Chesterfield Sunday League title race is thrown wide over following defeat for defending champions
Newton George and Dragon inflicted a first defeat of the season on defending HKL champions Britannia, writes Alan Evill.
It means the race for the title is wide open with Britannia two points clear at the top of the table with George and Dragon just two points worse off, both teams having two games left to play.
As you would expect the game between two sides who had won sixteen times from eighteen starts a close game looked to be on the cards and so it was with just a solitary goal proving to be enough for a George and Dragon victory.
Elsewhere a Jack Yeomans fourth minute opener for New Whitt Social gave them the advantage over Doe Lea which they held until the eighty-ninth minute when Alex Shaw added a second to confirm their victory. Renishaw Miners Welfare beat Clowne Wanderers 3-1 with Christian Savage, Lee Walker and Kyle Gee-Pemberton scoring the winning goals.
The top two sides in HKL THREE both won, leaders AFC Newbold beating bottom side Green Utd in a close encounter 2-0, Dan Keenan scoring both goals whilst second placed Britannia Tupton just edged out Pilsley Community by the odd goal in five.
In the other game in this division Spotted Frog and Grassmoor Sports claimed a point apiece from a 1-1 drawn game.
In HKL FOUR Mutton FC go second a point behind leaders Butchers Arms who didn’t play courtesy of a solid 4-1 win over Tibshelf Community.
HKL FIVE leaders Espial were unbeaten a week ago when they were beaten 2-0 by Spartans and seven days later they slipped to their second defeat, inflicted on them by Newbold Community Football Training, Josh Bennett, Joe Barker, Dan Hodson and Lewis Redman all scored once in the 4-1 win for Newbold.
In stark contrast Spartans won the fourth time on the spin in fourteen days when they overcame opponents Hasland Community, Dan Brown, Liam Bush and Ben Weaver on target in their 3-2 win. Gate inn’s 5-1 win at Carr Vale Utd Bolsover moved them to within two points of the top side with a game in hand. A Reece Wallhead hat trick and further goals from Jamie Smith and Tom Torrington securing the points for Gate.
A tight game between Brimington and North Wingfield WMC ended in a 2-2 stalemate, Craig Buchanan and Paul Buxton scoring for Brimington, Scott Hegarty and Ryan Garbutt for Wingfield.
Contact Club top HKL SIX, ahead of Apollo FC by virtue of a one goal better goal difference, both sides having twenty-five points.
Contact’s goal difference was worse than Apollo however a four goal salvo from Julian Lawrence plus two goals each from Tom Culf and Lewis Mitchell and one from Lewis Oakley in a 9-0 trouncing of AFC Creswell turned it around.
For their part two Kyle Turner goals plus a hat trick from Ethan Marsh earned them a 5-3 win at Castle. Finally Newbold Community Football Training Youth and Palterton Sporting shared four goals and the points.