The Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders Southwell City return to league action having maintained their 100% record this season across both the League and County cups in their last two outings. Gedling Southbank, who picked up their first win of the season in the NSL Senior Cup last weekend, are their hosts at Eagle Valley.
Eastwood CFC Development will be looking to capitalise on any slip up by Southwell as they welcome Bingham Town to the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena.
Stapleford Town also have a 100% record but have played the fewest games in the division so are currently in seventh place. They hope their ascent continues with a trip to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to play AFC Dunkirk.
After a bright start to the season Awsworth Villa have tasted defeat in their last three outings. They will attempt to get back to winning ways as they head to Spa Lane to face Aslockton & Orston.
Attenborough crashed out of the NSL Senior Cup last week at the hands of lower division opposition. They will attempt to make amends as they welcome bottom club Bilborough Town to The Strand.
Radcliffe Olympic will get their home league campaign properly underway, having forced to be nomadic so far this season, with Magdala Amateurs the visitors to Wharf Lane.
Calverton Miners Welfare host Keyworth United at Hollinwood Lane and FC Cavaliers entertain Sandiacre Town.
Wollaton are in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup action with Gedling Miners Welfare of the East Midlands Counties League visiting the WSA.
It’s Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action for most sides in the rest of the league and there are a number of all-NSL ties: AFC Top Valley host Ruddington Village at Hollinwood Lane while Ruddington Village Reserves welcome Southwell City Reserves to Elms Park.
Elston United of Division Two entertain the Division One leaders Bridgford United at Balderton while Wollaton Reserves meet Clifton All Whites Development.
Cotgrave Reserves host Newark Flowserve Reserves at Woodview and Magdala Amateurs Reserves welcome Robin Hood Colts to Roko.
There are two matches in Division One. Ravenshead have an immediate opportunity to avenge their loss to Kimberley Miners Welfare in the County Cup in midweek as they meet again at Cornwater. The Reds have doubts over Adam Martin, Ryan Towle and Brad Martin following the cup game but Scott Graham is in line for a debut and Liam Walton and Jack Wagstaff return to the squad.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers will be looking to take advantage of a number of their rivals being in cup action by nicking top spot if they can win away at Awsworth Villa Reserves.
Bestwood Miners Welfare kick off the NSL Senior Cup in style...
The Nottinghamshire Senior League Senior Cup got underway with a major giant-killing. Duane Haywood struck four times as his Bestwood Miners Welfare, from Division One, routed Premier Division Attenborough 7-0. A Ndreqim Krashiqi free-kick, a Stefan Dalmedo shot and a Wayne Evans overhead kick completed the scoring.
Also knocking out higher ranked opposition were AFC Bridgford, as a Thomas Teer brace gave them a 2-1 win against Calverton Miners Welfare. Alex Clarson netted for Calvo.
Bridgford United couldn’t emulate their Division One colleagues in their match against Gedling Southbank, however, as they went down 5-4 after extra-time. Jourdan Blair both scored and got sent off for Bridgford, Matthew Fox-Smith with a hat-trick for GSB.
It also took extra time for Aslockton & Orston to see off Cotgrave. Pierce Hallam put Aslockton ahead midway through the first half but a double from Lee Potts, one from the penalty spot, meant Cotgrave went into the break ahead. Julian Joachim’s equaliser on 80 minutes meant the extra period would be necessary, where the veteran striker notched twice more to make it 4-2 in the end. Joachim’s second came from the penalty spot after a foul that saw the Cotgrave keeper receive his second yellow card and therefore also his marching orders.
Southwell City came from behind to knock out Awsworth Villa 2-1. Jake Fisher had put Villa ahead from the penalty spot but a brace from half-time substitute Ewan Hill meant the tie went Southwell’s way.
Ashley Dixon put Bilborough Town ahead early on at Wollaton but two apiece from Tom Slade and Joshua Stevenson, alongside Scott Carlile, Kyle Crofts and Matt Goodwin strikes, meant the hosts ran out 7-2 winners. Dixon also got Town’s second.
