In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division Awsworth Villa moved to within four points of leaders Bilborough Town, with two games in hand, with a 1-0 win over Sandiacre Town. A Ryan Whitehurst effort separated the sides.
Bingham Town brought AFC Dunkirk’s 14 game unbeaten run to an end in fine style as they came from behind to run out 4-1 winners. Sam Harbottle took Dunkirk in at the break one up but Tom Spencer, Jonathan Morley, Matt Snelgrove and an own goal took the points for Bingham.
Magdala Amateurs were also 4-1 winners – against Newark Flowserve. An own goal put The Budgies ahead inside the first five minutes before Tom Groves doubled the advantage from distance. Callum Barnes pulled one back for Newark but later would leave the field with a nasty knee injury. Fionn Coffey and Neil Morgan sealed the points for Magdala.
Attenborough and Real United drew 1-1. James Knight netted for Boro, Owen Brown for Real, who had Alex Ford sent off.
In the Senior Cup quarter finals Clifton All Whites edged past Wollaton 3-2. Connor Hardy put Clifton ahead before the break and Niall O’Rafferty doubled the lead from the penalty spot in the second half. Despite being reduced to 10 men, Wollaton pulled one back through Jake Fisher but Corbi Brown restored the All Whites’ two goal cushion. A Jay Knight free-kick for Wollaton made for a tense finish.
It took extra-time for Cotgrave to knock out Aston United, eventually prevailing 4-2.
In Division One, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves narrowed the gap to leaders Calverton Miners Welfare to four points with a 5-2 victory against AFC Clifton. The Kimberley goals came from Kyle Wrenn (2), Ian Shepherd, Alex Neilson and substitute Liam Honeyman.
Just two points separate the next four sides. Wollaton Reserves moved up to third with 3-1 win at Birchover Park and Gedling Southbank kept pace with them by edging past Southwell City Reserves 4-3, dropping Southwell to sixth in the process.
Kirton Brickworks slipped to fifth after going down 2-1 at home to Bilborough United.
Ashland Rovers were 4-0 winners at Ruddington Village Reserves and Awsworth Villa Reserves came away from AFC Bridgford with a 2-0 win.
In Division Two, leaders Team DNF maintained their six point lead with a 4-1 victory over Underwood Villa Reserves. Second placed Rabenshead won by a similar scoreline against Basford United Community Reserves.
Greyhounders drew 1-1 with Selston Reserves and it was also honours even between the division’s bottom two sides, Bingham Town Reserves and Radcliffe Olympic Reserves, drawing 2-2.
Aslockton Cranmers won 2-0 at Bilsthorpe Reserves and West Bridgford AFC won their fourth match on the trot – 3-2 against Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League the Senior Cup has reached the quarter-final stage. The last lower division side, Ravenshead, got knocked out in midweek by Newark Flowserve leaving three all-Premier Division ties. Two of the top four sides face off at the WSA as Wollaton entertain Clifton All Whites, in a mid-table clash Cotgrave welcome Aston United to Woodview while, towards the lower end of the table, Nottingham Trent University host FC Cavaliers at Clifton Campus.
In the Premier Division, second-placed Awsworth Villa will attempt to take advantage of leaders Bilborough Town not being in action as they welcome Sandiacre Town, who have netted six in two of their last three games, to The Shilo.
AFC Dunkirk are looking to extend their 14 game unbeaten run as they travel to Butt Field to face Bingham Town.
Basford United Community struck seven in making it to the Notts FA Intermediate Cup final in their last outing. They will try and emulate the feat as they play Underwood Villa at Bracken Park.
Fresh from their Senior Cup quarter-final win, Newark Flowserve head to Roko to play a Magdala Amateurs side that came from behind twice to secure a draw with the league leaders last time out.
Attenborough will attempt to arrest a four game losing run when they welcome Real United to The Strand.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Magdala Amateurs pegged back leaders Bilborough Town twice to earn a 2-2 draw. Connor Croft put Town ahead but the home side drew level before the break through Neil Morgan. Croft then volleyed the table toppers ahead again in the second half only for Thomas Groves to ensure the points were shared. Bilborough are now seen points clear but second-placed Awsworth Villa, whose game was postponed, have three games in hand.
Clifton All Whites missed out on the opportunity to make up ground on the top two after Jack Reid put them ahead at home to Cotgrave but the visitors struck back to win 2-1.
Wollton are now level on points with Clifton after they saw off Aston United 5-0. Jay Knight bagged a brace, followed by goals from Jake Fisher, Daniel Chadwick and Liam Towle.
AFC Dunkirk also won 5-0, at home to Attenborough. Jordan Crossman opened the scoring, with his first goal for the club, Sam Harbottle struck from distance before Tim Berridge tapped in the third and grabbed the fourth on the stroke of half time. McKenna Parton rounded out the win 10 minutes into the second period.
