Doncaster Senior League: Main men can’t stop the Miners

Hemsworth's Andy Davies takes a shot on goal. Picture: Andrew Roe
Hemsworth's Andy Davies takes a shot on goal. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Hemsworth MW strengthened their grip on fourth spot in the Doncaster Senior League Premier Division, with a 4-0 win at Yorkshire Main.

Graham Phillips, Andrew Davis, Lee Carrington and Steven Brown all hit the target.

Premier Division top side Denaby United stretched their lead at the summit with a 5-1 win over lowly South Elmsall United.

Any worries that their 13th league game of the season might prove unlucky were quickly dispelled, as Paul Hemmingway notched a hat-trick and Steven Ellor weighed in with a brace. Andrew Brown claimed the visitors’ consolation.

Second-placed Rossington Main weren’t in action at the weekend, but had lost ground in midweek following a 2-1defeat at Sutton Rovers.

Kyle Embury and Adrian Parker shared out the Sutton goals with Adam Rowland replying.

Third-placed Denaby Main, the only team looking to be in with any sort of chance of catching their local rivals, received a walkover when Hemsworth Town failed to raise a side.

Third-placed Scawthorpe Scorpions closed the gap on the top two after romping to a resounding 8-3 Division One win over leaders FC Central.

Ryan Walker led the way with a four-goal haul with Joshua Walker, Mitchell Wain, Matthew Hayes and Cameron Jones also chipping in.

Bentley Pumas, still looking for their first win, remained rooted to the foot of the table following their 5-2 home defeat against Dunscoft United.

Jamie Hindson (2), Martin Gorman, Andrew Goddard and Karl Kennedy did the damage for United.

Bawtry Town climbed several places on the back of a 3-0 win over visiting Harworth Colliery.

Brodsworth Welfare were left kicking their heels again as a result of their game at Ackworth falling victim to a waterlogged pitch.

Denaby United, meanwhile, will retain their Doncaster Senior League Premier Division title this Saturday - if they can overcome local rivals Denaby Main at Tickhill Square.

“It is going to be a tough game on Saturday,” United secretary Steve Pugh said.

“And I am sure Main will be looking to stop us. But whatever happens, we’ll all have a drink together after.

“It’s a great advert for the village, to potentially have the two Denaby teams finish champions and runner-up in the Premier Division.”

To win the title, Main must beat their local rivals this weekend, and their remaining five games - and hope that United slip up.

“I always tell my players to look no further than the next game,” Main manager Kev Eley said. “But I can’t lie and say the title isn’t in the back of our minds.

“It’s a possibility, but no more than that. If the lads want it, now is their chance to go and work for it.

“If we can beat them then it’ll give us a massive boost going forward; but no matter what, we will not lie down and hand the title to them and we will do everything we can to stop them.”