• Richard Lane

Central Midlands League Round-up - October 3

Richard Lane summarises the action involving Derbyshire clubs in the latest Central Midlands League encounters:

The first round of the Buckingham Insurance League Cup took centre stage this week with a total of 15 ties taking place.

Four second round places were decided in midweek. On Tuesday night Clay Cross had little difficulty in their away tie at Selston Reserves, although Selston did put on a fighting first half performance to remain on level terms at the interval.

The visitors upped the ante in the second half scoring six thanks to Josh Scully’s two penalties, two from Callam Lytham and one each for Billy Whitehead and Lewis Macaskill.

Saturday’s ties saw two Derbyshire-based Premier Division sides fall at the hands of Division One opposition.

Heanor Town Reserves travelled to the Fieldings and returned with a 3-0 win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills, the goals coming from Alex Lynam with two and Jack Desmond.

Action from Heanor Town Reserves' win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Photo: DC Live Photography

Mickleover Reserves were beaten 2-0 at Melbourne Dynamo for whom Isaac Gosling and Jack Bodill were the scorers.

Harworth Colliery made it to round two by beating Long Eaton United Community 3-0. Tom Bedford put them ahead on 18 minutes, Ainsley Finney doubled the lead with 69 played with Callum Brooks getting the third fifteen minutes from time.

A Josh Barnes goal was enough to give Holbrook St Michaels a narrow win in their local derby against Kilburn, while Aa Jay Cooper hat-trick along with goals for Sion Green and Luke Thomas gave Pinxton a comfortable 5-0 win over Ripley Town at Wharf Road. Pinxton are now unbeaten in the League Cup for four years, their last defeat coming in October 2016.

Wirksworth Ivanhoe were 3-0 winners at Shirebrook Soldiers with Alex Dawson, Tom Mellor and Jack Higton all on the scoresheet.

Clay Cross Town were the day’s top scorers as they overwhelmed Renishaw 9-1 in the Premier North division. Montelle Kamara led the way with a hat-trick, Lewis Macaskill and Callam Lytham each added two with Josh Parfitt and Harry Webster-Dunkerley the other scorers. Renishaw’s Chris Savage did however make his mark by being the first to score against the Millers this season.

Crowle Colts had a 2-1 win against Staveley Reserves with goals from Daniel Barrowcliffe and Joe Simpson, Callum Fletcher replying for the Trojans.

The top two in the Premier South division remain unbeaten, Rowsley 86 and Blidworth Welfare playing out a 2-2 draw. Blidworth’s goals came from Tristan Burrell and Scott Taylor, with Rowsley’s two going down as own goals.

Luke Smithson was on fire for South Normanton Athletic, scoring no less than four of his team’s goals in their 5-1 win at Nottingham FC. Henry Brooks got the other for the Shiners, with Blaize Hall netting for the hosts.

Underwood Villa were 3-2 winners at Hilton Harriers, their goals coming from Ben Sandhu (40), Owen Morris (60) and Giovanni Andrew (85) with Josh Gregory and Max Bulmer scoring for the Harriers.