Central Midlands League round-up: Bradley Maddison's brace in vain for Bentley
Second-placed AFC Bentley lost ground in the Central Midlands League North Division title race after going down by the odd goal in five against Staveley Reserves at The Avenue.
Staveley took command by racing into a 3-0 lead.
A brace by free-scoring Bradley Maddison put the home side back into contention but that was as good as it got for the Doncaster side.
Harworth Colliery moved ten points clear at the top as a result of posting a resounding 7-0 win against Dinnington Town.
Shaun Mundy and Sam Foulds both struck in the opening 12 minutes to give Harworth a lead they never looked like surrendering.
Colliery had to wait until the 34th minute for their third but no sooner had the cheers died down than Foulds struck again to complete his hat trick and make it 4-0.
The home side failed to add to their tally until the last ten minutes of the second half during which Lee Edmondson, Shaun Mundy and Gary Mundy all found the net.
Askern went down to a 4-1 home defeat against a Retford side which had ended last year with three successive defeats.
Trailing 3-0 at the break Askern fell further behind when conceding a 50th minute own goal. Josh Copeland claimed Askern’s consolation goal.
Thorne Colliery’s interest in the West Riding FA Cup came to an end when they lost out to the only goal of the game against Leeds Medics and Dentists.
Brodsworth Welfare bowed out of the Doncaster FA Cup when going down to an extra-time 6-3 defeat against Doncaster Rovers Senior League Premier Division outfit South Elmsall United Services.