Top of division one met second from top as Hasland Devonshire visited Killamarsh Juniors and it was the leaders who strengthened their title aspirations by recording a comfortable 5-0 win.
Equally comfortable was Mill Madrid’s win over Creswell Seniors, Billy Page hitting the heights with a well-taken treble in a 6-0 victory.
Grassmoor Sports visited White Swan and goals from S Dickinson and O Carline secured Sports the three points and moved them above Swan in the table.
In the second division Inky FC had won one and lost 12 of their 13 league outings before Dronfield Town arrived but they produced a first-class display to brush aside Town’s challenge winning by eight goals to three.
The game had everything: goals, three penalties one saved by either keeper and scoring opportunities by the bag full of which G Moore converted three and J Woods two for Inky.
On a more sedate note a goal from Sorseby gave Eckington Boys a 1-0 win at Laburnum while a Mason penalty earned Elton three points at the expense of Hady Bridge.
Nash scored twice as Lokomotiv Athletic beat Clowne Wanderers 4-2, New Whitt’s Mitchell also scoring a brace this time in a 5-0 win over Bolsover Old Boys.
Youngster Ryan Illingworth has been a regular on the score sheet for Wingerworth Barley Mow this term and he hit three more against Ark Tavern only to see his efforts cancelled out by Ark Tavern who picked up an excellent point.
Second-placed Talbot failed to close the gap on WBM as they too were held to a draw by Brickmakers.
Oxcroft MW and Killamarsh Juniors Athletic were the third pair of teams in three to draw, their encounter ending all square at two goals each, Winnard and Proctor for Ark, Broadhead and Edge for Athletic.
Creswell Rose and Crown and Grouse Old Boys met in a relegation battle and it was the former who won 3-2, Searson scoring twice.
If there were some close games in this division this was not the case at AFC Brampton who thumped Apollo by nine goals to nil Anthony Lyne scoring four in the rout, Wayne Bexton two.
Three Horse Shoes gained two points on runaway division four leaders Rowthorne Lane by beating Royal Oak Brampton 5-2, Aiden Ordidge and Ryan Whittaker with two goals each as Rowthorne were held to a 2-2 draw by West Killamarsh Reserves.
Pilsley MW racked up a 7-0 win at Clowne Wanderers Reserves, North Star beat Chesterfield Town 2-1 and Crown Inn Killamarsh drew 4-4 with Hasland Wanderers.
The top two in five both won, leaders Highfield beating Scarlets 3-0, Whitehead, Keenan and Wilkes for Highfield, second-placed Charlies Bar’s victory coming against Hunloke Arms. The victory was an emphatic one with M White scoring four of Charlies goals.
Simon Barlow saved two of three penalties conceded by Riverside Utd against North Wingfield, still ending up on the losing side in a 5-3 score line. In the section’s other game Chesterfield Arms drew 2-2 with Barrow Hill WMC.
Division six table toppers New Inn Newton met third-placed Butchers Arms in a promotion battle, the second successive one for both clubs. Geno DeFazio gave Arms an early lead which Newell doubled before New Inn’s Arden was the quickest to react to spot kick re-bound to make it 2-1 at the break. New Inn then drew level through A White before Steve Rendell restored Butchers lead.
New Inn pressed for a leveller before DeFazio turned provider, finding Mason Hamlin after making a surging run, Hamlin making no mistake to put the game beyond doubt.
Dronfield Woodhouse took full advantage of the leaders slip, Anthony Crossland and Paul Hollis securing three points against Barlow which closes the gap at the top to four points.
Dronfield Town Reserves were left on shaky ground after D Rock scored five against them in his Cock and Magpie side’s 6-3 win.
Renishaw MW were level 1-1 at the break in their division seven game against White Hart Spartans but upped the ante in the second period to secure a 5-2 victory and three more points in their quest to claim the title. Starring in the win was A Pleweki, scorer of four Renishaw goals.
Bottom club Miners and Diners have cause to celebrate as they claimed their first point of the season at the 14th attempt in a 2-2 draw at Newbold Wheatsheaf.
Similarly second from bottom Ace of Clubs CP Skips will be in good spirits following a 3-0 win at Brampton Rovers Reserves. Also winners in seven were Britannia, 3-1 at Spread Eagle and Holmebrook Tavern who beat Angel 3-1.
It remains nip and tuck in a fascinating title race in eight as leaders Hopflower United beat Grassmoor Sports Reserves 4-1 to stay above Woodthorpe Inn on goal difference,
Woodthorpe beating Holmebrook Reserves 3-2 with M Webb scoring two and B Bower one.
Second from bottom Boot and Shoe beat third from bottom White Swan to move above them in the table, the goals coming from J Payne, S Mansell and C Terry, the result, 3-2. Grouse had two goals from Potter and Lantern to thank for their 4-0 win at Moonrakers while goals from, Fairburn, Bannister, Wilson and an own goal secured Hasland Devonshire Reserves a 4-2 win over North Wingfield MW.
