AFC Bentley 3 Dronfield Town Reserves 1 + Central Midlands League round-up

Action from AFC Bentleys win over Dronfield Town Reserves.
Action from AFC Bentleys win over Dronfield Town Reserves.

AFC Bentley climbed to third in the Central Midlands League North Division after beating Dronfield Town Reserves 3-1.

Now level on points with Retford, who have played three games less and boast a better goal difference, the Doncaster side took the lead at The Avenue courtesy of an own goal.

AFC Bentley v Dronfield Town Reserves

AFC Bentley v Dronfield Town Reserves

Dronfield’s hopes of avoiding a seventh defeat in 12 starts received a boost when Tyrone O’Kane levelled before the break.

But Bentley dashed those hopes with two unanswered second half goals.

Zak King made it 2-1 from the penalty spot before a 30-yard effort by Matty Hughes.

Meanwhile, Harworth Colliery opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the table following their 3-1 win over visiting Collingham at Scrooby Road.

AFC Bentley v Dronfield Town Reserves

AFC Bentley v Dronfield Town Reserves

Colliery, who have played a game more than second-placed Retford, took the lead with a sixth minute goal by Shaun Mundy.

Fifth-placed Collingham capitalised on an own goal on the half hour to go in level at 1-1.

They held the home side at bay until the 76th minute when Lee Holmes made it 2-1.

Connor Brown confirmed Harworth’s 10th win in 11 starts with a third goal two minutes from time.

Harworth had also made home advantage pay off in midweek by beating Thorne Colliery, who were not in action at the weekend, 5-4 on Halloween.

The form which has taken Askern into the top four in the league deserted them in their 4-0 West Riding FA Challenge Cup defeat against Leeds Medics.

They will be looking to bounce back when hosting Harworth on Saturday.

Central Midlands League Challenge Cup third round draw: Harworth Colliery v Clay Cross Town, Thorne Colliery v Swanwick PR or Hilton Harriers.

Phoenix Trophies Division One Cup quarter-final draw: Linby Colliery Reserves v Harworth Colliery Reserves.