Wirksworth beaten, while Matlock United progress in Challenge Cup

STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.
STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.

Sandiacre Town moved into third place in the Midlands Regional Alliance Premier Division after picking up a 3-1 victory away at Wirksworth Town.

Wirksworth had taken the lead through Toby Howard before two goals from Joseph Turner and effort from Luke Room secured the Saints’ fourth consecutive league win.

Aston United remain top after they romped to a 6-1 victory away at bottom side Little Eaton.

Stockbrook Rangers still sit two points off the top after securing a 4-0 victory over Wirksworth Ivanhoe thanks to goals from Ashleigh Wickes, Arran Wightman, Peter Bowler and Dominic Holder.

Newhall United picked up their second league win on the spin after running out 4-1 winners at winless Cromford courtesy of strikes from Paul Hollis, Dylan Burke, James Ward and Daryl Taylor. A Daniel Wildgoose penalty provided a consolation for Cromford.

In Division Two, Wirksworth Ivanhoe Reserves picked up their first win of the season after running out 3-1 winners at home to Sherwin Reserves thanks to two goals from Jake Howard and single from Steven Murphy.

Matlock United booked their place in the next round of the Challenge Cup after coming from 2-0 down to beat Doe Lea AFC 3-2.

Dene Cropper and Adam Norris had given Doe Lea the advantage before a hat-trick from Dan Bridge made sure it was his side progressing into the next round.

There was disappointment for Matlock Town CFA however, after they were edged out 3-2 by unbeaten Division Two outfit Ambergate.

Jonathan Simpson and Michael Lettall netted CFA’s goals.

Rowsley 86 Reserves romped to a 7-0 victory over Wirksworth Town Reserves with Liam Hallam and Angus Hodgson netting hat-tricks and Billy Lester grabbing the other.