Doe Lea Villa stayed on course to complete a cup double, as they beat Clowne Wanderers in a re-run of the Derbyshire Sunday Senior Cup Final in the semi-final of the Dey and Co Alma Cup to book a place at the B2net stadium
Villa were the stronger side throughout and deservedly beat Wanderers as goals from Keiran Loftus, Pete Stubley and Nico DeGiralamo settled the tie.
Moonrakers also have a final to look forward to, as they beat AFC Bolsover in the semi-final of the Mill Hutson Cup by two goals to one. G Meads and J Batterson with the winning goals, giving them the chance to complete a league and cup double having already won NAPIT division eight.
In the league, the NAPIT Division Seven title is the latest to be decided as a 6-4 victory over Newbold Wheatsheaf saw Butchers Arms Spartans crowned champions in what has been a fantastic season for the club. C Tromans hit a super hat trick in what was Spartans’ seventeenth league win in twenty-two starts.
AFC Angel claimed third spot with a 1-0 victory over Corner House, A Sharpe with the goal. Boythorpe put five past Brampton Rovers Reserves, P Grant scoring two of them.
In the league’s top divisions, two games took place and in them Bolsover Town SC beat Eckington Boys 5-1.
Despite being in command for long periods, Tibshelf Town had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with Hepthorne Lane.
The second division title chase was blown wide open as second-placed Highfield crushed leaders Hollingwood 6-0 to go above them on goal difference.
Nathan Whitehead and Daniel Keenan and James Hill each scored two goals in the win. Bolsover Old Boys could have joined the top two on thirty-six points but they slipped to a 4-1 reverse at Inky Athletic for whom S Finch scored twice. However the form team in this division are AFC Brampton who recorded a sixth straight league win, keeping four clean sheets in the process to move to within a point of the top two with games in hand.
Josh Goodwin pulverised the Oxcroft MW defence in the first forty-five minutes hitting four goals. Add goals from Marco Marchetta, Wayne Bexton and Andy Scragg and Brampton were sitting pretty by half time. Oxcroft regrouped however and conceded just once more in the second period, Richard Milner hitting the winner’s eighth.
At the other end of the table second from bottom Rowthorne Lane SC thrashed bottom club Hady Bridge 7-1, Johnson and Parfitt both hitting trebles.
Killamarsh Juniors Athletic Reserves clinched runners up spot in the third division with a 9-1 thumping of Wingerworth Barley Mow. Staveley All Inn were also winners, beating Ark Tavern 5-2.
In division four, Chesterfield Town beat New Inn Newton 3-2 whilst Spital won 3-0 at Crown Killamarsh Utd.
Division five’s bottom club Hunloke Arms took the lead against Chesterfield Arms but goals from Crowther, who hit a hat trick and Avery won the day for Arms. Also 4-1 winners were Dronfield Woodhouse, S Vitty, A Crossland, L Holdsworth, L Naylor on target against Brimington Utd. J Taylor and M Tye both scored twice as Brampton Rovers JMA beat Midland Hotel 5-3 whilst Hosetech’s M Gunter’s goal was enough to beat North Wingfield.
Dronfield Miners won 3-1 at Brimington Club to clinch runners up spot in NAPIT division six, D Hamilton, R Bateman and C Smith with the goals. Gate Inn North Wingfield visited Old Whitt 2011 and beat them 2-1 thanks to goals from P Wallace and P O’Donovan.
Mid table, division eight side Brampton Brewery’s Lee Roberts had a day to remember as he scored five of the Brewers seven goals scored against Boot and Shoe. The chase for runners up spot continued after North Wingfield MW and Chesterfield Phoenix both won. Wingfield’s win came against Oxcroft DC Utd, R Walton scoring twice in the 4-1 score line. The Phoenix victory came at Grassmoor Sports Reserves by a 3-2 margin, Smith, O’Keefe and Montgomery the scorers.
Dey & Co. Alma Cup Semi Final: Clowne Wanderers 0v3 Doe Lea Villa
The Mill Hutson Cup : Afc Bolsover 1v2 Afc Moonrakers
Division One: Bolsover Town Sc 5v1 Eckington Boys, Hepthorne Lane 1v1 Tibshelf Town.
Division Two: Afc Brampton 8v0 Oxcroft MW, Highfield 6v0 Hollingwood, Inky Athletic 4v1 Bolsover Old Boys, Rowthorne Lane SC 7v1 Hady Bridge,
Division Three: Killamarsh Jnrs Ath Res 9v1 Wingerworth Barley Mow, Staveley All Inn 5v2 Ark Tavern.
Division Four: Crown Killamarsh Utd 0v3 Spital, New Inn Newton 2v3 Chesterfield Town
Division Five: Dronfield Woodhouse 4v1 Brimington United, Hosetech 1v0 AFC North Wingfield, Hunloke Arms 1v4 Chesterfield Arms, Midland Hotel 3v5 Brampton Rovers JMA.
Division Six: Brimington Club 1v3 Dronfield Miners, Old Whitt 2011 1v2 Gate Inn North Wingfield.
Division Seven: Boythorpe 5v1 Brampton Rovers Res, Butchers Arms Spartans 6v4 Newbold Wheatsheaf, Corner House 0v1 AFC Angel,
Division Eight: Brampton Brewery7v1 Boot & Shoe, Grassmoor Sports Res 2v3 Chesterfield Phoenix, North Wingfield M.W. 4v0 Oxcroft DC United
FIXTURES: APRIL 22
Division One: Bolsover Town SCv Doe Lea Villa, Hasland Devonshire v New Whitt, Tibshelf Town v Eckington Boys.
Division Two: AFC Brampton v Inky Athletic, Brickmakers v Hollingwood, Clowne Wanderers v Bolsover Old Boys.
Division Three: Charlies Bar Clay Cross v West Killamarsh, Staveley All Inn v Blacksmiths Arms , Laburnum v Wingerworth Barley Mow.
Division Four: Crown Killamarsh United v Red Lion Whitt Moor, Spital v New Inn Newton.
Division Five: AFC North Wingfield v Brampton Rovers JMA, Brimington United v Midland Hotel, Chesterfield Arms v Hosetech.
Division Six: Dronfield Miners v AFC New Nags Head, Old Whitt 2011 v Holmebrook Tavern 1st, Railway Club Athletic v Bull & Badger.
Division Seven: AFC Angel v Masons Arms, Newbold Wheatsheaf v Spread Eagle.
Division Eight: Grassmoor Sports Res v Boot & Shoe, Holmebrook Tavern 2nd v AFC Grouse