Doncaster Alliance League round-up: Premier Division pacesetters finish all-square


The top two clubs in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division - FC Glasshouse and Canal Tavern - battled out a 1-1 draw.

Rob Wilson found the net for Glasshouse.

Tavern retained top spot on goal difference.

Defending champions Sprotbrough got off the mark at the third time of asking with a resounding 10-1 win over mid-table Auckley.

Stu Gibbard led the way with a hat trick with Richard Smith bagging a brace. John Tunney, David Taylor, Gareth Hanson, Paul Toomey and Mitch Williams also chipped in.

Fellow strugglers Stainforth, for whom Ricki Crompton hit a double, also banked their first points of the season following three consecutive defeats, beating Graceholme (Michael Edgecombe) 3-1.

Eden Grove claimed their second win in three starts with a 3-1 success over Toll Bar.

Leger Lions roared to a 2-0 win over bottom club Wheatsheaf.

Armthorpe Albion retained top spot in the Championship even though they were without a game.

Rossington United kept in touch with the top despite being held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Lonsdale.

Tank got back on track with a 2-1 win over The Vault thanks to goals by Stephen Phillips and Andy Turton. Carl Lunn netted for the losers.

Carpenters Arms won away at Walton Wonderers by the odd goal in five.

Rosehill Press (Chris Fairclough) slumped to a fourth successive defeat when going down 2-1 at Willaspoons, whose goals were shared by Billy Kirkham and Jonathan Lugton.

Division One leaders Winning Post made it five wins from five after knocking the spots off Leopard (4-1).

Carl Horsley claimed two of the goals with Dave Stenson and John Howcroft also finding the net.

Bessacarr climbed into joint-second spot after beating Carcroft Village 4-2. Alan Fowley and Matthew Williamson shared the Carcroft consolation goals.

Eve’s Trust Dynamo’s dropped to fourth on the back of a 2-1 defeat at FC Dunscroft.

C & R Sports (Martin West) drew 1-1 with visiting Hatfield Town (Karl Dewsnap).

Arksey Victoria claimed a 3-1 win at FC Gatehouse.

Finningley scored the only goal of the game at Armthorpe Village.

FC Wadworth, who have played a game more than the two sides immediately below them, continue to set the pace at the top of Division Two thanks to a 5-1 win over FC Cumberland.

Liam Alexander posted double with Robbie Weles, Matty Bradley and Liam Smith also getting in on the act.

Ryecroft Rovers stay second on goal difference after beating Rhino’s United 6-2.

Third-placed Legion Park Rangers scored six without reply at Scawthorpe. Scott Henderson hit the net twice with Dean Fraser, Ryan Taylor, Matthew Ridley, David Hartshorn also chipping in.

Balby CSV also bagged six goals in a 6-2 win over The Urban.

Ivanhoe claimed their third draw in five starts when sharing eight goals at DN5 Old Boys. Craig Dallas 2, Chris Hughes and Adam Barlow scored for the Sprotbrough side.

Jakes Bar Rangers beat Highwayman 6-4 in a high-scoring clash. Paul Mason 2, Jonathan Stothard and Thomas Hall bagged the consolation goals.

Pit Club, beaten 4-2 by Schoolboy Norton, suffered a fourth defeat in five games.

The Railway steamed to a fifth successive win, beating top-four rivals White Hart 4-0, to remain three points clear at the top of Division Three.

Fairway stay second courtesy of a 2-0 win over Balby Academy of Sport Inter.

Third-placed Bentley Sports & Social had their shooting boots on when beating Balby Rovers 7-1.

Balby Athletic remain in the frame following their 5-2 win at Palfreys Lodge, for whom Mick Gillga scored both goals.

Newlands bagged their second win – a 6-3 verdict at Team 23. William Amps scored five of their goals with Philip Vernon completing the tally. Paul McDonald and Jamie Kirsopp 2 replied.

FC Parklands had to settle for a Kieran Falcus brace in a 4-2 defeat at Jakes Bar United.