Flowserve maintain 100% start; Junior Cup holders knocked out...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve got things underway on Friday night with a 3-0 win at Gedling Southbank. Elliott King got the visitors off the mark with a first minute penalty. Second half goals from Daryl Price and Sol Miller ensured Flowserve maintained their 100% start to the season.
Also on Friday night AFC Dunkirk won by a similar scoreline at home to Underwood Villa. William Coutts (2) and Jurgen Charlesworth the scorers.
Four of Saturday’s five games ended 3-1: Connor Croft and Kamar Davis put Bilborough Town 2-0 up at Wollaton. The prolific Jake Fisher pulled one back for the hosts, who had Ryan Tinsley sent off before Liam Taylor restored Town’s two goal advantage.
Romello Nangle opened the scoring after 12 minutes for Southwell City in their victory over Magdala Amateurs. Calum Law weighed in with a deflected shot and a header after the before Tom Haw pulled one back for the Budgies in the closing stages.
Awsworth Villa made up for their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Sandiacre Town at the start of the season. A Ben Watson brace and one from Ryan Wheatley gave Villa the points; Charlie Goodwin netted for Sandiacre.
Bingham Town came from behind to beat FC Cavaliers. Mustapha John put Cavs ahead but Jon Morley made sure the sides went in level at the break. Tom Spencer then put Town ahead from the penalty spot before Chris Bradford sealed the win.
Attenborough and Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC were only one goal away from repeating that scoreline with Boro eventually triumphing 3-2. Paul Ireson and Danny Bearsdsley for the hosts and Jez Bailey and Joshua Lewis for Kimberley made it honours even at the break. Substitute Adam Martin’s second half strike handed Boro their second league win of the season.
The NSL Junior Cup got underway with the holders, Awsworth Villa Reserves, falling at the first hurdle. Keyworth United Development, from the division below Villa, won through 5-4 on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
Another team from Division Two knocking out higher ranked opposition were Barrowby, who saw off Southwell City Reserves. It was 0-0 at 90 minutes, 1-1 after extra time then the Swans were more clinical from the spot, winning 3-1.
Sneinton Town couldn’t quite emulate that achievement as they narrowly lost out to Wollaton Reserves 2-1, but there was less doubt for Ruddinton Village Reserves, as a Josh Meek hat-trick helped them on their way to a 7-1 win over Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
In the two all-Division Two ties, Greyhounders despatched AFC Clifton 5-2 and Burton Joyce progressed 2-0 at Southwell City Development.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion remain unbeaten as they edged out Keyworth United Reserves 2-1. Ravenshead secured their first three point haul with a 1-0 win at Stapleford Town.
An Aswaan Allen hat-trick gave a Real Community a 3-1 win at AFC Bridgford and a brace from substitute George Layton helped Selston Reserves to a 5-1 victory over Kirton Brickworks.
Ashland Rovers kept their 100% record, albeit from just three games, with a 6-3 win over Beeston Rylands that included two Paul Revuelta goals.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers have now won all seven fixtures as they overcame Bridgford United 4-1. Newark Flowserve Reserves are doing their best to keep pace as they won 6-1 against Gedling Southbank Reserves, and Welbeck Lions Reserves saw off Nottingham City 5-3 despite having captain Liam Gilbourne sent off.