Seven up for Baslow in Hope Valley League

THE last round of Hope Valley League matches before Christmas saw teams involved in both cup and league action.

Hathersage beat Matlock Sports 6-2 in the third round of the Derbyshire County FA Divisional Cup while there were also cup wins for Dronfield Town Reserves and Buxton Town.

In the Hope Valley League Premier Division, Bakewell Town enjoyed a 5-1 win at home to AFC Dronfield Woodhouse and Grindleford beat hosts Totley Sport 3-0.

In Division A, Calver beat Dronfield Town B 2-1 and Youlgrave overcame Red Lion 3-2. Winster Wasps earned a 2-2 draw at Bradwell Reserves in Division B and Baslow defeated their visitors Bakewell Town Reserves 7-1.

All of which means that Dove Holes top the Premier Division going into the Christmas break, Dronfield Woodhouse lead A Division and Chinley head B Division.