Central Midlands League: Six of the best for high flying Harworth

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Harworth Colliery made it six wins in a row in the Central Midlands League North Division as they romped to a 7-0 victory at lowly Phoenix.

Matty Bradley followed up his two goals in the 3-1 midweek win at Appleby Frodingham with three more on Saturday.

Tommy Durrant also bagged a brace in Colliery’s comfortable win.

Tom Walker converted a penalty and Billy Ball also found the net for the rampant visitors.

Harworth are now up to third in the table but have played at least six more games than the teams immediately above and below them.

Askern and Brodsworth Welfare, who both tasted defeat in midweek, shared the points from a 1-1 derby draw.

Joe Byron put Askern, beaten 2-0 away to new leaders Westella, ahead only for Shane Carver to level for Brodsworth as they picked up a point following their 4-0 League Cup defeat at Ollerton Town.

It was the same score at Moorends Welfare where Doncaster rivals Thorne Colliery and Bentley Colliery battled out a 1-1 draw.

Darren Fell scored from the penalty spot to give Thorne, now unbeaten in their last three games, the lead.

Luke Smithson replied for Bentley.

Former Doncaster Rovers striker Jordan Ball scored twice in the last 12 minutes to send Belper, who rode their luck at times, through to the last eight of the League Cup at Easington United.

There were three ties in the Reserve League Cup with the most exciting being Blidworth Welfare’s 7-5 extra-time win over Harworth Colliery.

Harworth had looked to be coasting through to the next round after goals Kyle Pashley (2) and Ross Taylor gave them a 3-0 lead.

Tim Gregory pulled one back before the interval only for Tony Garner to restore Harworth’s three-goal advantage.

Blidworth then scored three goals without reply to level it at 4-4.

But when Jason Markell edged Harworth back in front at 5-4 it looked as though they had finally seen off battling Blidworth.

Gregory had other ideas, however, and he completed his hat trick to send the tie into extra-time during which he claimed a fourth goal.

Gaz Curtis also chipped in to complete a remarkable comeback by Blidworth.