Cotgrave are the early leaders...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Cotgrave are the early leaders following their 4-1 win over Ruddington Village on Friday night. Tom Potts opened the scoring with an individual effort before a long range Gethyn Tustin strike doubled the advantage. Although Ruddington pulled one back, Sam Adams dispatched a penalty after the break to restore the two goal cushion. Potts rounded out the win with his second of the night.
FC Cavaliers’ strong start sees them move up to second with a 6-1 win over Attenborough. Ako Abdullah put Cavs ahead with a free kick before they were pegged back by Liam Slater. Midway through the first half Mustapha John got the home side in front again before another free kick from Abdullah just before the break and Blessing Adeleye steering home in stoppage time making it 4-1. Mathias Amponsem of FC Cavaliers was dismissed on the hour mark but it didn’t prevent David Kolapo getting on the scoresheet and John notching his second to complete the rout.
Southwell City have got into their stride following their opening day defeat; they saw off Sandiacre Town 4-1. Romello Nangle put City in front on 40 minutes from a Calum Law cross. Law himself made it two on the hour mark before Kamen Brown reduced the arrears with a long range effort. Nangle had a spell in the sin bin but won a penalty on his return to the pitch in the 87th minute. He stepped up to bury the spot kick himself then completed his hat-trick with a shot that struck the crossbar and bounced over the line.
Bingham Town almost let a three goal lead slip as they eventually triumphed over Wollaton 3-2. A Tom Spencer double and Phil Leggett strike had the home side cruising but Ben Branston and Jason Rimmell for Wollaton made for a nervy finish to the game which Bingham ultimately held out to win.
Bilborough Town got their first points on the board with a 2-1 win against AFC Dunkirk. Ricky Law got both of Town’s goals midway through the first half. Dunkirk pulled one back before the interval from the penalty spot but couldn’t make further inroads.
Calverton Miners Welfare got their first win of the season on Friday night, 3-1 away at Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC, despite playing the last 20 minutes with 10 men following Sam Buckle’s straight red card. Ryan Easom and Dane Bennett put Calvo two up before Buckle received his marching orders. Substitute Toby King then extended the advantage before an Adam Hassell thunderbolt of a free kick completed the scoring.
Underwood Villa got up and running with a 6-1 win at Gedling Southbank, including being two to the good inside two minutes. Callum Thompson and Jake Hackett both bagged braces alongside efforts from Luke Williams and Ashley Foster. Thomas Jeffries with GSB’s consolation.
Basford United Community and Awsworth Villa are both still looking for their first win of the season as they drew 3-3. Harry Wakefield and Coury Grantham put Basford two up but Matt Goodwin and Josh Niblett got Villa back on level terms. Wakefield got his second from the penalty spot just after the break but Ben Watson ensured it was honours even.
Netherfield Albion are the early pacesetters in Division One as a 4-0 victory at Ruddington Village took them to three wins from three. Selston Reserves and Keyworth United Reserves also have 100% records from the two games they have played. Selston beat Bilborough United 8-0, including four goals from Klarke Greenham and three from Jordan Black. Keyworth also had a four goal striker, in the form of Scott Litchfield, as they won 5-2 at AFC Bridgford.
Aaron Norman struck twice for Kirton Brickworks in their 3-2 win over Southwell City Reserves and Jake Walker got a hat-trick for Ashland Rovers as they opened their campaign with a 6-2 win at Awsworth Villa Reserves.
Beeston Rylands got off the mark by beating Real Community 5-0, there were doubles for Henry Sainsbury and Jason Simnett; while Mansfield Hosiery Mills edged out Ravenshead 1-0.
In Division Two, new boys Woodthorpe Park Rangers lead the way following their emphatic 7-0 victory at Kirton Brickworks Reserves. Chris Bradford scored all four of Bingham Town Reserves’ goals but it wasn’t enough as they went down 5-4 to second placed Welbeck Lions Reserves.
Barrowby got their first point on the board with a 1-1 draw at AFC Clifton. It would have been all three but for a late equaliser. Burton Joyce kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 win over Keyworth United Development while Southwell City Development won 2-0 at Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Magdala Amateurs Reserves beat Nottingham City 2-1.