In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, with leaders Newark Flowserve’s match postponed, second-placed Awsworth Villa narrowed the gap by three points with a 3-1 win against Underwood Villa, however they still trail by 18 points. The Whitehursts did the damage for Awsworth with John on target twice and Ryan once; Ashley Foster with Underwood’s reply.
Awsworth move two points ahead of FC Cavaliers following the latter’s 2-2 draw with Cotgrave. Benjamin Castell got both for Cotgrave, as they picked up their first point since the start of December, Ako Abdullah and Ochi Fraser were the Cavs scorers.
Calverton Miners Welfare moved level on points with their hosts, Basford United Community, after they won by the odd goal in seven. Barry Payne (2), David Corder and Mathew Newton sealed the points for Calvo, Anthony Bedward, John Beraki and Ian Green replying for Basford.
After a 9-0 drubbing the previous week, Gedling Southbank bounced back by edging out Wollaton 3-2. Gedling scored through Ben Soar, Mason Coy and an own goal, Jake Fisher and Ashley Kelly netted for Wollaton.
Bingham Town moved to within a point of Wollaton after they saw off Ruddington Village 4-0 with a Tom Spencer hat-trick and one from Ed Hodgson.
Attenborough’s fourth league win on the trot saw them move up to 14th, leapfrogging their opponents, Magdala Amateurs, who they beat 4-3. Jason Jude scored the late winner for Boro with his second of the match, adding to Daniel Clark and Jack Upton’s efforts. Gareth Bentley, Fionn Coffey and Tom Haw for Magdala.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion kept their noses ahead of Keyworth United Reserves with a 5-1 win against Southwell City Reserves while Keyworth saw off Real Community 4-0. J Needham bagged a brace for Albion, in addition to B Horton, J Leivers and J Maguire’s goals. Scott Litchfield, the habitual multiple goal scorer, having found the net at least twice in each of his last seven games, grabbed a hat-trick for Keyworth with Joseph Hegarty rounding out the win.
Ashland Rovers came away from Kirton Brickworks with a 3-0 win, thanks to Daniel Bircumshaw, Adam Mellors and substitute Alex England, moving above their opponents into third in the process.
Thomas Hunt was on target twice for Mansfield Hosiery Mills in their 4-1 win over AFC Bridgford. Kieran Grant and Thomas Eves also notched, Thomas Teer replied for Bridgford.
Ruddington Village Reserves edged out Wollaton Reserves 4-3, including three goals scored direct from crosses in the blustery conditions.
In Division Two, Bridgford United opened the gap to second-placed Woodthorpe Park Rangers to four points, having played three more matches, with a 4-1 win over Magdala Amateurs Reserves, including a hat-trick for Nathan Francis.
Newark Flowserve Reserves won by a similar scoreline against AFC Clifton as they hang onto third on goal difference from Southwell City Development, who won 4-3 against Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Burton Joyce came away from Barrowby with a 4-2 win and Kirton Brickworks Reserves overcame Bingham Town Reserves 2-1.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve take their 100% record to St Giles as they play Sandiacre Town. Second placed Awsworth Villa have switched their home encounter with Underwood Villa to Eastwood’s Coronation Park due to fears about The Shilo being unplayable. Kick off will be 12.15pm.
Basford United Community start the day in fourth and, barring a huge swing in goal difference, are likely to end the day in the same position as Calverton Miners Welfare visit Greenwich Avenue. Jack Harris comes back into the Calvo squad following their loss to Attenborough last week.
Wollaton head to Hollinwood Lane to take on Gedling Southbank, hoping to avenge their 3-1 defeat when the sides met in December. Ryan Tinsley returns for Wollo following suspension.
FC Cavaliers hope to make an impression on the top two as they welcome a Cotgrave side that has lost on their last four outings to the Forest Sports Zone.
Southwell City have also lost their last four. They will look to make amends as Bilborough Town visit the War Memorial Ground.
