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.
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.
Bingham Town win against leaders Southwell City...
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division leaders Southwell City fell to their second defeat of the season as they went down 3-1 to Bingham Town. An own goal from Calum Law gave Bingham the lead after a quarter of an hour. The advantage was doubled five minutes later when Lewis Ray flicked home a Tom Spencer free kick. Spencer then got on the scoresheet himself before the break. Law atoned for his earlier error by pulling ne back for Southwell but the home side held out for all three points.
Cotgrave closed the gap at the top to one point as they won 2-1 at home to Awsworth Villa. The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half time after Dougie Mills was tripped in the box and Lee Potts converted the resultant penalty. An Adam Gray strike doubled the lead for Cotgrave before Villa pulled one back thanks to an own goal in the dying seconds of injury time.
A Goran Seymour hat-trick and a brace from Scott Litchfield helped Keyworth United on their way to a 6-1 in over Radcliffe Olympic. Phil Massingham was also on target for Keyworth, Dwayne Ngandi with Olympic’s consolation.
Eastwood CFC Development came away from Sandiacre Town with a 2-0 win. Kallum O’Dowd opened the scoring with 10 minutes remaining in the first half and the points were sealed in spectacular fashion in the closing stages when Thomas Coupe volleyed home from fully 40 yards.
Aslockton & Orston won 3-0 at Gedling Southbank thanks to Rares Demeter (2) and Cole Maule, while Attenborough bounced back from their midweek exit from the Notts FA Senior Cup with a 4-0 win over Calverton Miners Welfare. Paul Ireson grabbed a hat-trick with Ryan Martin hitting the fourth.
Wollaton were 6-2 winners over Bilborough Town with Ben Watson(2), Stephen Ahern, Tristan Comery, Tom Slade and Scott Carlile all on target. Ashley Dixon got both of Town’s replies.
In the NSL Senior Cup Stapleford Town proved too much for AFC Dunkirk, running out 5-1 winners. Adam Hassall (2), Junior Rodriguez, Callum Dunn and Mitchell Robinson all netted for Stapleford; McKenna Parton with Dunkirk’s consolation.
In Division One, after a run of four draws, Ravenshead finally picked up all three points as they won 4-0 at Southwell City Reserves with goals from Joshua Broad (2), Joe Maguire and Brent Horton while Mansfield Hosiery Mills drew 3-3 with Ruddington Village.
In the Notts FA Senior Trophy there were a number of all-NSL ties. Second Division AFC Top Valley couldn’t quite spring an upset against Bridgford United as Joe Gunn’s two goals weren’t quite enough in a 3-2 loss.
Beeston knocked out AFC Bridgford 3-0 and Kirton Brickworks were 5-1 winners against Cotgrave Reserves. Bestwood Miners Welfare came from behind to win 4-3 at Kimberley Miners Welfare while Stapleford Town Reserves won 2-0 at Nottingham Community. Ruddington Village Reserves dispatched Clifton All Whites Development 4-1.
There was success for Selston Reserves, 1-0 against Pythian, and Basford United Community, 6-0 at Welbeck Lions Reserves.
Awsworth Villa Reserves crashed out 8-1 to Sherwood Colliery Reserves and Sneinton Town lost 7-3 to Carlton Town Amateurs.
In Division Two, Newark Flowserve Reserves were the day’s biggest winners, 5-1 at Ravenshead Reserves while Robin Hood Colts beat Barrowby 3-1.
James Needham scored a hat-trick for Gedling Southbank Reserves as they overcame Kirton Brickworks Reserves 3-2 and Magdala Amateurs Reserves won 2-0 at Elston United.
Magdala Amateurs stun second placed Awsworth Villa
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Magdala Amateurs were the day’s biggest winners when they sprung a surprise by beating Awsworth Villa 8-1. Villa were in second place at the start of the day but were undone by two goals each for Tom Haw, Chris Hayes, Neil Morgan and Thomas Lawson; Danny Towle with Awsworth’s consolation.
