute lead. Declan Brown equalised in the 27th minute, and followed up with two more in the 57th and 66th minutes to give the visitors maximum points.
Retford United maintained their 100% record in the North Division with a 7-1 result against Hatfield Town in front of a crowd of just under 200. It took 39 minutes for Retford to take the lead, Jonathan Froggatt making it two by half time. A burst of four goals in the first 15 minutes of the second period hit the visitors out of the game with Craig Mitchell adding two, Niall Smith and Froggatt with one apiece. Hatfield got one back through Harvey Wood on the hour, Jordan Turner completing the scoring ten minutes from time. Club Thorne Colliery remain on top, having played two games more than Retford, as they beat Collingham 2-0 at Moorends, the goals coming from Shay Evans-Booth and Callum Verhees.
In the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North Hatfield Town picked up their first victory of the season, travelling to Harworth Colliery and coming from behind to win 2-1. Michael Wibberley gave the home side a first half advantage, Harry Kazimierczyk putting Hatfield level before Clayton Cherobrier grabbed a late winner. Crowle Colts took the lead at Retford FC, Corey Beadle scoring on 15 minutes, Luke Tong equalising five minutes before the interval. Retford stepped up a gear in the second half, Liam Cross, Liam Wallwork and Ellis Nicholson all on target to round off a 4-1 win.
On Saturday Retford United almost relinquished their perfect record, fighting back from two goals down at half time to squeeze past Glapwell 3-2. The visitors had the better of the first half with Joel Harris’s fifth minute goal added to by Dan Williams on 28 minutes. Retford reduced the lead on the hour through Jonathan Froggatt, who went on to equalise on 77 minutes and completing his hat trick in the dying minutes. Yorkshire Main had an excellent 2-0 win against Dinnington Town thanks to Karl Reed who gave them a 27th minute and Daniel Goluch who notched the second on the stroke of half time. Dearne & District did a demolition job on Kiveton Miners Welfare, running in no less than twelve goals without reply. Nick Guest led the way with five goals, Carlton Carty added two and there was one each for Callum Clarke, Dec Childes, Enzo Guarini, Jay Paling and Liam Flint to leave Kiveton shell-shocked. AFC Bentley shared the points with Harworth Colliery in a 1-1 draw, Theo Mowatt put Bentley ahead on 26 minutes, Cory Goodwin with the leveller fifteen minutes from time. Bakewell Town registered their first win of the season as an early Louis Davies goal proved decisive at Hatfield Town. Staveley Reserves had too much for AFC Phoenix, the final score at Inkersall Road 6-0. Danny Fulwood, Sam Jackson and Harley Butcher-Simpson gave the hosts a comfortable three goal half time lead, which was doubled after the interval, Jackson scoring midway through the half. Butcher-Simpson got his second on 75 minutes before Tyler Whapplington rounded off the scoring two minutes from time. SJR Worksop built up a three goal half time lead through Liam Arnold who got two and Tom Mullen in their home game against Collingham. However they almost let it slip as the visitors came back with Kieran Job and a spectacular effort from Will Hollingsworth almost rescued a point.
One point separates the top four in the South Division, all four winning over the weekend. Graham Street Prims regained top spot after a 3-1 win at Nottingham FC. Sam Boyall put them ahead on 25 minutes with Lee Fell adding one in the 53rd minute and Alex Seale’s last gasp third giving Prims a comfortable three points. Christopher Okoye with Nottingham’s reply. Teversal returned from Arnold Town with a 3-0 win, all three goals coming in the second half. It was 70 minutes before Cameron Pinnick opened the scoring, Joe Geeson getting a second two minutes later, Charlie Smith’s goal a minute from time rounding off the win. Mickleover Reserves had a narrow 2-1 win against Cromford & Wirksworth Town, the goals coming from Brandon Ferron and George Atwal, Steve Mallinder with the Cromford goal. Pinxton are always a threat, they travelled to Wirksworth Ivanhoe, leaving with a 3-1 win under their belts. Ben Jones scored twice for the visitors, Liam West getting the third, Tom Mellor with Wirksworth’s reply. Linby Colliery won at Church Lane, seeing off Ashland Rovers 3-1. Ashland took the lead through Ryan Butler four minutes before half time, Linby having a better second period, Sam Atkins, Connor Gillan and Alex Paterson all finding the net. Holbrook St Michaels drew 1-1 with South Normanton Athletic, Ben Cartwright with the goal for Holbrook, Henry Brooks for the Shiners. There was also a point apiece for Derby Singh Brothers and Mansfield Hosiery Mills , the game finishing goalless.
In Division One North NEFA got their first points with a 2-0 home win against Hatfield Town, Lasana Touray and Harry Shepherd on the scoresheet. Nathan Watson and Jacob Wainman were the goalscorers in a 2-1 defeat of Dearne & District who replied with a Liam Lambert goal. Harworth Colliery had a decisive 6-0 result against Crowle Colts, the goals coming from Adam Morrison (2), Callum Forster, Michael Wibberley, Jacob Furness and Henry Alton. Worksop Town were 1-0 winners at Doncaster Elite.
Linby Colliery were quick off the mark in their match at AFC Normanton, an own goal putting them ahead in the second minute. That, however, was as good as it got as the home side ran in five of their own. Owen Stockley levelled on ten minutes, the other goals coming in the second half. Sam Evans, Todd Warner and Stockley scoring in the space of seven minutes either side of the hour mark, Jak Lightly with the fifth on 73rd minute. RHP Newark had a solid 5-1 win at Clipstone with Harrison Holland’s hat trick supplemented by Callum Chivers and Aiden Horner, Matthew Hubbard with Clipstone’s reply. Mansfield Hosiery Mills edged out Ollerton Town 3-2 thanks to goals from Liam Jepson (2) and Isaac Godinho while Kyle Clarkson and Billy Cockburn were on target for Ollerton. Woodhouse Colts had a 4-0 win against Long Bennington, Liam Beardsley with two, Jayden Bull and Charles Simpkins the goalscorers.
Kilburn sit at the top of Division One West following a 2-1 result against Holbrook Angels, Michael Dunne and Chris Ward with the goals, Ethan Watson for the Angels. Mayfield are second as they won 4-1 at Little Eaton who were playing only their second match of the season. The visitors won with two goals from Harry Breeze and one each for Ryan Austin and Sam Parrissons. South Normanton’s dreadful start to the season continues, their latest defeat coming at the hands of Heanor Town 7-0. Ben Hilton scored twice for Heanor and there was a goal apiece for Josh Jennings, Terry Alam, Jack Tipper, Kaine Bray Chalie Tovell inspired the win and Lewis Goddard. Melbourne Dynamo were also among the goals as they beat Belper United 6-2. They were indebted to Charlie Tovell’s hat trick, while Matt Brian scored twice and James Smith once. Both Belper goals came from Jonathan Cluskey. Mickleover RBL defeated Castle Donington 5-1, the Legion’s goals scored by Sam Vickers, Joshua Wright, Jordan Wright, Matt Green and Chris Taylor. Arron Leeman and Aaron Northmore were Holbrook St Michaels matchwinners in a 2-0 defeat of Rowsley 86.