Central Midlands Football League round-up: Pinxton march on in FA Vase while leaders Eastwood CFC slip up
Not overawed by their higher league opposition, Pinxton took a 17th minute lead through Joel Smith, but were pegged back by a controversial penalty decision on the stroke of half-time.
A deflected corner put the home side ahead on the hour, but Pinxton struck back within a minute through Jake Vernon.
With seven minutes left, Long Eaton’s keeper was sent off, but the resulting penalty was touched onto a post and cleared.
The visitors then struck the post, but completed a deserved win two minutes into added time through Pete Stubley.
There were plenty of goals to warm a freezing day in the Black Dragon Badges North division, with the seven matches producing 48 between them.
Leaders Glapwell scored seven at Welbeck Welfare, and it could have been more had it not been for home keeper James Rice, who pulled off a string of first class saves to keep the score in single figures.
Individual scoring honours went to Josh Parfitt, who scored a first half hat-trick and added two more after the interval to take his total to 22 for the season.
Adam Kimberley and Tom Norris got the others as Glapwell took their winning run to eight, in which they have hit the net 51 times.
Retford lie in third place after beating Bilsthorpe 4-1 at Eakring Road.
Luke Tong netted three in the first half with Craig Gould replying for Bilsthorpe. Jason Swannack’s second half goal made sure of maximum points for the visitors.
Ollerton Town’s Callum Atkinson got four of his side’s six, including a first half hat-trick, at Dinnington Town.
Kyle Clarkson and Will Horton were also on the scoresheet as Ollerton recorded their seventh win in the last eight.
Despite three matches falling foul of the conditions, the five remaining fixtures in the Black Dragon Badges South division added another 28 goals to the day’s total.
Leaders Eastwood Community slipped up at home, going down 2-0 to Matlock Town Reserves with the Gladiators’ goals coming from Dec Jenkins and Matt Wilkinson. The four sides chasing them all picked up maximum points.
Belper United saw off basement side Southwell City 7-0 at Christchurch Meadow. Matthew Brittle, Ben Stockley and Dean Oliver all struck twice.
Sam Vickers was also on target as Belper closed the gap at the top to two points with four games in hand.
Selston roared back from last week’s League Cup defeat to inflict a 7-1 home defeat on Bulwell.
Ben Moore opened the scoring for the visitors, Conor Carter equalising for Bulwell.
This was the home side’s high point however as they went down to ten men before Joe Riley restored the advantage five minutes from half-time.
Selston ran away with it after the break. Tom Widdowson, Sean Gregory, Riley with his second, Jamie Renshaw and an own goal completed the scoring.
Hucknall Rolls hit six without reply against Keyworth United. Chay Betteridge hit two with the others shared between Kyle McDermott, Danny Hayes, Jack Patterson and Harry Allen.
The closest game was at Debdale Park, where two Julian Topliss goals gave Sherwood Colliery a 3-2 win over Clay Cross Town.
Lee Easom opened the scoring for the Wood, Aiden Ordidge bringing the scores level.
Topliss’s double put daylight between the teams before Josh Pickering’s late strike gave the Millers hope.