The final set of fixtures of 2018 in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, kick off on Friday night with two Division One clashes: Basford United Community host Awsworth Villa Reserves at Greenwich Avenue and Selston Reserves entertain Bridgford United at the Parish Hall Ground.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, Southwell City are already guaranteed to head into the new year in pole position and will attempt to cement that place as they travel to St Giles to play Sandiacre Town. Stapleford Town are coming up on the rails, having four games in hand over Southwell. They will continue their pursuit of top spot when they travel to The Shilo to play third placed Awsworth Villa.
Cotgrave, in fourth, are on the same number of points as the two teams above them and will stay in the mix if they can get something from their trip to The Forest to take on FC Cavaliers.
Aslockton & Orston left it late to snatch a point at local rivals Bingham Town last time out. They head to the WSA to play Wollaton while Bingham make the short trip to Wharf Lane to take on Radcliffe Olympic.
After a run of three victories, Bilborough Town were brought back to earth by Stapleford last weekend, they will look to get back to winning ways as they host AFC Dunkirk at the Harvey Hadden Stadium. Magdala Amateurs welcome Calverton Miners Welfare to Roko.
On Saturday in Division One, Ravenshead entertain Wollaton Reserves at Cornwater, looking to build on last week’s win. Steve Shuttleworth is rated 50/50 for the Reds and a late decision will be made on his availability; Perris Thomas will look to return to the squad but Brent Horton is definitely out.
Leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will be attempting to make it to the new year unbeaten as they travel to Leyton Crescent to play Beeston. It’s fourth versus second as Kirton Brickworks host Burton Joyce at Station Road.
Ruddington Village welcome Bestwood Miners Welfare to Elms Park.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves travel to AFC Top Valley with captain Lee Pinner fit again. Dan Hurst is a big doubt after an injury picked up on first team duty while Callum Disley is pushing for a start.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City’s lead in the Premier Division is up to seven point after they came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw against Cotgrave. Harvey Grice had put the visitors ahead in the first half but on 77 minutes Ewan Hill slotted home a rebound from a Calum Law shot to salvage a point for Southwell.
Stapleford Town are up to second following a 3-0 win at Bilborough Town. Mitchell Robinson headed his side into the lead in the 21st minute with Ben Smedley doubling the advantage six minutes later. Bilborough keeper Liam Lee brought down Adam Hassall in the area with just over a quarter of an hour remaining. Hassall picked himself up to convert the resultant penalty and round out the scoring.
Scott Litchfield and Cameron Gray scored one in each half to give Keyworth United a 2-0 win at Eastwood CFC Development.
Aslockton & Orston came from two down to rescue a point in the local derby at Bingham Town. Mike Carpenter and Ed Hodgson put the home side in the ascendency but, despite being reduced to ten men following Freddie Daws’ second yellow card, Pierce Hallam and, deep into stoppage time, Julian Joachim meant the point were shared.
There were hat-tricks for both Kamar Davis and David Kolapo in FC Cavaliers’ 8-1 win over Radcliffe Olympic. Abdou Cole and Ochi Fraser were also on target for Cavs, Stuart Fielding with Olympic’s consolation.
Joshua Stevenson put Wollaton ahead at home to Attenborough but the visitors struck back through Jak Kenworthy, Ryan Martin and Liam McCormack to claim a 3-1 win, while Sandiacre Town saw off Gedling Southbank 7-1.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will head into Christmas unbeaten after they won 6-0 against Selston Reserves, including a hat-trick for Markell Bailey and two for Conor Carter.
Nathan Francis netted four for Burton Joyce in their 5-1 win over ten man Bestwood Miners Welfare while Joshua Broad grabbed a hat-trick and Adam Martin two for Ravenshead as they overcame Ruddington Village 7-3.
Basford United Community swept Wollaton Reserves aside 14-0, including hat-tricks for Alex Goodall and Kole Lambert and braces for Dominic Baker and Shick Ndong.
Rachidou Akpo was on target twice for Radford Reserves in their 5-1 win over Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves and AFC Bridgford won 2-1 at Kirton Brickworks.
In Division Two, the top two, Ruddington Village Reserves and AFC Top Valley, were both 3-0 winners, against Bingham Town Reserves and Stapleford Town Reserves respectively.
AFC Clifton move into third, at Stapleford’s expense, after they won 3-1 at Elston United.
Robin Hood Colts had Daniel Tyson sent off after only eight minutes but went on to win 4-2 against Clifton All Whites Development.
Keyworth United Development beat Sneinton Town 5-1.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City maintained their six point lead in the Premier Division with a 6-2 win against Calverton Miners Welfare. The Southwell goals were shared between Blair Bryant, Oliver Clarke, Stewart Gill, Calum Law, Jonathan Nussey and Morgan Shevlin. Calvo’s replies came from a penalty by Alex Clarson and an Ethan Hunter effort.
