Three matches in midweek and one saw HEANOR TOWN bring their goalscoring feats to 21 in the last five games with a 6-0 win at the Town Ground over BORROWASH VICTORIA. The Vics played some nice football at times but it all broke down on the edge of the penalty area whereas Heanor were lethal in front of goal. Jamie Sleigh’s hat trick, which included a spectacular overhead kick, took him clear of the field as the League’s leading scorer. But…..he gave those chasing him a chance by shooting wide from a late penalty, and also by missing the next two Heanor games through holiday in Cyprus. So it isn’t just the league championship which is hotting up. Max Thornberry scored twice for the Lions with the other goal coming from one of their most consistent reserve players Max McLead, and what a beauty it was.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY kept their fading title hopes alive with a narrow 2-1 home win over ASHBY IVANHOE. Lewis Weaver opened the scoring for them in the 27th minute and much travelled Kieran Wells extended the advantage seven minutes later. Ivanhoe pulled one back through Liam Doherty just before the break but neither side could find the net in the second half.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE got back onto the winning trail with a 3-1 win over BELPER UNITED thanks to two late goals. Joshua Wright had put the visitors into a first minute lead only for Ryan Henshaw to level seven minutes later, and that was how the score stayed until eleven minutes from the end when Sasha Markelic put the Miners back in front. Victory was sealed with a third home goal from Michael Pearson with five minutes to go.