Action gets underway in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division on Friday evening as third placed Cotgrave welcome Wollaton to Woodview and Calverton Miners Welfare host Basford United Community under the lights at Hollinwood Lane. Wollaton are looking for an uptick in their form, having lost three of their last four league games. Calverton add Jack Harris, Ryan Easom, Danny Pass and James Davis to the squad that beat Attenborough last weekend, but George Scrivener misses out.
On Saturday Newark Flowserve will attempt to maintain their 100% record and five point lead over Southwell City as they travel to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to face AFC Dunkirk. Southwell, on a six game unbeaten run, meanwhile, head to Butt Field to play a Bingham Town side that haven’t lost in their last four outings.
Bilborough Town should welcome back a number of regulars, after they were unavailable for their loss to Southwell last time out, as they make the trip to The Shilo to play Awsworth Villa.
FC Cavaliers meet Magdala Amateurs, who came from two down at Cotgrave to salvage a draw last weekend, at Roko.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC entertain Gedling Southbank at the Stag Ground and bottom club Ruddington Village welcome Underwood Villa to Elms Park.
In Division One, Ravenshead welcome back Ash Martin from university for their clash with AFC Bridgford at Cornwater, whilst his brother and skipper Adam hopes to shake off injury, veterans Chris Henson and Paul Smith are out along with Sean Creer-Thornton and Ryan Faulconbridge.
Having failed to win any of their last three matches, Stapleford Town entertain Ashland Rovers at Hickings Lane.
In Division Two, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will attempt to keep their 100% record alive as they travel to Bracken Park to play Underwood Villa Reserves.
Action got underway in the NSL on Friday night with Magdala Amateurs cancelling out a two goal deficit away at Cotgrave to claim a 2-2 draw. Jay Kirkby and Lee Potts had given the hosts the advantage but Tom Haw and Neil Morgan salvaged a point for The Budgies.
Bilborough Town and Southwell City also met on Friday night. With nine missing through injury or availability issues it was always going to be a tough task for Bilborough, and so it proved as Southwell ran out 5-2 winners. Ellis Williamson actually put Town ahead on his debut but then Romello Nangle struck a hat-trick and Calum Law headed home to put City in the ascendency. Bilborough pulled one back through Liam Stewart but substitute Dalton Stephens put the icing on the cake for Southwell.
On Saturday, Newark Flowserve kept their 100% record alive in fine style with a 4-0 win at home to Wollaton. Elliott King bookended goals from Jamie Lloyd and Sam Agar.
Gedling Southbank and FC Cavaliers shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Luke Pickard put GSB ahead after half an hour but Zibusiso Sibanda levelled for Cavs.
Basford United Community edged out AFC Dunkirk 3-2. Anthony Graham got Basford off the mark before George Harrison restored parity. Anthony Bedward and Ezra Kitungano then put Basford on top again before Joe Ellis tried to spur a Dunkirk comeback but it wasn’t to be.
Calverton Miners Welfare bounced back from a heavy midweek defeat to run out 3-1 winners at Attenborough. The Calvo goals were shared between Dane Bennett, Franklin Fitzmaurice and Mason Bramwell; Aidan Gubbins replied for Boro.
There was a goalfest at Ruddington Village as they drew 4-4 with Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Sam Dunstan, Jake Dyer and Kaiden Burke-Campbell netted for Rudd; Jake Mee (2), Matt Eastwood and Greg Newbold for KMW.
Sam Hickman and Sam Tring put Underwood Villa two up at home to Bingham Town but the visitors struck either side of half time to draw 2-2.
Sandiacre Town were in FA Vase action for the first time in 25 years but unfortunately they fell at the first hurdle as, despite taking the lead through a Kamen Brown penalty, they eventually went out 3-1 to Sherwood Colliery.
In Division One, Netherfield Albion maintained their unbeaten record with a 5-1 win at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, including a Martin McDonagh hat-trick. Stapleford Town arrested a run of two defeats on the trot with a 3-3 draw at Southwell City Reserves.
It was stalemate between Selston Reserves and AFC Bridgford and Ashland Rovers suffered their first defeat of the season, 4-2 at Wollaton Reserves.
Kirton Brickworks moved level on points with Beeston Rylands by beating them 2-1 while Awsworth Villa Reserves won 4-1 against Ravenshead. Bilborough United doubled their number of wins for the season as they overcame Ruddington Village Reserves 2-0.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers asserted their authority at the top of the table with a 9-0 win over AFC Clifton, including a Markell Bailey hat-trick. Newark Flowserve Reserves remain five points behind following a 2-1 win at Southwell City Development.
