The dates and times for the four Nottinghamshire Senior League cup semi-finals have been set as follows:
Wednesday 28 March
Woodthorpe Park Rangers v Newark Flowserve Reserves
Hollinwood Lane, Calverton, 7.45pm
Tuesday 10 April
Bridgford United v Burton Joyce
Greenwich Avenue, Basford, 7.45pm
Tuesday 3 April
Newark Flowserve v Bingham Town
Woodview, Cotgrave, 7.30pm
Wednesday 4 April
Basford United Community v Underwood Villa
Parish Hall Ground, Selston, 7.45pm
The finals will both be played at Greenwich Avenue, Basford, on the following dates:
Junior Cup - Saturday 5 May
Senior Cup - Saturday 12 May
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve now need just eight points from their remaining nine matches to seal the title following a 6-2 win over Gedling Southbank. Lee Potts put Newark ahead before Daryl Price doubled the advantage. The visitors then hit back with two goals from Reiss Coy, the second from the penalty spot. Parity wasn’t restored for long however, as Potts grabbed his second of the game moments later, followed by efforts from Sam Agar, Tyler Martin and Elliot King.
Awsworth Villa, in second, now lie 20 points behind Newark after they drew 2-2 with Calverton Miners Welfare. Ryan Whitehurst and Richard Hodgman netted for Villa, Barry Payne and Sam Buckle for Calvo. Third placed FC Cavaliers also drew, 1-1 at Basford United Community. Liam Taylor’s second half strike for Cavs cancelled out John Beraki’s opener for Basford in the first period.
Bingham Town continued their push for a place on the podium with a 5-1 win at Sandiacre Town. Tom Spencer set Bingham on their way before a Mike Jepps double, Ed Hodgson and Mike Carpenter made it comfortable. Billy Nelson got Sandiacre’s late consolation.
A Jake Fisher hat-trick gave Wollaton a 3-1 win at home to Cotgrave. Andy McLean with the visitors’ reply.
Southwell City came from behind with ten men to claim a draw against Attenborough. Jason Jude converted a penalty for Boro after half an hour against debutant Southwell keeper Josh Jackson, promoted from their under 19 side. Less than five minutes later Romello Nangle was dismissed for his second bookable offence however Southwell seemed to be in charge of the game from thereon, getting their just desserts in the 82nd minute when Dan Brown stabbed home.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC won 5-3 at AFC Dunkirk to put a little bit of breathing space between them and the bottom of the table. Tom Slade, Jez Bailey, Matt Eastwood and Sam Dunstan put Kimberley four to the good before two George Harrison goals either side of a Lorcan Hickey effort made it 4-3 but Josh Lewis then sealed the points for the visitors.
Magdala Amateurs saw off Underwood Villa 3-0.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion kept their noses ahead of Keyworth United Reserves with a 2-0 win against AFC Bridgford. Keyworth were 1-0 winners at Ashland Rovers.
There were hat-tricks for Dominic Brown and Andrew Gill for Wollaton Reserves as they overcame Awsworth Villa Reserves 7-2 and Mitchell Robinson was on target three times for Stapleford Town in their 4-1 win over Southwell City Reserves.
Mansfield Hosiery Mills won by a similar scoreline at Beeston Rylands and Real Community were 3-1 victors at Ruddington Village Reserves.
On Friday night, Ravenshead and Kirton Brickworks battled to a 1-1 draw.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers have three point lead over Bridgford United with three games in hand. Woodthorpe won 2-0 at AFC Clifton while Bridgford United beat Welbeck Lions Reserves 5-3, including four goals for Vladimir Farrell.
Chris Bradford grabbed a brace for Bingham Town Reserves as they saw off Southwell City Development 3-1 and Craig Wilson was on target twice for Barrowby in their 4-2 win over Keyworth United Development.
Burton Joyce defeated Gedling Southbank Reserves 7-1.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League the weekend’s fixtures get underway on Friday night as Ravenshead welcome Kirton Brickworks to Cornwater in Division One. The hosts must contend with Ryan Faulconbridge's absence although Jamie Simons and Daniel Fisher are now fit. Chris Bovey returns to the Ravens’ squad and they also welcome Rob Houghton and Kallum Greaves back to the club.
