In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders Bilborough Town weren’t in action so second placed Awsworth Villa closed the gap at the top to eight points, with two games in hand, with a 1-1 draw against AFC Dunkirk.
Villa took a first half lead through Luke Hodgman, who struck after receiving the ball from a quickly taken indirect free kick in the opponents’ penalty area. Dunkirk did get the ball in the net in the first half but it was ruled out for offside. The equaliser came on 70 minutes, however, as Gus Bonnington headed home from a corner. Awsworth ended the game with 10 men as Lee Stevenson received his second yellow card just before full time.
It was fourth versus third as Clifton All Whites entertained Basford United Community. The visitors were initially in the ascendency as a Ewan Sweeting first half free kick and a Harry Wakefield low strike five minutes into the second period gave them a 2-0 lead. Clifton were not out of the game, however, and they turned things round with three goals in the last 15 minutes from Corbi Brown, Niall O’Rafferty and Andrew Frawley and claimed the three points that moves them level with Basford in the table.
Bottom club FC Cavaliers picked up a point at home to Wollaton as they shared four first half goals. David Kolapo scored both for Cavs, Daniel Chadwick and Jake Fisher replied for Wollaton.
After Gordon Kione opened the scoring for Unity at home to Newark Flowserve from the spot the visitors had a penalty of their own that they failed to convert. Ultimately though Newark proved too much for the hosts and Tom Potts, Chris Self and Elliott King gave them a 3-1 win.
Lee Potts struck four in Cotgrave’s 5-0 win at Real United. Andrew McLean was also on target.
Shay Wiggins and Edward Watts gave Aston United a 2-1 half-time lead over Ruddington Village. Liam Slater added one after the break as the match ended 3-2. Mick Leslie and Tristan Rhodes were the Ruddington scorers.
After Magdala Amateurs went in at the break 2-0 down at Nottingham Trent University they pulled it out of the bag in the second half and won a thriller 5-4. Neil Morgan (2), Ross Herridge (2) and Ethan Lespeare were the Magdala scorers; Rackeem Reid, Will Daly, Daniel Busch and Josh Smith for NTU.
Bingham Town came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Sandiacre Town. Steven Bonez put Sandiacre ahead before Jon Morley levelled matters. Things weren’t level for long though as Mark Raisin put the visitors back ahead. With time running out Michael Jepps ensured a share of the spoils for Bingham.
Underwood Villa recorded their second league win of the season as they overcame Attenborough 3-1. Joshua Hunt, Alexander Mann and substitute Craig Dainty netted for Villa, Jack Warner with Boro’s reply.
In Division One, leaders Calverton Miners Welfare suffered only their second defeat of the season as Awsworth Villa Reserves came back from 3-1 down to win 4-3. Juan Vickers (2), Luke Henson and Kurt Savage were Villa’s matchwinners; Sam Buckle, James Davis and Jason Hodson were on target for Calverton.
Calum Law bagged a brace for Southwell City Reserves in their 2-1 win at Keyworth United Reserves. Patrick Sneath scored for Keyworth.
Andrew Gill scored two in Wollaton Reserves 3-1 win over Ruddington Village Reserves. Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves edged past Bilborough United 1-0 and Kirton Brickworks won by a similar scoreline at Birchover Park.
Callum Lawson scored two for AFC Bridgford as they saw off Netherfield Albion 5-0.
In Division Two, leaders Team DNF got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Bilsthorpe Reserves. Selston Reserves have now lost three of their last four as they went down 4-1 at West Bridgford AFC.
Chris Bradford scored all three of Bingham Town Reserves’ goals in their 3-0 win over Aslockton Cranmers. Jordan Stinson was on target four times for Greyhounders as they defeated Basford United Community Reserves 5-1.
Underwood Villa Reserves won 3-2 at home to Radcliffe Olympic Reserves.