Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division table toppers West Bridgford suffered their first league defeat of the season, losing at home to defending champions Wollaton 3-1 at Regatta Way. The result leaves Wollaton in seventh position whilst West Bridgford remain on top by goal difference, as they are joined by Ruddington Village who completed a league double when winning at Real United 2-1 with Village’s goals being scored by Phil Hopkinson and Daniel Cocks with Ryan Bowen replying for Real.
Real United drop to fourth place and are replaced in third by Unity who, on their travels, won 6-4 in a exciting match at Bingham Town. Connor Croft and Jevin Seaton both scoring twice and Reece Fyfe and a own goal making up the six for Unity, whilst Bingham’s goals came from Matt Gamble, Edward Hodgson, Tom Spencer and sub Tom Campbell.
Clifton All Whites remain in fifth place after a 4-2 home victory over Newark Flowserve, Scott Litchfield led the way with two goals and Neil Thompson and James Dalton adding the others for All Whites. Flowserve’s goals came from Callum Barnes and Kyle Nicholson.
Awsworth Villa were another side that won at home, defeating Attenborough. Burton Joyce also had success on the road when coming away from FC Cavaliers with a 2-0 win, Ryan Clements scoring one of the goals.
Cotgrave leaped above Bilborough Town by beating them 3-1; Jack Cooper scoring for the visitors. Beeston put some daylight between themselves and Sandhurst by winning 3-1. Nathan Matthews, a Sandhurst sub, scoring a consolation goal.
In Division One, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves closed the gap on South Normanton Town, whose match was postponed, by winning 3-1 away at basement club Nottinghamshire. Kimberley’s goals came from Luke Hodgeman (2) and Scott Bailey whilst the home side netted through Tyrone Cairns.
Ruddington Village Reserves moved up to fourth with a 3-1 win over local rivals Clifton All Whites Reserves, The Villagers' scorer was Sam Dunstan, with a hat-trick, with Kyle O'Brien scoring for All Whites.
Magdala Amateurs remain in sixth place despite a 4-2 victory over Calverton Miners Welfare. Amateurs goal scorers were Richard Whyman with two and one a piece for Greg Whatnall and David Gunn.
Bilborough United picked up a welcome three points at Wollaton Reserves after running out 4-0 winners through John Greaves, Thomas O’Regan, Roland Tomlinson and Martin Lester.
In a mid-table clash Southwell City Reserves and Aspley Park shared eight goals in a 4-4 draw, whilst at Church Lane, Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves edged out Netherfield Albion 2-1.
Finally in the Notts FA Junior Cup Second Round, it was Selston Reserves who progressed to Round Three after winning on penalties.
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There are some big games at the top of the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division this weekend. League leaders West Bridgford welcome last season’s league and Cup winners Wollaton to Regatta Way. Wollaton have Jeremy Millenstead and James Hunter back after missing last week but Alex Doyle and Ben Cheatle are still unavailable.
Wollaton (from) L Mitchell, Stockley, Campbell, Lambert, K Mitchell, A Mitchell, Millenstead, Brady,
Alls, Day, Rawson, Hickey, Hunter, A Atkins, C Atkins
It’s second versus third at the Inspire Stadium as Ruddington Village travel to face Real United. Ruddington just edged the reverse fixture two weeks ago but Real weren’t licking their wounds for long, having subsequently won twice, including knocking higher league opposition out of the Nottinghanshire Senior Cup.
Rudd (from): Benwell, Carver, Cocks, Davies, Edge, Hopkinson, Hudson, Joseph, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughlin, McMullen, Moore, Newbold, Osborne, Rimington, Sissons, Winch
Bingham Town entertain fourth placed Unity at Butt Field in confident mood after last week’s comeback deep in injury time against Awsworth Villa.
Bingham (from): C Abbott, Hardy, Cox, Nicholson, Carpenter, Spencer, Archer, Snelgrove, Gamble, Morley, Page, Hodgson, Campbell, Brown , Bramwell, G Abbott
FC Cavaliers welcome Burton Joyce to the Forest Recreation Ground. Cavs are looking for their first win since the two sides last met in September.
