Innings tame Lions to take Division Two title at last

After a stop-start season, a 5-1 victory over Worksop Lions saw Innings FC finally clinch Worksop Sunday League's Division Two title with a game to spare.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 2:39 pm
Celebrations begin after Innings clinch the title.

After a nervy opening 20 minutes, the division's top goal scorer, Ricky Bolton, opened the scoring for Innings to settle everyone down.

Joe Green then made it 2-0 before Worksop Lions pulled a goal back not long before half-time.

But Green then added Innings' third from a long range free kick which went under the goalkeeper, before Jamie Thompson fired past the keeper to make it 4-1.

Josh Court completed the scoring after his long-range effort hit the back of the net after a mistake by the Worksop Lion's goalkeeper.

The season will go to virtually the last day of the season in Divison One where it looks like it’s a shoot-out between Greendale Oak and Langold Old Boys.

This weekend's fixture should decide if the title travels out of town into Langold or if Greendale get the better of their old adversaries.

Greendale Oak’s impressive form since the restart continued with a 4-0 success over third-placed Kilton Rovers last weekend.

Making full use of the impressive surface at Glassworks, Greendale’s back four and goalkeeper Matt Gray withstood Kilton’s early onslaught before Tom Mullen headed home a long throw from Declan Jacobs.

Man of the match Chris Rawson quickly added a second before the break with the home side again dominant at set pieces.

Kilton’s best spell was at the start of the second half but they were again forced back and impressive work from Jack Billau and Daniel Wiltshire set up a third Greendale goal for Leigh Warriner, who then added the fourth with an unstoppable strike with 20 minutes to go.

Breakers fought out a hard-earned draw with Langold Old Boys.

Breakers have had a steady season in Divison One under the direction and tutelage of Mason Gee, having gained promotion last year.

It is confirmed that this year’s Dave Crisp Challenge Cup final will be played on Sunday, 23rd May at Manton Sports (11am).

The semi-finals will take place at the beginning of May and comprise Shireoaks Sports v Greendale and Kilton Rovers v Langold Old Boys.