Britannia carry one where they left off as HKL Sunday League returns
The HKL Chesterfield Sunday League resumed on Sunday with clubs returning to action for the first time since December.
Defending league champions Britannia resumed with a comfortable 3-1 win, their seventh in as many starts, at New Whitt Social who are still looking for their first win. Lewis Siddall did find the net for New Whitt but goals from Charlie Daws, Jason Foster and Tom Poole secured the points for Britannia.
Newton George and Dragon’s return was a successful one as goals from Tyrone Macaskill, Adam Puttock, Nathan Hadley and Ryan Hadley eased them to a 4-0 win at Renishaw Miners Welfare, their fifth of the season.
In ONE’s other game, defences came out on top as Clowne Wanderers played out a goalless draw at Hasland Working Men’s Club.
Clowne Wanderers were leading HKL TWO when the season was suspended and a 2-0 win over Bolsover Town ensured they remained in pole position on its resumption.
Following close behind, two points worse off, are Midland who beat Brampton Moor Rovers 5-2 thanks to goals from Joseph Glover, George Rodosthenous, Cameron Evans and two from substitute Tom Morley.
Rangers made a winning return, beating Glapwell Gladiators 3-1.
A ten-goal thriller at Bridge Inn saw the hosts share the points in a 5-5 draw with visitors Grassmoor Sports in HKL THREE. Eight different players were on the scoresheet in the fixture, Jack Warwick scoring two, James Pendleton, Joe Oakley and Harry Oakley for Bridge, Ryan Brown, Finn Oakley, Brady Parker and substitute Andy Woolvern who scored two for Sports.
Britannia Tupton played well to beat Hollingwood Athletic 4-2 whilst the third game in the division, like the first, ended in a draw, this time Pilsley Community and Spotted Frog’s game ending 1-1.
In HKL FOUR Butchers Arms’ 5-0 win over Tibshelf Community enabled them to leapfrog pre-lockdown leaders Mutton FC, who didn’t play, to the top of the division.
Dronfield Town are third after two goals apiece from Kane Snell and Matt Crowe plus a fifth from Darren Carrington earned them a 5-3 victory over Barlow Kingston Rovers.
Dronfield Wanderers were also victorious, their win coming at Renishaw Rangers’ expense whom they beat by the odd goal in five, Dave Cameron, Jamie Cameron and Matt Conway hitting the winning goals.
It’s seven wins from seven starts for Espial in HKL FIVE as four-goal Craig Marples led them to a 5-0 win at Hasland Community, Danny Riley adding goal number five.
AFC Tiki hadn’t won this season before football’s suspension and were unable to change things on it’s restart as they were thumped 6-2 at Carr Vale Utd Bolsover.
A tight game at Castle Leisure between Spartans and Newbold Community Football Training ended honours even as Craig Tromans hit a treble for the former, Connor Roberts scoring two for the latter, Lewis Redman one.
Brampton Rovers returned invigorated after their enforced suspension cruising to a 4-1 victory over Grassmoor Sports Reserves, their first of the 20/21 season.
Tom Robe scored twice for Rovers, Billy Franklin and Dan Waller once.
At the top of HKL SIX leaders Apollo were held to a 2-2 draw by Contact Club for whom Declan Healey and Julienne Lawrence scored.
AFC Creswell just edged out Spartans Reserves with an odd goal in seven win. Luke Barson, Jack Charlesworth, Aaron Darch scored for Creswell, Tom Hague, James O’Malley and Ben Hall-James for Spartans.
Castle made the short journey from their Hillstown home up the road to Back Lane Palterton where they drew 2-2 with Palterton Sporting.