Football: Premier Division high flyers crash out of Ernie Prince Memorial Cup


Unbeaten Premier Division leaders Canal Tavern crashed out of Doncaster Sunday Alliance League’s Ernie Prince Memorial Cup.

Tavern, who have banked 12 points more than fourth-placed Athletico Tap Maker, suffered a 4-0 defeat away to the Balby side in their third round tie.

Dean Wilburn bagged a brace with Kyle Jones and Brett Lucas also chipping in.

Second-placed Bentley Top Club also lost interest in the competition after losing 6-4 at home to mid-table Leger Lions in another all-Premier Division encounter.

Josh Green notched a hat trick for the winners with Eddie Wilkinson and Ryan Wattam (2) also hitting the target.

Third-placed FC Glasshouse’s hopes also bit the dust when going down 2-1 away to high-flying Championship side The Askern, for whom Gareth Davies and Jordan Gill netted.

Another top flight side to bow out were Wheatsheaf, beaten 3-1 by Division One side FC Dunscroft.

Callum Wiffen scored the Wheatsheaf consolation.

Holders Sprotbrough recorded the biggest cup win of the day, scoring ten without reply against Division Three strugglers Jakes Bar United.

Bullcroft Sports & Social beat fellow Championship title hopefuls Armthorpe Albion by the odd goal in three.

Third-placed Carpenters Arms beat leaders Lonsdale 4-1 in another all-Championship clash.

First Division Eve’s Trust Dynamo’s beat Division Three leaders Fairway Athletic on penalties after it had finished 3-3.

Second Division title contenders Ryecroft Rovers claimed a 3-0 win over Championship outfit Red Lion (Askern).

Premier Division strugglers Stainforth were made to work hard for their 2-1 win over derby rivals Hatfield Town.

Ricki Crompton and Chris Cork shared the Stainforth goals with Mark Bowman claiming the Town consolation.

Windmill sailed to a 5-1 win at Tank, whose consolation goal was scored by Liam Haigh.

The Railway, second in Division Three, beat Division One basement club Armthorpe Village 4-2.

Division One leaders Winning Post suffered a 5-3 defeat at home to mid-table Division Two outfit FC Wadworth.