With the rest of the top four out of action, Gary Hamson’s Derby Rolls Royce Leisure side regained the lead of the Midlands Regional Alliance Premier Division with a 5-0 victory at Sandiacre Town. .
Elsewhere, a Scott Spencer double earned Cromford a 2-0 win at home to Matlock Sports, although Sports will be hoping to exact swift revenge when the two sides go head-to-head in the return fixture at Cavendish Road this weekend.
Ripley Town won 2-1 against Bargate Rovers in Division One to stay in touch with the leaders, while Pastures took the spoils from their visit to Derby Rolls Royce Leisure Reserves by winning 4-2.
Goals from Khaleeq Shafique, Ghupinder Aeitan, and Hoshmand Abdullah earned Derby Singh Brothers and excellent 3-1 win over Shardlow St James, who replied with a goal from Dion Roe.
In Division Two, Adam Bannister (two), Paul Robinson, Dan Newton, and Darryl Mason scored for Ambergate Reserves as they won 5-1 against Willington Sports to jump up to sixth place.