• Richard Lane

Clay Cross are beaten at Glapwell but Mickleover Reserves hit six

A round-up of Saturday's Central Midlands League action involving Derbyshire's sides, courtesy of Richard Lane.


In Premier North, Clay Cross Town's 100 per cent record went as they visited Glapwell, who celebrated their opening home game with a 2-0 win with two early goals from Owen Ryan on 12 minutes and Ben Copestake four minutes later.


Staveley Reserves pushed Newark Town all the way before going down 4-3 at the YMCA. Nathan Arnold opened the scoring for Newark in the 12th minute but most of the action came in the second half. Matty Clarke doubling the lead in the 51st minute before George Wilkinson got one for Staveley four minutes later. Mark Faflik and Elliott Burrell added further goals for the home side with Regan Edridge and Reece Clegg making sure the result was in doubt until the final whistle.


In the Premier South, Mickleover Reserves hit half a dozen as they beat Holbrook St Michaels 6-1. There were two for George Atwal and Larell King and one each from Will Robinson and Jude Ayetine while Alister Broughton got a consolation for Holbrook.


Ashland Rovers lost their unbeaten record as Pinxton ended their run of draws with a 3-1 win. Jay Cooper scored twice for Pinxton and Rob Fretwell got one from the penalty spot while Alex Paterson netted for Ashland.


South Normanton are still seeking their first win after going down 4-2 at Linby Colliery. Linby won with goals from Josh Hunt (2), Ben Jones and Sean Craven with Henry Brooks getting both for the Shiners.


There was a first win of the season for Hilton Harriers who beat Wirksworth Ivanhoe 2-1. Arron Millinchip gave Hilton the lead after 15 minutes with Joshua Warren getting the second on the hour, Tobi Wilkinson getting one back for Ivanhoe seven minutes from time.


It was the same scoreline at Mickleover RBL where the home side beat Long Eaton Community with goals from Daniel Minto and Jordan Lee.


It also finished 2-1 at the Fieldings where Rowsley 86 had the edge over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. A double from Logan Toplis gave Rowsley the points with Jacob Reeve on target for the Millers.


In the Macron Store Nottingham Division One Central, a Baillie Hajman goal was enough to give Woodhouse Colts the points against Cromford & Wirksworth Town, while Bakewell Town came back from South Normanton with a 5-2 win under their belts thanks to Stu Baker and Alex Moth who both twice and one from Freddie Hatcher, the home side’s goals coming from Troy Greveson and Daniel Harcup.


Blidworth Welfare beat Kilburn 4-2 with a goal apiece for Nathan Hunt, George Dyson, Alex Neilson and Kieran Grant, Kilburn replying through Jack Archer and Jordan Mighty.


Holbrook St Michaels were 3-1 winners against Mansfield Hosiery Mills, their goals scored by Kyle Curzon, Will Cope and Jordan Samuel, the Millers registering their first goal of the season by Callum Leslie.


Three games in Division One South saw PMG Academy win 2-0 against Heanor Town, the scorers Daniel Adifeh and Musa Jawara, while Ben Cooke, James Smith, Matt Savage, Harry Foxon and an own goal inspired Melbourne Dynamo’s 5-1 defeat of Linby Colliery. It was a better afternoon for Castle Donington who picked up their first CML points as a 55th minute goal from sub Jordan Davies proved decisive in their game at Ripley Town.


In the Presidents Cup Derby Singh Brothers beat Harworth Colliery 4-0, Moussa Cisse, Simeon Lawrence, Kishan Patel and Albashir Kuri the scorers.