Leabrookes hit nine

Only two Dick Windle Cup games were concluded as the weather again played havoc with the Alfreton Sunday League fixture list, writes Peter Stone.

LEABROOKS CORNER posted the biggest score of the day in coming away from ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE with a 9-3 win. Chris Pinner, Adam Coleman and Shane Buckerfield each scored twice with Mike Dables, Drew Moseley and a Jack Wilkinson own goal making up their number. Danny Harris, Chris Burrows and Aaron Benford were on the mark for the home team who finished well beaten.

Adam Nicholls slotted home to give CRIB BAR an early advantage over RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL, but his goal was the only one in the first period. A curler from the edge of the box by Andy Calladine doubled the advantage shortly after the resumption, and the hard working Kyle Wadsworth made it 3-0 with a simple tap-in.

Super sub Liam Brown closed out the game with two late strikes to ease his side’s passage into the next round. Before then, though, Crib have a mouth watering DCFA Sunday Senior Cup encounter to look forward to when they come up against former winners of the competition BOLSOVER WHITE SWAN in the semi-final that takes place on Sunday, kick-off at 1.30pm at the home of South Normanton FC.

The only game in Division One saw the improving RAILWAY (Alfreton) record a 6-4 win over bottom side FC WELFARE. A deflected effort from Kieran Debrouwer saw the visitors ahead after 17 minutes. A deft flick from Steve Forbes was instrumental in setting up Ben Bacon for number two; then David Krupiak sliced the ball spectacularly into his own net. Forbes added a fourth just before the interval before keeper Nathan Bettison gave the home team some hope when he gifted Ross Knightley a goal on the restart, and sub Gary Slater pulled back another. Matthew Brammall struck to bring Welfare within range.

Substitute Connel Brogan restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage but Brammall struck again.

It was left to Evans to complete the scoring within a minute.