Cotgrave took the opportunity to move into the top two with a 5-1 win over Bilborough Town. Ryan Plummer (2), Lee Potts and Dougie Mills put them four to the good before Billy Walker pulled one back for Town. Adam Gray immediately restored the four goal cushion, however, and that’s how the score stayed.
After being humbled by Southwell City the previous weekend, Attenborough again found themselves behind, this time to Wollaton, but they fought back to claim a 2-2 draw. Travis Comery and Joshua Stevenson had put Wollo ahead before Liam McCormack and Ross Marriott ensured Boro got a share of the spoils.
It wasn’t to be Radcliffe Olympic’s day at Calverton Miners Welfare as they hit the crossbar twice and missed a penalty as they went down 3-0. Harry Simpson (2) and Ethan Hunter were the Calvo scorers.
In front of a bumper crowd at St Giles on Friday night neighbours Sandiacre Town and Stapleford Town met, with the latter coming out on top, 3-1. A Ryan Bowen brace and one from Junior Rodriguez secured the bragging rights for Stapleford, Joshua Mundell netted for the hosts.
League leaders were in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup action, winning 2-0 at Welbeck Lions with goals from Calum Law and Jonathan Nussey.
In the NSL Senior Cup, Aslockton & Orston edged past Gedling Southbank in a nine goal thriller. Rob Lakin (2), James Hallam, Julian Joachim and Ed Hodgson were all on target for Aslockton, Kai Partington, Mallique Marston, Sean Mupambo and Kian Leavesley for Gedling.
An Abdou Cole hat-trick for FC Cavaliers saw them knock out Ruddington Village 3-0 and it took extra time for Beeston to get past AFC Bridgford 2-1. Joshua Dixon for Bridgford and Ben Knight for Beeston meant the additional 30 minutes was needed whereby Jason Stonley was on hand to take the tie for the visitors.
In Division One, Bridgford United retained top spot as a Liam Honeyman brace gave them a 2-0 win over Southwell City Reserves.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers made it seven league wins from seven as they won 5-1 at Basford United Community. Burton Joyce moved ahead of Basford into third place with a 7-1 victory over Kimberley Miners Welfare. Nathan Francis grabbed a hat-trick alongside Joseph Harrod (2), Harry Woodward and Dean Gent’s efforts. Jake Wood replied for Kimberley.
Kirton Brickworks and Selston Reserves drew 0-0 but it was a different story at Wollaton Reserves where Bestwood Miners Welfare won 9-0. Red Wilmot (3), Sheldon Layne, Danny Carter, James Duffy Jnr, Duane Haywood and Gary Harris were all on target.
On Friday night, it was honours even in the local derby between Mansfield Hosiery Mills and Ravenshead. Mark Smallwood gave the Reds a half time lead but that was cancelled out by Ben Lord for Mansfield after the break as the match finished 1-1.
In the NSL Junior Cup, two apiece for Lucus Cotterill and Adam Heard saw Cotgrave Reserves past Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-1 while a solitary Ross Murphy strike was sufficient to see Ruddington Village Reserves knock out higher ranked Radford Reserves.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves won 3-0 at AFC Clifton thanks to a Rory Green hat-trick.
Barrowby closed the gap to AFC Clifton in third as an Alex Geeson brace saw them beat Nottingham Community 2-0 while Bingham Town Reserves won 2-1 against Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
Elston United doubled their points tally for the season with a 2-1 win at Robin Hood Colts and Ravenshead Reserves won by the odd goal in seven at home to Gedling Southbank Reserves.
The other two games finished 3-2, in favour of Keyworth United Development over and Clifton All Whites Development, and AFC Top Valley over Newark Flowserve Reserves.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Southwell City got back to winning ways in emphatic style as they defeated Attenborough 8-0. City were two to the good inside five minutes thanks to Ewan Hill and Oliver Clarke. Clarke got his second on 36 minutes then Calum Law took it into half time at 4-0. Law’s new boots did the trick again after the restart before Hill completed his hat-trick and substitute George Caudwell rounded out the scoring with a fantastic solo effort.
