Swinton show signs of old form

DEFENDING Premier Division champions Swinton WMC finally looked like a side capable of retaining their crown in a 3-0 win over Bolton Social

Man of the match Brett Lovell bagged a brace while Shaun Turner netted the other to give Swinton their second win of the campaign.

But they must yet close down early pacesetters Dearne Valley who top the table following a 1-0 win over Mexborough Weatherspoons, continuing their strong start to the season.

Westville moved into second place with a 2-0 derby day win over fierce rivals Queens United.

Woodman Inn Swinton pulled off the most eye-catching results of the weekend as they mauled former champions Groves Social 6-1.

Big scoring Division One leaders Station 2007 continued their hot form in front of goal with a 4-1 win over George and Dragon.

Hot on their tail are Butchers Arms United who also scored four, beating Welfare 4-0 at Thurnscoe Sports Ground.

But the day’s biggest scorers in the second tier were Albert Road who smashed Ingsfield Lane for six without reply.

Unbeaten Memories continue to top Division Two following a 4-2 win over Swinton Vic.

Eagle and Child saw off Telstar Warriors with the same result.

The Staithes made it three wins from three in Division Three with a 2-0 triumph over Alma 2011.

Simon Moss and Carl Reily netted for Staithes who sit three points off top spot having played fewer games than leaders Swinton Bottom Club.

The Stone House and New Masons both failed to cut the gap at the top after battling out a 0-0 draw.

Brampton Bierlow Bulz Head saw off Next FC 2-1.

Roman pushed perennial giants Goldthorpe Comrades close but eventually succumbed to a 3-1 defeat in the first round of the Allied Travel Cup.

The Division One newcomers restricted Comrades to a single goal lead at the break and only conceded again with 25 minutes to go.

They even managed to have nerves fraying when Chris Hodgson drilled home at the near post and would have more so had Simon Brierley found his shooting boots.

But Comrades made the game safe three minutes from time.

Boy and Barrel moved into the second round of the Peter Brooks Honda Cup with a 5-1 win over Cross Keys 2011.

Joining them will be Ivanhoe who saw off Mexborough Sportsman 8-2 while Plough Inn won 6-1 at Wath Lions.