Also attempting to keep pace are Bridgford United, for whom a Jarod Westcarr hat-trick helped them to a 6-1 win at Burton Joyce. Sneinton Town and Gedling Southbank Reserves drew 3-3 while Magdala Amateurs Reserves and Underwood Villa Reserves drew 4-4.
Greyhounders saw off Welbeck Lions Reserves 2-0 while Barrowby came from two down to defeat Nottingham City 7-4
The Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division action kicks off on Friday night this weekend as second-placed Cotgrave welcome Magdala Amateurs to Woodview and Bilborough Town host Southwell City at the Harvey Hadden Stadium. Bilborough will have to dip into their youth ranks as Ricky Law is out injured and there are doubts about the availability of Ricky Cross, Connor Croft, Matthew Hayes and Nick Ivanov.
On Saturday, leaders Newark Flowserve will attempt to maintain their 100% record with Wollaton making the trip to Hawton Lane. The visitors hope to complete the signing of Tobias Richardson from Bilborough in time for the match.
After an 8-0 win over Calverton Miners Welfare in midweek Gedling Southbank will try and carry that form into their meeting with FC Cavaliers at Hollinwood Lane. Calverton will be looking to bounce back as they head to The Strand to play Attenborough.
Bingham Town are attempting to make it four wins on the trot as Underwood Villa visit Butt Field whereas Basford United Community go in search of their second league win as they host AFC Dunkirk.
Ruddington Village are also looking for their second league win of the campaign as Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC travel to Elms Park.
Sandiacre Town are in FA Vase action with Sherwood Colliery of the Central Midlands League the visitors to St Giles.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion travel to the Fieldings to face Mansfield Hosiery Mills and in Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers will attempt to continue their 100% record as AFC Clifton visit Eagle Valley.
Flowserve maintain 100% start; Junior Cup holders knocked out...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve got things underway on Friday night with a 3-0 win at Gedling Southbank. Elliott King got the visitors off the mark with a first minute penalty. Second half goals from Daryl Price and Sol Miller ensured Flowserve maintained their 100% start to the season.
Also on Friday night AFC Dunkirk won by a similar scoreline at home to Underwood Villa. William Coutts (2) and Jurgen Charlesworth the scorers.
Four of Saturday’s five games ended 3-1: Connor Croft and Kamar Davis put Bilborough Town 2-0 up at Wollaton. The prolific Jake Fisher pulled one back for the hosts, who had Ryan Tinsley sent off before Liam Taylor restored Town’s two goal advantage.
Romello Nangle opened the scoring after 12 minutes for Southwell City in their victory over Magdala Amateurs. Calum Law weighed in with a deflected shot and a header after the before Tom Haw pulled one back for the Budgies in the closing stages.
Awsworth Villa made up for their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Sandiacre Town at the start of the season. A Ben Watson brace and one from Ryan Wheatley gave Villa the points; Charlie Goodwin netted for Sandiacre.
Bingham Town came from behind to beat FC Cavaliers. Mustapha John put Cavs ahead but Jon Morley made sure the sides went in level at the break. Tom Spencer then put Town ahead from the penalty spot before Chris Bradford sealed the win.
Attenborough and Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC were only one goal away from repeating that scoreline with Boro eventually triumphing 3-2. Paul Ireson and Danny Bearsdsley for the hosts and Jez Bailey and Joshua Lewis for Kimberley made it honours even at the break. Substitute Adam Martin’s second half strike handed Boro their second league win of the season.
The NSL Junior Cup got underway with the holders, Awsworth Villa Reserves, falling at the first hurdle. Keyworth United Development, from the division below Villa, won through 5-4 on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
Another team from Division Two knocking out higher ranked opposition were Barrowby, who saw off Southwell City Reserves. It was 0-0 at 90 minutes, 1-1 after extra time then the Swans were more clinical from the spot, winning 3-1.
Sneinton Town couldn’t quite emulate that achievement as they narrowly lost out to Wollaton Reserves 2-1, but there was less doubt for Ruddinton Village Reserves, as a Josh Meek hat-trick helped them on their way to a 7-1 win over Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
In the two all-Division Two ties, Greyhounders despatched AFC Clifton 5-2 and Burton Joyce progressed 2-0 at Southwell City Development.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion remain unbeaten as they edged out Keyworth United Reserves 2-1. Ravenshead secured their first three point haul with a 1-0 win at Stapleford Town.