After beating Southwell last week, Bingham Town host Ruddington Village at Butt Field while Magdala Amateurs entertain Attenborough at Roko.
Bottom side Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC welcome AFC Dunkirk to the Stag Ground.
In Division One, Wollaton Reserves will play their home game with Ruddington Village Reserves at Beeston Weirfields owing to the WSA still being unfit following last weekend’s game.
In Division Two, new leaders Bridgford United will attempt to keep their noses in front of Woodthorpe Park Rangers at their new home of Roko. Ironically their opponents are a side that also call Roko home, namely Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
AFC Clifton’s Jordan Sharpe has scored a hat-trick in each of the last three games, including when they ended Burton Joyce’s nine match unbeaten run last weekend. He will look to continue in that rich vein as his side take on Newark Flowserve Reserves at Hawton Lane.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve found themselves behind in a league match for the first time since the end of August but eventually went on to triumph at Wollaton 6-2, to make it 20 wins from 20. The hosts went ahead through Benjamin Branston after a quarter of an hour but Newark hit back through debutant James Cullingworth and then Sam Agar. Daniel Chadwick struck for Wollaton to take the sides in level at the break. After the restart Newark showed why they are top of the league as Elliot King bagged a brace, Agar added his second and Lee Potts, the new signing from Cotgrave, rounded out the scoring.
After a resounding 8-0 win the previous week, second placed Awsworth Villa went one better and disposed of Gedling Southbank 9-0. Skipper Ryan Whitehurst led the way with a first half hat-trick, Matt Murphy and Matt Goodwin got two apiece and John Whitehurst and an own goal completed the rout.
FC Cavaliers remain level on points with Awsworth as a solitary Abdou Cole strike saw them past Sandiacre Town 1-0. Also winning 1-0 were Basford United Community, against Ruddington Village, Anthony Bedward the man on target.
Bingham Town, the last team to have been ahead against Newark, were 2-1 winners at Southwell City. Mike Jepps put Bingham ahead in the second half before Jonathan Nussey restored parity on 79 minutes. Things weren’t level for long, however, as Tom Spencer lobbed the visitors back in front a minute later and his side then held on for the win.
Attenborough made it three wins on the trot as a Joe Nice last-minute winner saw them past Calverton Miners Welfare 2-1. Earlier Paul Ireson got Boro’s first and David Corder netted for Calvo.
On Friday evening AFC Dunkirk beat Magdala Amateurs 4-2. Lorcan Hickey (2), Brett Soiza and an own goal put the hosts in control, Magdala replied through Gareth Bentley and Stephen Ahern but it was too little too late.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion had to rely on a last gasp header from Liam Walton to salvage a point at AFC Bridgford. Tom Gray scored for Bridgford, who moved off the foot of the table.
Keyworth United Reserves moved within two points of Netherfield, albeit having played two more games, with a 4-1 win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Scott Litchfield grabbed a hat-trick for Keyworth alongside a Conor Pauley effort. Aaron Foster with Mansfield’s consolation.
Ashland Rovers were 3-0 winners over Wollaton Reserves with goals from Daniel Bircumshaw, Adam Mellors and Mark Summers.
Ruddington Village Reserves won 2-0 at Real Community and, on Friday night, Ravenshead saw off Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-0, Adam Martin bagging a brace.
Bridgford United moved to the top of Division Two on Friday night, with a 2-1 win against Newark Flowserve Reserves, and they stayed there on Saturday as Woodthorpe Park Rangers’ match was postponed.
Jordan Sharpe scored a hat-trick for AFC Clifton in their 4-3 win at Burton Joyce and Dean McClean was on target three times for Sneinton Town as they won 9-2 at Nottingham City.
Bingham Town Reserves beat Underwood Villa Reserves 2-1 and Kirton Brickworks Reserves overcame Southwell City Development 2-0.
