Britannia hold their nerve in tense penalty shoot-out

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FC Britannia have dominated Chesterfield and District Sunday League Division One for most of the season but in the Alma Cup they had to dig deep to beat Clowne Wanderers.

The game was tied after 90 minutes as Carl Longmore and Jason Foster’s goals took the game to extra-time. The tie was still deadlocked, meaning a penalty shoot-out to decide the winners - Britannia held their nerve and won 2-1.

In the Hutson Cup, Squadran Medical were sitting pretty at half-time as they held a 2-0 advantage but opponents Gardeners Clay Cross turned the game around in the second period scoring three times to win the tie. Renishaw MW moved four points clear of third placed Hasland Devonshire in Division One, and three points behind leaders Britannia, after a 2-0 win at Hopflower Utd.

Former Bolsover Town man Neil Ashley was joined on the scoresheet by Jamie Plawecki in Renishaw’s seventh win of the season.

Had Creswell Black Diamond beaten Hepthorne Lane they would have gone third themselves, but relegation threatened Lane beat them 4-2, Burrows and Knowlsey scoring two each. Tibshelf Town and Eckington Boys drew 1-1, Harris scoring for Town, Adams for Eckington.

Woodthorpe Inn won 6-0 at Brampton Rovers JMA to move nine points clear of second placed AFC Bolsover who’s game against West End Killamarsh was abandoned in Division Two.

Woodthorpe have only dropped four points this season and the result of this game was never in doubt as Dave Chambers scored twice as did Ash Barber with Adam Pearson and Chris Sharman scoring one apiece.

Two Liam Moore goals laid the foundations for a Grassmoor Sports victory over Black Swan with Rob Holland, Grant Mitchell and Dean Spencer’s goals adding the finishing touches.

Wingerworth BMB are in fourth place behind Sports, Ryan Illingworth, Walton and Richards goals earning them a 3-1 win over bottom side Red Lion Whitt Moor. Dronfield Victoria travelled to Matlock to take on Matlock Town Wanderers, who knocked them out of the Alma Cup seven days earlier, and beat them 5-1, Oliver Wood scoring a couple.

Division Three leaders Creswell Black Diamond Reserves took on bottom side Steelmelters Arms Killamarsh and the outcome was fairly predictable, as Diamond thumped them 7-0. New Whitt B beat AFC North Wingfield 2-0, Bradley Nunn and Mitchell Hutton the scorers, and stay in second place as a result.

Hady Villa visited Ark Tavern and took home the three points as three Dean Isaccs goals plus one from Wayne Higginbottom beat Tavern.

Pilsley Community’s outside chance of winning the division more or less disappeared as they were beaten 4-1 by AFC Spital, Rory White scoring twice, Jack Cooper and Mike Edwards once.

An eight goal thriller between Hollingwood Athletic and Brampton Oak Sports ended honors even as Carl Gallagher hit a hat trick for Athletic, Dale Beech one, with Chris Bell, John Evans, Tyrone Parkin and Dan Wainwright scoring Sports goals.

Newbold continued on their journey to the Division Four title by outclassing Harley’s Scarlets, romping to 9-1 victory, Danny Keenan scoring four times to take his seasons tally to 34 goals. More online at www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk.