In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League festive fixtures on Wednesday, Basford United Community gave their fans a late Christmas present by beating Premier Division leaders Bilborough Town 4-1. Joe Harrison set the hosts on their way with a long range just after the break then Jack Duffy quickly doubled Basford’s advantage. Duffy went on to complete his hat-trick before Ricky Law added a late consolation for town.
Second placed Awsworth Villa took the opportunity to close the gap at the top to two points, with a game in hand, as they won 4-2 at home to Bingham Town. Villa went ahead before Mike Jepps equalised for Bingham before the break. Awsworth took the lead again in the second half before Jon Morley levelled matters. Awsworth then managed to get their noses in front once again and, as the visitors chased the game late on, they sealed the victory. John Whitehurst (2), Matt Goodwin and Kurt Savage were the Villa scorers.
Wollaton remain winless since mid-November after they went down 4-2 at home to Newark Flowserve. Daryl Price got a hat-trick for the visitors, alongside an Elliott King effort. Ryan Krause and Jake Fisher were on target for Wollaton.
Alex Cook struck four times as Real United put Sandiacre Town to the sword, winning 6-1. Alex Ford and Will Oldham also netted for Real; Owen Hayes with Town’s consolation.
In a game where both sides finished with ten men Underwood Villa came from behind twice to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Aston United. Jordan Sanders put Aston ahead early on then Villa missed the chance to equalise from the spot soon after. Alex Mann equalised on 80 minutes before Shay Wiggins must have thought he’d header the winner for Aston in stoppage time. Kai Wilson had other ideas as he ensured a share of the spoils for Underwood.
In Division One, Bilborough United and Netherfield Albion drew 0-0.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Bilborough Town maintained their five point lead with a 9-2 win at Attenborough. There were hat-tricks for Conor Croft and Lyam Webster alongside efforts from Ricky Cross, Matthew Hayes and Tarik Nadif.
Awsworth Villa kept pace with the leaders thanks to a 3-2 win at Nottingham Trent University. Ryan Whitehurst moved onto 28 goals for the season with a brace for Villa, adding to Aiden Blewitt’s strike. Will Daly and Jake Rhodes replied for NTU.
Clifton All Whites are up to third on goal difference as they saw off Newark Flowserve 3-0. All the goals were in the first period: two penalties from Niall O’Rafferty and a deft finish from Sam Leggitt.
Basford United Community came from behind to defeat Unity 4-2 on Friday evening. Jermaine o’Connor put Unity ahead inside five minutes then Harry Wakefield equalised midway through the first half. O’Connor put his side back in front only for Ezra Kitugano to equalise before the break. Jheryl Pickbourne put Basford ahead for the first time on 70 minutes and Joe Harrison sealed the three points soon after.
Buoyed by their second win of the campaign the previous weekend Underwood Villa carried their improved form into their match at Wollaton and came away with a 1-0 win thanks to Jake Sinfield.
Cotgrave bounced back from midweek defeat with a 5-2 win over FC Cavaliers. Shane Brumpton (2), Andrew McLean, Dougie Mills and Lee Potts netted for Cotgrave, Immain Samuels and Robbie Faulkner for Cavs.
Pierce Bird, Aiden Smith and Tom Moore helped AFC Dunkirk see off Magdala Amateurs 3-0.
After an encouraging performance, if not result, against League One Chesterfield in midweek, Aston United won 4-0 at Sandiacre Town. The goals were shard between Jason Jude, Liam Slater, Shay Wiggins and Chris Beighton.
Honours were even at half time between Bingham Town and Ruddington Village after Jay Archer had given Bingham an early lead before the visitors found an equaliser. The hosts took the control in the second half, however, and ran out 5-2 winners with Scott Buckberry (2), Tom Spencer and Chris Bradford also on the scoresheet.
