Freeborn hits five as Tavern go clear at top

BARNBY Dun (Paul Bradley, Sean Gorman) climbed into second spot in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Premier Division after beating Armthorpe Coronation (Lee Drobac) 2-1.

Rhinos dropped a place to third after being held to a goalless draw at home by Bentley Top Club.

Rockingham Hotel had to settle for consolation goals by Mark Sydney and Daniel Hooper in a 6-2 home defeat against Social Bar.

Canal Tavern moved three points clear at the top of the Championship after beating Eden Grove 5-1 to claim their seventh win in as many games.

Adam Freeborn scored all five goals for Tavern with Peter Walmsley claiming the Eden Grove consolation goal.

Armthorpe, one of three teams to start the day in joint top spot, lost 2-1 at Finningley Athletic.

Auckley and Styrrup battled out a 2-2 draw.

Corner Pin won 4-0 at Stainforth on the back of goals by Ashley Ward, James Taylor, Colin Coney and Luke Townsend.

Askern Railway claimed their first Division One win of the season after six successive defeats, beating fellow strugglers Carcroft Village 3-0 through Gareth Gibson, Tom Bentley and Owen Barker.

Second-bottom Alverley Inn won 1-0 at at fourth-bottom Three Horseshoes United.

Windmill took over top spot in Division Two from HPK, who were without a league game, after beating Skellow Rangers 6-4. Adam Bembridge grabbed five of the goals with Kyle Palmer also chipping in with a goal.

Goals by Darren Bird, Dan Smith and Ryan Soar secured Brodsworth United a 3-2 win at Glad Old Boys, for whom Keiran Shields netted. There was also an own goal.

John Corrie gave Rosehill Press a 1-1 draw with visiting Armthorpe Albion.

Balby Academy of Sport held on to top spot in Division Three on goal difference after beating Hatfield Chace (Scott Snaith, Jay Crossland) 3-2.

Second-placed Leger Lions, for whom Ryan Wattam scored the only goal of the game, kept up the pressure with a 1-0 win over Waggies.

Tank missed out on the chance to climb into the top-four after suffering a 4-1 defeat at Ingram Arms (Daniel Matthews, Karl Dewsnap, Brendan Jeffrey, Martin Walker).

Maltings coasted to a 4-0 win at Armthorpe Village.

A Liam Redmile hat-trick failed to save Harvester from a 5-4 Division Four defeat at unbeaten Campsall.

Catholic Club took over top spot on goal difference after routing leaders Hesley 6-0.

Hatfield Woodhouse won 2-0 at Yorkshire Grey.