Doncaster Alliance League: Sprotbrough closing in on historic cup treble

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Double-chasing Spotbrough booked their place in the semi-finals of the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League KO Cup with a 3-1 win at Three Horseshoes.

The Premier Division leaders are bidding to become the first team to win the competition for three years in succession.

Premier Division champions Athletico Tap Maker, currently lying third in the table, lost 5-4 on penalties after their tie at Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes ended 2-2.

Gareth Collinson and Sam Corner netted for Bullcroft prior to the shoot-out, with Craig Morley and Daniel Reed replying for the visitors.

Canal Tavern, whose early-season form has deserted them recently in the league, posted a 3-1 win over Eden Grove in another all-Premier Division tie.

Andrew Gillyean, Callum McCormack and Sean McCarthy netted for the Thorne side as they avenged a league defeat a week earlier. Long-serving Lovejoy Chidungo replied for Grove.

Championship side Windmill beat Premier Division strugglers Toll Bar by the odd goal in five in their delayed fourth round tie.

Rhino’s climbed above Stainforth (Craig Taylor) on goal difference after beating them 2-1 in the only Premier Division game of the day.

FC Glasshouse regained top spot in the Championship despite being held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Auckley.

Third-placed Wheatsheaf also dropped points when being held to a 3-3 draw at lowly Carpenters Arms.

Ricky Temperal, Daniel McNeil and an own goal accounted for the Wheatsheaf tally with Ryan Dean, Simon Robertshaw and Jamie Green responding for the home side.

Armthorpe Albion beat Finningley by the odd goal in seven. Askern Railway continue to prop up the table following their 2-0 defeat at Leger Lions.

Second-bottom Park Social suffered an 8-2 beating at Tank. Jimmy Falkiner claimed five of the Tank goals with Jonathan Treacy, Steve Burrton and Adam Raistrick also netting. Damion Beedle and Mark Whiteley shared the Park goals.

Long-time Division One leaders Rossington United suffered a surprise 2-0 derby defeat at home to struggling Rossington Legion, for whom Chris Stone scored both goals.

Walton Wonderers closed the gap to eight points with a 4-0 win at lowly FC Gatehouse.

Third-placed Rosehill Press (Arran Jakobsons 2, Robert Lee) had to settle for a share of the spoils after drawing 3-3 at The Vault.

Campsall, who have played two games more, joined them on 37 points on the back of a 4-2 win at Armthorpe Village (Carl Briggs, Chris Passmore).

Daniel Smith led the way with a four-goal haul as Willaspoons also kept their top-two hopes alive with a 6-3 win at Maltings. Dean Cuttle and Daniel Nicholson also chipped in with goals.

Pride of place in the division goes to bottom club South Kirkby Reds, who won 2-1 at mid-table Bessacarr (Courtney Peynado) to claim their first league win of the season at the 18th attempt.

FC Dunscroft continue to set the pace at the top of Division Two thanks to a 2-1 win away to top-four rivals Cask Corner, for whom Paul Preskey netted.

The Askern remain hard on their heels with a 2-1 win at third-placed Arksey Victoria, courtesy of a Jake Holdsworth double.

Carcroft Village climbed into the top four courtesy of a 5-2 win at second-bottom club Regent Hotel.

Garry Falconer, Gary Hodgson, Russell Damms, Nathan Clarke and Aaron Parkin shared out the goals. Thomas Hall and Phillip Northcliffe were the Regent marksmen.

Bottom side Pit Club climbed above Regent thanks to a 2-1 win at Hatfield Town (Luke Headley).

FC Cumberland recorded a 4-0 win at Millgate Manhattan. Leopard and White Hart Colts drew 0-0.

FC Wadworth regained top spot in Division Three thanks to a point from a 3-3 draw at Balby CSV.

Liam Alexander, Jake Midgley and Robert Wales all weighed in with goals for Wadworth, with Tom Bentham (2) and Carl Hinsley replying for the hosts.

Rhino’s United, who had started the day top on goal difference, slumped to a 4-1 home defeat against fourth-placed Adam & Steve. Free-scoring David Colakovic scored all four goals for the winners.

Fancied Winning Post kept their hopes alive with a 7-1 romp over lowly Eden Arms (Andrew Davies).

Carl Long notched a hat trick with Scott Kyle, Josh Howcroft, Jonathan Walker and Mark Stenson also helping to seal Arms’ fate.

Balby Plough beat derby rivals Balby Rovers 3-0 thanks to goals by Oliver Peebles, Gary Jebb and Keiran Falcus.

Warren House Warriors (Tom Costello, Dale Carrick) and Schoolboy Norton (James Sharp 2) battled out a 2-2 draw.

FC Ivanhoe put bottom club Bentley West End S&S to the sword, winning 7-1. Craig Dallas grabbed three of the goals with Christian Hughes bagging a brace. Ryan Byrne and Josh Holbery also found the target.

Scawthorpe received a walkover against Rhino Warriors.