Rowsley ‘86 hit five to stay on top

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Midlands Regional Alliance Round-up

Liam Hallam’s hat-trick plus goals from Tim Baker and Seb Walker, gave Rowsley ’86 a 5-1 win over Sandiacre Town to maintain their position as Midlands Regional Alliance Premier Division pace-setters despite second-placed Cromford’s 5-0 victory at Wirkworth Town.

Alex Statham and Ryan Marchington scored a brace each for Cromford, with Dan Wildgoose also on target.

Jack Higton levelled for hosts Wirksworth Ivanhoe to cancel out Matt Fearn’s opener for Newhall United as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Division One leaders Aston United were held to a 1-1 draw by Matlock United, Jack Walden scoring Matlock’s goal.

Connor Hiley (3), Joe Heron, and Matthew Windsor netted for Rowsley ’86 Reserves as they hit five without reply at Newhall United Reserves, whilst Wirksworth Town Reserves lost 3-1 to Shirebrook Rangers with Phil Ward on target.

In Division Two, Ambergate won 2-1 at Chellaston Reserves, while Matlock Town CFA were in impressive form once again as they stormed to a 12-1 win over Sandiacre Town Reserves.

Marcus Beddoe hit four goals for CFA, Miroslav Kurtak added a hat-trick and the re were also goals for Sam Duffin, Jake Hatcliffe, Sam Kelly, Alex Lacey and Michael Lettall as the hosts ran riot.

Central Midlands League

Matlock Town Reserves put in a fine performance to overcome Teversal Reserves 5-1 in Nottinghamshire and maintain their 100 per cent record.

From the start the Gladiators pushed the hosts back into their own half and could very easily have taken an early lead through chances spurned by Jack Siddall and Dec Jenkins.

The pattern of play continued with the Gladiators’ midfield domination starving the free-scoring Teversal forwards supply of the ball.

But as often happens when territorial domination is not rewarded with goals, complacency allowed Tevie to take the lead totally against the run of play after 40 minutes as a corner on the right found its way to Scott Taylor at the far post who slotted the ball home.

However, with the half time whistle looming Siddall started a run with the ball from the half way line before unleashing an effort from just outside the box which flew past the Tevie custodian into the top left hand corner.

Seventeen minutes in to the second-half Siddall then found room on the right hand of the box and rifled the ball in to the bottom left corner of the net.

The Gladiators continued to push forward as first Dave Edge and a couple of minutes later Jenkins missed chances when put clear on goal, in each case the ball missing the post by inches.

But Matlock were not to be denied as a corner taken by Jack Wynn was half cleared to David Awolomo who slotted the ball home from 15 years.

Ten minutes later Awolomo made a surging run to the by-line before finding Jenkins in space inside the box to make it 4-1, before Edge completed the scoring late on to round off a comprehensive victory.

Heanor Town Reserves visit the Autoworld Arena on Saturday.