For the second time in three weeks Sandiacre Town struck six against Newark Flowserve after they followed up their 6-3 win at the end of January with a 6-1 victory this time. The goals were shared between Liam Bagguley, Sam Dilks, Daniel Harries, Travis Comery, Bradley Mellors and Charlie Goodwin. Callum Barnes got Newark’s consolation.
FC Cavaliers edged past Bingham Town 1-0 with a second half goal from Blessing Adeleye.
On Friday evening Basford United Community booked their place in the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup Final with a 7-2 win over Hucknall Town Reserves. Basford will face fellow NSL side AFC Dunkirk in the final.
In Division One, Calverton Miners Welfare maintained their seven point lead after they beat Ashland Rovers 4-2 for the second time in three weeks. Calvo’s scorers were also the same – Ryan Easom, Sam Buckle and Dane Bennett – but it was Bennett that got the brace this time.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves kept pace in second with a 5-2 win over Southwell City Reserves. Matt Clowes was on target four times alongside an Adam Thomas effort for Kimberley, Oliver Clarke got both of Southwell’s replies.
That slip by Southwell allowed Kirton Brickworks to move up to third with a 2-1 win at home to Keyworth United Reserves. Arron Darch and Ryan Keeley netted for The Brickies in a game that saw Jamie Birch make his 250th appearance for the club. Keyworth benefitted from an own goal.
Ruddington Village Reserves won 4-0 at Bilborough United with goals from Jordan Richardson (2), Ashley Phillips and Ross Cochrane-Smith.
AFC Bridgford drew 1-1 with Birchover Park; James Hall notched for Bridgford, Kyle Slate for Birchover.
In the NSL Junior Cup quarter finals West Bridgford AFC saw off higher division opposition in the form of Wollaton Reserves, running out 3-1 winners. There wasn’t an upset in the other tie that beat the weather, however, as Awsworth Villa Reserves beat Bilsthorpe Reserves 3-1.
In Division Two, leaders Team DNF continued their push for promotion with a 3-1 win over Basford United Community Reserves, while Underwood Villa Reserves won 5-0 at Radcliffe Olympic Reserves.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Bilborough Town welcome Matthew Hayes back after suspension for the trip to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs. New signing Grant Walton is also in contention but Tarik Nadif is out for the season.
Second placed Awsworth Villa are also on the road, at Elms Park facing Ruddington Village. Awsworth are unbeaten in the league since early December.
Clifton All Whites will look to keep up the pressure on the top two as they welcome Cotgrave to the Norman Archer Memorial Ground.
Aston United will attempt to play only their second game this year, following a series of postonements, as they travel to the WSA to take on Wollaton.
AFC Dunkirk, unbeaten since the end of October, entertain Attenborough, who are battling at the wrong end of the table, at the Ron Steel Sports Ground. Boro’s last four games have seen a total of 29 goals scored.
Newark Flowserve recorded their first win under their new management team last time out, they head to St Giles to take on Sandiacre Town.
Bingham Town host FC Cavaliers at Butt Field and Underwood Villa welcome Nottingham Trent University to Bracken Park.
The first Premier Division side in action, however, are Basford United Community as they take on Hucknall Town Reserves in the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup semi-final at Greenwich Avenue on Friday evening.
In Division One, leaders Calverton Miners Welfare host Ashland Rovers at Hollinwood Lane. Calvo were 4-2 winners in the reverse fixture at the end of January.
In Division Two, Ravenshead have all three Martin brothers, Adam, Ashley and Bradley, available and pushing for starts as they make the short trip to The Fieldings to play Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Tom Vaughan is definitely missing, however.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders Bilborough Town opened up a six point gap at the top of the table after they came from behind to win away at Sandiacre Town. Brad Mellors put the hosts ahead inside the first minute and The Saints maintained the lead through to half time. Bilborough equalised just after the restart through Jake Kane but they were on level terms for less than 10 minutes as Rory Green put Sandiacre back ahead. Ultimately a quick fire double from Ricky Law and Jack Nicholson sealed the points for the table toppers.
AFC Dunkirk saw off FC Cavaliers 2-0 despite finishing the game with only nine men. Tim Berridge opened the scoring after five minutes when he fired home a Jordan Alls cross then he doubled his and Dunkirk’s tally immediately after the break, this time Sam Harbottle was the provider. With just over 20 minutes remaining Dunkirk were reduced to nine players, as both McKenna Parton and Pierce Bird received their marching orders after they picked up two yellow cards, but the visitors held on for the win.
Basford United Community were 2-0 winners over Bingham Town on Friday evening after Jack Duffy netted in each half.
Newark Flowserve got their first victory since their new management team took over early in 2017 as they defeated Unity 3-0. Chris Self struck either side of half time and Tom Potts added the third.
Cotgrave and Wollaton shared 10 goals at Woodview with Jake Fisher (2), Joe Branston, Sam Rothwell and Ryan Bowen all on target for Wollo.
