Cup holders make progress

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HOLDERS Sprotbrough beat Gatehouse 5-4 on penalties to book their place in the fourth round of the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League’s First Group Cup after it finished 4-4.

Bessacarr pipped visiting Skellow Rangers by the odd goal in seven. Fancied Canal Tavern romped to a 6-1 win over Walton Wonderers. Neil Shepherd and former Doncaster Rovers star Tim Ryan both bagged a brace for the Thorne side with Darren Howe and Ross Ebbage also netting.

Carl Reade and Danny Groves shared four of the goals in Brodsworth United’s 6-4 win over Rhino’s. Dan Hulley and Darren Bird also chipped in with goals. Joe Hodgson, Bradley Sykes, Steve Attey and Byron Craig were the Rhino’s marksmen. Hatfield Celtic also went through on penalties (4-3) at Carcroft Village, for whom Liam Boiston, Shane Carver and Josh Race, after it had ended 3-3.

Eden Grove (Peter Walmsley) lost out by the odd goal in three at home to Premier Division rivals Tumbler.

Finningley were flying high after beating Hatfield Woodhouse 5-2 thanks to a brace by both Jake Wright and Lewis Truman and an own goal.

Hawthorn cleared the third round hurdle with a 5-3 win over visiting Wheatley Hotel. Toll Bar received a walkover after Tap Maker failed to raise a side.

New Mallard (Sean Nicholls 2, Jason Key) went through on penalties (5-4) after their game at Wheatsheaf ended in a 3-3 draw.

League leaders Athletico Tap Maker posted a 5-1 win over Bentley Top Club in one of only two Premier Division games of the day. Dean Wilburn led the way with a hat-trick with Robert Allen and Daniel Gomerson also weighing in.

FC Dunscroft put 13 past visiting Stag Inn without reply. A Mike Edgecombe double and single strikes by Brett Lucas and Chris Colley secured Edlington Top Club a 4-1 Championship win against Sportsman Inter Stella.

Stainforth edged a 1-0 win over Windmill. Askern Railway pipped Division One rivals Armthorpe Albion by the odd goal in seven courtesy of goals by Daniel Butler (2), Lewis Hall and Ross Ascough. A Kieran Ferguson brace helped lay the foundations for Balby Academy of Sport’s 3-1 win over Auckley.