Local football: Central Midlands League round-up

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Harworth Colliery failed to build on a 2-0 midweek win over Newark when they went down 2-1 against a strong Clay Cross side in their North Division clash on Saturday.

But they can feel very aggrieved as a decision went against them to go 2-1 up.

And to make matters worse the Derbyshire side went straight down the other end and scored the winner while Harworth’s players were still celebrating the disallowed goal.

Bentley Colliery, who began their league campaign in promising fashion by winning their two opening games, had little such luck over the last week.

They slumped to a 5-0 home defeat against Ollerton Town on Saturday.

And then on Bank Holiday Monday they were beaten 2-1 at the Avenue by neighbours Thorne Colliery.

Thorne (pictured) have enjoyed a superb start to the new league season, winning all three of their games so far. They have scored 11 goals and conceded just one in the process.

They had their shooting boots on at home to Welbeck Welfare on Saturday, scoring seven without reply.

Brodsworth Welfare failed to dent Westella Hanson’s unbeaten start to the season, going down to a 6-2 home defeat.

Askern, new to the Central Midlands League following their demotion from the Northern Counties East League, picked up their second point of the season following a 3-3 draw at Kinsley Boys.

In another Bank Holiday derby clash, Brodsworth beat Askern by the odd goal in five.

Thorne sit third in the early standings, with Harworth fifth.