Sprotbrough and Spinney book Alliance League KO Cup final spots

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SPROTBROUGH and Spinney will contest this season’s Doncaster Highfield Property Sunday Alliance League’s KO Cup final at Bentley Colliery’s ground next month.

Sprotbrough beat Division One title rivals Canal Tavern, who went down to ten men in the second half, 2-0 after extra-time in their semi-final.

Sprotbrough took the lead with a spot kick and added a second from open play.

Holders Spinney beat Bentley Top Club, for whom Bradley Sykes bagged a brace, by the odd goal in five in their all-Premier Division semi-final.

Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes opened up a 20-point lead over their nearest rivals Athletico Pegler, after romping to a 9-0 win over Armthorpe Coronation.

Pegler, who have four games in hand, lost ground when being held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Adam & Eve.

Fourth-placed Edlington Royals, who have played ten games less than the leaders, kept their outside hopes alive with a 4-0 win over fifth-placed ACS.

In-form Dan Gommerson grabbed two of the goals with David Poppleton and long-serving Paul Bradley also netting.

Barnby Dun Social beat bottom club Conisbrough Conyers by the odd goal in five.

Liam Wilkin (2) and Mark Roberts were the Social marksmen with Dan Phillips and Andrew Bright replying for Conyers, who have shown improved form of late.

All four leading contenders in the Championship title race all recorded victories.

White Hart retained top spot with a 5-2 win over visiting Stainforth.

Ryan Laverick led the way with a hat-trick and Leon Tarry bagged a brace. Craig Miller and Kevin Rickatson shared out the consolation goals.

Second-placed FC Dunscroft (Craig Kilgallon, Carl Grant) won 2-1 away at Eden Grove (James Jeynes).

Third-placed Rhino’s, who have played more games than the other three sides, handed out a 3-0 beating to visiting Toll Bar on the back of goals by Josh Gibbons, Joe Hodgson and Dean Daffin.

Fourth-placed Social Bar posted a 6-1 win over Granby Trojans.

Chris Peake, Adam Francis. Josh Daniels and Naill Horstead shared out the goals.

Finningley Athletic climbed off the bottom after beating fellow strugglers Drum, who now prop up the table, 6-0.

AFC Rovers took advantage of Canal Tavern and Sprotbrough being involved in the cup to move eight points clear at the top of Division One with a 2-1 win at fourth-placed Hatfield Celtic.

Alan Richmond and Luke Dart netted for Rovers with Scott Wilson replying for Celtic.

Fifth-placed Stag Inn romped to a 7-0 win at Carcroft Village. Lee Tilley and Adam Slater both helped themselves to a hat-trick with Andy Sheldrake also chipping in with a goal.

Sportsman Inter Stella saw their lead at the top of Division Two cut to just four points after crashing to a surprisingly emphatic 5-1 defeat away to second-placed Olive Tree.

Andrew Vipond was Tree’s hat-trick hero with Carl Miller and Matthew Holmes also hitting the target. Paul Preskey scored the Sportsman consolation.

Third-placed Brodsworth United, who have played four games more than the top two, beat AFC Cusworth 4-1.

Daniel Hulley hit a double with Darren Bird and Bryron McDermott both weighing in with goals.

Hawthorn climbed into fourth spot from Adwick Park Rovers on goal difference after beating Armthorpe Albion 7-4.

Rovers, for their part. beat HPK 4-1.

Liam Colman scored two of the goals and Jason Loosemore and Mark Brown also netted. Andy Beresford prevented a whitewash.

Carpenters Arms accounted for Number One Law 3-1. Simon Robertshaw (2) and David Cornthwaite accounted for Arms’ goals with Jonathon OIiver grabbing the Law consolation. Goals by Richard Monk (2) and Darren Jolly secured ASD Lighting a 3-0 win at Wadworth Sports.

Runaway Division Three leaders Edlington Top Club lost their 100 per cent record in spectacular fashion, crashing 7-1 at third-placed Glad Old Boys.

The free-scoring David Flowitt netted three of the goals with Karl Hope bagging a brace. Lee Hesketh and John Prescott chipped in with one apiece. Lee Hargreaves scored shell-shocked Top Club’s consolation goal.

A four-goal haul by Nathan Johnson was the highlight of Windmill’s 9-1 demolition of visiting Tonik.

Luke Rafferty (2), Michael Knight, Adi Cohen and Tony Hurrel completed the scoring.

n Divisions Four and Five round-ups in tomorrow’s Doncaster Star.