Central Midlands League round-up: AFC Bentley stretch unbeaten run to nine games

AFC Bentley strengthened their grip on third spot in the Abacus Lighting Central Midlands League North Division.

Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 05:00 am
Updated Monday, 23rd January 2017, 08:57 am

The Doncaster side opened up a two-point gap on Harworth Colliery after stretching their unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-0 win at Phoenix.

Zack King broke the deadlock ten minutes before the break with Brad Sykes chipping in with a second for the visitors on the hour.

Harworth, who started the day level on points with Bentley, lost ground after being held to a 1-1 draw at Newark Town, who remain two points behind them.

Colliery will probably view the result as a point saved rather than two dropped after Gary Mundy’s equaliser came three minutes into stoppage time.

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Prior to Harworth’s late equaliser, Dom Swingler’s 65th minute goal had looked set to decide the game.

Askern built on last week’s confidence-boosting win, following a run of defeats, when holding fifth-placed Retford to an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Askern drew first blood courtesy of a Josh Gelder strike after 18 minutes. Retford quickly got back on level terms only for Ash Evans to restore Askern’s lead.

Two goals in a minute rocked the home side but Luke Williams rescued a point for Askern 13 minutes from time.

Thorne Colliery crashed to a 4-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers Senior League outfit Dunscroft United in their Goole & Thorne FA Cup semi-final.

Harworth Reserves lost 2-1 against Eastwood Community,