Football: Hope Valley League review

Hope Valley League, Tideswell Utd v Dove Holes (orange)
Hope Valley League, Tideswell Utd v Dove Holes (orange)
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Dove Holes romped to a convincing away win at Tideswell United last weekend, to ensure they remain top of the Hope Valley Premier Division.

A straightforward 3-0 success sees Dove moved up to 31 points out of a possible 36.

Hope Valley League, Tideswell Utd v Dove Holes (orange)

Hope Valley League, Tideswell Utd v Dove Holes (orange)

Their trio of strikes also bumped up their goal difference, which could prove crucial come the end of the campaign.

Dove (goal difference of 32) are now nine goals better off than second-placed Bradwell who have also accrued 31 points from their first 12 outings, after their 3-1 win at Holmesfield on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Hope Sports were edged out 4-3 at home to Bakewell Town as they remain rooted to bottom spot.

• In the A Division, Ashover kept up the pressure on leaders Buxton Town, with a terrific 4-0 win over Blazing Rag which keeps only one point between the sides.

At the bottom, Baslow picked up only their second win of the season with a morale-boosting 6-2 success at FC United Tideswell.

• In the B Division, Chesterfield Town’s 2-1 win over Buxworth Reserves ensures they remain top and still unbeaten.

This weekend’s fixtures (Saturday, December 7)

Hope Valley Premier Division (2pm)

Youlgrave United v Bradwell

Hope Valley A Division

Cote Heath v Tideswell Blue Star

Hope Valley B Division

Bradwell Res v Bamford

Winster FC v Furness Vale Res

DCFA Junior Cup, Third Round (1.30pm)

Black Hippo v Hope Sports

Buxton Town v Blazing Rag

Chapel Town Res v Darley Dale Lions

Dronfield Town A v Dove Holes Res

Edale v Bakewell Manners

Rowsley 86 Res v Chesterfield Town