Alliance League: Unbeaten AFC Royal close the gap at the top

Wheatley Club and Thorne Colliery under-18s became the latest sides to book their place in the second round of the weather-affected Ernie Prince Memorial Cup.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 5:26 pm
Auckley v Sands United.
Auckley v Sands United.

Premier Division Wheatley recorded a 2-0 home win over Championship side Edlington Welfare with the Colliery youngsters beating mid-table Championship outfit Bentley West End S&S by the same margin in arguably the shock result of the day.

Unbeaten AFC Royal, who have played a game less, closed to within four points of defending Premier Division champions Scawthorpe Athletic when posting a 5-1 win over bottom side Ingram Arms.

Third-placed Canal Tavern won 4-1 at Stainforth, whose consolation goal was scored by Carl Miller, in the only other top-flight game.

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Carcroft Village took over top spot in the Championship when beating bottom-of-the-table Sands United 12-2.

The visitors had no answer to Jack Roberts who scored eight of the Carcroft goals.

Duncan McPherson, Josh Stanley, Arron Batho and Shaun Thompson also chipped in with Darren Richardson and Ashley Rankin sharing out the United consolation goals.

FC Independent, one of three sides on the same number of points, hold down second spot on goal difference after beating Wheatsheaf (Doncaster) 7-2. Curtis Hamshaw and Lewis Iwanyokyj shared out the consolation goals.

SFC Wadworth stayed in touch with the top following their 1-0 win over Finningley Athletic.

Bessacarr, who started the day in top spot, had to settle for a share of the spoils after being held to a 5-5 draw by dark horses AFC Balby.

Auckley and FC Ivanhoe (Scott Sykes) also had to settle for a point apiece following their 1-1 draw.

Rossington took over top spot in Division One in style beating second-placed Stainforth S4ALL 10-0.

Ben Clark led the way with a hat-trick and there were doubles for Curtis Mann and Adam Fraser. Tom Staiton and Paddy Mullen also weighed in and the home side also conceded an own goal.

Local rivals AFC Rossington remain in the bottom three after going down 6-3 at home to mid-table Eden Arms.

Five-goal Ethan Gorrill led from the front as Carcroft Village Social Club romped to a 6-1 win over second-bottom Balby Rovers. Brachan Steel completed the scoring.

Markham Main picked up their sixth win in eight starts when beating Arksey Victoria, for whom Josh Barnes netted, 4-1.

Scawthorpe Athletic beat Premier Division rivals Carpenters Arms by the odd goal in seven in their Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Senior Cup third round tie, but FC Cumberland lost 2-1 at Brinsworth Whitehill A.