Tigers Bring Back Blyth To Worksop

Worksop Town will have to do it all again if they are to continue their FA Cup run this season, following a 1-1 draw up in Northumberland, against cup specialists, Blyth Spartans, whilst in the league there was success for Basford United, and defeat for Carlton Town.

Goalless at the break in Blyth, it would be the visiting Tigers who took the lead within ten minutes of the restart, Liam Hughes, under pressure from teammate Vaughan Redford at the back post, getting on the end of a cross from Jay Rollins, who’d produced great work on the right to draw the home ‘keeper.

The hosts however were back on level terms with twenty minutes remaining, Paul Cooper having initially made a great save, was beaten at the second attempt by Jonathan ‘JJ’ O’Connell; five minutes later and the hosts had a goal from Hooper disallowed for offside, he having got by Sam Wedgbury, Hamza Bencherif, and ‘keeper Cooper.

The hosts continually increased the pressure as the contest wore on, however, the visiting ‘keeper and his back-line just about held firm to take the tie to a replay, at the Windsor Foodservice Stadium, on Tuesday (3 October) night.

Worksop Town – Paul Cooper, Deegan Atherton, Josh Wilde, Vaughan Redford, Hamza Bencherif, George Taft, Terry Hawkridge (Aleksandrs Starcenko, 88), Paul Green, Luke Hall, Liam Hughes, Jay Rollins (Sam Wedgbury, 68)

Meanwhile, in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, a first-half hat-trick from Remaye Campbell, his third coming from the penalty spot, gave Basford United all three points with a routine, 3-0 home win over Gainsborough Trinity, and in the East Division, Carlton Town were also up north, they losing 3-0 when at Hebburn Town, the hosts scoring twice in quick succession at the death to wrap up the win.

Retford United made hard work of their local derby win away to Ollerton Town in the Northern Counties East Division One, Sam Eckhardt giving them the lead eight minutes after the restart before Mark West bagged the second of a 2-0 win in the last minute; Liam Bennett meanwhile scored early for Retford as they were held to a 1-1 draw with visitors Harrogate Railway.

Plenty of goals came in the games involving Nottinghamshire clubs in the United Counties League, Sherwood Colliery continuing to lead the way in the Premier Division following a routine, 3-0 win, away to Wisbech Town, Ethan Wiesztort and Craig Westcarr amongst the scorers.

McKenna Parton grabbed a hat-trick as AFC Mansfield romped to an 8-0 home win over visiting Pinchbeck United, substitutes Devon Smith and Luke Walker also amongst the scorers in a game which only saw one goal in the first half, whilst Kyle Tomlin netted a brace as Eastwood won 2-1 at home to Lincoln United.

The derby between Newark & Sherwood United and Hucknall Town finished in a 1-1 draw as Tom White and Callum Orange netted for their respective sides, and Kimberley Miners Welfare fell to a 6-1 defeat when away to Melton Town.

The goals continued to flow in Division One also, leaders Clipstone bagging seven of them in a 7-1 home win against Kirby Muxloe, Gareth Curtis grabbed a hat-trick alongside braces from William Heather and Ryan Ingram, they emphatically building on a 2-1 interval lead.

Dunkirk are sitting third after they edged a five-goal derby with Newark Town, a game which saw five different scorers in Declan Brown, Jack Thatcher and Jack Harrison (Dunkirk), Jesse Anderson and Lucus Oterrill (Newark).

Southwell City picked up three points with a 3-1 win on the road at Blackstones, whilst Selston, and Clifton All Whites, drew their home fixtures, against Saffron Dynamo (1-1) and Asfordby (3-3) respectively.

Meanwhile there was defeats for Sandiacre Town 5-1 at home to Harrowby United, Radford 3-0 away to Holwell Sports, West Bridgford 3-2 at home to Lutterworth Athletic, and Gedling Miners Welfare 2-1 against visitors Bourne Town.

Woodhouse Colts continue to sit nicely in mid-table in the Central Midlands Alliance Premier North and steamrolled to a 6-1 win away to Glapwell, six of the games seven goals coming in a rather hectic, first half, Tom Bailey and Joshua Smyth both bagging braces.

Cameron Baines and Alex Bennett meanwhile netted for SJR Worskop, in the same division, as the won 2-1 at home to Hatfield, whilst in the South there was a nine-goal derby between Arnold Town and Nottingham, the hosts winning 7-2 as Jake Ogden fired four and Toby Francis three.

James Whitmore’s brace for Teversal saw them fall just short when away to Mickleover Reserves, the hosts winning 3-2 there, and Mansfield Hosiery Mills went down 3-0 at Graham Street Prims.

As for the Nottinghamshire Senior League, early goings sees one point separating the top three of Awsworth Villa, Stapleford Town, and Collingham, the first two winning and the latter drawing at the weekend.

Awsworth edged past visiting Ravenshead 2-1, whilst a four-goal salvo from Alans Voskresenskis, helped Stapleford on their way to a 7-1 thrashing of visitors Basford CFC; sixth place Dunkirk also went big when they won 9-2 away to lowly Gresley Rovers Reserves, whilst there was a couple of exciting games under the Friday Night Lights also.

West Bridgford Colts IIs won an eight-goal thriller at home to Cotgrave, Elliot Powrie with a brace in the 5-3 win, and FC Sez and Borrowash Victoria shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw; of the Senior Cup games played Beeston edged hosts Bingham Town 8-7 on penalties following a 2-2 draw, and both Thomas Spencer and Ryan Pearson scored twice apiece for their respective sides as Pearson’s double helped Wollaton win 4-3 at Radcliffe Olympic to progress.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @worksoptownfc a decent draw in Blyth brings the Spartans south to Bassetlaw.

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