Newark assert dominance...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division Newark Flowserve asserted their dominance as they travelled to second-placed Bilborough Town. Flowserve made it 10 wins from 10 as braces from Daryl Price and Sam Agar, and one from Elliott King gave them a 5-0 victory.
Town slip to fourth with FC Cavaliers replacing them in second, also leapfrogging opponents Southwell City, as they came from behind to win 2-1. Dean Carpenter put Southwell ahead midway through the first half but Zibusiso Sibanda and Blessing Adeleye struck back for Cavs after the break.
Cotgrave are now winless in six matches in all competitions after they went down 3-2 to Calverton Miners Welfare. David Corder, Adam Limb and debutant Barry Payne were on target for Calvo, Ben Gathercole and Sam Adams for Cotgrave.
Awsworth Villa, however, made it four wins on the trot as they overcame Underwood Villa 5-3. Matt Goodwin and a Ryan Whitehurst brace put Awsworth three up before Underwood pulled one back. Dan Faulkner and Matt Murphy extended the lead to 5-1 before two late goals. Joe Wright, Sam Tring and Rash Pato Hamma were the Underwood scorers.
Two first half goals from Jake Fisher and one Daniel Chadwick after the break gave Wollaton a 3-0 win over Basford United Community.
Ruddington Village picked up their second league win, their first since the opening day of the season, and, in so doing, lifted themselves off the foot of the table, as they saw off Bingham Town 5-2. A Daniel Johnson hat-trick and Jake Johnson-Foster brace set up the win. Tom Spencer and Grant Hutchison replied for Bingham.
Magdala Amateurs also got their second win of the season on Friday night as they won 5-2 at Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC with their goals shared between Matthew Daley, Chris Hayes, Rowan Cooper, Gareth Bentley and Stephen Ahern. Ryan Henshaw and Bradley Holmes replied for Kimberley.
In the NSL Junior Cup, Division Two leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers ousted Wollaton Reserves, of Division One, 5-0, including a hat-trick for Markell Bailey. Burton Joyce also dispatched higher ranked opposition as they sent Ruddington Village Reserves crashing out 10-0. Underwood Villa Reserves couldn’t emulate the feat though as they went down 9-0 at Keyworth United Reserves. In the only all-Division Two encounter Welbeck Lions Reserves came away from Bingham Town Reserves with a 2-1 win.
In Division One, Netherfield Albion stay unbeaten at the top of the table after they edged past Bilborough United 1-0 thanks to a Martin McDonagh strike.
Real Community brought Ashland Rovers back down to earth after their recent cup exploits, prevailing 3-1. Sabann Allen, Thomas Budd and Ndreqim Krasniqi all netted for Real, Daniel Bircumshaw for Rovers.
A Levi Bretnall hat-trick helped Kirton Brickworks on their way to a 4-0 win at Awsworth Villa Reserves. Liam Carver got the other goal.
AFC Bridgford and Southwell City Reserves took a point each with a 1-1 draw. Daniel Garratt put Southwell ahead in the first half but substitute Kieran Ricketts equalised for Bridgford in the second period.
On Friday night Ravenshead got the better of their local rivals Mansfield Hosiery Mills, running out 4-2 winners.
In Division Two, Bridgford United were convincing 8-0 victors at Nottingham City, Southwell City Development saw off Kirton Brickworks Reserves 7-2 and Sneinton Town defeated Magdala Amateurs Reserves 5-2.