Belfield MRA Round-up
by Dave Robinson
ALLENTON United had regained leadership of the Premier Division before Saturday’s matches kicked off.
A 3-2 win at Long Eaton United Reserves had seen to that in midweek.
There was no chance of a slip-up on Saturday either as they beat Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure 4-0 with goals from Danny Briscoe, Chris Hind, Adam Birch and Oliver Buxton.
Willington remain in second place after a 3-2 win at Newmount.
Three-nil up at half-time, Willington had to survive a Newmount fight-back before picking up all of the points.
Danny Gilligan and Buglione scored the Newmount replies but it was two from Steve O’Donnell and one from Rob Cox which carried the day.
Rowsley ‘86 replaced Melbourne Dynamo in third place as they came from 2-0 down to beat Dynamo 4-2.
Danny Guild and Alex Slater both scored for Melbourne.
Wirksworth Town continue to pursue a top-four finish and they helped their cause by recording a 4-1 win at Long Eaton United Reserves. Shaun Rickford scored the United reply.
Castle Donington Town shared six goals and the points with visitors Holbrook St Michaels.
A week after beating the top team, Belper United could only draw 1-1 with bottom team Sandiacre Town, Jay Harrison with the Belper goal.
Ben Cook and Perry Richards scored for Ashover as they won a tight game against Swanwick Pentrich Road 2-1.
It was quite a week for Derby Royals. Firstly they beat Swanwick Pentrich Road Reserves 4-0 to reach the final of the Junior Cup.
Andy Bacon, Damien Blackwood, Troy Black and Kirk Francis scores in that win.
They then became the first team to beat Mickleover RBL in league action, their 4-2 success opening up the division one title chase.
Josh Gregory (2), Andy Bacon and Kirk Francis scored in the league win for the Royals.
Although the chasing pack is somewhat adrift, the teams are still chasing and one of them, Matlock Sports, stepped up their bid with a 9-0 win at Pastures.
Dan Bridge led the way with a hat-trick, Martin Travis and Michael Cartwright both hit braces while Dan Bodin and Sam Hodson were also on target.
Selston are also still chasing a promotion spot and they maintained their bid with a 5-1 win over Punjab United.
Both Shaun Farnsworth and Mick Thorpe scored a brace in the win with Elliott Jones adding the fifth.
Shirland Athletic removed Belper United Reserves from the equation and put themselves in the picture as they won 4-2. Guy Taylor, Eddie Dunn, Adam Bellamy and Jay Miles all scored in the win.
Allestree drew 1-1 with Findern, Stephen Bills netting for Allestree while Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure Reserves went down 2-1 to Little Eaton. Luke Harrison netted the Royce’s goal.
Jake Watson scored the Ripley Town goal but for the second week running they went down to a heavy defeat, this time 4-1 at home to Bargate Rovers.
Derby Singh Brothers strengthened their position at the top of Division Two by beating Roe Farm 9-0.
Richard Warbey scored five, Jameel Andrisi a hat-trick and Ghupinder Aietan one for the Derby team.
Helping the Brothers was the fact that Ambergate beat Rowsley ‘86 Reserves 3-2 thanks to goals fromShane Linthwaite, Blane Huggins and Wayne Randall.
However, Woolley Moor United remain in contention after a 3-0 win at Punjab United Reserves.
Two goals from Stuart Holness and one from Oliver Dimmock gave Mickleover RBL Reserves a 3-0 win over Pastures Reserves.
Melbourne Dynamo Reserves won 5-1 at Bargate Rovers Reserves.
Farrell Scott bagged his second hat-trick on successive Saturdays while Neil Redfern and Jack Havron completed the Melbourne scoring.
Tom Smith scored the Bargate goal.
In midweek, Steve Smith scored a hat-trick for Selston Reserves as they beat Melbourne Dynamo Reserves 3-1 but on Saturday Selston went down 1-0 to Wirksworth Town Reserves, Mat Redshaw scoring from the penalty spot.
Hilton Harriers went down 2-0 to Sandiacre Town Reserves while Mark Waghorn, Troy Stevens and Craig Nutt scored the Swanwick Pentrich Road Reserves goals in a 3-3 draw with visitors Wirksworth Ivanhoe.