Central Midlands League: Brodsworth back in the groove

Action from Brodsworth v Thorne Colliery at the Welfare Ground.
Action from Brodsworth v Thorne Colliery at the Welfare Ground.
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Brodsworth Welfare ended an eight game win-less run by edging past Thorne Colliery.

Goals from player manager James Irwin and Jack Varley proved enough to earn the home side a much-needed victory.

Kyle Palmer claimed Colliery’s consolation as they tasted defeat for the first time in four games.

The top local side last season, Colliery continue to languish in the bottom four.

Meanwhile, Harworth Colliery sit proudly at the top of the table for the first time this season.

Third-placed Harworth took full advantage of Westella VIP and Clay Cross’s inactivity in the league by beating Easington United 5-0 at Scrooby Road to leapfrog the pair in the standings.

Tommy Durrant and Billy Ball both netted before the break to give Harworth a 2-0 interval lead.

Matty Bradley bagged a second half brace for Colliery with Brett Garrett also chipping in with a goal.

Although enjoying the fact that they are top of the pile after making a slow start, no-one at the club is getting carried away given the fact that they have played nine more games than Westella, currently just a point adrift.

The rest of the chasing pack also have a large number of games in hand.

Bentley Colliery recorded their first win in six games by beating fellow strugglers Dinnington Town 4-0.

Matt Brown set them on their way when keeping his cool to convert two spot kicks. Chris Scott and Dan Read also weighed in with goals as Colliery picked up a morale-boosting win.

Askern maintained their encouraging start to 2015 with a 5-2 win over visiting Phoenix.

Shaun Mundy hit a double for the home side, who proved too hot on a cold afternoon for second-bottom Phoenix.

Gary Mundy, Ashley Evans and Josh Illman also got in on the act as Askern bagged their tenth league win of the campaign.