There’s Friday night football action in all three divisions of the Nottinghamshire Senior League this week. In the Premier Division, AFC Dunkirk welcome Magdala Amateurs to the Ron Steel Sports Ground while, in Division One, Ravenshead host Awsworth Villa Reserves at Cornwater.
Following last Saturday's 6-2 victory, Ravenshead have two enforced changes to make with debutant Dan Fisher and full back Luke Williams both at work. Ryan Faulconbridge, Dave Harkin and Simon Murray come back into the squad.
In Division Two, Bridgford United entertain Newark Flowserve Reserves in their last game at Lenton Lane, with ground having been sold to a private rugby club.
On Saturday, runaway Premier Division leaders Newark Flowserve visit the WSA to take on Wollaton, who are hoping to end their poor run of home form, having lost three on the trot. The hosts are hoping to make a new signing in time for the game whereas Newark will definitely have a new man in their ranks, having snapped up Lee Potts from Cotgrave.
After last week’s 8-0 demolition of Bilborough Town, second-placed Awsworth Villa welcome Gedling Southbank to The Shilo. They name a very similar squad with just the additions of Jeremy Millenstead and Adam Jackson.
FC Cavaliers moved up to third, level on points with Awsworth, with a win over Bingham Town last week. They will look to continue that ascent as they head to St Giles to play Sandiacre Town.
Also moving up the table were Basford United Community but fourth is all they can hope for at present as they are four points behind third. They travel to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village.
Calverton Miners Welfare welcome Attenborough to Hollinwood Lane, Southwell City host Bingham Town at the War Memorial Ground and Underwood Villa entertain Bilborough Town at Bracken Park.
It’s top versus bottom in Division One as leaders Netherfield Albion head to Gresham Sports Park to play AFC Bridgford while, in Division Two, top team Woodthorpe Park Rangers travel to Roko to take on Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve made it 19 wins from 19 as a solitary second half strike from Daryl Price saw them overcome Underwood Villa 1-0.
Awsworth Villa kept hold of second place on goal difference from FC Cavaliers thanks to an 8-0 win over a youthful Bilborough Town while Cavs won 3-1 at home to Bingham Town. Ryan Whitehurst grabbed a hat-trick and John Whitehurst a brace for Villa, alongside efforts from Matt Murphy, Matt Goodwin and Ben Watson. Blessing Adeleye bagged two for Cavs with Mustapha John adding the third, Ed Hodgson with the late consolation for Bingham.
Basford United Community are up to fourth, the first of five teams with 32 points, after their 5-0 win over Sandiacre Town; the goals were shared between Anthony Bedward, Ian Green, Joe Harrison, Louis Tomlinson and Michael Uzoka.
Wollaton have slipped to fifth as they went down 5-3 at home to AFC Dunkirk, despite Jason Rimmel having given them the lead early on. Brett Soiza and Lorcan Hockey scored two apiece for Dunkirk with George Bosworth adding the fifth. Jake Fisher got Wollaton’s second and third to take his tally for the season to 34.
Bottom club Attenborough have doubled their number of wins for the season in their last two matches, this time a 2-0 victory over sixth-placed Southwell City. Both goals came in the first half, from Paul Ireson and Jason Jude.
Cotgrave suffered their fourth home defeat on the trot, going down 3-2 to Gedling Southbank. Thomas Jeffries (2) and Reiss Coy netted for Gedling, Lee Potts and Okon Bassey for Cotgrave.
Calverton Miners Welfare round out the teams on 32 points, they won 3-1 at Magdala Amateurs with goals from Barry Payne, George Scrivener and substitute Lewis Wheelhouse. Neil Morgan with The Budgies’ reply.
On Friday night Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC and Ruddington Village shared the points in a 3-3 draw.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion took a 3-0 lead, through Martin McDonagh (2) and Joshua Broad, at home to Selston Reserves. Luke Wigley struck twice for the visitors but they couldn’t find a third in order to take anything from the game.