Cavaliers (from): Shaw, Badikker, Tomsanghe, Danlylszyn, Frow, Blades, John, Jinkinea, Murray, Ubah, Davis, Samuels, O’Connor Richards, Faulkner
Sandhurst manager Bob Crawford has had to name himself in the squad for their trip to Beeston as he only has 14 members of his 18-man squad available. Work commitments account for Nathan Coddington and Adam Roy and their new signing from Kirton Brickworks, Daniel Abbott, is unavailable. Adam Bradford and Robert Kitchen are possibly also out.
Sandhurst (from): Batchelor, Chapman, Cox, Crawford, Hurt, W Kitchen, Land, Lobley, Matthews, Munson, Pearson, Shaw, Tye, Weir
Beeston (from): Brown, K McElhone, L McElhone, West, Pickance, Carter, Walton, Murray, Blaze, Hickey, Starbuck, Taylor, Shiggins, Harrison, Kennerdale, Sweeney, Walsh, Snape
In Division One, bottom club Nottinghamshire welcome Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves to Grassington Road. Steven Harvey is back from a one game suspension and Notts are also hopeful that Mark Greensmith will be fit to return.
Notts (from): Evans, Harrison, Mitchell, Hope, Groves, Hylton, Gibbons, Lindo, Brittan, Seagrave, Cairns, Betts, Allsop, Greensmith, Harvey
Magdala Amateurs have fitness doubts over their top scorer Neil Morgan as they entertain Calverton Miners Welfare at Roko. Matt Kearns is out with a long-term injury and Daniel Asher, Tom Haw and Thomas Groves are all away.
Magdala (from): Morley, Manion, Bradley, Murdoch, Lucas, Lord, Cassidy, Gunn, Simpson, Whatnall, Bentley, Gould, Hayes, Coffey, Whyman
In Division Two, Nottinghamshire Reserves travel to Digby Street to play Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Notts are looking to pick up their first points since the end of August.
Notts (from): Tyler, Brittan, J Johnson, Atkinson, Jones, Gunter, McKenzie, B Newham, A Johnson, Cross, Hodgkinson, Bilgan, Durkin, A Newham, Hameed, Logan, Bucknall, Nangle
Ruddington Village kept their 100 per cent home record in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division with a hard fought 4-3 win over Beeston. Village’s goals were shared between Adam Newbold, Matt Carver, Phil Hopkinson and Marvin Hudson. Beeston were the better team in the second half but Nick Kennerdale, Adam Taylor and Matthew Blaze’s efforts weren’t quite enough.
Unity’s winning run of nine games under their new management team is at an end after Wollaton defeated them 5-3. Errol Campbell’s hat-trick for Unity was outdone by goals from Lee Day (3) and Jordan Alls (2) for Wollaton.
Bingham Town snatched a 3-3 draw with Awsworth Villa with a dramatic 95th minute equaliser. Danny Walsh (2) and Ryan Whitehurst had put Villa three to the good within half an hour. Ed Hodgson gave Bingham a lifeline before half time by both scoring and playing a ball into the Villa box that resulted in them conceding an own goal. Town continued to press in the second half and, with time almost up, Tom Hardy netted for the first time in over 18 months to take a share of the spoils.
Bilborough Town got their first win on the road as they defeated Sandhurst 2-0 with strikes from Jack Hutchby and Corey Croft.
West Bridgford remain three points clear at the top as they won 7-1 at Burton Joyce. Jurgen Charlesworth put the visitors ahead before Ryan Clements equalised for BJ. In the second half Charlesworth added two more alongside a Carl Westcarr brace and one each for Tom Coole and Jordan Blair to seal the win.
Real United moved up to third with a 3-1 away win at AFC Dunkirk. Lewis Chambers (2) and Ryan Bowen notched for Real, Adrian Lang got Dunkirk’s reply.
