In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Adam Hassell reached the 30 goal mark for the season as his hat-trick helped Premier Division leaders Stapleford Town to a 7-1 home win against Radcliffe Olympic. Emmett Edwards’ brace and goals from Benjamin Smedley and Mitchell Robinson also contributed to the scoreline, after Callum Thorpe had given the visitors an early lead.
Awsworth Villa consolidated second place with a 5-0 win at Gedling Southbank thanks to two goals apiece for Jake and Kasey Fisher and one from Daniel Towle.
Bingham Town are up to third after they came away from AFC Dunkirk with a 4-3 win. Town’s goals were shared between Mike Jepps, Tom Spencer, Jay Archer and Michael Carpenter. George Harrison converted a penalty alongside a Brett Soiza brace for Dunkirk.
Southwell City slip to fourth after they could only draw with FC Cavaliers on Friday night. Anthony Brown opened the scoring for City but Kamar Davis ensured it was honours even.
Joshua Stevenson was on target twice for Wollaton as his side edged past Keyworth United 3-2. Matthew Eastwood also netted for the home side; Cameron Gray and Scott Litchfield replied for Keyworth.
Shea Gough put Bilborough Town ahead away at Aslockton & Orston but Julian Joachim restored parity. With time running out Cardell Labban struck to make it 2-1 to Bilborough, securing the three points.
In an eventful match at Calverton Miners Welfare, Attenborough fell behind to a Barry Payne goal. Mark Green and Elliott Pitt then put Boro 2-1 up but Green also received his marching orders. Alex Clarson was dismissed for two cautionable offences for Calvo before Dane Bennett grabbed a last minute equaliser.
Sandiacre Town and Magdala Amateurs also drew 2-2.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers continued their dominance with a hard fought 2-0 win at Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Both Brent Horton and Adam Martin scored twice as second-placed Ravenshead beat Kirton Brickworks 5-0.
Kyle Pemberton bagged a brace for Bridgford United in their 3-0 win at Awsworth Villa Reserves while Gary Harris struck a hat-trick for Bestwood Miners Welfare as they saw off Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 6-2.
Joshua Dixon netted twice for AFC Bridgford in their 4-0 win over Selston Reserves and Ruddington Village edged past Radford Reserves 1-0.
In an all-NSL Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy tie Burton Joyce knocked out Beeston 3-0 with two goals from Ricky Gardner and one from Bradley Woodcock.
In Division Two, Newark Flowserve Reserves are up to second on goal difference, breaking the 100 goal barrier in the process, as they won 5-2 at Bingham Town Reserves. A Preston Robinson brace saw Clifton All Whites Development past Barrowby 2-1.
Ravenshead Reserves beat Elston United 3-1 and Sneinton Town won by a similar scoreline at Nottingham Community.
The last two places in the NSL Junior Cup semi-finals were decided as Ruddington Village Reserves won 3-0 at AFC Clifton and Keyworth United Development knocked out Stapleford Town Reserves 5-3.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City have a chance to reclaim second place in the Premier Division, albeit possibly for less than 24 hours, as they entertain FC Cavaliers on Friday night at the War Memorial Ground.
On Saturday, having notched their first win since early November last week, Radcliffe Olympic will have their work cut out to make it back-to-back victories as they travel to Hickings Lane to face leaders Stapleford Town. Awsworth Villa, who leapfrogged Southwell into second by beating them 3-0 last time out, head to Eagle Valley to play bottom club Gedling Southbank.
Bingham Town will be looking to break into the top four, having lost only once in their last 18 outings, as they visit the Ron Steel Sports Ground to take on AFC Dunkirk. Sandwiched between Bingham and Dunkirk in the table are Keyworth United, who face Wollaton at the WSA.
Aslockton & Orston entertain Bilborough Town at Spa Lane, Sandiacre Town host Magdala Amateurs at St Giles.
Calverton Miners Welfare bring Lewis Wheelhouse and Jack Harrison back into the squad that lost to Radcliffe for the visit of Attenborough to Hollinwood Lane.
In Division One, Mansfield Hosiery Mills welcome leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers to The Fieldings.
Ravenshead host Kirton Brickworks at Cornwater and have skipper Josh Broad available again after he missed last Friday’s victory due to being stranded at Glasgow Airport due to a cancelled flight. Alex Faulconbridge serves the final game of a three match ban.