In Division One, Southwell City Reserves missed the opportunity to close the gap to Calverton Miners Welfare at the top as they went down 2-1 at Ashland Rovers. It was 0-0 at half-time but it didn’t stay that way for long in the second period as Calum Law put the visitors ahead. Adam Mellors equalised for Ashland from the spot before Mark Summers added the late winner.
Kirton Brickowkrs are up to third after a 4-2 win at Netherfield Albion while AFC Bridgford won 2-0 at Ruddington Village Reserves.
Awsworth Villa Reserves overcame Clifton All Whites Reserves 16-1 with five goals coming from Luke Hodgman.
Birchover Park beat AFC Clifton 3-1 and Gedling Southbank edged past Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 3-2.
In Division Two, Ravenshead suffered only their second defeat of the season as they went down 6-2 at Basford United Community Reserves.
Like their first team counterparts, Underwood Villa Reserves have recorded their second and third wins of the season in the past two weeks, this time it was 6-0 against West Bridgford AFC.
Bilsthorpe Reserves won 4-2 at Greyhounders.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League, Attenborough name an unchanged squad from their defeat to Underwood Villa last week as top of the table Bilborough Town are the visitors to The Strand.
After three games without a win second-placed Awsworth Villa picked up three points in midweek against Cotgrave. They make the trip to Clifton Campus to face Nottingham Trent University.
Skipper Jay Knight is back after suspension for Wollaton as they entertain Underwood Villa at the WSA. Underwood doubled their tally of wins for the season with their victory last weekend.
After a dramatic comeback win against Basford, Clifton All Whites will hope for plainer sailing as they visit Hawton Lane to play Newark Flowserve.
Cotgrave will attempt to bounce back from their midweek loss as they welcome FC Cavaliers to Woodview.
Magdala Amateurs will attempt to avenge the narrow defeat to AFC Dunkirk in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup a fortnight ago when the two sides meet at the Ron Steel Sports Ground.
After a gallant showing away at League One Chesterfield in the Derbyshire FA Senior Cup in midweek Aston united return to league action with a trip to face Sandiacre Town at St Giles Park.
Bingham Town entertain Ruddington Village, who are one place below them in the table, at Butt Field.
In Division One, leaders Calverton Miners Welfare, who suffered their first league defeat of the season last weekend, will try to get back to winning ways as they travel to Basil Russell Park to play Bilborough United.
In Division Two, leaders Team DNF entertain Mansfield Hosiery Mills whilst Ravenshead will attempt to keep pace at the top when they travel to Basford United Community Reserves.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders Bilborough Town weren’t in action so second placed Awsworth Villa closed the gap at the top to eight points, with two games in hand, with a 1-1 draw against AFC Dunkirk.
Villa took a first half lead through Luke Hodgman, who struck after receiving the ball from a quickly taken indirect free kick in the opponents’ penalty area. Dunkirk did get the ball in the net in the first half but it was ruled out for offside. The equaliser came on 70 minutes, however, as Gus Bonnington headed home from a corner. Awsworth ended the game with 10 men as Lee Stevenson received his second yellow card just before full time.
It was fourth versus third as Clifton All Whites entertained Basford United Community. The visitors were initially in the ascendency as a Ewan Sweeting first half free kick and a Harry Wakefield low strike five minutes into the second period gave them a 2-0 lead. Clifton were not out of the game, however, and they turned things round with three goals in the last 15 minutes from Corbi Brown, Niall O’Rafferty and Andrew Frawley and claimed the three points that moves them level with Basford in the table.
Bottom club FC Cavaliers picked up a point at home to Wollaton as they shared four first half goals. David Kolapo scored both for Cavs, Daniel Chadwick and Jake Fisher replied for Wollaton.
After Gordon Kione opened the scoring for Unity at home to Newark Flowserve from the spot the visitors had a penalty of their own that they failed to convert. Ultimately though Newark proved too much for the hosts and Tom Potts, Chris Self and Elliott King gave them a 3-1 win.
Lee Potts struck four in Cotgrave’s 5-0 win at Real United. Andrew McLean was also on target.