Danny Johnson and Brett Peel helped Clifton All Whites to a 2-1 win at FC Cavaliers, all the goals coming in the first half.
Danny Arnold put Underwood Villa ahead at home to Cotgrave but the visitors struck back after the break to claim a 1-1 draw.
Jordan Ruck scored a hat-trick for Attenborough in their 5-0 win over Newark Flowserve. Nick Hawkins and Jack Warner were also on the scoresheet.
In Division One, Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves held onto second place with a 3-1 win over Nottinghamshire. The goals were shared between Ashley Marshall, Matt Rick and Jamie Thomas. Ryan Evans replied for Notts.
Ashland Rovers remain hot on Rolls’ heels following a 2-1 win at Netherfield Albion with goals from Graham Beavis and Edward Jackson. Frank Oloton notched for Albion.
Magdala Amateurs continued their recent good form, they’re now unbeaten in six, with a 4-1 win at Kirton Brickworks. Greg Whatnall and Thomas Groves got two each for The Budgies; Scott Ricketts with The Brickies’ consolation.
Gedling Southbank are another team in form, their three wins this season coming in the last four weeks. This time it was 4-3 away at Clifton All Whites Reserves. James Needham (2), Adam Thomas and Reiss Coy were on target for Southbank; Tim Berridge (2) and Christian Mantezolo for Clifton.
Wollaton Reserves and Ruddington Village Reserves drew 1-1.
In an all-NSL tie in the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup Aspley Park defeated Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 1-0. Bilborough United bowed out on penalties to AS Plant after drawing 2-2.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup Awsworth Villa Reserves were comprehensive 10-1 winners over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. In the Minor Cup Bilborough United Reserves lost 3-1 at home to Beeston A but Bingham Town Reserves saw off Ravenshead Reserves 4-1.
In the Derbyshire FA Divisional Cup South Normanton Town lost 5-0 to Aston United.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, after a hard fought win over Real United last week, Ruddington Village continue their pursuit of top spot as they welcome Beeston to Elms Park. The visitors last outing was an impressive win over higher league Teversal in the Notts FA Senior Cup.
Rudd (from): Benwell, Carver, Cocks, Davies, Edge, Hassell, Hopkinson, Hudson, Joseph, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughlin, Moore, Newbold, Rimington, Winch
Beeston (from): Apenitis, L McElhone, K McElhone, Carter, Walton, Pickance, Walsh, Cowlishaw, Peters, Taylor, Blaze, Murray, Hickey, Harrison, Peach, Snape, Starbuck, Sweeney
Unity entertain Wollaton at Clifton Campus in what promises to be their toughest test since the change in management following the draw away to Cavaliers. The hundred per cent run since that date has seen the newly formed club through in both cups and a third place position in the league. The home side have several injury doubts around key players and other clubs continue to attempt to attract players away.
Unity (from): Tomlinson, Leeder, Carr, Barrett, Towlson, N Robinson, Campbell, R Robinson, Smith, Msungama, Burrows, S Reid, Elliott, Fedderici, Scott, Allen
Wollaton (from): L Mitchell, Stockley, Doyle, Lambert, Hunter, A Mitchell, Millenstead, Smedley, Alls, Day, Rawson, C Atkins, A Atkins, Hickey, Cheatle, Campbell
Bingham Town are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions as they entertain Awsworth Villa at Butt Field. Villa are on a three game winning run and haven’t conceded a goal during that time either.
Bingham (from): Abbott, Hardy, Carpenter, Cox, Nicholson, Snelgrove, Spencer, Archer, Gamble, Hodgson, Morley, Brown, Campbell, Bramwell, Page
Sandhurst are down to the bare bones as they entertain Bilborough Town at Forest Lane. They welcome back Eric Pearson who has had the all clear following his knee operation, Nathan Matthews is absent and Nathan Coddington is taking time out. In comes Adam Bradford and out goes Jak Armstrong to Bilsthorpe Reserves. New signing Chris Papp is included for Bilborough.
