In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve were pushed all the way by Cotgrave but ultimately a solitary Sam Agar strike midway through the first half preserved their 100% record.
It took 80 minutes for Awsworth Villa to break the deadlock at home against a dogged Ruddington Village. John and Ryan Whitehurst secured a 2-0 win in the end. Zibusiso Sibanda and Mustapha John helped FC Cavaliers win by a similar scoreline at home to Underwood Villa.
Bingham Town are up to fifth following a 2-0 win at Calverton Miners Welfare with goals from Tom Spencer and Mike Jepps. Wollaton came from behind to defeat Bilborough Town 3-1. Joel Isaacs put Bilborough ahead on his second appearance for the side but Wollo struck back through Jake Fisher, Kasey Fisher and Reece Campbell.
Gedling Southbank took the lead through top scorer Tom Jeffries away at Basford United Community but the hosts took control as a Gideon Boateng brace and goals from Michael Uzoka and Ezra Kitungano saw them to a 4-1 win.
There was a similar turn of events at Attenborough where Brett Soiza put AFC Dunkirk ahead only for Jason Jude, Mark Green, Adam Martin and an own goal to seal the points for Boro.
A Charlie Goodwin double and one from substitute Frazer Davis saw Sandiacre Town past Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC 3-0.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion suffered only their second league defeat of the season as they went down 2-0 at home to Kirton Brickworks. Lee Wareham and Jamie Tryner netted for the Brickies.
Second-placed Keyworth United Reserves performed a remarkable comeback at Wollaton Reserves. The hosts went 4-0 up with all four coming from Dominic Brown but, despite being reduced to ten men, Keyworth struck back through Scott Litchfield (2), Joseph Hegarty and Daniel Hough, the last coming with only three minutes remaining, to take a share of the spoils.
Ashland Rovers are now only a point behind Keyworth in third after they won 3-0 at Southwell City Reserves thanks to Ryan Martin, Adam Mellors and, with his first goal for the club, Andy Bancroft.
With at least five games in hand on the four teams above them Stapleford Town will be feeling confident following a 5-0 win over AFC Bridgford. Mitchell Robinson (2), Junior Rodriguez, Kyle Waddell and Michael Robb were the scorers.
Tyler Lambert grabbed a brace for Ravenshead in their 3-1 win over Real Community and Jordan Black netted twice for Selston Reserves as they overcame Awsworth Villa Reserves 3-2. Ruddington Village Reserves won 2-1 at home to Beeston Rylands.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers are back on top of Division Two after they won 6-0 at Keyworth United Development while former leaders Bridgford United could only draw 1-1 at Bingham Town Reserves, salvaging a point with a late penalty.
Newark Flowserve Reserves stay fourth following a 4-0 win at Magdala Amateurs Reserves. Barrowby, in fifth, obliterated Nottingham City 15-0 including four goals for Robert Lee and hat-tricks for both Jacob Walledge and Luke Abel.
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In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve host a Cotgrave side who won for the first time in seven attempts last time out. Newark are looking to maintain their 100% record and claim their 22nd win of the season.
Bilborough Town continue their recruitment. Joel Isaacs, who made his debut Bilborough’s midweek loss to Bingham Town, and Ricky Law, who returned after a three month layoff, will be joined by Conor Carter and Matthew Stone in the squad to face Wollaton at the Harvey Hadden Stadium. The visitors are in buoyant mood after winning 7-1 at Underwood Villa last weekend.
Second placed Awsworth Villa go in search of a fifth successive victory as they welcome Ruddington Village to Elms Park while third placed FC Cavaliers will want to bounce back from defeat to Awsworth a fortnight ago as they entertain Underwood at the Forest Sports Zone.
Calverton Miners Welfare will be trying to break into the top three with Bingham the visitors to Hollinwood Lane. Calvo have a number of players returning to the squad that edged past Gedling Southbank, including Adam Limb, Mason Bramwell, Jamie Humphries and Alex Clarson.
Basford United Community host Gedling at Greenwich Avenue and Sandiacre Town welcome Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC to St Giles.
Attenborough get back to league action following their Notts FA Intermediate Cup semi-final defeat as they entertain AFC Dunkirk at The Strand.
