Doncaster Sunday Alliance League: Atletico close gap on Premier leaders

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Sprotbrough missed out on the chance to regain top spot in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division after being held to a 1-1 draw by leaders Graceholme.

Daniel White scored for the visitors, who stay top on goal difference, with Paul Toomey replying for Sprotbrough.

Defending champions Athletico Pegler moved to within four points of the top two with a 7-3 win over fifth placed Rhino’s.

Robert Allen notched a hat trick for Athletico, with Dean Wilburn (2), Kieron O’Brien and James Naylor also netting. Alex Rennie, Dean Daffin and Wayne Lindley replied.

Stainforth (James Hindson 2, Lee McAvoy) climbed above Rhino’s following their 3-1 win at Bentley Top Club (Michael Attard).

Eden Grove, who leapfrogged Toll Bar, climbed off the bottom after beating their fellow strugglers 2-1.

Inter Stella (Darren Bird 2, Bradley Beardmore) shared the spoils with visiting Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes (James Hendry 2, Mark Vicarage) following their 3-3 draw.

Balby Academy of Sport retained top spot in the Championship on goal difference from FC Glasshouse following their 4-1 win over Three Horseshoes (Ian Lakin).

Glasshouse also made a winning start to 2014 with a 3-1 victory at Park Social, for whom Chris Colley netted.

Third placed Wheatsheaf beat visiting Park Social 3-1 thanks to goals by Liam Hughes, Kyle Downing and Callum Whinfrey.

Carpenters Arms moved off the foot of the table following their 1-0 win at mid-table Auckley.

Askern Railway, beaten 3-0 by Tank (Matthew Hancock, Jimmy Falkiner, Adam Raistrick), now prop up the table. Armthorpe Albion beat Windmill by the odd goal in nine.

Division One leaders Rossington United stretched their lead over second-placed Willaspoons, who were without a game, to eight points thanks to a 3-2 win at FC Gatehouse.

Walton Wonderers closed to within two points of Willaspoons on the back of a 4-2 win at Bessacarr (Andrew Willis, Stan Kcro).

Arran Jakobson led the way with a hat trick as Rosehill Press won 4-1 at Armthorpe Village. Robert Lee also netted.

South Kirkby Reds went close to opening their account for the season when just going down by the odd goal in five at Maltings, for whom Lewis Brown, Curtis Brown and Michael Brown shared the goals.

The Vault dished out a 6-1 beating to visiting Campsall.

New Mallard lost 3-1 at Rossington Legion, whose goals came from Nathan Blenkinsopp, Darren Ball and Chris Stone.

FC Dunscroft took over top spot in Division Two from The Askern on goal difference after romping to a 6-0 win at FC Cumberland.

Carl Grant grabbed three of their goals with Ryan Hall (2) and Craig Wigglesworth also chipping in.

Arksey Victoria remain in the frame thanks to a 5-1 win at bottom club Regent Hotel. Kevin Lynch hit a hat trick for the winners with Lee Parker and Daniel Atkinson also contributing.

Cask Corner strengthened their grip on fourth place with a 10-0 demolition of White Hart Colts. Five-goal Gary Jones took the honours with Paul Preskey (2), Phillip Garth, Matthew Findley, Marc Cartlidge also netting.

Leopard (Richard Jones, Tom Clarke, James Connor) lost ground after being held to a 3-3 draw at Hatfield Town (Tom Atwill, Adam Daniels, Elliott Teale).

Carcroft Village Club (Nigel Hodgson 2, Russell Damms 2, Danny Warboys) and Millgate Manhattan (Simon Boyes, Joe Yates 2, David Flowitt 2) battled out a high-scoring 5-5 draw.

Ryecroft Rovers posted a 5-1 win at second-bottom Pit Club.

Winning Post (Richard Spears, David Stenson, Craig Barrett) continue to set the pace at the top of Division Two but they were made to work hard for their 3-2 win at Schoolboy Norton (James Sharp, Reece Pointing).

Second-placed FC Wadworth enjoyed a more comfortable 7-1 win over bottom club Balby Rovers. Robert Wales (2), Adam Averling (2), Richard Howcroft, Liam Alexander and Paul Hurst shared the goals with Mark Barkham replying for Rovers.

Third-placed Rhino’s United recorded the biggest win of the day when routing Eden Arms 16-2.

Kalem Maillie, John Curtis and Sam Kirk shared nine of the goals with Kieron Higgins and Jason Loosemore both bagging a brace. Jonathan Davies, Ricky Bamber and Jordon Lee completed the scoring. Paul Niles and Robert Earle shared the two consolation goals.

Adam & Steve also had their shooting boots on in a 7-1 win over Bentley West End. Dave Clokovic claimed four of the goals with Simon Burley, Dillon Schooner and Michael Smith also weighing in.

Tommy Swift scored the only goal of the game as Scawthorpe beat Balby CSV 1-0. Warren House Warriors battled their way to a 2-0 win over Balby Plough.