Sandhurst (from): Batchelor, Boaler, Bradford, Chapman, Cox, Crawford, Hurt, R Kitchen, W Kitchen, Land, Lobley, Munson, Pearson, Shaw, Tye, Weir
Town (from): Ivanov, Battison, Nelson, Jackson, Lee, Woodward, D Kane, J Kane, Roome, Tyrell, Hutchby, Palmer, Croft, Hayles, Webster, Law, Cooper, Minors
There was one game in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division as second placed Ruddington Village hosted fourth placed Real United.
Ruddington took the lead, via the boot of Phil Hopkinson, after 15 minutes then doubled their advantage from the penalty spot shortly afterwards: Matt Carver converting from 12 yards after Daniel Cocks was brought down in the box.
Village gave their opponents a lifeline by putting through their own net but managed to re-establish a two goal lead before half time as Hopkinson turned provider for Adam Newbold.
With time running out Real missed a penalty of their own before Lewis Chambers pulled one back. But it was too little too late and Ruddington were 3-2 victors, closing the gap to West Bridgford at the top to three points in the process.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup Beeston pulled off the upset of the round as they defeated Teversal, from the step above them in the football pyramid. In a see-saw encounter Tevie took the lead after a quarter of an hour but Beeston were back on level terms two minutes later.
It stayed 1-1 until 10 minutes into the second half when Beeston took the lead for the first time in the match. With 20 minutes to go Teversal levelled things up but once again conceded soon after scoring and that was how the game finished. Adam Taylor (2) and Mark Harrison were Beeston’s scorers in the 3-2 win.
Wollaton renewed acquaintances with their old rivals Selston, now plying their trade in the Central Midlands League. It took extra time to separate the sides after an early Tom Lambert strike and a Lee Day lob for Wollaton meant it was 2-2 after 90 minutes. With penalties looming Chris Atkins netted from close range to make it 3-2 to Wollaton to set up a mouth-watering tie at Basford United in the next round.
There were two all-NSL ties in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup. AFC Dunkirk came from behind to defeat Sandhurst 2-1. McKenna Parton and Joe Ellis netted for Dunkirk after Lee Shaw’s first half strike for Sandhurst.
Peter Cassidy, Richard Whyman and Thomas Groves gave Magdala Amateurs a 3-0 win away at Calverton Miners Welfare.
Also in the Intermediate Cup, Errol Campbell scored a hat-trick for Unity in their 8-1 win over Vernon Villa. Aswaan Allen (2), Rikki Robinson, Reece Fyfe and Jevin Seaton were also on target.
Bingham Town eased to a 6-0 win at FC Geordie. Tom Campbell (2), Callum Bramwell (2), Corbi Brown and Tom Spencer were the scorers.
West Bridgford saw off Bestwood Miners Welfare 4-0 with goals from Carl Westcarr (2), Simon Labbatte and Jurgen Charlesworth.
Ashland Rovers beat Clifton Wanderers 5-2. The goals were shared between Danny Bircumshaw, Tom Blaney, Graham Beavis, Ryan Martin and Ed Jackson.
In the Precision NSL Division One, Wollaton Reserves and Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves drew 3-3. Mike Harding (2) and Robert Khachatour were on target for Wollaton, Matt Rick (2) and Ashley Marshall for Rolls.
Gedling Southbank doubled their number of wins this season with a 7-2 defeat of Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves. Adam Thomas grabbed a hat-trick and there were two each for James Needham and Luke Pickard for Southbank. Nathan Brough and Jake Wright got Linby’s replies.
It was mostly a good day for NSL teams in the Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup. Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC won 7-1 at Magdala Amateurs Reserves, Underwood Villa Reserves beat Sneinton Town 5-3, Bilsthorpe Reserves overcame Sutton Travellers 3-1 and AFC Clifton edged past Rainworth Archers 3-2.
However, Keyworth United Reserves lost 5-2 at home to Ravenshead.