Cup football took over the midweek action in the Central Midlands with seven second round ties in the Buckingham Insurance League Cup.
The bggest winners on Tuesday were Sherwood Colliery who had a short journey to Southwell City and were too strong for the South Division bottom markers, winning 6-2.
A first half hat-trick from Liam Black and one or Yogi Depass which were countered by a well struck Stewart Gill free kick gave the Wood a healthy interval lead.
Klarke Greenham put the visitors further ahead before Daniel Gleeson scored Southwell’s second, Lucan Barker having the final say in the last minute.
Bulwell got the better of Retford FC in a match played at Bilborough Pelican’s former ground, the Bulls on the right end of a 3-0 win.
Luke Attenborough gave them a first half lead, Jay Knight and Jake Fisher striking in the second period.
Keyworth United also defeated North Division opponents in Newark Town, the margin here 4-0. Harry Simpson gave the home side a 4th minute lead, which was extended by second half goals from Goran Seymour (2) and Elliott Roulstone.
The boot was on the other foot at Causeway Lane, as Askern struck a blow for the northern section, winning 2-1 at Matlock Town Reserves. Chris Hart and Haydn Tomlinson were the Askern scorers, Alex Hewitt getting the home side’s reply.
Wednesday night’s three ties saw two more northern teams fall to opposition from the south.
Appleby Frodingham continued their winning run as they overcame Dinnington Town 7-2 at Brumby Hall. Dayle Hutson and Joe Moloney’s goals first half goals for Frod saw them 2-1 up at the interval, Kyle Wesley pulling one back for the visitors, but the second period belonged to the home side, with Matthew Oates getting 2 and Hutson, Paul Tait and Steve McCarron all on the scoresheet, Nicky Holland with Dinnington’s second.
Belper United also ran in seven against basement side Welbeck Welfare. There were hat-tricks for Sam Vickers and Ashley Dhindsa, Lewis Mundin also scoring, while Welbeck grabbed a consolation effort through Bogdan Jora.
The game between Blidworth welfare and Glapwell was much tighter, Blidworth advancing to round three 2-1, Charlie Taylor and Keenan Leeds’ goals proving decisive, with Jake Ballinger on target for Glapwell.
There was one reserve division fixture, Heanor Town returning from Hucknall Town with a 2-1 win, goals here for Heanor’s Liam Beardsley and Scott Graham, Mark Poyser scoring for Hucknall.