Bingham Town do the double over Stapleford Town...
In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Stapleford Town missed the opportunity to open a four point gap between themselves and Southwell City at the top of the Premier Division after Bingham Town beat them 2-1 at Hickings Lane. This was only Stapleford’s second defeat of the season, the other being in the return fixture at Butt Field in early October. The visitors took an early lead through Tom Spencer and saw it through to half time at 1-0. Stapleford have been known to up their game in the second period of matches and duly found their equaliser from Joshua Watts with half an hour remaining. Parity was not restored for long, however, as Mike Jepps converted a corner at the back post for Bingham only five minutes later, thereby snapping Stapleford’s nine match winning streak.
Cotgrave must have thought they had the points in the bag after a long range Gethyn Tustin effort had given his side a 1-0 lead at home against Eastwood CFC Development however Dalton Stephens found a 95th minute equaliser for the visitors to share the spoils.
Awsworth Villa have found form again after their run of four straight defeats has now been followed by consecutive wins, this time 4-0 against Aslockton & Orston. Jake Fisher (2), Ashley Kelly and Daniel Towle were on target.
Papa Fell has scored two goals in as many starts for Bilborough Town, this one helping his side to a 1-1 draw with FC Cavaliers. Cavs missed the opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot after Kamar Davis had equalised for them. Bilborough ended the game with nine men after both Gratias Katega and Ricky Law received their marching orders.
Calverton Miners Welfare came away from Keyworth United with a 2-1 win. Alex Clarson and Lewis Wheelhouse netted for Calvo; Scott Litchfield for Keyworth.
After being both 3-0 and 4-1 down at stages in their match against Magdala Amateurs George Harrison scored in the last minute to give AFC Dunkirk a remarkable 5-4 win. Danny Blanchard (2), Joel Howes and Kieran Diver also notched for Dunkirk.
Gedling Southbank couldn’t match their heroics of last week, where they came from two down to win 4-3 at Radcliffe, as they got beaten 8-1 by Wollaton. Joshua Stevenson (3), Scott Carlile, Adam Whitemore, Sam Mellor, Fady Benattayallam and an own goal were on the scoresheet for Wollo; Tyler Cook got Gedling’s consolation.
Mark Green and Jak Kenworthy gave Attenborough a 2-0 win at Radcliffe Olympic.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers won 3-1 at AFC Bridgford and Ravenshead won for the fifth time on the trot, 4-2 at Radford Reserves including a hat-trick for Martin McDonagh, to move up to third.
The rest of the top five were in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action where Burton Joyce beat Bridgford United 6-1, including a brace for Nathan Francis and Beeston knocked out Basford United Community 3-1.
Ruddington Village of Division Two upset Division One Selston Reserves 3-0 but Sherwood Colliery Reserves prevented it being an all-Samba NSL semi-final line-up after they won 2-1 at Robin Hood Colts.
Elsewhere in Division One, Ruddington Village won 3-1 at Kirton Brickworks and Mansfield Hosiery Mills defeated Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 4-2.
In Division Two, Newark Flowserve Reserves moved into top spot on goal difference after coming from behind four times to defeat previous incumbent AFC Top Valley 5-4. Tyler Martin grabbed a hat-trick for Newark and Joe Gunn two for the home side.
At the other end of the table, Sneinton Town picked up their first points of the campaign with a 1-0 win over Elston United.
Luke Davis was on target twice for Clifton All Whites Development in their 3-1 win at neighbours AFC Clifton. There were big wins for Barrowby, 10-0 against Kirton Brickworks Reserves, and Bingham Town Reserves, 4-0 against Nottingham Community.
A solitary Thomas Siswick effort gave Keyworth United Development all three points in a 1-0 win at Ravenshead Reserves.