Central Midlands League: Sutton Rovers grab first win over rivals Askern

Sutton Rovers picked up their first-ever Central Midlands League North Division win when beating derby rivals Askern 5-0 at Manor Way.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 5:26 pm
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It looked like being a much closer affair at the break with only a 38th minute goal by Callum Stockton separating the two sides who share the same ground.

Two goals by Ryan Walker inside five minutes midway through the second half changed the complexion of the game.

Adi Parker made it 4-0 two minutes later with Walker sealing the win which lifted the home side off the bottom when completing his hat-trick eight minutes from time.

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A dominant second half display secured third-placed Harworth Colliery a 3-1 win over AFC Bentley who had led at the interval courtesy of a 12th minute goal by Josh Street.

Beaten in the Floodlit Cup in midweek, Harworth drew level five minutes after the restart through Alex Irwin. Jordan Timmons put the home side ahead with Ashley McEwan adding a third within the next minute.

It finished honours even at Moorends Welfare where mid-table rivals Thorne Colliery and free-scoring Phoenix battled out a 1-1 draw.

Trevor Hindson opened the scoring when giving the Doncaster side the lead from the penalty spot.

The Rotherham side drew level through Ildephonse Hussein on 23 minutes.

Despite chances at both ends that was the end of the scoring.

Division One North outfit Epworth Town Colts, for whom Ritchie Burdett netted, failed in their bid to reach the quarter-finals of the Buckingham Insurance League Cup after suffering a 2-1 extra-time defeat away against South Division strugglers Hilton Harriers.