EDLINGTON Royals bounced back from their Doncaster Highfield Property Sunday Alliance League KO Cup quarter-final defeat to beat Premier Division rivals Barnby Dun Social Club 6-0.
Liam Nelthorpe bagged a brace for Royals with Ian Bagshaw, Dan Gommerson, Dave Popplleton and Paul Bradley also netting.
Leaders Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes beat KO Cup holders Spinney 2-0.
A Philip Kenyon hat-trick helped secure second-bottom Acorn a 4-3 win over fellow strugglers Rockingham Hotel. Ashley McNeil also chipped in with a goal.
Third-placed Bentley Top Club (Matthew Devine, Liam Grainger, Bradley Sykes) shared six goals with second-placed Athletico Pegler, for whom James Batchelor, James Naylor and Daniel Read replied.
Rhino’s stay top of the Championship despite suffering a 3-2 defeat at Stainforth.
Kevin Rickatson (2) and Chris Cork shared out the Stainforth goals with Daniel Wojticowski grabbing both Rhino’s goals.
White Hart, who have two games in hand of the leaders, moved to within a point of them following their 6-1 win at Granby Trojans. Damien Richardson led the way with a hat-trick with Chris Hancock, Ryan Laverick and Damien Bevan all weighing in with single strikes.
FC Dunscroft (Luke Brownbridge) dropped down to third after being held to a 1-1 draw by mid-table Eden Grove (Mick Sibanda).
Goals by Matthew Cockett and Tom Doherty failed to save Auckley from a 4-2 defeat away to fellow strugglers Drum.
Doubles by Ryan Wagstaff and Paul Toomey, secured Social Bar a 4-1 win over Finningley Athletic.
Stag Inn and Three Horseshoes United battled out a 4-4 draw.
Second-placed Canal Tavern beat Division One leaders AFC Rovers 5-0. But it was a lot closer game than the score line would suggest and it wasn’t until the introduction of Kirk Frost, one of the scorers, early in the second half that the visitors got on top. Darren Brown (3) and Sean Gorman also netted.
Mid-table Armthorpe won 3-1 at bottom club Askern Railway.
A Ryan Davies hat-trick and a Leigh Emmerson brace laid the foundations Hatfield Celtic’s 7-1 romp at second-bottom Carcroft Village. Luke Crompton and Robert Wilson also netted for the winners. Aaron Parkin scored the Village consolation.
Josh Dams was the Sprotbrough Country Club scorer in their 3-1 defeat at lowly Park Social.
Derby rivals Sprotbrough posted an emphatic 11-1 win over Pegler Sports & Social.
Calum Smith helped himself to three of third-placed Sprotbrough’s goals with Richard Jones (2), Michael Willits, Richard Smith, Carl Norman, Natal Callus, Tom McLoughlin and Daniel Taylor also adding to Pegler’s woe.
Sportsman Inter-Stella continue to set a scorching pace at the top of Division Two. They posted their 13th win in 15 starts when beating mid-table Hawthorn 3-2 with goals by Dean Beardmore (2) and Clive Donald.
Second-placed Brodworth United lost ground, going down 5-3 at Wadworth Sports.
David Buck (2), Stuart Steelyard, James Cheswick and Adam Horner netted for the winners with Kieron Williams, Byron McDermott and Darren Bird replying for United.
Third-placed Olive Tree also dropped points after being held to a 3-3 draw at second-bottom Carcroft Village. Jamie Kirsopp grabbed all three goals for Village with David Kent, Calum Russell and Andrew Vipond sharing out the Olive Tree goals.
Goals by Joe Southam and Shane Garner secured Adwick Park Rovers a 2-0 win over fourth-placed Armthorpe Albion.
Lee Parker, Daniel Cheatham and Mark Whiteley secured HPK a 3-2 win at Carpenter’s Arms, whose two consolation goals were shared by Simon Robertshaw and James Mitchell.
Number One Law beat visiting ASD Lighting by the odd goal in nine. Simon Manterfield bagged a brace for the winners with Tony Garner, Craig Hampson and Jonathan Oliver also chipping in with goals.
Division Three-Five r/up in tomorrow’s paper.