The NAPIT Sunday League two-week Christmas and New Year break was extended to three for the vast majority of clubs as a heavy overnight frost decimated the scheduled fixture list with just six games going ahead.
Division four side Poolsbrook’s game was one to beat the freeze, however everyone connected with the club was left with a decidedly chilly feeling at the end of the 90 minutes as they were sunk without trace by opponents Crown Killamarsh United who thrashed them by ten goals to nil.
There was no stopping United and particularly Richard Dye and Danny Bennett who both hit hat-tricks in the mauling.
Adding to Poolsbrook’s woes were Utd’s skipper Adam Lake, who scored twice, John Senior and Lewis Cherrell.
Up in NAPIT division two things were much more even in the division’s only game.
Table toppers Hollingwood entertained fourth-placed Inky Athletic and could have extended their advantage over second-placed Highfield to seven points however Athletic gave an excellent account of themselves as S Beresford’s goal equalled one by Hollingwood’s D Russell as both sides had to settle for a point.
In NAPIT six two games went ahead resulting in victories for Holmebrook Tavern and Railway Club Athletic.
The former’s win came against Brimington Club by a 5-2 margin.
P Buxton scored both Club goals with D Parson scoring a couple for Tavern.
Athletic’s A Moseley was on target twice for his side as they beat Dronfield Miners by four goals to one, J Reed-Aspley and M Mowbray adding the other two goals.
Palterton Sporting Club lost the leadership of division seven last week when they lost to Butchers Arms Spartans but regained it with a 3-1 win over AFC Bolsover.
Will Holmes has scored some vital goals for Sporting in recent seasons and he scored twice more in this win.
The third goal was an O G while Oliver Henry scored for Bolsover.
The last of the six games to go ahead was in NAPIT eight and it was contested by first and second in the shape of Moonrakers and North Wingfield MW.
Moonrakers held an amazing 15-point advantage over Wingfield before play began and after a tense seven goal thriller the points difference was up to 18!
There was little to choose between the two teams as Wingfield’s C Porter, L Yates and S Heggarty all breached the Moonrakers rear-guard but their efforts were surpassed by J Paterson, M Hill, M Able and P Owen whose goals earned Moonrakers their fiftenth league win in 16 starts.
NAPIT SUNDAY LEAGUE
Division Two: Hollingwood 1v1 Inky Athletic.
Division Four: Poolsbrook 0v10 Crown Killamarsh United.
Division Six: Holmebrook Tavern 1st 5v2 Brimington Club; Railway Club Athletic 4v1 Dronfield Miners.
Division Seven: Palterton Sporting Club 3v1 FC Bolsover.
Division Eight: AFC Moonrakers 4v3 North Wingfield MW.