Action gets underway tonight in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, as in the Premier Division Eastwood CFC Development welcome Aslockton & Orston to the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena while Mansfield Hosiery Mills host Beeston at The Fieldings.
On Saturday, there’s a big game in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup as the Notts TV cameras will be at Hickings Lane to see the third placed Stapleford Town take on last season’s NSL champions Newark Flowserve, who now ply their trade in the East Midlands Counties League.
In the Premier Division, leaders Southwell City travel to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to play AFC Dunkirk. Radcliffe Olympic, who are in search of a new manager, welcome Awsworth Villa to Wharf Lane.
After a spirited first half against higher ranked opposition in the Notts FA Senior Cup in midweek, Bilborough Town were eventually knocked out by Eastwood Community. They will try and bounce back as they head to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs, who left it late to beat FC Cavaliers last week. Cavs themselves will look to make amends on their trip to Butt Field to play Bingham Town.
Attenborough and Keyworth United meet at The Strand.
In Division One, it’s top versus bottom as Woodthorpe Park Rangers host Radford Reserves at Eagle Valley. Third placed Ravenshead travel to Burton Joyce in fourth. The Reds have Dan Phillips back from injury, Adam Gross returning after an enforced absence whilst new signing from Selston, Adam Lewis, is also expected to travel. Perris Thomas is still a doubt though.
Second placed Bridgford United are at Bestwood Miners Welfare.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves travel to Walesby Sports and Social Club to take on Kirton Brickworks Reserves, while AFC Clifton head to Woodview to face Cotgrave Reserves.
After last weekend’s defeat, Ravenshead Reserves have Jamie Simons and Tom Lockey back and are set for a recall for their trip to Elms Park to play third placed Ruddington Village Reserves. Alex Marshall is still regaining his fitness after injury and is likely to retain a place on the bench.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City maintained their four point lead in the Premier Division with their second 1-0 win in as many weeks, this time at Eastwood CFC Development. An 88th minute strike from Calum Law was all that separated the sides.
Second placed Cotgrave also won by a solitary goal, a 25 yard effort from left back Matt Gamble on the hour mark of their clash with Calverton Miners Welfare.
Ben Smedley pounced on the rebound from an Adam Hassell penalty for Stapleford Town to complete their turnaround against Aslockton & Orston. A Mitchell Robinson header five minutes after the break cancelled out a composed finish from Pierce Hallam on the stroke of half time. Stapleford’s 2-1 win ended the visitors’ seven game unbeaten run.
A Jake Fisher hat-trick helped Awsworth Villa on their way to a 6-0 win over Attenborough. Jay Knight, Kasey Fisher and Lamah Griggs were also on target.
A Tom Haw stoppage time header saw Magdala Amateurs edge past FC Cavaliers 2-1. Neil Morgan had put The Budgies ahead before Reece Campbell equalised in the second period.
There were two matches that finished 6-4 with AFC Dunkirk beating Bilborough Town and Keyworth United seeing off Sandiacre Town. After Dunkirk had gone 4-1 up a Tommy Street hat-trick for Bilborough brought them back to level terms, before Kieron Driver completed a hat-trick of his own to secure the points. Brett Soiza (2) and Luis Parkes also netted for the Boatmen, Cardell Lubban for Town.
The goals were shared around more in the Keyworth game: Joe Nice (2), Cameron Gray, Daniel Hough, Ian Marley and Goran Seymour securing the points for United, Jordan Smith (2), Blaise Duruaku and Jack Bull replying for Sandiacre.
Radcliffe Olympic’s 5-0 loss to Wollaton was Rory Downs’ last match at the helm as he tendered his resignation after the final whistle. Olympic chairman Scott Carlton is inviting applicants for the role after reluctantly accepting his now former manager’s decision. Scott Carlile (2), Josh Stevenson (2) and Kyle Crofts scored for Wollaton.
In Division One, after dropping their first points of the season last weekend, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers got back to winning ways as a Markell Bailey goal saw them defeat Basford United Community 1-0.
AFC Bridgford came back from two down to beat Radford Reserves 7-2, including a Lewis Heron hat-trick and acrobatics from Tom Teer for one of his two goals.
Fady Benattayallam scored four and Elliott Morledge three for Wollaton Reserves in their 8-1 win over Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.
A goal from debutant Tyler Barksby saw Mansfield Hosiery Mills beat Ruddington Village 1-0 while Selston Reserves won 2-1 at Southwell City Reserves.