Shay Wiggins and Edward Watts gave Aston United a 2-1 half-time lead over Ruddington Village. Liam Slater added one after the break as the match ended 3-2. Mick Leslie and Tristan Rhodes were the Ruddington scorers.
After Magdala Amateurs went in at the break 2-0 down at Nottingham Trent University they pulled it out of the bag in the second half and won a thriller 5-4. Neil Morgan (2), Ross Herridge (2) and Ethan Lespeare were the Magdala scorers; Rackeem Reid, Will Daly, Daniel Busch and Josh Smith for NTU.
Bingham Town came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Sandiacre Town. Steven Bonez put Sandiacre ahead before Jon Morley levelled matters. Things weren’t level for long though as Mark Raisin put the visitors back ahead. With time running out Michael Jepps ensured a share of the spoils for Bingham.
Underwood Villa recorded their second league win of the season as they overcame Attenborough 3-1. Joshua Hunt, Alexander Mann and substitute Craig Dainty netted for Villa, Jack Warner with Boro’s reply.
In Division One, leaders Calverton Miners Welfare suffered only their second defeat of the season as Awsworth Villa Reserves came back from 3-1 down to win 4-3. Juan Vickers (2), Luke Henson and Kurt Savage were Villa’s matchwinners; Sam Buckle, James Davis and Jason Hodson were on target for Calverton.
Calum Law bagged a brace for Southwell City Reserves in their 2-1 win at Keyworth United Reserves. Patrick Sneath scored for Keyworth.
Andrew Gill scored two in Wollaton Reserves 3-1 win over Ruddington Village Reserves. Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves edged past Bilborough United 1-0 and Kirton Brickworks won by a similar scoreline at Birchover Park.
Callum Lawson scored two for AFC Bridgford as they saw off Netherfield Albion 5-0.
In Division Two, leaders Team DNF got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Bilsthorpe Reserves. Selston Reserves have now lost three of their last four as they went down 4-1 at West Bridgford AFC.
Chris Bradford scored all three of Bingham Town Reserves’ goals in their 3-0 win over Aslockton Cranmers. Jordan Stinson was on target four times for Greyhounders as they defeated Basford United Community Reserves 5-1.
Underwood Villa Reserves won 3-2 at home to Radcliffe Olympic Reserves.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division Wollaton will be without suspended duo Joe Branston and Jay Knight for their trip to the Forest Recreation Ground to face FC Cavaliers.
After a victory against a spirited Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves side in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup last week, Attenborough manager Dan King names an unchanged squad for their match against Underwood Villa at The Strand. Nick Knight hopes to be back to full fitness and in contention for a place in the starting line-up.
Real United have had a high number of injury absentees in recent weeks but should have Kieran Whalin, Jack Upton and Alex Cook back in the squad as they welcome Cotgrave to the Inspire Stadium.
Awsworth Villa are attempting to bounce back from two straight defeats, their first of the season, when they entertain AFC Dunkirk at The Shilo.
It’s third versus fourth as Basford United Community travel to the Norman Archer Memorial Ground to take on Clifton All Whites.
After a big cup win last week Newark Flowserve head to Roko to face a Unity side looking for their first win since mid-September.
Ahead of a big Derbyshire FA Senior Cup tie at League One Chesterfield in the coming week, Aston United welcome Ruddington Village to the New Manor Ground.
Nottingham Trent go in search of their first league win since the end of October as they entertain Magdala Amateurs at the Clifton Campus.
Sandiacre Town lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with a win last weekend, they will look to continue that form as they travel to Butt Field to face Bingham Town.
In Division One, Andrew Smith comes into the squad for Calverton Miners Welfare in the place of George Scrivener when Awsworth Villa Reserves are the visitors to Hollinwood Lane.
Second-placed Southwell City Reserves travel to Keyworth United Reserves while third-placed Wollaton Reserves entertain Ruddington Village Reserves.
