Rhinos keep up title charge with 3-2 triumph

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THIRD-placed Athletico Pegler beat Doncaster Highfield Property Sunday Alliance Premier Division rivals Spinney by the odd goal in nine.

James Naylor and James Batchelor both bagged a brace for the winners with Chris Scott also chipping in.

Dan Phillips and Tom Harrison shared out the two Conisbrough Conyers’ consolation goals in their 3-2 defeat at Barnby Dun Social.

Second-placed Edlington Royals received a walkover at Bentley Top Club. Rhinos retained top spot in the Championship with a 3-2 win over Corner Pin.

Jonathan Groome, Josh Gibbons and Dean Daffin netted for the winners with Steve Easton and Luke Young replying.

Second-placed FC Dunscroft, two points behind but with two games in hand and a much better goal difference, beat lowly Auckley 5-4.

Third-placed Social Bar, also just two points behind the leaders but with only one game in hand, kept the pressure on the leaders with a 3-2 win over top-four rivals White Hart, whose own title hopes now look to have gone.

Chris and Darren Hancock shared out the White Hart consolation goals.

A brace by Ian Wright and a Joe Booth strike, secured Finningley Athletic a 3-1 win over Styrrup.

Kevin Rickatson scored the only goal of the game to secure Stainforth victory at Granby Trojans. Sprotbrough need just one win from their last two games to be sure of the Division One title following their 5-0 romp at Pegler Sports & Social.

Calum Smith bagged a brace for the KO Cup finalists, with Jonathan Mirfin, Natel Callus and Martyn Severn also chipping in with goals.

Third-placed Canal Tavern could also pip leaders AFC Rovers, who have played all their games, for the title if they win both remaining games and Sprotbrough lose theirs. Tavern kept their outside hopes alive with a 5-0 win at bottom club Askern Railway thanks to goals by Adam Freeborn (2), Darren Brown (2) and Darron Howe.

A Jamie Hindson hat-trick, and a Rob Wilson double, saw Hatfield Celtic win 5-2 away at Sprotbrough Country Club, for whom Scott Thornton and Joel Mortlock struck.

Stag Inn had to settle for a consolation brace by Craig Slater when going down 6-2 at home to Armthorpe.