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United's Steve Ellor (centre) celebrates his goal with Paul Hemmingway (nine) and Mick Russon. Picture: Andrew Roe
United's Steve Ellor (centre) celebrates his goal with Paul Hemmingway (nine) and Mick Russon. Picture: Andrew Roe

Denaby United continued their 100% Doncaster Senior League record, hitting six goals for the second successive week.

United, who hammered Denaby rivals Main 6-0 last weekend, beat a youthful Armthorpe Markham Main side 6-2 at Old Road.

The game was closer than the scoreline suggests, however, and United were once again indebted to last week’s hat-trick hero Steve Ellor, who hit a brace.

Paul Hemmingway, who also scored last week against Main, hit a fantastic treble, the first of which came after six minutes when Neil Spruce crossed after a surging run.

Hemmingway then scored his second four minutes later, and after 18 minutes it was 3-0 when Dan Noonan found the back of the Armthorpe net.

The visitors enjoyed their first chance of the game on 26 minutes, a miscued shot which went wide, and they found themselves 4-0 behind just after the hour mark when Hemmingway completed his hat-trick after another exquisite cross from Spruce.

Once again finding the game almost over at half time, United allowed Armthorpe back in the game in the second period. James Lundy had the ball in the net after 54 minutes, but the strike was ruled out for offside.

Ellor was then introduced as a substitute, and scored the first of his brace shortly after.

Nine minutes before time, Ellor again pounced to make it 6-0 but Armthorpe weren’t about to give in, and scored twice in the final eight minutes.

Firstly, Luke Watson met a cross on the volley and smashed home, and the arrears were reduced further when Ryan Scott gave away a penalty.

Jake Rimmer dispatched the resulting penalty, and Armthorpe took heart from giving the scoreline some respectability.

Rossington Main held on to top spot in the Premier Division of the Doncaster Senior League after sharing eight goals with second placed Hemsworth Town Terriers.

Calum Coburn bagged a brace for the visitors with Tom Hatre and James Bytheway also chipping in. David Sidebottom (2), David Blake and Patrick Needham shared out the West Yorkshire club’s goals.

Karl Roberts scored the only goal of the game to secure Hemsworth MW, who have won both their opening matches after making a delayed start to the season, a 1-0 win over visiting Yorkshire Main.

South Elmsall United climbed off the foot of the table after ending a run of four straight defeats, with a 4-2 win over visiting Sutton Rovers.

Robert Iveson hit a double for United with David Blake and Patrick Needham also getting in on the act. Simon Roberts and Tom Clamp were the two Sutton marksmen.

FC Central moved level on points with Division One leaders Dunscroft United, who boast a slightly better goal difference, when being awarded a walkover after Westwoodside Rangers were unable to raise a side.

Third-placed Harworth Colliery had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Ackworth United.