Doncaster Alliance League: Sprotbrough close in on first ever Premier Division title

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Sprotbrough continue to close in on their first Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division.

Their 4-0 win at Stainforth, coupled with Graceholme’s 3-2 defeat at Bullcroft S&S, means they only need a maximum of two points from their last three games to claim the spoils.

Jonathan Mirfin, Daniel Taylor, Paul Toomey and Daniel Smith were the Spotbrough marksmen with Daniel White grabbing both Graceholme goals.

Defending champions Athletico Tap Maker climbed into second spot on the back of a 4-0 win at home to Toll Bar.

Eden Grove had to settle for a David White goal and an own goal in their 4-2 home defeat by Inter Stella. Canal Tavern beat Bentley Top Club by the odd goal in three.

FC Glasshouse’s grip on top spot in the Championship was weakened after they were held to a 3-3 draw by lowly Finningley Athletic. Matthew Holmes, Andrew Mellor and Andrew Vipond were the Glasshouse marksmen.

Balby Academy of Sport closed the gap at the top to two points after beating Askern Railway 4-1.

Auckley remain safe in fourth place despite suffering a 4-0 defeat at Carpenters Arms, for whom Matthew Kilvington (2), Sam Braun and Michael Wibberley netted.

Leger Lions missed out on the chance to close the seven-point gap on Auckley after losing 2-1 at home to Three Horseshoes.

Jimmy Falkiner is thought to have set a league record by scoring all the goals as Pontefract-based Tank beat hosts Armthorpe Albion 8-5 in a high-scoring encounter.

Windmill kept their slim top-four hopes alive with a 6-1 win at second-bottom Park Social.

Glynn Powell and Aiden Redmile shared four of the Windmill goals with Aaron Hess and Mani Smith also netting. John Macleod replied for Social.

Scott Henderson led the way with a hat trick as Rossington United all but clinched the Division One title with a 7-0 win at Willaspoons.

Dean Thornton (2), Nathan Fraser and Adam Fraser also chipped in.

Sixth-placed The Vault, 19 points behind with five games in hand, are the only team who can now deny United.

But after beating New Mallard (Adrian Hooper) 3-1, they would need to win their remaining seven games and for United to pick up no more than a point in their last two.

Second-placed Walton Wonderers won 3-1 at Rossington Legion (Brad Atherton).

Bottom club South Kirkby Reds beat Maltings 4-3 to claim a third successive win.

Campsall exchanged place with top-four rivals Rosehill Press (Ryan Ambler, Robert Lee) after beating them by the odd goal in five.

Visit www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk for Steve Hossack’s full round-up from all divisions.

The Askern, now level on points with the leaders, kept their Division Two title hopes alive when beating FC Dunscroft.

Gareth Davies (2), Paul Smith and Kyle Embury all netted for the Askern side who have played a game more than their rivals.

Carcroft retained third spot thanks to a 1-0 win at FC Cumberland.

Arksey Victoria boosted their hopes of a top-four finish with a 3-0 win over Leopard. Kevin Lynch hit a double with Gary Eades completing the scoring.

Cask Corner kept both Carcroft and Arksey in their sights when romping to a 7-2 win over Ryecroft Rovers.

White Hart Colts had to settle for a consolation goal by Michael Tew when going down 3-1 at Hatfield Town, whose goals came from Liam Fitzpatrick, Damon Potter and Brendon Jeffrey.

A David Flowitt brace and a single strike by Joe Yates secured Millgate Manhattan a 3-2 win over Regent Hotel, for whom Tony Howard and Jordan McCloy replied.

Winning Post need just one point from their last three games to be certain of lifting the Division Three title after dishing out a 6-0 beating to mid-table Scawthorpe.

Carl Horsley notched a hat trick for the home side with David Stenson and two own goals completing their tally.

Rhino’s United remain level on points with the leaders after ending their season with a 6-3 win at FC Ivanhoe.

Hayden Tomlinson (2), Jordan Lee, Danny Lee, Nathan Davies and Sam Kirk shared the United goals with Josh Holbery, Craig Dallas and Jamie Hunter replying for the Sprotbrough side.

FC Wadworth’s hopes suffered a blow as a result of their 1-1 draw at Balby Plough, for whom keeper Carl Harris scored.

Adam & Steve’s outside hopes all but disappeared following their 3-2 defeat at home to Balby CSV. Michael Smith and Connor Brown shared their consolation goals.

Warren House Warriors posted a 3-0 win over second-bottom Rhino’s Warriors on the back of goals by Greg Bennett (2) and Joel Spillane.