In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division leaders Stapleford Town recorded only their second draw of the season as they were held 1-1 by AFC Dunkirk. James Hunter put Stapleford ahead on 10 minutes but Kieran Diver levelled with a header only four minutes later and that’s how the score stayed.
None of the next three teams in the table, Bingham Town, Awsworth Villa and Southwell City were able to gain any ground, however, after they all drew their respective matches too. Bingham had to come from two down at home to Keyworth United to salvage a point. Cameron Gray and Macauley Tinsley had put the visitors ahead but Mike Jepps and Ed Hodgson restored parity.
Awsworth drew 1-1 with Attenborough. Daniel Morgan netting for Villa; Ryan Whelan for Boro. Southwell City also drew 1-1, with Calverton Miners Welfare. Mathew Newton put Calvo ahead on a quarter of an hour but the lead lasted barely five minutes as Bradley Peace-McDonald steered home a Chris Bowles free kick.
Two first half Edwin Towers goals saw Aslockton & Orston past Eastwood CFC Development 2-0. Sandiacre Town squandered a two goal lead, both from Daniel Clark, at home to Wollaton, but they had substitute Jack Warner to thank as he struck a late winner, making it 3-2.
After initially taking the lead, Magdala Amateurs had to come from behind to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw with Radcliffe Olympic. Tom Haw grabbed both for The Budgies, Jordan Wright with a brace for Olympic.
Bilborough Town moved a further place away from the bottom of the table, up to 15th, with a 3-2 win at Gedling Southbank on Friday night.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers march on in Division One as they saw off Southwell City Reserves 5-0 with the goals shared between Markell Bailey, Dean Bussey, Darren Oldham, Kieran Wheat and Conor Carter.
Second-placed Ravenshead continued their promotion push with a 7-1 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, including two goals apiece for Brent Horton, Martin McDonagh and Paul Smith.
They weren’t the division’s biggest winners, however, as Liam Honeyman struck four and Cole Oliver two in Bridgford United’s 8-0 demolition of Radford Reserves.
Basford United Community and Burton Joyce remain level on points after the two sides drew 1-1. Joshua Dixon scored a hat-trick for AFC Bridgford in their 5-1 win at Wollaton Reserves.
Beeston lost 4-3 for the second time in four days. After heartbreak in the NSL Senior Cup semi-final against Stapleford Town in midweek it was Bestwood Miners Welfare who inflicted defeat in the league.
The new management team at Awsworth Villa Reserves were delighted to see their charges win 2-1 against Mansfield Hosiery Mills while Fraser Cannon Brownlie and Daniel Neary shared the goals for Ruddington Village in a 4-1 win over Kirton Brickworks.
In Division Two, a Benjamin Cummings hat-trick helped leaders AFC Top Valley on their way to a 6-0 victory against Cotgrave Reserves. They remain four points ahead of Newark Flowserve Reserves, who won 5-2 at Barrowby, but have played three more games.
George Camps hit five and there were hat-tricks for Jake Smith and Nick Westerman as Robin Hood Colts dispatched Sneinton Town 15-1 while Luke Denham grabbed an injury time winner for Clifton All Whites Development in an 11 goal thriller against Nottingham Community.
Bingham Town Reserves came from behind in the last five minutes to beat AFC Clifton 2-1 and Ruddington Village Reserves saw off Ravenshead Reserves 3-1 on Friday night.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday evening with two games. In the Premier Division, bottom club Gedling Southbank entertain Bilborough Town, in 16th, at Eagle Valley while, in Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves welcome Ruddington Village Reserves to Cornwater. Josh Worrall is included in the squad for The Reds but Chris Bovey definitely misses out and both Brentnall brothers, Joshua and Levi, are competing for the same spot.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, leaders Stapleford Town follow up their narrow victory over Beeston in the NSL Senior Cup semi final in midweek by hosting AFC Dunkirk at Hickings Lane.
Bingham Town will attempt to consolidate second place as they welcome Keyworth United at Butt Field while Awsworth Villa will try and move back level on points with Bingham if they can win on their travels at The Strand against Attenborough.
Calverton Miners Welfare add Matt Corbett to their squad for the visit of Southwell City to Hollinwood Lane. Aslockton & Orston host Eastwood CFC Development at Spa Lane.
