Draws galore in the MRA

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Two weeks ago three teams scored nine goals in the Midlands Regional Alliance.

Last week, two teams scored ten. This Saturday was the day of draws although Mackworth St.Francis did win 12-1 at Stanton Ilkeston with Josh Kirk netting the solitary Stanton goal.

In all, there were five draws with four of them being in the Premier Division.

In one other Premier game, there was only one goal with league leaders Allenton United winning at Wirksworth Town through that goal.

One of the four Premier Division draws served to give Sandiacre Town their first point of the season, Adam Barber scoring their goal in a 1-1 draw with Allestree.

Tim Baker blasted home a 25-yard free-kick to earn Rowsley 86 a 1-1 draw with Mickleover RBL while Rob Williams scored the Matlock Sports goal in their 1-1 draw with Newhall United.

Melbourne Dynamo drew 2-2 with Swanwick Pentrich Road, Jack Purkiss and Dave Brough scoring for Melbourne while Mark Wagoner netted both the Swanwick goals.

Danny Palmer was the scorer of the Newmount goal as they lost 3-1 to Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure. Danny Wildegoose, Anthony Fay and Ady Kershaw were all on target for Cromford as they beat Punjab United 3-0.

The fifth draw of the day was in Division One where Tibshelf drew 3-3 with Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure Reserves. Dean Burrows,two,and John Gibb scored for Tibshelf.

Not so many goals for Pastures this week as they beat Wirksworth Ivanhoe 3-0 with goals from Kev Morrow,two,and Mick Meehan.

Little Eaton were the big scorers of Division One with Paul Young,two, Gaz Charlesworth, Simon Steadman, Robbie Brough and John Doran bagging their goals in a 6-2 victory over Rowsley 86 Reserves. Running Little Eaton close for the scoring bragging rights were Derby Singh Btothers with a 5-3 win over Bargate Rovers in which Daniel Minto,three,and Leon Shaw,two, scored the Brothers goals.

Mickleover RBL Reserves went down 6-3 to Woolley Moor United.

Melbourne Dynamo Reserves and Pastures Reserves both scored seven goals in winning in Division Two. Vinnie Hallifield,three, Farrell Scott,two, an own goal and Tom Jenning doing the damage to Wirksworth Town Reserves in a 7-1 win while Pastures Reserves beat Punjab United Reserves 7-2.

For once, Ambergate did not figure amongst the high scorers as they had to settle for a 2-0 win over Little Eaton Reserves with Andy Stevenson and Sam Hicking the scorers of their goals.

Bargate Rovers had to look to an own goal for their strike in a 2-1 loss to Newhall United Reserves. Dan Walho and Jordan Masonboth scored for Hilton Harriers as they beat Roe Farm 2-1.

Liam Burnett, John Phillips and Matt Wright scored the Mackworth St.Francis goals as they beat Shardlow St.James 3-2 while Paul Holmes,two,Phil Liddell,two,and Sam Bladon gave Newton their nap hand in a 5-1 win over Chellaston Reserves.