On Saturday there’s a double header at Hawton Lane as Premier League leaders Newark Flowserve entertain Gedling Southbank at 3pm while their Reserves get underway at 2pm in Division Two against Nottingham City.
Awsworth Villa, second in the Premier Division, host Calverton Miners Welfare at Eastwood’s PSUSA Arena. The visitors welcome Adam Limb, David Corder and George Scrivener back into the squad that managed a creditable draw with FC Cavaliers last time out. Cavs will be attempting to move ahead of Awsworth as they travel to Greenwich Avenue to face Basford United Community.
Wollaton will be looking to do the league double over Cotgrave on the recovering pitch at the WSA and Bingham Town will hope to extend their eight game unbeaten run as they cross the city to play Sandiacre Town at St Giles.
Attenborough have been on both the right and the wrong end of 4-3 scorelines in their last two matches whereas Southwell City won by the odd goal in five last time out. They meet at the War Memorial Ground.
Only one point separates the bottom four sides. Two of them, in the form of Magdala Amateurs and Underwood Villa, meet at Roko, while Bilborough Town could be in danger of being dragged into the mix if they don’t get a positive result from their trip to Elms Park to play bottom club Ruddington Village. Kimberley Miners Welfare head to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to face AFC Dunkirk.
In Division Two, Bridgford United meet Welbeck Lions Reserves in the league for the first time this season. United welcome back two key players, Bernard Kirk and Jarrod Westcarr, after their recent injury spells. New signings made just before the deadline, Reiss Neil and Brett Duffy, join the squad, both are very experienced and established players who will provide strength to the midfield.
Newark back to winning ways...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve put last week’s blip behind them as they returned to winning ways by dispatching a youthful Bilborough Town 6-0. Lee Potts and Elliott King put the hosts two up in the opening seven minutes. Sam Agar added a third before King completed a hat-trick with goals either side of half time. James Cullingworth rounded out the win with five minutes remaining.
It was stalemate between Calverton Miners Welfare and FC Cavaliers although the latter missed a prime opportunity to take all three points as they had a penalty saved.
Ashley Foster and Joshua Hunt scored two apiece for Underwood Villa as they edged past Attenborough 4-3. Daniel Rowley (2) and Jack Upton were on target for Boro.
Substitute Morgan Shevlin scored an 80th minute winner for Southwell City as they triumphed 3-2 at Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Romello Nangle and a Daniel Gleeson penalty had earlier cancelled out Alex Shipley’s opener and a Matthew Eastwood strike for Kimberley.
In Division One, Wollaton Reserves and Selston Reserves shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Casey Fisher grabbed both for Wollo, Tom Widdowson and Robbie Manners for Selston.
Southwell City Reserves were convincing 8-0 winners over Beeston Rylands. Johnny Collins bagged a hat-trick alongside efforts from Jack Goode (2), Blair Bryant, Luke Thompson and Thomas Tyler.
Stapleford Town won 4-1 at Real Community despite having Michael Robb sent off for two cautionable offences. Mitchell Robinson and Junior Rodriguez both bagged a brace for Town, Dillon Bird with Real’s reply.
A Ryan Keeley double put Kirton Brickworks ahead against AFC Bridgford however the match was abandoned early in the second half as weather conditions deteriorated.
In Division Two, Sneinton Town came away from Gedling Southbank Reserves with a 2-1 win.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve lost their 100% record last week. They will attempt to get back to winning ways with Bilborough Town the visitors to Hawton Lane. Bilborough have a threadbare squad this week so have drafted in 16 year olds Nehmiah Browne and Tom Teece. Chris Helthorp should return in goal and Liam Buckley is also available again.
FC Cavaliers, Newark’s eventual conquerers, will attempt to follow up that performance as they head to Hollinwood Lane to take on Calverton Miners Welfare. There are a couple of absentees for Calvo from their draw with Sandiacre Town last time out, but David Corder and Lewis Wheelhouse are in as replacements.
Awsworth Villa go in search of their seventh win on the trot as they travel to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village and Bingham Town have an eight game unbeaten run, across all competitions, to maintain as they welcome Gedling Southbank to Butt Field.
Cotgrave will attempt to play their first match since February as they head to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs and Southwell City hope to be in action for only the second time in eight weeks as they travel to Digby Street to play Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC.
