Central Midlands League: AFC Bentley's helping hand to Harworth Colliery
AFC Bentley did their Doncaster area Central Midlands League North Division rivals Harworth Colliery a huge favour in their efforts to lift the title.
They beat table-topping Harworth’s only title challengers, Clay Cross Town, 3-1 at The Avenue which ended their 14-match unbeaten run dating back to November.
Lee Clay put Town ahead only to see Courtney Peynado level the scores before the break.
Graham Severn headed the home side into the lead with Rod Pursehouse putting the game beyond Town with an outstanding individual effort.
Harworth, who have played three games more, are now 15 points clear of Town following their 3-0 win over visiting Staveley Reserves.
Kenzie Tomlinson added to his already impressive tally with a second half brace after Jonathan Bownes had given Colliery a 1-0 interval lead.
Thorne Colliery, for whom Kevin Lynch and Kirk Frost netted, lost out by the odd goal in five at home to Renishaw Rangers.
They had to settle for a first half consolation goal by Chris Hancock when losing 6-1 against Clay Cross Town, who scored three in each half, on Thursday night.
Askern suffered a fifth consecutive single goal defeat when going down 1-0 at Dronfield Town Reserves who scored the winner in the 84th minute.
The Doncaster side had lost 1-0 at Staveley Reserves on Thursday evening.
Brodsworth Welfare lost 6-0 at Dinnington Town in midweek.
Harworth recorded their fifth successive Division One win with a 5-1 defeat of Hucknall Town at Watnall Road. Brandon Ashmore scored a hat trick with Nick Senior and Mick Wibberley also netting.
Both Ashmore (penalty) and Wibberley had also been on target in the team’s 2-0 midweek win at Heanor Town.