Woodthorpe Park Rangers claim Division Two title...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division it was a good day for the home teams as all seven were victorious. This included Awsworth Villa preventing runaway champions Newark Flowserve from recording their 30th win of the season. Villa went ahead when Soloman Miller put through his own net in the first half following a Matt Goodwin cross. The points were sealed after the break with a Kyle Crofts goal making it 2-0.
The win allowed Awsworth to close the gap to FC Cavaliers in second after they went down 1-0 at Cotgrave. Ben Castell with the only goal.
A Mike Jepps brace saw Bingham Town past Underwood Villa 2-0 while Ruddington Village lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a 3-2 win against fifth placed Calverton Miners Welfare. Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Daniel Johnson and Cayne Maxwell were all on target for Rudd, with Oliver Clarke and Jamie Humphries replying for Calvo.
Basford United Community were resounding 10-0 winners against Wollaton. John Beraki struck a hat-trick and Gideon Boateng grabbed two goals alongside efforts from Anthony Bedward, Ezra Kitungano, Max Pashley and Betilson Paixao.
Tom Haw netted twice for Magdala Amateurs as they overcame Sandiacre Town 3-1. Fionn Coffey was also on target, Tristan Comery with Town’s reply.
Adam Hassell scored one in each half for Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC in their 2-0 win over AFC Dunkirk.
In Division One, Stapleford Town took a big step towards securing the title with a 2-1 win over the one of the only two teams that can now catch them, Netherfield Albion. James Hunter struck the winner for Stapleford with a thunderbolt free kick into the top corner, his first goal of the season.
Ashland Rovers maintained a mathematical chance of finishing top, albeit they would need to close a huge gap in goal difference, with a 5-0 win over Ruddington Village Reserves. Matthew Hubbard and Paul Revuelta grabbed two goals each alongside one for Lee Townsend.
Kyle Clarkson scored four for Kirton Brickworks as they saw off Beeston Rylands 7-2 and Mansfield Hosiery Mills were 2-1 winners over Awsworth Villa Reserves.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers are champions following a 3-2 win at Newark Flowserve Reserves. Although Nathan Francis scored a hat-trick for Bridgford United in their 4-1 win at Sneinton Town they can no longer catch Woodthorpe.
Bingham Town Reserves were 3-1 winners over Burton Joyce and Welbeck Lions Reserves overcame Magdala Amateurs Reserves 4-3.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, champions Newark Flowserve go in search of their 30th win of the season as they head to The Shilo to play third placed Awsworth Villa. Second placed FC Cavaliers play their penultimate game at Woodview against Cotgrave.
Bingham Town continue their pursuit of breaking into the top three as they welcome Underwood Villa to Butt Field. Calverton Miners Welfare welcome Jason Hodson back into the squad for their trip to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village.
Southwell City look to make it 10 games unbeaten as they host Bilborough Town at the War Memorial Ground and it’s eighth versus ninth as Basford United Community entertain Wollaton at Greenwich Avenue.
Magdala Amateurs welcome Sandiacre Town to Roko while Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC host AFC Dunkirk at the Stag Ground
In Division One, in a match that could go along way to determining the title, leaders Stapleford Town entertain third placed Netherfield Albion at Hickings Lane while second placed Keyworth United Reserves round out their season with a trip to Westwood Recreation Ground to play Selston Reserves.
In Division Two, after recording their first draw of the season in midweek, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will attempt to get back to winning ways as they head to Hawton Lane to play Newark Flowserve Reserves.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Newark Flowserve saw off Underwood Villa 4-1. An acrobatic finish from Tyler Martin opened the scoring before Daryl Price doubled the lead. Jamie Hudson halved the arrears before Price added his second and Will Nelson sealed the three points.
A first half David Kolapo strike was enough for second placed FC Cavaliers to edge past AFC Dunkirk 1-0 while Awsworth Villa, in third, won 3-0 at bottom club Ruddington Village with goals from John Whitehurst, Ben Watson and Matthew Murphy.
Bilborough Town nearly hung on for only their second point since the start of November but Bingham Town’s Tom McRobie dashed those hopes in second half stoppage time.
Steven Brett, Mathew Newton and Barry Payne helped Calverton Miners Welfare to a 3-1 win over Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Adam Hassell with Kimberley’s reply.
