Rovers receive boost in title bid

Doncaster Deaf v Sutton Rovers in the  Doncaster Senior Football League
Doncaster Deaf v Sutton Rovers in the Doncaster Senior Football League
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AFC Sportsman Rovers took a giant step towards lifting the Doncaster Senior League Premier Division title with a 2-1 victory in their top-of-the-table battle at Retford Town.

The score sheet was blank at the interval, but a brace of goals by Paul Hemmingway sandwiched a reply from Dan Law to put Rovers seven points clear.

Doncaster Deaf v Sutton Rovers in the  Doncaster Senior Football League

Doncaster Deaf v Sutton Rovers in the Doncaster Senior Football League

Maltby MW could be their only challengers, being nine points adrift with three games in hand after a 5-0 home success over Yorkshire Main.

Peter Stevenson scored twice for Maltby with Luke Hirst, Tom Salt and Daniel White also getting in on the act.

A brace of goals from Ashley Dearing put Bawtry Town on the way to a 4-1 win over Kinsley Boys. Jermaine Green and Amir Ameen also chipped in with goals with Adam Cameron replying.

Sutton Rovers moved into fifth spot after a 4-2 victory at Doncaster Deaf.

Daniel Bell and Gareth Davies both bagged a brace for the winners wth Taljinder Singh and Rowan Dixon reducing the arrears.

An own goal helped Rossington Main account for Swinton Station Athletic 2-0. Lee Holmes added the other one.

Carcroft Village are the first side in the Sheffield Trophy Centre Challenge Cup quarter-finals after defeating Premier Division South Elmsall United Services 4-1 in the their second round tie. Kieron Bridges, Sam Corner, Joe Fisher and Shaun Mundy, scored for Village with Callum Hardy pulling a goal back.

A hat-trick of penalties by Ian Thompson helped Division One leaders Upton Brookside beat neighbours Travellers FC 6-3.

A brace of goals from both Russell White and Derek Eades put Hatfield Main on the way to a 6-0 triumph at Woodlands Rhinos. Kerry McEwan and Christopher Cork both adding a goal to complete the rout.

Adwick Park Rangers Reserves claimed their first scalp after 13 consecutive defeats, Daniel Hulley getting both goals in a 2-1 success over ISG Doncaster.