Doncaster Alliance League round-up: Canal Tavern clinch Premier Division title

Canal Tavern clinched the Doncaster Sunday Alliance Premier Division title with a 2-1 midweek win over third-placed Rakkam.


The win left them seven points clear of second-placed Balby Bridge going into their last two fixtures at the weekend.

The newly-crowned champions suffered only their second league defeat of the season (2-0) at second-bottom Atletico Rec on Sunday.

Balby Bridge made sure of the runners-up spot with a 5-1 win at Carpenters Arms. Stu Gibbard notched a hat-trick with Lee Wilson and Josh Gelder also netting with Jack Farrar replying.

Rosehill Press beat third-placed AFC Schoolboy 3-1 in the only Championship game played on Sunday.

Unbeaten Durban Rhino’s claimed victory in the Division One title race when beating Windmill 5-0.

Second-placed FC Cumberland had to work harder for their 3-1 win at lowly AFC Balby.

Real Bridge A kept their hopes of a top four finish alive with a 7-1 win over Dunscroft Social.

Bentley West End S&S, who currently hold fourth spot, ended their campaign in style with a 7-0 win over The Salutation.

White Hart (Askern) maintained their recent good form when beating Auckley 6-2. Stag Inn Rovers won 2-1 at Woodfield.

Upton Wrangbrook took over top spot in Division Two for the first time on goal difference following their 6-0 win at Eden Arms.

They now need just three points from their last four games to pip Common Road for the title.

Jacob Peacock hit a double for the winners with Cory Woodward, Liam Womersley, Reece Twigg and Kevin Towers sharing the other four goals.

FC Ivanhoe saw their outside hopes dashed when going down 5-3 at Pit Club Miners.

Lucas Stubbs (2), Marvin Buckley and a Cory Woodward penalty secured Upton Wrangbrook a 4-0 midweek win at Romarnsley which robbed the home side of any hopes of a top two finish.

Dunscroft Social beat Woodfield, for whom Ricky Caudwell netted, 5-1 during midweek.

White Hart (Askern) won 2-1 at Bentley West End S&S.