Doncaster Senior League: Five-star show from Main men

Ricky Bates for Denaby Main (red) against Swinton Athletic.  (Buy this photo D1702TS) Picture: Tony Saxton
Ricky Bates for Denaby Main (red) against Swinton Athletic. (Buy this photo D1702TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Denaby Main bounced back from their disappointing defeat to Hemsworth in fine style, with a five-star cup win over ten-men Swinton Athletic.

Braces from Wayne McSeveney and man of the match Tom O’Neill put Main on the way to victory against Division One side Swinton, and Gary Adcock rounded off the victory in this Doncaster FA Challenge Cup second round game.

Richard Cutts for Denaby Main (red) against Swinton Athletic.  (Buy this photo D1701TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Richard Cutts for Denaby Main (red) against Swinton Athletic. (Buy this photo D1701TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Swinton’s misery was compounded when Craig Mitchell was shown a first-half straight red card with the score at 2-0.

“I did think 5-0 was a little harsh on us, but that’s taking nothing away from Denaby,” said Swinton boss Ryan Jones.

“They thoroughly deserved their victory and played some lovely football, and I wish them all the best for the season.”

“We came here knowing we faced a tough challenge, and things were made even harder when we went down to ten men,” Jones added.

“But I was disappointed we didn’t give a true account of ourselves and give them a better game."

n Meanwhile, a seven-goal haul by Steven Ellor was the highlight of Denaby United’s 14-1 second round win over struggling Bentley Pumas.

Ellor’s haul is the best individual tally of the season in the competition.

Paul Hemmingway weighed in with a hat-trick for the Doncaster Senior League Premier Division leaders, with Ashley Cantrell and Mark Williams also netting for the home side.

Mark Barkham scored a consolation for Division One basement side Pumas, who also scored two own goals.

United’s local rivals, Denaby Main, also booked their place in the next round with a 5-0 win over Division One leaders Swinton Athletic.

Wayne McSeveney and Tom O’Neill both bagged a brace for the home side with Gary Adcock also chipping in.

Scawthorpe Scorpions had to settle for a brace by Mitchell Wain when going down 9-2 away to County Senior League outfit South Kirkby Colliery.

Craig Trewick grabbed both Armthorpe Markham Main goals in their 2-2 Doncaster Senior League Premier Division draw against visiting Sutton Rovers, for whom Scott Dixon and James Andrews shared out the goals.

It was the first time this season that either side had featured in a drawn game.

A Scott Spencer brace decided the only other Premier Division game of the day in Rossington Main’s favour.

Scott Maughan scored second-placed Rossington’s other goal in their 3-2 win at Yorkshire Main, whose goals were shared by Daniel Massey and Ryan Bywater.

The Hemsworth Town-Hemsworth Colliery derby was postponed.

FC Central and second-bottom Harworth Colliery shared out the spoils in a 2-2 draw in the only Division One game to be played.

Second-placed Central’s failure to collect all three points against their lowly rivals was partly offset by the fact that they took over top spot on goal difference from Swinton.

Ackworth United’s home game against Dunscroft United was postponed.