Impact Alfreton Sunday Football League
Tables turned as Pinxton progress
MANAGER Brian Wheatcroft had got his PINXTON MW side fired up as they looked to seek some recompense for last week's surprise Dick Windle Cup semi-final exit at the hands of the same – OUT OF TOWN – opponents in their Solar Press Cup tie.
However, on a glue-pot of a pitch which made constructive football difficult, all they had to show for their first half pressure was a single goal lead; the result of a goalmouth scramble during which the linesman flagged for an infringement but the referee saw differently and allowed the goal to stand.
It wasn't all one way; OUT OF TOWN looking dangerous on the counter but being thwarted time after time by the linesman's offside flag which caused them some frustration.
Within a minute of the restart, Town were level when a shot-cum-cross from wide out on the left flew over the keeper's outstretched hand and into the top corner of the net.
From then on it was nearly all Pinxton as they attacked down the slope. Town showed themselves vulnerable to the high ball into the box and were undone by being unable to defend a series of crosses from corners and free kicks; Pinxton scoring four times with carbon-copy goals to exact their revenge 5-1. Their scorers were Keith Walker (3), Ashley Rymel and Matt James.
SWANWICK GATE INN edged out ILFORD CLUB 3-2.
Chris Bradley gave them the lead, Dan Renshaw got the second and Craig Morgan added the third with a crisp drive. Despite second half pressure and breaks where they had three players against only a single defender, they were unable to add to their tally.
Unfortunately, no Ilford scorers details known.
The other game in this competition pitched together ILSON ATHLETIC and RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL which the visitors won 3-1; their goal scorers were Craig Charity, Lee Cooper and Kevin Fowler.
Micky Stevenson notched Ilson's reply in a hard fought game which they were gracious enough to acknowledge had been won by the better team on the day.
There were a couple of surprises in the Impact Marketing Bowl Trophy. NEW EASTWOOD who had recorded an impressive 4-0 win over high-flying Kilburn FC the previous week, conceded the same number themselves in going down to a surprise 4-2 defeat at the hands of CORONATION CLUB for whom Daniel Orme (2), Luke Boxall and Ashley Draper got the goals.
Danny Fownes scored both Eastwood replies.
KILBURN FC might still have been feeling the after effects of last week's reverse when they went down again; this time 2-3 at home to SYCAMORE FC. Unfortunately no goal scorers' details provided.
In the other tie, HEANOR MW won as expected, 6-4 against SHIRLAND FC. When they trailed 3-1 at half time, a surprise result was very much on the cards, but Heanor upped their game in the second half to book their place in the next round.
Chris King got an unusual hat-trick, scoring twice at the right end and once in his own goal.
David Hunt (3) and Craig Birkett got the others. Shane Smedley, Darrel Ashton and Daniel Sheldon showed that Shirland know the route to their opponents' goal and it can only be a matter of time before they register that elusive first win.
In the Jack Vickers Cup, DUKERIES INN shook opponents SHIRLAND MW when they opened the scoring in the first minute courtesy of a Matthew Stenson penalty.
However, it was business as usual as goals from Dominic Carraher (2), Guy Taylor, Richard Culverhouse, Paul Darby and Darren Shaw gave the home team a comfortable 6-1 win.
JOLLY COLLIERS had beaten PEAK FC in a close-run league encounter the previous week and repeated the dose in their cup tie; eventually running out 3-2 winners but needed extra time.
Henry Brooch had given the visitors an early lead which they retained until the break. Lee Goddard equalised to send the game into extra time only for Daniel Widdowson to restore Peak's advantage. David Humphries levelled things up before Nigel Haslam strode through the Peak defence to secure the win.
HUCKNALL ALL STARS were beaten 4-3 by ALFRETON ULTRAS; unfortunately no scorers details provided as was the case in the other game which saw visitors RIPLEY WHITE LION thrash opponents RIPLEY HORSE AND JOCKEY in their derby match.
The only league game in the top section saw CRIB BAR win one of their numerous games in hand of leaders Rainbow International and maintain their 100 per cent league record following a 4-1 win at AFC SOUTH WINGFIELD. Micky Hunt, Matt Lane, Rob Ball and Danny White got Crib's goals; Gareth Riley scored the home team's consolation.
The top two in Division Two both won; POTTERS FC 3-0 against THE QUBE BAR thanks to Matt Hunt, Gavin Mee and an own goal.
LEABROOKS CORNER played their first game of the new year when they entertained – and demolished – opponents VICTORS FC 11-1. Richard Green (3), Drew Moseley (2), Aaron Walters (2), John Connolly, Shane Buckerfield, Shane Watson and Brent Hawkins (own goal) were all on the score sheet as Leabrooks ran riot. Matt Johnstone got Victors' goal.
SOUTH NORMANTON WANDERERS and CASTLEWOOD UNITED played out a 2-2 draw in a good, entertaining game; Shane Fazackerley (penalty) and Jamie Briggs got the goals for the home team and Scott Palmer and Tremaine Robinson replied for the visitors.