Doncaster Alliance League: Canal Tavern on cloud nine


Canal Tavern regained top spot in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division after romping to a 9-2 win at fifth-placed Auckley, writes Steve Hossack.

Callum McCormack (3) and Darren Fell (2) shared five of the goals with Aiden Marshall, Joe Middleton, Kirk Frost and Shaun McCarthy also chipping in.

FC Glasshouse dropped a place to second after being held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Athletico Tap Maker, for whom Ashley Hunter and Luke Smithson netted.

Windmill and Willaspoons battled out a 3-3 draw in the only Championship game of the day. Craig Hookaway, Glynn Powell and Andrew Bainbridge netted for the home side with Lee Dixon, Mark Pearson and Ross Ebbage replying.

Winning Post moved eight points clear at the top of Division One following their 3-1 win at lowly FC Gatehouse. Mark Cooper bagged a brace for the winners with Kieran Ferguson also finding the net.

FC Dunscroft dropped down to fourth as a result of their 2-1 defeat at C&R Sports Bar, whose goals were scored by Chris Colley.

The Askern climbed above them on the back of a 12-1 demolition of bottom club Armthorpe Village.

Callum Smith claimed five of the goals with Jordan Gill and Jake Holdsworth both hitting a double. Marcus Butler and Scott Dixon completed the rout.

Goals by Joshua Clark and James Connor saw lowly Leopard pick up only their second point of the season when drawing 2-2 away to fellow strugglers Hatfield Town, whose goals were shared by Martin Walker and Brendon Jefery.

Lowly Schoolboy Norton picked up a useful point from a 5-5 Division Two draw at home to DN5 Old Boys.

Bentley Sports & Social beat Division Three rivals Balby Rovers (Richard Harrison 2) 7-2.

Team 23 climbed off the bottom after beating Jakes Bar United 4-2. Terry Rudderford, Ben Savage, Chris Marriot and Greg Sill were the Team 23 marksmen with Chris Baker and Andrew Kime replying for United.

Reece Davis, Arron Harrison and Jordan Willis all netted as FC Parklands claimed a 3-1 win over Eden Arms.