Worksop Town hit six of the best on Tuesday night as they stay inside the top six of the Northern Premier League East Division.
The Tigers took on the ‘worlds oldest’ in a local derby match at Sandy Lane against Sheffield FC and found themselves roaring into the lead after just two minutes when Dan Burns netted the opener via a deflection.
In front of a packed 400 plus crowd in North Notts, it was Vaughan Redford who’s goal seven minutes before half time gave Craig Parry’s men a cushion and things got worse for the away side as first Harry Mitchell, then shortly after, goalkeeper Ryan Musselwhite, were both sent off for clumsy occurrences before Lewis Butroid with an hour gone made it three to all but seal Sheffield’s miserable fate.
That was confirmed further just a minute later, straight from kick off as Sheffield gave the ball away for Steven McDonnell to blast home a fourth from long range into the top corner and an own goal by Ben Turner on 79 added further misery with a late strike by Ben Tomlinson confirming a dominant nights work for the home side.
It was a good night also for Sherwood Colliery who beat a former tenant of Worksop Town in Handsworth FC, 4-0 in the Northern Counties East League Cup third round.
Ryan Ingram opened the scoring on seven minutes before Charlie Taylor netted a second on 24. Second half goals for Lewis Belgrave and Gareth Curtis ensuring the home side went through comfortably.
Not so good however for AFC Mansfield who lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Barton Town. Both Sherwood and Mansfield are back in league action this weekend as they respecivekly take on Thackley and Grimsby Borough, both at home in the NCEL Premier Division.
It was derby day in division one of the Uhlsport United Counties League on Tuesday night as Dunkirk were in the end well beaten by Kimberley Miners Welfare at the Riverside.
Kimberley now second in the table took an early lead on two minutes through Luis Rose before the striker doubled his account on 19 but the Boatmen were back in it just seven minutes after the break when Oliver Robinson netted to peg the Welfare back.
Despite late resurgence from the home side, it was Kimberley, in the dying seconds who confirmed their stronghold further, Rose netting his hat-trick in the 93rd minute before grabbing a fourth a minute later to make the score-line look much easier than the game actually in-reality suggested.
Elsewhere in the United Counties First Division on Tuesday night, Gedling Miners Welfare were well beaten 3-0 at Belper United.
In the Central Midlands Premier Division North, Harworth Colliery beat Sutton Rovers 2007 4-2 to move to sixth in the table. Current leaders Newark Town are at second bottom Askern Miners at the weekend.
Just a reminder tonight, in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division, Nottingham Forest are in action at Sheffield FC. The Reds face the unenviable task of facing Manchester City in the Women’s FA Cup on Saturday at the City Ground with Forest Head Coach Andy Cook stating ahead of their league match in Dronfield “We know what Sheffield will bring to the game. Fight, grit, determination, so we have to match them and earn the right to play.
“We want to keep the positive momentum going heading into the Man City game.
“We have a really strong squad so we’ll use everyone within these next seven days.”
*Main image @LewisPickersgi1 Worksop firing high against sorry Sheffield.