Awsworth Villa remain second after a Ben Watson winner saw them edge past Keywoeth United 4-3. Jake Fisher (2) and Kasey Fisher were also on the scoresheet for Villa, Scott Litchfield (2) and Macauley Tinsley for Keyworth.
Cotgrave are hot on the heels of Awsworth and demolished Attenborough 7-0. Lucas Cotterill grabbed a hat-trick in a man of the match performance that also included setting up 17 year old Sean Yorke to score on his debut. Shaun Jackson, Lee Potts and Dougie Mills were also on target.
Aslockton & Orston got back to winning ways for the first time since mid-November as they saw off FC Cavaliers 3-1. Pierce Hallam opened the scoring for The Cranmers after seven minutes then Julian Joachim extended the advantage on 35. David Kolapo halved the arrears not long after the break but Freddie Daws sealed the points late on.
Joshua Stevenson scored a hat-trick for Wollaton in their 4-2 win at Gedling Southbank. Tom Slade was also on target for Wollo, Tyler Cook and Hayden Johnson netting for Gedling.
Radcliffe Olympic have a new man at the helm in the shape of Chris Bennett. He could take positives from their game against Bilborough Town despite going down 4-1. A Cardell Labban hat-trick helped Town record their third win on the trot with Shea Gough also notching. Olympic’s reply came from a spectacular effort from 16 year old Archie Remnant.
On Friday night there were two goals apiece for Mitchell Robinson and Junior Rodriguez for Stapleford Town in their 6-1 win at Eastwood CFC Development. Ben Smedley and Emmet Edwards also struck for Stapleford who are waiting in the wings to break into the top three of the Premier Division, having several games in hand on those above them. Thomas Eastwood scored for his namesakes, who finished with nine men following the sendings off of Jake Pearson and Danny Tring.
Also on Friday, AFC Dunkirk overcame Sandiacre Town 3-2. Kieran Harrison, George Harrison and Luis Parkes scored for Dunkirk, Jordan Smith and Blaise Duruaku for Town.
On Friday in Division One, a solitary James Hill effort was enough to see Mansfield Hosiery Mills past Basford United Community 1-0.
On Saturday, after dropping points at Ruddington Village the previous week, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers made sure it didn’t happen again in the return fixture as they ran out 9-0 winners, including four for Markell Bailey and a brace for Conor Carter.
Nathan Francis was also on target four times, for Burton Joyce in their 6-1 win at AFC Bridgford. BJ stay third after Bridgford United also won 6-1, at Ravenshead.
Kirton Brickworks won 2-1 at Wollaton Reserves and, despite being reduced to ten men after 15 minutes, Bestwood Miners Welfare saw off Beeston 3-1.
In Division Two, Ruddington Village Reserves retained top spot with a 5-1 win over Elston United.
AFC Top Valley bumped Stapleford Town Reserves into third on goal difference with an 11-3 victory at Barrowby while the former second placed side lost 3-2 to Clifton All Whites Development. Kane Pearson netted five for Top Valley and Kurtis Blake Wynter came off the bench to notch twice in the last 20 minutes.
AFC Clifton stay fourth following a 4-0 win over Kirton Brickworks Reserves, just one point ahead of Newark Flowserve Reserves, who were 2-0 winners at Robin Hood Colts.
A Ryan Thorpe strike was enough to see Cotgrave Reserves past their local rivals Keyworth United Development and Nottingham Community edged out Raveshead Reserves 3-2.
There are three games on Friday night in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company. In the Premier Division, AFC Dunkirk welcome Sandiacre Town to the Ron Steel Sports Ground and Eastwood CFC Development host Stapleford Town at the PSUSA 3G Arena, while in Division One, Basford United Community entertain Mansfield Hosiery Mills at Greenwich Avenue.
On Saturday, Premier Division leaders Southwell City follow up their dramatic turnaround at Aslockton & Orston last week, where they won 4-3 with three goals in the last ten minutes, by hosting Calverton Miners Welfare at the War Memorial Ground. Aslockton will look to bounce back with FC Cavaliers the visitors to the Orston Recreation Ground.
Awsworth Villa and Cotgrave continue their pusrsuit of top spot as they host Keyworth United at The Shilo and travel to Attenborough’s The Strand respectively.
After recording their first league win of the season a fortnight ago, Bilborough Town made it two from two last time out. They will attempt to secure their third three point haul on the trot as they head to Wharf Lane to play Radcliffe Olympic.
Gedling Southbank also picked up their first win two weeks ago but were unable to emulate Bilborough and repeat the feat. They welcome Wollaton to Eagle Valley.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers failed to win for only the second time all season last weekend as they drew 2-2 at Ruddington Village. It’s the return fixture this weekend at Eagle Valley.
