Keyworth United were the weekend’s biggest winners in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division. They overcame Bilborough Town 6-0 with last season’s Division One top scorer, Scott Litchfield, grabbing a hat-trick. Ian Marley, Daniel Chadwick and Goran Seymour were also on target.
Eastwood CFC Development are new to the NSL this season and helped kick off the season on Friday night against Wollaton. Eastwood opened the scoring through Takunda Mushambi just before the interval but were pegged back not longer after the restart by Matt Goodwin. With half an hour remaining Kieran Knight headed the home side back in front before Eastwood further asserted themselves in the closing stages as Dave Jones scored either side of Knight notching a second to make the final score 5-1.
Last season’s runners up, Awsworth Villa, opened with a 2-0 win at Calverton Miners Welfare on Friday. There was a goal in each half, the first from Jake Fisher, the second from Ben Branston.
Also on Friday AFC Dunkirk and Magdala Amateurs shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Ethan Hunter was on target for Dunkirk, Ryan McMillan for Magdala.
On Saturday, Cotgrave edged past Attenborough 3-2. Lee Potts put Cotgrave ahead midway through the first half before Sam Adams doubled the advantage early in the second period. Boro hit back with two goals in two minutes from Kieran Whalin and Adam Gillot but the home side snatched the win with a great finish from Adam Sinnot.
Despite having a number of first teamers unavailable Bingham Town managed to secure a 0-0 draw away at FC Cavaliers.
In Division One, newly promoted Woodthorpe Park Rangers laid down a marker with an 8-2 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare. Markell Bailey netted a hat-trick for the Division Two champions alongside efforts from Cory Johnson, Connor Parkin, Dean Bussey, Kieran Wheat and Adam Forry. Daniel Orme and Joshua Lewis replied for Kimberley.
The two other promoted sides, Bridgford United and Burton Joyce also won, 4-2 at Beeston and 3-2 at Southwell City Reserves respectively. Jarrod Westcarr was on target twice for Bridgford while Burton Joyce let a two goal lead slip before nabbing the points in the final minute.
Basford United Community were 5-2 winners at Radford Reserves, including a brace from Kimani Wilson. Ruddington Village came from behind to win 3-1 at Bestwood Miners Welfare. The home side missed a penalty before Stefan Dalmedo put them ahead. Ruddington drew level thanks to a spot kick of their own, dispatched by Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, then James Howard and Jamie Neep rounded off the win.
Kirton Brickworks missed a penalty in their match against Awsworth Villa Reserves but managed claim a 3-2 victory. Ryan Keeley bagging a brace for the Brickies.
Netherfield Albion and Wollaton Reserves drew 1-1.
In Division Two, Stapleford Town Reserves ran riot against Keyworth United Development, winning 15-0. There were hat-tricks for James Aspinall, Ashley Cook and Rory Green but Aaron Hall went two better, netting five times. Daniel Love was also on target.
Leighton Nicholson also scored five, for Newark Flowserve Reserves in their 9-1 win over Gedling Southbank Reserves. Cotgrave Reserves won 2-0 at Nottingham Community and Barrowby saw off Ravenshead Reserves 1-0.
AFC Clifton were 2-1 victors at Kirton Brickworks Reserves while it was honours even between AFC Top Valley and Ruddington Village Reserves (2-2) and Magdala Amateurs Reserves and Clifton All Whites Development (0-0).