Central Midlands Football League Round-up: 10 man Welbeck beaten by early pace-setters Bentley

Glapwell v Phoenix at Glapwell FC
Glapwell v Phoenix at Glapwell FC

The early leaders in the Black Dragon Badges North division are Westella Hanson and Bentley Colliery with two wins from two.

Westella made home advantage count against Brodsworth Welfare, who will regret a penalty miss with the scores level at one each.

Two goals in two minutes in the second half helped the East Yorkshire side to a 4-1 win, their goals coming from Mike Pecora (2), Dan Ricketts and Chris Spinks, Brodsworth scoring through Dale Wood.

Bentley had a 4-1 win at Welbeck Welfare, running up a three goal half-time lead. Lee Drobac and Josh Copeland both grabbed a brace for Bentley, with Mark Caldwell the Welbeck marksman, whose cause was not helped by the early dismissal of their goalkeeper.

After conceding seven last week, Phoenix turned the tables by winning 6-2 at Glapwell.

There were two goals here for Steve McDonnell and Sam Hadfield, and one each from Danny Harrison and James Cregan, Glapwell’s reply came from Emmanuel Bacharie and Andrei Pykett.

Calum Stapleton and Carl Wilson were the goalscorers for Kinsley Boys as they edged past Thoresby Colliery Welfare 2-1 with Ross Thorndyke getting one for the visitors.

In the South division, Belper United built on their seven goal win over Holbrook in midweek by beating Blidworth Welfare 3-1 win. Kyle Wadsworth scored twice, with Shaun Smith adding the third, Josh Bye getting one back for Blidworth.

Linby Colliery also took a point from Pinxton on Tuesday and went one better with a 4-2 defeat of Southwell City. Linby’s scorers were Damian Mann, Martyn Burke, Ashley Winfield and Rhys Davies, with Anthony Brown and Tyrone Gray replying for the Minstermen.

Both Clifton All Whites and Belper United made it three wins out of three, and sit at the top of the Black Dragon Badges South division following wins in midweek and on Saturday.

After defeating Bulwell on Wednesday, Clifton entertained Barrowby, and took a three goal lead just after the break through Ashley Way, Jay-Lee Hodgson and Rob Gill.

Encouraged by some inspired goalkeeping from Grant Davies, the Lincolnshire side retaliated, pulling back two goals through Billy Stubbs and Barry Payne, but the home side withstood some serious late pressure to cling on to the points.