Doncaster Sunday Alliance League round-up: Tavern go clear at the top

Football: Championship latest
Football: Championship latest

Canal Tavern stretched their lead at the top of the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division table to five points after romping to a 9-1 win over Toll Bar.

Four-goal Kirk Frost proved too hot to handle, while Darren Fell weighed in with a hat trick. Glenn Rafferty and Sean McCarthy also netted.

Second-placed Graceholme, who have a game in hand, dropped points following their 1-1 draw at lowly Eden Grove. Craig Dyson scored their goal with Peter Walmsley replying.

They are joined on 19 points by defending champions Athletico Tap Maker and Sprotbrough.

Lee Cook, Brett Lucas, James Batchelor and Robert Allen all netted as Tap Maker posted a 4-1 win over Bentley Top Club, while a four-goal haul by Paul Toomey and a single strike by Daniel Smith secured Sprotbrough a 5-2 away win at Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes (Steven Knifton, Sam Corner).

Mid-table Inter Stella (Nick Beardmore, Nicholas Howcroft, Liam Taylor, Max Evans) won 4-0 to sentence pointless ISG Doncaster to a ninth straight defeat.

Rhino’s (Daniel Porteous, Dean Daffin, Daniel Wojcichowki) climbed above Stainforth (Jamie Hindson) on goal difference after handing out a 3-1 beating.

Balby Academy of Sport took over second spot in the Championship from Wheatsheaf following their 5-0 win over Askern Railway.

Jonathan Mennell bagged a brace with Mohammed Sabah, Kieron Ferguson and Darren Ferguson also chipping in.

Wheatsheaf (Ricky Temporal) dropped to third after losing out by the odd goal in three against Carpenters Arms, for whom Ryan Dean and Andrew Welsh netted.

Fourth-placed Auckley featured in a high-scoring 5-5 draw away to bottom club Park Social. Chris Colley and Sandy Trehewel shared four of the Park goals with Shane Fox completing the scoring,

Armthorpe Albion won 3-1 at Finningley Athletic. Lowly Three Horseshoes shared four goals with mid-table Tank (John Blunt, Adam Raistrick).

Rossington United (Dale Mullins, Karl Lang, Scott Henderson) held on to top spot in Division One thanks to their 3-2 win over Maltings.

Crown Hotel remain hard on their heels after beating top four rivals Willaspoons (Nathan Sheppard) 5-1.

Former leaders New Mallard drew 0-0 at lowly Campsall. Bessacarr moved level on points with Mallard after beating FC Gatehouse 3-1.

Rosehill Press also remain in the frame on the back of a 3-2 win over The Vault. Arran Jackobsons hit a double with Robert Lee also weighing in.

South Kirkby Reds, beaten 4-0, crashed to a ninth successive defeat at Walton Wonderers.

Unbeaten Division Two leaders FC Dunscroft (Kieron Sanderson 2, Craig Wigglesworth) banked another three points with a 3-2 win over third-placed Arksey Victoria (Lee Parker and Danny Matthews).

The Askern moved three points clear in second spot after beating Pit Club 6-2.

Scott Dixon led the way with a brace with Jake Holdsworth, Kyle Embury, Jordan Gill and Craig Brodie also finding the net. Ryan Atkinson and Dean Mutton were the Pit Club marksmen.

Carcroft Village took over third spot from White Hart Colts with a 3-1 win at Ryecroft Rovers. Colts lost 4-0 at Millgate Manhattan (Luke Irving, Simon Boyes, Chris Levers, David Flowitt)

Cask Corner beat visiting FC Cumberland 4-2 thanks to goals by Dan Johnson, Matthew Findlay, Marc Cartledge and Garry Jones.

Goals by Lewis Fitzpatrick and Danny Matthews saw Hatfield Town edge a 2-1 win at Leopard.

Division Three leaders Winning Post suffered their first defeat (2-0) of the season at home to second-placed FC Wadworth.

Adam & Steve (Barry, Colakovic) moved into third place after beating Rhino Warriors 2-0.

Rhino’s United also climbed above Schoolboy Norton after handing them a 6-3 defeat. Sam Kirk was United’s hat trick hero with Haydn Tomlinson (2) and Matthew Riley also lending a hand

Balby Plough and Balby Rovers (Andy Carroll 2) battled out a 2-2 derby draw.

Balby CSV recorded a 4-2 win at Bentley West End.

FC Ivanhoe jumped above Scawthorpe, for whom Michael Dixon scored a hat-trick, after winning their battle 8-5. Mark Waterhouse and David Swift also netted for the losers.

Eden Arms won 2-0 at Warren House Warriors.