Ruddington Village maintained their unbeaten start to the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division season. They didn’t do it in straightforward fashion though as they fought back from two goals down to salvage a draw at local rivals Clifton All Whites.
Ben Clark put Clifton ahead within the first five minutes before Brett Peel doubled the lead 15 minutes later. Ruddington hit back either side of half time to claim a point.
West Bridgford also remain unbeaten but they had to rely on a late Carl Westcarr goal to rescue a point at Bilborough Town. Bridgford went 2-0 up thanks to an Abou Sylla double before Bilborough debutant Ricky Law gave the hosts hope with a penalty at the end of the first half. Law went on to complete his hat-trick to put his side into the lead before Westcarr ensured the points were shared.
Sandhurst managed to hold Real United at bay for half an hour but Real’s superior quality ultimately shone through as they won 8-0. Tim Hopkinson doubled his goal tally for the season by netting four times, Kuwesi Ofushine and substitute Glodie Bange got two apiece.
FC Cavaliers got their first win of the season, at the fourth time of asking, after defeating Bingham Town 2-1. Im’main Samuels grabbed both of Cavs’ goals, Tom Spencer replied for Bingham.
Ruddington Village Reserves kept their three point lead at the top of Division One by beating Netherfield Albion 9-1.
Southwell City Reserves maintained their 100% home record with a 4-2 win over Bilborough United. Chase Marcham, Liam Wilkinson and William Wheat (2) were on target for Southwell; Joel Buxton and James Hunt for Bilborough.
Magdala Amateurs have now won three on the trot after they dispatched Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves 5-0 with goals from Danny Bentley (2), Tom Haw (2) and Richard Whyman.
Aspley Park returned to winning ways with a 6-2 defeat of Calverton Miners Welfare.
Ryan Martin scored a hat-trick for Ashland Rovers, in addition to one from Mark Summers, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Clifton All Whites Reserves as they lost 6-4. Tim Berridge (2), Ross Cochrane-Smith, Glenn Kill and Lamah Griggs all notched for Clifton.
Ashley Marshall, Matt Rick and Sam Tring helped Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves to 3-2 win at Nottinghamshire.
Watnall Athletic leapt to the top of Division Two with an 8-0 win over Nottinghamshire Reserves. Joseph Brookes scored a hat-trick for the hosts.
Kieran Wheat netted a hat-trick for Bulwell Reserves as they moved up to second with a 6-1 win at Awsworth Villa Reserves.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC were also big winners – 7-1 at Bilborough Town Reserves. Jordan Sharpe scored four times.
AFC Clifton won 4-0 at home to Selston Reserves. Stuart Grainger got both of Bilsthorpe Reserves’ goals in their 2-1 win over Aspley Park Reserves. Bingham Town Reserves went down 3-1 at home to Keyworth United Reserves.
Ruddington Village have made a strong start to their Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division season having taken 10 points from four games. They face a short trip to the Norman Archer Memorial Ground to play Clifton All Whites. Clifton were 4-1 winners over Bingham Town in midweek.
Ruddington (from): Benwell, Carver, Cocks, Davies, Edge, Hassell, Heap, Hudson, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughlin, Moore, Newbold, Osborne, Rimington, Rhodes, Sissons, Winch
Wollaton travel to Bracken Park to take on Underwood Villa. They have some fitness doubts in the squad and will definitely be without Adam Campbell and Aaron Mitchell. After a slow start to life in the top flight Underwood have won their last two games and currently sit in mid-table.
Wollaton (from): L Mitchell, Middleton, Doyle, McKeever, Cheatle, Millenstead, Alls, Smedley, Day, Rawson, Hickey, Stark, Hunter, Stockley, Harding, Lambert
Bingham Town visit The Forest to play FC Cavaliers hoping to improve on recent performances, having only won one game in five so far. Cavs picked up their first point of the season by coming back from two down to draw with Unity last weekend.
