Spinney on course to retain grip on KO Cup

Wadsworth Sports: Pipped 3-2 by Brodsworth United despite goals by Steelyard and Buck.
Wadsworth Sports: Pipped 3-2 by Brodsworth United despite goals by Steelyard and Buck.
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HOLDERS Spinney booked their place in the Doncaster Highfield Property Sunday Alliance KO Cup semi-final with a 3-2 win over Edlington Royals in a repeat of last season’s final.

Mark Cooper, Danny Jarvis and Curtis Walker were the Spinney marksmen.

Spinney will meet Bentley Top Club, who beat FC Dunscroft 4-0, in the semi-final. Matthew Devine (2), Lee Bullock and Bradley Sykes shared out the Bentley goals.

Canal Tavern also cleared the quarter-final hurdle, beating Premier Division title challengers Athletico Pegler 4-2.

Sean Gorman bagged a brace for the League One side with Darren Brown and Philip Walton also getting in on on the act. James Naylor and James Batchelor shared out the Pegler consolation goals.

Tavern will meet League One rivals Sprotbrough, who beat Championship side Toll Bar 4-3 on penalties, in the semi-final. The game had ended 2-2 with Matthew Mears and Richard Smith netting for Sprotbrough and Johnny Wilson and Brian Craig replying for Toll Bar.

Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes opened up an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier Division following their 8-2 win over Acorn, for whom Phillip Kenyon scored both consolation goals. ACS posted an impressive 5-0 win at Barnby Dun.

Rhinos took over top spot in the Championship from FC Dunscroft after beating third-placed White Hart 5-1.

Dean Daffin notched a hat-trick for the winners with Joe Hodgson and Scott Exley also chipping in with goals. Damien Bevan replied for White Hart.

Eden Grove (Robert Mahon, Darrell Creed) beat Corner Pin by the odd goal in three.

Social Bar romped to a 6-1 win over Drum. Auckley had to settle for a consolation goal by Tom Doherty when going down 2-1 at Stainforth.

AFC Rovers moved 11 points clear of second-placed Canal Tavern, who have three games in hand, after beating fourth-place Stag Inn 4-1.

Jay Aker, Aaron Panky, Aaron Batho and Mark Dilks secured Carcroft Village a 3-2 win at AFC Cusworth.

Hatfield Celtic handed out a 5-0 beating to Sprotbrough Country Club. Ryan Davies (2), Luke Crompton, Robert Wilson and Jamie Hindson (penalty) accounted for their goals. Lee Peate earned Pegler Sports & Social a 1-1 draw at Park Social.

Brodsworth United, who have played four games more, closed to within four points of Division Two leaders Sportsman Inter Stella, after beating Wadworth Sports by the odd goal in five. Darren Bird (2) and Nathan Martin netted for United with Stuart Steelyard and David Buck replying for the visitors.

Gary Smith, Matthew Wilson, Robert Watson, Daniel Pettit and Steve Bell all weighed in with goals as Armthorpe Albion scored five without reply against Adwick Park Rangers.

A Nick Wood brace proved in vain as AFC Cusworth lost 3-2 at home to ASD Lighting. A brace by Carl Hayes and a single strike by Mark Whiteley, secured HPK a 3-2 win at Rosehill Press, for whpm Mark Berry and Robert Lee replied.

Glad Old Boys (Craig O’Neill, Matthew Shaw, Marlon Speight) kept their Division Three promotion hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Waggies (Jamie Faulding 2).

A James Smith hat-trick laid the foundations for Grove Carvery’s 7-1 win over Armthorpe Village. Clark O’Keefe (2) and Ryan Mallee completed the scoring with Nicky Johnson notching the Village consolation.

Adrian Howe also hit a hat-trick in Tank’s high-scoring 8-5 win over Palfrey’s Lodge. Andy Turton (2), Paul Burton (2) and Steve Cotterill also weighed in with goals. Lee Stevens (3), Steven Brown and Michael Barker ensured that Tank were made to work hard for their win. Tonik (Sholton) dropped to fourth after going down 3-1 at home to Windmill.