Despite losing their 100 per cent record, Thorne Colliery took over top spot in the Abacus Lighting Central Midlands League North Division, writes Steve Hossack..
With Appleby Frodingham, who topped the table on goal difference not in league action, a 3-3 draw at Dronfield Town Reserves was enough to see the Doncaster side go a point clear.
Kyle Palmer bagged a brace for Colliery with Darren Fell, who maintained his record of having scored in every game this season, also on target.
Brodsworth Welfare inflicted a fifth successive defeat on Dinnington Town, Josh Bowkett (2), Josh Dodds, Brad Heaps and Courtney Peynado all scoring in a five-goal win.
Harworth Colliery, who made a delayed start to the season, are still undefeated after seeing off near neighbours Retford 3-0.
Karl Burrows opened the scoring on 12 minutes, with Josh Dickinson doubling the margin just before the interval. A late Tom Pick goal gave Harworth a comfortable win.
Lee Winterman’s penalty proved the winner for Bentley Colliery in their match against defending champions Bilsthorpe, who have now lost against all three Doncaster sides they’ve played this season.
Blidworth Welfare lead the Reserve Division after a 3-2 win over Harworth Colliery, for whom Connor Gresham and Mick Wibberley netted.
Askern crashed off the FA Vase trail when going to a 12-0 defeat at Selby Town in their first qualifying round tie.
But the Doncaster side weren’t the only Central Midlands side to suffer defeat – only one of the six teams in action made it through to the next round.