Holders Groves’ Cup woe

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Peter Brooks Honda Mexborough and District Sunday Football League

HOLDERS Groves Social saw their attempts to defend the Mexborough FA Cup end early as thy were dumped out by the team they beat in last season’s final, Swinton WMC.

Swinton triumphed 3-0 to pile the misery on Groves who have failed to approach anything like their typical form so far this season.

Another usually strong side that have struggled this term finally found their shooting boots.

Goldthorpe Comrades demolished Plough Inn 8-0 to continue their hunt for silverware.

Mexborough Main Street battled hard but fell to a 3-0 defeat to higher league opposition Woodman Inn.

Lee Dews scored all three for Woodman and proved to be the difference in the match as the Swinton side took their chances and Main Street failed to do so.

The Gate needed penalties to see off Mexborough Sportsman after their tie finished 2-2 while Barnburgh Coach and Horses put their Division One struggles to the back of their minds and dumped out promotion chasing Bolton Social with a 3-1 win.

Thurnscoe Coronation received passage into the fourth round after opponents Conisbrough Alma failed to field a side.

WESTVILLE dodged an upset to continue their defence of the Allied Travel Cup with a 2-1 win over Station 2007.

Nicky Harper put the West Melton side ahead but that honour could easily have fallen to Ryan Beadling who rattled the bar in the first minute.

Station equalised on the stroke of half time but a Wayne Meynell effort after the break sealed the victory for Westville.

MATTHEW Brackley and Dean Sheratt both bagged braces as Mexborough Weatherspoons blasted into the third round of the Peter Brooks Honda Cup with a 6-0 win over local rivals Mexborough Miners Arms.

Andy Wilson and Josh Critchley were also on target for the Division One promotion chasers.

THE Dearne Valley extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division with a 3-0 win at fellow contenders Queens United.

Dearne are now five points clear of second place defending champions Swinton WMC who have a game in hand.

GEORGE and Dragon battled out a 1-1 draw with Telstar to keep themselves in outside contention for a promotion place.

It could have been so much better for them however as they failed to convert their chances after dominating large portions of the clash.

In the end it took a penalty from Berry Kurde to seal the match.

Ingsfield Lane increased their lead at the top of the table to six points when Montagu Arms failed to field a side.

IVANHOE extended their unbeaten run to eight games and moved fve points clear at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Cross Keys.

Division Two’s joint-top scorer Simon Brierley got the vital goal for Ivanhoe.

Albert Road continued with their excellent form for the season witha 5-1 win over Mexborough Main Street Reserves.

Glyn Lockwood, Jonathan Hudson and Luke Parkin netted alongside a double from Luke Parking to give Albert Road the win.

Roman remain in contention following their 4-1 win over Boy and Barrel while goals from Chris Hargrave, Lewis Deaks, Matt Frost, Cody Parton and Pete Henshaw were not enough for Conisbrough Station who lost 8-5 in a thriller with Stone House.