The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League is proud to have provided the winners for three of Nottinghamshire FA's cup competitions this season. Not only that but two of the finals were all-NSL affairs and the Junior Cup semi-final stage was exclusively populated by our clubs.
First of all Mansfield Hosiery Mills, from Division Two were triumphant over Awsworth Villa Reserves, a Division One side, in the Junior Cup final in mid-April. Having raced into a 4-1 lead Mansfield appeared to be in control of the match but Awsworth made a fight of it at the start of the second half as they pulled it back to 4-3. The Millers bounced back immediately, however, as they added a fifth to see out the tie and take the trophy.
Aslockton Cranmers, in their inaugural season of senior football in Division Two faced AC Wollaton of the Notts Amateur Alliance in the Minor Cup final. Two goals in three minutes around the half hour mark put Aslockton in control and they added another without reply after the break to take the tie 3-0.
The Intermediate Cup final saw two Premier Division sides pit their wits against one another as AFC Dunkirk took on Basford United Community. Basford took an early lead but the match was turned on its head in the space of three minutes midway through the first half as Dunkirk netted three times. Community regained their composure after the break and scored twice to level matters. However, in a dramatic finale, Dunkirk were awarded a penalty which they duly dispatched to earn them the trophy with a 4-3 win.
Congratulations to our three winners but also to the runners-up for providing three entertaining cup finals.