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.
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In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Bingham Town moved within two points of leaders Stapleford Town, albeit having played three more matches, with a 3-1 win over Magdala Amateurs. James Keen put Town ahead but they let The Budgies back into it through Toby Sewell. Two Jake Hardy goals, in the closing stages of each half, sealed the points.
Awsworth Villa are still eyeing a place on the podium following their 3-1 defeat of Calverton Miners Welfare. Jake Fisher did the damage for Villa with a hat-trick; Mathew Newton replied for Calvo.
Cotgrave and Southwell City haven’t given up on a top three finish either, beating Wollaton 3-2 and Eastwood CFC Development 3-0 respectively. Kyle Waddell set up Lee Potts for Cotgrave’s opener very early in the contest but, with the score at 1-1 early in the second half he received his marching orders. Despite this, Bassey Okon and Sam Brakewell snatched the win; Joshua Lewis and Greg Wedge netted for Wollo. William Stocks, Bradley Peace-McDonald and Anthony Brown were the Southwell scorers.
A solitary Matthew James strike saw Aslockton & Orston past Radcliffe Olympic 1-0 while there were two goals apiece for Luis Parkes and Lewis Wilcox in AFC Dunkirk’s 5-1 win at Gedling Southbank. Jacob Consterdine was also on target; Corey Woodhouse with Southbank’s consolation.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers are within a point of the title with three games remaining and Ravenshead are pushing to hold onto their second spot with two matches left after a first half Joshua Broad goal saw them defeat AFC Bridgford 1-0.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley stay top by a point after a Kane Pearson brace helped them towards being four to the good at Stapleford Town Reserves. The hosts halved the arrears before the break but with no scoring in the second period it stayed 4-2.
Ruddington Village Reserves moved into second with a 6-0 win over Nottingham Community, including a hat-trick for Sam Dunstan.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Stapleford Town now need just 11 points from seven games to secure the Premier Division title following a 3-1 win at Keyworth United. Adam Hassell put Stapleford ahead and Ben Clark doubled the lead approaching half time. Ryan Tinsley gave Keyworth a lifeline five minutes after the restart however Benjamin Smedley restored the two goal advantage for good on 66 minutes.
Second placed Bingham Town came away from Southwell City with a 1-0 win courtesy of Jake Hardy.
Jake Fisher bagged a brace for Awsworth Villa in their 4-0 win over Radcliffe Olympic. Daniel Towle and Liam Baker were also on target.
Two goals apiece from Lee Potts and Ryan Thorpe gave Cotgrave a 4-1 win at Magdala Amateurs. Tom Haw with the Budgies’ consolation.
Calverton Miners Welfare won 4-2 at FC Cavaliers with their goals shared between Matt Corbett, Jack Harrison, Mathew Newton and Harry Simpson. Kamar Davis and Arnyda Wenazo replied for Cavs.
Wollaton beat AFC Dunkirk 3-1 with goals from Joshua Stevenson, Sam Mellor and Reece Strode. Danny Blanchard netted for Dunkirk.
A Blaise Duruaku double helped Sandiacre Town on their way to a 5-1 victory at Attenborough. Owen Hayes, Jordan Smith and James Allen also scored; Leyton Nethercot replied for Boro.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division leaders Stapleford Town recorded only their second draw of the season as they were held 1-1 by AFC Dunkirk. James Hunter put Stapleford ahead on 10 minutes but Kieran Diver levelled with a header only four minutes later and that’s how the score stayed.
None of the next three teams in the table, Bingham Town, Awsworth Villa and Southwell City were able to gain any ground, however, after they all drew their respective matches too. Bingham had to come from two down at home to Keyworth United to salvage a point. Cameron Gray and Macauley Tinsley had put the visitors ahead but Mike Jepps and Ed Hodgson restored parity.
Awsworth drew 1-1 with Attenborough. Daniel Morgan netting for Villa; Ryan Whelan for Boro. Southwell City also drew 1-1, with Calverton Miners Welfare. Mathew Newton put Calvo ahead on a quarter of an hour but the lead lasted barely five minutes as Bradley Peace-McDonald steered home a Chris Bowles free kick.