Magdala Amateurs entertain Radcliffe Olympic at Roko while Sandiacre Town welcome Wollaton to St Giles.
In Division One, fourth placed Southwell City Reserves head to Eagle Valley to take on leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers.
Second placed Ravenshead travel to the Stag Ground for their penultimate away game of the season against Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves and hope to include Mark Yates in the squad after the midfielder has missed two months of the season. Youth team player Jamie Vaughan remains in favour having impressed since moving up.
There’s a switch of venue for Bridgford United, who host their home game against Radford Reserves at Carlton Town. Bridgford are boosted by the news that both Reiss Neil and Jourdan Blair should be fit for selection after a long layoff with injuries as they attempt to build on the midweek win over Kimberley.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley welcome Cotgrave Reserves to Hollinwood Lane while Newark Flowserve Reserves head to Lowfield to take on Barrowby.
Robin Hood Colts make it into the Junior Cup Final
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Robin Hood Colts were the first team to seal their place in a league cup final following their 1-0 win over Ruddington Village Reserves in the NSL Junior Cup semi-final at Sherwood Fields. Daniel Tyson struck in the second half and his side held on for the win.
In the Premier Division, Bingham Town are up to second following a 4-0 win over Attenborough, with goals from Mike Jepps (2), Jay Archer and Jake Hardy.
Aslockton & Orston battled to a 3-2 win over Gedling Southbank. James Hallam gave The Cranmers the lead inside five minutes but Thomas Jeffries levelled soon after. A Julian Joachim double gave Aslockton some breathing space before the interval. Jeffries got his second on 88 minutes to make for a nervy finish but the hosts held on.
FC Cavaliers won by a similar scoreline against Magdala Amateurs with a David Kolapo brace helping them on their way. Zibusiso Sibanda the other Cavs scorer.
In a game where the pendulum continually swung from team to team, Wollaton were eventual 4-3 winners over Radcliffe Olympic with Greg Wedge completing his hat-trick in the dying moments to seal the points. Ryan Bowen was also on target for Wollo; Jordan Wright (2) and Morgan Remnant for Radcliffe.
In Division One, Bestwood Miners Welfare and Ravenshead shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. David Froggatt and Gary Harris netted for Bestwood, Brent Horton and Dan Phillips for Ravenshead.
Southwell City Reserves came away from Radford Reserves with a 5-0 victory thanks to Samuel Robinson (2), Liam Gleeson, Tiernan Shevlin and Rory Brown.
Mansfield Hosiery Mills won 4-0 against Wollaton Reserves while Henry Sainsbury’s hat-trick for Beeston wasn’t quite enough to claim all three points for his side, as they drew 4-4 with Awsworth Villa Reserves.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley stretched their lead to four points with a 3-0 win over Keyworth United Development and a Joshua Watts brace helped Stapleford Town Reserves edge past Nottingham Community 3-2.
Clifton All Whites Development drew 1-1 with Bingham Town Reserves and Cotgrave Reserves won 4-1 at AFC Clifton.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, second placed Awsworth Villa will attempt to narrow the gap to Stapleford Town at the top as they host Calverton Miners Welfare at The Shilo. Calvo are set to be without Dane Bennett, who featured in their much needed win over Eastwood CFC Development last weekend, but Ryan Easom is back in the squad.
Bingham Town are level on points with Awsworth and will try and extend their three game winning streak as they welcome Attenborough to Butt Field.
Keyworth United, who were the last team to beat Bingham, entertain Sandiacre Town at Platt Lane while Aslockton & Orston host Gedling Southbank at Spa Lane.
Bilborough Town play their final home game of the season, with Eastwood the visitors to the Harvey Hadden Stadium, and Wollaton welcome Radcliffe Olympic to the WSA.
The NSL Junior Cup semi-finals get underway as Robin Hood Colts face Ruddington Village Reserves at Sherwood Fields.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers entertain AFC Bridgford at Eagle Valley while second placed Ravenshead travel to Bestwood Miners Welfare. Mark Smallwood is available again for The Reds after missing last weekend’s victory however Mark Yates is again out through injury. Adam Lewis is also nearing a return after missing the last two months.
Burton Joyce will attempt to break into the top three as they head to the Parish Hall Ground to play Selston Reserves.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley will attempt to extend their lead in the table as they meet Keyworth United Development at Platt Lane.
