By Richard Lane
The Friday night game in the Black Dragon Badges North division produced the first double figure score of the season, as AFC Mansfield overpowered a plucky Glapwell side by ten clear goals. Sub Lee Easom scored a hat trick, Mark Carter claimed two and there was one each for Dean Rick, Danny Tighe, Danny McLane, Phil Buxton and Callum Green.
Westella Hanson are second on goal difference after a 2-1 win over Thoresby Colliery. Jack Walters and James Atkinson got the all-important goals for the home side, James Scothern on target for Thoresby.
Harworth Colliery also have 22 points, they kept up the chase by winning 4-0 at Bentley Colliery. There were two goals here for Gareth Sides, Greg Archer and Lloyd Wilkinson also among the goals.
Phoenix won by the odd goal in seven at home to Brodsworth Welfare. Steve McDonnell (2), Rob Gorman and Sam Hadfield set the Rotherham side on the road to victory, with the Brodsworth goals coming from Gary Mundy, Mark Vickerage and James Irwin.
Thorne Colliery put an end to Newark Town’s good run with an emphatic 4-0 win at Collingham. Ross Ebbage’s early brace were added to in the second half by Darren Fell and Scott Rhodes, as Thorne kept up the pressure on the leaders.
Craig Rouse continues to lead by example at Kinsley Boys, and he took his goal total to 13 for the season, scoring twice as his team ran out 3-1 winners over Ollerton Town. Ryan Jennings was the home side’s other scorer, while Tristan Burrell pulled one back for Ollerton.
Easington United registered their second point of the season, drawing 2-2 at home with Sherwood Colliery. Craig Buchanan and Gareth Curtis put the Notts side ahead, but Dave Westoby and Andy Graham ensured the points were shared.
Another draw at Clay Cross Town, the home side’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Askern coming from Ben Goodwin, with Danny Jones scoring for the visitors.
Black Dragon Badges South division leaders Clifton couldn’t have left it much later to grab the points at Barrowby, the only goal of the game coming in the 90th minute through Connor Hardy.
Bilborough Pelican kept up their challenge winning 4-3 at home to Allenton United. This game saw the lead change hands several times, the visitors fighting back from a two goal deficit to go in front 3-2 , but were themselves overtaken by the final whistle. Goalscorers here were Tim Cullinan (2), Dave Udoh and Ryan Johnson for Pelican, and Shaun Roberts, Sam Blount and David Riordan for Allenton.
Belper United stopped the rot with a 4-0 win over bottom of the table Calverton Miners Welfare. Luke Crosby’s two, with one each for Sam Vickers and Jamie Wilde saw the Derbyshire side consolidate third place, while Calverton’s winless run now stretches to eleven games.
South Normanton and Mickleover Royals both went into their match undefeated, so the 6-1 scoreline in favour of the Shiners was quite an eye-opener. There were two goals each for Andrew Mottershead and Shane Newton, with one apiece from Ben Greenhalgh and Matthew Phillips, Lukasz Rajewski with the Royals’ reply.
John Whetton, Johnny Hamilton and Eugene Francis were all on target for Hucknall Town in their 3-0 win at Blidworth Welfare, while Mickleover RBL had an excellent 5-1 result against Real United. David Moon hit a hat trick for the Legion with Ben Stockley adding the other two, Callum Moss replying for Real.
The local derby at Linby Colliery went the way of visitors Bulwell. After the home side had taken the lead through Matt Murphy, the Bulls roared back through Marek Vipond, Conor Carter and Scott Litchfield to take the points 3-1.
Holbrook St Michaels and Pinxton played out a 2-2 draw. Jay Cooper gave Pinxton the lead, but Chris Saunders and Kyle Johnson put the home side in front, before a Wayne Cooke penalty squared things up. In the other game Southwell City beat Swanwick Pentrich Road 3-2.
The two unbeaten sides in the Reserve Supreme Division came up came up against each other, and it was Dronfield Town who kept their record intact with a 4-0 win over Matlock Town. Will Earl, Sam Bebbington, Charles Bradwell and Brett Gibbons all scored as Dronfield returned to the top of the table.
Staveley Miners Welfare inflicted Graham Street Prims’ second defeat of the season, the final score 3-2 with Jake Johnson, Jake Outram and Ross Goodwin’s goals for Staveley being answered by Prims’ Ryan Gillman and Matt Freeman.
Borrowah Victoria edged out Retford United 2-1, Brad Ellis and Matthew Pearce scoring for the Vics, Sam Hutchinson replying for Retford.
It was the same score at Grange Park, where Long Eaton United got the better of Bilborough Pelican with Darryl Hawkins and Guy Sims securing the points, Malaky Eshelby getting the Pelican goal.
A Simon Groves strike for Teversal earned them a point against Dunkirk who had Liam Motson to thank for their equaliser, while a single goal gave Holbrook Sports maximum points against Radford.
Swanwick Pentrich Road were top scorers in the Reserve Premier division putting eight past Welbeck Welfare, with Mark Waghorn and David Robinson both hitting hat-tricks, and Griffin with the other two.
South Normanton Athletic made it four straight wins with a 3-0 success at Thoresby Colliery Welfare, James Dennis, Craig Merrett and Luke Masters all on target, and Belper United beat Blidworth Welfare by the same score thanks to Mark Walker, Dan Griffin and Jamie Sparkes.
The other two games produced draws, Jake Reynolds keeping up his goal-a-game run for Newark Town and Chris Townley equalising for Mickleover RBL, while the match between Pinxton and Allenton United finished goalless.