Bingham (from): C Abbott, Hardy, Page, Nicholson, Cox, Carpenter, Snelgrove, Spencer, Archer, Gamble, Campbell, Hodgson, Morley, Haycox, Cree, Bramwell, Gammon
Bilborough Town welcome West Bridgford to Eagle Valley looking to continue the form that saw them beat Sandhurst in midweek. They have a full squad available for the first time this season. Bridgford have won both of their away games so far without conceding a goal.
Town (from): Ivanov, Cooper, Street, Jackson, Woodward, Roome, Croft, Minors, Palmer, Cross, Webster, McMorran, Kane, Nhidza, Swallow, Battison
In Division Two, Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC continue their title defence as they visit Bilborough Town Reserves at Eagle Valley. Welfare are currently mid-table with six points from five games whereas their opponents are at the foot of the table having lost all five of their games so far.
KMW (from) Walker, Chetwynd, Newbold, Bailey, Turner, Green, Wrenn, Ricci, Syson, Hodgkinson, O'Neill, Neilson, Hodgman, Cox, Sharpe, Freeman
Awsworth Villa returned to the top of the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division with a 4-3 win against Clifton All Whites. A Ben Morris double and one from John Whitehurst for Villa matched a Scott Litchfield brace and a Ben Clark strike for Clifton at the break. Shaw Hutchinson got the only goal in the second half to claim all the points for Awsworth.
Ruddington Village are up to second after they defeated previous league leaders AFC Dunkirk 3-0. Sam Winch netted a hat trick as Village maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Another unbeaten team are Wollaton as they recorded a 3-2 win away at Real United. Goals from Tim Hopkinson and Aaron Large weren’t enough for the home side as a Lee Day double and one from Jay Smedley meant Wollaton left with all three points. Some heated exchanges at the final whistle marred an otherwise excellent game.
Underwood Villa got their second win in four days as they overcame Bingham Town 1-0 courtesy of a Nick Thorpe second half header. It marked a remarkable turnaround for Villa who had lost 7-1 against Bingham only the week previous.
Cotgrave got their first win of the season as they defeated Newark Flowserve 6-0 at Woodview.
In a proverbial game of two halves, Unity went two up away at FC Cavaliers as Errol Campbell netted twice, including a 30-yard strike in the opening 10 minutes. Cavs hit back in the second half through Rico Tomusange and Joseph Onwughalu to make the end result 2-2.
FC Cavaliers’ draw means Sandhurst are the only Premier Division side without a point as they were beaten 6-4 at home by Beeston. Andrew Lobley, Robbie Savage (2) and substitute Kyle Clarkson were on target for Sandhurst, Chris Allen, Paul Harrison (2), Kie Leivers, Anthony Peach and Adam Taylor for Beeston.
In Division One Bilborough United put paid to South Normanton Town’s 100% record with a 4-2 win. Joel Buxton and John Greaves added to two penalties from Martin Walker for United. Tom Lewis and Sam Chambers replied for Town.
Edward Jackson scored a hat trick for Ashland Rovers in their 5-2 win at Nottinghamshire. Lawrence Foster and Ryan Martin got the others; Mark Greensmith and Henry Hylton were on target for Notts.
Clifton All Whites Reserves overcame Wollaton Reserves 3-1. Robbie McNicholas, Brett Soiza and Jordan Newton notched for Clifton, Roberto Labbate for Wollaton.
Magdala Amateurs followed up their first win of the season in midweek by beating Netherfield Albion 4-2. Pete Cassidy, Neil Morgan (2) and Richard Whyman scored for The Budgies, Chris Kemp and Ben Douglas for Albion.
Calverton Miners Welfare picked up their first win of the season in fine style as they saw off Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves 6-1. Jamie Humphries (2), Dane Bennett (2), Matthew Newton and Darren Williamson were all on the scoresheet for Welfare, Andy Start got Rolls’ consolation.