Casey Fisher salvaged a point for Awsworth Villa in a 2-2 draw at home to Bingham Town. His 46th minute equaliser came after Villa had originally taken the lead midway through the first half.
Third-placed Cotgrave could only manage a 0-0 draw with Magdala Amateurs in blustery conditions on Friday night.
Also on Friday, Sandiacre Town staged a stunning comeback to win 3-2 at home to Radcliffe Olympic. They were two down entering the last 15 minutes until Adam Garton halved the arrears, Jordan Smith then levelled from the penalty spot before Harrison Toward headed home in the 90th minute to complete the turnaround.
Back to Saturday and Stapleford Town bounced back from their first defeat of the season last time out with a 4-1 win at Gedling Southbank. Will Heath’s wind-aided free kick put Stapleford ahead in the first half. An Adam Hassall brace, including one from the penalty spot following Paul Gothard’s handball, extended the advantage before Gothard made amends by volleying home for Gedling. The lively Junior Rodriguez caused problems for Southbank from the moment he came on as a second half substitute and he got his just desserts late on with a breakaway goal to round off the victory.
Bilborough Town doubled their points tally for the season by coming from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at FC Cavaliers. Mustapha John had given the hosts a half time lead but Cardell Labban ensured a share of the spoils midway through the second period.
Rares Demeter and James Hallam helped Aslockton & Orston to a 2-1 win at Calverton Miners Welfare. Alexander Clarson pulled one back for Calvo but it was too little, too late.
In the NSL Senior Cup Ravenshead produced an upset by seeing off Keyworth United on 5-4 on penalties following a 3-3 draw. Two goals from Brent Horton, either side of an Adam Martin strike, cancelled out efforts from Macauley Diuk, David Hawkes and Goran Seymour for Keyworth.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers couldn’t emulate their Division One compatriots, however, as they went down 3-0 at Wollaton.
Bridgford United took advantage of Woodthorpe being in cup action by edging into top spot with a 2-2 draw with Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
Basford United Community missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog both teams as a Thomas Tyler strike was sufficient for Southwell City Reserves to claim the three points in their meeting.
A brace for Dean Gent helped Burton Joyce on their way to a 6-0 win over Wollaton Reserves while Beeston were 4-1 winners over Radford Reserves.
Red Wilmot and Sheldon Layne were both on target twice for Bestwood Miners Welfare as they saw off AFC Bridgford 5-1 and Ruddington Village were 3-1 victors against Awsworth Villa Reserves.
There were three matches in Division Two. Cotgrave Reserves were the day’s biggest winners as they saw off Ravenshead Reserves 10-0. Ruddington Village Reserves weren’t far off that tally with an 8-1 win at Sneinton Town. Bingham Town Reserves beat Kirton Brickworks Reserves 1-0.
In the NSL Junior Cup, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves won by the odd goal in seven at Selston Reserves while Magdala Amateurs Reserves edged out AFC Clifton 5-4.
Two other ties were settled by only a one goal margin: Keyworth United Development beating Elston United 2-1 and Nottingham Community winning 3-2 at Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Robin Hood Colts had only a slightly more comfortable win, 3-1 at Barrowby.
Two remaining 100% records at an end...
The two remaining 100% records in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division are gone after leaders Southwell City lost at home to Awsworth Villa and Bingham Town edged out Stapleford Town 1-0.
On a rainy day in Southwell, Villa’s two Towles, Liam and Danny netted in the first half and, as City’s goals finally dried up, that’s how the score stayed. In Bingham, it was a Jack Goode strike midway through the second half that secured the points for the hosts. Awsworth’s win lifts them to level on points at the top with Southwell.
It took until the 88th minute for Cotgrave to see off Sandiacre Town 1-0. Ryan Plummer came off the bench to get the crucial goal as Adam Heard kept his second clean sheet of the week.
Wollaton twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with FC Cavaliers. It was Joshua Stevenson that got Wollo back on track both times, his first from the penalty spot. Louis Czerwak and Liam Taylor were the Cavs scorers.
