Doncaster Alliance League round-up: Bentley Top Club close gap on leaders

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Lowly Toll Bar posted one of their best results of the season when holding Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division leaders Canal Tavern (Glen Hookway) to a 1-1 draw.

Second-placed Bentley Top Club closed the gap on Tavern to nine points after beating Leger Lions 9-2.

Fourth-placed FC Glasshouse were held to a 0-0 draw by second-bottom Wheatsheaf.

Stainforth beat Athletico Tap Maker by the odd goal in three to claim their sixth win of the campaign. Craig Taylor and Chris Cory netted for the visitors with Steve Wilburn replying.

Rhino’s, for whom Wayne Lindley (2) and Danny Porteous netted, beat visiting Eden Grove 3-1.

Rossington United boosted their Championship title hopes when claiming a 3-2 win away to top-four rivals Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes, who have games in hand over the sides above them.

Walton Wonderers climbed into second place following their 2-1 win over Rosehill Press (Matthew Bedford).

Carpenters Arms kept in touch with the top thanks to a 6-1 win at Lonsdale.

Armthorpe Albion lost ground after being held to a 3-3 draw at Red Lion (Askern).

The Vault hammered another nail into Newton Arms’ relegation coffin when inflicting an 8-1 defeat. Liam Rogers notched a hat trick for the winners with Carl Lunn bagging a brace. Luke Newton, Daniels Mays and Ryan Swift also chipped in.

Tank picked up only their fifth win of the season courtesy of a 5-4 victory at Willaspoons. Jimmy Falkiner and Andy Brown both hit a double for Tank with Callum Wakefield also finding the net. Billy Kirkham, Daniel Nicholson, Dean Cuttle and Daniel Smith shared Willaspoons’ consolation goals.

C&R Sports Bar held on to top spot in Division One with a 4-0 win at Arksey Victoria. Niall Horstead, Chris Colley, David Stuart and Martyn Wood did the damage.

Second-placed Eve’s Trust Dynamo’s kept the pressure on with an 8-0 romp at FC Gatehouse.

The Askern, who beat Carcroft Village 5-1, also remain well placed. Jake Holdsworth, Scott Dixon, Gareth Davis and Callum Smith were the Askern marksmen with Shaun Thompson replying.

Former long-time leaders Winning Post kept their faint hopes alive with a 4-3 win over bottom club Armthorpe Village.

David Colakovic led the way with a hat trick as cup semi-finalists Adam & Steve chalked up a 4-0 win at Finningley Athletic. Connor Brown also found the net.

Bessacarr strengthened their grip on fifth spot with a 3-1 win at FC Dunscroft,

Division Two title favourites Legion Park Rangers crashed to their first defeat of the season (6-2) at home to sixth-placed Rhino’s United.

DN5 Old Boys opened up a six-point lead on second-placed Rangers after beating Wadworth 5-2.

Jakes Bar Rangers climbed in to third spot courtesy of a 4-2 win over FC Ivanhoe, who dropped several places to sixth as a result.

Rycroft Rovers, who have at least three games in hand of the teams above them, took over fourth spot with a crushing 7-0 win over Scawthorpe.

Bottom two Pit Club and The Urban battled out a 2-2 draw. FC Cumberland served up a 4-2 win at Highwayman on the back of doubles by Karl Blanchard and Craig Atkins.

Balby CSV edged a 3-2 win over Schoolboy Norton.

Third-placed Balby Athletic kept their Division Three title hopes alive with a 5-0 win over bottom club Balby Rovers.

Fairway Athletic continue to set the pace after beating Bentley Sports & Social 3-1 to claim their 19th win in 21 starts.

The Railway, two points behind from a game more, remain hard on their heels after receiving a walkover at Team 23.

Balby Academy of Sport Inter held on to fourth spot on goal difference from White Hart (Askern) after beating second-bottom Windmill Wanderers 3-0 thanks to goals by Brad Park, Liam Priest and Richard Rogers.

White Hart (Nathan Seaman, Tony Costello) beat FC Parklands (Reece Davis) by the odd goal in three. Palfrey’s Lodge (Callum Blackie) shared the spoils (1-1) with Newlands (Jordan Woodhall).

Jakes Bar United crashed to a 6-0 defeat at Eden Arms.