Kirton Brickworks also got their first win of the campaign by defeating Southwell City Reserves 3-2. Kirton took a 3-0 first half lead through James Taylor’s debut goal for the club, Jamie Charlton and Callum Atkinson. Southwell hit back through Jake Glover and Callum Law but, despite prolonged pressure, couldn’t find an equaliser.
Underwood Villa Reserves are top of Division Two, after they won 4-3 away at Bilborough Town Reserves. Bulwell Reserves and Selston Reserves are hot on their heels after they won 7-1 against Nottinghamshire Reserves and 4-0 against Watnall Athletic respectively.
Keyworth United Reserves won 1-0 away at Awsworth Villa Reserves and Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC won 5-3 at AFC Clifton.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division third placed Ruddington Village welcome table-toppers Dunkirk AFC to Elms Park. It’s Ruddington’s first home game of the season, having won two and drawn one on the road so far. Dunkirk come into the game on the back of a 9-0 demolition of Sandhurst in midweek.
Rudd (from): Benwell, Carver, Cocks, Davies, Edge, Hassell, Heap, Hudson, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughlin, McMullen, Moore, Newbold, Osborne, Rhodes, Sissons, Winch
Wollaton travel to the Inspire Stadium to meet Real United with several injury doubts. Jordan Alls and Dane Rawson are both in the squad after they both bagged a brace in Wollaton’s 4-2 midweek victory over Bilborough Town. Ryan Bowen is set to face his former club after joining Real in the offseason.
Wollaton (from): Mitchell, Hunter, Doyle, Smedley, McKeever, Millenstead, Campbell, Alls, Day, Hickey, Stark, Rawson, Cheatle, Middleton, Bell, Lambert
Unity hope to be able to call upon the services of Cashel Walters, who is returning from injury, and James Burke, who is returning from holiday, as they travel to The Forest to face FC Cavaliers. Cavs are still looking for their first point of the season, having lost twice so far. Unity got off the mark with a 4-0 win over Beeston last weekend.
Unity (from): Elliott, M Scott, Copeland, Burke, Ventrella, Carr, K Scott, Seaton, Carthy, Singleton, Nicholls, Towlson, Grinley, Walters, Jefferey, Smith, Leeder, Wilson, Robinson, Campbell, Stones, Burton
In Division One, Nottinghamshire welcome Ashland Rovers to Grassington Road as they look to pick up their first home points of the season at the third time of asking. Rovers were 4-0 winners over Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves last time out.
Notts (from): Harvey, Newbold, Hope, Harrison, Evans, Siani, Hylton, Gibbons, Groves, Mergeson, Morledge, Betts, Greensmith, Cairns, Meakin, Mitchell, Wood
In Division Two, Bulwell Reserves sit sixth, albeit with a 100% record. They have a full squad to choose from as they welcome bottom club Nottinghamshire Reserves to Greenwich Avenue for a midday kick-off.
Bulwell (from): Whitehead, Jarvis, Krause, Conway, Gunn, Deavin, Naylor, Carter, Mathews, Nutt, Rimell, Walker, D Craven, Stone, Hatton, Johnson, Wheat, S Craven, Coxon, Lowe
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC visit the Charnwood Sports Centre to take on AFC Clifton. Welfare don't have a single player left from last season but, under General Manager Danny Staley, they are rebuilding with young players. Kimberley should be at full strength.
KMW (from): Walker, Chetwynd, Green, Turner, Bailey, Newbold, Sheffield, Wrenn, Cox, Neilson, O'Neil, Hickling, Beecham, Syson, Belcher, Hodgman, Freeman, Sharpe
Awsworth Villa held onto first place in the fledgling Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division table as they made it three wins from three by defeating Sandhurst 2-0. Anthony Withe and Hezron Jones netted in the second half.
Ruddington Village are in second following their comprehensive 7-2 win at FC Cavaliers. A hat-trick from Matt Carver, including two penalties, and goals from Ricky Benwell and Tristan Rhodes took Village in 5-2 up at the break. The gloss on the victory was added in the second half as Sam Winch got his first two goals for the club.
