Doncaster Rovers Senior League: Sutton Rovers set to finish in pole position

A SUPERB win for fast-improving Awsworth Villa.
A SUPERB win for fast-improving Awsworth Villa.

Sutton Rovers look set to finish top of the Doncaster Rovers Senior League Open Division.

Rovers took over top spot in the competition, which ends at the end of the month before splitting into two divisions of eight, on goal difference after inflicting a 6-3 defeat on long-time leaders Kinsley Boys.

Callum Stockton was Sutton’s hat trick hero and Adam Baskerville bagged a brace. Mitchell Wain also netted. Steven Oates (2) and Ben Baines replied for the home side.

With previously unbeaten Kinsley having completed their fixtures only third-placed Rossington Main can now deny Rovers top spot unless they lose heavily in their remaining game against Bridon on Saturday week.

But to do that Main, whose game at Yorkshire Main on Saturday was postponed, will have to win all three remaining games and unbeaten Rovers would have to lose their final game against Bridon.

Bridon couldn’t raise a side for their game at the weekend and Denaby United Academy were awarded a walkover.

FC Graceholme retained fourth spot, but only on goal difference, after losing against visiting Hemsworth Elite by the odd goal in five.

Martin Pegg, Carl Wilson and Daniel Ingham shared out the Hemsworth goals with Craig Dyson and Paul Hird sharing the Graceholme consolation goals.

South Elmsall United Services also beat visiting Armthorpe Markham Main by the same score to leave the ninth-placed visitors sweating over their chances of a top-eight finish.

Mark Lynch, Phil Land and Steve Nutter all found the back of the net for the home side with Ashley McNeil and Nathan Hall replying for Main.

Doncaster Deaf Trust, one of three teams which can still overtake eighth-placed Brodsworth Welfare during the run-in, boosted their hopes with a 1-0 win over visiting Askern thanks to an Alister Dalzeil strike.

Sutton Rovers received a walkover in midweek against scheduled visitors Dunscroft United.