In Division One, Wollaton Reserves were reduced to 10 men after only 10 minutes at home to Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves but then managed to take the lead through Ant Fragola. They nearly held out for the win but an injury time equaliser from Alex Neilson ensured the points were shared.
Gedling Southbank were 3-1 winners at Bilborough United thanks to James Needham (2) and Patrick Grey. Roland Tomlinson replied for United.
Luke Burrell and Max Pembleton gave Keyworth United Reserves a 2-1 win over AFC Bridgford. Junaid Kayani was Bridgford’s scorer.
Only one game survived the weather in Division Two as Basford United Community Reserves beat Aslockton Cranmers 2-0.
Action in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division gets underway on Friday evening as Basford United Community entertain Bingham Town at Greenwich Avenue. Basford are looking for their first league win in 2017 but did book a place in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup semi-final with an extra-time victory over Nottingham Trent University last weekend.
On Saturday, leaders Bilborough Town hope to include new signing Grant Walton for the trip to St Giles to face Sandiacre Town. Bilborough will be without Tarik Nadif, however, who suffered a season ending injury last weekend, joining Tommy Street on the treatment table.
Clifton All Whites welcome Ruddington Village to the Norman Archer Memorial Ground knowing that a draw or better will see them move into second in the table at the expense of Awsworth Villa, who are without a game.
Wollaton visit Woodview to play Cotgrave. Wollaton struck seven goals last time out while Cotgrave netted eight.
AFC Dunkirk, after progressing to the Notts FA Intermediate Cup final last weekend, return to league action with a trip to the Forest Recreation Ground to face FC Cavaliers.
Attenborough, struggling at the wrong end of the table, host Real United at The Strand.
Aston United have suffered a number of recent postponements, they will attempt to play their second match this year as they welcome Nottingham Trent University to the New Manor Ground.
Newark Flowserve entertain bottom club Unity at Hawton Lane while Magdala Amateurs travel to Bracken Park to take on Underwood Villa.
In Division One, leaders Calverton Miners Welfare add Jack Harris, Calum Moss and Adam Limb to the squad that beat Ashland Rovers for their visit to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village Reserves. Corey Ashley misses out.
In Division Two, Team DNF, in top spot, host third placed Selston Reserves at Clifton Campus.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division the most anticipated game of the weekend was between the top two sides – Bilborough Town and Awsworth Villa. With Awsworth in the lead thanks to a Shaw Hutchinson penalty the game unfortunately had to be abandoned midway through the first half owing to a serious injury to Bilborough’s Tarik Nadif. It was later confirmed that Nadif had a broken tibia and dislocated ankle.
Clifton All Whites overturned a half-time deficit to beat Bingham Town 3-1. Scott Buckberry put Bingham ahead but Corbi Brown levelled matters against his former club before Rob Gill and a Ben Clarke free kick secured the points for Clifton.
Both Ryan Bowen and Sam Rothwell bagged braces in Wollaton’s 7-2 win over Attenborough. Daniel Chadwick, Macauley Barber and Jake Fisher were also on the scoresheet for Wollaton; Daniel Clark and Alistair West for Boro.
Cotgrave broke their alternating win-loss pattern, that had stretched back to the end of November, in fine style as they ran out 8-0 winners over Underwood Villa. Lee Potts struck five, Gethyn Tustin two and Joseph Hegarty one in the rout.
Magdala Amateurs were 2-1 up against the ten men of Real United with only six minutes remaining but contrived to lose 5-2. Jourdan Blair netted a hat-trick and Alex Cook two to turn the game around for Real who had had Jack Upton sent off.
Ruddington Village won 3-0 against Newark Flowserve with goals from Fraser Cannon-Brownlie (2) and Michael Leslie.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup AFC Dunkirk made it to the final with a 4-3 win at Sherwood Colliery Reserves while, in an all-NSL quarter-final, Basford United Community edged out Nottingham Trent University 2-1 after extra-time, having been behind for much of the game.
In Division One, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves had a Jack Buckland own goal to thank for their 1-0 win against Birchover Park.
Keyworth United Reserves have now won three in a row, overcoming Gedling Southbank 2-1. AFC Bridgford and Ruddington Village Reserves drew 2-2.
The final of the Nottinghamshire FA Junior was guaranteed to be an all-NSL affair as the league provided all four semi-finalists but we now know who will contest the final. Awsworth Villa Reserves held on with ten men to beat Southwell City Reserves 2-1 while Mansfield Hosiery Mills knocked out Bilborough United, from the division above them, 4-1.
In Division Two, both of the top two teams won as Team DNF defeated Bilsthorpe Reserves 6-4 and Ravenshead won 7-0 at Underwood Villa Reserves.
Aslockton Cranmers made it into the final of the Nottinghamshire FA Minor Cup with a 4-2 extra-time win over Wollaton IV.