In Division One, Ravenshead must recover after their first defeat of the calendar year against leaders Netherfield Albion as they host Real Community at Cornwater. Dan Fisher is hoping to be fit for the Ravens, along with Mark White, while Luke Williams is definitely back. Callum Marks is also nearing a return.
AFC Bridgford are back in action with a full squad against Stapleford Town at Hickings Lane this weekend. Captain Kane Wilson's men are looking to arrest a run of three straight defeats as Bridgford search for their first points since in just over a month. Long term absentees Will Ranford and Liam Wilson are back available for selection.
In Division Two, leaders Bridgford United are back in league action and travel to Butt Lane to face Bingham Town Reserves with Rickey Jouhal, Jourdan Blair and Kory Simms all returning to the squad.
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In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Wollaton ended a run of six straight defeats in fine style as they won 7-1 at Underwood Villa. Jake Fisher struck five in the win to take his tally to 41 goals for the season.
A solitary second half Jason Hodson strike was sufficient to see Calverton Miners Welfare past Gedling Southbank, who had Aidan Johnsey sent off, 1-0, while Bassey Okon grabbed both for Cotgrave as they beat bottom club Kimberley Miners Welfare 2-0.
Ruddington Village and Southwell City played out an entertaining 3-3 draw. Ruddington went into a 2-0 lead within 20 minutes but were then reduced to ten men. Calum Law pulled one back for Southwell in the first half and William Stocks restored parity soon after the break. After the hosts went in front once again Daniel Gleeson equalised to make it a point each although Southwell narrowly missed taking all three with the last kick of the game.
Sandiacre Town won 3-0 at Bilborough Town with the goals shared between Steven Bonel, Charlie Goodwin and Perry McGrath, and Bingham Town and Magdala Amateurs drew 1-1.
Attenborough finally managed to play their Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup semi-final at Sherwood Colliery Reserves. Despite their hosts being reduced to ten men Danny Beardsley and Nick Knight goals weren’t enough to see Boro through as they went down 4-2.
In the NSL Senior Cup Basford United Community won 4-1 at Real Community in their quarter-final.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion were 4-2 winners at Ravenshead and, with Keyworth United Reserves in cup action, Ashland Rovers closed the gap to the top two with a 5-1 win against Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
Stapleford Town edged past Kirton Brickworks 3-2 and Beeston Rylands moved off the bottom of the table with 4-1 defeat of Selston Reserves including a brace for Henry Sainsbury.
In the NSL Junior Cup Division Two’s Burton Joyce sprung a surprise as they were convincing 4-1 winners against Keyworth United Reserves of Division One. Division Two’s to two also made it into the semi-finals as Bridgford United knocked out Keyworth United Development 6-2, including a hat-trick for Nathan Francis, and Woodthorpe Park Rangers beat Gedling Southbank Reserves 8-3 with Adam Forry on target three times.
Welbeck Lions Reserves complete the semi-final line up after they saw off Newark Flowserve Reserves 4-1.
In Division Two there were hat-tricks for both Jaquae Darrell and Dean McClean as Sneinton Town beat Kirton Brickworks Reserves 8-1.
Southwell City Development won 3-0 at Magdala Amateurs Reserves and AFC Clifton edged past Nottingham City 3-2.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Wollaton will have Ryan Krause and Kyle Nutt available again, after missing out last week, as they attempt to arrest a run of six straight defeats. They travel to Bracken Park to face Underwood Villa, who they won against back at the end of November.
After suffering the suffering the agony of a defeat on penalties in the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup last weekend, Calverton Miners Welfare will attempt to bounce back as tenants Gedling Southbank ‘visit’ their landlords at Hollinwood Lane.
Bilborough Town host Sandiacre Town at the Harvey Hadden Stadium but will be without Ellis Williamson through injury. Five other players are also missing but new goalkeeper Chris Helthorp is available, as is their other new signing Matt Wheat.
Second placed Awsworth Villa will be looking to further close the gap to leaders Newark Flowserve as they welcome AFC Dunkirk to The Shilo.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC will hoping to lift themselves off the foot of the table as Cotgrave come calling at The Stag Ground while Ruddington Village, just one point and one place above Kimberley, will try and keep their noses ahead as they welcome Southwell City to Elms Park.
