Photos from Underwood Villa's 4-0 win at Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves that confirmed they are the Precision NSL Division One Champions 2014/15:
Underwood Villa were crowned champions of the Precision NSL Division One on Wednesday 29 April with a 4-0 win away at Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves. Josh Hunt scored twice, Josh Niblett and Mack Smith once in the victory.
Underwood will be joined in the Senior Division next term by Newark Flowserve, who rounded out their season by confirming a second placed finish with a 4-1 win at Gedling Southbank. Liam Moran netted twice in addition to Sam Betts and Billy Warner for Newark; Tom Jefferies got Southbank’s reply.
Pictures from Wollaton being presented the Senior Division trophy following their victory over PMG Cavaliers on Saturday 25 April 2015:
A selection of photos from across the Saturday games:
It was the weekend of the third annual Nottinghamshire Senior League football bonanza but the most significant result unfortunately wasn’t played out in front of the mass of groundhoppers.
Wollaton’s 3-1 victory away at PMG Cavaliers secured them the Senior Division title with a game to spare. Wollaton are the only team to have won the NSL championship on three occasions, the other two times being the first two seasons of the league: 2004/05 and 05/06.
A brace from Ryan Bowen and one from Marcus Johnson sealed the win; Imaan Samuels replied for Cavs.
The groundhop got underway on Friday night when 297 people saw Ashland Rovers and Newark Flowserve draw 3-3 in Division One. Flowserve were 3-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining following goals from Luke Boddy (2) and Jamie Charlton. But Jon Rowbottom doubled his tally for Ashland, having scored the games opener, and Stuart Grozier netted to ensure a share of the spoils.
Saturday morning’s game had the highest attendance but the fewest goals as 387 people witnessed Bingham Town’s 0-0 draw with Ruddington Village in the Senior Division.
Goals looked hard to come by in the next game too, between Netherfield Albion and Nottinghamshire in Division One, until Chris Riley scored a late winner for Albion to send the 292-strong crowd away happy.
Burton Joyce and Attenborough then served up the second 3-3 draw of the groundhop, in front of a crowd of 279 in the Senior Division. Sam Buckle put BJ ahead after his side had missed an early penalty. A Joe Nice free-kick and a brace from Alex Elliker put Boro in the ascendancy but Ryan Easom and Troy Smith levelled matters. Burton Joyce goalkeeper Roscoe Easom was sent off late on but Attenborough were unable to make the extra man count.
The final game of the day was the local derby between the Senior Division’s bottom two sides, Sandhurst and Kirton Brickworks. Scott Ricketts gave The Brickies an early lead but Sandhurst hit back through Eric Pearson, Lee Shaw, Ryan Chapman and Kyle Clarkson. David Cooper gave Kirton renewed hope but it was too little too late. Sandhurst ran out 4-2 winners in front of 346 fans.
Elsewhere in the Senior Division, West Bridgford are back up to second, having leapfrogged their opponents, Selston, with a 2-0 win. Mitchell Slawson and Tim Hopkinson were on target for Bridgford.
Awsworth Villa are now safe from relegation following a 3-0 win over Keyworth United, with goals from Jez Bradley (2) and Matthew Walker.
Beeston nearly let a four goal lead slip at home to Bilborough Town but they hung on for a 4-3 victory.
Underwood Villa moved back to the top of Division One with a 4-0 home win over Radcliffe Olympic Reserves. Josh Hunt (2), Mack Smith and Sam Tring got the goals.
Magdala Amateurs picked up a crucial 3-2 win against Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves as they bid to avoid relegation. Tony Murray, Tom Groves and Tom Haw were on target for The Budgies, Danny Chaplin and Jack Tucker for KMW.
Ruddington Village Reserves edged out Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves 3-2. Scott Bolstridge, Sam Rothwell and Kaiden Burke-Campbell netted for Rudd, Andy Start and Reece Jackson for Rolls.
James Needham scored for Gedling Southbank as they drew with Wollaton Reserves 1-1. Perris Thomas got Wollaton’s goal.
In Division Two, John Whitehurst scored a hat-trick for Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC, as they kept up the pressure on Aspley Park at the top of the table, with a 7-1 win at Bilborough Town Reserves.
Bilborough United remain third with a 3-1 win at home to Underwood Villa Reserves.
Jordan Laird grabbed a hat-trick for Cotgrave Reserves in their 4-2 victory against Calverton Miners Welfare. AFC Clifton and Watnall Athletic both won 3-2, against FC Samba and Newark Town Reserves respectively.
Photos from Wollaton's 1-0 win over Selston in the second NSL Senior Cup semi-final:
Wollaton have another chance to wrap up the Precision NSL Senior Division title as they travel to the Charnwood Sports Centre to face PMG Cavaliers. Wollaton need to either gain at least a point, or West Bridgford have to drop points in their encounter with Selston, for Wollo to be crowned champions for the first time since 2006.
Wollaton (from): Turner, Hunter, Doyle, Lambert, McKeever, Mitchell, Stark, Millenstead, Day, Bowen, Atkins, Johnson, Stockley, Middleton, Liburd, Tarr
It’s groundhop weekend in the NSL. First up is the Division One match between Ashland Rovers and leaders Newark Flowserve at Kingsway Park on Friday evening (7.30pm kick-off).
On Saturday Bingham Town entertain Ruddington Village at Butt Field in the Senior Division at 10.10am. Bingham are looking to extend their six game unbeaten run in what could be a high scoring encounter, as there has been an average of nearly five goals in each of Ruddington’s last seven games.
