Four-goal Miles stars in cup final victory

Alfreton Victoria lifted the Jack Vickers Trophy on Friday evening when striker Jay Miles scored all four goals as they put paid to the challenge of Heanor Colliers 4-0. writes Peter Stone.

The first half was evenly contested and it was only in the 75th minute that the deadlock was finally broken.

The Heanor side left gaps at the back in the later stages as they chased the game and this was exploited by the winners. Sponsor Martin Vickers presented the trophy and the man-of-the-match award to Miles that his clinical finishing warranted.

Match officials Tony Henley, John Stevens and Rob Carter all played their part in a pulsating game.

The final took its toll on Colliers as they were unable to field a side for their scheduled game at Railway (Pinxton) on the Sunday.

Out Of Town entertained Jacksdale MW Athletic in a Dick Windle Cup game and trailed 1-0 at the break after a Gary Robinson headed goal for the side from the lower division. Matt Robinson knocked in an equaliser and an unfortunate own goal presented them with the tie 2-1.

Blackwell MW needed extra time to make progress in the same competition as they were locked 1-1 with Alliance Healthcare after 90 minutes. A single goal in overtime was enough to see them through.

They have a cup final date to look forward to when they meet Boundary Athletic in the Out of Town Bowl final at South Normanton Athletic FC on April 25, kicking off at 7.30pm.

Marlpool United were beaten 5-0 by Littleover HM.

In a high scoring affair, Alfreton Miners Arms drew 5-5 with The Stute in the Joe Lynam Cup. Another draw in the same competition was fought out between Codnor Miners and GLADIATORS that ended up 2-2.