Finalists in last four again as Carpenters slip

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HOLDERS Canal Tavern (Darren Howe, Kirk Frost) booked their place in the semi-finals of the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League’s First Group Cup with a 2-0 win over Division Two leaders Carpenters Arms.

Last year’s runners-up Sprotbrough, for whom Daniel Taylor, Jonathon Murfin, Joe McLoughlan netted, needed extra-time to see off Tumbler by the odd goal in five.

South Kirkby Colliery reached the last four with a 5-3 win over Edlington Top Club thanks to goals by Ben Atkinson, Myles Cleland, Carl Wilson and Steven Dawson (2).

Adam & Eve beat Stainforth 4-1.

Athletico Parklands increased their lead at the top of the Premier Division despite being held 1-1 by bottom club Acorn (Tom Padget),

Second-placed Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes (James Hendry 2) lost ground after going down 3-2 at Armthorpe Coronation.

Third-placed Barnby Dun made ground on both teams fwith a 2-0 win at FC Dunscroft.

Rhinos charged to a 3-2 victory over Social Bar with goals by Alex Rennie, Dean Wiffen and Matthew Hayes.

Corner Pin posted a 5-2 Championship win over Conisbrough Conyers. James Taylor, Luke Townsend (2) and Jonathan Hardy (2) netted for Pin with Adam Deever and Andrew Bright replying.

Eden Grove romped to a 6-1 win at Finningley Athletic. Nick Giliga led the way with a hat-trick with Peter Walmlsey, Jamie Ruddock and Daniel Creed also netting.

Toll Bar also enjoyed a 6-1 win away from home at Styrrup. Terry Wilson bagged a brace with Andrew Jones, Aaron Dunhill and Sam Peacock also chipping in with goals.

Division One leaders Hawthorn remain five points clear of second-placed Stag Inn after beating bottom club Carcroft Village 6-3.

Daniel Turner (2), Billy Brown Quinn Simms, Lee Isaac and Michael Farrow shared out their goals with Matthew Williamson scoring both Village goals.

Stag, who have two games in hand over the leaders, beat Alverley Inn 9-4.

Dark horses Wheatley Hotel kept their hopes alive with a 5-1 win over second-bottom Askern Railway. Chris Wood, Craig Newson, Callum Russell and Matthew Holmes (2) netted for the winners with Tom Bentley replying.

Hatfield Celtic beat Adwick Park Rovers 7-0.

Sportsman Inter Stella (Jonathan Morgan, Dean Beardmore) and Park Social (Scott Johnson, Richard Arch) battled out a 2-2 draw.