Latest Central Midlands round-up

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This week’s midweek action featured the opening matches in the Phoenix Trophies Floodlit Cup.

In the south section, pride of place goes to Blidworth Welfare’s Max Curzon.

He scored all of his side’s goals in their 4-3 win over Matlock Town reserves.

Curzon’s first half hat trick put Blidworth 3-1 up at half-time, with Matt Wilkinson scoring for the visitors.

The lead was extended in the second half before Jack Siddall and Matt Andrews scored late on to make it a close finish.

Pinxton’s Jake Vernon was also among the goals, scoring a hat trick as they won 3-0 at Hucknall Rolls, who missed a penalty before Pinxton opened the scoring.

Eastwood Community also had a convincing away win, putting four past Belper United.

Scorers for the visitors were Olly Buxton, Tim Adcock, Warren Hatfield and Karl Minton.

In the north section, Newark Town put their league form behind them as the ended Dronfield Town reserves’ recent good run with a 4-1 win.

Jammy Lloyd put the Blues ahead in the first half before Danny Purves, Tom Wilford and Joe Brumpton sewed it up, Sam Hill scoring for Dronfield.

Retford United left it late, an 84th minute goal from Will Tomlinson ending Collingham’s hopes.

In the Reserve division Radford beat Holbrook Sports 6-1, Martin Doyle scoring twice, further goals coming from Tony Wilson, Kenny Reeves, Keiran Staff and Macauley Barber. Ashley Hayes was the Holbrook goalscorer.

Eastwood Community won their first game of the season, beating Holbrook St Michaels 4-1.

Eastwood’s scorers were Harry Gill, Brandon Jones, James Hallam and Mitch Davies, Holbrook’s reply coming from Brendan Moore.