Third tier leaders make the most of a wet weekend

Whaley Bridge Fc v New Mills reserves
Whaley Bridge Fc v New Mills reserves

Last weekend saw a truncated Hope Valley programme, with only a handful of games taking place across all three divisions.

In the Premier Division only one game finished, with mid-table duo AFC Dronfield Woodhouse and Tintwistle Villa playing out a 2-2 draw.

The results leaves the two sides seventh and sixth respectively in the table.

Relegation-threatened Hope Sports saw their game against Brampton abandoned after 15 minutes, whilst all other games were postponed.

In the A Division, there was a complete washout with Cote Heath and Buxton Town managing just four minutes before their clash was called to a halt.

In the B Division there was at least some action, with three games lasting the distance.

Leaders Bamford opened up a 12-point gap on Chesterfield Town, after they disposed of Winster FC 2-0.

Elsewhere, Calver edged out Eyam 3-2 to move up to fourth, whilst Stoney Middleton moved level on points with Dronfield Town B after their 4-1 home win.

The Dore Shield clash between Furness Vale and Dronfield Woodhouse was abandoned before half-time, with a new date yet to be confirmed.