Shirebrook hit for six in MRA action

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Stockbrook Rangers took the opportunity to cut Aston United’s lead at the top of Division One in the Midlands Regional Alliance, albeit to a still healthy 19 points, with a resounding 6-0 victory at Shirebrook Rangers.

Dominic Holder grabbed a hat-trick for Stockbrook, with Nathan Sandar (2) and Ashleigh Wickes joining him on the score sheet.

Elsewhere in Division One, Derby Singh Brothers joined Stockbrook on 30 points by hitting three without reply at home to Rowsley ’86 Reserves, while Ripley Town moved up to fourth after a 4-1 win at Bargate Rovers.

Alex Slater came off the bench to score the only goal of the game in Melbourne Dynamo Reserves’ win at Little Eaton Reserves. That result kept Dynamo top of the table by a single point from Sherwin, for whom Paul Tyers bagged a brace in a 2-0 victory against Punjab United.

An Elliot Crowder strike, plus a hat-trick from supersub Grant Mitchell, helped Chesterfield Town to a 4-1 win at Willington Sports.

Derby Deaf climbed one place in the table to 11th thanks to a 5-3 home win, with Alistair Dalziel (2), Paul Allen, Bryan Moore, and an own goal from the visitors helping them to three points.

In an even more action-packed encounter, Woolley Moor United Reserves beat Ambergate by 7-goals-to-3.

Dynamo’s Premier Division title rivals Rowsley ’86 were in MRA Challenge Cup action at Division One leaders Aston United, and it was the hosts who progressed courtesy of goals from Liam Slater and Adam Martin, with sub Liam Hallam netting a consolation effort for the visitors.

Joining Aston in the quarter final draw are Tibshelf, for whom Matt Walsh’s solitary strike was enough to see them past Pastures.

The MRA Junior Cup threw up an exciting derby, with Matlock Town CFA facing Matlock United at Cavendish Fields. Miroslav Kurtak netted for CFA, but goals from Graham Whysal and Chris Johnson settled the tie in United’s favour.

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