Central Midlands League: Askern and Bentley knocked out of League KO Cup

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Askern and Bentley Colliery both lost interest in the Central Midlands League KO Cup.

Both Northern Division teams suffered defeats at the hands of higher-placed rivals in their respective second round ties.

Askern, the highest placed Doncaster area team, lost 6-0 against Southern Division rivals Linby Colliery.

Although disappointed with the result against the fifth-placed home side, Askern officials would probably have taken that score if offered at half time after conceding five first half goals without reply.

Bentley were also on the end of a big defeat away to joint Northern Division leaders Thoresby Colliery as they went down 5-1.

Bentley, who have won just two of their first 12 league games, had to settle for a Josh Copeland consolation.

Brodsworth Welfare’s recent climb up the table came to a shuddering halt against Kinsley Boys, who beat them 7-3 in a high-scoring affair.

One of the few highlights for Welfare was Shane Carver’s return to the club, which he celebrated with a brace of goals.

Dan Smith notched the other consolation goal.

Harworth Colliery climbed above Welfare after beating bottom club Welbeck Welfare.

But they had to work harder than expected for their 2-1 win against a side which had lost ten of its previous 11 games.

Welfare grabbed an early lead and it took Colliery most of the first half to get back on level terms courtesy of Kenzie Tomlinson.

Tom Walker secured Harworth, now up to ninth, their fifth win of the campaign with a goal on the hour.

Thorne Colliery, who finished third last season as well as enjoying success in several cup competitions, remain in the bottom four after sharing the spoils with fellow strugglers Easington United following their 4-4 draw.

There only looked like being one winner, however, early in the game as Colliery raced into a 3-0 lead after just 18 minutes with efforts by Ross Ebbage and Cameron Johnson adding to an own goal.

United fought back to close the gap to just one goal only for Kyle Palmer secure the Doncaster side a 4-2 interval lead.

Colliery were unable to add to their tally after the break and United twice found the net to earn a point.