Hope Valley round-up: Holmesfield maintain title hopes with huge win

Hope Valley match action.
Hope Valley match action.

The Hope Valley League saw just three matches completed last weekend, as heavy rain again took its toll across the three divisions.

In the Premier Division, two matches went ahead with Holmesfield continuing their impressive season by thrashing Hunters Bar 14-2.

The win was the 12th of the campaign for Holmesfield, who also boosted their ‘goals for’ column significantly.

They have now notched 73 goals in just 15 outings and are just two points behind leaders Dove Holes, whose home game against Brampton fell victim to the rain.

The defeat leaves Hunters Bar sitting just six points above the dropzone and with the worst defence in the league.

Saturday’s crushing defeat means they have now shipped 75 goals in 18 matches.

Their next game is away at AFC Dronfield Woodhouse, who picked up a morale-boosting 1-0 win over title contenders Peak Dale on Saturday.

The hosts held on to secure a narrow success against last year’s A Division Champions.

AFC are now firmly in mid-table and have just four games left of their season, having played 22 matches already.

Elsewhere, in the A Division only one match went ahead.

Dronfield Town A hosted Blazing Rag and simply overpowered their opponents as they ruthlessly romped to a 5-0 win.

Dronfield are now fourth and sit just five points behind pace-setters Ashover.

All B Division games were postponed.