Extra-time was needed in the Derbyshire Divisional Cup (North) to separate Woolley Moor United and Buxworth.
Tom Norris grabbed his second of the game for Woolley to secure a 2-1 win and a place in the next round along with Shirebrook Rangers, who progressed after goals from Michael Slack and Jordan Turek saw them edge past Ripley Town 2-1.
Andrew Boyack, Ben Chamberlain, Callum Gill and sub Alex Davison (2) were all on target in Matlock United’s 6-1 win over Stapleford Town in Division One.
A solitary Tyrone Gibbons goal was enough see Sherwin defeat Chesterfield Town and climb to the top of the Division Two league table.
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The majority of the Midlands Regional Alliance Premier Division sides took a break from league action at the weekend to concentrate on County Cup action, with Dave Williams’ high-flying Cromford side the biggest winners on the day.
Cromford hit ten without reply against Chapel Town Reserves to progress into the next round of the Derbyshire Divisional Cup (North), with goals from Scott Spencer (4), Danny Wildgoose (3), Ryan Marchington (2), and Alex Statham.
Rowsley ’86 join Cromford in the draw for the next round of the same competition after a 6-0 victory over Wirksworth Ivanhoe, the goals coming from Liam Hallam (2), Tim Baker (2), Sam Hoskin, and Andy Roome, but Bargate Rovers exit at the first hurdle after going down 6-0 at Ashbourne.
Meanwhile, it took extra time before Tom Norris grabbed his second of the game to secure a 2-1 win for Woolley Moor United away at Buxworth. Shirebrook Rangers are also through to the next round after goals from Michael Slack and Jordan Turek saw them edge past Ripley Town 2-1.
Little Eaton overcame Heanor Town Reserves 2-1 thanks to strikes from Paul Harrison and Alex Griffiths, sealing their place in the next round of the Derbyshire Divisional Cup (South), but Newhall United were hit for six without reply at Mickleover Sports U-21s, with Dan Dolby netting a brace for the hosts.
A bizarre score-line of 7-6 saw Derby Singh Brothers progress past Pinxton Reserves, with the crucial goals coming from Kishan Patel (2), Daniel Minto (2), Tyler Johal, Inderpal Dhillon, and Harvyn Rana.
As a consequence of the County Cup ties, just two Premier Division fixtures took place. Debutant Ashley Fry, plus goals from Matthew Penn and James Smith, helped Allestree to a 4-1 win over Pastures and make it three consecutive victories for the resurgent side.
Carl Allsop (2), Ben Blackburn (2), and Danny Guild were on target for Melbourne Dynamo, who were 3-0 up at half time against Sandiacre Town before a thrilling second half saw them eventually hold out for a 6-4 win.
The three matches taking place in Division One resulted in victories for the top three sides in the league table. Leaders Stockbrook Rangers hit five without reply at Wirksworth Town Reserves to retain their 100% record thanks to goals from Adam Johnson (2), Ashleigh Wickes (2), and Stuart Legg.
Aston United also remain unbeaten, with Mark Green (4) and Jason Jude (3) scoring in their 7-0 win at Newhall United Reserves. Meanwhile, Andrew Boyack, Ben Chamberlain, Callum Gill, and sub Alex Davison (2) were all on target in Matlock United’s 6-1 win over Stapleford Town.
A solitary Tyrone Gibbons goal was enough see Sherwin defeat Chesterfield Town and climb to the top of the Division Two league table. Both the Bargate Rovers Reserves versus Willington Sports and Pastures Reserves versus Matlock Town CFA matches ended in 1-1 stalemates.
Chris Dring (2), Josh Shooter, and Tom Aston were on target for Ambergate in their 4-3 win over Punjab United, while Little Eaton Reserves also took a home win with Alex Lynam, Jacob Stone, and Jamie Broughton netting in a 3-1 victory over Shirebrook Rangers Reserves.