CML Round-up: Staveley win opener on new pitch
Richard Lane rounds up the action involving Derbyshire's sides in the Central Midlands League at the weekend:
Friday night saw the first competitive match played on Staveley Miners Welfare’s state of the art facilities, with Premier North pace-setters Clay Cross Town the visitors.
The Millers kept their title challenge going with a 2-1 win thanks to goals in each half, Montelle Kamara putting them ahead on 43 minutes and Ryan Hadley getting the second with 76 minutes on the clock. Staveley pulled one back from the penalty spot two minutes later but the visitors held on to the points.
In the Premier South division, Pinxton went down to 4-2 defeat at Holbrook St Michaels. Rob Fretwell put Pinxton ahead but they were pegged back by goals from Ben Cartwright, Darren Cartwright, Regan Bickerton and an own goal before Tom Ellis got Pinxton’s second.
Mickleover Reserves were 2-0 winners at home to Hilton Harriers. After seeing an early penalty well saved by Hilton keeper Harry Wood, the home side took the lead on 37 minutes through Will Monteiro. Surf Tefera made no mistake with a second spot kick on 40 minutes.
In Division One Central, Kilburn scored nine goals as they wiped out Holbrook Sports. Among the goals for Kilburn were Stu Birkett and Stuart O’Toole with two apiece, Sean Fletcher, Jordan Mighty, Tremayne Anderson, Brad Wheldon and Chris Ward joining them on the scoresheet with one each.
Wirksworth Ivanhoe suffered a rare defeat, Bakewell Town, playing only their third league game of the season, running out 6-2 winners. Connor Maskrey’s double was added to by Jamie Carrington, Rob Littlewood, Alex Moth and Stuart Baker. Dan Watson got both goals for Wirksworth.
One game in Division One South saw Melbourne Dynamo maintain their perfect record as they beat Ripley Town 5-1. The goals came from Isaac Gosling (2), Carl Allsop, Matt Savage and James Smith, with Jack Brown the scorer for Ripley.