Bridgford United travel to The Shilo to play Awsworth Villa Reserves with Santos Farrell returning but still faced with other key injuries and suspensions. They will be aiming to keep up the pressure on the top three with having up to six games in hand on the teams above.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley will look to increase their lead over Ruddington Village Reserves at the top of the table as they travel to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs. Ruddington are in NSL Junior Cup quarter-final action at Gresham Sports Park against AFC Clifton.
Also hoping to join Robin Hood Colts and Cotgrave Reserves in the semi-finals are Stapleford Town Reserves and Keyworth United Development, who meet at Hickings Lane.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Stapleford Town opened up a five point gap at the top of the Premier Division with a 2-1 win against Sandiacre Town on Friday night. Jack Upton set the ball rolling for Stapleford and Adam Hassell doubled the advantage from the penalty spot after Benjamin Smedley had been brought down just inside the box. Sandiacre reduced the arrears via the head of Jack Bull not long after the break but they couldn’t quite make it back to level terms.
Awsworth Villa are up to second, leapfrogging their opponents Southwell City in the process, thanks to a 3-0 win with all the goals coming from Jake Fisher.
Villa also moved above Cotgrave, who let a two goal lead slip to lose 3-2 to FC Cavaliers. Lee Potts and Lucus Cotterill had put the home side ahead but a brace from David Kolapo and one from Abdou Cole sealed the points for Cavs.
After their 16 game unbeaten record came to an end in midweek Bingham Town got back to winning ways, overcoming Gedling Southbank 6-2. Tom Spencer grabbed a hat-trick, Mike Jepps two and Jay Archer one for Bingham; Thomas Jeffries and Corey Woodhouse replied for Gedling.
After going two down at AFC Dunkirk, Edwin Towers and James Hallam levelled matters for Aslockton & Orston but it was ultimately in vain as the home side went on to win 4-2. Dunkirk’s goals were scored by George Harrison (2), Neil Thompson and Brett Soiza.
A Paul Ireson hat-trick gave Attenborough a 3-0 half time lead at home to Eastwood CFC Development but the visitors, who had Dalton Stephens sent off, struck back through Greg Conn (2) and Dany Tring to take a share of the spoils.
A goal in each half, from Mathew Daley and Tom Haw, was sufficient to see Magdala Amateurs past Wollaton 2-0.
Having picked up their first point since early November in midweek, manager Chris Bennett, appointed in December, now has his first win under his belt after his charges saw off Calverton Miners Welfare 2-1. Kyle Nicholson and Kieran Wall gave Radcliffe a 2-0 half time lead, Calvo pulled one back through Stephen Cox but Olympic held on for the win.
In Division One, after suffering their first defeat of the season last weekend, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers made amends with a 5-1 win at Selston Reserves, including a brace for Markell Bailey.
Ravenshead held onto second place as they won by a similar scoreline on Friday night against Mansfield Hosiery Mills with a hat-trick from Brent Horton and two from Martin McDonagh.
Samuel Robinson scored two for Southwell City Reserves in their 5-2 victory over Awsworth Villa Reserves but the weekend’s biggest winners were Burton Joyce who dispatched Kimberley Miners Welfare 13-0, including hat-tricks for Mark Faflik, Dean Gent and Nathan Francis.
Liam Honeyman bagged a brace for Bridgford United in their 4-2 win over Kirton Brickworks and Ewan Hill did likewise for Basford United Community in their 5-0 win over Bestwood Miners Welfare.
Beeston beat Wollaton Reserves 5-1 and AFC Bridgford came away from Radford Reserves with a 1-0 victory.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley have opened up a three point lead following their 7-1 win over AFC Clifton while Ruddington Village Reserves went down 3-1 to Keyworth United Development.
Newark Flowserve Reserves are a further three points behind but with two games in hand after they beat Sneinton Town 2-0.
Robin Hood Colts saw off Nottingham Community 3-0 and Barrowby overcame Elston United 2-1.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday night as Premier Division leaders Stapleford Town meet Sandiacre Town at St Giles. It took extra time for Stapleford to overcome Division One Ravenshead in the Senior Cup last weekend and the Reds are also playing under the Friday night lights as they welcome Mansfield Hosiery Mills to Cornwater. Ravenshead should welcome back Dan Phillips and Martin McDonagh to the squad, while Alex Faulconbridge is still suspended and Adam Lewis remains injured. 16 year old Jamie Vaughan impressed last weekend and looks likely to retain his place.
