Bullcroft still set the pace

BULLCROFT Sports and Pastimes held on to top spot in the Doncaster Sunday Alliance League on goal difference after beating Social Bar 6-4 in a high-scoring game.

James Hendrie and Shaun Mundy shared four of the goals with Joe Fisher and Gareth Collinson also netting.

Second-placed Athletico Parklands, who have two games in hand, trail the leaders by just one goal after posting an 11-2 win at lowly Armthorpe Coronation.

James Naylor scored six of the goals - the biggest personal tally of the season in the top flight - with Gareth Dawson, Mark Cooper, Robert Allan, Gavin Smith and James Keyworth also hitting the target. Lee Drobac scored both Coronation consolation goals.

Third-placed Rhino’s lost 2-0 at home to Adam & Eve.

Bottom club Acorn picked up their first point of the season from a 0-0 draw away to fellow strugglers ACS.

AFC Rovers closed to within three points of Championship leaders Canal Tavern, who were not in league action, after their 8-2 win at Styrupp.

Carl Blanchard led the way with a four-goal haul with Josh Reynolds bagging a brace. Stuart Gibbard and Scott Hall completed the tally. Steve Crossan and Dean Thornton shared out the Styrupp consolation goals.

Armthorpe dropped from second to third afer going down 4-2 at home to Corner Pin. David Carr bagged a brace for the winners with James Taylor and Luke Townsend also getting in on the goal action.

Lowly Finningley Athletic had to thank Peter Richardson for their 1-1 draw at bottom club Auckley.

Trevor Hindson, Craig Miller and Carl Dykes secured Stainforth a 3-1 win over Eden Grove, for whom Alex Tate netted.

Hawthorn clung on to top spot in Division One after beating Stag Inn by the odd goal in seven. Ryan Evans, Michael Farrow, Lloyd Moore and Mark Carter shared out their goals.

Inter Stella (Paul Preskey, Clive Donald, Dean Beardmore) remain hard on their heels thanks to a 3-1 win over bottom club Carcroft Village (Lee Knight).

Park Social had to settle for a consolation goal by Richard Powell in their 2-1 home defeat against Alverley Inn.

Askern Railway finished up on the right track away to fellow strugglers Three Horseshoes United - goals by Simon Squire (2), Owen Barker, Tom Bentley and Ross Ascough earning them victory by the odd goal in nine.

Unbeaten Championship leaders Canal Tavern booked their place in the third round of the Goole & Thorne Cup with a 3-2 win over FC Dunscroft.