Rovers on course for trophy treble

AFC SPORTSMAN Rovers remained on course for a hat -trick of honours after knocking out holder South Kirkby Colliery in the Doncaster FA Challenge Cup quarter final.

Rovers triumphed 3-0 over the County Senior League side with goals from Guy Sandland, Philip Whitehead and Andrew Wood.

The Mexborough side are well on course for the Premier Division title – as well as the KO Cup – especially following a 5-0 mauling of Yorkshire Main. Paul Hemmingway netted a hat-trick with Andrew Wood and Ben Pankovics also on target.

There was no joy for South Kirkby Colliery A in the Challenge Cup as they went down 5-2 at Edlington Town despite goals from Mark Studd and Adam Bailey.

Swinton Station Athletic suffered a 3-1 defeat to Kinsley Boys in the Premier Division.

South Kirkby Colliery B suffered a 16-0 demolition at the hands of Division One leaders Bramley Sunnyside.

Six goals from Kyle Lacey put Hemsworth Town on the way to a 14-1 triumph at Edlington Rangers.

Sam Sidebottom, Paul Green and Michael Horbury all grabbed braces with Billy Hicks and Alan Billington completing the spree.

A hat trick from Paul Cooper helped Hemsworth MW to come out on top 5-3 against ISG Doncaster with Lee Mulroe and Neil Pickersgill also finding the net.

* DOMINANT County Senior League Division Two leaders Houghton Main suffered rare disappointment as they were denied a place in the League Cup final by Premier Division giants Athersley Rec.

Main went close to a true upset, taking the lead against Athersley and forcing the match into extra time before folding.

Main prepared for the clash with a 12-0 thrashing of Clowne Warriors which saw Lewis Clayton set a County Senior record with seven goals.