In Division Two, with second-placed Ravenshead not in action, leaders Team DNF will attempt to extend the gap at the top to six points as they travel to Bilsthorpe Reserves. Selston Reserves, in third, can pull level with Ravenshead if they win away at West Bridgford AFC.
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Bilborough Town extended their lead in the Premier Division to nine points with a 4-1 win at Nottingham Trent University. Town went two to the good thanks to Jack Nicholson and Lyam Webster before NTU pulled one back through Ishuigre Abhigre. Webster with his second and Liam Stewart rounded out the victory.
Having previously been unbeaten, second-placed Awsworth Villa have now lost twice in as many weeks, this time 2-1 at home to Clifton All Whites. Corbi Brown put the visitors ahead before Luke Hodgman levelled matters. With five minutes remaining Brown grabbed his second to seal the points for Clifton.
In an end-to-end game at Bingham Town, Real United eventually ran out 5-3 winners. Bingham went in at the break one up thanks to Matt Snelgrove but Real struck back not long after the restart through Jourdan Blair, scoring in his ninth consecutive match, and Will Oldham. Cavan Robb then equalised for Bingham before debutant Chris Hamilton restored the one goal advantage for Real with a deflected effort. It wasn’t long, however, before Jay Archer brought Bingham level again from the penalty spot. Real pushed forward undeterred and Blair got his second and player/manager Tom Richardson scored from the halfway line to claim the win.
Steven Bonez secured a 1-0 win for Sandiacre Town against in-form Cotgrave that catapulted his side off the bottom of the table up to 15th.
In Division One, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves edged past Birchover Park 3-2 thanks to a brace from Matt Clowes and one from Alex Neilson. Gary Harris and substitute Nathan Woolley netted for Birchover.
Kirton Brickworks extended their winning run to three matches, all without conceding, as they overcame Gedling Southbank 2-0. Mitchell Hall and Scott Ricketts were the scorers.
Five first half goals, including a hat-trick from Paul Revuelta, helped Ashland Rovers beat AFC Bridgford 5-2. Graham Beavis and Jack Coupe were also on target for Ashland; Tom Teer and Kane Wilson for Bridgford.
A Luke Price hat-trick gave Keyworth United Reserves a 3-1 win at Clifton All Whites Reserves; Kyle O’Brien scored for the home side.
Martin McDonagh was on target four times in Netherfield Albion’s 5-0 win over AFC Clifton that saw them leapfrog their opponents out of the bottom two. Ryan Fowler was the other scorer.
In the only match in Division Two West Bridgford AFC and Bilsthorpe Reserves shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Joss Carter and Tyrone Burton netted for Bridgford; Jason Gill and Nick Westerman for Bilsthorpe.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup, Premier Division Basford United Community got the better of Division One leaders Calverton Miners Welfare as a Harry Wakefield hat-trick gave them a 3-0 win. In the other all-NSL tie AFC Dunkirk edged past Magdala Amateurs 1-0 thanks to Ellis Read.
Despite starting the game on the bench, Chris Self struck five times for Newark Flowserve as they saw off Eastwood Community Reserves 7-0.
Jordan Smith scored a hat-trick for Attenborough in their 3-2 victory against Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves.
FC Cavaliers were knocked out by Sherwood Colliery Reserves, losing 2-1. Ruddington Village Reserves went down by a similar scoreline against Southwell City.
In an all-NSL tie in the Notts FA Junior Cup Mansfield Hosiery Mills won 3-1 at Underwood Villa Reserves. Awsworth Villa Reserves won 7-0 at Gedling Southbank A and Bilborough United edged past Woodthorpe Park Rangers 3-2.
Southwell City Reserves were 4-1 winners at Premium but Selston Reserves went out at MAFC 2-1 and Ravenshead lost 3-2 at Beeston Old Boys.
In the Notts FA Minor Cup Aslockton Cranmers won 7-1 against Beeston.