by David Robinson
Football resumed after a two-week lay-off on heavy pitches and in blustery conditions.
The only home team to win were league leaders Allenton United who beat Melbourne Dynamo 3-1 to open up a ten-point advantage at the top of the division.
A brace of goals from Nathan Sandar and one from Dave Carr for Allenton overpowered a Carl Allsopp goal for Melbourne.
Rowsley 86 moved into second place thanks to a 2-1 win at Chellaston. Liam Orme supplied the Chellaston goal.
The biggest win of the day was the 6-2 victory scored by Swanwick Pentrich Road at Matlock Sports. Guy Wilding hit a four-timer for Swans who also had Steve Spensley and Aaron Brady on target. Jamie Travis scored for Matlock.
There were no goals in the match between Derby Royals and visitors Willington whilst Holbrook St Michaels went down 4-0 at home to Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure.
Wirksworth Town suffered a surprise home defeat as Newmount beat them with the only goal of the game.
The league had two clubs involved in county cup semi-finals, but unfortunately both bowed out at the final hurdle.
Cromford bowed out 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Dove Holes in the north section of the DCFA Divisional Cup.
In the southern section, Ripley Town could not produce the goods against premier division visitors Mickleover RBL who triumphed 2-0 thanks to goals from Rob Selby and David Coe.
In Division One, free-scoring Allestree went back to the top after winning 6-0 at Bargate Rovers while Punjab United made themselves more secure in third place by defeating Mickleover RBL Reserves 4-3.
Derbyshire Amateurs and Little Eaton engaged in a 3-3 draw, Elliott Perry amongst the goals for the Amateurs.
Billy Lester, Dan Broach and Seb Walker all scored for Rowsley ‘86 Reserves as they beat Pastures 3-1 while Tom Norris scored the only goal of the game as Woolley Moor United defeated Tibshelf.
In Division Two, Bargate Rovers Reserves sprang the surprise of the day as they beat second-placed Melbourne Dynamo Reserves 3-2 with goals from Hacisaoihoglu, Sam Hicking and Ross Winter.
Both Allenton United Reserves, 4-0 winners at Wirksworth Ivanhoe, and Mackworth St Francis, 4-0 winners at Roe Farm, profited from the Dynamo running down.
Ambergate continued their climb with a 4-1 win at Newton. Paul Holmes netting for Newton.
Punjab United Reserves had only an own goal to offer in a 3-1 defeat against Wirksworth Town Reserves.
There were two 3-3 draws with Little Eaton Reserves against Hilton Harriers and Pastures Reserves against Derby Royals Reserves both ending on the same scoreline.
Gavin McReady (2), and Paul Quinonez scored for Little Eaton, Adam McGoldrick (2) and Lewis Wilson scoring for Pastures and Andrew Gunter (2) and Matt Boone on target for Royals.