Harworth Colliery close in on Central Midlands League North Division title

Long-time leaders Harworth Colliery have one hand on the Central Midlands League North Division championship following their 3-0 derby win over Retford in front of a 300-plus crowd.

Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 6:00 am
Shaun Mundy
Shaun Mundy

All the goals came in the second half with Kenzie Tomlinson, Shaun Mundy and Sam Foulds finding the net.

Colliery ended the weekend nine points clear of second-placed Clay Cross Town, who have two games in hand, and with a better goal difference.

The worst case scenario would see them needing just one point from Saturday’s game at Clay Cross to condemn the home side to a second successive runners-up spot.

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Harworth had gone into Saturday’s game buoyed by a 6-0 midweek win at Thorne Colliery.

Mark West led the way with a hat trick with Shaun Mundy (2) and Tom Pick also chipping in.

Fifth-placed AFC Bentley could still emulate last season’s third-place finish.

Bentley had continued their impressive late-season run with a 2-1 midweek win over visiting Dinnington Town thanks to goals by Bradley Marrison (75) and Josh Bowkett (79).

They made it six straight home wins in a fortnight when beating Doncaster rivals Askern fell 2-0 at The Avenue.

Jack Varley put Bentley in front in the 27th minute but Askern, who have dropped down the table in recent weeks, still entertained hopes of picking up a point in their final game of the season until Luke Farrar added a second goal for the home side three minutes from time.

Thorne Colliery had to settle for a consolation goal by Lee Mills when going down 4-1 at home to Dronfield Town Reserves at Moorends Welfare.