Royals are still in contention

Team to beat: Edlington Royales thumped Acorn 6-1 with Nathan Brady notching a hat-trick
Team to beat: Edlington Royales thumped Acorn 6-1 with Nathan Brady notching a hat-trick
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EDLINGTON Royals may be languishing in mid-table but their 6-1 win over Acorn suggests that they are still one of the teams to beat in the Doncaster Highfield Property Sunday Alliance League Premier Division title chase.

Nathan Brady notched a hat-trick for Royals, who have played six games fewer than the top two sides, with Danny Gommerson, Paul Bradley and Danny Rhodes also netting. Gary Williams scored the Acorn consolation.

Second-placed Bullcroft Sports & Social closed the gap on leaders Athletico Pegler with a 5-1 win at Armthorpe Coronation, for whom Darren Mundy scored their consolation.

Goals by David Jones, Mark Roberts and Chris Hart secured Barnby Dun a 3-0 win at Rockingham Hotel.

Lee Bulllock, Chris Freeman and Matthew Devine were the Bentley Top Club marksmen in their 3-2 win over ACS. Bottom club Conisbrough Conyers lost 5-1 at Adam & Eve.

FC Dunscroft continue to make the pace at the top of the Championship after beating second-placed Rhino’s 5-2. Craig Wigglesworth, Ryan Hall, Craig Kilgallon, Luke Brownbridge and Carl Grant did the damage for the visitors with Dean Wiffin and Daniel Wojcichowski sharing out the Rhino’s consolation goals.

White Hart climbed above Rhino’s into second spot after beating Auckley (Tom Docherty, Jim Skelton) 6-2.

Eden Grove (Mick Sibanda) and Social Bar battled out a 1-1 draw. Finningley Athletic were flying high after beating Granby Trojans 6-0. Joseph Booth hit three of the goals with Ashley Fiddler, Sam Wright and Alex Booth also getting in on the act.

Fourth-placed Styrupp beat visiting Drum 3-1 courtesy of a David Jenkinson brace and a Matthew Lawton strike. Toll Bar (Aaron Dunhill) and Stainforth (Peter Lindsey) shared the spoils from a 1-1 draw.

Division One leaders AFC Rovers beat Park Social by the odd goal in five. John Glynn and (2) Karl Blanchard won it for Rovers. Second-placed Canal Tavern kept up the pressure on the leaders with a 6-3 win over Armthorpe.

Sean Gorman and Darren Brown both bagged a brace with Neil Shepherd and Darren Howe also netting. Stag Inn beat Hatfield Celtic 6-2. Adam Slater and Daniel Hewitt shared four of the goals with Lee Tilley and Michael Pashley both chipping in with single strikes. Ricki Crompton and Robert Wilson both struck for Celtic. Sprotbrough Country Club (Liam Brook) lost 4-1 at Three Horseshoes United. John Murray, Tom Bulke, Andrew Leeson and Thaweewat Homchuen shared out the United goals. Hawthorn climbed two places to top after beating second-placed Adwick Park Rovers.

Brodsworth United (Andrew Vipond, Paul Lowe) and Olive Tree shared four goals.

Wadworth Sports beat Number One Law by the odd goal in seven. Aubrey Grant, Phillip Young, Keiran Dixon and an own goal accounted for the Wadworth goals with David Richards, Jonathan Oliver and Simon Manterfield replying for the losers.

Edlington Top Club continue to set the pace at the top of Division Three following their 2-0 win at fourth-placed Balby Academy of Sport. Second-placed Skellow Rangers beat third-placed Tonik 4-1. Sam Corner helped himself to three of the goals with Michael Astbury completing the scoring. Shelton claimed the Tonik consolation.

Grove Carvery served up a 5-1 win at Armthorpe Village. Gary Bethel. Clark O’Keith, Steve Mailee, Phillip Hare and Paul Griffin all hit the target.

Glad Old Boys returned to winning ways following their KO Cup defeat with a 3-1 win over Windmill thanks to goals by David Flowitt (2) and John Prescott. Adie Cowan replied for Windmill. Palfreys Lodge (Jordon McCloy, Christopher Stothard, Lee Stevenson ) won 3-2 at Super Yorkshire Tyres. Tank edged a 2-1 win at Waggies thanks to an Andy Kirton brace. Terry McCombe still finished on the losing side despite hitting a hat-trick as Division Four leaders Ingram Arms beat White Swan Balby by the odd goal in seven.