It was a good day for NSL clubs in the Notts FA Senior Trophy with Robin Hood Colts winning 6-1 at Trent Vineyard and Burton Joyce knocking out United Greys 5-1. There were 3-2 victories for Ruddington Village Reserves at Kirton Brickworks and for Bridgford United, after extra time, at Stapleford Town Reserves. Beeston saw off Bestwood Miners Welfare 4-2.
In Division Two, three of the four matches ended 4-1. AFC Clifton narrowed the gap at the top of the table to two points by beating Bingham Town Reserves, Clifton All Whites Development won at Barrowby and Cotgrave Reserves defeated Ravenshead Reserves.
Thomas Siswick grabbed a hat-trick for Keyworth United Development in their 6-4 win over Elston United.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division leaders Southwell City opened up a four point gap at the top of the table with a hard fought win over Wollaton last time out. They will look to consolidate their position as they head to the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena to face Eastwood CFC Development while Wollaton will try to bounce back as they visit Wharf Lane to take on Radcliffe Olympic.
Calverton Miners Welfare’s new signing, Kieron Davies, could make his debut as his side travel to Woodview to play second-placed Cotgrave. Dane Bennett is also added to the squad that came from behind to beat AFC Dunkirk last weekend.
Stapleford Town, who have lost only once all season, welcome another form side, in the shape of Aslockton & Orston, who are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions, to Hickings Lane. Aslockton last lost to Awsworth Villa, who entertain Attenborough at The Shilo.
After going on a six game winning run in the league, Keyworth United have lost their last two. They will hope to start picking up points again as they head to St Giles to play Sandiacre Town. The two teams that beat Keyworth recently are Magdala Amateurs and FC Cavaliers, who meet at Roko.
AFC Dunkirk host Bilborough Town, who are still searching for their first league win of the campaign, at the Ron Steel Sports Ground.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers dropped their first points of the season last week in a draw with Burton Joyce. They will look to get back to winning ways as they welcome Basford United Community to Eagle Valley.
Burton Joyce are in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action, alongside a number of other NSL clubs. BJ are one of only two clubs who are playing a team from outside the league though as they host United Greys at the Poplars while Robin Hood Colts travel to Trent Vineyard. In the all-NSL ties, Bestwood Miners Welfare entertain Beeston, Kirton Brickworks welcome Ruddington Village Reserves to Station Road and Bridgford United travel to Hickings Lane to play Stapleford Town Reserves.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves entertain Cotgrave, who inflicted a 10-goal defeat on them in the reverse fixture just over five weeks ago, at Cornwater. Levi Brentnall scored twice on his debut last weekend and is joined by returning skipper Lee Pinner, although Jamie Simons is away.
For the past three years the Nottinghamshire Senior League have been developing referees in conjunction with Nottingham Forest Academy. In a new and ground-breaking initiative we have now kindly been offered an evening of fitness and conditioning by the academy on 20 December, 7-8.30pm.
This is aimed at match officials, from those who are currently just learning their trade through to those on a contributory league, who operate at a grassroots level on a Saturday and Sunday.
Spaces for this unique opportunity are limited. Mentors are also invited. Please contact Referees Secretary Darrell Parkes to register your interest.
Ten man Southwell City edge past Wollaton
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City opened up a four point lead in the Premier Division with a 1-0 win over Wollaton. City were reduced to ten men just before half time as William Stocks was sent off but after 66 minutes Oliver Clarke was on hand to fire home the only goal of the game from a rebound following a Chris Bowles corner.
Cotgrave remain second after they were beaten 3-1 at Awsworth Villa, in a game watched by former Premier League referee Mark Halsey. Jake Fisher put Villa ahead inside the opening five minutes, from an assist by his brother Casey. Lee Potts levelled matters midway through the first half but Fisher added a second and Ashley Kelly netted to take the points for Awsworth.
Stapleford Town are coming up on the rails, having lost only once all season and played at least three fewer matches than the two teams above them. They demolished Gedling Southbank 13-2 with Adam Hassell scoring four, Emmet Edwards three and Junior Rodriguez two. Michael Robb, Will Heath, Ben Smedley and Mitchell Robinson were also on target.
Aslockton & Orston made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions as a long range Julian Joachim effort just before half time was enough to see them past Magdala Amateurs 1-0. Bingham Town made it seven games unbeaten in the league by winning by the odd goal in five at Attenborough. A Tom Spencer double and Mike Jepps did the damage for Town, Tomas Harrison and Zack Hobson replied for Boro.
Eastwood CFC Development came from behind to claim a 3-2 win at Radcliffe Olympic. The home side were in front for a large proportion of the match thanks to Elliott Wilson’s opener but there were a flurry of goals in the closing stages as a Tom Coupe brace and Kurt Harrison put Eastwood in the ascendancy before substitute Meluleki Sibanda pulled one back for the hosts.
