Purcell on song as Rovers warm up

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Brampton Rovers warmed up for their Alma Cup semi-final by beating Mill Madrid 1-0, the goal coming from Craig Purcell.

Rovers also moved from the foot of division one as their fine recent form continues.

Hasland Devonshire are a step nearer to claiming the first division title after a 6-1 win over Creswell Seniors. Lee Clay and Acer Ingle both scored a brace in the win.

A scrappy game at White Swan was won by the visitors Killamarsh Juniors Athletic, Johnathan Packman with the only goal of the game.

A single goal was also enough to earn Hepthorne Lane three points against ABM Birdholme WMC, Ian Knowles the scorer.

Elton hit double figures a few weeks ago against Bolsover Old Boys in division two however Old Boys sought and got revenge on Sunday as they turned the tables on Elton to win 5-2.

Leaders Eckington Boys were held to a 1-1 draw by Alma Cup semi finalists Tibshelf Town, Harns for Town, Knowles for Eckington.

Bottom club Laburnum produced a first class display to beat Hollingwood by three goals to nil, Hawksworth with two, Prime one. Dronfield Town drew 2-2 with New Whitt while Inky beat Hady Bridge 5-0.

Oxcroft MW are now just four points behind division three leaders AFC Brampton with a game in hand after a Mark Proctor treble helped them to a 5-1 win over Ark Tavern.

There was late drama at Grouse Old Boys as Graeme Brook hit a late equalizer for the home side who appeared to be slipping to defeat to Brickmakers. Phil Emberton had earlier rifled in a thirty-five yard special for Grouse but goals from Mark Jones and Dale Beech appeared to have won it before Brooke’s late strike.

Three Horse Shoes hit the top of division four as Ryan Varley and Aiden Ordidge both scored twice in a 5-0 win over Midland Hotel. Dave Gilchrist also scored twice, this time for Royal Oak Brampton in a 5-2 win over Clowne Wanderers Reserves.

West Killamarsh Reserves stay in promotion contention after they beat local rivals Crown Inn 2-0, A Unwin and R Holmes with the goals.

Harleys were also victorious, their win coming against Pilsley MW, Hutchins, Fletcher and Deane with the goals.

Chesterfield Town hit top form to beat Hasland Wanderers 6-2, D Whylie with a hat-trick, C Pashley with a brace.

Highfield and Charlies Bar remain deadlocked at the top of the division five table as both recorded good wins. Leaders Highfield won 6-1 at Red Lion; J Wilkes with two of the winning goals, while second placed CB beat North Wingfield 2-0, Mark White and Tony Lunn with the goals.

Poolsbrook cruised to victory at Riverside Utd, Jack Bexton scoring four and Nathan Linacre two in an 8-1 success.

A much closer affair at Hunloke Arms was won 3-2 by visitors Devonshire. Alex Menzies scored both Hunloke goals but they were not enough as Paul Boswell,

Mark Alderson and Lewis McGuiness scored for the ‘Dev’. Black Swan also won, 2-0 at Chesterfield Arms, A Montague and M Woodhouse with the goals.

In six Dronfield Woodhouse recorded their 13th win of the season to move to within two points of leaders New Inn Newton, Paul Hollis, Lewis Naylor and an own goal beating Dronfield Town Reserves in the Dronfield derby.

There was also a derby game in Brimington were Butchers Arms met Brimington Club and a Darren Davies penalty early in the game won it for Butchers.

Bottom club Palterton Sporting were under the cosh at Cock and Magpie where Sam Locke hit four and Chris Newsome two as the hosts won 6-2. Barracuda picked up three points in a 3-1 victory over Hasland Community, Richard Smith, Craig Ritchie and Jonathan Machant with the goals.

Renishaw MW continue to set the pace in seven, Brampton Rovers Reserves the latest team to be beaten, this time 4-0, D Smith, R Spink, D Talbot and B Allberry with the goals.

Second-placed Britannia Reserves also recorded a good win, Jezz Mitchell scoring twice in a 5-1 victory over Angel. Dronfield Miners beat White Hart Spartans O Wood and L Gibbs scoring in a 2-1 win.

Table toppers Hopflower Utd are still favourites to win division eight following their 5-2 victory over North Wingfield MW, Grice scoring twice.

Mark Woods was on top form for Moonrakers as he hit four goals in a 5-3 win at Grassmoor Sports Reserves. Second from bottom White Swan Reserves won their third game of the season, 2-1 over Grouse, A Barton with both goals. Chesterfield Phoenix met Boot and Shoe and rose to the occasion to win 2-1, Frost and Bramall with their goals.

Results

KICK ENERGY Division One: Brampton Rovers 1v0 Mill Madrid; Hasland Devonshire 6v1 Creswell Seniors; Hepthorne Lane 1v0 ABM Birdholme WMC; White Swan 0v1 Killamarsh Jnr Club Inst .

KICK ENERGY Division Two: Bolsover Old Boys 5v2 Elton; Dronfield Town 2v2 New Whitt; Inky 5v0 Hady Bridge; Laburnum 3v0 Hollingwood; Tibshelf Town 1v1 Eckington Boys.

KICK ENERGY Division Three: Grouse Old Boys 2v2 Brickmakers; Oxcroft MW 5v1 Ark Tavern.

KICK ENERGY Division Six: Barracuda 3v1 Hasland Community; Butchers Arms 1v0 Brimington Club; Cock & Magpie 6v2 Palterton Sporting Club; Dronfield Woodhouse 3v2 Dronfield Town Res.

Sunday Fixtures

CHATSWORTH CUP SEMI-FINAL: Highfield v Three Horse Shoes. Kick off 1.30pm at Parkhouse FC.

ALMA CUP SEMI-FINAL: Brampton Rovers v Tibshelf Town. Kick off 5pm at Parkhouse FC.

KICK ENERGY Division One: ABM Birdholme WMC v White Swan; Creswell Seniors v Mill Madrid; Grassmoor Sports v Doe Lea Villa; Hasland Devonshire v Hepthorne Lane.

KICK ENERGY Division Two: Dronfield Town v Clowne Wanderers; Elton v Hollingwood; Hady Bridge v Bolsover Old Boys; New Whitt v Inky.

KICK ENERGY Division Three: Grouse Old Boys v Killamarsh Jnrs Athletic.

KICK ENERGY Division Four: Clowne Wanderers Res v Crown Inn Killamarsh; Hasland Wanderers v Royal Oak Brampton; Midland Hotel Killamarsh v North Star; Rowthorne Lane SC v Harleys.

KICK ENERGY Division Five: AFC North Wingfield v Poolsbrook; Chesterfield Arms v Devonshire; Hunloke Arms v Red Lion Whitt Moor; Scarlets Nightscene v Black Swan.

KICK ENRGY Division Six: Barracuda v Dronfield Woodhouse; Bull & Badger v Gate Inn North Wingfield; Butchers Arms v Palterton Sporting Club; New Inn Newton v Hasland Community.

KICK ENERGY Division Seven: Ace of Clubs CP Skips v Dronfield Miners; Brampton Rovers Res v AFC Angel; Britannia v Bolsover Old Boys Res; Spread Eagle v Newbold Wheatsheaf.

KICK ENERGY Division Eight: Chesterfield Phoenix v Grassmoor Sports Res; Chesterfield Town Res v North Wingfield MW.