THE third round of the Junior Cup saw two of the eight ties going to extra time to find a winner.
Ripley Town and Melbourne Dynamo Reserves were locked at 3-3 before Ripley slipped to a third successive defeat as Dynamo won the tie in extra time.
Melbourne led at half-time with a fine headed goal from a corner and doubled their lead to be in control of the tie midway through the second half.
However,Ripley fought back well with goals from Jonathan Webb and a late equaliser from Steve Bayliss to force extra time.
This was to no avail as the visitors struck twice more for a deserved victory despite Webb’s second goal of the game giving the home side some hope late on.
Ripley Town are now holding training sessions on Tuesday evenings. Any players interested in attending please contact manager Paul Lavender on 07538 213446.
The club are also looking for additional match day helpers and further information can be obtained by contacting Paul Lavender on the above number.
It was a bad day for Little Eaton as the first team lost 5-0 to Allestree, Ollie Shearer hitting fourand Aaron Crutwell the other for the victors. Meanwhile, Little Eaton Reserves lost 8-0 to Tibshelf.
Mickleover RBL Reserves beat Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure Reserves 4-2 and this was a score replicated by Rowsley ‘86 Reserves in beating Ambergate. Billy Lester hit a hat-trick and Adie Travis on target for Rowsley.
All of the goals came in the second half as Punjab United, beat Newton 2-1.
Russ Lloyd, Ryan O’Connor, Justin Gange and Paul Tyers scored the Allenton United Reserves goals in a 4-1 win against Swanwick Pentrich Road Reserves.
In Premier Division action, brothers Matt and Martin Savage both scored for Derby Rolls-Royce Leisure as Swanwick’s bad day continued with a 5-1 drubbing. Shaun Gordon (2) and Owen Brown scored the other Royce’s goals.
Allenton United gained what could be an important victory in the long run as they beat Wirksworth Town 3-0 with two goals from Nathan Sandar and one fromTom Niewiarowski.
Richard Perry scored the Newmount goal as they drew 1-1 with Willington.
There were three draws in all in the Premier Division with the other two both finishing 3-3. Josh Timmis, Steve Pardey and Anthony Hadfield were the Matlock Sports scorers in their 3-3 tussle with Chellaston while an Anthony Fay last kick of the match goal for Cromford ensured their game at Melbourne Dynamo ended all-square.
Danny Guild, Paul Swallow and Ryan Gray scoring for Melbourne.
Holbrook St Michaels lost 2-0 at home to Rowsley ‘86 while Sandiacre Town lost 4-0 at Mickleover RBL.
In division one, Woolley Moor United beat Holbrook St Michaels Reserves 6-1. Adam Norris led United’s scoring with a hat-trick while Brett Turner added two and Mile O’Meary one.
The only other match in this division saw Derbyshire Amateurs draw 1-1 with Findern, Rob Scard scoring for the Amateurs.
It was a good day in division two for Wirksworth with Ivanhoe winning 2-0 at Roe Farm and Town Reserves defeating Bargate Rovers Reserves 4-2. Chris Smith and Kihaleq Fhafique scoring for Bargate.