AFC Dunkirk ran riot against bottom club Gedling Southbank, winning 9-1. Sam Harbottle grabbed a hat-trick and Kieran Diver two. George Bosworth, Danny Blanchard, Luis Parkes and Brett Soiza were also on target. Kian Leavesley got Gedling’s late consolation.
Goals from Ryan Tinsley, Scott Litchfield and Macauley Diuk saw Keyworth United past Attenborough 3-0.
Rares Demeter put Aslockton & Orston ahead at Bilborough Town early on. James Hallam added a second after half an hour and Julian Joachim a third on the hour mark as their side won 3-1.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers were in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action at Sherwood Colliery Reserves. The tie went into extra time at 2-2 but Woodthorpe ran out of legs, eventually going down 7-2. Basford United Community missed the opportunity to leapfrog into first place as they could only draw 1-1 against Kirton Brickworks.
Ross Cochrane-Smith bagged a brace for Ruddington Village in their 4-0 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves and Bright Agana was on target twice for Beeston as they drew 4-4 with Ravenshead.
Bestwood Miners Welfare won 3-1 at Awsworth Villa Reserves to move into 16th ahead of Mansfield Hosiery Mills, whoo went down 2-1 at home to Southwell City Reserves.
Tim Moore got both of Selston Reserves’ goals in their 2-2 draw at Radford Reserves, while AFC Bridgford and Wollaton Reserves also shared the points.
In Division Two, AFC Clifton stayed second in the table, ahead of their opponents Newark Flowserve Reserves, with a 3-2 win, including two goals from Connor Boulton.
Luke Davis scored a hat-trick for Clifton All Whites Development in their 5-1 win over Elston United and Jordan Richardson notched three times for Ruddington Village Reserves as they saw off Sneinton Town 5-0.
There were two goals apiece for George Camps and Nick Westerman as their Robin Hood Colts won 6-3 at AFC Top Valley.
Southwell City remain top of the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division with their 100% record intact after they came away from Gedling Southbank with a 5-0 win. Their were two goals apiece for Calum Law and Luke Price and one for George Caudwell.
Awsworth Villa are up to second after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Aslockton & Orston while Eastwood CFC Development slipped to third with a defeat by the same scoreline at home to Bingham Town. It was Tom Spencer and Matt Snelgrove who helped Bingham double their league win tally, David Jones replied for Eastwood.
Kamar Davis and Zibusiso Sibanda both bagged a brace in FC Cavaliers’ 5-2 win over Sandiacre Town. Ako Abdullah was also on the scoresheet, alongside Jacks Bull and Warner for Town.
Stapleford Town maintained their 100% record, and are creeping up the table with games in hand, as they won 4-0 at AFC Dunkirk. Mike Robb was on target twice with Ryan Bowen and Junior Rodriguez adding the others.
A solitary Martin Holt effort was enough to see Keyworth United past Calverton Miners Welfare while Radcliffe Olympic were 4-2 winners over Magdala Amateurs. Mthabisi Mlauzi, Idris Kabongo, Kieran Wall and an own goal did the damage for Olympic; Matthew Daley and substitute Tom Groves for The Budgies.
Attenborough bounced back from their NSL Senior Cup humbling by beating Bilborough Town 6-3. There was a hat-trick for Paul Ireson for Boro, with Aiden Brady and George Reed-Jones also on target. Ashley Dixon (2) and Ricky Law netted for Town.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup Wollaton succumbed to a late goal to depart the competition at the hands of higher-ranked Gedling Miners Welfare.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers took over top spot with a resounding 10-0 win at Awsworth Villa Reserves. Last season’s top scorer, Markell Bailey, accounted for half of the goals, Adam Forry and Connor Scott-Parkin got two each and Cory Johnson one.
Ravenshead avenged their midweek cup loss to Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves with a 2-0 win thanks to Jack Wagstaff and Dan Phillips.
