Ten man Southwell City edge past Wollaton
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City opened up a four point lead in the Premier Division with a 1-0 win over Wollaton. City were reduced to ten men just before half time as William Stocks was sent off but after 66 minutes Oliver Clarke was on hand to fire home the only goal of the game from a rebound following a Chris Bowles corner.
Cotgrave remain second after they were beaten 3-1 at Awsworth Villa, in a game watched by former Premier League referee Mark Halsey. Jake Fisher put Villa ahead inside the opening five minutes, from an assist by his brother Casey. Lee Potts levelled matters midway through the first half but Fisher added a second and Ashley Kelly netted to take the points for Awsworth.
Stapleford Town are coming up on the rails, having lost only once all season and played at least three fewer matches than the two teams above them. They demolished Gedling Southbank 13-2 with Adam Hassell scoring four, Emmet Edwards three and Junior Rodriguez two. Michael Robb, Will Heath, Ben Smedley and Mitchell Robinson were also on target.
Aslockton & Orston made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions as a long range Julian Joachim effort just before half time was enough to see them past Magdala Amateurs 1-0. Bingham Town made it seven games unbeaten in the league by winning by the odd goal in five at Attenborough. A Tom Spencer double and Mike Jepps did the damage for Town, Tomas Harrison and Zack Hobson replied for Boro.
Eastwood CFC Development came from behind to claim a 3-2 win at Radcliffe Olympic. The home side were in front for a large proportion of the match thanks to Elliott Wilson’s opener but there were a flurry of goals in the closing stages as a Tom Coupe brace and Kurt Harrison put Eastwood in the ascendancy before substitute Meluleki Sibanda pulled one back for the hosts.
An early Alex Benno penalty put AFC Dunkirk ahead at Calverton Miners Welfare but Alexander Clarson equalised and former Boatman Ethan Hunter struck the winner to secure the points for the Hollinwood Lane side.
A Jordan Smith hat trick and Blaise Duruaku brace saw Sandiacre Town past Bilborough Town 5-0 and FC Cavaliers came away from Keyworth United with a 5-1 win.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Burton Joyce. BJ actually scored both goals with Nathan Francis cancelling out an own goal.
Second placed Bridgford United also drew 1-1, at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, while Ravenshead moved up to third with a 4-0 win against Bestwood Miners Welfare. Martin McDonagh (2), Brent Horton and Mark Smallwood were all on target.
Basford United Community came from behind to win 2-1 against Radford Reserves, who had Brandon McBride sent off for two cautionable offences.
Southwell City Reserves drew 2-2 at Kirton Brickworks and Beeston and Ruddington Village drew 0-0. Awsworth Villa Reserves came away from Wollaton Reserves with a 4-1 victory and AFC Bridgford recorded their second win of the season, 4-0 at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.
Selston Reserves made it into the next round of the Notts FA Senior Trophy with a 12-2 win over Carlton Town Lions, including a hat trick for Tim Moore.
In Division Two, Robin Hood Colts left themselves too much to do after Ruddington Village Reserves established a 3-0 half time lead through Sam Dunstan (2) and Darren Turner. Nick Westerman and Jordan Smith made it an interesting second half but it ended 3-2.
AFC Top Valley came from behind to win 2-1 at Bingham Town Reserves. Mike Spencer put Bingham ahead but Nathan Smith in the visitors’ goal kept the halftime score respectable by pulling off a number of saves. Top Valley asserted themselves after the break, however, and took the points thanks to Kane Pearson and Joss Whiteley.
Keyworth United Development inflicted only the second defeat of the season on AFC Clifton, 3-2, while Newark Flowserve Reserves overcame bottom club Sneinton Town 10-0, including a hat trick for Leighton Nicholson.
A number of players got themselves on the scoresheet twice: Luke Davis for Clifton All Whites Development in a 6-1 win at Gedling Southbank Reserves, Levi Brentnall for Ravenshead Reserves in a 3-1 win at Magdala Amateurs Reserves, Djouks Djoukang for Nottingham Community in their 3-1 win over Kirton Brickworks Reserves and Euan Sweeting grabbed both goals for Elston United as they won 2-1 at Cotgrave Reserves.