Royals still hope to rule roost in Alliance

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EDLINGTON Royals, who need to win five of their remaining six games to pip long-time leaders Bullcroft for the Doncaster Highfield Property Sunday Alliance League Premier Division title, kept their hopes alive with a 3-1 win over Bentley Top Club.

Liam Nelthorpe, Danny Rhodes and Sam Agar shared out the Edlington goals. Bottom two sides Acorn and Conisbrough Conyers battled out a 2-2 draw.

Barnby Dun beat visting Armthorpe Coronation by the odd goal in five. Lee Winterman bagged two of the goals with Liam Wilkin also weighing in with a goal. Danny Wilson and Peter Knox were the Armthorpe marksmen. Spinney beat Rockingham Hotel 2-0.

Rhino’s took over top spot in the Championship when beating Finningley Athletic 3-1. Tom Wales, Dean Wiffen and Jonathan Groom scored for the winners with Alan Booth netting the Athletic consolation.

FC Dunscroft, who have two games in hand, dropped down to second after being held to a 4-4 draw by Styrupp.

Craig Wigglesworth, Luke Brownbridge, Carl Grant and an own goal accounted for the Dunscroft tally.

Third-placed Social Bar kept their hopes alive with a 4-1 win over Corner Pin, for whom Luke Townsend scored their consolation goal.

White Hart also remain in the frame after posting a 5-0 win over Granby Trojans. Chris Hancock Darren Hancock, Jack Sockett, Brian Laverick and Robbie Rowland all hit the target for the winners. Toll Bar won 3-2 away at Stainforth.

Second-placed Sprotbrough now need a maximum of six points points from their last three games to clinch the Division One title following their 7-2 2 win over Three Horse Shoes United.

Calum Smith led the way with a brace and there were single strikes for David Hanson, Daniel Naylor, Martyn Severn, Chris Pickles and Tom McLoughlan.

Third-placed Canal Tavern, three points adrift of Sprotbrough with a much inferior points difference, kept their outside hopes alive with a 7-5 win over mid-table Stag Inn.

Darren Brown led the way with a hat-trick with Sean McCarthy weighing in with a brace. Neil Sheppard and Kirk Frost completed the scoring. Lee Tilley, Michael Austin, Adam Slater and Michael Smith replied for Stag Inn.

Park Social were on the wrong end of a 4-0 beating at the hands of Arrmthorpe. Carl Horsley scored both goals as Pegler Sports & Social beat Hatfield Celtic 2-1.

Sportsman Inter-Stella (Dean Beardmore, own goal) held on to their four-point lead at the top of Division Two with a 2-1 win over HPK.

Second-placed Olive Tree, who have a better goal difference than the leaders, kept the pressure on with a 3-0 win over ASD Lighting. Matthew Graves bagged two of the goals with Craig Newson also chipping in.

Carpenters Arms beat Wadworth Sports 4-2. Simon Robertshaw hit a double with Sam Braun and Matthew Kilvington also beating the Wadworth keeper.