An early Alex Benno penalty put AFC Dunkirk ahead at Calverton Miners Welfare but Alexander Clarson equalised and former Boatman Ethan Hunter struck the winner to secure the points for the Hollinwood Lane side.
A Jordan Smith hat trick and Blaise Duruaku brace saw Sandiacre Town past Bilborough Town 5-0 and FC Cavaliers came away from Keyworth United with a 5-1 win.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Burton Joyce. BJ actually scored both goals with Nathan Francis cancelling out an own goal.
Second placed Bridgford United also drew 1-1, at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, while Ravenshead moved up to third with a 4-0 win against Bestwood Miners Welfare. Martin McDonagh (2), Brent Horton and Mark Smallwood were all on target.
Basford United Community came from behind to win 2-1 against Radford Reserves, who had Brandon McBride sent off for two cautionable offences.
Southwell City Reserves drew 2-2 at Kirton Brickworks and Beeston and Ruddington Village drew 0-0. Awsworth Villa Reserves came away from Wollaton Reserves with a 4-1 victory and AFC Bridgford recorded their second win of the season, 4-0 at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.
Selston Reserves made it into the next round of the Notts FA Senior Trophy with a 12-2 win over Carlton Town Lions, including a hat trick for Tim Moore.
In Division Two, Robin Hood Colts left themselves too much to do after Ruddington Village Reserves established a 3-0 half time lead through Sam Dunstan (2) and Darren Turner. Nick Westerman and Jordan Smith made it an interesting second half but it ended 3-2.
AFC Top Valley came from behind to win 2-1 at Bingham Town Reserves. Mike Spencer put Bingham ahead but Nathan Smith in the visitors’ goal kept the halftime score respectable by pulling off a number of saves. Top Valley asserted themselves after the break, however, and took the points thanks to Kane Pearson and Joss Whiteley.
Keyworth United Development inflicted only the second defeat of the season on AFC Clifton, 3-2, while Newark Flowserve Reserves overcame bottom club Sneinton Town 10-0, including a hat trick for Leighton Nicholson.
A number of players got themselves on the scoresheet twice: Luke Davis for Clifton All Whites Development in a 6-1 win at Gedling Southbank Reserves, Levi Brentnall for Ravenshead Reserves in a 3-1 win at Magdala Amateurs Reserves, Djouks Djoukang for Nottingham Community in their 3-1 win over Kirton Brickworks Reserves and Euan Sweeting grabbed both goals for Elston United as they won 2-1 at Cotgrave Reserves.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division leaders Southwell City have had their advantage cut to just one point. They will attempt to keep their noses in front as Wollaton make the trip to the war Memorial Ground. Second placed Cotgrave will be looking to leapfrog Southwell with a positive result as they travel to The Shilo to take on fourth placed Awsworth Villa.
Keyworth United lost for the first time in seven league matches last weekend. They will try to consolidate third place when they host FC Cavaliers at Platt Lane. It was Magdala Amateurs who defeated Keyworth for their third win on the trot. They meet another of the division’s form sides as Aslockton & Orston are unbeaten in their last six heading into their encounter at Spa Lane.
Stapleford Town are celebrating being permanently back at their spiritual home of Hickings Lane, with bottom club Gedling Southbank the visitors.
Bilborough Town are just above Gedling and battled to hold onto their third point of the season with a 2-2 draw at Eastwood CFC Development last weekend. Bilborough welcome Sandiacre Town to the Harvey Hadden Stadium while Eastwood head to Wharf Lane to play Radcliffe Olympic.
Calverton Miners Welfare, bolstered by new signings Keiron Davies and Adam Whitehead, entertain AFC Dunkirk at Hollinwood Lane and Attenborough host Bingham Town at The Strand.
In Division One, there’s a repeat of last season’s Junior Cup final as leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers host Burton Joyce at Eagle Valley.
Bridgford United have a goalkeeping decision to make after their debutant last week against Ruddington Village performed well. New signing Kyle Pemberton will definitely keep his place in the side for the match at The Fieldings against Mansfield Hosiery Mills after netting a brace on his first appearance. Another new signing, Emmanuel Nduku, also makes the squad.
Ravenshead must wait to learn whether Dan Phillips and Ryan Towle are fit for the visit of Bestwood Miners Welfare to Cornwater. Mark Yates is available again but Perris Thomas is definitely missing through injury. New signing Adam Gross impressed on his debut and is likely to keep his place.
