Bargate lose to Ripley Town in MRA Division One encounter

Bargate Rovers v Ripley Town''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Bargate Rovers v Ripley Town''Photo by Terry Fletcher

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.