On Saturday in the Premier Division it could be all change from second through to fourth. The positions are currently occupied, in order, by Southwell City on 51 points, Cotgrave on 51 and Awsworth Villa on 50. City and Villa go head-to-head at The Shilo while Cotgrave entertain FC Cavaliers at Woodview.
Bingham Town’s 16 game unbeaten run came to an end in midweek at the hands of Keyworth United. They will look to get back to winning ways as they welcome bottom club Gedling Southbank to Butt Field.
Aslockton & Orston advanced in the cup last weekend by beating Wollaton on penalties. They travel to the Ron Steel Sports Ground where AFC Dunkirk had a convincing win over Calverton Miners Welfare last time out.
Calvo add Jay Hodson to the squad from that defeat as they travel to Wharf Lane to take on Radcliffe Olympic, who were leading 3-0 against Eastwood CFC Development in midweek only to be pegged back to 3-3. Nevertheless it was Radcliffe’s first point since early November.
Eastwood follow up that comeback performance with a trip to The Strand to face Attenborough while Wollaton host Magdala Amateurs at the WSA.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season last time out as they head to the Westwood Recreation Ground to face Selston Reserves.
It was Southwell City Reserves that ended Woodthorpe’s unbeaten run, they welcome Awsworth Villa Reserves to the War Memorial Ground.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley and Ruddington Village Reserves are locked together on 53 points at the top of the table. They host AFC Clifton at Hollinwood Lane and Keyworth United Development at Elms Park respectively.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, there were four closely contested quarter finals in the Senior Cup. The only tie that was resolved in 90 minutes resulted in an upset as Beeston, from Division One, knocked out Premier Division Sandiacre Town 2-1 away from home. Benjamin Knight and Thomas O’Regan put the visitor ahead and although Ellis Read pulled one back it was the lower ranked side that went through.
It took extra time for Premier Division leaders Stapleford Town to overturn a two goal deficit to edge past Ravenshead from the division below. Joe Maguire converted two penalties in the opening half an hour for the Reds, who held the two goal lead right up until the 78th minute when Adam Hassell pulled one back with a header. It wasn’t until stoppage time that Stapleford got back to level terms when Ben Cheatle, making his first appearance of the season, netted an audacious cross-cum-shot. Junior Rodriguez completed the turnaround three minutes into the second period of extra time to keep his side’s double hopes alive.
It also took extra time for Southwell City to see off FC Cavaliers. City took an early lead through Bradley Peace-McDonald and, despite a host of other chances, were unable to extend their advantage. They were made to rue the missed opportunities when substitute Arnyda Wenazo scored late on for Cavs to take the tie to an extra period. Ultimately Jonathan Upton spared Southwell’s blushes and it is they who will contest a semi-final following their 2-1 win.
Aslockton & Orston and Wollaton was an even closer affair that went all the way to penalties after the tie finished 3-3. Both sides had held the lead at some stage with Pierce Hallam, Julian Joachim and Cole Maule all on target for the Cranmers, Reece Strode, Matt Goodwin and Joshua Stevenson for Wollaton. In the end it was Aslockton who triumphed, 4-3 on penalties.
In the Premier Division, it took going a goal behind and going down to ten men to kick start Awsworth Villa into action against Magdala Amateurs, eventually running out 5-1 winners. Ryan MacMillan put the Budgies ahead before Jay Knight received his marching orders. Kasey Fisher got Villa back on level terms before Jake Fisher netted four times to seal the win.
Bingham Town extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches after quickfire second half goals from Callum Leach and Lewis Ray gave them a 2-0 win over Radcliffe Olympic.
A Daniel Chadwick double helped Keyworth United to 4-3 victory against Bilborough Town. Cameron Gray and Scott Litchfield were also on target for United; Cardell Labban (2) and Papa Fell for Town.
George Harrison struck four for AFC Dunkirk as his side saw off Calverton Miners Welfare 6-1. Jacob Consterdine and Neil Thompson also netted for the Boatmen; Barry Payne with Calvo’s consolation.