Goran Seymour put Dunkirk AFC ahead four minutes into their match away at Bilborough Town and they never looked back, going on to complete a 4-0 victory as Seymour added a second in addition to a close range effort from Joe Ellis and a header from Tom Roper.
West Bridgford were also 4-0 away winners; Newark Flowserve were the unfortunate hosts. Bridgford’s goals were supplied by Carl Westcarr (2), Reiss Neill and Jurgen Charlesworth - his first since returning to the club that he helped guide to promotion from Division One two seasons ago.
Cotgrave had several players unavailable but still managed to take a point away from their visit to Clifton All Whites following a 2-2 draw. Scott Litchfield and Ben Clark were on target for the hosts, Gethyn Tustin and Jay Kirkby for Cotgrave.
Burton Joyce went 3-0 behind at home to Wollaton but managed to pull within one goal courtesy of a Marc Buckle brace. The visitors added another, though, to complete a 4-2 victory. Jordan Alls (2), Lee Day and Dane Rawson were the Wollaton scorers.
Bingham Town rebounded from their opening day loss to record a 7-1 win over newly promoted Underwood Villa. Ed Hodgson grabbed a hat-trick in addition to goals from Matt Snelgrove, Jay Archer, Dom Page and Tom Spencer. Ash Foster got Villa’s consolation.
Unity also got their first points on the board as they defeated Beeston 4-0. Errol Campbell (2), Kevin Seaton and Joe Stones were all on target.
Having scored four goals in each of their first three games, all of which have been victories, Radcliffe Olympic Reserves are top of Division One following a 4-3 win against Ruddington Village Reserves. Eddie Davis, Ryan Parnell, Jawanza Grant and Aurio Ganji notched for Olympic; Jordan Richardson, Nathan Dalston and Craig Chambers for Village.
South Normaton Town are in second after defeating Magdala Amateurs 5-1. Tom Lewis, Jono Pearce and a Shaun Smith hat-trick did the damage for Town. Chris Hayes got The Budgies’ consolation.
John Greaves and Marcus Newman helped Bilborough United to a 2-0 win over Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves.
A Shaun Green hat-trick saw Aspley Park overcome Nottinghamshire 3-2. Tyrone Cairns and Simon Betts were on target for Notts.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves edged past Wollaton Reserves 1-0 thanks to a Scott Bailey goal.
Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves got their first points of the season as second half strikes from Simon Martin and Charlie Niblett gave them a 2-0 win over Southwell City Reserves.
James Needham and Luke Pickard got two apiece for Gedling Southbank but it was to no avail as they lost 5-4 to Ashland Rovers. Rovers’ goals were shared between Marc Cannon, Ryan Martin, Paul Revuelta, Mark Summers and substitute Julian Topliss.
Clifton All Whites Reserves were also 5-4 winners, after having been three goals to the good within the first nine minutes away at Kirton Brickworks. Arron Darch (3) and Mitch Hall scored for Kirton; Brett Soiza (3), Tim Berridge and Mark Foster for Clifton.
Netherfield Albion and Calverton Miners Welfare got their seasons underway with a 1-1 draw. Ash Batchford put Albion ahead but Calverton equalised through Joe Warner in the last minute.
Watnall Athletic’s 5-2 victory over Bilborough Town Reserves moved them into top spot in Division Two. Bulwell Reserves were 4-2 winners at home to Awsworth Villa Reserves.
Bilsthorpe Reserves drew 1-1 with Bingham Town Reserves, AFC Clifton overcame Nottinghamshire Reserves 4-0 and Selston Reserves won 1-0 away at Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Ruddington Village, fresh from their opening day win over league new boys Unity, are on the road again, this time to face FC Cavaliers. The hosts were narrowly defeated by Real United last time out.
