Southwell City 6 - 1 Stapleford Town
Robin Hood Colts 3-0 Cotgrave Reserves
Saturday 18 May 2019, Greenwich Avenue, Basford.
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For the past few seasons there has been some uncertainty about the appropriate number of teams in Step 7 divisions. The Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, are delighted to announce that we have had written confirmation from The FA that our Premier Division can continue to operate with 18 teams for 2019/20.
This is a massive boost to our league and reward for all the committee members who work tirelessly to maintain and improve standards. It’s also a reward to our clubs for striving to improve and gives them a pathway to Step 6.
The league would like to thank the Nottinghamshire FA for their advice and help with developing relationships at a national level. This news moves us closer to achieving both our ambitions and is an acknowledgement from The FA that we are on the right track.
The latest Euro Soccer Company newsletter for Samba NSL clubs contains details of offers and unclaimed Team of the Month prizes and is available by clicking here.
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Bingham Town moved within two points of Stapleford Town at the top of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division with a 2-0 win over Wollaton, while Stapleford went down 1-0 at Southwell City. The Hickings Lane team still need only two points to claim the title from their final three matches, however, as Bingham only have one game remaining or, due to a vastly superior goal difference, one point should suffice.
Tom Spencer and Phil Leggett were the matchwinners for Bingham. Liam Moran netted for Southwell following a marauding run from right back just after the interval. Stapleford were reduced to ten men with the sending off of Mitchell Robinson soon after and finished the match with nine as Joshua Watts also received his marching orders with a quarter of an hour remaining. Southwell, who will finish the season in third, also had a period with reduced personnel as Jonathan Nussey took a trip to the sin bin.
Cotgrave were the only Premier Division away side to score on the day, thanks to a second half strike from Jack Sykes-Wood, however two goals before the interval from Harry Simpson and one from Dane Bennett were enough to give Calverton Miners Welfare the 3-1 win. The three points sees Calvo finish in 15th.
Aslockton & Orston rounded out their campaign with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sandiacre Town. A Jordan Smith brace set Sandiacre on their way, a Perry McGrath wonder strike made it three and Jordan Leonardi completed the victory.
A first half effort from Kieran Diver was enough for AFC Dunkirk to edge out Radcliffe Olympic 1-0.
In Division One, Burton Joyce still have six points to make up on Ravenshead if they are to claim the runners up spot, after they went down 4-3 to Ruddington Village. BJ have got five games to do it in but Basford United Community, who are level on points in fourth, continue to stake their claim following a 4-1 win over Bridgford United on Friday night.
James Hill bagged a brace for Mansfield Hosiery Mills in their 5-1 defeat of Bestwood Miners Welfare and Alexander Neilson grabbed a hat-trick for Selston Reserves as they overcame Radford Reserves 10-1.
Awsworth Villa Reserves came away from AFC Bridgford with a 2-0 win and Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves picked up their first point since early January in a 0-0 draw at Kirton Brickworks.
In the only game in Division Two, Keyworth United Development rounded out their season with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Community.
The Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League's partnership with Nottingham Forest Academy to develop young referees continues to go from strength to strength. A number of young officials benefit from the mentoring and available every week as they take charge of academy fixtures, allowing them to draw on those experiences when they handle NSL matches.
Some of the noteworthy success stories so far are Brandon Mersh, Phoebe Cross, Alvaro Escolano, Jude Brough and Teo Abodiji-Ansell, all of whom have received favourable feedback from players and clubs alike.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Stapleford Town now need just five points from their remaining five games in order to be crowned Premier Division champions following a 2-0 win at Aslockton & Orston. Goals either side of half time from Benjamin Smedley and Joshua Watts earned the three points.
A Tom Spencer brace helped second placed Bingham Town on their way to a 4-1 win at Calverton Miners Welfare. Jay Archer and Jake Hardy were also on target for Town, Ethan Hunter for Calvo.
It was Jonny Upton’s 50th game in charge of Southwell City and he saw his side come away from FC Cavaliers with a 6-0 win. City had an effort ruled out for offside and hit the woodwork twice before Bradley Peace-McDonald opened the scoring from a free kick. Jonathan Nussey doubled the advantage from the penalty spot just after the break then the floodgates opened in the closing stages. Calum Law notched with a deflected strike, Peace-McDonald completed his hat-trick and Liam Moran put the icing on the cake.
Awsworth Villa completed their season with a disappointing 4-0 defeat at Sandiacre Town. Joshua Mundell set the ball rolling and a Jordan Leonardi brace made it 3-0 at the interval. Leonardi was replaced by Howard Waby for the second 45 and the substitute added the fourth with half an hour remaining.
Scott Carlile and Greg Wedge gave Wollaton a 2-1 win at Magdala Amateurs. Thomas Groves replied for the hosts.
There were two goals apiece for David Jones and Kieran Knight as Eastwood CFC Development saw off Attenborough 5-0. Deniz Aris added the fifth.
In Division One, having secured the title in midweek, Woodthorpe Park Rangers edged out their old rivals Bridgford United 1-0 thanks to Darren Oldham.
Ravenshead rounded out their season with a 5-2 loss at Basford United Community. Alex Goodall (2), Ewan Hill, Blake Cooke and Dominik Walkus netted for Basford, Bradley Martin and Perris Thomas for the Reds.
Burton Joyce did their chances of taking Ravenshead’s second spot no harm at all with a 5-0 win at Radford Reserves inspired by a Mark Faflik hat-trick. Jack Caulton and Charlie Fraser were also on target.
Awsworth Villa Reserves edged out Southwell City Reserves 3-2 while AFC Bridgford recorded their biggest win of the season, 7-1 over Mansfield Hosiery Mills including two goals for both Mark Ballard and Thomas Teer.
Fraser Cannon-Brownlie was also on target twice, for Ruddington Village, as they overcame Beeston 3-1. Kirton Brickworks won by a similar scoreline against Bestwood Miners Welfare and Selston Reserves came away from Wollaton Reserves with a 2-0 win.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley continued their push for the title with a resounding 13-0 win against Sneinton Town. There were hat-tricks for Ben Cummings, Jacob Gunn and Kane Pearson but Joseph Gunn went one better to grab four.
Newark Flowserve Reserves will still fancy their chances of hitting top spot, however, as hat-tricks for Tyler Martin and Ed Munton helped them to 7-2 victory over Clifton All Whites Development.
Ruddington Village Reserves are the other team hoping to take the title, they won 3-0 at Keyworth United Development. George Camps bagged a brace for Robin Hood Colts as they made it 13 league matches unbeaten with a 4-0 win at Bingham Town Reserves.
Rory Green scored a hat-trick for Stapleford Town Reserves as they saw off Nottingham Community 4-0 and AFC Clifton won 3-0 at Ravenshead Reserves.
Magdala Amateurs FC are looking to recruit people to roles on the Management Committee and roles for Team Management for season 2018/19.
Formed in 1904, Magdala are the second oldest amateurs club in Nottinghamshire and currently play in the county's premier competition, the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League. The Budgies play in West Bridgford and operate two Saturday senior teams and one Veterans team.
Team Management roles are available for the Saturday side. Existing Committee members will provide support to help anyone who hasn’t done a Committee role previously. Existing managers will help anyone wishing to join the team management. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a tweet to @MagdalaAmateurs.