Liam McCormack grabbed a hat-trick, alongside Christopher Beighton, Paul Ireson, Marcus Roome and Jordan Ruck efforts as Attenborough defeated Gedling Southbank 7-1. James Needham was Gedling’s solitary scorer.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers’ unbeaten record is finally at an end after they came away from Southwell City Reserves empty handed, an Ollie McCourt brace giving the hosts a 2-0 win. Also winning 2-0 were Mansfield Hosiery Mills, at Radford Reserves.
Alex Goodall hit a hat-trick for Basford United Community in their 5-2 win over Ruddington Village and Nathan Francis struck three for Burton Joyce as they overcame Wollaton Reserves 5-1. Bestwood Miners Welfare beat Kirton Brickworks 3-1.
In the NSL Junior Cup quarter-finals, a solitary George Camps strike saw Robin Hood Colts of Division Two defeat Division One bottom club Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves while a Kyle Waddell double helped Cotgrave Reserves knock out Nottingham Community 2-1.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley and Ruddington Village Reserves remain separated only by goal difference at the top of the table after they won 6-1 at Clifton All Whites Development and 2-1 at Stapleford Town Reserves respectively.
There were 13 goals at Roko as AFC Clifton beat Magdala Amateurs Reserves 9-4, including hat-tricks for Ryan Pearson and Lewis Clark. Jake Hardy grabbed a hat-trick for Bingham Town Reserves in their 4-0 win at Kirton Brickworks Reserves.
Radford FC are looking for teams to take part in their 5-a-side Community Cup tournament this coming May
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, the Senior Cup has reached the quarter final stage with two all-Premier Division ties and two that pit Division One teams against higher ranked opposition.
Ravenshead, third in Division One, face possibly the toughest task as they welcome Premier Division pace setters Stapleford Town to Cornwater. The Reds must contend with Alex Faulconbridge (suspended) and Adam Lewis (injured) being out, while a late decision will be made on midfielder Mark Yates’s fitness. 16 year old Jamie Vaughan may be drafted in from the reserves.
Beeston don’t have the benefit of home advantage in their quest to cause an upset as they travel to St Giles to take on Sandiacre Town.
In the all-top flight ties, FC Cavaliers host Southwell City at the Forest Sports Zone and Aslockton & Orston entertain Wollaton at Spa Lane.
Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Cotgrave will attempt to take second place from Southwell as they make the trip to Hollinwood Lane to face Calverton Miners Welfare. The hosts add Sam Buckle and Lewis Wheelhouse to the squad that squandered a three goal lead to draw with Bilborough Town last time out.
Bilborough will look to build on that comeback as they head to Platt Lane to play Keyworth United while Radcliffe Olympic will make the short trip along the A52 to face Bingham Town at Butt Field.
Awsworth Villa welcome Magdala Amateurs to The Shilo, AFC Dunkirk host Eastwood CFC Development at the Ron Steel Sports Ground and Attenborough entertain Gedling Southbank at The Strand.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers take their unbeaten record on the road to the Centenary Sports Ground, Brinkley, to play Southwell City Reserves while Bridgford United will attempt to put some breathing space between themselves and Ravenshead as they welcome Selston Reserves to Highfields.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley moved back to the head of the table on goal difference with an 11-0 win last time out. They will look to consolidate that position as they travel to the Norman Archer Memorial Ground to play Clifton All Whites Reserves.
Ruddington Village Reserves have their own designs on top spot, however, as they entertain Stapleford Town Reserves at Elms Park.
Bottom club Sneinton Town will attempt to make it three wins on the trot as Barrowby head to Gresham Sports Park.
Cotgrave FC are sad to announce that former Chairman and club stalwart Dave Collis passed away on Monday evening.
Dave joined the club as a committee member 2000/01 season when he was a valued member of the club, involved in fundraising, ground assistant and many other activities.
He became chairman of the club in 2006 until 2010. He was always available on match days, ensuring the pitch was in good order, nets up, pitch well marked, always gave a warm welcome to match officials, and opponents always liked to chat after the game in the welfare.
After standing down as chairman he continued working for the club and was always always available to help out in any situation.
Dave was a great fundraiser for the club helping with the lottery sales. He took on the role of lottery promoter in 2008, selling tickets every weekend until his passing on Monday evening.
Dave was popular and well liked by all within the club and will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with Dave’s family at this sad time.