Keyworth United Reserves kept pace in second with a 4-3 win at Awsworth Villa Reserves. Scott Litchfield bagged a brace for the visitors. Bradley Woodcock scored two for Southwell City Reserves in their 3-1 win over third placed Kirton Brickworks.
Ravenshead ran out 6-2 winners at Ruddington Village Reserves thanks to Tyler Lambert’s fourth hat-trick of the season, a double from debutant Daniel Fisher and a Sean Creer-Thornton strike.
Thomas Teer scored two for AFC Bridgford and Daniel Bircumshaw two for Ashland Rovers as the sides shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw. A solitary Anton Daniels effort in the first half saw Real Community past Wollaton Reserves 1-0.
Beeston Rylands and Stapleford Town were both in Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup action nd enjoyed differing fortunes. Beeston went out 7-0 to Polonia Nottingham United whereas a Junior Rodriguez double helped Stapleford overcome Old Elizabethans 6-2.
In Division Two, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers overran Underwood Villa Reserves 9-0, including a Markell Bailey hat-trick, while Curtis James was also on target three times as Burton Joyce saw off Greyhounders 7-0.
Second placed Bridgford United remain two points behind the leaders following a 3-0 win over Gedling Southbank Reserves. Southwell City Development won 3-2 at Newark Flowserve Reserves to draw level on points with their opponents.
Sneinton Town beat Keyworth United Development 3-0 and Barrowby edged past Magdala Amateurs Reserves 3-2.
Bingham Town Reserves saw off Kirton Brickworks 2-0 and Jordan Sharpe netted four for AFC Clifton as they won 5-1 at Welbeck Lions Reserves.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve will attempt to preserve their 100% record as they welcome Underwood Villa to Hawton Lane. The visitors will be without the suspended Adam Bibby following his sending off in his side’s loss at Calverton Miners Welfare last week.
Second-placed Awsworth Villa gave Newark a scare in the first half last week before eventually going down 2-0. They will look to bounce back as they head to Harvey Hadden Stadium to play Bilborough Town.
Wollaton are back in action at the WSA, following a couple of postponements, with AFC Dunkirk the visitors. The home side will be without the suspended Ryan Tinsley.
Oliver Clarke comes into the Calverton squad, looking to make his fourth appearance of the season, as his side head to Roko to face Magdala Amateurs. Also added to the squad are Dane Bennett and Jason Hodson, with Harry Simpson and Liam Deane missing out.
After shipping seven in defeat to Awsworth at the end of November FC Cavaliers have only conceded one goal in their four league games since, remaining unbeaten during that time. Bingham Town will be trying to breach that miserly defence as they make the trip to The Forest.
Southwell City have lost by only the odd goal in each of their last three outings. They will attempt to get back to winning ways as they visit The Strand to take on bottom club Attenborough.
Cotgrave’s Woodview home hasn’t been a happy hunting ground of late as they haven’t won there since mid-November. They will look to make amends with Gedling Southbank the visitors.
Basford United Community host Sandiacre Town at Greenwich Avenue.
After a convincing defeat of Cotgrave last week, that ended a five match winless run in the league for Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC, they welcome Ruddington Village, one point and one place above them in the table, to The Stag Ground on Friday night.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion, having won their last two without conceding, will try and take that form into their match with Selston Reserves at Hollinwood Lane.
Ravenshead travel to Elms Park to play Ruddington Village Reserves without George Hadfield through work commitments, but Mark Smallwood is nearing a return and there could also be a place for the returning Tom Hubbard and a debut for Dan Fisher.
Division Two leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers are at home at Eagle Valley against Underwood Villa Reserves while Bridgford United have Ash Barrett and Mario Lopez back in the side as Gedling Southbank Reserves visit Lenton Lane.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League, Newark Flowserve began the new year as they finished the last as they defeated Awsworth Villa 2-0, making it 18 wins from 18. Villa had a host of chances in the first half but were unable to capitalise. Their profligacy was punished after the break as Elliot King and Daryl Price ensured Newark maintained their 100% record.
