Brett’s Sharpe finish sees off Holloway

AFC South Wingfield left it until the last minute to secure a win in the opening group game of the invitation shield.

Rob Else’s side should have wrapped up the game in the opening half hour against a Lea and Holloway side carved open almost at will during that spell.

Carline’s men struggled to deal with the creativity of Bates and the pace of Chris Evans and it was the latter who opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he finished a one on one at the second attempt.

Chances came thick and fast for Wingfield with Greaves, Fretwell and Baranow all guilty of missing them.

The second half started very much the same and Wingfield doubled their lead in the 57th minute through Evans again who made no mistake from 10 yards.

The visitors showed some attacking intent after this and after a needless free kick was given away by Miles on the halfway line, the ball was played into the box and a rash challenge by Nutt resulted in a penalty kick that Allen Hurt coolly slotting home.

The home side seemed to sit back after this and with two minutes left on the clock it was level again when a goalmouth scramble from a corner was smashed home by Gary Sidall.

Holloway were still celebrating the goal when, with only one minute left on the clock Wingfield went again from the centre circle.

The ball fell to Brett Sharpe who unleased an unstoppable volley from 25 yards out which flew into the top corner. A stunned Holloway side could only watch on as the final whistle was blown and Wingfield walked away with all three points.

Boythorpe went into their game against Division Two side C.C.S Barley Mow as clear favourites.

Barley Mow started the game with 10 men but took the lead through a superb Ash Morton chip and continued to hold their own for well over an hour.

Boythorpe eventually got their act together and scored two quick fire goals to give them a slim 2-1 lead.

Debutante Nay Stiles levelled the game but with 10 minutes left the extra man counted and Boythorpe edged it with two more goals. Codnor Miners were away this week to Darley Dale Red Star in their group game and it was the visitors who struck first on 25 minutes through Alex Gillot.

Gillott scored his second 10 minutes later but with five minutes to go Dalery Dale found Codnor’s defence sleeping to score the final goal of the game making the score 2-1.

Shirland were slow out of the blocks and found themselves two goals down to Ashover early on. Shirland fought back to score twice through Richard Harrison and Nathan Flint but Ashover proved they were no push overs and eventually won 5-3.

Black Hippo FC continued their fantastic start to the season with a 5-0 win againts Wirksworth Albion FC.

Tansley lost 5-1 to Riddings Rovers FC, while Shirebrook Rangers tore apart Foresters 11-1.

Laburnum beat Hurst Farm Utd 4-2 in the rearranged Derbyshire cup game.