Free scoring Allenton closing in on honours

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FOR the second successive Saturday, the free-scoring Allenton United got amongst the goals again.

This time it was in the semi-final of the southern section of the Derbyshire County FA Divisional Cup where they triumphed 6-1 away at MRA Premier Division rivals Melbourne Dynamo.

The game was however, much closer than the final scoreline suggests but Allenton punished Melbourne mistakes to the full to go one step closer to a league and cup double.

Danny Briscoe, Tom Niewiarowski, Sam Blount, Shaun Roberts and Nathan Sandar’s brace took Allenton into the final. Danny Guild netted the Melbourne reply.

The other semi final is also an all-MRA affair but the clash between Mickleover RBL and Derby Royals was postponed and they will try to stage it again this weekend to see who will face Allenton in the final.

Only one Premier Division match escaped the clutches of frozen pitches which returned with a vengeance.

The one game which survived saw Cromford beat Chellaston 3-1. Alex Statham hit a brace for the hosts with Richard Bourne also on target for Cromford who climbed into fifth place in the table on goal difference thanks to the victory.

In division one, Shirland Athletic produced the win of the day as they beat a visiting Pastures side 7-0.

Jay Miles scored four of the total with Guy Taylor adding a brace and Adam Bellamy one.

Belper United Reserves beat Derbyshire Amateurs 4-1 thanks to a brace of goals from Jay Harrison and one each from Shaun Smith and Richard Holmes.

Bargate Rovers lost 2-0 to Little Eaton.

Simon Billyeald scored the Holbrook St Michaels reply in a 5-1 home defeat against Punjab United.

Derby Singh Brothers had Richard Warbey in goalscoring form again as he bagged a brace in their 4-1 win over Ambergate.

Gurdeesh Lehal and Jameel Andrafi also scored for the Brothers as they maintained their challenge for the division two title.

O’Connor and Stevens both scored for Pastures Reserves as they beat Bargate Rovers Reserves 2-1 but Sandiacre Town Reserves dropped two vital points as they could only draw 2-2 at home with Wirksworth Ivanhoe.

Wirksworth Town Reserves were also involved in a 2-2 draw, this coming at Punjab United Reserves.

Selston Reserves went down 3-2 at home to Woolley Moor United.

While Melbourne Dynamo were losing in their county cup semi final, their Reserves shared the highest score of the day as they won 7-0 at Roe Farm.

Jack Tivey scored a hat-trick in their win with both Ben Dale and Jack Havron netting a brace.