The Baris League Challenge Cup Second Round took pride of place this afternoon and of the thirteen ties played, seven North Division sides went through to Round Three with four South Division sides progressing.
Two matches go to replays.
North Division club Harworth Colliery Institute visited Belper United who play in the South Division, in a match that ebbed and flowed, the final score, a 2-2 draw was a deserved outcome.
Joe Wheeler and Jordan McRobie scored for the home team.
Gareth Sides and Kevin Shelley replied for Harworth.
The other tie to end all square, was the all South Division encounter, between Bilborough Pelican and Southwell City, the match at Lenton Lane ending 1-1.
Easington United donned their shooting boots at home against DFS Welbeck Welfare, the East Riding club 6-0.
One goal was good enough for South Normanton to make progress at the expense of near neighbours Sutton Town AFC and a late Lee Clay goal ensured victory for Parkhouse in their ‘Derby’ tie at Glapwell.
Perhaps the only surprise of the day was at Phoenix, where the home team sent Calverton Miners Welfare out of the cup, Sam Hadfield and Steve Spence scored the goals that enabled the Rotherham based club to win 2-1 against their Nottinghamshire visitors.
Brinsley Kirkham the Calverton scorer.
Mixed fortunes for two Nottingham based clubs, Nottingham United led 4-0 at half time in their tie against FC05 Bilsthorpe and went on to win 5-1.
Nottinghamshire Police however crashed out of the competition, at home, losing 4-0 to Clifton.
Will Heath (2) Alex Houghton and Stuart Robinson the Clifton scorers.
Mark Carter was the Clipstone Welfare ‘star’, he scored all his sides goals at Blidworth Welfare, and the visitors won 3-2.
David Voller and Jamie Spence the Blidworth sharp shooters.
Kinsley Boys made the Third Round at the expense of Ollerton Town; the Yorkshire club won 4-2.
Lee Easom and Hayden Zaccaria scored for Ollerton.
Craig Edwards and Josh Stacey shared the Kinsley goals.
AFC Hucknall surrendered home advantage against Newark Town and they did not enjoy trip to Collingham, Newark Town won convincingly 5-1.
Gerald Holmes on target for AFC Hucknall.
Ricky Brewer, Martin Wilson, Ian Hilliar, Simon Ellison and Mark Ellison the Newark Town goal scorers.
Westella & Willerby pierced the normal solid Thoresby Colliery Welfare defence four times, the visitors going out of the competition losing 4-1.
Eight goals in the tie between Real United and Dronfield Town and it was the visitors who took the honours winning 5-3.
John Doran hit a hat trick, Brett Gibbons and Mark Tilley adding the other goals for the Derbyshire club.
Kieran Whalin (2) and Rick Robinson the Real United marksmen.
In the league one match took place in both the Senior Black Dragon Divisions, in the North Division a welcome win for Bentley Colliery they won 2-1 at Kiveton Park, whilst in the South Division it was another bad day for the bottom club Kimberley Town, they crashed to a 7-0 defeat at Basford United.
This win takes Basford up to second place in the table, three points behind the leaders South Normanton ,with Basford still having two games in hand of the Derbyshire club.