ONCE more in this ridiculously fragmented season, the postponed matches were in the ascendancy.
However, the crucial top-of-the-table clash in the Premier Division was played with Allenton United now odds-on favourites after winning 4-2 at league leaders willington.
A Sam Blount penalty succes, a goal from Michael Meehan and a brace from Danny Briscoe overpowered goals from Brett O’Donnell and Jamie Pack for the hosts.
Allenton’s win leaves them just a point behind Willington at the top with five games in hand.
In the only other Premier Division match of the day, Melbourne Dynamo won 3-0 at Chellaston, a brace of goals from Dave Brough and an own goal making up the Dynamo tally.
In division one, Derby Royals thrashed Pastures 8-1 with Kirk Francis scoring a hat-trick in the win.
The other goals came from Josh Gregory who netted twice, and singles from Jamie Warner, Jerome Assumang and Daniel Arnold.
Allestree benefitted from an own goal as they beat Little Eaton 5-1.
Steve Bills led the way with a brace while Dan Sharp and Daniel Thornhill scored the otehr Allestree goals.
Bargate Rovers lost 1-0 to Derbyshire Amateurs while Holbrook St Michaels Reserves went down 5-0 at home to Ripley Town.
Liam Brown, Louis Cartlidge, Dan Cummings, Mickey Hollis and Nigel Slater were on target for Ian Randall’s Ripley side.
In division two, the Childs brothers were in fine scoring form for Selston Reserves as they beat visitors Ambergate 5-0.
Ben hit a hat-trick and Thomas hit one with Ashley Kenneth scoring the other goal for the Notts club.
Rowsley ‘86 Reserves also hit five goals in beating Swanwick Pentrich Road Reserves 5-2.
Denziel Widdowson scored two of their goals with Tim Baker, Seb Waller and Liam Hallamadding also on target.
Both Martin Dance and Matt Redshaw bagged a brace of goals for Wirksworth Town Reserves as they beat Bargate Rovers Reserves 4-0.
And in keeping with the plenty of goals theme in the second division, Punjab United Reserves edged the points after a 3-2 victory at Roe Farm.