Two first half Edwin Towers goals saw Aslockton & Orston past Eastwood CFC Development 2-0. Sandiacre Town squandered a two goal lead, both from Daniel Clark, at home to Wollaton, but they had substitute Jack Warner to thank as he struck a late winner, making it 3-2.
After initially taking the lead, Magdala Amateurs had to come from behind to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw with Radcliffe Olympic. Tom Haw grabbed both for The Budgies, Jordan Wright with a brace for Olympic.
Bilborough Town moved a further place away from the bottom of the table, up to 15th, with a 3-2 win at Gedling Southbank on Friday night.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers march on in Division One as they saw off Southwell City Reserves 5-0 with the goals shared between Markell Bailey, Dean Bussey, Darren Oldham, Kieran Wheat and Conor Carter.
Second-placed Ravenshead continued their promotion push with a 7-1 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, including two goals apiece for Brent Horton, Martin McDonagh and Paul Smith.
They weren’t the division’s biggest winners, however, as Liam Honeyman struck four and Cole Oliver two in Bridgford United’s 8-0 demolition of Radford Reserves.
Basford United Community and Burton Joyce remain level on points after the two sides drew 1-1. Joshua Dixon scored a hat-trick for AFC Bridgford in their 5-1 win at Wollaton Reserves.
Beeston lost 4-3 for the second time in four days. After heartbreak in the NSL Senior Cup semi-final against Stapleford Town in midweek it was Bestwood Miners Welfare who inflicted defeat in the league.
The new management team at Awsworth Villa Reserves were delighted to see their charges win 2-1 against Mansfield Hosiery Mills while Fraser Cannon Brownlie and Daniel Neary shared the goals for Ruddington Village in a 4-1 win over Kirton Brickworks.
In Division Two, a Benjamin Cummings hat-trick helped leaders AFC Top Valley on their way to a 6-0 victory against Cotgrave Reserves. They remain four points ahead of Newark Flowserve Reserves, who won 5-2 at Barrowby, but have played three more games.
George Camps hit five and there were hat-tricks for Jake Smith and Nick Westerman as Robin Hood Colts dispatched Sneinton Town 15-1 while Luke Denham grabbed an injury time winner for Clifton All Whites Development in an 11 goal thriller against Nottingham Community.
Bingham Town Reserves came from behind in the last five minutes to beat AFC Clifton 2-1 and Ruddington Village Reserves saw off Ravenshead Reserves 3-1 on Friday night.
Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday evening with two games. In the Premier Division, bottom club Gedling Southbank entertain Bilborough Town, in 16th, at Eagle Valley while, in Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves welcome Ruddington Village Reserves to Cornwater. Josh Worrall is included in the squad for The Reds but Chris Bovey definitely misses out and both Brentnall brothers, Joshua and Levi, are competing for the same spot.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, leaders Stapleford Town follow up their narrow victory over Beeston in the NSL Senior Cup semi final in midweek by hosting AFC Dunkirk at Hickings Lane.
Bingham Town will attempt to consolidate second place as they welcome Keyworth United at Butt Field while Awsworth Villa will try and move back level on points with Bingham if they can win on their travels at The Strand against Attenborough.
Calverton Miners Welfare add Matt Corbett to their squad for the visit of Southwell City to Hollinwood Lane. Aslockton & Orston host Eastwood CFC Development at Spa Lane.
Magdala Amateurs entertain Radcliffe Olympic at Roko while Sandiacre Town welcome Wollaton to St Giles.
In Division One, fourth placed Southwell City Reserves head to Eagle Valley to take on leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers.
Second placed Ravenshead travel to the Stag Ground for their penultimate away game of the season against Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves and hope to include Mark Yates in the squad after the midfielder has missed two months of the season. Youth team player Jamie Vaughan remains in favour having impressed since moving up.