A solitary Ryan Tinsley effort was enough to see Keyworth United past Eastwood CFC Development 1-0 while an Andrew Danylyszyn double gave FC Cavaliers a 2-0 win over Radcliffe Olympic.
Bingham Town beat Basford United Community 5-2 and Sandiacre Town edged out Magdala Amateurs 3-2.
In the three all-Division One ties, goals from Joel Buxton, Jason Stonley and Joseph Quilliam saw Beeston knock out Kirton Brickworks 3-0, Daniel Dennis, Adam Forry, James Lawrence-Forbes and Kieran Wheat helped Woodthorpe Park Rangers past Burton Joyce 4-1 and Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Danny Hollas, Daniel Neary and Gary Watson were all on target as Ruddington Village overcame Mansfield Hosiery Mills 4-1.
Stapleford Town claimed a Central Midlands League scalp in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup as Junior Rodriguez and Ben Smedley struck to give them a 2-1 win against Linby Colliery Welfare.
In league action in Division One, Radford Reserves beat Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-2, including a hat-trick from Rachidou Akpo, Southwell City Reserves overcame Wollaton Reserves 3-0 and, on Friday night, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves saw off Selston Reserves 7-0.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Ravenshead Reserves. Captain Adam Sprake put Top Valley ahead but they found themselves trailing 2-1 at the half. Joe Gunn rescued a point after the break.
A Euan Sweeting double gave Elston United their first win, and their first points, of the season - 2-1 at Stapleford Town Reserves - handing the league leaders their first defeat of the season in the process.
AFC Clifton remain unbeaten after defeating Magdala Amateurs Reserves 6-1 while their neighbours Clifton All Whites Development overcame Sneinton Town 5-1.
Robin Hood Colts won 5-0 at Keyworth United Development, Ruddington Village edged past Kirton Brickworks Reserves 1-0 and Barrowby drew 3-3 with Cotgrave Reserves.
Nottingham Community are into the next round of the NSL Junior Cup after knocking out Bingham Town Reserves 2-1.
Senior Cup gets underway...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League’s Premier and Division One the majority of teams take a break from league action this weekend as the Senior Cup gets underway. There are a few teams from Division One that will be hoping to upset the odds as they come up against higher-ranked opposition, possibly none more so than Bridgford United. They currently sit top of the second flight and welcome Gedling Southbank, second bottom of the Premier Division, to Hollinwood Lane.
Also looking for major scalps are on home turf AFC Bridgford, who entertain Calverton Miners Welfare at Gresham Sports Park, Netherfield Albion, who welcome AFC Dunkirk to Roko, and Bestwood Miners Welfare, who host Attenborough. Basford United Community, unbeaten so far, will hope that continues as they head to Butt Field to play Bingham Town.
There are five all-Premier Division ties: League leaders Southwell City, with their 100% record, will try to take that form into the cup as they travel to The Shilo to face Awsworth Villa. Cotgrave, having won their last two matches 5-1, would love a repeat of that score line as Aslockton & Orston make the trip to Woodview. Eastwood CFC Development edged past Keyworth United 3-2 when they met in the league earlier this month, they do battle again at Platt Lane.
FC Cavaliers welcome Radcliffe Olympic to The Forest, Magdala Amateurs host Sandiacre Town at Roko and Wollaton and Bilborough Town meet at the WSA.
As for all-Division One ties, it’s fourth versus third as Burton Joyce entertain Woodthorpe Park Rangers at The Poplars. Mansfield Hosiery Mills head to Elms Park to take on Ruddington Village and Beeston welcome Kirton Brickworks to Leyton Crescent.
There’s league action in Division One on Friday night with Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves hosting Selston Reserves at The Stag Ground. On Saturday, Radford Reserves entertain Awsworth Villa Reserves at the CDW Arena and Southwell City Reserves host Wollaton Reserves at the War Memorial Ground.
