In the Premier Division of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, after opening a three point gap at the top of the table last weekend Bingham Town will attempt to consolidate their position as Attenborough visit Butt Field. Second placed AFC Dunkirk will be looking to capitalise on any slip ups, however, as they travel to Platt Lane to take on Keyworth United.
With Woodthorpe Park Rangers and Burton Joyce not in action, Southwell City will be trying to break into the top three as they welcome FC Cavaliers to the Memorial Ground. Having suffered only their second defeat of the season last weekend Stapleford Town will look to make amends as Aslockton & Orston visit Hickings Lane.
Having lost only once in their last seven outings, Calverton Miners Welfare welcome Ashley Harrison and Jamie Humphries back to the squad for their trip to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs while Wollaton and Cotgrave meet at the WSA.
Sandiacre Town entertain Awsworth Villa at St Giles and Bilborough Town host Eastwood CFC Development at Harvey Hadden Stadium.
In Division One, Ravenshead travel to Highfields to play Bridgford United without Lewis Parkin and Jack Smith but Mark Smallwood is back in the squad whilst Rhys McGrath is hopeful of overcoming an injury that has kept him out for a month.
Robin Hood Colts welcome Kirton Brickworks to Sherwood Fields and Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves entertain Basford United Community at the Stag Ground.
Several NSL sides are in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action including the two teams at the top of Division One as AFC Top Valley and West Bridgford AFC meet at Eagle Valley.
Burton Joyce Reserves, bottom of Division Two, have a difficult task on their hands as they host Radford Reserves, third in Division One, at The Poplars. United Grays will also be hoping to spring an upset as they travel to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village. Likewise Ravenshead Reds who entertain Beeston at Ravenshead Leisure Centre.
Hucknall Town Development travel to AFC Bull Farm and Stapleford Town Reserves welcome Retford United Reserves to Chilwell Olympia.
There was a reduced programme in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, thanks to the weather but two games managed to be played on Friday night, both resulting in narrow home victories.
Eastwood CFC Development doubled their wins and points for the season, lifting themselves off the foot of the table in the process, as they inflicted only the second defeat on reigning champions Stapleford Town 3-2. Jordan Leeming, Zeb Kasujja and Gafaar Karim did the damage for Eastwood; Harry Crosby-Oldershaw and Sam Harbottle’s efforts for Stapleford proved insufficient.
A Conor Carter brace helped Woodthorpe Park Rangers on their way to a 5-4 win over Bilborough Town. Toby King, Darren Oldham and Connor Scott-Parkin were also on target. Buba Ceesay (2), Ezekiel Benjamin and Harry Dearden replied for Town.
On Saturday, Bingham Town opened up a three point gap at the top of the table with a 5-1 win at FC Cavaliers. Bingham’s goals were shared between Euan Sweeting with a hat-trick and Tom Spencer with a brace. Siraj Chitulu got Cavs’ consolation.
Awsworth Villa drew 2-2 for the third time on the trot in the league, this time away at Calverton Miners Welfare. Sam Buckle and Dalton Stephens netted for Calvo, Kylion Ricketts and Courtney Samuels for Villa.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy there was an all-NSL tie with Robin Hood Colts prevailing 4-3 against Gedling Southbank. Nick Westerman bagged a brace for the Colts alongside Jamie Harmieson and George Camps efforts. Joshua Cranny, Daniel Hogg and Thomas Jeffries scored for GSB.
In the solitary Division One game, Radcliffe Olympic’s winning run under their new management came to an end as Beeston edged their match 5-4. Benjamin Knight scored twice for Beeston and Jason Jude, Roland Tomlinson and Jack Wilkinson once each. Chris Marshall (2), Brett Soiza and Harry Chiarella replied for Radcliffe.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, AFC Dunkirk were briefly at the head of the Premier Division after they beat Eastwood CFC Development 5-0 on Friday night, including a hat-trick for George Harrison. Luis Parkes and McKenna Parton were also on target.