Southwell City came from two down at Wollaton to win 3-2 in the last minute. Daniel Chadwick and Reece Campbell had put the hosts ahead before Calum Law made it 2-1 at the interval. Law added his and Southwell’s second just after the restart. There were saves at either end and Southwell hit the crossbar before Romello Nangle took the points after being fed in by Sam Robinson.
Cotgrave came from behind to win 5-1 at Magdala Amateurs, who had Dan Harris sent off. Tom Haw put The Budgies ahead but a Bassey Okon hat-trick, Adam Gray and Shaun Jackson gave the visitors the win.
A solitary Stephen Bonel effort saw Sandiacre Town past Basford United Community 1-0 and Attenborough followed up their midweek Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup win with a 3-1 win over Gedling Southbank. Jak Kenworthy, Adam Martin and Ryan Martin were all on target for Boro, Reiss Coy for Gedling.
In Division One, it was honours even between the top two as second-placed Stapleford Town drew 1-1 with leaders Keyworth United Reserves. Netherfield Albion took a two goal lead away at Beeston Rylands but after the hosts got on the scoresheet there was then never more than one goal between the sides as they traded blows in a match that finished 5-5. Jason Stonley grabbed a hat-trick for Beeston, Brent Horton a brace for Albion.
Ryan Martin also bagged a brace, for Ashland Rovers in their 4-1 win at Ruddington Village Reserves while Southwell City Reserves and Mansfield Hosiery Mills drew 1-1.
Bottom club AFC Bridgford recorded their third win of the season, 2-1 at the team immediately above them in the table, Awsworth Villa Reserves. Wollaton Reserves edged past Ravenshead 3-2.
In Division Two, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers saw off Kirton Brickworks Reserves 5-1 with a hat-trick from Markell Bailey and two from Adam Forry. Cameron Marsh scored five and Jack Hopper three in Burton Joyce’s 9-0 defeat of Nottingham City.
John Denty grabbed a hat-trick for Keyworth United Development as they overcame Bingham Town Reserves 4-0. AFC Clifton won 3-1 at Sneinton Town and Magdala Amateurs Reserves were 4-1 winners at Gedling Southbank Reserves.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Newark Flowserve chalked up win number 28 as they saw off AFC Dunkirk 5-0. Elliott King opened the scoring from the penalty spot before adding a second from open play. Daryl Price bagged a brace of his own then turned provider for Sam Agar to add the fifth.
David Kolapo scored all four for second-placed FC Cavaliers in their 4-1 win at Attenborough. Paul Ireson came off the bench to get Boro’s consolation.
Awsworth Villa ended a run of three matches without a win as they dispatched Magdala Amateurs 7-1. Matt Murphy and Josh Niblett both notched twice with Kyle Crofts, John Whitehurst and Adam Jackson also on the scoresheet. Neil Morgan with Magdala’s solitary effort.
Southwell City are now seven unbeaten after a 2-1 win over Basford United Community. Dalton Stephens and Edward Clarke put City ahead before Bettinson Paixao pulled one back for Basford. Southwell have trusted in youth this year and finished the game with the back four all under 20 years of age.
Calverton Miners Welfare won 2-1 at Underwood Villa with Sam Buckle and George Scrivener on target. Joshua Hunt the Villa scorer.
Cotgrave salvaged a draw at Bilborough Town in dramatic fashion. Town were two up as the game entered stoppage time thanks to Ricky Law and Joel Isaacs but then Shaun Jackson gave Cotgrave hope before the visitors’ goalkeeper, Jonathan Garton, came up for a corner in the 93rd minute and nabbed the equaliser.
Sandiacre Town won 5-1 at Ruddington Village.
In Division One, Keyworth United Reserves’ lead is down to two points after Stapleford Town won 3-1 at Ashland Rovers. Mitchell Robinson, Benjamin Smedley and Joshua Watts netted for Stapleford, Matthew Hubbard replying for Rovers.
