Despite second half pressure, Glapwell couldn’t quite get the victory they deserved as they were held 1-1 at Harworth Colliery in the Central Midlands League Black Dragon Badges North Division on Saturday.
Glapwell made a slow start to the game and, despite an early chance for Josh Parfitt, who was denied by home keeper Steve Wibberley, the home side went in front when Danny Rhodes beat the offside trap and lifted the ball over Ryan Hopkins from the edge of the area.
Glapwell did have chances before the break as Parfitt saw his effort crash out off the crossbar while Dave Fedrick’s effort curled just wide, but up the other end Tom Walker really should have doubled Harworth’s lead only to shoot straight at Ryan Hopkins.
Glapwell were much better after the break, though, and Tom Robley and Nathan Whitehead were both denied by Wibberley before James Whitfield brilliantly fired Glapwell level when he flicked the ball over two defenders before smashing the ball inside the far post.
From that point on, there seemed only one winner and Jordan Jones dragged an effort wide before Josh Parfitt and Whitfield were denied by the impressive Wibberley.
Then Parfitt fired just inches wide, but they couldn’t get the second goal they needed to claim the victory.
Before the end, both sides were reduced to 10 men when Harworth’s David Cornthwaite and Glapwell’s Jason Foster saw red.
Non-League Day was celebrated in style with the seven games producing 45 goals between them in the North Division on Saturday.
An unbelievable last 20 minutes at Easington United’s match with Bilsthorpe saw nine hit the back of the net.
Joe Meehan had given the visitors a two goal interval lead, which they held until the 70th minute when Andy Graham and Danny Barron put Easington level. Bilsthorpe then added six in 13 minutes, Mark Carter and Tristan Burrell grabbing two each, with Lewis English and Aaron Norman also on target.
Marcus Hall got Easington’s third on the final whistle to bring the goal spree to an end with the final score 8-3.
Three teams managed seven each. Clay Cross were 5-1 up at half time against Askern and got another two after the break with Ant Lynam taking his season’s total to 12 with a hat-trick, Aidan Ordidge also scoring three and James Gee-Pemberton with the other. Mel Cotton pulled one back for Askern.
It was the same scoreline at Phoenix, Thoresby Colliery taking their total for the week to 16. There was a hat-trick here for Lewis Bingham, with Jamie Tryner, Jack Billau, Josh Brentnall and Dean Short also on the scoresheet and Sam Hadfield with one for Phoenix.
The third 7-1 was at Debdale Park, where Kinsley Boys condemned Sherwood Colliery to their sixth straight defeat.
The Kinsley goals were shared between Jack Owen (2), Calen Rollinson, Jake Whelan, Liam Owen, Josh Stacey and Andrew Davis, Sherwood’s consolation goal came from Harry Joule.
It was a very tight game at Collingham, where Newark Town came from behind to beat neighbours Ollerton Town 2-1.
Carl Russo gave Ollerton a deserved first half lead, but Newark fought back with Arron Martin equalising and Stefan Bilyk grabbing the winner.
Brodsworth were 4-1 winners at Dinnington Town, Jack Varley scoring twice and Joe Fisher and Steven Knifton also on target, the Dinnington goal scored by Brad Parker.
It finished all square at Scrooby Road where Danny Rhodes’ opener for Harworth Colliery was wiped out by a second half goal from James Whitfield.
Mickleover Royals stride on at the top of the Black Dragon Badges South Division.
A Chris Martin goal against closest rivals Belper United gives them a four point lead at the top and maintains their 100 per cent start to the season.
Linby Colliery travelled to Holbrook St Michaels and returned with a 3-1 win. James Fox scored twice, Ruban Mitchell adding a third, with the Holbrook goal coming from Nigel Haslam.
Harrowby Saints couldn’t follow up their midweek win, going down 3-0 at Hucknall Town whose scorers were Adam Nelson with two and Romaine Graham.
The match between Clifton All Whites and Swanwick Pentrich Road ended in a 1-1 draw, Will Coutts the Clifton marksman, and Ian Milsom with the Swans’ reply.
Eastwood Community are firmly anchored to the foot of the table, going down to defeat number four at the hands of Real United, the final score 7-0.
With Calverton MW’s resignation the Reserve Supreme division is now composed of just nine clubs.
Teversal and Dunkirk lead the way, both winning in Saturday’s two fixtures. Lewis Walker scored both goals in Dunkirk’s 2-0 win at Borrowash, while Joshua Radford scored the goal which gave Teversal the edge over Dronfield United.
Bilborough Pelican have gone from the Reserve Premier division, which now also has nine members.
Blidworth Welfare had a successful afternoon, cruising to an 8-1 win against Harworth Colliery. Craig Buchanan and Ashley Giugno both registered hat-tricks, Tim Gregory and Liam Theakston got one each, Kyle Pashley pulling one back for Harworth.
It was much closer at Swanwick where the home side were pipped 4-3 by Pinxton. Among the goals here were Tom Poole (2), Ki Smith and Thomas Edwards for the visitors, Shane Buckerfield (2) and Dan Ball’s goals proving not quite enough for the Swans.