Action got underway in the NSL on Friday night with Magdala Amateurs cancelling out a two goal deficit away at Cotgrave to claim a 2-2 draw. Jay Kirkby and Lee Potts had given the hosts the advantage but Tom Haw and Neil Morgan salvaged a point for The Budgies.
Bilborough Town and Southwell City also met on Friday night. With nine missing through injury or availability issues it was always going to be a tough task for Bilborough, and so it proved as Southwell ran out 5-2 winners. Ellis Williamson actually put Town ahead on his debut but then Romello Nangle struck a hat-trick and Calum Law headed home to put City in the ascendency. Bilborough pulled one back through Liam Stewart but substitute Dalton Stephens put the icing on the cake for Southwell.
On Saturday, Newark Flowserve kept their 100% record alive in fine style with a 4-0 win at home to Wollaton. Elliott King bookended goals from Jamie Lloyd and Sam Agar.
Gedling Southbank and FC Cavaliers shared the points with a 1-1 draw. Luke Pickard put GSB ahead after half an hour but Zibusiso Sibanda levelled for Cavs.
Basford United Community edged out AFC Dunkirk 3-2. Anthony Graham got Basford off the mark before George Harrison restored parity. Anthony Bedward and Ezra Kitungano then put Basford on top again before Joe Ellis tried to spur a Dunkirk comeback but it wasn’t to be.
Calverton Miners Welfare bounced back from a heavy midweek defeat to run out 3-1 winners at Attenborough. The Calvo goals were shared between Dane Bennett, Franklin Fitzmaurice and Mason Bramwell; Aidan Gubbins replied for Boro.
There was a goalfest at Ruddington Village as they drew 4-4 with Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Sam Dunstan, Jake Dyer and Kaiden Burke-Campbell netted for Rudd; Jake Mee (2), Matt Eastwood and Greg Newbold for KMW.
Sam Hickman and Sam Tring put Underwood Villa two up at home to Bingham Town but the visitors struck either side of half time to draw 2-2.
Sandiacre Town were in FA Vase action for the first time in 25 years but unfortunately they fell at the first hurdle as, despite taking the lead through a Kamen Brown penalty, they eventually went out 3-1 to Sherwood Colliery.
In Division One, Netherfield Albion maintained their unbeaten record with a 5-1 win at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, including a Martin McDonagh hat-trick. Stapleford Town arrested a run of two defeats on the trot with a 3-3 draw at Southwell City Reserves.
It was stalemate between Selston Reserves and AFC Bridgford and Ashland Rovers suffered their first defeat of the season, 4-2 at Wollaton Reserves.
Kirton Brickworks moved level on points with Beeston Rylands by beating them 2-1 while Awsworth Villa Reserves won 4-1 against Ravenshead. Bilborough United doubled their number of wins for the season as they overcame Ruddington Village Reserves 2-0.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers asserted their authority at the top of the table with a 9-0 win over AFC Clifton, including a Markell Bailey hat-trick. Newark Flowserve Reserves remain five points behind following a 2-1 win at Southwell City Development.
Also attempting to keep pace are Bridgford United, for whom a Jarod Westcarr hat-trick helped them to a 6-1 win at Burton Joyce. Sneinton Town and Gedling Southbank Reserves drew 3-3 while Magdala Amateurs Reserves and Underwood Villa Reserves drew 4-4.
Greyhounders saw off Welbeck Lions Reserves 2-0 while Barrowby came from two down to defeat Nottingham City 7-4