Rowsley 86 keep up pressure at top of Midland Regional Alliance Premier Division

CHAD Mansfield Youth League round-up.
CHAD Mansfield Youth League round-up.
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Rowsley 86 moved up to second in the Midland Regional Aliliance Premier Division after they enjoyed a 5-0 victory away at Wirksworth Town Reserves thanks to goals from Liam Hallam, Andrew Roome, Nik Baker, Ricky Short and George Dronfield.

They sit behind leaders Sandiarce Town, who thumped Tibshelf 10-2, thanks to five goals from Mark Raisin, four from the Saints’ leading goalscorer Gavin Spencer and a single from Chris Monk.

In Division One, Melbourne Dynamo moved up to fourth place after goals from Tom Colclough and Niall Worrall secured a 2-0 win over Wirksworth Town Reserves down at The Grange.

Meanwhile, Matlock United and Doe Lea AFC shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Cavendish Playing Fields.

Callum Gill and Graham Whysal netted for United; Adam Norris and Brett Turner for Doe Lea.

In Division Two, Sherwin Reserves were the biggest winners in the division after they succumbed Wirksworth Ivanhoe Reserves to a 6-2 defeat.

Marley Hamilton netted twice with Tom Allen, Adam Thompson, Leyland Parvell and Zach Allcock completing their scoring.

Willington Sports ended their run of four consecutive defeats this Saturday after the secured a 4-2 win over bottom of the table side Real Medina.

Chesterfield Town also returned to winning ways as they ran out 5-2 winners over Punjab United.

Elsewhere, Little Eaton Development claimed a comfortable 4-0 win over Ripley Town Reserves who have now conceded 12 goals in their last two league outings.

Sam Stone, Ross Woodhouse, Brett Dolan and namesake Grant got on the scoresheet for Little Eaton.

In the only MRA Junior Cup fixture of the weekend, Derby Singh Brothers knocked out Division Two leaders Ambergate after claiming a 2-1 victory courtesy of goals from Igoris Metlovis and Richard Taylor-Warby.

The third round of the MRA Challenge Cup also got underway at the weekend with Sherwin knocking out higher opposition after they edged past Premier Division side Bestwood Miners Welfare 2-1 thanks to goals from Joe Burt and Jordan Doyle.

Craig Dawson replied for Bestwood.

Cromford progressed into the next round as goals from Daniel Wildgoose and Connor Gratton secured a 2-0 win over Ripley Town.

Newhall United needed extra-time to claim a 3-1 victory over Division Two side Shirebrook Rangers Reserves.

Scott Paterson had given Rangers a 1-0 half-time lead before James Ward netted two minutes from the end to set up a further 30 minutes of football.

United went 2-1 up in the 106th minute after Ward netted his second before Paul Hollis added a third to book their place in the next round.

Meanwhile, unbeaten Rowsley 86 Reserves dumped Shirebrook Rangers out of the competition following their 2-0 victory.

Angus Hodgson and Jordan Spalding netted the winning goals.