Bingham Town reclaimed top spot on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Cotgrave. Jake Hardy bagged a brace for Bingham alongside a Euan Sweeting effort; Lucas Cotterill scored both for Cotgrave.
Calverton Miners Welfare responded to a narrow defeat to Bingham last time out by claiming their third win in four matches, 4-2 at home to Keyworth United. Calvo’s goals were shared between Sam Buckle, Steven Brett, Brinsley Kirkham and Dalton Stephens. Lee Potts and Casey Fisher replied for Keyworth.
Sandiacre Town claimed their first victory of the campaign as they saw off Bilborough Town 2-0 with goals from Blaise Duruaku and Jordan Leonardi.
There were two all-NSL ties in the Nottinghamshire Senior Cup with Burton Joyce knocking out FC Cavaliers 3-1 and Stapleford Town beating Wollaton 5-3. Charlie Fraser, Ricky Gardner and an own goal did the damage for BJ; Siraj Chitulu replied for Cavs. Stapleford’s goals were shared between Robson Grey, Adam Hassall, Junior Rodriguez, Joshua Watts and an own goal; Joshua Stevenson, Scott Carlile and Greg Wedge netted for Wollaton.
In the NSL Senior Cup Attenborough edged out Robin Hood Colts 4-3. Paul Ireson, Jak Kenworthy, Thomas O’Regan and Travahn Seaton were all on the scoresheet for Boro, George Camps, Jordan Smith and Ramone Morton for the Colts.
In Division One, leaders AFC Top Valley were fired to a 2-0 win at Ruddington Village by their two Gunns, Jake and Joe.
West Bridgford AFC moved into second with a 3-1 win against Wollaton Reserves thanks to a Marcus Browne hat-trick; Joel Smalley responded for Wollo.
Radford Reserves slipped to third after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Southwell City Reserves while Gedling Southbank won 4-1 at Beeston including a brace for James Needham.
Two goals for Liam Honeyman helped Bridgford United double their win tally for the season, 3-2 against Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.
On Friday evening substitute Lewis Parkin scored a late winner, his first for the club, as Ravenshead edged past Hucknall Town Development 1-0.
In Division Two, Keyworth United Reserves consolidated first place with a 3-0 win against Barrowby. Ruddington Village Reserves leapfrogged Cotgrave Reserves into second by beating them 4-2.
At the other end of the table, Elston United picked up their first victory of the campaign as they saw off the still winless, and now bottom club, Burton Joyce Reserves. Bilborough Town Community are still looking for their first win after going down 4-2 at United Grays.
Jake Kane scored a hat-trick for Pythian in their 5-4 win against Beeston Old Boys Association and Tyler Lambert a brace for Ravenshead Reds as they beat Stapleford Town Reserves 5-2.
AFC Dunkirk Reserves won 5-0 against Bingham Town Reserves.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer company, gets underway on Friday evening with AFC Dunkirk hosting Eastwood CFC Development at the Ron Steel Sports Ground in the Premier Division and Hucknall Town Development welcoming Ravenshead to Watnall Road in Division One. The Ravens have strikers Evan Morley and Jack Smith back but Mark Smallwood misses out as they look to bounce back from last week's drubbing at the hands of AFC Top Valley.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, leaders Bingham Town will attempt to make it eight league wins on the trot as they entertain Cotgrave at Butt Field. Depending on how Bingham and AFC Dunkirk get on, Burton Joyce may have the opportunity to reclaim top spot as FC Cavaliers visit The Poplars.
Calverton Miners Welfare host Keyworth United at Hollinwood Lane and name the same squad that narrowly lost to Bingham last time out with Andrew Smith still suspended.
Bilborough Town welcome Sandiacre Town to the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
Having been a victim of the weather in midweek Stapleford Town and Wollaton will try again in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup at Hickings Lane.
Attenborough and Robin Hood Colts will meet in the NSL Senior Cup at The Strand.