Bingham Town were the team that inflicted that penalty defeat on Calverton, they entertain Magdala Amateurs at Butt Field.
Attenborough will hope to eventually play their serially postponed Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup semi-final at Debdale Park against Sherwood Colliery Reserves while Basford United Community are in NSL Senior Cup action where they visit Real Community of Division One.
In Division One itself, Ravenshead host the league leaders, Netherfield Albion, at Cornwater. The Ravens welcome back Mark Yates, Sean Creer-Thornton, Chris Bovey and Paul Smith to the squad but will be without Mark White and Luke Williams.
Burton Joyce, of Division Two, will be trying to cause an upset in their NSL Junior Cup tie, as they welcome the second-placed team in Division One, Keyworth United Reserves, to The Poplars. Elsewhere in the Junior Cup, Division Two leaders Bridgford United host Keyworth United Development at Clifton Central College while second-placed Woodthorpe Park Rangers travel to Hollinwood Lane to take on Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Newark Flowserve Reserves welcome Welbeck Lions Reserves to Hawton Lane in the remaining quarter-final.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, with leaders Newark Flowserve it was the second and third placed teams, Awsworth Villa and FC Cavaliers respectively, that took centre stage. It was the higher ranked side that came out on top as Rich Hodgman put Awsworth ahead somewhat fortunately with a cross-cum-shot, then Ryan Whitehurst doubled the advantage before the break. Hodgman grabbed his second after the restart to make the final score 3-0.
Gedling Southbank and AFC Dunkirk drew 2-2. Remarkably it was Gedling’s goalkeeper, Dan Cockayne, who opened the scoring as a kick out of his hands found its way into Dunkirk’s net. Lorcan Hickey levelled from the penalty spot but Southbank went ahead once again. George Bosworth ensured a share of the spoils for Dunkirk.
In the NSL Senior Cup quarter-finals Newark Flowserve dispatched Wollaton 7-0 with goals from Daryl Price (2), James Cullingworth, Tyler Martin, Sol Miller, Elliott King and Jack Beckett.
Bingham Town had to come from behind to knock out Division One Ashland Rovers 2-1. Lee Townsend put Rovers ahead but Tom Spencer equalised on the stroke of half time. Ed Hodgson sealed the tie in the second period.
It will be an all-NSL final in the Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup as Woodthorpe Park Rangers edged past Polonia Nottingham United 2-1 with goals from Darren Oldham and Adam Forry while Stapleford Town defeated Newark Flowserve Reserves 6-3. There was a brace for both Mitchell Robinson and Junior Rodriguez alongside Michael Robb and Benjamin Smedley strikes. Harry Mills (2) and Curtis Price replied for Newark.
In Division One, Mark Smallwood scored twice for Ravenshead in their 5-2 win at Southwell City Reserves. Lee Bowler and Ben Smith gave Kirton Brickworks a 2-0 win at AFC Bridgford.
Luke Greaves scored a hat-trick for Mansfield Hosiery Mills and Aswaan Allen a hat-trick for Real Community as the two sides drew 5-5. Ruddington Village Reserves held out for a 1-0 win against Wollaton Reserves, playing for 35 minutes with ten men.
In Division Two, Southwell City Development closed the gap o the top two with a 7-1 win over Nottingham City while Burton Joyce went down 2-0 at Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
Barrowby edged past Kirton Brickworks Reserves 3-2, Underwood Villa Reserves won 6-2 at Welbeck Lions Reserves and Gedling Southbank Reserves and Bingham Town Reserves drew 3-3.
The Nottinghamshire Senior League are sorry to announce that, following a battle with cancer, former referee Andy Rolph has sadly passed away. Andy was a much loved character who was renowned and respected for his good humour both on and off the pitch and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The league send their thoughts and condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League it is the quarter-final stage of the Senior Cup. Wollaton host runaway league leaders Newark Flowserve at the WSA hoping to avenge the two losses they have suffered in their league encounters. The last of those was three weeks ago where Wollaton were the first team to have taken a lead against Newark since the end of August. Sam Agar, James Cullingworth and Lee Potts have been added to the visitors’ squad since that match.