In selected Division Two fixtures, unbeaten leaders Stapleford Town Reserves welcome an Elston United side still searching for their first points to Hickings Lane. Also unbeaten are AFC Clifton and AFC Top Valley who host Magdala Amateurs Reserves and travel to Ravenshead Reserves respectively. Ravenshead should have top scorer Tyler Lambert back after injury, whilst Mark Smallwood figured in training and is looking for minutes after limping out of the first team’s opening fixture. Brad Martin is away and Dave Harkin is a doubt.
Southwell City are the new leaders of the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division after they made it six wins from six by seeing off Bilborough Town 4-0. Olly Clarke rounded the Bilborough keeper to put City ahead after a quarter of an hour. The lead was doubled on 24 minutes when Clarke was tripped for a penalty and Daniel Gleeson dispatched the resultant spot kick. Calum Law converted from a corner not long into the second half then 16 year old Ewan Hill rounded out the scoring with half an hour remaining. Town’s Ricky Law was sent off late on for two cautionable offences.
Stapleford Town also have a 100% record but from only four matches. They were 3-0 victors over Awsworth Villa, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats after winning their opening five matches. Junior Rodriguez, Ryan Bowen and Emmet Edwards were all on target for Town.
Lee Potts scored a hat-trick for Cotgrave as they recorded successive 5-1 victories, this one coming against Gedling Southbank. Adam Gray and Bassey Okon also netted for Cotgrave; Kai Partington got Gedling’s consolation.
George Bosworth bagged a brace for AFC Dunkirk as they won 4-2 at Bingham Town. Sam Harbottle and Luis Parkes also scored for Dunkirk.
It was 1-1 at half time but Keyworth United ran riot after the break to end up 5-1 winners over Magdala Amateurs. Keyworth were ahead after exactly 100 seconds when Dan Harris turned the ball into his own net but parity was restored by Tom Haw on 18 minutes. Cameron Gray put United back in front almost immediately after the restart before a Scott Litchfield brace and one from Ian Marley sealed the win.
After a heavy defeat in their opening match Radcliffe Olympic have won their subsequent three matches, the latest a 6-1 win at Attenborough. Kieran Wall grabbed a hat-trick alongside strikes from Idris Kabongo, Rhodri Meads and Mthabisi Mlauzi. Ryan Martin got Boro’s consolation.
43 year old former Premier League forward Julian Joachim scored for Aslockton & Orston in their 3-2 win over Wollaton. Pierce Hallam netted the other two for the home side; Matt Goodwin and Adam Whitemore were on target for Wollo.
Sandiacre Town went out of the FA Vase at the hands of Sleaford Town of the United Counties League.
In Division One, Bridgford United are the new leaders after they came from behind to win 2-1 at Kirton Brickworks. A Kyle Clarkson goal gave the hosts a half time lead but Bridgford struck back through Liam Honeyman and Dwain Miller. They were able to take top spot as AFC Bridgford ended Basford United Community’s 100% record by holding them to a 0-0 draw.
Jack Hopper, Nathan Francis and Mark Faflik helped Burton Joyce edge past Beeston 3-2. Jack Wilkinson and substitute Bright Agana were the Beeston scorers.
There were two goals apiece for Luke Greaves and George Simpson for Mansfield Hosiery Mills as they overcame Netherfield Albion 5-2 while Selston Reserves beat Ruddington Village 3-1 on Friday night.
The NSL Junior Cup got underway with one of the main upsets being Division Two AFC Top Valley knocking out Wollaton Reserves from Division One. Joe Gunn scored two on his return to the side and Kane Pearson also notched twice as Top Valley maintain their unbeaten start to the season. AFC Clifton also knocked out higher ranked opposition as it took until the latter stages of extra time for them to secure a 3-2 win against Southwell City Reserves.