Ruddington (from): Benwell, Carver, Cocks, Davies Edge, Hassell, Heap, Hudson, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughlin, McMullen, Moore, Osborne, Rimmington, Rhodes, Sissons, Winch
Defending champions Wollaton opened their account with a 1-1 draw away at newly promoted Newark Flowserve. They travel to Burton Joyce with several players out through injury or unavailability but include Jordan Alls in the squad, having score for the Reserves in midweek.
Wollaton (from): L Mitchell, Hunter, Doyle, McKeever, Cheatle, A Mitchell, Campbell, Millenstead, Rawson, Alls, Day, Smedley, Hickey, Stockley, Middleton
Bingham Town put in a below par performance, by their recent high standards, when they lost 3-1 to Burton Joyce last weekend. They will look to put things straight as they entertain last season’s Division One champions Underwood Villa at Butt Field.
Bingham (from): Abbott, Hardy, Page, Cox, Carpenter, Nicholson, Spencer, Archer, Hodgson, Gamble, Snelgrove, Cree, Haycox, Morley, Campbell
Newly created Beeston, formed by a merger between last season’s Beeston club and Boots Athletic, suffered a defeat at early pacesetters Awsworth Villa in their first outing in midweek. They have a young squad who will hope to learn from that experience as they travel to Nottingham Trent Campus to face Unity.
Beeston (from): Hurst, Jago, Peach, Ridgway, Allen, M Jackson, Taylor, Wardle, C Winstanley, Leivers, Jacob Jackson, Nehra, Rees-Jones, Jordan Jackson, R Winstanley, Adiseda, Mbuti
In Division One, Gedling Southbank go into their home match against Ashland Rovers, their first as new tenants of Calverton Miners Welfare, looking to build on a decent away point at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves in their season opener on Tuesday evening. They choose from a near full squad.
Gedling (from): N Day, Fox-Smith, Hammond, C Day, Broomfield, Carter, Suleman, Coy, Pickard, Clerke, Cranny, Bancroft, Needham, Thomas, Bakone
Netherfield Albion kick their season off by welcoming Calverton Miners Welfare to the Inspire Stadium, their new home at Stoke Bardolph. Albion include summer signings Tyler Smeed, Dave Muirhead, Ash Batchford, Matt Fowler and Kirk Johnson in their squad. Corey Smeed is in line to play his first game since September, after recovering from a knee injury and subsequent operation. Ryan Fowler is suspended so misses out.
Albion (from): Jones, Walker, Grey, Muirhead, M Fowler, Leivers, T Smeed, Geeson, C Smeed, Kemp, Johnson, K Johnson, Batchford, Douglas, Burrell
In Division Two, Bulwell Reserves, who opened their NSL campaign with a 3-0 win at Bilborough Town Reserves, travel to Bracken Park to take on Underwood Villa Reserves. Underwood recorded a creditable 2-2 draw with Cotgrave Reserves in midweek.
Bulwell (from): Whitehead, Gunn, Walker, Craven, Rimell, Deavin, Hatton, Jarvis, Nutt, Stone, Carter, Conway, Lowe, Matthews, Naylor
Two teams new to the NSL, Bingham Town Reserves and Bilsthorpe Reserves, face off at the Bilsthorpe Sports Ground. Both their opening games finished 2-1 – Bilsthorpe defeated Selston Reserves in midweek, Bingham lost to Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC last weekend.
Bingham (from): Green, Buckberry, Sentance, Gammon, Snape, Hallam, Scarborough, Gregory, Carter, Brown, Hardy, Balchin, Herbert, Bramwell, Hutchison, Andrews, Dunne, Leggett
The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League got underway on Saturday. There are a few new sides in the renamed Premier Division this season and the ones that were in action had contrasting fortunes.
Unity have been in existence since 2006 but up until now had only played in exhibition and charity matches. Their first tilt at competitive football didn’t pan out as they would have hoped as they were beaten 4-0 at home by Ruddington Village.
The visitors were 1-0 up at the break courtesy of Leigh Sissons. The Villagers took the game out of reach in the second half via a Matt Carver penalty and strikes from Tristan Rhodes and substitute Dave Rimmington.
