Local Football Report for Weekend of 14/01/17

Midlands League – Division North

FC Bolsover 7 – 2 Harworth Colliery
By Richard Lane

The FC Bolsover juggernaut rolls on in the Black Dragon Badges North Division, with Harworth Colliery the latest victims. Harworth took an early lead with James Woodward putting them ahead in the first minute, but Daniel Russell soon squared the scores. Greg Archer’s penalty again put the visitors in front but two from Josh Parfitt gave Bolsover an interval lead.

The second half saw the runaway leaders add four more, Russell completing his hat trick with Josh Thomas and Adam Kimberley also hitting the target. Clay Cross Town lie in second place after an 8-0 defeat of a young Welbeck Lions outfit. There was a hat trick for player-manager Ant Lynam, with two apiece for Callum Lytham and Lee Clay, and one from Ryan Bates.

AFC Bentley hit the top three for the first time as they took their points haul to 22 from the last 24, beating Dinnington Town 3-1. All the goals came in a seven minute spell in the middle of the first half. Brad Maddison put Bentley ahead in 22 minutes, Will Morris equalising from the spot two minutes later, Rod Pursehouse and Joe Byron’s goals shortly afterwards ensuring the points stayed with the home side.

Newark Town came from behind three times to earn a point in a closely contested match at Retford. Jason Swannack, on his 50th appearance, put Retford ahead on 24 minutes, Chris Dobbie making it one all on the half hour before Will Tomlinson again gave the home side the advantage on the stroke of half time. Tyler Martin put Newark level just after the hour mark, but sub Aaron Blakey again gave Retford the lead before George Pearce clinched a point for Town.

Collingham put a run of three home defeats behind them as they saw off Phoenix 5-1 at Station Road. Jack Wilkinson and Luke Clifford scored for the hosts in the first half, Derek Mounsey pulling one back for Phoenix. A Dominic Agnew double and one from Craig Bridge gave Collingham a comfortable three points.

Askern completed only their second win since early October, defeating Bilsthorpe 3-1 at Eakring Road. All of the goals came in the second half by which time Bilsthorpe were down to nine men. Luke Williams gave Askern a 47th minute lead, Lee Winterman adding a second eight minutes from time. Nathan Hadley reduced the arrears a minute later, Tom Dobbin getting Askern’s third in added time.

Thorne Colliery and Tideswell United scored seven between them at Moorends, the Derbyshire side holding the balance in a 4-3 win. Jack Bradbury got a hat trick for the visitors, Matt Brown also scoring, while Thorne’s scorers were Andrew McCreadie, Wallace Brown and Kevin Lynch.

Chesterfield & District Sunday Football League – Napit Division 1

West End Killimarsh 0 – 8 FC United of Bolsover
By Martin Green

FCUB continued on their quest for promotion with yet another fine display at Eckington Miners Welfare’s Ground. Josh Parfitt was the leading light scoring 5, moving his goal tally on to 26 for the season, Jack Weaver and Nick Grayson added the rest, Nick Grayson should have had a hat trick by half time.

FCUB meet FC Britannia in a top of the table clash on 22nd January.

Northern Counties East Football League

Staveley Miners Welfare 3 – 3 Handsworth Parramore
By Martin Green

The Trojans first Saturday home game brought a record 212 crowd for the season against local rivals Handsworth Parramore and it was a game that lived up to the expected fierce encounter. The game started at a incredible pace with Aaron Moxam netting twice in the first 10 minutes, the Trojans defence had no match for the runs of Joe Thornton and Daniel Buttle down the wings. Callum Mawbey pulled 1 back after 22 minutes to steady the nerves of a game that looked very much like a trashing for the Trojans was on the cards. On 34 minutes Jon Foggatt made it 3 -1, but the game was now end to end. Half time came with the Trojans having a lot of questions to be asked. Brett Marshall, the Trojans Manager answered them. The defence was now solid and it was Handsworth that were struggling. The pressure from the Trojans eventually paid off with a wonderful goal on 71 minutes by new boy Joshua Schofield. 11 minutes later Callum Mawbey grabbed his second and the equalizer. The Trojans continued to put the pressure on the Handsworth defence, but they held out until the full time whistle. Joshua Schofield was sent off just after his goal for what the referee deemed a red card offence. Having looked at the video footage, the Trojans have appealed against the red card on a decision by the ref that is most definitely wrong.

The Trojans are at home to Worksop tonight (Wednesday 18th) and away at Liversedge on Saturday.