A solitary Kasey Fisher second half strike saw Wollaton Reserves past Southwell City Reserves 1-0 whereas Kirton Brickworks were 6-1 winners over bottom side AFC Bridgford. Lee Bowler was on target twice alongside efforts from Patrick Brudzinski, Kyle Clarkson, Anton Highton-Slater and substitute Scott Ricketts. Liam Wilson with Bridgford’s consolation.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers opened up a nine point gap at the top of the table after they won 5-0 against Sneinton Town while Bridgford United went down 4-3 at home to Keyworth United Development.
Burton Joyce continue to chase the top two as the saw off Kirton Brickworks Reserves 4-0.
Barrowby and Newark Flowserve Reserves drew 3-3 while Gedling Southbank Reserves won 8-0 against Nottingham City.
The Nottinghamshire Senior League has engaged in a joint venture with Durham FA that will see some of their officials take charge of NSL Premier Division matches this weekend in order to broaden their understanding of the different styles and passion of football. The matches in question are: Bilborough Town versus Cotgrave at Greenwich Avenue where Town will again have to chop and change with Chris Helthorp, Tommy Street and Ricky Cross definitely unavailable, so they may have to draft in youngsters again as they push for safety from the drop; Attenborough versus FC Cavaliers at Chilwell Olympia, as Boro warm up for their Notts FA Intermediate Cup final the following Tuesday; and Ruddington Village entertaining Sandiacre Town at Elms Park.
Champions Newark Flowserve go in search of win 28 out of 29 as AFC Dunkirk visit Hawton Lane.
Having not won in their last three outings, Awsworth Villa have slipped to third place, behind FC Cavaliers. They will try to get back on track as they travel to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs.
Bingham Town, Attenborough’s Notts FA Intermediate Cup final opponents, travel to the Stag Ground to face Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC who completed the double over Awsworth last time out.
Southwell City, unbeaten in six, welcome Basford United Community, looking for their first win in five, to the War Memorial Ground.
Underwood Villa host Calverton Miners Welfare at Bracken Park.
In Division One, second placed Stapleford Town will attempt to make inroads into Keyworth United Reserves’ five point lead as they play one of their four games in hand away at Kingsway Park against Ashland Rovers.
Wollaton Reserves narrowly lost to Stapleford in midweek, they ill try to bounce back at the WSA against Southwell City Reserves.
Also looking to bounce back are Bridgford United in Division Two, who suffered the heartache of a semi-final defeat to Burton Joyce in the NSL Junior Cup. They will freshen things up by utilising the breadth of their squad for the visit of Keyworth United Development to Central College.
The Nottinghamshire Senior League has engaged in a joint venture that will see Durham level 4/5 officials on the NSL this weekend. The idea is to give the officials a taste of a different style of football to broaden their understanding of the different styles and passion of football. The clubs involved are as follows:
· Attenborough vs. FC Cavaliers at Chilwell Olympia
· Ruddington Village vs. Sandiacre Town at Elms Park
· Bilborough Town vs. Cotgrave at Basford United
The officials will be staying in a hotel at Nottingham University with a fitness session on Friday afternoon/evening, followed by a briefing on Saturday Morning on the sin bin initiative before leaving for their games. Saturday evening will see them indulge in a culture exchange in Nottingham city centre; Sunday morning will see them ply their trade at the Nottingham Forest Academy who are hosting Leeds United FC.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, newly crowned champions Newark Flowserve were forced to work hard for their 2-0 victory over second placed FC Cavaliers. In fact, it wasn’t until after Newark had a period with only nine players in the second half, with Ryan Broxholme sent off and Sam Agar in the sin bin for ten minutes, that they took the lead thanks to Jamie Lloyd. Agar added the second in the closing moments.
Awsworth Villa couldn’t capitalise on Cavs’ defeat and stay in second after Kimberley Miners Welfare beat them 2-1, meaning the 15th place side has done the double over them this season. Adam Hassell put Welfare ahead before Lee Stevenson restored parity. Sam Dunstan then sealed the three points.
Bingham Town are now closer to breaking into the top three following their 3-1 win against Sandiacre Town. Mike Jepps and Tom Spencer netted for Bingham, who were also helped by an own goal; Charlie Goodwin replied for Sandiacre.
Sam Buckle grabbed a hat-trick and substitute Alex Clarson two in Calverton Miners Welfare’s 6-1 win at Cotgrave. Mathew Newton was also on target.