Another new side, Dunkirk AFC, fared better as Lewis Walker scored all four of his team’s goals in a 4-2 win over Cotgrave. Jordan Cumberland got both of the visitors’ replies.
Real United have joined from the Central Midlands League and opened their NSL account with a 3-2 win against FC Cavaliers. United would have hoped for a more resounding win after Ryan Bowen, signed from Wollaton in the offseason, and a double from Tim Hopkinson, a new arrival from West Bridgford, had put them three up at the interval. Liam Taylor had other ideas however, as he scored a brace for Cavs in the second half, but ultimately his side were unable to completely close the deficit.
Newark Flowserve were the fourth of the division’s new sides to play, having been promoted as runners-up in Division One last term. They faced a baptism of fire as they were hosting last season’s double winners Wollaton but acquitted themselves well to secure a 1-1 draw. Ben Lyons was on target for Flowserve, Jay Smedley for Wollaton.
Burton Joyce were another side to take a three goal lead as they overcame Bingham Town 3-1. Sam Buckle, Ryan Clements and Marc Buckle had put the hosts ahead before Tom Spencer pulled one back from the spot. Spencer had an opportunity to halve the deficit with a second penalty after 80 minutes but could only find the keeper’s legs with his effort.
Awsworth Villa won by the odd goal in five in a see-saw game against Bilborough Town. Ben Greenhalgh put the hosts ahead before Ricky Cross levelled matters. Danny Walsh then helped Villa get their noses in front again only for Town debutant Jake Kane to peg them back once more. John Whitehurst then put Awsworth ahead for the final time and they held out for the win.
In Division One, John Greaves scored twice for Bilborough United, newly promoted from Division Two, as they won 5-2 away at Clifton All Whites Reserves. Robert England, Marcus Newman and Ismael Bartley were also on target for United; Scott Bell and Justin Pinnock got Clifton’s replies.
Radcliffe Olympic Reserves overcame Nottinghamshire 4-3 with goals from Edward Davies, Ryan Parnell and Jawanza Grant (2). Simon Betts, Mark Greensmith and Henry Hylton’s efforts were ultimately in vain for Notts.
Darren Turner, Sam Rothwell and Damien Humphreys netted for Ruddington Village Reserves in their 3-2 win over Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves. Ash Marshall and Reece Jackson replied for Rolls.
Kirton Brickworks and Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves opened their season with a 0-0 draw.
In Division Two, Watnall Athletic, who came close to folding in the offseason, rebounded to record a 5-0 win over Bilborough United Reserves with five different players getting on the scoresheet.
Kyle Nutt scored twice in Bulwell Reserves' 3-0 win away at Bilborough Town Reserves. John Crawley also netted twice as Keyworth United Reserves defeated Selston Reserves 3-2.
Awsworth Villa Reserves began life in the second division, following relegation, with a 7-5 victory over AFC Clifton. Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC were 2-1 winners at Bingham Town Reserves.
The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League is back. This season's competition promises to be the best yet as the newly renamed Premier Division has been expanded to 18 clubs.
Wollaton begin the defence of their title with a trip to newly promoted Newark Flowserve. Wollaton have lost Ryan Bowen to Real United but the rest of the squad remains virtually the same. Manager Andy Alls is also hoping to make a couple of new signings ahead of the first fixture.
Wollaton (from): Mitchell, Hunter, Doyle McKeever, Lambert, Millenstead, Campbell, Rawson, Day, Alls, Middleton, Atkins, Stockley, Bell, Turner
The aforementioned Real United face FC Cavaliers in their inaugural Nottinghamshire Senior League match, having moved over from the CMFL during the offseason. In addition to Bowen, United have also added four players from last season’s runners-up West Bridgford, but will be without Austin Wallace, John Hart, Jarek Zboch and Steven Venables. Jamie Spiers will captain the side after joining from Arnold Town. He is joined in the squad by Mansfield Town loanee Liam Needham.
