It’s Dunne at the double as win lifts Saints out of the bottom three

Micky Dunne of Holbrook St Michael's ''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Micky Dunne of Holbrook St Michael's ''Photo by Terry Fletcher

For the fourth successive Saturday the number of matches postponed in the Central Midlands League far outnumbered those played, with just nine fixtures escaping the effects of the incessant rain.

Two matches survived in the Black Dragon Badges South division, with the honours here going to Holbrook St Michaels who battled through the gale at Southwell City to register their third win of the season.

The welcome victory allowed them climb out of the bottom three.

Michael Dunne’s brace and one for Eddie Bridges put Holbrook on the way to victory, Marlon Waites’ late goal for Southwell coming far too late.

Pinxton were the other winners, travelling to Lincolnshire to take on Barrowby, and returning with a 3-0 win, Daniel Henshaw, Jay Cooper and a Wayne Cooke penalty seeing the visitors through.

Belper United will attempt to play their Floodlit Cup Second Round tie at Mickleover Royals tonight (Wednesday) after last week’s weather-related postponement.

United have not been able to play since January 4 due to the wet weather.

This Saturday, both sides have home games.

If the weather holds, Holbrook St Michaels will be at home to Calverton MW while United play host to Bilborough Pelican.