In Division One, leaders AFC Top Valley make the trip to Elms Park to face Ruddington Village while Radford Reserves will attempt to regain first place if Top Valley slip up when they head to the Memorial Ground to play Southwell City Reserves.
It's fourth versus third as West Bridgford AFC welcome Wollaton Reserves to Regatta Way while Radcliffe Olympic will attempt to make it five wins on the trot as they head to Station Road to play Kirton Brickworks.
Beeston host Gedling Southbank at Leyton Crescent and Bridgford United entertain Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves at Highfields.
In Division Two, leaders Keyworth United Reserves welcome Barrowby to Platt Lane while at the other end of the table Elston United and Burton Joyce Reserves both go in search of their first win of the season when they meet at Balderton.
There are new leaders of the Premier Division of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, after Bingham Town made it seven wins on the trot with a hard-fought 1-0 at Calverton Miners Welfare, Tom Spencer with the goal.
AFC Dunkirk are second on goal difference following their 3-1 win at Magdala Amateurs with goals from Luis Parkes (2) and George Harrison; Mathew Daley replied for The Budgies.
Burton Joyce were the team knocked off top spot after they could only draw 1-1 at Bilborough Town. Djouks Djoukang put Town ahead, The Joyce had a penalty saved by Bilborough's young keeper, Liam Lee, before Charlie Fraser salvaged a point.
Southwell City had the lion's share of the chances but could only draw 2-2 at Attenborough. City took the lead after an hour's play when a William Stocks corner was diverted into the net for an own goal. Boro got back on level terms through Lewis Bennett on 75 minutes then, with time running out, Calum Law put the visitors back ahead. The lead was very short-lived, however, as Adam Martin immediately restored parity and the final whistle followed soon after.
Stapleford Town came away from Cotgrave with a 4-1 win. It was 0-0 at the break but a brace from Adam Hassell and finishes from Junior Rodriguez and Owen Brown sealed the win. Lucus Cotterill with Cotgrave's reply.
A solitary Reece Sugars strike gave Aslockton & Orston a 1-0 victory over FC Cavaliers.
In the NSL Senior Cup, Woodthorpe Park Rangers came from 3-1 down to knock out Awsworth Villa 4-3. Conor Carter (2), Toby King and Jason Rimmell scored for Rangers, Benjamin Branston, Ashley Kelly and Kyle Nutt for Villa.
In Division One, AFC Top Valley have reclaimed top spot with a 6-2 win over Ravenshead including a brace for both Joe Gunn and Kane Pearson.
It was a poignant occasion at Wollaton, where their Reserves commemorated the life of club stalwart and NSL committee member Frank Hunt, who passed away in the week, with a 3-1 win over Radford Reserves that leaves the two sides level on 19 points in the other podium positions in the league table. Ryan Pearson netted twice for the home side.
Radcliffe Olympic are up to seventh after their fourth win on the trot: 4-3 at West Bridgford AFC. A Jack Millward brace helped them on their way.
Craig Payne was on target twice for Kirton Brickworks in their 3-2 win over Bridgford United while Bright Agana struck four for Beeston as they saw off Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.
Southwell City Reserves beat Robin Hood Colts 3-1.
Keyworth United Reserves moved to the top of Division Two with a 4-0 win at Bingham Town Reserves and Asha are up to third after a Jay Cooper hat-trick helped them towards a 4-1 victory against Bilborough Town Community.
Tyler Lambert hit four for Ravenshead Reds as they saw off Elston United 5-3 while Beeston Old Boys Association picked up their second win of the campaign, 6-4 against AFC Dunkirk Reserves, including a hat-trick for Benjamin Goodman.
Ruddington Village Reserves edged past United Grays 2-1 and Stapleford Town Reserves overcame Pythian 3-2.
It took extra time for Clifton All Whites Development to knock Burton Joyce Reserves out of the NSL Junior Cup 3-1.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, it will be a poignant occasion at Wollaton Reserves versus Radford Reserves in Division One as they celebrate the life of Frank Hunt, who was involved with the club and grassroots football for over 50 years, including being instrumental in setting up the NSL, after he sadly passed away earlier this week. There will be a minute’s applause before all matches this weekend to commemorate a man who was held in such high regard by everyone involved in local football.
