This has been a big week for CRIB BAR.
In midweek, they had eased their way past title rivals SOUTH WINGFIELD to attain top spot in Division One.
The only goal of the game was scored by Chris Green with only ten minutes remaining. They added the Solar Press Cup to their locker when defeating WESTWOOD ROYAL OAK 4-2 in front of a large crowd at Lees Lane, South Normanton on Good Friday before sealing a league and cup double by overcoming ALFRETON VICTORIA 4-0 in their third game in six days at the weekend.
Liam Brown converted a cross from Ben Summers to put Crib ahead before adding a second to give his side a 2-0 interval lead. A curler from Chris Green and another Ben Summers goal sealed the win that delivered the championship.
The race for runners-up swung the way of WESTWOOD ROYAL OAK who won 5-3 at SOUTH WINGFIELD; their goals falling to Mark Downing (2), Jamie Gittens (2) and Garren Haslem. Andrew Johnson and David Fretwell (2) were the home team’s marksmen.
In Division Two saw CODNOR thrash MARLPOOL WHITE LION 12-0 with Matt Wilders bagging a seven-goal haul. Tom Hawkins (2), Kye Rogers and Kevin France (2) were the other scorers. Justin Deakin and Jordan Hunter got the goals to secure the 2-0 win and the double for HOLMEWOOD MW over visitors HAYLOFT.
In Division Three, OUT OF TOWN won 3-0 at ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE; Ross Gerrard, Dean Lavender and Tim Stone getting the goals.
RIPLEY WHITE LION were surprisingly beaten at home by GALLOWS INN; the 3-4 reverse opening the door to a three team race for the runners up berth.
Lion’s defeat enabled AMBER ATHLETIC to consolidate the number one spot as they disposed of SOUTH NORMANTON BLUEBELL 9-2.
Craig Buxton got a nap hand and Shaun Meynell a hat-trick; the other was an own goal.
NORMANTON UNITED beat GENEROUS BRITON 5-2; Ricky Hill, Ross Graney and Gary Rusby amongst the goals.
RIDDINGS ROVERS hammered luckless HILCOTE MW 9-2. Daniel O’Donell scored a cracker to open the floodgates.
Daniel Cuttell, Des Shea and Andrew Bonser accrued a four-goal advantage, before Ben Revill found the net following a punt down field to lift the visitors’ spirits.
Second-half goals from Craig Ivekich, Ben Smith, a second for both Shea and Bonser and an Ivekich penalty completed Rovers’ tally, while Jay Bingley also scored from the spot to double the Miners’ score.