There was a great deal of success for NSL sides in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy, including a hat-trick for Harry Woodward for Burton Joyce in their 9-0 win over Netherfield and Kyle Clarkson did likewise for Kirton Brickworks as they knocked out Retford United Development 5-3.
Joe Gunn got four for AFC Top Valley as they saw off higher-ranked Ruddington Village 5-2. They may have to do without Jack Murphy for their next match though, as the centre back was carried off in the win.
It took extra time for Beeston and Selston Reserves to make it through, beating Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves and Bridon AFC respectively, both by a 4-2 scoreline.
Bestwood Miners Welfare kick off the NSL Senior Cup in style...
The Nottinghamshire Senior League Senior Cup got underway with a major giant-killing. Duane Haywood struck four times as his Bestwood Miners Welfare, from Division One, routed Premier Division Attenborough 7-0. A Ndreqim Krashiqi free-kick, a Stefan Dalmedo shot and a Wayne Evans overhead kick completed the scoring.
Also knocking out higher ranked opposition were AFC Bridgford, as a Thomas Teer brace gave them a 2-1 win against Calverton Miners Welfare. Alex Clarson netted for Calvo.
Bridgford United couldn’t emulate their Division One colleagues in their match against Gedling Southbank, however, as they went down 5-4 after extra-time. Jourdan Blair both scored and got sent off for Bridgford, Matthew Fox-Smith with a hat-trick for GSB.
It also took extra time for Aslockton & Orston to see off Cotgrave. Pierce Hallam put Aslockton ahead midway through the first half but a double from Lee Potts, one from the penalty spot, meant Cotgrave went into the break ahead. Julian Joachim’s equaliser on 80 minutes meant the extra period would be necessary, where the veteran striker notched twice more to make it 4-2 in the end. Joachim’s second came from the penalty spot after a foul that saw the Cotgrave keeper receive his second yellow card and therefore also his marching orders.
Southwell City came from behind to knock out Awsworth Villa 2-1. Jake Fisher had put Villa ahead from the penalty spot but a brace from half-time substitute Ewan Hill meant the tie went Southwell’s way.
Ashley Dixon put Bilborough Town ahead early on at Wollaton but two apiece from Tom Slade and Joshua Stevenson, alongside Scott Carlile, Kyle Crofts and Matt Goodwin strikes, meant the hosts ran out 7-2 winners. Dixon also got Town’s second.
A solitary Ryan Tinsley effort was enough to see Keyworth United past Eastwood CFC Development 1-0 while an Andrew Danylyszyn double gave FC Cavaliers a 2-0 win over Radcliffe Olympic.
Bingham Town beat Basford United Community 5-2 and Sandiacre Town edged out Magdala Amateurs 3-2.
In the three all-Division One ties, goals from Joel Buxton, Jason Stonley and Joseph Quilliam saw Beeston knock out Kirton Brickworks 3-0, Daniel Dennis, Adam Forry, James Lawrence-Forbes and Kieran Wheat helped Woodthorpe Park Rangers past Burton Joyce 4-1 and Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Danny Hollas, Daniel Neary and Gary Watson were all on target as Ruddington Village overcame Mansfield Hosiery Mills 4-1.
Stapleford Town claimed a Central Midlands League scalp in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup as Junior Rodriguez and Ben Smedley struck to give them a 2-1 win against Linby Colliery Welfare.
In league action in Division One, Radford Reserves beat Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-2, including a hat-trick from Rachidou Akpo, Southwell City Reserves overcame Wollaton Reserves 3-0 and, on Friday night, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves saw off Selston Reserves 7-0.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Ravenshead Reserves. Captain Adam Sprake put Top Valley ahead but they found themselves trailing 2-1 at the half. Joe Gunn rescued a point after the break.
A Euan Sweeting double gave Elston United their first win, and their first points, of the season - 2-1 at Stapleford Town Reserves - handing the league leaders their first defeat of the season in the process.
AFC Clifton remain unbeaten after defeating Magdala Amateurs Reserves 6-1 while their neighbours Clifton All Whites Development overcame Sneinton Town 5-1.
