Once again the Chesterfield Sunday League fixtures took a hit as a large number of games fell victim to the weather with all scheduled fixtures at Borough Council venues being cancelled.
Hepthorne Lane’s game did go ahead in division one at White Swan and they will be delighted it did as second-from-bottom Hepthorne recorded only their third win of the season.
What’s more it was a fairly comfortable win with Dale Heggarty scoring twice, Ian Knowles and Adam Seward once each, James Senior replying for Swan.
Doe Lea Villa were pressed all the way by bottom club Brampton Rovers before a Craig Humphries goal plus one each from Dave Canning and Perry Richards secured a 3-2 win for Villa, Paul Milburn and Ben Sissons for Rovers.
Eckington Boys took over the leadership of the second division following their 2-1 win over Laburnum, A Siddall scoring both Eckington goals. Previous leaders Tibshelf Town drop to third after losing 3-2 to Elton who go second on the back of the victory.
In a high scoring game at Stonelow, Lokomotive Athletic hit six goals to Dronfield Town’s four. Longmore and Mowbery both scored twice for Loko, Russell and Brown.
Third division leaders AFC Brampton were the only side in the top three to win. Their 3-1 success at Killamarsh Juniors Athletic extending their lead at the top to seven points. On target for Brampton were Anthony Lyne, Mick Smith and Adam Campbell.
Second-placed Wingerworth Barley Mow were beaten by a solitary strike by M Jones for Brickmakers. Third-placed Talbot went down 2-0 to Oxcroft MW, Daniel Ward and Steve Gregg the scorers.
Andy Lakin was in cracking form for Ark Tavern rifling in four of his side’s seven goals in a 7-4 victory. Also finding the net for Tavern were Danny Howring and Ryan Woodhouse.
Division four leaders Rowthorne Lane racked up 11 goals against Chesterfield Town to strengthen their grip on pole position. Town were blown away as Josh Parfitt scored three, T Carpenter, G Simpson and J Stead two, R Preston and R Murcott one each.
Second-placed Three Horse Shoes pursuit of Rowthorne continues after they beat North Star 5-0. Horse Shoes scorers were, Ryan Wain, Ryan Whittaker, Scott Taylor, Dan Cox and Aidan Ordidge.
West Killamarsh conceded five at Clowne Wanderers Reserves but scored seven to collect the points. Richard Cooper scored three for Wanderers but his efforts were eclipsed by goals from, among others, R Holmes three and A Unwin two.
A goal from R Hough and J Bowers earned Pilsley MW three points in a 2-1 win over Harleys.
Charlies Bar Clay Cross narrowly beat Chesterfield Arms 3-2 in five to go level on points with leaders Highfield, Aaron Large twice and Ian Stirland with the goals.
Dronfield Woodhouse were in scintillating form in six, crashing ten goals past Barlow Kingston Rovers. Four players registered doubles, L Naylor, A Crossland, C Newell and T Simpson with P Horton and J Sears adding the other two.
In a basement battle Barracuda won an exciting game at Palterton Sporting by four goals to three, C Ritchie and J Marchant scoring two each. Replying for Sporting were G Rowe, T Harrison and C Booth.
Division seven leaders Renishaw MW were cruising to an easy win at White Hart Spartans, Aaron Blakemore scoring three, M Preston and J Pleweki one each, with less than 20 minutes to go.
However, goals from D Smith, a penalty, and two from M Green set up a tense finish, White Hart becoming the first side to register three goals this season against a rock-solid Renishaw defence.
Ace of Clubs easily disposed of bottom club Miners and Diners, M Hilton and D Stokes scoring twice, D Cutts and G Webbley once each in a 6-1 win. Spread Eagle were also winners, their victory coming over Bolsover Old Boys Reserves in a 3-1 game.
KICK ENERGY Division One: Doe Lea Villa 3v2 Brampton Rovers; White Swan 1v4 Hepthorne Lane.
KICK ENERGY Division Two: Dronfield Town 4v6 Lokomotiv Athletic; Eckington Boys 2v1 Laburnum; Tibshelf Town 2v3 Elton.
KICK ENERGY Division Three: Creswell Rose & Crown 3v7 Ark Tavern; Killamarsh Jnrs Athletic 1v3 AFC Brampton; Oxcroft MW 2v0 Talbot; Wingerworth Barley Mow 0v1 Brickmakers.
KICK ENERGY Division Four: Clowne Wanderers Res 5v7 West Killamarsh Res; Pilsley M.W. 2v1 Harleys; Three Horse Shoes 5v0 North Star; Chesterfield Town 2v11 Rowthorne Lane SC.
KICK ENERGY Division Five: Charlies Bar Clay Cross 3v2 Chesterfield Arms.
KICK ENERGY Division Six: Barlow Kingston Rovers 0v10 Dronfield Woodhouse; Palterton Sporting Club 3v4 Barracuda.
KICK ENERGY Division Seven: Ace of Clubs CP Skips 6v1 Miners & Diners; Bolsover Old Boys Res 1v3 Spread Eagle; White Hart Spartans 3v5 Renishaw Miners Welfare.
KICK ENERGY Division Eight: Boot & Shoe 2v2 Chesterfield Town Res; Hopflower Utd 2v3 Hasland Devonshire Res; North Wingfield MW 4v5 Holmebrook Tavern 2nd; Woodthorpe Inn 4v2 Grassmoor Sports Res.
Hutson Cup: Dronfield Miners 2v1 Chesterfield Phoenix.
Derbyshire Cup: Royal Oak Brampton 1v5 Millers.
ALMA CUP Round 3: Brampton Rovers v Dronfield Town; Grassmoor Sports v Tibshelf Town.
KICK ENERGY Division One: Creswell Seniors v Doe Lea Villa; Mill Madrid v Killamarsh Jnr Club.
KICK ENERGY Division Two: Elton v Eckington Boys; Hollingwood v Clowne Wanderers; Laburnum v Bolsover Old Boys; Lokomotiv Athletic v Inky; New Whitt v Hady Bridge.
KICK ENERGY Division Three: Brickmakers v Talbot; Grouse Old Boys v Creswell Rose & Crown; Killamarsh Jnrs Athletic v Ark Tavern; Oxcroft MW v AFC Brampton; Wingerworth Barley Mow v Brampton Anchor.
KICK ENERGY Division Four: Clowne Wanderers Res v Chesterfield Town; Midland Hotel Killamarsh v Pilsley MW; Rowthorne Lane S.C. v North Star; Three Horse Shoes v West Killamarsh Res.
KICK ENERGY Division Five: Black Swan v Scarlets Nightscene; Charlies Bar Clay Cross v Red Lion Whitt Moor; Highfield v AFC North Wingfield; Poolsbrook v Hunloke Arms; Riverside Utd v Chesterfield Arms.
KICK ENERGY Division Six: Barracuda v Barlow Kingston Rovers; Brimington Club v Cock & Magpie; Dronfield Town Res v Bull & Badger; Hasland Community v Butchers Arms; Palterton Sporting Club v Dronfield Woodhouse.
KICK ENERGY Division Seven: AFC Angel v Miners & Diners; Bolsover Old Boys Res v Newbold Wheatsheaf; Holmebrook Tavern 1st v Brampton Rovers Res; Spread Eagle v Ace Of Clubs CP Skips.
KICK ENERGY Division Eight: Chesterfield Phoenix v AFC Moonrakers; Hasland Devonshire Res v Chesterfield Town Res; Holmebrook Tavern 2nd v Boot & Shoe; North Wingfield MW v AFC Grouse; White Swan Reserves v Woodthorpe Inn.