There’s a switch of venue for Bridgford United, who host their home game against Radford Reserves at Carlton Town. Bridgford are boosted by the news that both Reiss Neil and Jourdan Blair should be fit for selection after a long layoff with injuries as they attempt to build on the midweek win over Kimberley.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley welcome Cotgrave Reserves to Hollinwood Lane while Newark Flowserve Reserves head to Lowfield to take on Barrowby.
Robin Hood Colts make it into the Junior Cup Final
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Robin Hood Colts were the first team to seal their place in a league cup final following their 1-0 win over Ruddington Village Reserves in the NSL Junior Cup semi-final at Sherwood Fields. Daniel Tyson struck in the second half and his side held on for the win.
In the Premier Division, Bingham Town are up to second following a 4-0 win over Attenborough, with goals from Mike Jepps (2), Jay Archer and Jake Hardy.
Aslockton & Orston battled to a 3-2 win over Gedling Southbank. James Hallam gave The Cranmers the lead inside five minutes but Thomas Jeffries levelled soon after. A Julian Joachim double gave Aslockton some breathing space before the interval. Jeffries got his second on 88 minutes to make for a nervy finish but the hosts held on.
FC Cavaliers won by a similar scoreline against Magdala Amateurs with a David Kolapo brace helping them on their way. Zibusiso Sibanda the other Cavs scorer.
In a game where the pendulum continually swung from team to team, Wollaton were eventual 4-3 winners over Radcliffe Olympic with Greg Wedge completing his hat-trick in the dying moments to seal the points. Ryan Bowen was also on target for Wollo; Jordan Wright (2) and Morgan Remnant for Radcliffe.
In Division One, Bestwood Miners Welfare and Ravenshead shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. David Froggatt and Gary Harris netted for Bestwood, Brent Horton and Dan Phillips for Ravenshead.
Southwell City Reserves came away from Radford Reserves with a 5-0 victory thanks to Samuel Robinson (2), Liam Gleeson, Tiernan Shevlin and Rory Brown.
Mansfield Hosiery Mills won 4-0 against Wollaton Reserves while Henry Sainsbury’s hat-trick for Beeston wasn’t quite enough to claim all three points for his side, as they drew 4-4 with Awsworth Villa Reserves.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley stretched their lead to four points with a 3-0 win over Keyworth United Development and a Joshua Watts brace helped Stapleford Town Reserves edge past Nottingham Community 3-2.
Clifton All Whites Development drew 1-1 with Bingham Town Reserves and Cotgrave Reserves won 4-1 at AFC Clifton.
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, second placed Awsworth Villa will attempt to narrow the gap to Stapleford Town at the top as they host Calverton Miners Welfare at The Shilo. Calvo are set to be without Dane Bennett, who featured in their much needed win over Eastwood CFC Development last weekend, but Ryan Easom is back in the squad.
Bingham Town are level on points with Awsworth and will try and extend their three game winning streak as they welcome Attenborough to Butt Field.
Keyworth United, who were the last team to beat Bingham, entertain Sandiacre Town at Platt Lane while Aslockton & Orston host Gedling Southbank at Spa Lane.
Bilborough Town play their final home game of the season, with Eastwood the visitors to the Harvey Hadden Stadium, and Wollaton welcome Radcliffe Olympic to the WSA.
The NSL Junior Cup semi-finals get underway as Robin Hood Colts face Ruddington Village Reserves at Sherwood Fields.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers entertain AFC Bridgford at Eagle Valley while second placed Ravenshead travel to Bestwood Miners Welfare. Mark Smallwood is available again for The Reds after missing last weekend’s victory however Mark Yates is again out through injury. Adam Lewis is also nearing a return after missing the last two months.
Burton Joyce will attempt to break into the top three as they head to the Parish Hall Ground to play Selston Reserves.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley will attempt to extend their lead in the table as they meet Keyworth United Development at Platt Lane.
Ravenshead Reserves entertain Barrowby at Cornwater and have Taylor Bagshaw back but Jack Banks and Rik Suchak are both rated as doubtful.