An Aswaan Allen hat-trick gave a Real Community a 3-1 win at AFC Bridgford and a brace from substitute George Layton helped Selston Reserves to a 5-1 victory over Kirton Brickworks.
Ashland Rovers kept their 100% record, albeit from just three games, with a 6-3 win over Beeston Rylands that included two Paul Revuelta goals.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers have now won all seven fixtures as they overcame Bridgford United 4-1. Newark Flowserve Reserves are doing their best to keep pace as they won 6-1 against Gedling Southbank Reserves, and Welbeck Lions Reserves saw off Nottingham City 5-3 despite having captain Liam Gilbourne sent off.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League, the Premier Division resumes this week following a break for Senior Cup action last weekend. AFC Dunkirk get things underway on Friday night as they host Underwood Villa at the Ron Steel Sports Ground and league leaders Newark Flowserve will attempt to preserve their 100% record as they make the trip to Hollinwood Lane to play Gedling Southbank.
On Saturday it’s the NG8 derby with Bilborough Town making the short trip to the WSA to face Wollaton. Town add new signing Chris Rhodes to their ranks and have a full squad to chose from bar Richard Johnson.
Southwell City are looking to extend a four game unbeaten run as they welcome Magdala Amateurs to the War Memorial Ground.
After coming from behind to defeat lower division opposition in the cup, last time out, FC Cavaliers travel to Butt Field to play Bingham Town, who were more convincing winners over Premier Division opposition.
Sandiacre Town will try to make amends for their cup exit to Division One Ashland Rovers as they entertain Awsworth Villa at St Giles. Sandiacre won the reverse fixture 5-0 in August.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC’s new management duo of Jamie Chaplin and Andy Miller take their side to The Strand as Attenborough begin their home campaign.
The Junior Cup gets underway with Division Two Sneinton Town looking to extend their run of three home wins at the Inspire Stadium against higher tier opposition in the form of Wollaton Reserves.
Also hoping to cause a cup upset are Keyworth United Development, who travel to the Shilo to take on Awsworth Villa Reserves, and Barrowby, who entertain Southwell City Reserves at Lowfield.
In Division One, leaders Stapleford Town, after suffering their first defeat of the season last time out, will look to bounce back as they welcome Ravenshead to Hickings Lane.
It’s second versus third as Netherfield Albion and Keyworth United Reserves go head-to-head.
Beeston Rylands make the trip to Kingsway Park to play last weekend’s big winners in the cup, Ashland Rovers.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers will aim to continue their 100% start to the season as they host Bridgford United at Eagle Valley
Historic match in Division One; Senior Cup holders knocked out...
The weekend’s action in the Nottinghamshire Senior League got underway with an historic match on Friday night in Division One as, for the first time ever, the team of match officials were all female (see attached photo | Captains of Keyworth United Reserves and Stapleford Town pictured with match officials (L-R) Grace Lowe, Stacey Hall and Leanne Woodhead | credit: Robin Griffiths). Keyworth United Reserves came from behind to inflict the first defeat of the season on table-toppers Stapleford Town, 3-1. Liam Honeyman put the visiting side ahead but efforts from Daniel Hough, Liam Smallwood and Scott Litchfield gave Keyworth the three points, moving them up to third.
Also on Friday night the Senior Cup got underway as Bilborough Town hosted Basford United Community. Anthony Graham put Basford ahead before the home side struck back through Connor Croft. Graham then added two more for his hat-trick and a bit of breathing space for his side before Croft netted again for Bilborough, making the final score 3-2 to Basford.
On Saturday two, Premier Division teams departed the cup at the hands of lower division opposition. Ashland Rovers were comprehensive 4-1 winners over Sandiacre Town with two goals apiece for Paul Revuelta and Ben Sherratt. Ethan Winfield got one back for Sandiacre but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation. It was a closer affair between Beeston Rylands and Gedling Southbank with the home side eventually prevailing 4-3. Henry Sainsbury (2), Aden Ashley and Ryan Steel were all on target for Beeston; Joshua Price, Luke Pickard and Raheem Suban for GSB.
