• Richard Lane

Central Midlands League Round-up - October 10

Richard Lane rounds up the action involving Derbyshire's Premier Division clubs in the Central Midlands League this weekend:

The big match in the Premier North division took place under the Phoenix Park lights on Friday night, Dinnington Town bringing an end to Clay Cross Town’s perfect start to the season.

The home side took the lead with a Jamie Hopkins goal, Max Glaves doubling the lead just before half-time. Callam Lytham got a late reply for the Millers but the hosts finished 2-1 winners.

Retford United came from behind to defeat Staveley Reserves 3-2 at Cannon Park. Dean Conway opened the scoring in the 16th minute but Staveley took the lead with goals from Reece Clegg on 32 minutes and Brad Hextall ten minutes into the second half. Conway’s second levelled things on the hour mark, Igor Mlynarski grabbing the winner with eight minutes left.

Rowsley 86 and Blidworth Welfare are still neck and neck at the top of the Premier South Division. Rowsley won 4-2 at Arnold having gone in front through Andy Roome's penalty on 52 minutes with Shomari Doyle doubling the lead with 68 played. Chris Neilson converted another spot kick to give Arnold hope but within a minute Pete Stubley restored the two-goal lead. Neilson struck again from the spot two minutes from the end before Conor Hiley got the killer goal in stoppage time.

Blidworth beat Mickleover Reserves 2-1 but had to rely on two late goals to see them home. Mickleover went ahead on 78 minutes through an own goal but two in three minutes from Paul Revuelta and Scott Taylor turned things round for the hosts.

It was a close run thing at Kingsway Park as Ashland Rovers edged past South Normanton Athletic 4-3. Sam Cox and Luke Smithson put the Shiners two up before a Conor Barnes double made it all square at the break. Ben Jones and Liam Black put Ashland in front before a Cox penalty brought an end to the scoring.

Holbrook St Michaels and Linby Colliery shared four goals and the points in a 2-2 draw. Scorers for Holbrook were Joe Brumby and Sam Chambers with Linby’s goals coming from Jack James and Sean Craven.

Holbrook Sports opened their account with a 2-1 defeat of Teversal Reserves. The winning goals came from a John Cullen penalty and Lewis Durow, Tevie replying with one from Ryan Noon.