In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, after picking up their first point last weekend, Bilborough Town are looking to build on it as they head to Hollinwood Lane to take on Calverton Miners Welfare on Friday night. Town are hopeful of including a couple of new faces; Calvo are still looking to get off the mark.
Another team looking for their first point are Gedling Southbank, they welcome mid-table Keyworth United to Eagle Valley on Friday evening. Rounding out the Friday night games are Eastwood CFC Development nd Cotgrave, who meet at the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena.
On Saturday, league leaders Awsworth Villa, and their 100% record, travel to the Forest Recreation Ground to play FC Cavaliers, who only tasted defeat for the first time themselves last week.
Aslockton & Orston, Cavs’ conquerors last time out, host AFC Dunkirk at Spa Lane while the still unbeaten Bingham Town welcome Sandiacre Town to Butt Field.
Magdala Amateurs and Attenborough meet at Roko.
In Division One, Ravenshead have Dan Phillips available for his first appearance of the season and Ryan Towle, their recent signing from Hucknall Town, is also in contention for a start. Mark Smallwood remains injured, however, as Radford Reserves visit Cornwater.
Leader Woodthorpe Park Rangers are without a game so Basford United Community will see if they can nab top spot as they head to Bestwood Miners Welfare.
It is also possible for Bridgford United to edge into first but they would have to win big against Wollaton Reserves at Hollinwood Lane. Ditto Kirton Brickworks as they welcome Beeston to Station Road.
Selston Reserves will attempt to get their first points on the board at the third time of asking as they entertain AFC Bridgford at the Parish Hall Ground and Southwell City Reserves host Mansfield Hosiery Mills at the War Memorial Ground.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves travel to Woodview to face Cotgrave. Something’s got to give as the two teams with 100% records, Newark Flowserve Reserves and AFC Clifton, in second and third respectively, meet at Gresham Sports Park.
Awsworth Villa sit six points clear at the top of the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division after they made it five wins from five by overcoming AFC Dunkirk 8-2. There was a hat-trick for Jake Fisher and two for Aaron James alongside efforts from Ben Branston, Jason Rimell and substitute James Machin. George Bosworth with Dunkirk’s replies.
Also having a 100% record, but from three games, are Southwell City, who saw off Magdala Amateurs 4-2 on Friday night. In an action-packed game both of The Budgies’ goals came from penaties courtesy of Tom Haw but both teams also missed from the spot. Goals from 16 year-olds George Caudwell (2) and Ewan Hill plus a William Stocks free kick saw City home.
Stapleford Town kicked off their campaign on Saturday and also have a 100% record by virtue of the fact they defeated Calverton Miners Welfare 2-0. Jimmy Hassall and Jamie McKeever were both on target.
Eastwood CFC Development moved up to third with a 5-1 win over Gedling Southbank. The Eastwood goals were shared between Tom Coupe, Danny Tring, Takunda Mushambi, Kieran Knight and Thomas Eastwood; Patrick Grey with GSB’s consolation.
FC Cavaliers lost their unbeaten record as an 85th minute James Hallam strike was sufficient for Aslockton & Orston to take all three points.
Bilborough Town got their first points on the board with a 1-1 draw with Bingham Town on Friday night. Ashley Dixon put Bilborough ahead in the second half but Mike Jepps quickly levelled matters and that’s how the score stayed.
In Division One, Basford United Community were briefly in top spot after their 7-0 defeat of Selston reserves on Friday night which included five goals from Kole Lambert and a brace from Kamani Wilson.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers moved back into first place on Saturday, however, by overcoming Awsworth Villa Reserves 6-1. There were two apiece for Adam Forry and Darren Oldham, with Markell Bailey and Cory Johnson also on the scoresheet.
Bridgford United are in third after a 4-2 win at Burton Joyce. Bridgford’s goals were shared between Jourdan Blair, Liam Honeyman, Dwain Miller and substitute Jarrod Westcarr.
Mansfield Hosiery Mills got off the mark with a 4-1 victory over Radford Reserves, including an Aaron Turner hat-trick, while Southwell City Reserves also got their first points on the board as they saw off Ruddington Village 2-1.
Likewise Beeston are now up and running after a 5-3 win against Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, including two goals for both Henry Sainsbury and Bright Agana, who came off the bench to make his debut. Two Jordan Pinder goals had taken Kimberley in 2-1 to the good at the break.
A Thomas Teer brace helped AFC Bridgford on their way to a 3-1 win against Netherfield Albion while Wollaton Reserves won by a similar scoreline at Bestwood Miners Welfare.
