Kirton Brickworks suffers large defeat in the Division One Cup of the Central Midlands League Alliance while Newark’s RHP side get a 3-0 win over Sheffield in Nottinghamshire
There were mixed results for teams across the district in the Central Midlands League Alliance with Kirton Brickworks losing heavily in the Division One Cup.
The Brickies went down 8-1 at home against North Division One side Armthorpe Welfare.
A red card in the eighth minute left many in attendance shaking their heads as the home team were reduced to ten men.
Kirton who were without several key players battled on with Jack March being the sole scorer for his side.
Goals for Armthorpe saw braces from Kieran Webb, Brad Sparrow, and Clayton Cherowbrier.
Oliver Hemstock and an own goal completed the total.
It was an unusual result for the Kirton side who have had a dominating season so far in the Division One East table as they lead the competition by 15 points.
"You get what you deserve in football," said Kirton manager Jamie Birch.
"I could point to us having seven first-teamers missing or the red card after eight minutes but ultimately we were beaten by the better side and beaten well so I have no complaints there."
“We have a tough run coming to finish the season but we should still be very confident.
“We’ve won 15 out of 16 league games this season and have beaten five out of the six remaining teams away from home, drawing at second-placed Blidworth.
"Our goal is that we want to win this league and we will give it everything to achieve that."
Elsewhere, Pilsley were 5-1 winners over visiting Ollerton Town Reserves.
Bessacarr saw off the challenge of Long Bennington at home as they won 2-1.
Scorers for Bessacarr were James Francis and Rhys James with Tom King replying for the visitors.
Long Bennington will now travel to Kirton on Saturday for their next league game (kick-off 2pm).
RHP had a fantastic win against Sheffield defeating the side 3-0 and knocking them out of the cup.
Sol Miller showed class as he netted all three goals for his side.
The win sees a nice run of form for Gary Attwood and Danny Purves' side and with plenty of games still in hand they will be looking to build upon their midtable position.