Central Midlands League: In-form Askern net third straight win

Bentley's Aaron Drobac battles with Askern's Billy Lumsden. Picture: Andrew Roe
Bentley's Aaron Drobac battles with Askern's Billy Lumsden. Picture: Andrew Roe

Askern banked their third successive Central Midlands League North Division win to retain seventh spot.

Askern, who finished in the bottom two last season, beat Kinsley Boys by the odd goal in five to claim their fifth win in nine starts.

Billy Lumsden bagged a brace with Jamie Wootton also chipping in.

Askern’s victory was in stark contrast to the fortunes of most of the other local sides.

Harworth Colliery slumped to a fifth defeat in ten starts, crashing 5-1 away to unbeaten leaders Bilsthorpe.

A Craig Wharton goal kept the visitors in contention at the break but three unanswered second half goals sealed their fate as Bilsthorpe coasted to their eighth win in nine games.

The only drawn game of the day saw Bentley Colliery, who have drawn five of their 11 games, share the spoils with Easington United.

Aaron Drobac put Colliery ahead and even though they missed out on the chance to double their lead from the penalty spot, they looked to be on course to collect their third win of the campaign until United grabbed a late equaliser through Chris Frost.

Brodsworth Welfare, beaten 4-0 away to Ollerton Town, continue to blow hot and cold.

Thorne Colliery’s disappointing start to the season continued and there is little sign of the situation improving in the near future on the evidence of their 3-1 home defeat against lowly Phoenix, who had lost their previous six games.

Ross Ebbage scored the home side’s consolation goal.

Colliery, who were the area’s highest placed club last season, are currently the lowest after suffering their fifth defeat of the campaign, although they have played less games than their Doncaster rivals.

Harworth Colliery’s second string lost 2-0 against Holbrook St Michaels.