Southwell City Reserves travel to Station Road to play Kirton Brickworks and Basford United Community welcome Radford Reserves to Greenwich Avenue.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves travel to Roko to play Magdala Amateurs Reserves still smarting from last week’s heavy loss to Keyworth United Development. A number of changes could be made with Josh Worrall and Callum Disley available again. Mitchell Travers turned out for the first team last weekend but is expected to feature for the Reserves this time out.
Kane Pearson and Joe Gunn will be leading the charge for AFC Top Valley again, when they head to Butt Field to play Bingham Town Reserves, after they netted four and three goals respectively last weekend.
Kirton Brickworks Reserves picked up their first win of the campaign last week. They will try to follow that up as they make the trip to the Brian Wakefield Memorial Ground to play Nottingham Community. Sneinton Town are still searching for their first points with Newark Flowserve Reserves the visitors to Gresham Sports Park.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday night as, in the Premier Division, Eastwood CFC Development entertain Bilborough Town at the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena while, in Division One, Mansfield Hosiery Mills host Basford United Community at The Fieldings. Mansfield will be producing their first ever league programme for the match.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, leaders Southwell City visit Hickings Lane to take on Stapleford Town who have lost only once so far this season. Stapleford have played at least three fewer matches than the four teams above them and, if they won all their games in hand, would be sat at the top of the table, so they will be viewing this as a test of their title credentials.
Second placed Cotgrave will look to capitalise on any slip up by Southwell as they welcome Wollaton to Woodview while third placed Keyworth United will be trying to make it seven league wins on the spin when they visit Roko to play Magdala Amateurs.
Harry Simpson and George Scrivener return to the Calverton Miners Welfare squad, that narrowly lost to Bingham Town last time out, for the visit of Gedling Southbank to Hollinwood Lane.
Bingham, fresh from an incident packed extra time loss to Southwell in the NSL Senior Cup in midweek, make the short trip to Spa Lane to face an Aslockton & Orston side that have won their last five in all competitions.
FC Cavaliers host Attenborough at the Forest Sports Zone and Radcliffe Olympic welcome AFC Dunkirk to Wharf Lane.
In Division One, Ravenshead travel to the WSA to play Wollaton Reserves with a number of absentees. Brad Martin, Liam Walton and last weekend’s match winner, Perris Thomas, are all definitely out while Ryan Towle faces a fitness battle. The Reds have given 7 days’ notice for a defender they hope to include though.
Leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers entertain Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves at Eagle Valley. Bridgford United and Southwell City Reserves are trying to keep pace with Woodthorpe. They visit Ruddington Village and host Beeston respectively.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves travel to Platt Lane to face Keyworth Development and could give a debut to Paul Logan. The Reds hope Tyler Lambert will return while 16 year old Ben Marples retains his place at Dan Hurst’s expense.
AFC Top Valley will look to make it three league wins on the trot as they head to Eagle Valley to play Gedling Southbank Reserves while leaders Stapleford Town Reserves will try to bounce back from only their second defeat of the season last weekend as they travel to Balderton to play Elston United.
Cotgrave briefly lead the Premier Division before Southwell City reclaim top spot...
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Cotgrave were leaders of the Premier Division for a day after they beat AFC Dunkirk 3-1 on Friday night before Southwell City moved back to the top of the table with a 2-0 win over Attenborough on Saturday afternoon.
With less than a minute on the clock Lee Potts put Cotgrave ahead then, against the run of play, Gethyn Tustin doubled the advantage after a quarter of an hour. That’s how the score stayed until half time but, immediately after the restart the visitors got their third after a ball into the box from Lee Collison forced an own goal. George Bosworth pulled one back for Dunkirk in the closing stages.
Oliver Clarke put Southwell ahead inside the first five minutes of their match. Both sides missed a penalty before substitute George Caudwell sealed the points with a stunning 25 yard effort.
Keyworth United up to third following a 7-0 demolition of Wollaton including a brace for Goran Seymour. Scott Litchfield, Daniel Chadwick, Carey Knight, Sam Foster and Cameron Gray were also on target.
Awsworth Villa ended a run of four games without a win by beating Gedling Southbank 6-0. Jake Fisher opened the scoring, Daniel Towle extended the lead before it became a competition between Villa’s two Fishers. Casey added the third before Jake got back on the scoresheet then, not to be outdone, Casey notched the fifth. Substitute Marcus Liburd rounded out the win.
