Rowsley fall to last-gasp loss against title rivals Derby RRL

Action from Cromford v Wirksworth Town on Saturday. NMAM 12-04-14 BE 18
Action from Cromford v Wirksworth Town on Saturday. NMAM 12-04-14 BE 18

Midlands Regional Alliance Round-up

Derby Rolls Royce Leisure became the new title favourites after Sean Gordon netted an injury-time winner at Rowsley ’86.

That goal was Gordon’s second of the game, with Tim Baker on target for Rowsley. Royce sat level on points with Melbourne but with a game in hand ahead of matches played last night (Wednesday).

Another injury-time winner saw Matlock Sports return from Sandiacre Town with all three points.

Joe Turner had scored for the hosts, but a brace of goals from Callum Lytham secured victory for Sports.

Another 2-1 away win came at Cromford, where goals from Aaron Taylor and Carl Moore helped Wirksworth Town to victory, with Ady Kershaw replying for the hosts.

Ryan Walters and Vince Kinder netted in Wirksworth Ivanhoe’s 2-0 win over Tibshelf as they consolidate top spot in Division One, five points ahead of Rowsley ’86 Reserves who won 4-2 at Shardlow St James.

In Division Two, Jacob Gunton netted for Matlock Town CFA to inflict a surprise 1-0 defeat on long-time leaders Stapleford Town.

Paul Robinson (4), Jamie Milton (2), Richard West and Daniel Newton scored for Ambergate Reserves in their 8-1 win at Willington Sports, while Roe Farm enjoyed a 4-2 win at Wirksworth Town Reserves, for whom Dean Higton netted twice.

Midlands Regional Alliance Fixtures for Saturday, April 12:

Premier Division:

Chellaston v Cromford, Matlock Sports v Sandiacre Town, Rowsley 86 v Willington, Wirksworth Town v Allestree, Woolley Moor Utd v Little Eaton

Division One:

Bargate Rovers v Ambergate, Pastures v Derby Singh Brothers, Tibshelf v Shardlow St James

Division Two:

Ambergate Res v Melbourne Dyn Res, Little Eaton Res v Stapleford Town, Newhall Utd Res v Matlock Town CFA, Sandiacre Town Res v Roe Farm, Wolley Moor Utd Res v Bargate Rovers Res

Fixtures for Monday, April 21:

Premier Division:

Melbourne Dyn v Matlock Sports, Wirksworth Town v Chellaston, Woolley Moor Utd v Derby RRL

Division One:

Rowsley 86 Res v Bargate Rovers

Division Two:

Little Eaton Res v Melbourne Dyn Res, Sandiacre Town Res v Newhall Utd Res, Stapleford Town v Woolley Moor Utd Res, Willington Sports v Matlock Town CFA.