Newark win nine from nine...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Newark Flowserve still sit atop the Premier Division with a perfect record as their ninth win came at the expense of AFC Dunkirk. Newark took a 3-0 lead at the break thanks to Sol Miller, Elliott King and Nathan Kelly. Jamie Lloyd headed home a fourth not long after the restart before George Bosworth pulled one back for Dunkirk, after Joe Ellis had missed a penalty for them. King added his second before Adrian Lang narrowed the deficit again but that was the end of the scoring with Flowserve running out 5-2 winners.
Newark now have an eight point lead as second-placed Southwell City crashed to a 6-1 defeat at Bingham Town. Lewis Ray put Bingham into an early lead before Romello Nangle levelled matters on 25 minutes. Nangle almost immediately blotted his copybook, however, as he conceded a penalty which Tom Spencer converted to give Bingham a 2-1 lead. He had an opportunity to redeem himself soon after as Southwell had a penalty of their own but Nangle’s effort was blazed over the bar. Things got worse for Southwell on the stroke of half-time as Stewart Gill received his marching orders. After the break Spencer struck his second penalty of the match before notching three more times to take his total for the match to five.
FC Cavaliers were also 6-1 winners, against Magdala Amateurs. Blessing Adeleye grabbed a hat-trick alongside efforts from David Kolapo and Ochi Fraser for Cavs, Tom Haw with The Budgies’ consolation.
Underwood Villa added to bottom team Ruddington Village’s misery as they overcame their hosts 5-1. Luke Williams (2) Ashley Foster, Alex Mann and Samuel Taylor all netted for Villa; Fraser Cannon-Brownlie with Rudd’s reply.
A Ryan Henshaw double helped Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC to a 2-2 draw with Gedling Southbank. Thomases Jeffries and Lawson were on target for GSB.
Cotgrave, in third, lost ground on the league leaders as they went down 2-1 to Wollaton on Friday night.
Also on Friday Basford United Community won 4-1 at Calverton Miners Welfare. Basford’s goals were shared between Anthony Bedward, Anthony Graham, Joe Harrison and Ezra Kitungano. Matthew Newton with Calvo’s effort.
Awsworth Villa’s clash with Bilborough Town unfortunately had to be abandoned after the latter’s Jacob Woods suffered a double leg break.
With Division One leaders Netherfield Albion not in action Real Community took the opportunity to move level on points at the top of the table with a 6-1 win at Wollaton Reserves, including a Luke Allwood hat-trick.
Also scoring three in a 6-1 win was Lee Fowler of Beeston Rylands as his team saw off Bilborough United and James Prentice of Mansfield Hosiery Mills at Southwell City Reserves’ expense.
By contrast there were two 0-0 draws, between Keyworth United Reserves and Awsworth Villa Reserves, and Ruddington Village Reserves and Kirton Brickworks.
Despite leading 2-1 at half-time Stapleford Town slipped to their third defeat in four as Ashland Rovers struck twice after the break to win 3-2.
Ravenshead saw off AFC Bridgford 2-0.
In Division Two, Newark Flowserve Reserves moved to within two points of leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers, whose game was postponed, with a 5-4 win over Burton Joyce, including a brace for both Harry Mills and Chris Self.
Jourdan Blair bagged two in Bridgford United’s 4-2 victory over Sneinton Town. Kemal Yenibertiz also netted twice in Barrowby’s 3-1 win over Welbeck Lions Reserves.
Nottingham City recorded their first win of the season, 2-1 at AFC Clifton while Greyhounders saw off Gedling Southbank Reserves 3-0.
Kirton Brickworks Reserves won by the odd goal in seven against Keyworth United Development.