The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Senior Cup second round got underway in earnest. The surprise of the round came at Butt Field as Second Division Ravenshead defeated Premier Division Bingham Town 3-2. Luke Williams, Tyler Lambert and Adam Martin scored for the victors, Toby Stevenson and Jay Archer for Town.
Aslockton Cranmers also faced opposition from two divisions higher but weren’t quite able to emulate Ravenshead’s heroics as they went down 1-0 to a Jason Jude first half strike for Aston United.
Calverton Miners Welfare of Division One knocked out higher ranked opposition, in the form of Underwood Villa, 3-2 with goals from Sam Buckle (2) and George Scrivener.
Awsworth Villa were the round’s biggest winners as they overran Mansfield Hosiery Mills 13-0. Ryan Whitehurst netted five, Simon Newell came off the bench to notch a hat-trick, Luke Hodgman and Josh Niblett got two apiece and Matt Goodwin one.
FC Cavaliers picked up their first win of the season as they overcame AFC Bridgford 2-1 with goals from Ben Agbakosi and Immain Samuels. Kane Wilson replied for Bridgford.
There were four all-Premier Division ties. Cotgrave and Real United met having drawn in the league two days prior. Again the two sides couldn’t be separated as Lee Potts netted for Cotgrave and Tony Law for Real to make the score 1-1 after extra-time. Cotgrave were eventual winners, 5-4 on penalties.
Jake Fisher grabbed a hat-trick for Wollaton in their come-from-behind 5-1 win against Attenborough. Sean Craven and Daniel Chadwick were also on target for the hosts after Jack Warner had put Boro ahead.
It took extra-time to separate Magdala Amateurs and Nottingham Trent University. With the score at 3-3 after 90 minutes NTU scored four times in the extra period to take the tie 7-3.
Unity inflicted the first defeat of the season on Bilborough Town, 1-0.
In other ties Newark Flowserve won 4-2 at Ashland Rovers, Sandiacre Town saw off Kirton Brickworks 6-4 and Birchover Park defeated AFC Clifton 2-1. Team DNF overcame Greyhounders 3-2 after extra-time.
Clifton All Whites were in FA Vase action, facing Holwell Sports of the East Midlands Counties League. Steve O’Connell scored a second half equaliser for Clifton to take the tie to extra-time but it was the team from the higher league who found the net during the additional half hour to take the tie 2-1.
In the Premier Division, reigning champions Ruddington Village’s unconvincing start to the campaign continued as they lost 4-0 at home to Basford United Community. Jack Duffy (2), Joe Harrison and Harry Wakefield netted for the visitors.
In Division One, leaders Wollaton Reserves drew 1-1 at Keyworth United Reserves. Awsworth Villa Reserves and Ruddington Village Reserves similarly shared the points. Calum Law struck four times for Southwell City Reserves in their 10-3 win over Netherfield Albion.
In Division Two, Oliver Poole scored a hat-trick for West Bridgford AFC in their 5-0 victory over Bingham Town Reserves. Selston Reserves won 3-1 at Beeston Reserves and Radcliffe Olympic Reserves edged out Bilsthorpe Reserves 1-0.