In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, leaders Newark Flowserve found themselves behind in a league match for the first time since the end of August but eventually went on to triumph at Wollaton 6-2, to make it 20 wins from 20. The hosts went ahead through Benjamin Branston after a quarter of an hour but Newark hit back through debutant James Cullingworth and then Sam Agar. Daniel Chadwick struck for Wollaton to take the sides in level at the break. After the restart Newark showed why they are top of the league as Elliot King bagged a brace, Agar added his second and Lee Potts, the new signing from Cotgrave, rounded out the scoring.
After a resounding 8-0 win the previous week, second placed Awsworth Villa went one better and disposed of Gedling Southbank 9-0. Skipper Ryan Whitehurst led the way with a first half hat-trick, Matt Murphy and Matt Goodwin got two apiece and John Whitehurst and an own goal completed the rout.
FC Cavaliers remain level on points with Awsworth as a solitary Abdou Cole strike saw them past Sandiacre Town 1-0. Also winning 1-0 were Basford United Community, against Ruddington Village, Anthony Bedward the man on target.
Bingham Town, the last team to have been ahead against Newark, were 2-1 winners at Southwell City. Mike Jepps put Bingham ahead in the second half before Jonathan Nussey restored parity on 79 minutes. Things weren’t level for long, however, as Tom Spencer lobbed the visitors back in front a minute later and his side then held on for the win.
Attenborough made it three wins on the trot as a Joe Nice last-minute winner saw them past Calverton Miners Welfare 2-1. Earlier Paul Ireson got Boro’s first and David Corder netted for Calvo.
On Friday evening AFC Dunkirk beat Magdala Amateurs 4-2. Lorcan Hickey (2), Brett Soiza and an own goal put the hosts in control, Magdala replied through Gareth Bentley and Stephen Ahern but it was too little too late.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion had to rely on a last gasp header from Liam Walton to salvage a point at AFC Bridgford. Tom Gray scored for Bridgford, who moved off the foot of the table.
Keyworth United Reserves moved within two points of Netherfield, albeit having played two more games, with a 4-1 win over Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Scott Litchfield grabbed a hat-trick for Keyworth alongside a Conor Pauley effort. Aaron Foster with Mansfield’s consolation.
Ashland Rovers were 3-0 winners over Wollaton Reserves with goals from Daniel Bircumshaw, Adam Mellors and Mark Summers.
Ruddington Village Reserves won 2-0 at Real Community and, on Friday night, Ravenshead saw off Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-0, Adam Martin bagging a brace.
Bridgford United moved to the top of Division Two on Friday night, with a 2-1 win against Newark Flowserve Reserves, and they stayed there on Saturday as Woodthorpe Park Rangers’ match was postponed.
Jordan Sharpe scored a hat-trick for AFC Clifton in their 4-3 win at Burton Joyce and Dean McClean was on target three times for Sneinton Town as they won 9-2 at Nottingham City.
Bingham Town Reserves beat Underwood Villa Reserves 2-1 and Kirton Brickworks Reserves overcame Southwell City Development 2-0.