Bilsthorpe keep up pressure on CMFL North leaders Clay Cross

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The top four in the Central Midlands Football League North Division maintained the status quo on Saturday, with Clay Cross, Newark, Bilsthorpe and Westella all taking maximum points.

After their single goal win over Newark Town on Wednesday, Clay Cross kept their six point advantage with a 3-1 defeat of Sherwood Colliery.

Calum Lytham put the Millers one up on seven minutes, before Sherwood’s Nick Langford equalised on 15 minutes.

A Ryan Ordidge penalty restored the lead and, despite the home side striking the woodwork and bringing some fine saves from keeper Ben Townsend, Gary Morton put the game beyond doubt 15 minutes from time.

Bilsthorpe proved too strong for bottom side Welbeck Welfare, with two goals in each half giving them a 4-0 win.

Tristan Burrell, Liam Black, Gavin King and Lucan Barker all found the net and it seems that fixture overload is the only thing that might derail Bilsthorpe’s ambitions.

Westella VIP left it late to defeat Thoresby Colliery when Alex Wood grabbed his second of the game to wrap up a 2-1 win.

Glapwell ended a run of mediocre results with a 6-1 defeat of Bentley Colliery.

Glapwell led through Josh Thomas at half time, before a burst of three goals in six minutes early after the break settled the game.

Daniel Keenan with two, Daniel Russell, Sam Rhodes and Steven Mansell all found the net,

Ollerton Town’s Craig Stanton put them two up at home to Appleby Frodingham, but it proved to be not enough as Nathan Watson added to the five he scored in midweek with two more.

Jonathan Nicholls also scored to leave Ollerton facing defeat.

In the Black Dragon Badges South Division Blidworth Welfare beat bottom-of-the-table Holbrook St Michaels 3-0.

Max Curzon gave them a first half lead and Liam Theakstone and Gary Atkins rounded things off.

Jake Allen put Pinxton ahead on 16 minutes against visitors Belper United, before Sam Vickers saved a point for Belper.