Sunday Alliance League: Graceholme close the gap

Balby Rovers, of Doncaster Sunday Alliance Football League pictured last year, were beaten 6-3 by FC Wadworth. Picture: Andrew Roe

Balby Rovers, of Doncaster Sunday Alliance Football League pictured last year, were beaten 6-3 by FC Wadworth. Picture: Andrew Roe

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Graceholme moved to within two points of Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division leaders Canal Tavern after handing them a 2-0 defeat.

Joe Fisher notched a hat trick as Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes climbed into the top five after posting a 5-1 win away to bottom club ISG Doncaster.

Rod Purhouse and Sam Corner also netted with Jacek Gedek scoring only ISG’s sixth goal of the season.

Danny Wojcichowksi also scored three as Rhino’s charged to an 8-3 win over second bottom Eden Grove.

Simon Atkinson and Danny Portious both hit a double with Alex Rennie also netting. Josh Rowley (2) and Peter Walmsley replied for Grove.

FC Glasshouse (Andrew Mellor 2, Robert Wilson) continue to set a scorching pace at the top of the Championship.

They beat fourth-placed Auckley 3-0 to claim their tenth win in as many starts.

Balby Academy of Sport continue to head the pack following their 3-1 win over third-placed Wheatsheaf, for whom Craig Trewick netted.

Tank powered their way to a 5-1 win at Askern Railway (Tom Bentley) on the back of goals by Jimmy Falkner (2), John Blunt, John Wooldridge and Andrew Brown.

Armthorpe Albion climbed several places to seventh after other results went their way and they beat Carpenters Arms (Simon Robertshaw, Michael Wibberley) by the odd goal in five.

Windmill dropped a place after being held to a 2-2 draw by improving strugglers Park Social, for whom Tom Wright and Chris Colley shared out the goals.

Rossington United held on to top spot in Division One despite not having a game, but they are joined on 19 points by both Willaspoons and Rosehill Press.

Willaspoons head Rosehill on goal difference thanks to their 6-1 win at lowly FC Gatehouse.

Jonathan Lugton scored four with Ryan Denby and Nathan Sheppard also chipping in. Ryan Malee scored for the home side.

Rosehill Press had to work harder for their 4-2 win away to another struggling club, Rossington Legion (Brad Atherton 2).

Armthorpe Village (Steven Wagstaff 2, Wayne Adams, Mickey Johnson and Lee Carrick) scored five without reply at South Kirkby Reds to sentence the division’s bottom club to a tenth successive defeat.

Campsall won 5-3 away to Maltings. Adrian Parker led the way with a hat trick with Thomas Clamp and Darren Januszkiewicz also chipping in. Niall Horstead (2) and Peter Haywood netted for the home side.

Leaders FC Dunscroft threw down the gauntlet to their Division Two title rivals with a crushing 8-0 win at fifth-placed White Hart Colts.

Ryan Hall and Carl Grant shared four of the goals with Liam Nicholas, Andrew Lord, Tim Mellor and Leigh Emmerson also weighing in.

The Askern opened up a six-point gap over third-placed Arksey Victoria following their 4-1 win at bottom club Regent Hotel. Paul Smith, Jake Holdsworth, Scott Dixon and Joel Spillane all found the net with Michael Barker replying for the losers.

Arksey lost ground after going down by the odd goal in five at home to Cask Corner – Yan Johnson (2) and Paul Preskey doing the damage.

David Flowitt hit a hat-trick as Millgate Manhattan climbed several places to fourth on the back of an 8-5 win at Windmill Inn. Craig Wilmott (2), Lee Hesketh, Simon Boyes and Ashley Parkes also made a contribution.

FC Wadworth kept the pressure on Division Three leaders Winning Post with a 4-2 win over Balby Plough (Lewis Head, Jordan Wills).

Winning Post remain two points clear at the top, however, after romping to an 8-1 victory at Eden Arms. Nathan Davies grabbed a hat-trick and there were doubles for both Luke Horsley and David Stenson. Carl Horsley also chipped in. Steven Tait replied.

Adam & Steve (Andy Walkden) held on to third spot on goal difference from Rhino’s United as a result of their 1-0 win over Schoolboy Norton. United beat fifth-placed Balby CSV 4-1.

A Joe Murray brace proved in vain as Improving FC Ivanhoe had their charge up the table halted by a 3-2 defeat at Balby Rovers.

Warren House Warriors (Owen Barker, Jake Stephenson, Simon Squire, Matt Elder) climbed off the bottom of the table after beating fellow strugglers Bentley West End 4-1

Rhino’s Warriors now prop up the table after losing 2-0 at Scawthorpe, whose goals came from Liam Stones and Henry McSorley.