Cromford reach a second semi final

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FOR the second week running, Cromford secured the win which took them into a cup semi-final.

Last Saturday it was a 4-0 home win over Willington which took them forward in the League Challenge Cup.

The goals came from Billy Lobley, Danny Wildgoose, Joe Kay and Kyle Johnson scoring their goals.

In the other two ties played, Chellaston overcame an early goal by Corey Casswell for Mackworth St Francis, to win 5-1.

Melbourne Dynamo edged out Rowsley ‘86 2-1 thanks to goals from Adam Ross and Danny Guild. Tim Baker got the Rowsley reply.

Mickleover RBL can still emulate Cromford’s two semi-finals. They overcame Derby Royals 4-2 on penalties after the match had ended all-square at 2-2 after extra time.

They can match the feat as they have a forthcoming Challenge Cup tie after this Derbyshire County FA Divisional Cup success.

Jordan Simpson and Josh Gregory with his 100th goal for the club scored for Derby Royals.

In the Premier Division, Allenton United remain on course to defend their title as they beat Swanwick Pentrich Road 4-1, Nathan Sandar scoring twice to take his total for the season to 22 with Ben Blackburn and Patrick McBean adding the other Allentonstrikes.

Elsewhere, Holbrook St Michaels secured a vital 3-0 win as they defeated Ashover thanks to a brace of goals from Shane Piggott and one from Gavin Whitehead while Richard Perry (2) and Danny Palmer helped Newmount to a 3-0 win over winless bottom markers Sandiacre Town.

Division One

The battle for the Division One title grows in it’s intensity.

Despite winning 5-3 at Pastures, Allestree still trail Derby Rols-Royce Leisure by a point.

Josh Turner scored a late winner for Royces against Findern. Kev Morrow, Ashley Griffiths and Mick Meehan got the Pastures replies.

Rowsley ‘86 Reserves lost ground as they were beaten 2-1 by Bargate Rovers.

Tom Smith and Shaun Smith, with another late winner, did the damage.

Ripley Town, 5-1 winners at Mickleover RBL Reserves, are the big upward movers in this division and they now occupy sixth place.

Chris Townley scored the Legion goal but Ripley had a superb hat-trick from Liam Brown on his birthday and other goals from Steve Bayliss and Jay Harrison on their scoresheet.

Ironically, Ripley will host Mickleover RBL’s first team in the semi-finals of the Divisional Cup on February 18.

The other semi-final sees Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure travelling to Belper TownReserves on February 11.

Derby Singh Brothers and Tibshelf played out a 2-a2 draw with Daniel Cooper scoring both of the Brothers goals.

Another 2-2 draw involved Little Eaton and Holbrook St.Michaels Reserves. Mark Shooter and Lee Walton scored for Lttle Eaton.

Allenton United Reserves are following the example of their first team by heading Division Two. They beat Newton 4-0.

Melbourne Dynamo Reserves kept pace with them though by defeating Bargate Rovers Reserves 5-0.

Jack Tivey and Jack Havron both scored a brace in the win with Adam Doleman adding the other goal.

Punjab United Reserves remain next to bottom after losing 5-4 to Chellaston Reserves depite being level at the break at 2-2.

Ambergate’s climb up the league ladder came to a halt when they could only draw 1-1 at home with Hilton Harriers. Richard Tomlinson scored the Ambergate goal.

Jack Currell scored twice and Aaron Taylor once as Wirksworth Town Reserves beat Derby Royals 3-2.

Wirksworth Ivanhoe beat Pastures Reserves 5-0. Ben Marsh hit a brace with Jack Hickton, Craig Spencer and Steve Murphy also on target.

Bottom markers Roe Farm are still looking for a first win of the season after 23 games, the latest being a 4-0 defeat against Little Eaton Reserves.