In Division Two, a Leighton Nicholson hat-trick helped leaders Newark Flowserve on their way to an 8-0 win at Magdala Amateurs Reserves. Stapleford Town Reserves consolidated second place with a 2-1 win over Sneinton Town.
AFC Clifton maintained their 100% record with a 4-0 win over Elston United while Bingham Town Reserves moved up to fourth by overcoming Ravenshead Reserves 3-0.
Robin Hood Colts kicked off their NSL campaign by edging past Keyworth United Development 4-3.
The weekend action in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division gets underway on Friday night as Southwell City look to make it three wins from three as they entertain Magdala Amateurs at the War Memorial Ground. Southwell edged past Cotgrave in midweek while Magdala came from behind to win at Calverton Miners Welfare.
Also on Friday, Bilborough Town go in search of their first points of the season as they welcome Bingham Town to the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
On Saturday, league leaders Awsworth Villa want to make it five wins from five as AFC Dunkirk make the trip to The Shilo. Top scorer Jake Fisher will be aiming to take his tally into double figures for the season, having notched nine times so far.
FC Cavaliers have made a bright start to the current campaign and sit second in the table. They head to Spa Lane to play Aslockton & Orston for whom a Julian Joachim hat-trick wasn’t enough to see them past Keyworth United in midweek, losing 5-3.
Stapleford Town will finally kick off their season with Calverton Miners Welfare the visitors to Greenwich Avenue while Eastwood CFC Development welcome Gedling Southbank to the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena.
There’s also a Friday night fixture in Division One with Basford United Community hosting Selston Reserves at Greenwich Avenue.
On Saturday, all three promoted sides will be looking to continue their encouraging starts to the season. Woodthorpe Park Rangers are currently top of the pile after narrowly beating Burton Joyce in midweek. They entertain Awsworth Villa Reserves at Eagle Valley while BJ face off with Bridgford United at the Poplars. Bridgford come into the match on the back of an exhilarating 7-5 win over local rivals AFC Bridgford on Wednesday.
In addition to Selston, there are three teams still looking to get off the mark: Beeston, who host Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves at Chilwell Olympia; Southwell City Reserves, who welcome Ruddington Village to the War Memorial Ground; and Mansfield Hosiery Mills, who entertain Radford Reserves at The Fieldings.
Netherfield Albion travel to Gresham Sports Park to take on AFC Bridgford while Bestwood Miners Welfare welcome Wollaton Reserves to the Sports Club.
In selected fixtures from Division Two, Newark Flowserve Reserves 100% record will be put to the test as they travel to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs Reserves while Robin Hood Colts kick off their season with a trip to Eagle Valley to face Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Awsworth Villa the early pacesetters...
The early pacesetters in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division are Awsworth Villa, who have taken maximum points from their first three matches following a 5-2 win over Wollaton. Jake Fisher bagged a brace against his old club, with Jason Rimmell, Danny Towle and Aaron James also on the scoresheet before Wollaton struck through Ben Watson and Harry Mason.
FC Cavaliers remain unbeaten after they inflicted the second 6-1 defeat on Keyworth United within four days while Aslockton & Orston put an end to Cotgrave’s 100% record, however, as a Matt James strike gave them a 1-0 win on their return to the NSL.
Radcliffe Olympic came from behind to claim a 3-2 win over Bilborough Town that leaves the latter still seeking their first points of the season. Ashley Dixon put Town ahead after a quarter of an hour. Ricky Law could have doubled the advantage late in the first half but he saw his penalty come back off the post. His profligacy was punished by Idris Kabongo as his volley took the sides in level at the break. Substitute Luke Allwood put Bilborough in front once again but his effort was cancelled out by Jake Towers before Rhodri Meads put Olympic ahead for the first time with a little over ten minutes remaining. Bilborough did have the ball in the net again late on but the goal was ruled out for a foul on Glenn Guyatt, the Radcliffe goalkeeper.
Eastwood CFC Development were 3-2 winners over Magdala Amateurs. Tom Haw put The Budgies ahead before Kieran Knight levelled from the penalty spot. Knight went on to complete his hat-trick for Eastwood before Toby Sewell pulled one back but it was too little too late.
In Division One, Fraser Cannon-Brownlie scored four for Ruddington Village but it wasn’t enough for the win as his side went down 6-4 to Basford United Community. Aidan Austin (2), Kole Lambert (2), Ashley Grayson and Kofi Hellewell were all on target for Basford.