In the Premier Division, unbeaten leaders will attempt to maintain that record as they head to the Harvey Hadden Stadium to play Bilborough Town. The division’s only other side yet to lose are AFC Dunkirk who travel to Roko to face Magdala Amateurs.
Tied with AFC Dunkirk on 19 points but with a superior goal difference, are Bingham Town, who make the rip to Hollinwood Lane to take on Calverton Miners Welfare. Calvo will be without the suspended Andrew Smith after he was sent off against Eastwood CFC Development so George Scrivener returns to the squad in his place.
Attenborough are looking to bounce back from a 6-0defeat last time out as they welcome Southwell City to The Strand while Cotgrave and Stapleford Town meet at Woodview. Aslockton & Orston entertain FC Cavaliers at Spa Lane.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers and Awsworth Villa begin their NSL Senior Cup journeys when they meet at Greenwich Avenue.
Elsewhere in Division One, Ravenshead will hand a debut to Mike Randall for their game at Eagle Valley against AFC Top Valley. He will become the clubs sixth goalkeeper this season after the gloveman arrived from Hucknall Town. Definitely out is Paul Smith but Ryan Faulconbridge returns along with Jamie Vaughan.
Radcliffe Olympic go in search of their fourth win on the trot since Joe Hegarty took the reins as they travel to Regatta Way to play West Bridgford AFC while Kirton Brickworks host Bridgford United at Station Road.
Beeston entertain Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves at Leyton Crescent and Southwell City Reserves welcome Robin Hood Colts to the Memorial Ground.
Two NSL sides meet at Watnall Road in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy in the form of Hucknall Town Development and Basford United Community.
It is with deep regret that we announce that Frank Hunt passed away on the morning of 8 October.
This man was a true gentleman and one of the founders of the Nottinghamshire Senior League. Frank put countless hours and commitment in to Nottinghamshire grassroots football over many many years, to get where we are today as a league, and was always first to welcome you at Wollaton FC.
This man will be sadly missed by so many, not just in football, but by all that knew him and our thoughts go out to all the family.
Details of the funeral will be announced when known.
As a mark of respect, and a sign of our appreciation for this amazing man and friend, all NSL fixtures this weekend will hold a minute's applause before kick off.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, the Senior Cup got underway with holders Southwell City safely through to the next round following a 2-1 win at Wollaton. Bradley Peace-McDonald put City ahead from the spot after Thomas Robinson was brought down in the box early in the second half. Calum Law doubled the advantage less than ten minutes later when he blocked a clearance by the Wollaton keeper and it rebounded into the net. Wollo pulled one back almost immediately with a penalty of their own, converted by Joshua Stevenson; there wee late chances at either end but ultimately there were no further goals.
Gedling Southbank sniffed an upset when Joshua Cranny put them one up at home to Bingham Town but the Premier Division side struck back through Jake Hardy and Tom Spencer to make it through 2-1. West Bridgford took the lead too, away at AFC Dunkirk, but the superior talents of the higher ranked side came to the fore in the second half as they eventually ran out 7-2 winners.
In other all-Premier Division ties, goals from Cameron Marsh (2), Nathan Francis and Ricky Gardner saw the league leaders Burton Joyce ease past Eastwood CFC Development 4-0. Aslockton & Orston took a three goal lead at Bilborough Town through Pierce Hallam, James Langridge and Jack Robb. Shea Gough reduced the arrears for Town but it was too little too late. Keyworth United knocked out Cotgrave 3-0 thanks to Jake Fisher, Cameron Gray and Ryan Tinsley while FC Cavaliers edged out Magdala Amateurs 2-1 with goals from Siraj Chitulu and Arnyda Wenazo, Ffion Coffey replying for The Budgies.
