Loss makes rivals Main men for title

Peter Brooks Honda Mexborough Sunday League

DEFEAT for Mexborough Weatherspoons put the destiny of the Division One title firmly in the hands of local rivals Mexborough Main Street.

Weatherspoons suffered a 2-0 defeat to Bolton Social, the side with the best chance of stopping Main’s title charge.

Bolton and Main face off in an end of season double header starting this weekend.

Victory for Main in the first will end Bolton’s hopes.

Bolton maintained their charge with a 3-1 win over Plough on Sunday to leave them two points behind leaders Main.

Ingsfield Lane sit in third, three points off the top, while fifth placed Weatherspoons are 15 points adrift with five games in hand.

Cromwells moved further away from the danger zone with a 3-0 win at Mexborough Sportsman, while Montagu Arms increased the woes of rock bottom Plough Inn with a 4-1 mauling.

ALBERT Road edged closer to the Division Two title with two comprehensive victories last weekend.

Albert saw off Red Lion 7-1 before a 7-0 win over Conisbrough Station, to establish a two point lead at the top of the table.

Second placed Roman earned a 3-1 win over fellow chasers Cross Keys to keep their title hopes alive.

Should Roman – who have a game in hand over Albert Road – win their remaining three games, they will be guaranteed the title.

Keys saw their title hopes hit this week with the defeat to Roman preceded by a 1-1 draw with The Gate.

Ivanhoe also maintained their push with a 3-2 win over Boy and Barrel while fellow contenders The Gate won 5-0 at The Staithes.

Mexborough Miners’ Arms saw off local rivals Mexborough Main Street Reserves 3-1.

WESTVILLE kept their faint title hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Goldthorpe Comrades.

To lift the trophy at the end of their final Mexborough League season, the West Melton side must win their final game and hope leaders Swinton WMC fail to pick up another point from their remaining two matches.

Groves Social picked up a 4-2 win over Station 2007 and a 2-2 draw with Woodman Inn, Swinton, to sign off their season.