Attenborough entertain Underwood Villa at Long Lane, Chilwell and Sandiacre Town welcome AFC Dunkirk to St Giles.
FC Cavaliers End Newark Flowserve's 100% Record
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Newark Flowserve have finally lost their 100% record, at the 23rd time of asking. FC Cavaliers were the better team on the day as they prevented Newark from scoring for the first time this season, running out 3-0 winners. David Kolapo and Mustapha John put Cavs into an early 2-0 lead and substitute Liam Taylor put the result beyond doubt late on.
Bingham Town came from behind to win 2-1 at home to Basford United Community. Ezra Kitungano gave the visitors a half time lead but Tom Spencer, with his 42nd goal of the season, and Mike Jepps secured the points for Bingham, although it could have been different as Basford struck the bar with the last kick of the match.
Jake Fisher put Wollaton ahead at home to Ruddington Village but the visitors struck back through Cardell Lubban and James Lukas. They couldn’t hold on, however, and Ryan Tinsley made it 2-2 to rescue a point for Wollo.
Calverton Miners Welfare and Sandiacre Town drew 1-1. Charlie Goodwin put Town ahead; Calvo were awarded two penalties in the match but could only convert one, by Jason Hodson with eight minutes remaining, to take a share of the spoils.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC moved off the bottom of the table with a 2-1 win at Magdala Amateurs. Adam Hassell and Sam Dunstan netted for Kimberley.
In Division One, a late Ryan Fowler goal gave leaders Netherfield Albion a 3-2 win over Stapleford Town. Cameron Robinson and Brent Horton put Albion two to the good but a Kyle Waddell double made the scores level with five minutes remaining before Fowler’s injury time dramatics.
Second-placed Keyworth United Reserves won by a similar scoreline against Southwell City Reserves. A Scott Litchfield brace and Stephen Cullis did the damage for Keyworth, J Collins and R Brown replied for Southwell.
A Mark Smallwood second half hat-trick saw Ravenshead past AFC Bridgford 3-0 and Wollaton Reserves won 3-0 at Beeston Rylands, Luke Sharpe, Andrew Gill and Robert Khachatour the scorers.
In Division Two, bottom club Nottingham City recorded their second victory of the season in fine style as Richard Sherratt scored five in a 9-1 win over Gedling Southbank Reserves.
James Owen scored both for Keyworth United Development and Sheldon Tuitt both for Bridgford United as they drew 2-2. Barrowby and AFC Clifton also drew 2-2 with Joe Sumner and James Noon netting for Barrowby, Jordan Sharpe and Ryan Pearson for Clifton.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division the top two meet at The Shilo as second-placed Awsworth Villa entertain Newark Flowserve with their 100% record. Villa are on a six match winning run themselves, their last defeat coming at the hands of Newark at the turn of the year.
Third-placed FC Cavaliers travel to Bracken Park to face second-bottom Underwood Villa, while fifth host fourth as Bingham Town play Basford United Community at Butt Field.
Wollaton hope to make it three wins in a row as they welcome Ruddington Village to the WSA and Calverton Miners Welfare entertain Sandiacre Town at Hollinwood Lane.
Bilborough Town’s new signing, Liam Buckley, will have to watch from the sidelines due to having a one match suspension to fulfil, as his new side head to Woodview to take on Cotgrave.
Southwell City hope to play just their second game in seven weeks, with Gedling Southbank the visitors to the War Memorial Ground.
AFC Dunkirk welcome Attenborough to the Ron Steel Sports Ground and Magdala Amateurs host Kimberley Miners Welfare at Roko.
In Division One, Ravenshead make the trip to Gresham Sports Park to play AFC Bridgford without striker Sean Creer-Thornton but fellow forward Dan Fisher should be able to play after injury. Big centre-half Mark White should also be fit to play and goalkeeper Callum Marks nears a return.
Stapleford Town have a number of games in hand on the teams above them and will ultimately have designs on top spot, a position currently occupied by Netherfield Albion, who they meet at Hollinwood Lane.
In Division Two, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers travel to the Centenary Sports Ground to take on third-placed Southwell City Development while second-placed Bridgford United head to Platt Lane to play Keyworth United Development.