Weekend football roundup

The FA Cup provided a variety of results, whilst numerous league matches took place up and down the football pyramid.

Out of the six Derbyshire teams who took part in the Preliminary Round of the famous competition, only two have secured a place in the First Qualifying Round.

Staveley had the most comfortable route to the next round, easily beating visitors Lutterworth Town 3-0 thanks to goals from Adam Baskerville, Jahmal Riley and Robson Doolan all within 50 minutes.

The NPL East Division's Belper Town were the only other team to secure their place in the next round, with Rikki-Lee Paylor turning a 1-0 deficit on its head with a six-minute brace to help the Nailers beat Lincoln United.

Glossop also have their names in the hat for the next round, but their fate remains unknown as the Hillmen face a replay after drawing 1-1 away at City of Liverpool.

As for the remaining three sides, the FA Cup journey is over for another season. Gresley were well-beaten by a score of 3-0 at Sutton Coldfield Town, whilst the MFL Premier Division's Long Eaton and South Normanton fell to defeats to Grimsby Borough and Quorn respectively.

After a rocky start to life under Frank Lampard in the Sky Bet Championship, Derby appear to finally be turning a corner, as the Rams secured their first back-to-back league wins of the season with a 2-0 victory over visitors Preston North End. Teenage Chelsea loanee Mason Mount's first-half goal and Richard Keogh's late header rounded off a convincing display and lifted the Rams to sixth in the table.

Chesterfield's early blip under Martin Allen continued in a frustratingly similar fashion on Saturday. In a game where both sides had chances, it was a superb injury-time strike from Harry Taylor which handed all three points to Barnet at the death against their old manager.

Alfreton, meanwhile, continue to impress in the early stages of the new season, and Tom Denton even more so with his eighth-minute header to earn the Reds a joyous 1-0 victory at Stockport County in the National League North.

Rounding off the weekend's action, Buxton remain winless in the NPL Premier Division after a share of the points at Workington. The Bucks looked to be taking home their first three points of the season with Jude Oyibo's 58th-minute opener, but Samuel Joel's leveller with ten minutes to play spoiled the party.

Mickleover had previously won on Friday night with a 3-2 NPL Premier Division victory over North Ferriby United, thanks to goals from Pablo Mills and Evan Garnett.

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