Aslockton & Orston made it five wins in a row with a 5-1 win over Sandiacre Town. Aslockton were two to the good within 12 minutes as first, James Hallam headed in a Julian Joachim corner, then the former Premier League star curled into the top corner with the outside of his boot. Hallam then turned provider for Ed Hodgson before Joachim went on to complete his hat-trick, his second coming from the penalty spot. Jordan Smith grabbed a consolation for the visitors.
Radcliffe Olympic picked up their first win in five by edging past FC Cavaliers 3-2. Steven Jackson, an own goal and Travahn Seaton scored for Olympic, Steven Beejer and Zibusiso Sibanda replied for Cavs.
Bingham Town made it five unbeaten as they came from 3-1 down to beat Calverton Miners Welfare 4-3. Jay Archer came off the bench to grab a hat-trick alongside a Chris Bradford strike. Alex Clarson, Ryan Easom and Ethan Hunter netted for Calvo.
Magdala Amateurs won 5-2 at Bilborough Town with a hat-trick from Thomas Lawson and brace from Ellis Carter. Jack Nicholson and Ricky Law scored for the still winless Town.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers extended their lead in Division One with a Markell Bailey brace helping them to a 3-1 win at Kirton Brickworks while Bridgford United drew 3-3 with Basford United Community. Liam Honeyman bagged all three for Bridgford, Kamani Wilson on target twice for Basford.
Southwell City Reserves edged past Selston Reserves 4-3. Both sides had been in front at some stage before Luke Thompson grabbed the winner for Southwell.
Ravenshead came from behind at the break to win 2-1 at AFC Bridgford, extending their unbeaten run to seven games, and Ruddington Village won by a similar scoreline at Wollaton Reserves.
Kimberley Miners Welfare doubled their win tally for the season by overcoming Bestwood Miners Welfare 3-2 while Mansfield Hosiery Mills won for the first time in nine with second half goals giving them a 2-0 win at Beeston.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy Burton Joyce progressed with a 3-2 win at Blidworth Red, including a Dean Gent brace and Rory Blyth penalty save for BJ. Robin Hood Colts also made it into the next round after dispatching New Brook 18 2-0.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves succumbed to only their second defeat of the season as Newark Flowserve Reserves beat them 5-2. Leighton Nicholson was on target four times for Newark and Stapleford had their goalkeeper sent off after 20 minutes.
Ruddington Village Reserves won 4-0 against Clifton All Whites Development and Jordan Sharpe scored a hat-trick for AFC Clifton in their 6-1 win over Nottingham Community. Kurtis Blake-Wynter scored his maiden goal for AFC Top Valley as they too were 6-1 winners, at Cotgrave Reserves.
Like their first team counterparts, Ravenshead Reserves came from behind to win 2-1 against Elston United. Keyworth United Development won by a similar scoreline at Kirton Brickworks Reserves while Bingham Town Reserves overcame Sneinton Town 4-1.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday night with Cotgrave attempting to move into first place by winning on their visit to the Ron Steel Sports Ground to play AFC Dunkirk.
Keyworth United beat Dunkirk in midweek, they will look to repeat the feat as they host Wollaton under the Platt Lane lights.
On Saturday, if Cotgrave do take top spot, their stay will be short lived if Southwell City bounce back from their second defeat of the season last weekend, to Bingham Town, as they welcome Attenborough to the War Memorial Ground.
Bingham will look to build on their impressive performance last time out as Calverton Miners Welfare visit Butt Field.
Awsworth Villa haven’t won in their last four outings in all competitions, a run that has seen them slip to fifth in the table. They will try and get back on track as bottom side Gedling Southbank head to The Shilo.
Radcliffe Olympic are another team that have struggled for form recently, they face a tougher proposition with FC Cavaliers coming to Wharf Lane.
Aslockton & Orston welcome Sandiacre Town to Spa Lane and Bilborough Town entertain Magdala Amateurs at the Harvey Hadden Stadium.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers travel to Station Road to take on Kirton Brickworks, while second place Bridgford United will attempt to capitalise on any Woodthorpe slip up when they host Basford United Community at Highfields.
Following a run of four draws, Ravenshead recorded three points last weekend, they will hope this now becomes the norm as they travel to Gresham Sports Park to play AFC Bridgford.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves will attempt to extend their eight point lead as they welcome Newark Flowserve Reserves to Hickings Lane.
Second placed Ruddington Village Reserves will have other ideas, however, as Clifton All Whites Development visit Elms Park.
AFC Clifton are another side wanting to make a dent in Stapleford’s lead, they entertain Gedling Southbank Reserves at Charnwood Sports Centre.
Burton Joyce and Robin Hood Colts are in Notts FA Senior Trophy action, travelling to Blidworth Red and hosting New Brook 18 respectively.