In the matches that pitted Division One sides against one another there were goals aplenty at Hucknall Town Development as AFC Top Valley came away with a 7-4 win. There were two goals each for Top Valley for Jake Gunn, Joe Gunn and Ben Cummings and one for Raymond Xavier. There were also braces for Isaac Anderson and Kai Boultby for Hucknall. It took extra time for Ruddington Village to prevail at Ravenshead. It was 1-1 at full time but the visitors scored twice to The Ravens once in the extra period. Joseph Brown, Daniel Neary and Ross Cochrane-Smith were the Rudd scorers, Mark Yates with both for Ravenshead.
In the solitary Premier Division match Awsworth Villa made it three matches unbeaten with a 2-2 draw with Woodthorpe Park Rangers. Villa took a two goal lead through Daniel Morgan and Kyle Nutt but they were pegged back by a brace from Connor Scott-Parkin.
In the Junior Cup, Pythian saw off Wollaton Reserves 5-3 with help from a Michael Lindsay hat-trick while Adam Hassell scored four for Stapleford Town Reserves in their extra-time 6-2 win over Southwell City Reserves and Barrowby knocked out Bilborough Town Community 3-0.
In Division One, Radcliffe Olympic made it three wins on the trot, 5-3 against Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, and there were two goals apiece for Abdul-Raheem Sunmonu and Martin McDonagh for Radford Reserves in their 6-2 win over Kirton Brickworks.
In Division Two, Keyworth United Reserves closed the gap to Cotgrave Reserves at the top of the table by beating them 5-1. Ruddington Village Reserves are up to third after their 6-2 defeat of Bingham Town Reserves.
Asha won 2-0 against United Grays with both goals from Samuel Taylor, remarkably the second of which came after he’d taken over as goalkeeper following an injury to starting number one, James Fletcher, lobbing his opposite number with a kick from inside his own penalty area!
AFC Dunkirk Reserves came from behind to win 3-1 at Elston United and Ravenshead Reds won 4-2 at Beeston Old Boys Association.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy Clifton All Whites were knocked out by AFC Villa, 3-2 after extra time.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, the Senior Cup gets underway with the holders, Southwell City, travelling to the WSA to face Wollaton to kick off the defence of their trophy.
There are four other all-Premier Division ties as current table-toppers Burton Joyce entertain Eastwood CFC Development at the Poplars, Keyworth United host Cotgrave at Platt Lane, Magdala Amateurs and FC Cavaliers meet at Roko and Bilborough Town welcome Aslockton & Orston to the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
Division One leaders West Bridgford AFC face a stern test as they travel to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to play AFC Dunkirk, who are third in the top flight. One place above Dunkirk are Bingham Town, they head to Eagle Valley to play Gedling Southbank from the division below.
Other teams hoping for an upset victory are Robin Hood Colts and Beeston who travel to Attenborough and Sandiacre Town respectively.
There are two all-Division One ties, Ravenshead entertain Ruddington Village at Cornwater with Ryan Faulconbridge definitely missing, although striker Evan Morley could be in line for a debut whilst Mark Smallwood pushes for his first start, and Hucknall Town Development and AFC Top Valley meet at Watnall Road.
There is just the one Premier Division game as Awsworth Villa look to make it three games unbeaten with Woodthorpe Park Rangers, who dropped points for the first time last week, the visitors to the Shilo.
In Division One, Radcliffe Olympic will attempt to make it three wins on the spin as Kimberley Miners Welfare come to Wharf Lane and Radford Reserves can move into top spot with a win over Kirton Brickworks at the CDW Arena.
There are two matches in the NSL Junior Cup involving Division One sides: Stapleford Town Reserves welcome Southwell City Reserves to Hickings Lane and Wollaton Reserves head to Basil Russell Park to play Pythian.
In Division Two it’s first versus second as Cotgrave Reserves host Keyworth United Reserves at Woodview while Clifton All Whites Development are in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action as they entertain AFC Villa at Rushcliffe.