Level on points at the top with Basford are Woodthorpe Park Rangers, who beat Beeston 2-1, Burton Joyce, 3-0 winners over Mansfield Hosiery Mills, and Kirton Brickworks, who saw off Wollaton Reserves 3-1.
Gary Harris grabbed a hat-trick for Bestwood Miners Welfare in their 5-0 win over Selston Reserves while Tiyumtaba Harrung netted twice for Radford Reserves as they overcame Netherfield Albion 4-3.
AFC Bridgford opened their campaign with a 2-0 win over Southwell City Reserves.
On Friday night Martin McDonagh scored two and set up the other goal for Ravenshead in their 3-2 victory over Bridgford United.
In Division Two, Magdala Amateurs Reserves have moved to the top of the pile after a Thomas Grady brace helped them on their way to a 5-0 victory at Kirton Brickworks Reserves. Barrowby are level on points with Magdala after they drew 2-2 with Stapleford Town Reserves.
Samuel Brindley was on target twice for AFC Clifton as they came away from near neighbours Clifton All Whites Development with a 6-1 win while there were hat-tricks for both Rami Abdalwanis and Yannick Akpessi For Nottingham Community in their 7-0 win at Sneinton Town.
Ruddington Village Reserves won 5-1 at Elston United and Bingham Town Reserves edged past Gedling Southbank Reserves 3-2.
The weekend’s action in the Nottinghamshire Senior League gets underway on Friday night with the Division One encounter between Bridgford United and Ravenshead at Hollinwood Lane. Bridgford will be looking to back up their win from last weekend in their first season at this level. It’s Ravenshead’s opening match; they have made several new signings over the summer and debuts could be handed to as many as six players. Steven Shuttleworth, Joshua Broad, Joe Maguire, Martin McDonagh, Brent Horton and Liam Walton push for a start, whilst 16 year-old Jamie Vaughan is also looking to make his debut after impressing in the Reserves last Saturday.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, Cotgrave go in search of their third win in three as Aslockton & Orston kick off their season by visiting Woodview. Also looking for three from three are Awsworth Villa who welcome Wollaton to The Shilo.
Stapleford Town will be producing their first ever programme for their inaugural home match since promotion to the Premier Division. All the proceeds will be given to charity with Attenborough the visitors to Greenwich Avenue.
Keyworth United opened with a resounding win but were brought back down to earth by Cotgrave in midweek. They will look to bounce back against unbeaten FC Cavaliers at The Forest, while Eastwood CFC Development travel to Roko to face Magdala Amateurs.
Bilborough Town are trying to get off the mark at the third attempt as they head to Wharf Lane to play Radcliffe Olympic.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers will attempt to follow up their impressive win on the opening weekend as Beeston visit Eagle Valley.
In selected other fixtures, Basford United Community entertain Ruddington Village at Greenwich Avenue, Burton Joyce host Mansfield Hosiery Mills at The Poplars and Kirton Brickworks welcome Wollaton Reserves to Station Road.
In Division Two, one of the early pacesetters are Barrowby, who host a Stapleford Town Reserves side that won 15-0 in their first match last weekend.
Elsewhere, AFC Clifton travel about 500 yards up the road to face Clifton All Whites Development at the Norman Archer Memorial Ground and Elston United play their first ever home game with Ruddington Village Reserves the visitors to Balderton.
Keyworth United were the weekend’s biggest winners in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division. They overcame Bilborough Town 6-0 with last season’s Division One top scorer, Scott Litchfield, grabbing a hat-trick. Ian Marley, Daniel Chadwick and Goran Seymour were also on target.
Eastwood CFC Development are new to the NSL this season and helped kick off the season on Friday night against Wollaton. Eastwood opened the scoring through Takunda Mushambi just before the interval but were pegged back not longer after the restart by Matt Goodwin. With half an hour remaining Kieran Knight headed the home side back in front before Eastwood further asserted themselves in the closing stages as Dave Jones scored either side of Knight notching a second to make the final score 5-1.
Last season’s runners up, Awsworth Villa, opened with a 2-0 win at Calverton Miners Welfare on Friday. There was a goal in each half, the first from Jake Fisher, the second from Ben Branston.
Also on Friday AFC Dunkirk and Magdala Amateurs shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Ethan Hunter was on target for Dunkirk, Ryan McMillan for Magdala.
On Saturday, Cotgrave edged past Attenborough 3-2. Lee Potts put Cotgrave ahead midway through the first half before Sam Adams doubled the advantage early in the second period. Boro hit back with two goals in two minutes from Kieran Whalin and Adam Gillot but the home side snatched the win with a great finish from Adam Sinnot.
