Weekend football roundup

Updated: Aug 13, 2018

There was plenty to look back on after the weekend's football, as the FA Cup kicked off for our sides in the non-league's fifth tier, whilst numerous other teams continued their league campaigns.

It was a successful afternoon for those competing in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, with all three Derbyshire teams progressing to the Preliminary Round.

Long Eaton United and South Normanton Athletic from the Midland Football League will be in the next round, after they defeated St. Andrews and Sleaford Town respectively by scores of 2-1 and 1-0.

Staveley Miners Welfare from the NCEL Premier Division are also a step closer to qualification after beating Boston Town in a six-goal thriller which saw the Trojans come out 4-2 winners after going 3-0 up at half-time.

Derby had a lot of high hopes going into their first home game of their Sky Bet Championship campaign after an opening weekend victory at Reading, but Saturday provided a learning curve for new boss Frank Lampard after his side were well beaten by Leeds United.

Mateusz Klich powered United into the lead with just four minutes played with a superb curling long-range effort, before Tom Lawrence's fierce 12th-minute free-kick bizarrely flew into the Leeds net above a bewildered Peacock-Farrell.

But the visitors were proving too strong for the Rams, with Kemar Roofe heading home on 21 minutes before doubling the Whites' lead on the hour mark with a sensational turn and finish, and Ezgjan Alioski's header summed up a terrible evening for Derby.

Fortunes were much better for Martin Allen's Chesterfield, though, as they continued their 100 per cent record in the National League with a 1-0 victory over Braintree Town.

In what turned out to be a fairly even contest, Curtis Weston decided the game on the hour mark when he charged into the box onto Marc-Antoine Fortune's knock-down before cleverly dinking the ball over the Braintree goalkeeper, helping the Spireites to a third win from three.

It was also a happy Saturday for Alfreton, who earned their first win of the season and first under new manager Billy Heath in a 2-1 victory at York City in the National League North.

Two goals in quick succession from Tom Denton and Curtis Bateson gifted the Reds a crucial early cushion, and it could have been three to the good after the break if not for Richard Peniket's penalty being saved by York's Bartlett.

Langstaff halved the deficit for York with just over 20 minutes remaining, but the Reds held on to a crucial first win of the season.

After two wins from two in the Midland Football League Premier Division, Ilkeston Town were unable to provide a repeat result on Saturday, as they were involved in yet another 3-2 scoreline, though on the wrong end of it this time as they were beaten at home by Lye Town.

Malachi Lavelle-Moore's long shot provided the lead for the hosts, but a Jack Till double turned the game on its head after half-time before Luke Carter's late effort inside the penalty area condemned the Robins to their first defeat of the season, with Lavelle-Moore grabbing an injury-time consolation.

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