Ravenshead came close to emulating their Division One colleagues’ achievements but Wollaton eventually triumphed in extra time following a stalemate at 90 minutes. Jake Fisher and Ryan Tinsley gave the 2015 winners a 2-0 victory. Mansfield Hosiery Mills also made a fight of it against FC Cavaliers as they twice led thanks to a Luke Greaves brace. Goals from David Kolapo (2), Mustapha John and Zibusiso Sibanda ultimately saw Cavs through 4-2.
The current holders, Cotgrave, are out despite having been 3-0 up against Calverton Miners Welfare courtesy of Ben Castell, Jamie Kirkby and Dougie Mills. Calvo hit back through Sam Buckle, Matthew Newton, George Scrivener and an own goal to take the tie 4-3.
Ruddington Village found their shooting boots after a wretched run of form as they saw off Awsworth Villa 5-1. Sam Dunstan grabbed a hat-trick alongside efforts from Fraser Cannon-Brownlie and Jake Dyer; Dan Faulkner with the consolation for the 2016 winners.
In the two other all-Premier Division ties Bingham Town dispatched Attenborough 4-1 thanks to Chris Bradford (2), Scott Buckberry and Tom Spencer; Paul Ireson with Boro’s reply, and Underwood Villa overcame AFC Dunkirk 3-0 with Chris Neilson, Callum Thompson and Jake Hackett all on target.
Southwell City defeated Division One high flyers Netherfield Albion 5-1. Albion actually took the lead through Brent Horton but a Jonathan Nussey hat-trick and Romello Nangle brace saw the higher ranked side home.
In the only tie that pitted two Division One sides against each other, Kirton Brickworks won 3-2 at AFC Bridgford. Ryan Keeley scored his fourth and fifth goals in the last four games to put The Brickies two up but Bridgford hit back through Thomas Teer and Callum Donnelly. The scores were only briefly level, however, as Scott Ricketts sealed the win for the visitors.
In league action in Division One, Bilborough United got their first win of the campaign, 4-1 at Wollaton Reserves, and Real Community saw off Awsworth Villa Reserves 5-2.
In Division Two, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers maintained their 100% record, winning 6-3 at Burton Joyce. AFC Clifton were the division’s biggest winners, 7-2 at home to Keyworth United Development. Gedling Southbank Reserves came close to that though, winning 6-2 against Welbeck Lions Reserves. As did Greyhounders, who got their first win of the season, 6-2 at Nottingham City.
Bridgford United edged past Southwell City Development 3-2 and Sneinton Town won by a similar scoreline at home to Bingham Town Reserves
History was made on Friday 8 September Nottinghamshire when, for the first time ever, all three match officials for a game were female. Referee Stacey Hall was joined by assistants Leanne Woodhead and Grace Lowe, for Keyworth United Reserves versus Stapleford Town in Division One.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League the Senior Cup gets underway this weekend. Current holders Cotgrave begin the defence of their trophy with a home tie at Woodview against newly promoted Calverton Miners Welfare.
There are a number of other all-Premier Division ties as Bingham Town entertain Attenborough at Butt Field, Newark Flowserve welcome Magdala Amateurs to Hawton Lane, Ruddington Village host 2016 winners Awsworth Villa at Elms Park and AFC Dunkirk travel to Bracken Park to face Underwood Villa.
After picking up their first point of the season last weekend, Division One Ravenshead welcome the 2015 winners, Wollaton, to Cornwater. Other first division teams hosting higher opposition are Mansfield Hosiery Mills, who entertain FC Cavaliers at The Fieldings, Beeston Rylands face Gedling Southbank at Leyton Crescent and Ashland Rovers meet Sandiacre Town at Kingsway Park.
Netherfield Albion face Southwell City in a match switched to the War Memorial Ground, while the only all-Division One tie sees AFC Bridgford take on Kirton Brickworks at Gresham Sports Park.
In Division Two, Nottingham City welcome Antony Edwards back into the squad, following a suspension carried over from last season, as Greyhounders travel to Grassington Road. City will be without Jahvagn Nugent, however, as he has left the club.
Bridgford United are unbeaten in their first three games, they intend to keep that run going as they travel to the Centenary Sports Ground to take on Southwell City Development.
Sneinton Town hope to have added some extra firepower to their squad in time for the visit of Bingham Town Reserves to the Inspire Stadium.
Leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will attempt to maintain their 100% record on the road at The Poplars, facing Burton Joyce
All female match official team for first time ever...
On Friday 8 September Nottinghamshire Senior League history will be made when, for the first time ever, all three match officials for a game will be female. Stacey Hall will be the referee, joined by assistants Leanne Woodhead and Grace Lowe, for Keyworth United Reserves versus Stapleford Town in Division One.