Ravenshead Reserves entertain Barrowby at Cornwater and have Taylor Bagshaw back but Jack Banks and Rik Suchak are both rated as doubtful.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City took advantage of the team’s above them not being in action by moving back into the top four with a 2-0 win at Wollaton. Calum Law opened the scoring on 10 minutes with Liam Moran sealing the points just before the break.
Zibusiso Sibanda struck a hat-trick for FC Cavaliers as his side were convincing 6-0 winners at Attenborough. Raheim Goodall, Mustapha John and Kamar Davis were also on target.
Aslockton & Orston made it three wins on the trot by seeing off Magdala Amateurs 4-0. Rob Larkin gave the visitors a half time lead and Ed Towers doubled the advantage on the hour mark. Larkin grabbed his second soon after then, not to be outdone by his teammate, Towers put the icing on the cake.
Calverton Miners Welfare picked up a much needed win, their first since the end of January, by edging past Eastwood CFC Development 3-2. Captain Barry Payne headed Calvo in front midway through the first half with Ethan Hunter extending the lead with 20 minutes remaining. Kallum Greaves pulled one back for Eastwood from the spot but Mathew Newton briefly calmed the host’s nerves by restoring the two goal lead on 85 minutes. Danny Tring immediately replied to set up a tense finish but Calverton held on for all three points.
Thomas Jeffries gave Gedling Southbank an early lead at home to Sandiacre Town but the visitors struck back through Jordan Leonardi, Perry McGrath and Jordan Smith. Tyler Cook reduced the arrears before getting sent off and Sandiacre held on for the 3-2 win.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers and Bridgford United renewed their rivalries from last season with the current leaders coming out on top 5-2. Second placed Ravenshead won by a similar scoreline against Ruddington Village with Brent Horton on target twice.
Bestwood Miners Welfare and Mansfield Hosiery Mills drew 1-1 in the only other Division One match to survive the weather on Saturday but on Friday night Basford United Community saw off Beeston 6-2 with two goals apiece for Gregory Moulopoulos, Alex Goodall and Ewan Hill.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley have a slender lead in the table following a 1-1 draw with Bingham Town Reserves. Second-placed Newark Flowserve Reserves came from behind to beat Cotgrave Reserves 4-1, including a hat-trick for Leighton Nicholson, to move within one point of Top Valley.
Ruddington Village Reserves edged out Stapleford Town Reserves 3-2 and Ashley James grabbed a hat-trick for Robin Hood Colts in their 8-1 win at Sneinton Town.
Barrowby won 2-0 at Keyworth United Development while Elston United beat Nottingham Community 1-0.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday night with the Division One encounter between Basford United Community and Beeston at Greenwich Avenue.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, leaders Stapleford Town, who suffered only their third loss of the season in midweek, to Cotgrave will look to bounce back as they entertain a Bilborough Town side that have lost only once in their last five outings.
Southwell City have the opportunity to break back into the top four as they head to the WSA to play Wollaton while sixth meet seventh as Keyworth United host AFC Dunkirk at Platt Lane.
Calverton Miners Welfare make a number of changes to their squad that lost to Aslockton & Orston last time out, with Jack Harrison and Lewis Wheelhouse among the returning players, as they welcome Eastwood CFC Development to Hollinwood Lane.
Aslockton followed up that win with a midweek victory over Radcliffe Olympic. They will hope to make it three on the trot as they head to Roko to take on Magdala Amateurs.
Attenborough welcome FC Cavaliers to The Strand and bottom club Gedling Southbank entertain Sandiacre Town at Eagle Valley.
In Division One on Saturday, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers travel to Bridgford United for their first meeting since both sides were promoted at the end of last season. While there are a number of friendships between the sides off the pitch that will be put to one side for the afternoon as another closely fought contest is anticipated.
Second placed Ravenshead entertain Ruddington Village at Cornwater this weekend. Adam Lewis is rated as 50/50 after a long layoff with an injury, while fellow youngster Jamie Vaughan is back but Mark Yates again misses out.
In Division Two, new leaders Newark Flowserve Reserves will be aiming to make it six wins on the spin, and avenge an early season cup defeat, as they head to Woodview to play Cotgrave Reserves.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, hat-tricks from Joshua Watts and Mitchell Robinson gave leaders Stapleford Town their fifth consecutive win as they mirrored last week’s result by overcoming FC Cavaliers 7-1. Junior Rodriguez was also on target for Stapleford, who have now opened an eight point gap at the top of the table; Zibusiso Sibanda with a long range consolation for Cavs.