Other matches went with the form book as Kimberley Miners Welfare won 2-0 at Newark Flowserve Reserves, Awsworth Villa prevailed 4-0 at Ravenshead Reserves and Radford Reserves knocked out Sneinton Town 8-1, including two goals each for Rachidou Akpo, Antony Edwards and Emmanuel Nduka.
In an all-Division Two encounter, a Sam Dunstan hat-trick helped Ruddington Village Reserves dispatch Kirton Brickworks Reserves 7-0.
In the league in Division Two, Barrowby won 3-1 at Gedling Southbank Reserves and Keyworth United Development won 2-1 against Bingham Town Reserves.
Elston United are still searching for their first points as they lost 4-2 to Nottingham Community while Robin Hood Colts saw off Cotgrave Reserves 6-0.
Cotgrave and Gedling Southbank kick off the weekend’s action in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division when they meet at Woodview on Friday night. Gedling have picked up just the one point so far this season whereas Cotgrave are looking to break into the top four.
On Saturday, Awsworth Villa will attempt to regain top spot as they head to Greenwich Avenue to face Stapleford Town. It won’t be an easy task, however, as Stapleford have won all three of their matches so far.
Another team with a 100% record, but from five matches, are Southwell City. They visit the Harvey Hadden Stadium to play a Bilborough Town side that are missing a number of first teamers although they have signed Cardell Labban from Radford as cover.
After losing to Wollaton in midweek, AFC Dunkirk will try to make amends as they head to Butt Field to take on Bingham Town. The hosts will want to arrest their two game losing run. Wollaton go in pursuit of their third win on the trot as they travel to Spa Lane to play Aslockton & Orston.
Keyworth United welcome Magdala Amateurs to Platt Lane and Attenborough host Radcliffe Olympic at The Strand.
In Division One, Basford United Community are leaders on goals scored. Their 100% record will be put to the test by AFC Bridgford as they visit Greenwich Avenue.
Bridgford United will look to capitalise on any slip up by Basford as they travel to Station Road to play Kirton Brickworks. The hosts could leapfrog Bridgford with a positive result.
Sandwiched between those two are Burton Joyce, who head to Leyton Crescent to face Beeston.
The NSL Junior Cup gets underway on Friday night with Division Two’s Ravenshead Reserves hosting Awsworth Villa Reserves from Division One at Cornwater.
Two Division Two high-flyers, Stapleford Town Reserves and Newark Flowserve Reserves also commence cup action on Saturday. Stapleford face Clifton All Whites Development, from the same division, at Hickings Lane, while Newark will test themselves against higher division opposition, in the form of Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, at Hawton Lane.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Southwell City moved joint top with Awsworth Villa after they made it five wins from five with a 3-0 triumph over Sandiacre Town. Calum Law opened the scoring on 12 minutes with a 25 yard free kick. The advantage was doubled early in the second half by Robert Haigh before Ant Brown converted a penalty as well as dragging a second one wide late on.
Eastwood CFC Development are up to third after a late Kieran Knight strike gave them a 3-2 win at Keyworth United on Friday evening. The winner was Knight’s second of the game alongside a Nathan Brough effort. Craig Anderson and Carey Knight netted for Keyworth.
Also on Friday evening, a Lee Potts hat-trick helped Cotgrave on their way to a 5-1 win at Bilborough Town. Bassey Okon and Shaun Jackson also scored. Shayne Nhidza got Bilborough’s consolation, who also had Joel Isaac sent off.
FC Cavaliers slip to fourth after they were beaten 4-0 by AFC Dunkirk. George Bosworth bagged a brace, Kieran Driver and Danny Blanchard were also on target.
Stapleford Town made it three wins from three as they saw off Magdala Amateurs 2-1. Junior Rodriguez got both of Stapleford’s goals, the second one coming late on to snatch the points, in a man of the match performance.
A solitary Paul Ireson goal was enough to see Attenborough past Aslockton & Orston while Radcliffe Olympic were 4-1 winners against Gedling Southbank. Meluleki Sibanda put Radcliffe ahead but Sam Mupambo pegged them back before the break. A second half brace from Rhoadri Meads and a late Rico Tomusange effort sealed the win.
