Four-goal Howe sparkles as Tavern tighten grip on second place

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CANAL Tavern strengthened their grip on second spot in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division with a 7-0 win at mid-table Corner Pin.

Darren Howe led the way with a four-goal haul with Darren Fell (2) and Darren Brown also netting.

Fourth-placed Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes (Brendan Thompson), were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Dunscroft, the team immediately below them.

Bottom club Stag Inn beat fellow strugglers Hatfield Celtic, 2-0.

Finningley lost top spot in the Championship after crashing 4-0 at home to bottom club Brodsworth United, for whom Alex Reade (2), Richard England and Alex Dooley netted.

Stainforth took over top spot after beating Sportsman Inter Stella thanks to goals by Craig Miller and Kevin Rikatson. Toll Bar also climbed above Finningley after beating Wheatsheaf (Austin Hallam) by the odd goal in three.

Goals by Marc Smith, Brett Lucas, James Gatt and Liam Colley secured Edlington Top Club a 4-3 win at Windmill.

Ryan Day (2), Andrew Welsh, Simon Robertshaw and Matthew Kilvington were all on target for Carpenters Arms in their 5-2 win over Park Social.

Balby Academy of Sport took over top spot from Tank on goal difference after winning 4-2 at second-placed Three Horseshoes United.

Rosehill Press had to settle for a consolation goal by Ryan Ambler in their 4-1 defeat at Auckley.

Tap Maker shared six goals with Leger Lions.

Three Horseshoes Old Boys posted a 4-0 win over Division Two win over Hatfield Woodhouse. Lowly Armthorpe Village eased their relegation fears with a 5-3 win at Carcroft Village - Dean Wilson, Shane Carver and Lee Knight sharing out the Village goals.