It’s a mixed afternoon for Bargate Rovers’ sides

Ripley town v Bargate Rovers.
Ripley town v Bargate Rovers.

Belper Town supporters will no doubt be interested to learn that two former Nailers’ favourites were amongst the goals on Saturday in their respective Midlands Regional Alliance Challenge Cup games

Paul Galloway scored the winner for Newmount as they beat Wirksworth Town 1-0 while Craig Weston converted a penalty for Swanwick Pentich Road in their 3-1 loss at the hands of opponents Melbourne Dynamo.

Bargate Rovers came up against a Ripley Town champing at the bit to get back into action and they lost 7-3 at the hands of their hosts.

Among the goals for Ripley in the Division One encounter was hat-trick hero Ross Layton.

However,Bargate Rovers Reserves stretched their unbeaten run to three matches by drawing 1-1 in Division Town with Willington Sports.

Nathan Poyser scored the Bargate goal.

Little Eaton won 2-0 playing Pastures with Mick Grogan and Jamie Astley scoring their goals while Little Eaton Reserves won 2-1 at Roe Farm.

This Saturday, Bargate Rovers entertain Stanton Ilkeston on the Manor Ground in Division One, Ambergate are at Shardlow St James in Division Two, Little Eaton play host to Mackworth St Francis in Division One, and Allestree are at home to Newmount in the Premier Division.