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Central Midlands League weekend round-up

Richard Lane rounds up the weekend's action for Derbyshire sides in the Central Midlands League North and South divisions.

The first Friday fixture of the season was at Wharf Road, Pinxton temporarily moving to the top of the Premier South division with a 4-1 win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Jay Cooper scored twice for the home side, Tom Lewis and Luke Thomas also on target with Liam McCarthy responding for the Millers.

By ten to five they had been overtaken by Rowsley 86 and Blidworth Welfare who both extended their run of successive wins to four. Rowsley travelled to Holbrook Sports, coming away with a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Noah Evans, Conor Hiley and Pete Stubley, Holbrook’s scorers were Dan Peberdy and Lee Hillier.

South Normanton Athletic inflcted a 3-0 defeat on Sherwood Colliery Reserves at Debdale Park, Sam Cox with two and Luke Smithson with the goals.

Holbrook St Michaels and Nottingham FC shared the points and eight goals at Holbrook Park. Joe Brumby, Ali Broughton, Mani Freeman and Morgan Holloway shared the goals for the home side, Blaize Hall (2), Calrick Dunkley and Kashe Hall replying for Nottingham.

Ashland Rovers picked up their first points with a 3-1 win against Hilton Harriers. Goals from Danny Bircunshaw, Connor Barnes and a Ben Jones penalty proved decisive, Hilton, who missed a penalty, scored through Max Bulmer.

Ashland Rovers take on Hilton Harriers (orange)

In Premier North, a brace of penalties from Josh Scully were enough for Clay Cross Town to maintain their winning start to the season against Thorne Colliery at Mill Lane. Scully beat the keeper in the 33rd and 51st minutes to keep the Millers record intact.

Harworth Colliery and Staveley Reserves failed to find the net at Scrooby Road, the match ending goalless.

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