Despite having a number of first teamers unavailable Bingham Town managed to secure a 0-0 draw away at FC Cavaliers.
In Division One, newly promoted Woodthorpe Park Rangers laid down a marker with an 8-2 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare. Markell Bailey netted a hat-trick for the Division Two champions alongside efforts from Cory Johnson, Connor Parkin, Dean Bussey, Kieran Wheat and Adam Forry. Daniel Orme and Joshua Lewis replied for Kimberley.
The two other promoted sides, Bridgford United and Burton Joyce also won, 4-2 at Beeston and 3-2 at Southwell City Reserves respectively. Jarrod Westcarr was on target twice for Bridgford while Burton Joyce let a two goal lead slip before nabbing the points in the final minute.
Basford United Community were 5-2 winners at Radford Reserves, including a brace from Kimani Wilson. Ruddington Village came from behind to win 3-1 at Bestwood Miners Welfare. The home side missed a penalty before Stefan Dalmedo put them ahead. Ruddington drew level thanks to a spot kick of their own, dispatched by Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, then James Howard and Jamie Neep rounded off the win.
Kirton Brickworks missed a penalty in their match against Awsworth Villa Reserves but managed claim a 3-2 victory. Ryan Keeley bagging a brace for the Brickies.
Netherfield Albion and Wollaton Reserves drew 1-1.
In Division Two, Stapleford Town Reserves ran riot against Keyworth United Development, winning 15-0. There were hat-tricks for James Aspinall, Ashley Cook and Rory Green but Aaron Hall went two better, netting five times. Daniel Love was also on target.
Leighton Nicholson also scored five, for Newark Flowserve Reserves in their 9-1 win over Gedling Southbank Reserves. Cotgrave Reserves won 2-0 at Nottingham Community and Barrowby saw off Ravenshead Reserves 1-0.
AFC Clifton were 2-1 victors at Kirton Brickworks Reserves while it was honours even between AFC Top Valley and Ruddington Village Reserves (2-2) and Magdala Amateurs Reserves and Clifton All Whites Development (0-0).
The new season of the Nottinghamshire Senior League gets underway on Friday evening, 10th August. In what promises to be a very competitive Premier Division, runners up for the last two seasons, Awsworth Villa, commence proceedings with a trip to Hollinwood Lane to face Calverton Miners Welfare. It will be a much changed Villa line-up after losing their manager in the off season but there will be many familiar faces for Calvo as they look to improve on their seventh place finish last time out.
One of the new teams to the NSL, Eastwood CFC Development, are also in action, as they welcome Wollaton to the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena. Eastwood will be looking to push on at the top end of the division after dominating at a tier lower last term whereas it is more likely to be a season of consolidation for the visitors.
Rounding out the Friday Premier Division ties are AFC Dunkirk and Magdala Amateurs who meet at the Ron Steel Sports Ground.
There’s also Friday night action in Division One, however, where Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, after taking voluntary relegation, entertain the Division Two champions and Junior Cup holders, Woodthorpe Park Rangers, at the Stag Ground. Woodthorpe are hoping that they are able to persuade their, and Division Two’s, top marksman from last season, Markell Bailey, to re-join their ranks for the coming campaign.
Radford Reserves make their bow in the NSL as Basford United Community who, similar to Kimberley, have also chosen to step down from the Premier Division, are the visitors to the CDW Arena.
On Saturday in the Premier Division there’s a meeting of teams who were two divisions apart last season as Radcliffe Olympic, joining from the East Midlands Counties League, welcome Stapleford Town, promoted as winners of Division One, to the Wharf Lane Recreation Ground.
Aslockton & Orston make their second debut in the NSL following FA league realignment but it will be their inaugural Premier Division encounter as they host Southwell City at Orston Recreation Ground.
Bilborough Town, who narrowly escaped relegation last term, entertain Keyworth United at the Harvey Hadden Stadium. Cotgrave and Attenborough meet at Woodview, FC Cavaliers kick off their campaign by welcoming Bingham Town to the Southglade Sports Centre and Sandiacre Town open with a trip to Eagle Valley to face Gedling Southbank.
Former Premier Division champions, Ruddington Village, find themselves in Division One for the coming campaign. They start with a trip to Bestwood Miners Welfare following their move over from the NAA.
The teams promoted from Division Two alongside Woodthorpe, Bridgford United and Burton Joyce, begin with trips to Beeston and Southwell City Reserves respectively.
There are a number of new teams in Division Two, a couple of which meet at Sherwood Fields as Robin Hood Colts host Clifton All Whites Development.