North Leics League: Bottesford pip CK Dons; Asfordby hold Wymeswold

The return of the North Leicestershire Football League schedule served up some new year derbies.

Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 1:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 2:47 pm
The Dons keeper and two defenders are helpless to keep out a Bottesford strike PICTURE: Robert Campion EMN-190801-124706002

The first round of group matches in the Chairman’s Trophy saw Bottesford host CK Dons and Wymeswold FC Reserves entertain Asfordby FC Development in Group B.

In an all-Division Two tie, Wymeswold and Asfordby cancelled each other out in a goalless draw.

But there were plenty of goals as Division Two promotion-chasing Dons headed to Division One outfit Bottesford.

The Dons go close at the other end PICTURE: Robert Campion EMN-190801-124655002

Ant Bowdery and Kemal Yenibertiz struck for the Dons who have a 100 per cent record in the league this season.

But goals from Stuart Brown, Mark Cowling and Tom Richardson gave the hosts a 3-2 win.

This Saturday, the Dons host title rivals Wymeswold in the trophy, while Bottesford head to Asfordby. Both ties take place at Hoby Road.

Bottesford FC PICTURE: Robert Campion EMN-190801-124718002