CML round-up: Thoresby hit six

Bilsthorpe moved up to fourth place with games in hand on all their rivals in the Central Midlands League Black Dragon Badges North Division, and did their goal difference no harm as they overran visitors Bentley Colliery 6-1.
Action from Swanwick Pentrich Road v Blidworth.Action from Swanwick Pentrich Road v Blidworth.
Action from Swanwick Pentrich Road v Blidworth.

Two goals each from Jammy Meehan and Liam Black saw Bilsthorpe well in control at the interval, Elyja Takram Shah pulling one back for the visitors. Meehan completed his hat-trick and there was one for Tristan Burrell as Bilsthorpe consolidated in the second half.

Thoresby Colliery have hit a sticky patch over the last few weeks and slipped to fifth after going down 4-3 at home to Kinsley Boys.

Andy Davies scored twice for the visitors, with Joel Edwards and Conor Howell also on target, while Lewis Bingham, Jamie Tryner and Ross Hagerty got the Thoresby goals.

The honours in the six-pointer at the top went to Clay Cross Town as they travelled to Westella VIP and came away with the spoils after a close fought 2-0 win.

A goal in each half from Callum Lytham did the trick for the Millers, who registered their seventh straight win and now lead the rest by six points.

Newark Town completed their fourth consecutive clean sheet on the way to a 4-0 defeat of Easington United.

Jordan Thomas claimed a hat trick, taking his total to 23 from 12 starts, Chris Dobbie adding the fourth.

Despite being reduced to ten men after 15 minutes Phoenix showed real spirit to run up a three goal lead with strikes from James Cregan (2) and Steve McDonnell at Harworth Colliery.

Though Harworth reduced the arrears through Kenzie Tomlinson, Phoenix ran out 3-1 winners to take themselves out of the bottom three.

Welbeck Welfare celebrated a rare victory with a 2-1 defeat of Sherwood Colliery.

Despite going a goal down in the first half, two goals from Craig Simpson, the second from the penalty spot made sure that Welbeck at last had something to celebrate.

Ollerton Town were 3-1 winners over Thorne Colliery in a match that saw both sides finish a man short.

Scorers for the home side were Kye Pilmore, Liam Carver and Wes Kitchen, who converted a penalty.

Dinnington Town drop into the bottom three after being beaten 3-0 at home by a young Appleby Frodingham side, the goals coming from Dayle Hutson (2) and Nathan Watson.

In the Black Dragon Badges South Division, Clifton All Whites crowned a successful week with a 6-1 win on their visit to Mickleover RBL.

After taking the points at Hucknall Rolls on Wednesday night, Clifton did their goal difference a bit of good with Ben Clarke grabbing a hat-trick, further goals coming from Jack Reid, Ben Richardson and Oliver Mason, the Legion scoring a consolation goal through Danny Briscoe.

Leaders Mickleover Royals maintained their five point lead with a 2-0 victory over third-placed Pinxton. Both goals came in the second half from Steve O’Connell.

Hucknall Rolls got over their midweek defeat by putting a dent in Belper United’s hopes, the final scoreline 4-2.

Rolls had to come from behind, after Tristan Spencer and Nick Murray scored for Belper, the home side taking the points thanks to Chay Betteridge, who scored twice, Greg Conn and an own goal.

Eastwood Community climbed out of the bottom two for the first time, swapping places with Southwell City, after an emphatic 4-1 win.

Kyle Hall (2), Tom Budd and Lewis Bentley all scored for the improving Eastwood side, Chris Bowles getting the Southwell goal.

Swanwick Pentrich Road adapted to the conditions better than visitors Blidworth Welfare and finished 3-2 winners. despite going behind twice.

Dean Owen, with two, and Shane Buckerfield claimed the points for Swanwick, Lee Easom and Liam Theakstone replying for Blidworth.

It was defeat number 22 for Holbrook St Michaels as they travelled to Linby Colliery, going down 3-1.

Joe Butler opened the scoring for Linby, Ruban Mitchell’s penalty doubling the lead.

Shane Burrows pulled one back on 66 minutes, but Butler restored the two goal margin just four minutes later.

Real United and Hucknall Town shared the points in a 2-2 draw, the Hucknall goals scored by Stef Whiteley and Aaron Evans.