Real (from): Needham, Burrows, Broderick, Walton, Caoduro, Rhodes, Brown, Moran, Bange, Charlton, Ofushine, Spiers, Large, Hopkinson, Bowen, Tittensor
Another new team to the NSL Premier Division this season are Unity. Since the team’s formation in 2006, the youth programme initially established to help tackle crime in Radford, St Anns and the Meadows has played exhibition and charity games, but they have now decided to step into competitive football. Ruddington Village are the visitors to the Nottingham Trent Campus as Unity start this new chapter in their history.
Unity (from): Leeder, Ventrella, Copeland, Towlson, G Robinson, N Robinson, Reid, Walters, O Wilson, T Wilson, Carthy, Seaton, Campbell, Burke, Msungama, M Scott, K Scott, Singleton, Hodge, Barracks
Ruddington (from): Edge, Benwell, Carver, Davies, Heap, Hudson, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughin, McMullen, Moore, Osbourne, Rhodes, Rimmington, Sissons, Winch, Hassell
Bilborough United make their Division One bow, having won promotion last term, as they visit Clifton All Whites Reserves. Omari Saddler, James Hunt, Dodou Colley and James Walls are in contention to make their debuts. Deriece Duncan has stepped up to the first team squad after impressing for the Reserves but United will be without Pat Hume (ankle) and Alex Featherstone is a doubt due to work commitments.
United (from): Mather, Newman, Bamford, Lowe, Walker, Seymour, O’Regan, Saddler, Buxton, England, Hunt, Greaves, Duncan, Walls, Colley
Kirton Brickworks have a full squad to choose from for their first game back in Division One, at home to Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, following their rather challenging season in the top flight.
Kirton (from): Baines, Bentley, Birch, Buchanan, Cooper, Darch, B Davies, J Davies, Freeman, Frost, Fuller, Garratt, D Hall, M Hall, Hankey, McWilliams, Merriman, Norman, Platts, B Smith, L Smith, S Smith, Soloman, Taylor, Wass
Nottinghamshire have a new management team of Ian Randel and Daryl Rose in place as they welcome Radcliffe Olympic Reserves to Grassington Road. Some new faces are making their Notts debuts, including Kierum Morledge and Jordan Percival. They also have Liam Wood and Ryan Evans returning to the squad, the latter after having been out of the game for 18 months following an ACL injury.
Notts (from): Percival, Newbold, Harrison, Evans, Gibbons, Wood, Groves, Greensmith, Betts, Morledge, Mitchell, Cairns, Hylton, Siani, Bell, Meakin
Bilborough United’s promotion has allowed their Reserves to join the NSL Division Two. They have a new management team in place as they travel to Greenwich Avenue to take on Watnall Athletic.
United (from): Colclough, Rogers, Dyer, Conway, Densley, Starr, Corkill, Burdett, Chapman, Foster, Mitchell, Thomas, Edwards
South Normanton Athletic Reserves have been 'rebranded' as South Normanton Town FC for the coming season. This is mainly to tap into more funding opportunities for the club. The ground at the M J Robinson Structures Arena, Lees Lane, has undergone more changes throughout the summer and is now up to Step 5 level. New dug outs have been installed and the surface is as good as ever. It is hoped that visitors to the stadium will enjoy the experience.
On the playing side, manager Sean Staton has secured more assistance and he and Chris Green will be looking for a better season after being blooded into the NSL last term. The squad is a well balanced mixture of youth and experience and they have many youngsters who are on the verge of stepping up to the senior side. Adam Gillott will be looking to further enhance his chances after being a prolific scorer towards the end of last season.
The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League wish to recruit a Results Officer for the 2015/2016 season.
The role involves collating results from all NSL matches and reporting them to local and national press outlets, as well as ensuring accuracy of the league's results website.
The successful applicant will also be a member of the League Management Committee.
Interested parties should contact League Secretary Tracie Witton on firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.