Magdala Amateurs stun second placed Awsworth Villa
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Magdala Amateurs were the day’s biggest winners when they sprung a surprise by beating Awsworth Villa 8-1. Villa were in second place at the start of the day but were undone by two goals each for Tom Haw, Chris Hayes, Neil Morgan and Thomas Lawson; Danny Towle with Awsworth’s consolation.
Cotgrave took the opportunity to move into the top two with a 5-1 win over Bilborough Town. Ryan Plummer (2), Lee Potts and Dougie Mills put them four to the good before Billy Walker pulled one back for Town. Adam Gray immediately restored the four goal cushion, however, and that’s how the score stayed.
After being humbled by Southwell City the previous weekend, Attenborough again found themselves behind, this time to Wollaton, but they fought back to claim a 2-2 draw. Travis Comery and Joshua Stevenson had put Wollo ahead before Liam McCormack and Ross Marriott ensured Boro got a share of the spoils.
It wasn’t to be Radcliffe Olympic’s day at Calverton Miners Welfare as they hit the crossbar twice and missed a penalty as they went down 3-0. Harry Simpson (2) and Ethan Hunter were the Calvo scorers.
In front of a bumper crowd at St Giles on Friday night neighbours Sandiacre Town and Stapleford Town met, with the latter coming out on top, 3-1. A Ryan Bowen brace and one from Junior Rodriguez secured the bragging rights for Stapleford, Joshua Mundell netted for the hosts.
League leaders were in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup action, winning 2-0 at Welbeck Lions with goals from Calum Law and Jonathan Nussey.
In the NSL Senior Cup, Aslockton & Orston edged past Gedling Southbank in a nine goal thriller. Rob Lakin (2), James Hallam, Julian Joachim and Ed Hodgson were all on target for Aslockton, Kai Partington, Mallique Marston, Sean Mupambo and Kian Leavesley for Gedling.
An Abdou Cole hat-trick for FC Cavaliers saw them knock out Ruddington Village 3-0 and it took extra time for Beeston to get past AFC Bridgford 2-1. Joshua Dixon for Bridgford and Ben Knight for Beeston meant the additional 30 minutes was needed whereby Jason Stonley was on hand to take the tie for the visitors.
In Division One, Bridgford United retained top spot as a Liam Honeyman brace gave them a 2-0 win over Southwell City Reserves.
Woodthorpe Park Rangers made it seven league wins from seven as they won 5-1 at Basford United Community. Burton Joyce moved ahead of Basford into third place with a 7-1 victory over Kimberley Miners Welfare. Nathan Francis grabbed a hat-trick alongside Joseph Harrod (2), Harry Woodward and Dean Gent’s efforts. Jake Wood replied for Kimberley.
Kirton Brickworks and Selston Reserves drew 0-0 but it was a different story at Wollaton Reserves where Bestwood Miners Welfare won 9-0. Red Wilmot (3), Sheldon Layne, Danny Carter, James Duffy Jnr, Duane Haywood and Gary Harris were all on target.
On Friday night, it was honours even in the local derby between Mansfield Hosiery Mills and Ravenshead. Mark Smallwood gave the Reds a half time lead but that was cancelled out by Ben Lord for Mansfield after the break as the match finished 1-1.
In the NSL Junior Cup, two apiece for Lucus Cotterill and Adam Heard saw Cotgrave Reserves past Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-1 while a solitary Ross Murphy strike was sufficient to see Ruddington Village Reserves knock out higher ranked Radford Reserves.
In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves won 3-0 at AFC Clifton thanks to a Rory Green hat-trick.
Barrowby closed the gap to AFC Clifton in third as an Alex Geeson brace saw them beat Nottingham Community 2-0 while Bingham Town Reserves won 2-1 against Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
Elston United doubled their points tally for the season with a 2-1 win at Robin Hood Colts and Ravenshead Reserves won by the odd goal in seven at home to Gedling Southbank Reserves.
The other two games finished 3-2, in favour of Keyworth United Development over and Clifton All Whites Development, and AFC Top Valley over Newark Flowserve Reserves.