Doncaster Alliance League round-up: Division One Adam & Steve reach Ernie Prince Memorial Cup semi-finals

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Division One outfit Adam & Steve upset the odds when beating Premier Division Athletico Tap Maker 1-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Doncaster Alliance League’s Ernie Prince Memorial Cup.

Rossington United also booked their place in the last four after beating Championship rivals Carpenters Arms by the odd goal in three.

Canal Tavern look to have one hand on the Premier Division championship trophy after they beat third-placed FC Glasshouse 3-1 and second-placed Bentley Top Club lost 4-1 at Graceholme.

Ross Ebbage, Adam Freeborn and Glen Hookway shared the Canal goals with Rob Wilson replying for Glasshouse, who dropped down to fourth as a result of champions Sprotbrough – realistically the only threat to the leaders – receiving a walkover at Wheatsheaf.

Leger Lions and Eden Grove battled out a 2-2 draw with Rhino’s bagging a 3-0 win at Toll Bar.

Stainforth sentenced bottom club Auckley to a 15th defeat when beating them 6-3. Shane Buchanan hit a hat trick for the visitors with Craig Taylor, Leigh Emerson and Ry Davis also netting.

Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes took over top spot in the Championship after routing bottom club Newton Arms 9-1.

Walton Wonderers’ faint title hopes were extinguished following their 2-1 home defeat against Willaspoons.

Tank climbed above fellow strugglers Rosehill Press, for whom John Corrie (2), Robert Lee and James Woodward netted, after beating them by the odd goal in nine.

Mid-table The Vault posted a surprisingly emphatic 6-1 win over Lonsdale who would have gone top had they won.

C & R Sports Bar retained top spot in Division One after receiving a walkover at Finningley Athletic. Eve’s Trust Dynamo’s, who have played four games less, remain just two points behind after beating mid-table Arskey Victoria 4-0.

The Askern boosted their hopes with a 7-4 win over former long-time leaders Winning Post.

A Shaun Thompson double helped lay the foundations for Carcroft Village Club’s 4-2 win at Armthorpe Village. Russ Damms and Nathan Clark also chipped in with Brian Wright and Nathan Powney sharing the Village consolation goals.

Bessacarr beat visting Leopard 3-1 to retain fifth place with FC Dunscoft claiming a 6-1 win at FC Gatehouse.

DN5 Old Boys held on to top spot in Division Two following their 5-0 win at lowly Pit Club.

Title favourites Legion Park Rangers also registered a 5-0 win at Balby CSV with James Murray and Mark Stacey both bagging a brace and Steve Crossan also chipping in.

FC Wadworth beat fourth-placed Jakes Bar Rangers 5-1. The Urban lost 3-1 away to fellow strugglers Highwayman.

Rhino’s United claimed the spoils with a 4-2 win at Schoolboy Norton.

FC Cumberland climbed above Scawthorpe into tenth place after routing their hosts 15-1.

Jack Taylor led the way with a four-goal haul with Ben Lawson weighing in with a hat trick. Adam Burton, Karl Blanchard, Luke Howe, Neil Gosden, Craig Atkins, Scott Johnson and John Glynn shared the other goals.

Balby Academy of Sport Inter also had their shooting boots on, scoring 11 without reply in their Division Three clash at Jakes Bar United.

Fairway Athletic continue to set the pace after beating bottom club Balby Rovers 4-1. Second-placed Railway kept on track with a 4-0 win over Bentley Sports & Social.

Dark horses Balby Athletic won 5-2 at Newlands, but White Hart’s prospects suffered a setback as a result of their 3-2 defeat at Palfreys Lodge.

Team 23 (Richard Hornsby, Chris Marriot) shared the spoils with Eden Arms, for whom Ashley Burton hit a double. Windmill Wanderers lost 2-0 at FC Parklands.