Doncaster Alliance League: Canal Tavern close in on Premier Division title

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Canal Tavern took a huge step towards securing the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League’s Premier Division title when beating top-two rivals Bentley Top Club 3-0.

Rossington Club climbed into third place after beating lowly Wheatley Hotel 7-2 on the back of goals by Dean Thornton (3), Matty Bradley (2), Niall Doyle and Willie McGhie.

Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes dropped a place to fourth after being held to a 3-3 draw by FC Glasshouse.

Atletico Tap Maker, for whom James Naylor (2) and James Cantrill netted, beat Carpenters Arms 3-0.

Eve’s Trust Dynomo’s clinched the Championship title with a 3-0 win at Willaspoons.

Balby Athletic kept their hopes of runners-up spot in Division One alive with a 2-1 win over Rossington Legion.

Leaders Three Horseshoes ended their Division Two campaign with a 1-1 draw at second-placed Palfreys Lodge, one of two teams who could deny them the title.

Craig Atkins led the way with a four-goal haul as FC Cumberland posted the biggest win of the day when beating FC Parklands 11-2. Scott Hall and Karl Blanshard both notched a hat trick and there was a single strike by Harry Griffiths.

AFC Schoolboy signed off with a 4-1 win at Bentley West End S&S. Reece Pointing hit a double with Andrew Steptoe and Ryan Gomersal also chipping in.

Real Bridge opened up a three-point lead at the top of Division Three when beating second-placed Athletico Fairway 5-2 thanks to goals by Pete Walmsley (2), Paul Hurst, Adam Francis and Simon Payley.

However, Wheatley Club remain a serious threat. They beat lowly Windmill Wanderers (Gareth Stent) 5-1 with Matthew Cooper (2), James Hoystead (2) and Adam Cahill sharing out their goals.

Bechers Brook and Balby Rovers drew 1-1. Pit Club beat Stag Inn Rovers by the odd goal in five.