In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Southwell City got back to winning ways in emphatic style as they defeated Attenborough 8-0. City were two to the good inside five minutes thanks to Ewan Hill and Oliver Clarke. Clarke got his second on 36 minutes then Calum Law took it into half time at 4-0. Law’s new boots did the trick again after the restart before Hill completed his hat-trick and substitute George Caudwell rounded out the scoring with a fantastic solo effort.
Casey Fisher salvaged a point for Awsworth Villa in a 2-2 draw at home to Bingham Town. His 46th minute equaliser came after Villa had originally taken the lead midway through the first half.
Third-placed Cotgrave could only manage a 0-0 draw with Magdala Amateurs in blustery conditions on Friday night.
Also on Friday, Sandiacre Town staged a stunning comeback to win 3-2 at home to Radcliffe Olympic. They were two down entering the last 15 minutes until Adam Garton halved the arrears, Jordan Smith then levelled from the penalty spot before Harrison Toward headed home in the 90th minute to complete the turnaround.
Back to Saturday and Stapleford Town bounced back from their first defeat of the season last time out with a 4-1 win at Gedling Southbank. Will Heath’s wind-aided free kick put Stapleford ahead in the first half. An Adam Hassall brace, including one from the penalty spot following Paul Gothard’s handball, extended the advantage before Gothard made amends by volleying home for Gedling. The lively Junior Rodriguez caused problems for Southbank from the moment he came on as a second half substitute and he got his just desserts late on with a breakaway goal to round off the victory.
Bilborough Town doubled their points tally for the season by coming from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at FC Cavaliers. Mustapha John had given the hosts a half time lead but Cardell Labban ensured a share of the spoils midway through the second period.
Rares Demeter and James Hallam helped Aslockton & Orston to a 2-1 win at Calverton Miners Welfare. Alexander Clarson pulled one back for Calvo but it was too little, too late.
In the NSL Senior Cup Ravenshead produced an upset by seeing off Keyworth United on 5-4 on penalties following a 3-3 draw. Two goals from Brent Horton, either side of an Adam Martin strike, cancelled out efforts from Macauley Diuk, David Hawkes and Goran Seymour for Keyworth.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers couldn’t emulate their Division One compatriots, however, as they went down 3-0 at Wollaton.
Bridgford United took advantage of Woodthorpe being in cup action by edging into top spot with a 2-2 draw with Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
Basford United Community missed out on the opportunity to leapfrog both teams as a Thomas Tyler strike was sufficient for Southwell City Reserves to claim the three points in their meeting.
A brace for Dean Gent helped Burton Joyce on their way to a 6-0 win over Wollaton Reserves while Beeston were 4-1 winners over Radford Reserves.
Red Wilmot and Sheldon Layne were both on target twice for Bestwood Miners Welfare as they saw off AFC Bridgford 5-1 and Ruddington Village were 3-1 victors against Awsworth Villa Reserves.
There were three matches in Division Two. Cotgrave Reserves were the day’s biggest winners as they saw off Ravenshead Reserves 10-0. Ruddington Village Reserves weren’t far off that tally with an 8-1 win at Sneinton Town. Bingham Town Reserves beat Kirton Brickworks Reserves 1-0.
In the NSL Junior Cup, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves won by the odd goal in seven at Selston Reserves while Magdala Amateurs Reserves edged out AFC Clifton 5-4.
Two other ties were settled by only a one goal margin: Keyworth United Development beating Elston United 2-1 and Nottingham Community winning 3-2 at Gedling Southbank Reserves.
Robin Hood Colts had only a slightly more comfortable win, 3-1 at Barrowby.