Bingham Town are now level on points with second-placed Awsworth Villa after beating them 4-1. Mike Jepps (2), Ed Hodgson and Tom Spencer did the damage for Bingham, who have three games in hand over their opponents; Jake Fisher replied for Villa.
Cotgrave threw away a 3-1 half time lead as they went down 4-3 to neighbours Keyworth United. Scott Litchfield turned the game around for Keyworth with a hat-trick, alongside a Cameron Gray strike; Ben Gathercole, Adam Gray and Kyle Waddell netted in the first period for Cotgrave.
Danny Blanchard and Sam Harbottle gave AFC Dunkirk a 2-0 win at Attenborough while Aslockton & Orston came back from two down to beat Calverton Miners Welfare 5-2. Matt Newton and Stephen Cox put Calvo ahead but Julian Joachim and Freddie Daws levelled matters. Joachim went on to complete his hat-trick then substitute Edwin Towers put the icing on the cake.
It had been honours even when the two sides met a week ago but Sandiacre Town dominated Magdala Amateurs this time, winning 4-0 with two goals apiece for Stephen Bonel and Jordan Smith.
Bilborough Town are out of the bottom two for the first time in a long time after they came from behind twice to beat Gedling Southbank 3-2. A Law brace, including one from the penalty spot, and a Cardell Labban strike sealed the points for Town. Daniel Hogg and Thomas Jeffries netted for Gedling.
In Division One, both Markell Bailey and Conor Carter scored four for Woodthorpe Park Rangers as the leaders saw off Kirton Brickworks 9-3. Connor Scott-Parkin was the other Rangers scorer; Kyle Clarkson got all three for the Brickies.
Burton Joyce beat Ruddington Village 4-2 and Basford United Community moved within two points of their opponents, Southwell City Reserves, with a 5-0 win.
AFC Bridgford made it three wins on the trot by seeing off Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 5-1 while Beeston came back from two down to draw 2-2 with Selston Reserves.
Radford Reserves beat Bestwood Miners Welfare 2-1.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy Ruddington Village Reserves bowed out with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sherwood Colliery Reserves.
In Division Two, Newark Flowserve Reserves replaced AFC Top Valley at the top of the table, albeit only on goal difference, following their 2-1 win at Keyworth United Development. Top Valley went down 4-2 to Robin Hood Colts.
Clifton All Whites Development are up to fourth after a Clarence Tarpeh hat-trick helped them on their way to a 4-1 win at Nottingham Community while Bingham Town Reserves and Stapleford Town Reserves played out a stalemate.
AFC Clifton and Barrowby drew 1-1 and Ravenshead Reserves won 5-0 at Sneinton Town.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, leaders Stapleford Town will be looking to extend their five point advantage over Awsworth Villa as they head to the Forest Sports Zone to take on FC Cavaliers.
Second-place Villa could be level on points with Bingham Town by the end of the day as the pair meet at Butt Field with the latter currently three points behind.
Fourth placed Southwell City are without a game but it is fifth versus sixth with Cotgrave travelling to Platt Lane to play Keyworth United.
Aslockton & Orston host Calverton Miners Welfare at Spa Lane with the visitors adding Scott Miles and Steven Brett o the squad that drew with Attenborough last time out.
Boro follow up that draw by welcoming AFC Dunkirk to The Strand while Magdala Amateurs entertain Sandiacre Town at Roko.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers host Kirton Brickworks, who parted company with their manager this week, at Eagle Valley.
Bridgford United are away to Wollaton Reserves at the WSA hoping to maintain their momentum, having won six of the last seven league matches. Bernard Kirk completed 90 minutes last week and could retain his place while Jack Maxwell-Swann, Daniel Walker, George Rees-Jones, Dwain Miller and Saul Hare return to the squad.
Gresham Sports Park hosts a feast of NSL action as AFC Bridgford entertain Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves in Division One while Nottingham Community meet Clifton All Whites and Sneinton Town play Ravenshead Reserves in Division Two. Ravenshead will be without Mitch Travers but goalkeeper Dan Hurst returns. Chris Bovey impressed from the bench again last week and pushes for a start.