Central Midlands League round-up: Bentley leave it late in six-goal thriller

Bentley's Dan Reid clears under pressure from Askern's Billy Lumsden. Picture: Andrew Roe
Bentley's Dan Reid clears under pressure from Askern's Billy Lumsden. Picture: Andrew Roe

Bentley Colliery grabbed a late equaliser to claim a 3-3 Bank Holiday derby draw at home to Askern.

Lee Drobac put Colliery ahead only for Jordan McCabe to level before the break.

Lyam Armitage edged Askern ahead with Kev Lynch putting Colliery level at 2-2.

Billy Lumsden restored Askern’s lead before missing a chance to seal the game.

Aaron Drobac earned Bentley a share of the spoils.

Askern had suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 4-1 at home to in-form Thoresby Colliery.

The Doncaster side, who had won both their opening games without conceding a goal, were second best on the day and had to settle for a consolation goal by Matty Devine.

Bentley, who played with only ten men for the last half hour, came from behind to beat promoted Dinnington Town by the odd goal in three.

A Kev Lynch strike and a Matthew Brown penalty secured Colliery the points.

Thorne Colliery returned to winning ways with a 4-2 win against Harworth Colliery thanks to second half goals by Ross Ebbage, Scott and Glen Hookaway.

Thorne had suffered their second defeat in four starts at Bilsthorpe on Saturday.

The game was effectively over for Colliery at the break as they trailed 3-0.

The visitors stemmed the flood of goals but were unable to make any inroads into Bilsthorpe’s lead.

Harworth never looked back after opening up a 2-0 lead in the first quarter of an hour in their game at Sherwood Colliery.

Lewis Francis and Tom Walker shared the early goals with Steven Lester pulling one back for the home side.

Scott Hardman claimed Harworth’s third.

Two goals in a minute midway through the second half put paid to battling Brodsworth Welfare, who lost 4-0 at home to unbeaten leaders Westella on Monday.

Brodsworth, however, won by the same scoreline on Saturday.

Mark Vickerage (2), Joe Fisher and Daniel Smith netted in a 4-0 win at bottom club Welbeck Welfare.