In memory of Dave there will be a minute’s silence before all Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League fixtures this coming weekend.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Stapleford Town opened up a four point gap at the top of the Premier Division with a 2-0 win against Eastwood CFC Development. Adam Hassell scored either side of half time, the first from the penalty spot, to secure the points. The joy of victory for Stapleford was tempered somewhat by an injury to Michael Robb that was later diagnosed as a broken fibula.
Lee Potts was on target twice for Cotgrave in their 5-0 win at Radcliffe Olympic. Dougie Mills, Joe Hegarty and Gethyn Tustin were also on target.
After being 4-1 down at Keyworth United Daniel Roberts scored a late equaliser for Awsworth Villa to give his side a share of the spoils in a 4-4 draw. Thomas Siswick grabbed a brace for Keyworth on his debut, after stepping up from the Development team, with Daniel Chadwick and Joe Nice also on the scoresheet. Jake Fisher (2) and Jay Knight netted for Villa alongside Roberts.
Wollaton came from behind to win 2-1 at FC Cavaliers with goals from Joshuas Stevenson and Lewis cancelling out David Kolapo’s strike.
Bilborough Town also staged a comeback in their game with Calverton Miners Welfare. Calvo took a three goal lead through Alex Clarson, Jack Harrison and Barry Payne but Papa Fell, Shea Gough and Wiktor Majewski made it 3-3 and a point apiece.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers remain unbeaten but recorded their second draw in three weeks as it finished 4-4 with Ravenshead. Markell Bailey came off the bench to score twice for Woodthorpe in addition to Adam Chenery and Cory Johnson efforts. Brent Horton (2), Perris Thomas and Martin McDonagh scored for Ravenshead, who had Alex Faulconbridge sent off.
The only other game that survived the weather in the division saw Ben Napier score twice to give Southwell City Reserves a 2-1 win over Bridgford United. Jourdan Blair netted for Bridgford, who ended the game with ten men after Rikki Robinson receive his marching orders.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley re back on top on goal difference after they beat Elston United 11-0 while Ruddington Village Reserves edged out AFC Clifton 2-1.
Kurtis Blake-Wynter grabbed a hat-trick on his first start for Top Valley. In addition, Joe Gunn was on target three times, Benjamin Cummings and Kane Pearson twice and Kraig Hurst once.
Kaiden Burke-Campbell and Glen Kill’s strike’s gave Ruddington the win, Jaz Baker replied for Clifton.
After waiting all season to register their first point, Sneinton Town have made it two wins in two by beating Cotgrave Reserves 3-1. Ronnie Hodge (2) and Taylen Shannon did the damage for Sneinton, Thomas Bacon with Cotgrave’s consolation.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Stapleford Town will attempt to keep their noses ahead in the Premier Division title race as they meet Eastwood CFC Development at the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena while second-placed Southwell City return from a week off by welcoming bottom club Gedling Southbank to the War Memorial Ground.
Cotgrave could have closed within a point of Southwell last week were it not for conceding an injury time equaliser. They travel to Wharf Lane to face Radcliffe Olympic. Awsworth Villa’s recent form has taken a turn for the better, they head to Platt Lane to take on Keyworth United.
Bingham Town take their 15 league game unbeaten run, which includes Stapleford Town’s only two defeats this season, on the road to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to play AFC Dunkirk – the last team to beat them back in mid-September.
FC Cavaliers could only take a point from their encounter with Bilborough Town last time out, despite the latter ending the game with nine men. Cavs welcome Wollaton to the Forest Sports Zone while Bilborough host Calverton Miners Welfare at the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
Sandiacre Town entertain Magdala Amateurs at St Giles.
In Division One, third placed Ravenshead travel to unbeaten table-toppers Woodthorpe Park Rangers with in form winger Adam Lewis out for a number of weeks with a knee injury. Alex Faulconbridge should return along with Liam Walton, while Mark Smallwood is rated 50/50 for the clash.
In Division Two, having risen to the summit last week on goal difference, Newark Flowserve Reserves will attempt to consolidate their position as they travel to Butt Field to play Bingham Town Reserves.
Second placed AFC Top Valley will be looking to capitalise on any slip up by Newark as they welcome Elston United to Hollinwood Lane, likewise Ruddington Village Reserves, who are the third side on 47 points, as they entertain AFC Clifton at Elms Park.