Action in the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, gets underway on Friday night as, in the Premier Division, Eastwood CFC Development entertain Bilborough Town at the Play Soccer USA 3G Arena while, in Division One, Mansfield Hosiery Mills host Basford United Community at The Fieldings. Mansfield will be producing their first ever league programme for the match.
On Saturday in the Premier Division, leaders Southwell City visit Hickings Lane to take on Stapleford Town who have lost only once so far this season. Stapleford have played at least three fewer matches than the four teams above them and, if they won all their games in hand, would be sat at the top of the table, so they will be viewing this as a test of their title credentials.
Second placed Cotgrave will look to capitalise on any slip up by Southwell as they welcome Wollaton to Woodview while third placed Keyworth United will be trying to make it seven league wins on the spin when they visit Roko to play Magdala Amateurs.
Harry Simpson and George Scrivener return to the Calverton Miners Welfare squad, that narrowly lost to Bingham Town last time out, for the visit of Gedling Southbank to Hollinwood Lane.
Bingham, fresh from an incident packed extra time loss to Southwell in the NSL Senior Cup in midweek, make the short trip to Spa Lane to face an Aslockton & Orston side that have won their last five in all competitions.
FC Cavaliers host Attenborough at the Forest Sports Zone and Radcliffe Olympic welcome AFC Dunkirk to Wharf Lane.
In Division One, Ravenshead travel to the WSA to play Wollaton Reserves with a number of absentees. Brad Martin, Liam Walton and last weekend’s match winner, Perris Thomas, are all definitely out while Ryan Towle faces a fitness battle. The Reds have given 7 days’ notice for a defender they hope to include though.
Leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers entertain Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves at Eagle Valley. Bridgford United and Southwell City Reserves are trying to keep pace with Woodthorpe. They visit Ruddington Village and host Beeston respectively.
In Division Two, Ravenshead Reserves travel to Platt Lane to face Keyworth Development and could give a debut to Paul Logan. The Reds hope Tyler Lambert will return while 16 year old Ben Marples retains his place at Dan Hurst’s expense.
AFC Top Valley will look to make it three league wins on the trot as they head to Eagle Valley to play Gedling Southbank Reserves while leaders Stapleford Town Reserves will try to bounce back from only their second defeat of the season last weekend as they travel to Balderton to play Elston United.