Cromford seal first Midland Regional Alliance win of the season

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Cromford registered their first win of the Premier Division win of the Midland Regional Alliance season after they claimed a 5-2 victory away at Allestree, for whom Steven Bills and James Smith got on the scoresheet.

In Division One, Rowsley 86 Reserves extended their unbeaten run to seven league games after they enjoyed a 5-2 victory over Matlock United, courtesy of Jordan Spalding and Angus Hodgson doubles and a single from Sam Hoskin.

There was only one game down in Division Two as unbeaten Ambergate rose to the summit of the table by claiming a comfortable 8-0 win over Ripley Town Reserves.

Craig Tipton bagged himself a hat-trick, Sam Barsby netted twice, Jack Ferguson and Joe Evans also netted along with an own-goal to secure the win.

Saturday also saw the MRA Junior Cup first round get underway with three ties going ahead despite the adverse weather conditions.

Sherwin Reserves booked their place in the second round as they ran out 3-1 winners against Wirksworth Town Reserves courtesy of a Tom Allan brace and effort from Zach Allcock. Aaron Taylor replied for Town.

Chesterfield Town knocked out Ripley Town after they ran riot in a 5-0 victory down at the Nottingham Road Playing Fields.

Meanwhile, in an all Division Two clash, Punjab United claimed a 4-1 victory over Willington Sports thanks to a Joshua Matkin hat-trick and strike from Pravun Dhindsa.

There were also two games in the Derbyshire County FA Divisional Cup South this weekend, with Newhall United losing 2-1 to CMFL Reserve Division side Graham Street Prims thanks to goals from Mitch Williams and Zach Harrison. James Ward got on the scoresheet for United.

In the all MRA clash, Derby Singh Brothers progressed into the next round of the Divisional Cup after they ran out comfortable 5-2 winners over Little Eaton.

Finally, the one game in the Derbyshire County FA Junior Cup North, saw Wirksworth Ivanhoe Reserves dumped out of the tournament following their 4-1 defeat to Tideswell United.