BUXTON FC Bluestar continued their good start to the season in Division Three of the Baris North Midlands Under-19s League last Thursday with a 3-1 success over title-chasers Blidworth Welfare.
Danny Hopkins, Josh Hall and Jack Bradbury scored the goals for the young Bucks, with George Sheen on the scoresheet for Blidworth.
Elsewhere in Division Three last week, Ilkeston Town strengthened their grip at the top of the table by beating close rivals Dunkirk 3-1 at the Manor Ground.
Dinnington Town registered their first win of the season when they beat neighbours Maltby Main 5-2, with Mitchell Lax (2), Daine McGraine (2) and Matthew Smith scoring their goals. Luke Shiels and Adam Kennedy replied for the beaten Miners.
The biggest score of the season so far saw Carlton Town beat basement side FM Sports (Dinnington) 12-0, thanks to a hat-trick by Dylan Thompson and further goals from Jevel Foster (2), Kamau Davis (2), Raheem Gordon (2), Niko Dyer, Cameron Marsh and Joe Wells.
This Thursday’s top-of-the-table clash between Buxton and Ilkeston has been postponed. Second-placed Buxton will next face Carlton Town at the Silverlands on Thursday October 20 (kick-off 7.45pm).
After successive defeats, Dunkirk will be looking to get back to winning ways when they entertain second-from-bottom Maltby Main.