Second placed Bridgford United slipped up in the local derby with AFC Bridgford last time out. United travel to play Ravenshead at Cornwater while AFC will hope to put in a repeat performance as third placed Burton Joyce visit Gresham Sports Park.
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The Miners Return pub in Kimberley have produced a Dare to Bare charity calendar. Regulars from the pub, including the Nottinghamshire Senior League's Fixture Secretary, Chris Cliff, have come together to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
Of the 250 that were originally printed there are only about 100 left. They are available from the Miners Return or from Chris himself (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07940 522324) priced at £10 each.
The calendar has been sponsored by various local businesses who covered the cost of printing, which means all of the £10 price goes straight to Prostate Cancer UK.
Read more in the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser here.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Aslockton & Orston gave a scare to the Premier Division leaders but Southwell City ultimately triumphed 4-3. A Rob Lakin double in the opening quarter of an hour put the Cranmers in the ascendency before Calum Law pulled one back going into the break. Ed Hodgson restored the two goal lead soon after the restart but City fought back to take the points through Law grabbing his second, Blair Bryant and a late half-volley from left back Simon Ratcliffe.
It was a more clear-cut affair at the Shilo where second-placed Awsworth Villa ran out 4-1 winners against Eastwood CFC Development. Villa’s goals were shared between Daniel Morgan, Kasey Fisher, Liam Towle and Jay Knight; Callum McGarry with the Eastwood’s consolation.
Third-placed Cotgrave roared back from 3-1 down to see off AFC Dunkirk 5-3. Debutant Harvey Grice put Cotgrave ahead early on before Dunkirk took the upper hand through George Harrison scoring against the run of play and Danny Blanchard netting a brace. Second half goals from Gethyn Tustin, Shaun Jackson, Lucus Cotterill and Grice grabbing his second completed the turnaround.
Stapleford Town are nine points off top spot but have played at least four fewer games than the teams above them. They were 3-1 winners over Keyworth United with Mitchell Robinson scoring twice and Junior Rodriguez once. Scott Litchfield replied for Keyworth.
Bingham Town made it nine games unbeaten in the league with a 3-0 win at Magdala Amateurs. Ton Spencer, Matt Snelgrove and Chris Bradford were all on target.
Josh Stevenson twice dragged his Wollaton side back into it at home to Calverton Miners Welfare resulting in a 2-2 draw. Ethan Hunter and Alex Clarson had both given the visitors the lead.
After securing their first win of the season last weekend, Bilborough Town made it two on the trot as they saw off Attenborough 4-3. It wasn’t as plain sailing as they hoped, however, as Ricky Law (2), Djouks Djoukang and Cardell Labban gave Town a 4-0 lead that was nearly wiped out but efforts from Paul Ireson and substitute Liam McCormack (2) weren’t quite enough for Boro.
Another team that got their first win last weekend was Gedling Southbank. They couldn’t repeat the feat, however, as they went down 3-1 at FC Cavaliers. Abdou Coe for Cavs and Joshua Cranny for Gedling meant the sides went in even at the break but substitutes David Kolapo and Liam Taylor took the points for the home side.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers failed to win for only the second time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Ruddington Village. Second-placed Bridgford United could not capitalise, however, as they went down 2-1 to local rivals AFC Bridgford.
Radford Reserves lifted themselves off the foot of the table as they finally got a result that their recent performances have warranted as they ran out 6-2 winners over Wollaton Reserves, including a hat-trick from Asprilla Munyiri.
There were 4-3 wins for Beeston at Ravenshead and Bestwood Miners Welfare at home to Southwell City Reserves while Kirton Brickworks were 2-1 victors over Selston Reserves.
It took extra-time for Basford United Community to see off Polonia Nottingham United 2-1 in the Notts FA Senior Trophy.
In Division Two, Joe Gunn was firing for AFC Top Valley as he hit a hat-trick in their 6-2 win at Kirton Brickworks Reserves. Bottom club Sneinton Town took the lead against second-placed Stapleford Town Reserves bought the higher-ranked side fought back to win 3-1.
Leaders Ruddington Village Reserves edged past AFC Clifton 3-2 and Elston United won by a similar scoreline against Barrowby. There was also only one goal in it between Bingham Town Reserves and Ravenshead Reserves with the former winning 4-3.
Their were two goals apiece for Samuel Clements, Jack Palmer and Samuel Wood for Keyworth United Development in their 7-2 win over Nottingham Community.
Newark Flowserve Reserves beat Magdala Amateurs Reserves 5-2 and Robin Hood Colts won 4-2 at Clifton All Whites Development.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division team of the month for November and current leaders, Southwell City, travel to Spa Lane to play Aslockton & Orston, who have lost only once in their nine outings since the start of October.