Robin Hood Colts won 5-0 at Keyworth United Development, Ruddington Village edged past Kirton Brickworks Reserves 1-0 and Barrowby drew 3-3 with Cotgrave Reserves.
Nottingham Community are into the next round of the NSL Junior Cup after knocking out Bingham Town Reserves 2-1.
Southwell City are the new leaders of the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division after they made it six wins from six by seeing off Bilborough Town 4-0. Olly Clarke rounded the Bilborough keeper to put City ahead after a quarter of an hour. The lead was doubled on 24 minutes when Clarke was tripped for a penalty and Daniel Gleeson dispatched the resultant spot kick. Calum Law converted from a corner not long into the second half then 16 year old Ewan Hill rounded out the scoring with half an hour remaining. Town’s Ricky Law was sent off late on for two cautionable offences.
Stapleford Town also have a 100% record but from only four matches. They were 3-0 victors over Awsworth Villa, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats after winning their opening five matches. Junior Rodriguez, Ryan Bowen and Emmet Edwards were all on target for Town.
Lee Potts scored a hat-trick for Cotgrave as they recorded successive 5-1 victories, this one coming against Gedling Southbank. Adam Gray and Bassey Okon also netted for Cotgrave; Kai Partington got Gedling’s consolation.
George Bosworth bagged a brace for AFC Dunkirk as they won 4-2 at Bingham Town. Sam Harbottle and Luis Parkes also scored for Dunkirk.
It was 1-1 at half time but Keyworth United ran riot after the break to end up 5-1 winners over Magdala Amateurs. Keyworth were ahead after exactly 100 seconds when Dan Harris turned the ball into his own net but parity was restored by Tom Haw on 18 minutes. Cameron Gray put United back in front almost immediately after the restart before a Scott Litchfield brace and one from Ian Marley sealed the win.
After a heavy defeat in their opening match Radcliffe Olympic have won their subsequent three matches, the latest a 6-1 win at Attenborough. Kieran Wall grabbed a hat-trick alongside strikes from Idris Kabongo, Rhodri Meads and Mthabisi Mlauzi. Ryan Martin got Boro’s consolation.
43 year old former Premier League forward Julian Joachim scored for Aslockton & Orston in their 3-2 win over Wollaton. Pierce Hallam netted the other two for the home side; Matt Goodwin and Adam Whitemore were on target for Wollo.
Sandiacre Town went out of the FA Vase at the hands of Sleaford Town of the United Counties League.
In Division One, Bridgford United are the new leaders after they came from behind to win 2-1 at Kirton Brickworks. A Kyle Clarkson goal gave the hosts a half time lead but Bridgford struck back through Liam Honeyman and Dwain Miller. They were able to take top spot as AFC Bridgford ended Basford United Community’s 100% record by holding them to a 0-0 draw.
Jack Hopper, Nathan Francis and Mark Faflik helped Burton Joyce edge past Beeston 3-2. Jack Wilkinson and substitute Bright Agana were the Beeston scorers.
There were two goals apiece for Luke Greaves and George Simpson for Mansfield Hosiery Mills as they overcame Netherfield Albion 5-2 while Selston Reserves beat Ruddington Village 3-1 on Friday night.
The NSL Junior Cup got underway with one of the main upsets being Division Two AFC Top Valley knocking out Wollaton Reserves from Division One. Joe Gunn scored two on his return to the side and Kane Pearson also notched twice as Top Valley maintain their unbeaten start to the season. AFC Clifton also knocked out higher ranked opposition as it took until the latter stages of extra time for them to secure a 3-2 win against Southwell City Reserves.
Other matches went with the form book as Kimberley Miners Welfare won 2-0 at Newark Flowserve Reserves, Awsworth Villa prevailed 4-0 at Ravenshead Reserves and Radford Reserves knocked out Sneinton Town 8-1, including two goals each for Rachidou Akpo, Antony Edwards and Emmanuel Nduka.
In an all-Division Two encounter, a Sam Dunstan hat-trick helped Ruddington Village Reserves dispatch Kirton Brickworks Reserves 7-0.