FC Cavaliers are up to third, level on points with Awsworth, after they came away from Southwell City with a 1-0 win thanks to Ako Abdullah.
Cotgrave have slipped to sixth as they went down 4-1 at home to Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Their first league win since September was sealed by Adam Hassall (2), Corey Cresswell and Wes Henry.
Kimberley were unable to move up the table, though, as Ruddington Village also won, 4-0 against Gedling Southbank. Benjamin Roel, Craig McMorran, Kaiden Burke-Campbell and Jake Johnson-Foster with Rudd’s goals.
Calverton Miners Welfare saw off Underwood Villa 6-0 with Mason Bramwell (2), David Corder, Adam Limb, Harry Simpson and Matthew Newton all on target.
There were also six goals in the match between Sandiacre Town and Magdala Amateurs however it was a much more even affair as it ended 3-3. Magdala were 2-0 up inside a quarter of an hour thanks to a Gareth Bentley brace but Blaise Duruaku reduced the arrears midway through the first half. Charlie Goodwin then headed the equaliser on 65 minutes before The Budgies squandered a chance to retake the lead as they missed a penalty. With less than 10 minutes remaining Robson Grey put the hosts ahead for the first time then, just as it was looking like Sandiacre had snatched the win, Fionn Coffey was on hand to ensure a share of the spoils for Magdala.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion consolidated their position with a 3-0 home win against Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Ryan Fowler (2) and Martin McDonagh did the damage for Albion.
Kirton Brickworks and Ruddington Village Reserves shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
Division Two leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers were in Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup action where they overran AFC Top Valley 10-0, including five goals for Markell Bailey. In an all-NSL tie, Newark Flowserve Reserves edged past Bingham Town Reserves 4-3.
In the league, in Division Two, Gedling Southbank Reserves saw off Kirton Brickworks 5-1, Southwell City Development overcame AFC Clifton 5-2 and Sneinton Town and Barrowby drew 3-3.
In the NSL Junior Cup, Keyworth United Development knocked out Greyhounders 4-1, including a brace for John Denty.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve will be looking to start the new year the way they ended the last as they entertain second-placed Awsworth Villa at Hawton Lane. Newark have an 18 point lead over their nearest rivals by virtue of having won all 17 of their league matches so far.
Third placed Southwell City host FC Cavaliers at the War Memorial Ground, hoping to get back to winning ways following their home reverse to Calverton Miners Welfare last time out.
Calvo’s top scorer, Sam Buckle, returns to the squad that beat Southwell as they host Underwood Villa at Hollinwood Lane.
Bottom club Attenborough have won on their last two outings, they will look to take that form into the match at The Strand with Wollaton who, by contrast, have lost their last two.
Two other clubs enjoying contrasting fortunes at present are Bilborough Town and Bingham Town, who meet at Harvey Hadden Stadium. Bingham are unbeaten since mid-November whereas Bilborough last picked up all three points at the end of October.
Cotgrave’s first game since mid-December sees them entertain Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC at Woodview.
Sandiacre Town welcome Magdala Amateurs to St Giles and Gedling Southbank make the trip to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion are back in action for the first time since mid-December as they host Mansfield Hosiery Mills at Hollinwood Lane. Mansfield will include up to four new signings in their squad.
Ravenshead include new signing Dan Fisher and possibly one more new signing as they travel to Leyton Crescent to play Beeston Rylands. George Hadfield, Mark Smallwood, Simon Murray and Ash Martin are out for the Ravens however, but Tyler Lambert and Chris Bovey return to the side.
In Division Two, second placed Bridgford United will attempt to take of advantage of leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers being in Notts FA Junior Cup action away at AFC Top Valley, as they entertain bottom club Nottingham City at Lenton Lane. Bridgford will have both Kory Simms and Liam Moore in action again after they both featured last Saturday following a few weeks off through injury.