Wollaton picked up their first win, and indeed points, of the season as they defeated Bingham Town 4-2. Ben Watson and Tom Slade put Wollaton two up by midway through the first half only for Lewis Ray and Chris Bradford to get Bingham back on level terms. Joshua Stevenson struck twice in the second half to get the home side’s season up and running.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers remained second to Basford United Community, but only by virtue of having scored fewer goals, after they edged past Ravenshead 2-1 on Friday night. Adam Forry and James Forbes were the Woodthorpe scorers, Dan Phillips with The Reds’ reply.
Bridgford United are level on points with the top two but have played one game more. They won 4-0 at Radford Reserves thanks to Liam Honeyman (2), Jourdan Blair and Jarrod Westcarr.
A Kyle Clarkson strike and Antony Rowley penalty inside the first 15 minutes saw Kirton Brickworks defeat Mansfield Hosiery Mills 2-0.
Burton Joyce were 7-1 winners over Netherfield Albion, Awsworth Villa Reserves came away from Selston Reserves with a 1-0 win and Beeston and AFC Bridgford shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves against Southwell City Reserves unfortunately had to be abandoned after Southwell’s Huw Plume broke his leg.
In Division Two, Stapleford Town Reserves keep hold of top spot following a 3-2 win over Robin Hood Colts with goals from James Aspinall, Ashley Cooke and Aaron Hall.
Newark Flowserve Reserves are doing their best to catch Stapleford as they won 9-1 against Keyworth United Development. Joe Bilton scored a hat-trick and there were braces for Stefan Bilyk, Tyler Martin and Conor Scott.
Kane Pearson scored four for AFC Top Valley in their 6-2 win at Elston United while Cotgrave Reserves were 7-2 winners at Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
There were two goals apiece for George Bradley-Henson, Nathan Dunstan and Jordan Richardson in Ruddington Village Reserves’ 9-2 win over Gedling Southbank Reserves and AFC Clifton edged out Barrowby 3-2.
Clifton All Whites Development saw off Ravenshead Reserves 4-1 and Nottingham Community drew 2-2 with Bingham Town Reserves.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division there are two Friday night games as Bilborough Town welcome Cotgrave to the Harvey Hadden Stadium and Keyworth United host Eastwood CFC Development at Platt Lane. Cotgrave snatched a late draw at Eastwood last time out after having seen their three goal lead overturned. James Duncan will return to the backline for Eastwood to partner last week’s man of the match Danny Tring.
On Saturday, Wollaton entertain Bingham Town at the WSA as they go in search of their first points of season. Wollaton have several players now available following work and holiday commitments so will look to reward the local fans.
After ending leaders Awsworth Villa’s 100% record last weekend, FC Cavaliers will be attempting to take top spot as they host AFC Dunkirk at The Forest while third placed Southwell City welcome Sandiacre Town to the War Memorial Ground.
Magdala Amateurs hope to continue their bright start to the season as they head to Greenwich Avenue to face Stapleford Town, who’ve won two from two so far. Aslockton & Orston and Attenborough meet at Spa Lane.
Radcliffe Olympic are looking forward to their first match at wharf Lane this season, with Gedling Southbank the visitors.
In Division One, there are also Friday fixtures as Ravenshead host the unbeaten Woodthorpe Park Rangers at Cornwater. Mark Smallwood is still injured for the Reds but up to three players could make their debuts in the local derby and Steven Shuttleworth returns to the side. Mansfield Hosiery Mills entertain Kirton Brickworks under the lights at The Fieldings.
Bridgfrod United will try and break into the top two as they travel to the CDW Arena to take on Radford Reserves while Burton Joyce will try and capitalise on any Bridgford slip up as they welcome Netherfield Albion to The Poplars.
Beeston have won three, lost three and AFC Bridgford have won two, lost two. They meet at Leyton Crescent.
