Sharp and Saunders hit goal trail in cup
THREE outstanding issues in the Baris League Cup were settled.
After repeated attempts to play their second round tie on their own ground, Easington United finally had to admit defeat and made the 218-mile round trip to Belper United.
The journey home must have seemed even further as they were beaten 4-0.
DFS Welbeck crashed out 7-1 at home to Holbrook St Michaels. Dan Sharp and Chris Saunders both scored twice for Holbrook. Welbeck's consolation came from Gareth Mason.
In a third-round replay, two goals in a minute from Chris Self and one by Ricky Todd gave Newark Town a 3-0 win at Westella Hanson.
Clay Cross Town turned round a three-goal half-time deficit at home to Ollerton Town in the Black Dragon Badges Northern Division.
Goals from Craig Stanton and Lewis English (2) had given the visitors the lead, but a second-half hat-trick from Ant Lynam and one for Ryan Cancellara snatched the points.
Kiveton Park had a 4-1 win over Thoresby Colliery thanks to Carl Longmore, Ben Carless, James Lawton and Jamie Taylor.
Phoenix and Glapwell shared the points at Brinsworth, Matt Timson's first-half goal for Glapwell being cancelled out by a Liam O'Brien penalty.
Sutton Town go top of the Black Dragon Badges South Division after their 5-0 win at bottom side Blidworth Welfare. Sutton's goals came from Craig Mitchell (2), Nathan Hollingsworth, Andy White and James Whitehead.
A share of the points for Pinxton at home to Real United lifted them to third. Kieran Debrouwer and Darren Bettison got the Pinxton goals, Dalton Stevens and David Smith replying.
There was another 2-2 draw between South Normanton and Linby Colliery, Ryan Bowen's brace for the Shiners being countered by Tom Coupe and Barry Payne's goals for Linby.
A goal in each half gave Clifton All Whites a 2-0 win over Calverton MW, Will Heath and Neil Thompson getting the goals.
Nottingham United's poor run continues after they went down 4-1 at home to Southwell City. Kieran Wells netting a hat-trick.
The battle at the foot of the table went the way of Hucknall Town AFC, who got the better of Blackwell MW 2-1 at Primrose Hill. Montell Gartland and Jake Thomas got the important goals.
There were five ties in the Phoenix Trophies Reserve League Cup. The outstanding first round tie went the way of Staveley Miners Welfare, who came out on top 4-2 at Matlock Town.
A Steve Mansell hat-trick and one for Danny Plant saw Staveley through.
In the second-round ties, Dronfield Town made home advantage count against Bilborough Pelican, coming out on top 4-2. Malaky Eshelby and Ryan Deabill scored for Pelican.
A Jake Walker treble saw Rainworth MW through 3-2 against Borrowash Victoria, the Borrowash goals coming from Lewis O'Grady and Jake Dodds.
Heanor Town beat Radford 5-1 thanks to goals from Dean Robinson (2), Josh Henrys, Jake Davies and Luke Duerden.
Reserve Supreme Division leaders Dunkirk went down to only their third defeat of the season, 3-1 at home to Graham Street Prims, whose goals came from Liam Oliver, Kyle Smith and Mark Raisin.
Calverton MW shaded it 4-3 at Long Eaton United. Jason Hallam (2) and James Hainsworth scored the Long Eaton goals, but the visitors just had the edge thanks to David Corder, Matt Newton, Lewis Wheelhouse and Harry Simpson.
There were two matches in the CU Phosco Lighting Reserve Premier Division.
Belper United are back at the top after a 3-1 win at Southwell City, with goals from Adam Thorpe (2) and Richard Holmes.
Newark Town go second after coming from behind to pip Sherwood Colliery 2-1. Gareth Curtis's first-half strike for Sherwood was beaten by a goal from Nick Arins and an own goal.