Having scored over five goals in three of their four wins in November, second-placed Awsworth Villa will hope their rich goal scoring form continues as they host Eastwood CFC Development at The Shilo while Cotgrave, in third, welcome AFC Dunkirk to Woodview. The home side won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the start of last month.
After bowing out of the Notts FA Senior Cup at the hands of Newark Flowserve last weekend, Stapleford Town return to league action as Keyworth United, who are one place below their hosts in sixth, make the trip to Hickings Lane.
Two teams picked up their first wins of the season last weekend, Bilborough Town and Gedling Southbank. They will both hope that their upturn in fortunes continues as they host Attenborough at the Harvey Hadden Stadium and travel to The Forest to play FC Cavaliers respectively.
Calverton Miners Welfare, who were on the receiving end as Gedling secured their first maximum points haul, add Scott Miles, Kieron Davies and Charlie Roberts to the squad for their trip to the WSA to play Wollaton.
Bilborough’s victims, Magdala Amateurs, will look to bounce back as they entertain Bingham Town at Roko.
In Division One, Ravenshead look to get back to winning ways as they host Awsworth Villa Reserves at the Cornwater ground. They welcome back Mark Yates, Brad Martin has returned to UK and is looking for a place in the squad but Paul Smith is away.
Leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers head to Elms Park to take on Ruddington Village and Bridgford United entertain near rivals AFC Bridgford at the Riverside Sports Complex.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves travel to Bingham Town Reserves with skipper Lee Pinner out injured but Tyler Martin should return hopefully along with Josh Worrall.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City extended their lead in the Premier Division as they came from behind to beat AFC Dunkirk 4-1. Kieran Harrison scored from the penalty spot to give the hosts a half time lead but Southwell looked a different side in the second period and Ant Brown (2), Oliver Clarke, and a maiden strike from 16 year old Benjamin Napier sealed the points.
At the other end of the table both Gedling Southbank and Bilborough Town picked up their first wins of the season. A Kian Leavesley brace and one from Aidan Hutchinson gave Gedling a 3-1 victory over Calverton Miners Welfare, with Mathew Newton replying for the visitors while Tony Law and Ricky Law set Bilborough on their way to a 2-1 win at Magdala Amateurs.
The Notts TV cameras came to Hickings Lane to see Stapleford Town take on Newark Flowserve, former NSL champions now playing in the division above, in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup. Junior Rodriguez got Stapleford back on level terms at the start of the second half after Daniel Meadows had given Newark a lead at the break. It is the higher ranked side that will compete in the next round, however, as Meadows then turned provider for Brad Wells to score Flowserve’s second before Sam Agar converted a stoppage time penalty to make it 3-1.
Back in the league and Awsworth Villa are up to second following a 5-1 win at Radcliffe Olympic while a Joe Palethorpe double helped Bingham Town on their way to a 3-1 win against ten man FC Cavaliers. Mike Jepps was also on target for Town Abdou Cole replied for Cavs.
Attenborough beat Keyworth United 5-2 with goals from Paul Ireson (2), Jak Kenworthy, Ryan Martin and substitute Ryan Whelan.
On Friday night Eastwood CFC Development and Aslockton & Orston played out a stalemate. The same could not be said for Division One’s match under the Friday night lights at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, however, as after initially going ahead, Beeston had to come from behind twice to eventually prevail 4-3. Bright Agana set the ball rolling for the visitors but a Tyler Barksby brace put Mansfield into the lead. Adam Kemp levelled matters in the 69th minute but Barksby immediately completed his hat-trick to keep the Millers’ noses in front. Kemp once again found a leveller before substitute Henry Sainsbury claimed the points for Beeston with time running out.
On Saturday, Division One leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers had to come from behind against bottom club Radford Reserves to eventually run out 4-1 winners while second-placed Bridgford United had a Rikki Robinson hat-trick to thank for helping them come back from a 3-0 half-time deficit to draw 4-4 at Bestwood Miners Welfare.
Burton Joyce retained third place ahead of Southwell City Reserves with a 2-1 win against Ravenshead, while Southwell won 2-0 at Wollaton Reserves.
16 year old Jack March was on the scoresheet in his full debut in senior football for Kirton Brickworks as his side came away from Awsworth Villa Reserves with a 5-1 win.
Tom Teer scored all three for AFC Bridgford in their 3-1 win against Ruddington Village and Selston Reserves saw off Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 5-0.
In Division Two, there are three teams tied on 32 points at the top. Ruddington Village Reserves have the best goal difference, helped by their 8-0 win over Ravenshead Reserves that included a Leigh Sissons hat-trick.
AFC Top Valley came from two down at Keyworth United Development to make it five league wins on the trot as four second half goals made it 4-2. Stapleford Town Reserves complete the trio but weren’t in action