The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League are inviting applications for the positions of League Secretary and Registrar for the forthcoming season, 2015/16.
The league has recently attained full Step 7 status within the National League System and are looking for candidates with suitable skills and experience to continue delivering to the high standards expected at such a level.
Both roles will be key members of the League Management Committee.
Applications should be made to the League Chairman, Ian Kirk, via firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 June 2015, detailing the candidate’s experience and history of relevant roles in the first instance.
Press release available here.
Wollaton capped off a fine season by winning the Precision NSL Senior Cup Final on Tuesday evening as they defeated West Bridgford 1-0.
It was always going to be a close fought encounter as the two sides finished first and second in the NSL Senior Division. Wollaton were looking to secure the league and cup double for the first time since 2005 whereas West Bridgford were hoping to land their first major silverware in their four year history.
Bridgford had the better of the opening 20 minutes but never really turned their possession into any clear cut chances. Wollaton started to come back into the tie and on 23 minutes a firmly struck cross from the left found the head of Ryan Bowen to put the league winners ahead.
The game was an even affair from then on and was played with a competitive yet sporting spirit.
West Bridgford came close to getting an equaliser 22 minutes into the second half when a cross from the right found Tim Hopkinson inside the six-yard box but he contrived to strike the crossbar.
In the latter stages of the match Bridgford pushed centre half and man of the match, Liam Motson, up front to try and find an equaliser. This left room at the back which was nearly punished by Wollaton substitute Marcus Johnson but he showed too much of the ball to the advancing Bridgford keeper Sam Clark.
Resolute defending has been a feature of Wollaton’s performances in the Senior Cup this season, as they have not conceded a single goal during the entire tournament, and they held out to take the trophy.
Pictures from Wollaton's 1-0 win over West Bridgford that secured both the NSL Senior Cup and the league and cup double:
The Precision NSL league season came to a conclusion with three games in Division One. The bottom two teams had been decided when Southwell City Reserves drew with Awsworth Villa Reserves in midweek, condemning the latter to the drop alongside Magdala Amateurs. So then it just remained to determine who would finish bottom.
Awsworth were in last place at the start of the day and things didn’t look good after they lost 3-1 at home to Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves. Luke Price scored a first half hat-trick, including two penalties, for Linby; Juan Vickers got Villa’s reply.
Magdala Amateurs, however, contrived to take the basement position, by virtue of an inferior goal difference, after they were beaten 4-0 at Ashland Rovers. Pete Dunn and Richard Guest scored two apiece for Rovers.
Southwell City Reserves stayed third from bottom after losing 7-3 to Wollaton Reserves. Oliver Watson (2) and Charlie Wand netted for City but they were outdone by Perris Thomas (2), Ant Fragola (2), Robert Searcy, Roy Killeavy and Paul Markowski for Wollaton.
Attention now turns to the Junior and Senior Cup finals.
On Tuesday Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves will attempt to defend the Junior Cup when they face Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves at Greenwich Avenue, home of Basford United (7.30pm).
Then on Wednesday evening the teams who finished first and second in the Senior Division, Wollaton and West Bridgford, will contest the Senior Cup final, also at Greenwich Avenue (7.30pm).
It would be a major trophy for West Bridgford, who are only in their fourth season of existence. Wollaton are attempting to win the cup for the first time since 2009 and claim the double in the process, a decade since they last achieved the feat.
Bulwell FC are looking to arrange friendlies for both their first team and reserve side for the forthcoming pre-season (July). Any interested teams should contact Andy Radford on 07855 151928.
Pictures from when Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC collected the Division Two trophy following their 16-4 victory over FC Samba:
Having sealed the Precision NSL Senior Division title the previous weekend, Wollaton’s season went out with a bit of a whimper as they lost 3-1 at Bilborough Town.
Bilborough took full advantage of the fact that Wollaton were missing nine regular first teamers as Nicky Law netted a hat-trick before Anthony Atkins pulled one back for the visitors.
West Bridgford secured second place as they brought the curtain down on bottom club Kirton Brickworks’ miserable season with a 10-3 victory. Chris Atkins scored a double hat-trick for Bridgford, in addition to goals from Wayne Jones (2), Mitchell Slawson and Tom Coole.
On the plus side for The Brickies, strikes from Daniel Hall, Scott Ricketts and an own goal meant it was the first time they had scored three in a match since the end of November.
Sandhurst’s 2-1 loss to Awsworth Villa confirmed they will finish in the second relegation position as they are four points adrift of Beeston in 14th with only one game left to play.
After being reduced to ten men just before the break, Awsworth scored two second half goals through Josh Deakin and Sam Hallsworth. Substitute Lewis Batchelor halved the deficit for Sandhurst but it was too little too late.
Cotgrave boosted their chances of finishing in third place by overcoming incumbents Selston 3-1. An Adam Gray double and one from Jordan Cumberland took them to within one point of their opponents with one game left. Gary Breach netted for Selston.
A Sam Buckle brace helped Burton Joyce round off their season with a 5-1 win over PMG Cavaliers. Troy Smith, Ryan Clements and Danny Harris added the others; Mustafa Jikineh got Cavs’ consolation.
The Division One title was wrapped up by Underwood Villa with a midweek win over Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves, but at the other end of the table Southwell City Reserves gave themselves a fighting chance of avoiding relegation by recording their first league win since October – 4-1 at home to Nottinghamshire.
Matthew Johnson put City ahead before Charlie Wand conjured up two more goals. Notts pulled one back via a Simon Betts free-kick before Southwell substitute Chase Marcham restored the three goal lead.
Ruddington Village Reserves won by the odd goal in five away at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves. Sam Dunstan and Tom Stanley (2) did the damage for Village, Ethan Winfield and Connor Wren replied for Kimberley.
Linby bounced back from their midweek defeat to the division champions with a 4-1 win over Gedling Southbank. Luke Price (2), Ruban Mitchell and Joe Butler were on target for Linby; James Needham got Southbank’s consolation.
Bottom club Awsworth Villa Reserves kept their season alive with a 6-5 victory over Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC took over top spot in Division Two with a 7-1 win over Calverton Miners Welfare. The title will be decided on Tuesday night (5 May) when Kimberley travel to FC Samba and second-placed Aspley Park host Ashland Rovers Reserves.
Keyworth United Reserves won 2-0 away at AFC Clifton.