Ripley win battle of the White Lions

SHIRLAND MW progressed to the next round of the cup after overcoming Hayloft 3-0 at the weekend with the goals being scored by Adam Bellamy, Guy Taylor and Adie Whitmore.

Goals from Wade Marriott (3), James Pearce, Micky Barnes, Jordan Handley and Jay Cooper secured AFC South Normanton a 7-1 lead at hosts Codnor MW, also in the cup, while Ripley White Lion are through after they beat their namesakes from Marlpool 4-2. Jay Miles (2), Adam Hassall and Dave Hodgson got the goals for the Ripley outfit, and Matt Hunt (2) for their opponents.

Crib Bar were back in Alfreton Sunday League Division One action after their successful Derbyshire Cup sortie last week, and took up where they had left off in overcoming Amber Athletic on their travels, the scoreline being 6-2.

Adam Nicholls got two that included a penalty kick with the others coming from Liam Brown, Ben Summers and a Ben Wood own goal. Jonathan Snowball and Andy Eley were on the mark for the hosts.

Rainbow International fell 3-0 to table-toppers Jacksdale MW. They included two new signings and rattled the crossbar a couple of times but were comfortably beaten in the end. The pick of the goals was a 25-yard strike from Joe Riley.

Joe Goode scored for Division Two side Derby Madrid, but they were unable to contain a Heanor Staff side that went on to record a 4-1 away win.

Railway (Pinxton) went down 7-1 to Holmewood MW but that represented a considerable improvement on their part, relative to the reverse fixture a few weeks before.

Jacksdale Social Club stretched their lead at the top of the league after a 7-1 away win at Selston Bull and Butcher. David Robinson (4), Craig Ivekich (2) and Liam Dolan got their goals. A Gary Rusby consolation was all the home team could muster.

Nearest pursuers Alfreton Miners Arms lost their discipline and dropped two points into the bargain as they were held 3-3 by Gladiators, who earned their point as a result of a last-minute penalty kick.

Both Alliance Healthcare and Boundary Athletic served up a feast of football that belied their third division status and warmed up a cold November afternoon for the sizeable assembled crowd.

Kallen Jenkin wound up the proceedings with a last minute goal that gave the visitors a 5-2 win in a well-contested and entertaining game.