KICK ENERGY Division One: Killamarsh Jnr Club Inst 0v5 Hasland Devonshire; Mill Madrid 6v0 Creswell Seniors; White Swan 0v2 Grassmoor Sports.
KICK ENERGY Division Two: Hady Bridge 0v1 Elton; Inky 8v3 Dronfield Town; Laburnum 0v1 Eckington Boys; Lokomotiv Athletic 4v2 Clowne Wanderers; New Whitt 5v0 Bolsover Old Boys.
Division Three: AFC Brampton 9v0 Apollo; Creswell Rose & Crown 3v2 Grouse Old Boys; Oxcroft MW 2v2 Killamarsh Jnrs Athletic; Talbot 1v1 Brickmakers; Wingerworth Barley Mow 3v3 Ark Tavern.
KICK ENERGY Division Four: Clowne Wanderers Res 0v7 Pilsley MW; Crown Inn Killamarsh 4v4 Hasland Wanderers; North Star 2v1 Chesterfield Town; Royal Oak Brampton 2v5 Three Horse Shoes; West Killamarsh Res 2v2 Rowthorne Lane S.C.
KICK ENERGY Division Five: AFC North Wingfield 5v3 Riverside Utd; Chesterfield Arms 2v2 Barrow Hill MC; Hunloke Arms 0v8 Charlies Bar Clay Cross; Red Lion Whitt Moor 4v3 Black Swan; Scarlets Nightscene 0v3 Highfield.
KICK ENERGY Division Six: Butchers Arms 4v2 New Inn Newton; Dronfield Town Res 3v6 Cock & Magpie; Dronfield Woodhouse 2v0 Barlow Kingston Rovers; Hasland Community 1v0 Brimington Club; Palterton Sporting Club 0v6 Bull & Badger.
KICK ENERGY Division Seven: Brampton Rovers Res 0v3 Ace Of Clubs CP Skipp; Holmebrook Tavern 1st 3v1 AFC Angel; Newbold Wheatsheaf 2v2 Miners & Diners; Renishaw Miners Welfare 5v2 White Hart Spartans; Spread Eagle 1v3 Britannia.
KICK ENERGY Division Eight: AFC Moonrakers 1v5 AFC Grouse; Grassmoor Sports Res 1v4 Hopflower Utd FC; Hasland Devonshire Res 4v2 North Wingfield Mw; Holmebrook Tavern 2nd 2v3 Woodthorpe Inn; White Swan Reserves 2v3 Boot & Shoe.
ALMA CUP Round 3: Brampton Rovers v Dronfield Town; Clowne Wanderers v Killamarsh Jnr Club Inst; Doe Lea Villa v Talbot; Eckington Boys v Grouse Old Boys; Grassmoor Sports v Tibshelf Town; Hepthorne Lane v Hady Bridge; Hollingwood v Hasland Devonshire; Mill Madrid v Laburnum.
CHATSWORTH CUP Round 3: Barracuda v AFC North Wingfield; Cock & Magpie v Hasland Wanderers; Gate Inn North Wingfield v Poolsbrook; Harleys v Black Swan; Highfield v Chesterfield Arms; Pilsley MW v Royal Oak Brampton; Rowthorne Lane v Butchers Arms.
HUTSON CUP Round 2: AFC Grouse v Hopflower Utd; Dronfield Miners v Chesterfield Phoenix; Holmebrook Tavern 1st v AFC Angel; Holmebrook Tavern 2nd v White Hart Spartans; Newbold Wheatsheaf v Hasland Devonshire Res; North Wingfield MW v Boot & Shoe; Renishaw MW v Grassmoor Sports Res; Woodthorpe Inn v Brampton Rovers Res.
KICK ENERGY Division One: Creswell Seniors v ABM Birdholme WMC.
KICK ENERGY Division Two: Bolsover Old Boys v Elton; Lokomotiv Athletic v New Whitt.
KICK ENERGY Division Three: Brampton Anchor v Apollo; Brickmakers v Oxcroft MW; Killamarsh Jnrs Athletic v Ark Tavern; Wingerworth Barley Mow v AFC Brampton.
KICK ENERGY Division Four: Midland Hotel Killamarsh v Clowne Wanderers Res.
KICK ENERGY Division Five: Barrow Hill MC v Scarlets Nightscene; Charlies Bar Clay Cross v Devonshire; Riverside Utd v Hunloke Arms.
KICK ENERGY Division Six: Barlow Kingston Rovers v Dronfield Town Res; Bull & Badger v Hasland Community; New Inn Newton v Dronfield Woodhouse.
KICK ENERGY Division Seven: Bolsover Old Boys Res v Miners & Diners; Spread Eagle v Ace of Clubs CP Skips.
KICK ENERGY Division Eight: White Swan Reserves v AFC Moonrakers.