Chesterfield and District Sunday League’s New All Inn marched on in the DCFA Sunday Junior Cup after defeating AFC Westermere 4-2.
A barnstorming opening 20 minutes of this round three tie produced four goals as New All Inn went into a 3-1 lead against their Long Eaton Sunday League opponents, who faced an uphill task.
Staveley based New All Inn were quick off the mark when they took a lead after just eight minutes when Dan Smith fired home from 25 yards, taking advantage of the visiting defence failing to clear their lines.
Within three minutes though Westernmere were level when Matt Wesson popped up to head in from a right wing cross.
The home side were back in front again just two minutes later when Ash Taylor fired past the on-coming visiting keeper Kyle Hassell.
New All Inn extended the lead further after 20 minutes when referee Douglass awarded a penalty which Matt Gregory dispatched into the bottom left hand corner of the net to make it 3-1.
As the game took a breather from goals it did not let up on entertainment and effort as both sides continued to provide and open and enthralling affair.
Westernmere were somewhat unlucky when, on 53 minutes, Gregory slotted in his second to make it 4-1 to New All Inn. The visitors hit the post through a strike from Adam Hooley and then reduced the deficit on 70 minutes through Wesson.
Elsewhere in thee Junior Cup, Renishaw Rangers made the long trek to New Bridge but their journey proved to be more than worth while as goals from Karl Knowles , Adam Sydall and Chris Watson won them the game by three goals to one.
Several other ties paired NAPIT sides with each other, with an all Division Five tie between Hady Villa and Oaks FC proving to be the highlight as Oaks won an amazing game 6-5. Josh Thomas was the Oaks hero as he hit a fine treble in the victory, Jack Wynn, Dominic Verissimo and Dean Duquemin also scoring.
Division Five side Britannia Rose caused an upset as they beat Division Three’s Red Lion Whittington Moor 5-1, D Jenkins hitting a hat-trick in the tie. Wright and Newman scored as Pilsley Community beat Harleys Scarlets 2-1.
Creswell Black Diamond and Hasland Devonshire reached the semi final of the Derbyshire Senior Sunday League Cup on Sunday with victories over Springfield FC and The Corn Exchange FC respectively.
Previous winners Devonshire turned in a solid display against strong opposition with ‘talisman’ Lee Clay adding two more goals to his impressive goal scoring CV with Will Eaton and Ben Wilson also scoring as Devonshire won 4-1.
Diamond also faced a tricky tie at Corn Exchange but goals from Jordan Claxton, Marc Wood and Daniel Hancock earned them a 3-1 victory. However, Doe Lea missed out on the chance of joining the above in the semi’s as they were beaten 4-0 by highly fancied Edge Hill.
In the Hutson Cup Furnace Hill Hurricanes and Hasland Community both fought hard but it was the former who progressed by winning the game by four goals to two, Keith Parkes scoring twice, Jamie Ritchie and Neil Hollingworth once. Astwith All Stars beat Ye Olde Nags Head 3-1 and Anchor Inn Clowne thumped Renishaw Rangers TFC 8-1, Dean Gosney and Josh Martin both scoring twice.
Several league games also took place and in Division One FC Britannia took on Hepthorne Lane. After 90 minutes both sides had to settle for a point as it finished 1-1, Hewitt scoring for Britannia, Jordan Burrow for Hepthorne.
In Division Two, Dronfield Victoria impressed as they beat Creswell Black Diamond Reserves 5-2, Bradwell scoring three Wood and Adams one each.
A local Brimington derby in Division Three paired Brimington Utd and Ark Tavern and Brimington United beat Ark Tavern in the local Brimington derby today 1-0.
This was a must win game for both teams and it was a tight affair throughout. Both teams squandered a number of clear cut chances but it was Brimington who took all three points after a clever free kick from Ben Weaver was converted by an excellent header from Brimington striker Alex Howard.
In Division Four, Elliott Crowder hit three goals as leaders Brampton Rovers beat Club FC comfortably 4-1. Two goals apiece from David Brent and Lee Bingham eased Brampton Oaks Sports to a 4-2 win over Old Whittington MW.
Barlow Kingston Rovers and fellow strugglers Gardeners Clay Cross played out an exciting game in Division Five which Rovers just shaded by three goals to two. On target for Rovers were Chris Cunnicliffe, James Thorneycroft and Alex Haythornthwaite, Tom Adams and Steve Rodgers for the losers.
Lockoford Inn produced an improved showing in SIX but still came up short as Woodthorpe Wanderers beat them 5-2, Craig Whiteford scoring three times for Wanderers.
Markham Arms and Spartans 2nds shared eight goals and the points in a 4-4 draw in Division Seven.