Leaders Clipstone too sharp for Thorne

Clipstone  v Thorne Colliery 'Clipstone goal scorer Lee Hunt
Clipstone v Thorne Colliery 'Clipstone goal scorer Lee Hunt
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All the top five clubs in the Black Dragon Northern Division won with league leaders Clipstone Welfare accounting for Thorne Colliery 4-1 at the Lido Ground.

Lee Hunt, Craig Jackson, Mark Carter and an own goal made up the Clipstone total.

Second-placed Westerlla and Willerby also won at home, 3-1 against Parkhouse, while Dronfield Town, who are in third place, also won 3-1 at Kiveton Park.

Fourth-placed Yorkshire Main had a 4-0 home win over bottom-of-the-table DFS Welbeck Welfare.

Thoresby Colliery Welfare remain very much in contention for a title challenge.

They may be in fifth place, but with up to seven games in hand on the clubs above them they still look possible champions.

They made the long trip to Easington United and produced another superb display as, with goals by Liam Mason, Gary Panting, Gavin King, Danny House and Jimmy Adcock, they won 5-1.

Easington’s goal was scored by Andy Graham, only the 10th goal conceded by Thoresby in their 20 league matches.

Bentley Colliery and FC 05 Bilsthorpe shared the points in a 2-2 draw, 05 leading 2-1 at half-time, through Mark Knight and Lucas Parker.

l Basford United are the new leaders in the Black Dragon South Division as a Courtney Hastings hat-trick helped them overpower Southwell City 5-0. Previous leaders South Normanton did not have a game.

Pinxton kept up their championship challenge, with a convincing 5-1 win at Real United, Sean Gregory, Mark Houghton, Wayne Cook, Kieron Debrouwer and Elliot James on target.

Clifton reached the semi-final of the Notts FA Senior Cup in midweek and they followed up this excellent win, with a crushing 7-1 victory at Blidworth Welfare, Scott Goody with the consolation goal.

In midweek, Ollerton knocked holders Yorkshire Main out of the Floodlit Cup 3-1 to progress to the Northern Final against Glapwell.

Main, who won the trophy as part of a quadruple, took the lead before Ollerton levelled late on through Ashley Fleet to send the game to extra-time where Dean Hankey and Lee Wilson scored to secure the win.

As well as this, Main saw Leon Osbourne sent off for two bookable offences in what was a competitive game.