In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders Bilborough Town fell to their second defeat of the season, away at mid-table Cotgrave. Lyam Webster put Town ahead midway through the second half but the turning point came when Cotgrave were awarded a penalty with around 15 minutes remaining. Matthew Gamble duly despatched the spot kick then, with the wind in their sails, Cameron Waddell and Adam Gray capitalised for Cotgrave to give them a 3-1 win.
Second placed Awsworth Villa moved within three points of Bilborough, with three games in hand, as they maintained their unbeaten record by beating Newark Flowserve 3-1. Ryan Whitehurst put Villa ahead before the break then quickfire strikes from Luke Hodgman and Matt Goodwin extended the lead. Tom Potts pulled one back for Newark late on but it was nothing more than a consolation.
Wollaton couldn’t quite make it five wins in a row as they came from behind against Nottingham Trent University to claim a 2-2 draw. Macauley Barber and Kyle Nutt were Wollaton’s scorers; Daniel Mearon and James Fletcher for NTU.
Aston United slipped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bingham Town. Tom Spencer and Scott Buckberry were the men on target, both in the second half.
Romeo Mugadza and Alex Cook both bagged a brace and Jourdan Blair scored his sixth goal in as many matches for Real United in their 5-1 win at Unity.
Ruddington Village claimed back-to-back victories for the first time since the start of the season as they saw off FC Cavaliers 4-0. Daniel Starbuck (2), Adam Cooke and Matt Carver netted.
There are always plenty of goals in Attenborough’s matches and Saturday was no exception as a Daniel Clark hat-trick helped them on their way to a 6-2 win over Magdala Amateurs. Liam McCormack (2) and Jack Warner also notched; Dan Barton and Neil Morgan replied for The Budgies.
Basford United Community were 5-2 winners over Sandiacre Town.
Calverton Miners Welfare extended their lead in Division One to eight points with a 3-2 win at Gedling Southbank. The division’s top goal scorer, Sam Buckle, got his 21st of the season, alongside efforts from David Corder and George Scrivener for Calvo. James Needham and Patrick Gray replied for GSB.
AFC Bridgford, in third, closed the gap to second-placed Wollaton Reserves to five points by beating them 3-0. Callum Lawson (2) and Jake Henson did the damage.
Southwell City Reserves had a resounding 11-2 victory at AFC Clifton, including seven goals for Liam Wilkinson and a hat-trick for Calum Law.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves were also big winners, 7-1 against Keyworth United Reserves. Channon Davis grabbed a hat-trick and Keanu Stevenson two goals.
Ashland Rovers won 3-1 at Birchover Park while Netherfield Albion and Awsworth Villa Reserves shared 10 goals in a 5-5 draw.
Kirton Brickworks leapfrogged their opponents in the table with a 1-0 win at Greenwood Meadows AFC and Clifton All Whites doubled their points tally for the season with a 3-3 draw with Bilborough United.
In Division Two, leaders Selston Reserves lost for only the second time this season as they went down 3-1 at home to fourth placed Ravenshead.
That allowed Team DNF to draw level on points as they maintained their 100% record with a 1-0 win at Aslockton Cranmers who, at the start of the day, were the division’s only other unbeaten team.
Underwood Villa Reserves picked up their first win, and indeed points, of the season, overcoming Bingham Town Reserves 3-0. On Friday night Basford United Community and Greyhounders shared the spoils with a 2-2 draw.
by Robin Griffiths