Newark continue their scoring spree...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve have scored at least four goals in each of their last four league games. This time it was a 6-1 win over Sandiacre Town. Elliott King opened the scoring, Daryl Price then delivered a corner from which Sol Miller scored before netting himself, Tyler Martin got in on the act on his debut before substitute Michael Attard made it five. Zac Harrison grabbed a consolation for Sandiacre but King restored the five goal cushion soon after with his second of the day.
Bilborough Town and Southwell City have identical records in second and third, right down to goals scored and conceded, and are only separated on alphabetical order! Bilborough won 5-3 at Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC having twice been behind. Ryan Henshaw put the hosts ahead after half an hour before they were pegged back by a deflected Connor Croft header. Parity was short-lived, however, as Greg Newbold claimed Kimberley’s second just before half-time. Bilborough took the game to their opponents after the break and built a 5-2 lead thanks to a Croft penalty, Ricky Cross and Liam Stewart. Dominic Cross pulled one back late on.
Southwell also had to come from behind to win 3-1 at home to AFC Dunkirk. George Harrison put the visitors ahead from the spot after only six minutes. It looked like that lead would last until half-time but Calum Law had other ideas, firing a free-kick into the top corner from 25 yards to make it all square. City managed to carry that momentum into the second half and a brace from Romello Nangle on 51 and 74 minutes sealed the win.
Ruddington Village continued their recent improvement with a 2-2 draw with FC Cavaliers. Jake Johnson-Foster and Adam Price-Henson were on target for Rudd, Blessing Adeleye and Kieran Blades for Cavs.
In a see-saw game at the WSA, Wollaton eventually ran out 5-4 winners against Magdala Amateurs. Tom Haw gave The Budgies the lead only for Liam Towle, Ben Branston and Jake Fisher to turn the match in Wollaton’s favour. Neil Morgan and James Beavan managed to get Magdala back on level terms but second goals from Fisher and Towle with only Fionn Coffey in reply meant the visitors left empty-handed.
Bingham Town and Calverton Miners Welfare shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Chris Bradford notched for Bingham, Barry Payne for Calverton.
There was late drama between Basford United Community and Attenborough. It looked like a fourteenth minute Joe Nice strike would be sending Boro home with all three points but two goals in the last minute for Basford meant they triumphed 2-1.
Cotgrave won for the first time in seven matches – 2-1 against Underwood Villa, with goals from Lee Potts and Dougie Mills.
In the NSL Junior Cup a brace from substitute George Layton for Selston Reserves wasn’t enough to prevent them from going out to lower division opposition, Gedling Southbank Reserves, 3-2. Kian Leavesley, Ben Crawford and Paul Gothard were on target for Gedling.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion failed to win for only the second time this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Keyworth United Reserves.
Stapleford Town made amends for their NSL Senior Cup loss to Real Community a fortnight ago by defeating them 4-1 in this league encounter. Stapleford’s goals were shared between Owen Brown, Mitchell Robinson, Junior Rodriguez and Ant Pearce; Tyrone Burton with Real’s consolation.
Kirton Brickworks and Ravenshead drew 1-1. A Dan Phillips header for Ravenshead cancelled out Jamie Birch’s strike just after the interval.
A Kurt Savage double helped Awsworth Villa Reserves on their way to a 3-1 win against Ruddington Village Reserves. John Whitehurst also netted, Danny Hollis replied for Rudd.
Southwell City Reserves lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a 4-1 win at Beeston Rylands. Liam Wilkinson (2), Jake Glover and Oliver Clarke scored for City, Lee Fowler for Beeston.
Thomas Teer (2) and Tom Gray gave AFC Bridgford a 3-0 win over Wollaton Reserves.
A Daniel Bircumshaw brace gave Ashland Rovers a come from behind 2-1 win at Mansfield Hosiery Mills on Friday night. Luke Greaves had given the hosts a fourth minute lead.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers opened up a three point lead in the table with a 6-1 win against Newark Flowserve Reserves that included two goals apiece for Darren Oldham and Adam Forry.
Thomas Fallon scored four and Kieran Adams three in Greyhounders 10-0 win over Nottingham City while Cameron Marsh grabbed a hat-trick for Burton Joyce as they saw off Sneinton Town 7-1.
Barrowby overcame second-placed Southwell City Development 3-0 and AFC Clifton edged past Kirton Brickworks Reserves 3-2.
Welbeck Lions Reserves won 4-1 at Keyworth United Development and Magdala Amateurs Reserves and Bingham Town Reserves drew 1-1.