Following a successful first season in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Sandiacre Town are on the lookout for new players to join their squad for 2017/18.
Sandiacre have an ethos of development and progression with a burgeoning youth section running alongside the adult squad. All coaches are FA qualified and they wish to further strengthen their first team.
Any interested players should contact Craig Comery on 07976 274781 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Cotgrave 3-2 Nottingham Trent University
The curtain comes down on the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League 2016/17 season on Saturday as Nottingham Trent University and Cotgrave face each other in the Senior Cup Final at Dunkirk’s Ron Steel Sports Ground (kick-off 3pm).
A close fought encounter is anticipated as the two sides finished only one place apart in the Premier Division table. Neither team has won the trophy, before with Cotgrave only having made it to the quarter-finals once in recent seasons and this is NTU’s inaugural campaign in the league.
The students come into the game buoyed by a midweek win in the varsity match against University of Nottingham whereas 45 goal striker Lee Potts will be trying to fire Cotgrave to victory.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Junior Cup final Awsworth Villa Reserves took the trophy with a 4-0 win over Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves. The first half was a fairly even contest but Jake Brookes struck for Awsworth just before halftime. The lead was doubled two minutes after the break as Ian Shepherd in the centre of the Kimberley defence rose to clear a deep free-kick while fending off the attentions of Awsworth’s George Cooper. Unfortunately he only succeeded in looping his header over his own keeper and into the net. Midway through the second half Kimberley switched to three at the back, pushing the tall Shepherd up front, as they tried to get back into the game. Awsworth managed to exploit the extra space at the back as first Kurt Savage slid home from a Cooper cross then Juan Vickers sealed the win with a close range effort with 10 minutes remaining.
In the Premier Division, Clifton All Whites celebrated winning the title at home to Bilborough Town. The visitors slightly spoiled the party, however, as they were 2-1 winners. Liam Stewart put Town ahead before Corbi Brown levelled matters. Bilborough took the points with a second half Ricky Law penalty.
Aston United moved up to sixth as they saw off Nottingham Trent University 3-1. Aston’s goals were shared between Bradley Scard, Jake Danby and Joel Isaac; Niall Redguard replied for NTU.
Jawanza Grant struck a hat-trick for Real United in their 5-0 win over Ruddington Village. William Bouwen and Ben Douglas were also on target.
In Division One, champions Calverton Miners Welfare capped off their season with a 1-1 draw at Ruddington Village. Dane Bennett netted for Calvo, Ross Cochrane-Smith for Ruddington.
Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-0 Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves
The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League is proud to have provided the winners for three of Nottinghamshire FA's cup competitions this season. Not only that but two of the finals were all-NSL affairs and the Junior Cup semi-final stage was exclusively populated by our clubs.
First of all Mansfield Hosiery Mills, from Division Two were triumphant over Awsworth Villa Reserves, a Division One side, in the Junior Cup final in mid-April. Having raced into a 4-1 lead Mansfield appeared to be in control of the match but Awsworth made a fight of it at the start of the second half as they pulled it back to 4-3. The Millers bounced back immediately, however, as they added a fifth to see out the tie and take the trophy.
Aslockton Cranmers, in their inaugural season of senior football in Division Two faced AC Wollaton of the Notts Amateur Alliance in the Minor Cup final. Two goals in three minutes around the half hour mark put Aslockton in control and they added another without reply after the break to take the tie 3-0.
The Intermediate Cup final saw two Premier Division sides pit their wits against one another as AFC Dunkirk took on Basford United Community. Basford took an early lead but the match was turned on its head in the space of three minutes midway through the first half as Dunkirk netted three times. Community regained their composure after the break and scored twice to level matters. However, in a dramatic finale, Dunkirk were awarded a penalty which they duly dispatched to earn them the trophy with a 4-3 win.
Congratulations to our three winners but also to the runners-up for providing three entertaining cup finals.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League it is Junior Cup Final day as Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves and Awsworth Villa Reserves meet at St Giles Park, Sandiacre, 3pm kick-off. Kimberley are attempting to win the trophy for an unprecedented third season on the trot. Awsworth’s record in the competition hasn’t been as good in recent times, having gone out in the first round in each of the last three seasons, but they will be trying to emulate their first team’s achievements of last year in taking knock-out silverware back to The Shilo.
In the Premier Division, Clifton All Whites secured the title last weekend so are holding a Champions Day at the Norman Archer Memorial Ground for the visit of Bilborough Town. They will be holding a barbecue with live entertainment.
At the other end of the table Unity need to win both of their last two games to have any hope of escaping last place. They entertain Magdala Amateurs at Roko.
Aston United welcome Nottingham Trent University to Digby Street and Real United host Ruddington Village at the Inspire Stadium.
In Division One, champions Calverton Miners Welfare conclude their season with a trip to Elms Park to play Ruddington Village Reserves. One of the secrets of Calvo’s success could have been having a fairly settled side as there have only been 16 different starters in the team all season. Top appearance-maker Jamie Humphries is missing from this last squad but top scorer Sam Buckle will be hoping to add to his tally of 28 goals.