Doncaster Sunday Alliance League round-up

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Championship title challengers Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes reached the semi-final of the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League’s Ernie Prince Memorial Cup, beating Premier Division visitors Leger Lions 2-0.

Premier Division strugglers Stainforth proved too strong for high-flying Division Two visitors Ryecroft Rovers, going through 4-1.

Adam Freeborn hit a hat-trick as Canal Tavern retained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier Division by beating lowly Toll Bar 6-2. Ross Ebbage (2) and Darren Brown also hit the target.

Second-placed Bentley Top Club bounced back from their mauling by Graceholme to beat fifth-placed Eden Grove 7-0.

Defending champions Sprotbrough saw their title hopes suffer a potentially fatal blow with a 1-0 home defeat by rejuvenated Graceholme, for whom Craig Dyson claimed the winner.

FC Glasshouse climbed above them into third place on the back of a 2-0 win over bottom club Auckley – Lucas Belnavis and Michael Austin scoring.

Rhino’s beat second-bottom Wheatsheaf (Doncaster) 4-1. Gareth Collinson bagged a brace for the winners with Sean Atkinson and Wayne Lindley also chipping in.

With none of the three sides above them involved in league action, Rossington United climbed from fourth to top in the Championship on the back of a 4-1 win at Red Lion (Doncaster).

Walton Wonderers now find themselves in second spot after beating second-bottom Tank 8-3. Jimmy Falkiner (2) and Josh Bateson were the Tank marksmen.

Newton Arms remain bottom following their 5-3 defeat at fancied Armthorpe Albion. Windmill upset the odds to beat The Vault 2-1.

Jake Holdsworth led the way with a hat-trick as Division One leaders Winning Post crashed 7-0 at home to dark horses The Askern. Gareth Davies (2) Callum Smith and Marcus Butler also scored.

C & R Sports Bar are the new leaders following their 7-0 demolition of bottom club Armthorpe Village. Chris Colley helped himself to four of the goals with David Stewart (2) and Martin Woods completing the scoring.

Eve’s Trust Dynamo’s boosted their claims with a 4-2 win at Arksey Victoria.

FC Dunscroft pipped visiting Carcroft Village (Arraon Batho, Russ Danns, Garry Hodgson) 4-3. Finningley Athletic and FC Gatehouse battled out a 0-0 draw.

Tom Clarke and James Connor shared out the goals as second-bottom Leopard posted a surprise 2-0 win over fourth-placed Bessacarr.

DN5 Old Boys retained top spot in Division Two after beating lowly Highwayman 5-0.

Title favourites Legion Park Rangers kept the pressure on with a 2-1 win over FC Wadworth. Scott Henderson and Ryan Clegg were both on target for Rangers with Alexander replying for the visitors.

Jake Taylor helped lay the foundations for FC Cumberland’s 6-1 win over visiting Scawthorpe when hitting a hat-trick, Luke Howe, John Glynn and Harry Griffiths also got in on the act.

FC Ivanhoe put Jakes Bar Rangers to the sword (4-0). Bottom club Pit Club lost 4-1 at Schoolboy Norton. Rhino’s United scored the only goal of the game at The Urban.

Division Three leaders Fairway Athletic coasted to a 7-0 win over visiting Windmill Wanderers. Second-placed Railway registered a 3-1 win over Team 23 (Chris Marriot).

Fourth-placed Balby Athletic, who have several games in hand of the teams above them, beat third-placed White Hart (Askern) 5-2.

Jakes Bar Uniited, for whom Chris Barker (2) and Sam Tanner netted, beat hosts Balby Rovers 3-2.

Palfreys Lodge (Lee Wilson, Richard Clark) edged a 2-1 win at Bentley Sports & Social. Eden Arms scored three without reply against visiting FC Parklands.

Balby Academy of Sport Inter picked up a 4-1 win at Newlands with goals by Liam Priest, Jake Robson, Jaymie Hunter and Sam York. Luke Flannigan claimed the Newlands’ consolation.