Newark Flowserve and Woodthorpe Park Rangers complete a 'double double'
A ‘double double’ was completed in the Nottinghamshire Senior League as Newark Flowserve added the Senior Cup to their Premier Division title and Woodthorpe Park Rangers took home the Junior Cup to complement their Division Two title.
Newark won the Senior Cup by seeing off Basford United Community 4-0. Elliott King got the ball rolling on 16 minutes as he converted a penalty after Daryl Price was felled by Jake Wood in the Basford goal. King got his and Newark’s second in the 37th minute when he fired into the bottom corner from just outside the box. Newark hit the crossbar in the dying moments of the first half so it remained 2-0 at the break. After a quarter of an hour of the second period Price had a shot saved but Michael Attard pounced on the rebound to slot home and make it 3-0. King then completed his hat-trick with five minutes remaining as he turned his marker in the box and slammed the ball into the roof of the net.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers were 3-2 winners against Burton Joyce with all the goals coming in the first half. Markell Bailey struck early for Woodthorpe with a back post header and, when Kieron Wheat made it 2-0 on 15 minutes it looked like there would be only one winner. BJ had other ideas, however, and they got themselves back into it five minutes later with a Jack Hopper header. Bailey gave Woodthorpe breathing space with his second on 39 minutes and it was much needed as only three minutes later Ricky Garner turned the ball into the net for Burton Joyce following good work down the right by Mark Faflik. In the second half Simon Hill had the ball in the net for BJ but it was correctly ruled out for offside and Bailey struck the crossbar with a free-kick but 3-2 it remained.
Elsewhere, in the Premier Division, Bilborough Town condemned Ruddington Village to finish in last place with a 3-2 win at Gedling Southbank. Underwood Villa made themselves safe from relegation with a 2-1 win over Magdala Amateurs and Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC ended Bingham Town’s hopes of finishing in the top three by beating them 4-1.
In Division One, Ashland Rovers claimed the runners up spot with a 4-1 win at Netherfield Albion. Keyworth United Reserves nudged Netherfield down into fourth place with a 3-2 win at Selston Reserves and Southwell City Reserves won by a similar scoreline at Awsworth Villa Reserves.
Newark Flowserve 4-0 Basford United Community
Woodthorpe Park Rangers 3-2 Burton Joyce
After three years we are sad to say that the First Team manager, Ryan Doherty, has decided to call it a day at Awsworth Villa. We wish Ryan all the best in the future and thank him for all he as done for the club. It's been a pleasure having him on board as we have secured back-to-back runners up spots in the NSL Premier Division and won the Senior Cup.
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In the Nottinghamshire Senior League, on the day where Newark Flowserve picked up their championship trophy they recorded their 31st win of the campaign, 4-2 against neighbours Southwell City. Elliot King set Newark on their way before Richard Brewer volleyed home the second from a James Cullingworth cross. Romello Nangle halved the deficit for Southwell but not for long as King grabbed his second from the penalty spot soon after. Sam Agar further extended the lead after the break before William Stocks made the scoreline slightly more respectable late on.
Awsworth Villa sealed the runners up spot for the second year in succession with a hard fought win over Cotgrave, Matt Murphy with the goal. It was Ryan Doherty’s last match at the helm for Villa as he is stepping down after three years.
Bingham Town still have a chance to sneak into third but they will have to turn around their current form, having lost three of the last four, including a 2-1 defeat to Attenborough on Saturday. Bingham had the bulk of the chances but only found the net once through Tom Spencer as they were otherwise denied by a solid defensive display. Paul Ireson and Jason Jude nabbed the three points for Borough.
Calverton Miners Welfare rounded out their season with a 5-1 win at Wollaton, including a Sam Buckle hat-trick. James Davis and Thomas Thraves were also on target, Daniel Chadwick with Wollo’s consolation.
Basford United Community have scored 21 goals in eight days after they saw off Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC 6-0. Ezra Kitungano (2), Betilson Paixao, Jack Wood, Anthoy Bedward and Ryan Oates all netted.
George Bosworth struck a hat-trick for AFC Dunkirk in their 4-0 win at Sandiacre Town. Sam Harbottle had set the ball rolling after 10 minutes.
A solitary Fionn Coffey effort saw Magdala Amateurs past Bilborough Town 1-0 despite Jack Cooper hitting the woodwork twice for Town.
Underwood Villa edged a nine goal thriller against Ruddington Village with all the goals scored by different players. Matthew Gooch, Craig Dainty, Stuart Grozier and Jake and Joe Wright netted for Villa, Danny Blanchard, Daniel Johnson, Jake Johnson-Foster and an own goal for Rudd.
Stapleford Town were crowned champions of Division One and celebrated with a 3-2 win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Ashland Rovers kept their hopes of the runners up spot alive with a 4-3 win at Selston Reserves.
In Division Two, champions Woodthorpe Park Rangers suffered only their second defeat of the season as they went down 5-2 at Southwell City Development while second placed Bridgford United finshed their campaign with a 2-2 draw against Burton Joyce.
Bingham Town Reserves and AFC Clifton also drew 2-2. Newark Flowserves Reserves won 5-3 at Nottingham City and Welbeck Lions Reserves overcame Keyworth United Development 2-0.
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Andy Frawley is a retired semi-professional footballer, however nowadays you will find him either running the streets of Nottingham or cycling on the roads across the county in a bid to keep fit and raise funds for Prostate Cancer – a charity very close to his heart. In 2013 Andy’s father told him he had prostate cancer, as you can imagine he was devastated by the news and automatically thought the worst. Andy, by his fathers’ side, watched him fight and beat this horrible disease. All of this was made more bearable by the fantastic support from the team at Prostate Cancer UK.
The Nottinghamshire Senior League (NSL) also lost long serving and popular referee Andrew Rolph to cancer earlier this year. As a show of solidarity, the three Nottinghamshire referee societies (Newark, Mansfield and Nottingham) have agreed to volunteer five referees from each society to take part in a penalty shootout during NSL finals day on Saturday 12 May, with Andy as the goalkeeper. All the societies have agreed to donate to the charity and this will be topped up by an equal donation from the NSL Referees Society.
His latest challenge is taking part in the Football to Amsterdam bike ride in association with Prostate Cancer. This involves cycling a gruelling 145 miles from Barnsley to Amsterdam over the weekend of 1-3 June 2018. The bike ride is backed by the FA and League Managers Association, and last year raised an incredible £600,000. The whole purpose of the challenge is to raise funds and awareness to beat a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes – a truly shocking statistic. Sadly Andy’s dad passed away in 2014, so he will be completing the bike ride in his memory.
Andy will be completing the challenge with a team of 14 guys from across Nottingham – Team Ding Dings. The team has currently raised just over £17,500 at the time of writing and are sitting second in the league table of fundraisers for the Barnsley start of the ride.
So, as well as hoping to stop the referees scoring in the half time penalty shootout, Andy is hoping to stop prostate cancer killing one man every 45 minutes. Every penny raised today and from the bike ride, will go towards life changing research. This will help towards one day eliminating this horrible disease through research into earlier detection; and also supporting families at their time of need. Every penny counts so please give generously today – you will be helping to save lives.
If you would like to donate online, please visit Andy’s Just Giving page.
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