Wollaton and Attenborough shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Jake Fisher and Ashley Kelly scored for Wollo, Ben Cheatle and an own goal for Borough.
Southwell City went two up at Gedling Southbank but they were pegged back to only draw 2-2. City went ahead when a Dalton Stephens cross was turned into his own net by a Gedling defender after a quarter of an hour. Two minutes later it was 2-0 as Calum Law poked home but a minute after that Gedling pulled one back through Mason Coy. Toby Guy made it 2-2 midway through the second half and, despite two late close range City efforts, that is how the score remained.
Underwood Villa edged out AFC Dunkirk 3-2 with goals from Joshua Hunt, Luke Williams and Alexander Mann. Dunkirk replied through Jonathan Bell and Brett Soiza.
Ruddington Village bounced back from their mauling at the hands of Newark last week to record a 5-0 win over a youthful Bilborough Town. Rudd’s goals were shared between Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Craig McMorran, Matthew Carver, David Rimington and Kaiden Burke-Campbell.
In Division One, Keyworth United Reserves went five points clear at the top with a 4-1 win at Kirton Brickworks while Stapleford Town consolidated third spot with a 4-0 win against Awsworth Villa Reserves on Friday night.
Despite missing four regular first teamers Mansfield Hosiery Mills came away from Real Community with a 7-2 win, including a brace for Aaron Turner. Tyler Lambert scored a hat-trick in a losing cause for Ravenshead as they went down 5-4 at Beeston Rylands, Lee Fowler bagged two for the victors.
Ruddington Village Reserves and Selston Reserves drew 2-2 while Southwell City Reserves and AFC Bridgford tied 1-1.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers exhibited their title credentials with an 11-2 win at bottom club Nottingham City. Markell Bailey was on target five times and Connor Scott-Parkin three times in the win.
Bridgford United are three points behind but have played three more games; they won 5-1 at Welbeck Lions Reserves with both Jourdan Blair and Jarrod Westcarr finding the net twice.
The teams in third and fourth, Southwell City Development and Burton Joyce, both drew 1-1, with Barrowby and Bingham Town Reserves respectively.
Rampant Newark Seal The Title
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League, Newark Flowserve confirmed the seemingly inevitable as they claimed the Premier Division title with a 15-0 demolition of Ruddington Village. The 2016 champions fought to the end but were no match for rampant Newark. A Sam Agar brace set the ball rolling before Elliot King and Solomon Miller got in on the act. Lee Potts, the mid-season signing from Cotgrave, then opened his account for the day before King completed a first half hat-trick to make it 7-0 at the break. In the second period it became a competition between the two strikers to see who could score the most with Potts adding five to his tally, to give him a double hat-trick, and King a further two, making it five for him in total. Jack Beckett was on hand to put the cherry on the icing on the cake with the 15th and final goal.
FC Cavaliers are up to second following their 4-1 win over Wollaton. David Kolapo bagged a brace alongside efforts from Ako Abdullah and Ochi Fraser. Jake Fisher got Wollo’s consolation.
Bingham Town continued their push for a top three finish with a 3-0 victory against Kimberley Miners Welfare. Mike Jepps opened the scoring in the first half. Midway through the second period Andy Nicholson notched for the first time this season on his 28th appearance then Jay Archer rounded out the win.
Underwood Villa moved up to 15th with a 5-1 win against Gedling Southbank.
In Division One, Keyworth United Reserves moved into top spot, albeit having played two more games than Netherfield Albion, as they saw off Kirton Brickworks 5-0. The prolific Scott Litchfield netted a hat-trick with Benjamin Clark and Ian Marley also on target.
James Chui and Josh Meek helped Ruddington Village Reserves edge out AFC Bridgford 2-1. Thomas Teer with Bridgford’s goal.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers, having secured a place in the NSL Junior Cup final in midweek, maintained their push for a double with a 6-0 win at Welbeck Lions Reserves, while Bridgford United showed that they’re still not out of it with a 3-1 victory at Newark Flowserve Reserves.
Bingham Town Reserves were three up at the break at home to Barrowby but ended up having to hang on for the 3-2 win and Burton Joyce came away from Keyworth United Development with a 2-0 win.