Mixed fortunes for Swanwick PR sides

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SWANWICK Pentrich Road Reserves and Derbyshire Amateurs kicked off the new season last Friday.

The visiting Amateurs picked up the three points as they won the division one match 2-1 with Chris Bradley scoring the Swanwick goal.

On Saturday afternoon, Swanwick’s first team opened their Premier Division campaign by beating visitors Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure 2-1 with goals from Liam Wallington and Richard Jeffery.

Defending champions Allenton United began well as they beat Cromford 4-0, Ben Blackburn (2), Nathan Hunt and Patrick McBean on target.

It was a good day for Allenton as their reserves side, new to division two, beat Roe Farm 7-0.

It was not so good for Willington, for although they beat Rowsley ‘86 3-2 in a Premier Division game, they lost Daz Rushton with a broken arm.

There were only two draws on the opening day and a Pastures team was involved in both of them.

Pastures first team had goals from Robson Gray and Carl Johnson on the scoresheet in a 2-2 draw at Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure Reserves in division one, Meanwhile, the Reserves drew 1-1 with Punjab United Reserves in division two action.

Ashover gifted a new-look Holbrook St Michaels side two goals, the Saints triumphing 2-1 away. Ben Bartram hit the Ashover goal.

Elsewhere in the division, the game between Chellaston and Matlock Sports saw a goal every five minutes in the first half.

Matlock went into a two-goal lead before Chellaston came back to win 6-2 with three goals from Rob Meyer and one each from Paul Brookes, Mark Le Blond and Gary Kitchen.

Chellaston Reserves lost their first game in division two to a 30-yard belter from an Ambergate player.

Rehan Khalid and Leon Shaw both scored for Derby Singh Brothers as they beat Woolley Moor United in division one.

In division two, both Wirksworth teams lost. Town Reserves went down 2-1 to Hilton Harriers whilst Ivanhoe went down 3-1 to Melbourne Dynamo Reserves, Jack Hickton scoring for Ivanhoe.

League new boys Newton and Mackworth St Francis met in the season opener with Mackworth winning 4-1. Paul Liddell got the Newton goal.