Gilthorpe displays his golden touch


Brampton FC 4,

Dronfield Woodhouse 2

Brampton started 2012 in an excellent manner as they overcame Dronfield Woodhouse in an excellent game at Brookfield Community School.

Brampton opened the scoring when a cross by Liam Wilkinson was headed in by Sam Gilthorpe.

However, Dronfield levelled before the break but Brampton manager John Stuart introduced Iain Branson for the second-half and it had a positive effect as the Eagles raced into a 4-1 lead.

First, Gilthorpe notched his second before Andy Barlow made it 3-1.

Gilthorpe completed his hat-trick to seal the result for Brampton.

Despite a string of excellent second half saves by Steve Shippam, Dronfield pulled one goal back which made the last ten minutes slightly nervous for Brampton.

Hope Valley results

DCFA DIVISIONAL CUP 3rd Round: Blazing Rag 1, Furness Vale 2; Tideswell Utd 2 (6), Bradwell 2 (2) aet; Whaley Bridge 2, Dove Holes 4.

DCFA JUNIOR CUP 3rd Round: Tideswell Blue Star 1 (2), Railway FC 1 (4) et&p; Tintwistle Athletic Res 4, Chinley 2.

PREMIER DIVISION: Brampton 4, AFC Dronfield Woodhouse 2; Hathersage 0, Buxton Town 2; Holmesfield 4, Bakewell Town 1; Hunters Bar 0, Grindleford 1.

A DIVISION: Buxton Christians 0, Whaley Bridge Res 6; Dove Holes Res 0, Buxworth 1; Dronfield Woodhouse 14, FC Utd Tideswell 1.

B DIVISION: Bradwell Res 2, Stoney Middleton 4; Cote Heath 2, Baslow 2.

Hope Valley fixtures

PREMIER DIVISION: Bakewell Town, Furness Vale; Bradwell, Buxton Town; Dove Holes, Brampton; Dronfield Town A, AFC Dronfield Woodhouse; Grindleford, Tintwistle Villa; Hunters Bar, Holmesfield; Totley Sports, Hathersage;

A DIVISION: Blazing Rag, Dove Holes Res; Buxton Christians, Dronfield Woodhouse; Calver, FC United Tideswell; Tideswell Utd, Buxworth; Whaley Bridge Res, Peak Dale; Youlgreave Utd, Dronfield Town B.

B DIVISION: Bamford, Edale; Baslow, Railway FC; Buxworth Res, Bradwell Res; Cote Heath, Chinley; Eyam, Furness Vale Res; Stoney Middleton, Bakewell Town Res; Winster Wasps, Tideswell Blue Star.