Central Midlands League round-up: High-riding AFC Bentley claim bragging rights against Brodsworth Welfare


AFC Bentley put home advantage to good use when beating Central Midlands League North Division derby rivals Brodsworth Welfare 3-2 at The Avenue.

Bradley Maddison bagged a brace for Bentley, now up to fourth, with Zack King also finding the net.

Sam Kirk replied for Welfare as they slumped to their sixth defeat in nine starts. An own goal completed their tally.

Askern retained third spot in style, beating Dinnington Town 6-0.

The Doncaster side were well on their way to avenging a recent League Cup defeat against Town by half time following goals by Alex Rennie, Lee Winterman and Tony Hattersley.

Luke Williams and Ben Wilkinson added further goals after the break before Hattersley hammered the final nail into Town’s coffin when bagging a second in the last couple of minutes.

Harworth Colliery regained top spot from Retford Town, who didn’t have a league game, with a 1-0 win against Collingham at Station Road.

Jack Conley scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes from time to give Colliery their seventh win in eight starts.

The club’s second string dropped a place to fifth after going down to a 3-1 League One defeat away to top four rivals Wirkworth Town.

Thorne Colliery took a break from CML action to book their place in the next round of the West Riding FA’s Senior Cup.

They proved far too strong for Bradford-based St Bede’s Old Boys and returned home with an 8-2 win.

Paul Bradley claimed three of Thorne’s goals with Chris Hancock, Darren Hancock, Mark Sneap, Kyle Palmer and Trevor Hindson also chipping in.