Bingham (from): C Abbott, Hardy, Page, Turton, Nicholson, Cox, Snelgrove, G Abbott, Spencer, Archer, Carpenter, Morley, Hodgson, Gammon, Sweeting
The action then moves back to Division One as Netherfield Albion welcome Nottinghamshire to Victoria Park (12.50pm). Netherfield are looking to bounce back from a heavy midweek defeat at Gedling Southbank. Notts won for the first time in four attempts last time out.
Albion (from): Jones, A Walker, Robinson, Martin, Grey, Leivers, Crawford, Alexa, Kemp, Hatton, Douglas, Burrell, Webster, Langsdale, R Walker
The bonanza then progresses just down the road to The Poplars, Burton Joyce, for the visit of Attenborough in the Senior Division (3.20pm). BJ have injury worries over Sam Buckle (ankle), Mark Buckle (groin) and Adam Swietlinski (knee). Roman Easom and Marc Swietlinski return to the squad. Craig McCaffrey will be missing for Boro as they look to avenge one of their rare home defeats from earlier in the season.
Burton Joyce (from): Roscoe Easom, A Swietlinski, Roman Easom, Beatty, Della Rocca, Clements, Hayes, Harris, Stocks, Ryan Easom, M Buckle, Cooper, Moorcroft, M Swietlinski, S Buckle, Smith, Walker, Ward
Boro (from): Soal, Richards, Payne, McGeown, Bowles, Nice, Oldham, Robinson, Blewitt, Smith, Elliker, Pratt, Mrvik, Brown, Leivers, Birtles
The final game of the groundhop is the local derby between Sandhurst and Kirton Brickworks at Forest Lane (6.15pm). The hosts have injury worries over Dan Munson and Kyle Clarkson, with the latter possibly out until the end of the season. Kirton will be looking to gain local bragging rights in what has been a disappointing campaign for them
Sandhurst (from): Batchelor, Bradford, Brown, Chapman, Clarkson, Ellis, Frost, Gretton, Jones, King, Lobley, Munson, Pearson, Raby, Roy, Shaw, Siddall, Tye, Weir, Westerman
Elsewhere, in Division One, Wollaton Reserves travel to the Inspire Stadium to play Gedling Southbank. Southbank come into the match on the back of that big win over Netherfield Albion. Wollaton haven’t won in their last three matches.
Wollaton (from): Searcey, Palmer, D Labbate, F Labbate, Fawcett, Marcowski, Killeavey, Chambers, Thomas, O Reeves, A Reeves, Brady, Bell, Sharp
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Photos, taken by League Chairman Ian Kirk, from Wollaton's 1-1 draw with West Bridgford in the Senior Division on 18 April 2015:
Wollaton could have sealed the Precision NSL Senior Division title with a win over third placed West Bridgford but the champagne will have to stay on ice for another week as they could only manage a draw.
West Bridgford had the better first half and went in at the break a goal to the good thanks to Aaron Large. But in a proverbial game of two halves Wollaton equalised in the second period through Ant Atkins.
The result leaves West Bridgford as the only team who can catch Wollaton, as they are 12 points behind with four games remaining. Wollaton therefore need to pick up only one more point from their remaining two fixtures to take the championship that they last won in 2006.
A crowd of nearly 250 saw second placed Selston defeat Sandhurst during their annual Chairman’s Day celebration. Perry Marriott’s goal separated the sides.
Attenborough made it 11 league wins out of 13 matches in 2015 with a 4-1 away win over local rivals Beeston. Joe Nice and Jordan Smith added to a brace from Mitchell Robinson for Boro; Ashley Snape got Beeston’s consolation.
There were two goals each for Liam Beattie and Sam Buckle in Burton Joyce’s 5-2 win at Awsworth Villa. Ashley Moorcroft got the fifth; Danny Towle bagged both for Villa.
Ruddington Village were also 5-2 winners – at home to Keyworth United. Tristan Rhodes was on target twice for Village, in addition to Mark Devonshire, Marvin Hudson and Karl Mitchell. Jurgen Charlesworth and Scott Litchfield replied for Keyworth.
Boots Athletic scraped past Kirton Brickworks 1-0 thanks to an Ollie Ridgway strike.
Newark Flowserve continue to set the pace in Division One following their 5-2 away win over South Normanton Athletic Reserves. Liam Moran claimed a hat-trick for Flowserve in addition to goals from Jamie Charlton and Billy Warner. Tom Leighton and Adam Burton replied for The Shiners.
Underwood Villa will still fancy their chances of taking top spot as they have three games in hand on Newark and remain four points behind after their 8-0 victory over Magdala Amateurs. Callum Thompson (4), Ash Foster (2), Richard Hodgeman and Josh Hunt were all on target.
Ruddington Village Reserves consolidated third place with a 5-2 win at Radcliffe Olympic Reserves, after Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves had lost 2-1 at home to Ashland Rovers on Friday night. Samuel Dunstan (2), Tom Stanley, Craig Chambers and Scott Bolstridge were the Village scorers; Christian Mantezolo and Lamah Griggs for Olympic.
Andy Start scored all four as Hucknall Rolls Leisure defeated Wollaton Reserves 4-2. Oliver Reeves and Luke Sharpe netted for Wollaton.
Luke Price grabbed a hat-trick for Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves as they won by the odd goal in nine at home to Southwell City Reserves.
Sam Mannion scored a hat-trick for the Division Two leaders, Aspley Park, in their 7-0 win away at Sandhurst Reserves. Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC remain hot on their heels, being seven points behind with three games in hand, following a 4-0 win over Underwood Villa Reserves.
Bilborough United are up to third after a 3-1 win at FC Samba. Newark Town Reserves won 3-2 against Bilborough Town Reserves and Cotgrave Reserves edged past Keyworth United Reserves 1-0.
Ashland Rovers Reserves and Calverton Miners Welfare shared the points in a 2-2 draw.