Bolsover Town catch the eye on opening day of Chesterfield Sunday League
The 2021/22 HKL Sunday League season got underway on Sunday with newly promoted Bolsover Town catching the eye in the league’s top division as they beat last season’s runners up Newton George and Dragon.
Despite George and Dragon scoring twice and Town playing a lengthy period of the game with ten men goals from Jordan Hendley, who scored twice, Josh Nicholls and Alex Sanderson secured a win for Town.
Renishaw Miners Welfare made a winning start as the beat Clowne Wanderers 3-0.
Karl Knowles opened the scoring in the 17th minute and a second on 40 minutes from Cameron Evans gave them a 2-0 advantage at the break.
Wanderers searched for a way back into the game in the second period but a third goal, the second of the game for Knowles, on 70 minutes ended their hopes.
Last season’s HKL THREE champions AFC Newbold got off to a flyer in the league’s top flight by beating Doe Lea 2-1.
There was just one game in HKL TWO on the first day and it was Brampton Moor Rovers who prevailed, beating opponents Clowne Wanderers Reserves 2-1.
The first half failed to produce a goal but Rovers went ahead in the second half as Sam Gilthorpe scored with a well taken goal. Rover’s keeper Ollie Roddis was rarely called in to action as Gilthorpe doubled his and his teams tally.
Wanderers came back into the game late on as they reduced the arrears with ten minutes to go but the Rovers defence stood firm.
In HKL THREE Mutton FC got off to a flyer as they thumped Rangers 8-1.
They dominated from the start as Aidan Ordidge and Sam Alcock both hit two goals, with Ryan Ordidge, Josh Scully, Tom Suter and Danny Harper adding to Rangers woes.
A tight game at Shinnon FC went the way of visitors Newbold Community Football Training whom, thanks to two Conner Roberts goals and one each from Luke Hemstock and Lewis Redman saw Newbold edge to a 4-3 victory. Glapwell Gladiators made a winning start to the 21/22 season, beating Boot and Shoe 4-2.
In HKL FOUR new Club Derbyshire Peaks were beaten 6-1 by Arkwright Town.