In the league in Division Two, Barrowby won 3-1 at Gedling Southbank Reserves and Keyworth United Development won 2-1 against Bingham Town Reserves.
Elston United are still searching for their first points as they lost 4-2 to Nottingham Community while Robin Hood Colts saw off Cotgrave Reserves 6-0.
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Southwell City moved joint top with Awsworth Villa after they made it five wins from five with a 3-0 triumph over Sandiacre Town. Calum Law opened the scoring on 12 minutes with a 25 yard free kick. The advantage was doubled early in the second half by Robert Haigh before Ant Brown converted a penalty as well as dragging a second one wide late on.
Eastwood CFC Development are up to third after a late Kieran Knight strike gave them a 3-2 win at Keyworth United on Friday evening. The winner was Knight’s second of the game alongside a Nathan Brough effort. Craig Anderson and Carey Knight netted for Keyworth.
Also on Friday evening, a Lee Potts hat-trick helped Cotgrave on their way to a 5-1 win at Bilborough Town. Bassey Okon and Shaun Jackson also scored. Shayne Nhidza got Bilborough’s consolation, who also had Joel Isaac sent off.
FC Cavaliers slip to fourth after they were beaten 4-0 by AFC Dunkirk. George Bosworth bagged a brace, Kieran Driver and Danny Blanchard were also on target.
Stapleford Town made it three wins from three as they saw off Magdala Amateurs 2-1. Junior Rodriguez got both of Stapleford’s goals, the second one coming late on to snatch the points, in a man of the match performance.
A solitary Paul Ireson goal was enough to see Attenborough past Aslockton & Orston while Radcliffe Olympic were 4-1 winners against Gedling Southbank. Meluleki Sibanda put Radcliffe ahead but Sam Mupambo pegged them back before the break. A second half brace from Rhoadri Meads and a late Rico Tomusange effort sealed the win.
Wollaton picked up their first win, and indeed points, of the season as they defeated Bingham Town 4-2. Ben Watson and Tom Slade put Wollaton two up by midway through the first half only for Lewis Ray and Chris Bradford to get Bingham back on level terms. Joshua Stevenson struck twice in the second half to get the home side’s season up and running.
In Division One, Woodthorpe Park Rangers remained second to Basford United Community, but only by virtue of having scored fewer goals, after they edged past Ravenshead 2-1 on Friday night. Adam Forry and James Forbes were the Woodthorpe scorers, Dan Phillips with The Reds’ reply.
Bridgford United are level on points with the top two but have played one game more. They won 4-0 at Radford Reserves thanks to Liam Honeyman (2), Jourdan Blair and Jarrod Westcarr.
A Kyle Clarkson strike and Antony Rowley penalty inside the first 15 minutes saw Kirton Brickworks defeat Mansfield Hosiery Mills 2-0.
Burton Joyce were 7-1 winners over Netherfield Albion, Awsworth Villa Reserves came away from Selston Reserves with a 1-0 win and Beeston and AFC Bridgford shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves against Southwell City Reserves unfortunately had to be abandoned after Southwell’s Huw Plume broke his leg.
In Division Two, Stapleford Town Reserves keep hold of top spot following a 3-2 win over Robin Hood Colts with goals from James Aspinall, Ashley Cooke and Aaron Hall.
Newark Flowserve Reserves are doing their best to catch Stapleford as they won 9-1 against Keyworth United Development. Joe Bilton scored a hat-trick and there were braces for Stefan Bilyk, Tyler Martin and Conor Scott.
Kane Pearson scored four for AFC Top Valley in their 6-2 win at Elston United while Cotgrave Reserves were 7-2 winners at Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
There were two goals apiece for George Bradley-Henson, Nathan Dunstan and Jordan Richardson in Ruddington Village Reserves’ 9-2 win over Gedling Southbank Reserves and AFC Clifton edged out Barrowby 3-2.
Clifton All Whites Development saw off Ravenshead Reserves 4-1 and Nottingham Community drew 2-2 with Bingham Town Reserves.