Being a football referee can often be a solitary pursuit, even more so for women officiating in the men's game, so the three female colleagues are looking forward to this fixture to enjoy the camaraderie and shared experience.
Ian Kirk, league chairman commented "This is another milestone reached by the Nottinghamshire Senior League with an all ladies refereeing team. As a league we are committed to the development of football in the local area and this is another fantastic example. I look forward to seeing all-female officiating teams on games on a regular basis in the future and am proud of the league in taking the lead on this."
The match kicks off at 7.30pm at Platt Lane, Keyworth, free entry.
Flowserve maintain 100% record...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Newark Flowserve maintained their 100% record with a 2-1 win at newly promoted Calverton Miners Welfare. A first half Sol Miller brace put Newark in the ascendency, Harry Simpson pulled one back for Calvo after the break but they were unable to find an equaliser.
Cotgrave are the division’s only other unbeaten team, having seen off Attenborough 4-0 with a Lee Potts hat-trick and a Jay Kirkby header.
Bilborough Town held onto third place on goal difference as they drew 1-1 with Underwood Villa. Ricky Law put Town ahead early in the second half but Ashley Foster ensured a share of the spoils for Villa.
Southwell City appeared to be on course for a 1-0 win at Basford United Community thanks to Romello Nangle, however, after 87 minutes, Daniel Brown managed to put through his own net for City in trying to deal with a left wing cross. But that wasn’t the end of the scoring as Stewart Gill got his head to a Daniel Gleeson free kick on 89 minutes to restore Southwell’s advantage and claim all three points.
FC Cavaliers took a four goal lead against Sandiacre Town courtesy of Blessing Adeleye, Steven Beejer, Andrew Danylyszyn and Zibusiso Sibanda. Town then chose to spring to life and managed to pull it back to 4-3 after 67 minutes with goals from Harrison Toward, Charlie Goodwin and Ethan Winfield. They were unable to find an equaliser, however, and Cavs hung on for the win.
A Jake Fisher hat-trick, Ryan Tinsley brace and a Liam Towle strike gave Wollaton a 6-1 win at Ruddington Village. Fergus Cannon-Brownlee got Rudd’s consolation.
A 31st minute Joshua Lewis effort was enough to give Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC the bragging rights in their derby with Awsworth Villa.
Bingham Town arrested a run of three straight defeats with a 6-2 victory over AFC Dunkirk. Tom Spencer (2), Ed Hodgson, Lewis Ray , Harley Cox and Scott Buckberry were all on target for Bingham; George Bosworth and Sean Craven for Dunkirk.
Gedling Southbank got their first points of the season with a 3-1 win at Magdala Amateurs. Tom Haw opened the scoring for The Budgies but Ben Soar, Caine Wood and Thomas Jeffries hit back to give GSB the win.
In Division One, Stapleford Town moved to the summit with a 4-2 win against Kirton Brickworks in front of a huge crowd for their first home game in the town since they were formed at the start of this season. Rikki Turner got all four of Stapleford’s goals.
Ravenshead got their first point at the fourth time of asking, following promotion, as they drew 1-1 against Beeston Rylands.
A Scott Litchfield hat-trick wasn’t enough for Keyworth United Reserves as they went down 4-3 to Ashland Rovers, this despite Rovers playing over half of the match with only ten men following Ross Wilson’s dismissal.
Mansfield Hosiery Mills moved level on points with their opponents and local rivals, Selston Reserves, thanks to a 4-2 win, including a Luke Greaves hat-trick.
Luke Allwood registered a double hat-trick for Real Community as they overcame Bilborough United 7-5. Daniel Morgan scored three in a losing cause.
Southwell City Reserves edged past Awsworth Villa Reserves 1-0.
In Division Two, Burton Joyce followed up a 10-0 win last weekend with a 14-1 victory this time. Magdala Amateurs Reserves were on the receiving end.
There were hat-tricks for Chris Self and Joe Hurst for Newark Flowserve Reserves in their 8-1 win over Greyhounders.
Southwell City Development won 5-0 at Welbeck Lions Reserves while Sneinton Town overcame Keyworth United Development 4-1.
Bridgford United won by the odd goal in nine against Bingham Town Reserves and Gedling Southbank Reserves saw off Underwood Villa Reserves 2-0.
Kirton Brickworks Reserves and Nottingham City shared the points in a 2-2 draw.