In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, it is the two newly promoted teams that currently sit top of the Premier Division. Woodthorpe Park Rangers and Burton Joyce are both curreently a perfect three from three and will be attempting to continue their runs as they travel to The Shilo to face Awsworth Villa and host Bilborough Town at The Poplars respectively.
AFC Dunkirk are third, having won two and drawn two. They head to Spa Lane to take on Aslockton & Orston. Wollaton and Stapleford Town are the other two unbeaten sides. The former are without a game this weekend so Stapleford will attempt to leapfrog them when they travel to the Forest Sports Zone to face FC Cavaliers.
Cotgrave welcome Sandiacre Town to Woodview and Calverton Miners Welfare entertain Magdala Amateurs at Hollinwood Lane.
In Division One, it's also a newly promoted team that are top of the pile, in the form of AFC Top Valley. They meet another side with a 100% record, albeit from two games rather than Top Valley's three, Hucknall Town Development at Eagle Valley.
West Bridgford AFC have taken maximum points from their three games so far and welcome Beeston to Regatta Way.
Radcliffe Olympic haven't got off to the start they would have wanted since being relegated from the Premier Division. They will look to pick up their first points as third placed Radford Reserves visit Wharf Lane.
Ravenshead entertain Basford United Community at Cornwater with player-chairman Mark Yates returning along with Liam Bradley. Lewis Parkin is set to miss out through injury, while Jamie Vaughan is definitely out and Nathan Dodds is ill.
Bridgford United play their first home game of the season at Highfields with Ruddington Village the visitors. Pep Leeder for Bridgford faces his former club and they also welcome back Liam Honeyman and Bernard Kirk.
Kirton Brickworks welcome Kimberley Miners Welfare to Station Road, Southwell City Reserves entertain Bestwood Miners Welfare at the Memorial Ground and Robin Hood Colts host Wollaton Reserves.
There's Friday night football in Division Two as Clifton All Whites host Ravenshead Reds at the Norman Archer Memorial Ground.
On Saturday, Cotgrave Reserves and Stapleford Town Reserves will attempt to preserve their 100% records as they travel to Bingham Town Reserves and Bilborough Town Community respectively.
Barrowby and Burton Joyce Reserves get their seasons underway with their meeting at Low Road and Pythian make their NSL bow when they face United Grays.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, there was a rematch of last season’s Senior Cup final in the Premier Division as Southwell City hosted Stapleford Town. Both teams had goals disallowed as it ended in stalemate but the point was sufficient to see Stapleford stay top of the fledgling table.
Both the newly promoted sides made it two wins from two. Nathan Francis scored his second hat-trick in as many weeks in Burton Joyce’s 7-1 victory over Eastwood CFC Development. Mark Faflik (2), Sam Smith and Jack Caulton were also on target.
Markell Bailey, Daniel Walker and Toby King gave Woodthorpe Park Rangers a 3-1 win at Aslockton & Orston. Samuel Winch netted for the home side.
Wollaton have also taken six points from their first two games as they came away from Bilborough Town with a 7-0 win. There were two goals apiece from Will Bouwen and Stephen Chaplin and one from each of Scott Carlile, Steve Ahern and Greg Wedge.
Bingham Town got off the mark with a 2-2 draw at AFC Dunkirk. Luis Parkes and Kieran Diver scored for Dunkirk, Euan Sweeting and an own goal for Bingham.
Dalton Stephens and Adam Limb got Calverton Miners Welfare’s season up and running in a 2-1 win over Attenborough. Jamie Hannis was on target for Boro.
Radford Reserves are top of Division One following their 3-2 win at Bestwood Miners Welfare. Newly promoted AFC Top Valley are hot on their heels after an 8-2 victory over Basford United Community.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves made it two wins from two as they edged past Beeston 2-1 and Bridgford United won by a similar scoreline against Wollaton Reserves.
Radcliffe Olympic kicked off their season with a 5-1 home reverse at the hands of Kirton Brickworks that included a hat-trick for Jamie Charlton.
In Division Two, Lucus Cotterill bagged a brace for Cotgrave Reserves in their 3-0 win over Beeston Old Boys Association. Stapleford Town Reserves join Cotgrave on six points at the top following a 3-1 win at Asha.
There were two goals apiece for Callum Barrett and Jack Palmer in Keyworth United Reserves’ 6-0 win at Elston United.
United Grays started their NSL campaign by seeing off Clifton All Whites Development 3-2 and Ravenshead Reds drew 1-1 with Bingham Town Reserves.
Last season's Premier Division champions, Stapleford Town, sit on top of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, with two wins from two. They travel to the Memorial Ground to face Southwell City in a rematch of the 2019 Senior Cup final. Southwell were the winners that day and will be looking to repeat the feat.
A host of other teams will be hoping to make it two wins from two matches, including the two promoted sides, Burton Joyce and Woodthorpe Park Rangers. BJ welcome Eastwood CFC Development to The Poplars while Woodthorpe travel to Spa Lane to take on Aslockton & Orston.
Last season's runners up, Bingham Town, suffered a heavy defeat on opening day, they will attempt to bounce back as they visit the Ron Steel Sports Ground to face AFC Dunkirk.