After making into the Notts FA Intermediate Cup final last week, at Calverton Miners Welfare’s expense, Bingham Town hope for similar success as they welcome First Division Ashland Rovers to Butt Field. Underwood Villa and Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC will be looking for respite from their league struggles as they meet at Bracken Park.
Attenborough will be hoping to emulate Bingham in their Notts FA Intermediate Cup semi-final, postponed from last week, at Sherwood Colliery Reserves’ Debdale Park.
In the Premier Division it’s third versus second as FC Cavaliers entertain Awsworth Villa at the Forest Sports Zone.
Bilborough Town will be looking to kick start their season having made a few experienced signings as they welcome Cotgrave to the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
Basford United Community will be trying to bounce back from defeats in their last two outings as they head to St Giles to take on Sandiacre Town and AFC Dunkirk make the trip to Hollinwood Lane to face Gedling Southbank.
In Division One, AFC Bridgford welcome back first choice goalkeeper Adam Bass for the clash against Kirton Brickworks. The squad will be looking to arrest a string of previous defeats against the team from NG22 as they host at Gresham Park. Captain Kane Wilson is keen to turn performances in to points following last week’s narrow loss to Awsworth Villa Reserves.
Raveshead have a number of absentees as they travel to the War Memorial Ground to take on Southwell City Reserves. Chris Bovey, Paul Smith and Dan Phillips are all away whilst Luke Williams is definitely out injured and Mark White is rated 50/50. David Gibson is in line for a debut and a new signing could return to the club prior to the game.
In an all-NSL Notts FA Junior Cup tie Stapleford Town entertain Newark Flowserve Reserves at Greenwich Avenue, Basford, while Woodthorpe Park Rangers travel to Manton Colliery to face Polonia Nottingham United.
Only one match in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division survived the weather with leaders Newark Flowserve preserving their 100% record, making it 21 wins from 21 as they beat Basford United Community 2-0. Jamie Lloyd headed home and Sam Agar converted a Daryl Price cross.
Two other Premier Division sides were in action though as Calverton Miners Welfare and Bingham Town contested the Notts FA Intermediate Cup semi-final. In a thrilling tie, Calverton took the lead just before half time but Tom Spencer managed to equalise immediately to make it 1-1 at the break. Calverton then must have thought they had won it when they retook the lead on 85 minutes but Mike Jepps had other ideas and the match went to extra-time at 2-2. Ed Hodgson put Bingham ahead for the first time in the second period of extra-time only for his side to concede penalty soon after but Harry Haywood inn the Town goal saved the ensuing kick. That wasn’t the end of the drama, though, as George Scrivener for Calvo and Jepps for Bingham were sent off on 115 minutes following an altercation, then with two minutes left, Calverton levelled to take the tie to penalties. It took eight penalties apiece before the sides could be separated with Bingham winning it 7-6. Dane Bennett, Adam Limb and Mathew Newton were the Welfare scorers.
In Division One, a Kurt Savage strike gave Awsworth Villa a 1-0 win at AFC Bridgford while a Lee Townsend hat-trick helped Ashland Rovers beat Real Community 3-1, Aswaan Allen the Real scorer.
In Division Two, leaders Bridgford United went down 3-2 at Barrowby. Robert Lee put the home side two up only for Bridgford to get themselves back into it through Christopher Papp and Rikki Robinson. With 20 minutes remaining Lee almost completed his hat-trick but his shot truck the bar and Daniel Taggart tucked home the rebound.
A Connor Brindley brace helped AFC Clifton on their way to a 4-0 win over Kirton Brickworks Reserves. Jake Bell and Sam Sheffield were also on target.
Keyworth United Development beat Nottingham City 5-1 with the goals shared between Jack Bowler, Jack Phoenix, John Denty, James Blanchard and Korrey McLaren. Glodi Bange with City’s consolation.
Thomas Jeffries scored four and Kian Leavesley 3 in Gedling Southbank’s 8-4 win at Welbeck Lions Reserves. Luke Pickard also netted.