Selston Reserves picked up their first points last time out. They will look to build on that with the visit of Awsworth Villa Reserves to the Parish Hall Ground while Kimberley Miners Welfare attempt to get their first win as Southwell City Reserves head to the Stag Ground.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves host Robin Hood Colts at Hickings Lane.
Ravenshead Reserves travel to Clifton All Whites Development with Tyler Lambert set to make his first appearance of the season and Alex Faulconbridge returning to the side.
Unbeaten Newark Flowserve Reserves host a Keyworth United Development team that are still searching for their first point
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, FC Cavaliers are up to second after they ended leaders Awsworth Villa’s 100% record with a 2-1 win. Andrew Danylyszyn an substitute Louis Czerwak were the Cavs scorers.
A Paul Ireson hat-trick was enough to see Attenborough past Magdala Amateurs 3-2. Tom Haw and Thomas Groves netted for the Budgies.
After a scoreless first half, AFC Dunkirk went on to beat Aslockton & Orston 3-0 with goals from Mitch Thompson, Kieran Driver and Andrew Brigham.
In a game that could have gone either way, Sandiacre Town eventually triumphed 3-2 at Bingham Town. Jordan Leonardi put Sandiacre ahead before they squandered a chance to double the lead as Harry Haywood in the Bingham goal saved a penalty. The home side then equalised on the stroke of half time via Chris Bradford’s head. Early in the second period Michael Carpenter gave Bingham the lead only for Jordan Smith to equalise for Sandiacre with their second spot kick. Carpenter got ten minutes in the sin bin for arguing with the award of the penalty. His side held out with ten men but midway through the half Leonardi got the visitors’ third goal, and with it, the points.
On Friday evening the pendulum similarly swung back and forth as Eastwood CFC Development hosted Cotgrave. The visitors raced into a three goal lead thanks to Bassey Okon, Lee Potts and Adam Gray but Eastwood managed to level matters before half time. Kieran Knight set up Callum McGarry for the first before they swapped roles and Knight netted; Takunda Mushambi got the leveller on the stroke of half time. Knight got his second to give Eastwood a 4-3 lead midway through the second period but Potts fired home a free kick in the closing moments to ensure it was honours even.
Both Calverton Miners Welfare and Gedling Southbank got their first points of the season on the board. Calverton beat Bilborough Town 3-0 with goals from Dalton Stephens, Brinsley Kirkham and Barry Payne, while Gedling drew 3-3 with Keyworth United.
In Division One, Basford United Community have sneaked into top spot on goals scored, in place of Woodthorpe Park Rangers, after a 3-2 win at Bestwood Miners Welfare. Dom Baker, Ben Johnson and Jamie Marks notched for Basford with Duane Haywood getting both for Bestwood.
Bridgford United are level on points with the top two following a 5-1 win against Wollaton Reserves. Dwain Miller (2), Jourdan Blair, Liam Honeyman and Jarrod Westcarr were all on target for Bridgford, Ben Cheetham with Wollo’s consolation.
Burton Joyce were 5-0 winners at Awsworth Villa Reserves and Beeston came away from Kirton Brickworks with a 2-0 victory. Martin McDonagh scored both for Ravenshead and Akpo Racidon both for Radford Reserves as they shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
Grant Hackett bagged a brace for Selston Reserves as they got off the mark with a 3-1 win against AFC Bridgford and Southwell City Reserves won by a similar scoreline against Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
In Division Two, Stapleford Town Reserves retained first place with a 3-1 win at Cotgrave Reserves, including a brace from Ashley Cooke. The two teams with 100% records, AFC Clifton and Newark Flowserve Reserves met and both remain unbeaten as they drew 2-2.
George Camps scored all four for Robin Hood Colts as they saw off Elston United 4-0 and Alex Nesterow grabbed a hat-trick for Magdala Amateurs Reserves in their 6-2 win at Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Liam Taylor scored two for Barrowby in their 4-2 victory against Ruddington Village Reserves.