Awsworth Villa have endured a torrid start to the campaign but will hope for an upturn in fortunes when they meet FC Cavaliers at the Forest Sports Zone. Bilborough Town will also be looking to pick up their first point as they host Wollaton at the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
Calverton Miners Welfare entertain Attenborough at Hollinwood Lane and Magdala Amateurs welcome Cotgrave to Roko.
In Division One, Radcliffe Olympic get their campaign underway with Kirton Brickworks the visitors to Wharf Lane. Newly promoted AFC Top Valley entertain Basford United Community at Eagle Valley.
Radford Reserves travel to Bestwood Miners Welfare and Wollaton Reserves head to the David Ross Sports Village to play Bridgford United. Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves and Beeston meet at the Stag Ground.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reds welcome Bingham Town Reserves to Cornwater with a number of their squad missing due to injury or cricket commitments, including club captain Brad Martin. Senir debuts could be given to Tyler Burton and Tom Miller, and Amandeep Basi could make his first competitive appearance for the club.
United Grays make their NSL bow by hosting Clifton All Whites Development at Eagle Valley. Other new boys, Asha and Beeston Old Boys, entertain Stapleford Town Reserves at the MJ Robinson Structures Arena and travel to Woodview to play Cotgrave Reserves respectively.
Elston United welcome Keyworth United Reserves to Balderton Playing Field.
The 2019/20 Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, got underway with last season’s Senior Cup winners, Southwell City, being the weekend’s biggest winners in the Premier Division. They came away from Awsworth Villa with a 7-2 victory courtesy of Calum Law (2), Bradley Pece-McDonald, Stewart Gill, Ashley Dixon, Ben Selby and an own goal. Daniel Orme and James Machin with Villa’s consolations.
Both of the promoted teams got off to flying starts with Burton Joyce defeating last season’s runners up, Bingham Town, 5-0 and Woodthorpe Park Rangers overcoming Keyworth United 4-1. Nathan Francis struck a hat-trick for BJ to set them on their way with Ricky Gardner and Mark Faflik rounding out the win. A Markell Bailey brace put WPR on their path to victory with Callum Moss and James Lawrence-Forbes also netting; Jake Fisher replied for Keyworth.
Reigning champions Stapleford Town also opened their account with a win, 3-0 against Bilborough Town. Harry Crosby-Oldershaw struck a sublime free-kick on the stroke of half-time and Robson Grey and Jack Upton completed the scoring after the break.
Danny Blanchard and Kieran Diver struck two apiece as their AFC Dunkirk side overcame Eastwood CFC Development 4-1 while a Siraj Chitulu double was enough to see FC Cavaliers past Calverton Miners Welfare 2-0.
Magdala Amateurs saw off Sandiacre Town 3-2 thanks to a Tom Haw brace and one for Ellis Carter. Owen Hayes and Jack Panicisi replied for Town.
In Division One, Radford Reserves are the early pace setters following their 7-1 win against relegated Gedling Southbank which included a hat-trick for Martin McDonagh. Jordan Baker, Carl Spencer, Dominik Walhus and Rabiu Muhammad were also on target; Luke Pickard with Southbank’s consolation.
In the ‘Bridgford Derby’, West Bridgford AFC overcame Bridgford United 4-2. Marcus Browne (2), Luke Dabell and Thomas Teer netted for West Bridgford with United’s replies coming from Kyle Pemberton and Ryan Winstanley.
Hucknall Town Development got their inaugural NSL campaign off to a bright start with a 2-0win at Ravenshead thanks to Kurt Hallam and James Terry while Wollaton Reserves edged an eleven goal thriller at Southwell City Reserves, eventually prevailing 6-5.
Newly promoted AFC Top Valley saw off Beeston 4-3 while Basford United Community won by a similar scoreline against the other promoted side, Robin Hood Colts.
Kirton Brickworks and Ruddington Village drew 2-2.
There were three 4-3’s in Division Two: Clifton All Whites Development beat Keyworth United Reserves, Stapleford Town Reserves saw off Beeston Old Boys Association and Asha edged out Ravenshead Reds.
In the division’s other game a second half Sean Yorke brace helped Cotgrave Reserves on their way to a 3-0 win at Elston United.
Euro Soccer Company are once more delighted to be partnering with the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League:
- Will Stapleford reign supreme again in the Prem?
- Can Streeter and Bullock's Beeston get promotion from Division 1?
- How will the new sides fare in Division 2?
There's plenty of questions and we'll soon have some of the answers!
Wishing all 51 sides the very best of luck and most importantly we hope you enjoy your football!
There are two league games kicking off tonight in the Premier Division as Woodthorpe Park Rangers make their top flight bow by hosting Keyworth United, while Eastwood CFC Development take on AFC Dunkirk. In Division 2, two of the new teams go head to head as Ravenshead Reds entertain Asha.
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The Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, in conjunction with the Nottingham, Mansfield and Newark Referees Societies, will be inviting club secretaries, managers, and any other club representatives for training on the recent law amendments.
It is free of charge at the following times and venues:
15 August, 7.30pm at Basford United, Greenwich Aveue
19 August, 7.45pm at Collingham FC, Station Road
Could clubs please let Darrell Parkes (email@example.com) know if they are planning to attend.
Clubs have previously raised the point that there is no training offered in understanding the laws of association football, hopefully these events can clarify how the new laws will be interpreted.
The league looks forward to seeing as many clubs as possible.