Bestwood Miners Welfare kick off the NSL Senior Cup in style...
The Nottinghamshire Senior League Senior Cup got underway with a major giant-killing. Duane Haywood struck four times as his Bestwood Miners Welfare, from Division One, routed Premier Division Attenborough 7-0. A Ndreqim Krashiqi free-kick, a Stefan Dalmedo shot and a Wayne Evans overhead kick completed the scoring.
Also knocking out higher ranked opposition were AFC Bridgford, as a Thomas Teer brace gave them a 2-1 win against Calverton Miners Welfare. Alex Clarson netted for Calvo.
Bridgford United couldn’t emulate their Division One colleagues in their match against Gedling Southbank, however, as they went down 5-4 after extra-time. Jourdan Blair both scored and got sent off for Bridgford, Matthew Fox-Smith with a hat-trick for GSB.
It also took extra time for Aslockton & Orston to see off Cotgrave. Pierce Hallam put Aslockton ahead midway through the first half but a double from Lee Potts, one from the penalty spot, meant Cotgrave went into the break ahead. Julian Joachim’s equaliser on 80 minutes meant the extra period would be necessary, where the veteran striker notched twice more to make it 4-2 in the end. Joachim’s second came from the penalty spot after a foul that saw the Cotgrave keeper receive his second yellow card and therefore also his marching orders.
Southwell City came from behind to knock out Awsworth Villa 2-1. Jake Fisher had put Villa ahead from the penalty spot but a brace from half-time substitute Ewan Hill meant the tie went Southwell’s way.
Ashley Dixon put Bilborough Town ahead early on at Wollaton but two apiece from Tom Slade and Joshua Stevenson, alongside Scott Carlile, Kyle Crofts and Matt Goodwin strikes, meant the hosts ran out 7-2 winners. Dixon also got Town’s second.
A solitary Ryan Tinsley effort was enough to see Keyworth United past Eastwood CFC Development 1-0 while an Andrew Danylyszyn double gave FC Cavaliers a 2-0 win over Radcliffe Olympic.
Bingham Town beat Basford United Community 5-2 and Sandiacre Town edged out Magdala Amateurs 3-2.
In the three all-Division One ties, goals from Joel Buxton, Jason Stonley and Joseph Quilliam saw Beeston knock out Kirton Brickworks 3-0, Daniel Dennis, Adam Forry, James Lawrence-Forbes and Kieran Wheat helped Woodthorpe Park Rangers past Burton Joyce 4-1 and Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Danny Hollas, Daniel Neary and Gary Watson were all on target as Ruddington Village overcame Mansfield Hosiery Mills 4-1.
Stapleford Town claimed a Central Midlands League scalp in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup as Junior Rodriguez and Ben Smedley struck to give them a 2-1 win against Linby Colliery Welfare.
In league action in Division One, Radford Reserves beat Awsworth Villa Reserves 4-2, including a hat-trick from Rachidou Akpo, Southwell City Reserves overcame Wollaton Reserves 3-0 and, on Friday night, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves saw off Selston Reserves 7-0.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Ravenshead Reserves. Captain Adam Sprake put Top Valley ahead but they found themselves trailing 2-1 at the half. Joe Gunn rescued a point after the break.
A Euan Sweeting double gave Elston United their first win, and their first points, of the season - 2-1 at Stapleford Town Reserves - handing the league leaders their first defeat of the season in the process.
AFC Clifton remain unbeaten after defeating Magdala Amateurs Reserves 6-1 while their neighbours Clifton All Whites Development overcame Sneinton Town 5-1.
Robin Hood Colts won 5-0 at Keyworth United Development, Ruddington Village edged past Kirton Brickworks Reserves 1-0 and Barrowby drew 3-3 with Cotgrave Reserves.
Nottingham Community are into the next round of the NSL Junior Cup after knocking out Bingham Town Reserves 2-1.