Doncaster Alliance League round-up: Sprotbrough sunk by early pacesetters


Defending Premier Division champions Sprotbrough failed to get their 2014-15 campaign off to a winning start.

The home side, who did not feature during the opening two weekends of the season, slumped to a 2-0 defeat against leaders Bentley Top Club who were playing their third game.

Canal Tavern head the chasing group on goal difference after posting a 7-2 win over Wheatsheaf.

Kirk Frost claimed four of the goals with Glenn Hookway weighing in with a hat trick. Danny Sharpe and Josh Roberts replied.

FC Glasshouse also bagged their second win in as many starts when beating fancied Graceholme, for whom Jamie Cantrill, Daniel White and Aaron Cross netted, by the odd goal in seven.

2012-13 champions Athletico Tap Maker lost 3-1 at Eden Grove – Pete Walmsley (2) and Craig Housley doing the damage.

Toll Bar beat Auckley by the odd goal in three.

Rhino’s (Shawn Atkinson, Wayne Lindley) beat Leger Lions by the same score.

Armthorpe Albion claimed their third Championship win in as many games when ending Rossington United’s 100 per cent record with a 5-3 win.

Carpenters Arms climbed into second spot on the back of a 3-1 win over Rosehill Press.

Josh Morris, Ryan Brewster and Michael Wibberley shared the home team’s goals with Robert Lee netting the consolation.

Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes (Joe Byron, Shaun Mundy and Joe Fisher) picked up a 3-2 result at Willaspoons, whose goals were shared by Daniel Smith and Mark Pearson.

Red Lion beat the Vault 1-0.

Windmill sailed to a 9-2 win at Tank, who have lost their last two games after scoring 17 in their opener.

Liam Hough and Jimmy Falkner shared the Tank consolation goals.

Walton Wonderers posted a 4-1 win over Newton Arms (Matthew Raynor).

Winning Post are still setting the pace at the top of Division One thanks to their 4-1 win over Hatfield Town. Carl Housley bagged a brace for the winners with Terry Kelly and Lee Hayes also getting in on the act. Dave Barrett prevented a whitewash.

The Askern retained their top-four spot after beating Arksey Victoria 5-2. Keil Embury hit a double for the winners with Joel Mortlock, Jake Holdsworth and Callum Smith also chipping in.

Adam & Steve remain well placed following their 3-1 win at FC Gatehouse. Gary Evans (2) and free-scoring David Colakovic netted for the visitors.

Eve’s Trust Dynamo had too much power for host Leopard in their 3-1 verdict.

Armthorpe Village had to settle for a Steven Wagstaff consolation goal as Bessacarr dished out a 5-1 beating.

Finningley Athletic were flying high after their 4-3 win at Carcroft Village. Peter Lindsey (2), Adam Ridley and Sam Wright were the Finningley marksmen with Scott Wilson (2) and Jay Baker replying.

FC Dunscroft lost 7-2 at home to C&R Sports Bar.

Highwayman (Thomas Hall, Harry Hotham) failed to stand and deliver the points when losing out by the odd goal in five at home to Division Two leaders FC Wadworth.

DN5 Old Boys beat Schoolboy Norton 5-4 to claim their second win in as many starts.

FC Ivanhoe got off the mark with a point from a 5-5 draw at home to Rhino’s United. Craig Dallas notched a hat trick for the Sprotbrough side with an own goal and a Jonathan Crofts’ strike completing their tally.

Samuel Kirk (2), Ricky Ramsden, Daniel Bridges and Matt Riley replied for United.

A Tommy Baulk hat trick helped Jakes Bar Rangers pip FC Cumberland by the odd goal in seven. Jason Loosemore also netted.

Rycroft Rovers romped to an 8-1 win at Pit Club. Balby CSV came away from Scawthorpe (Gary Waterhouse (2), Dave Swift) with a 5-3 win.

The Railway (Danny Butler (2), Gabriel Radulesscu, Jacob Toomer, Chris Lewis) steamed to a 5-2 win over Jakes Bar United to retain top spot in Division Three on goal difference.

Fairway also made it three in a row, beating Eden Arms 4-0.

White Hart edged a seven goal affair at Balby Academy of Sport Inter, whose goals came from Richard Rogers, Sam York and Ryan Lambert.

Balby Athletic handed out a 6-0 beating to Bentley Sports & Social.

It proved a case of third time lucky for Palfreys Lodge as they beat Balby Rovers 3-0 on the back of goals by Aubrey Grant, Kellum Edmunds and Mick Gillga.

Jack Ruddick was the math-winner as Newlands scored the only goal of the game against visiting FC Parklands.

Windmill Wanderers won 3-2 at Team 23, for whom Chris Marriot and Ben Savage netted.