In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City extended their lead in the Premier Division as they came from behind to beat AFC Dunkirk 4-1. Kieran Harrison scored from the penalty spot to give the hosts a half time lead but Southwell looked a different side in the second period and Ant Brown (2), Oliver Clarke, and a maiden strike from 16 year old Benjamin Napier sealed the points.
At the other end of the table both Gedling Southbank and Bilborough Town picked up their first wins of the season. A Kian Leavesley brace and one from Aidan Hutchinson gave Gedling a 3-1 victory over Calverton Miners Welfare, with Mathew Newton replying for the visitors while Tony Law and Ricky Law set Bilborough on their way to a 2-1 win at Magdala Amateurs.
The Notts TV cameras came to Hickings Lane to see Stapleford Town take on Newark Flowserve, former NSL champions now playing in the division above, in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup. Junior Rodriguez got Stapleford back on level terms at the start of the second half after Daniel Meadows had given Newark a lead at the break. It is the higher ranked side that will compete in the next round, however, as Meadows then turned provider for Brad Wells to score Flowserve’s second before Sam Agar converted a stoppage time penalty to make it 3-1.
Back in the league and Awsworth Villa are up to second following a 5-1 win at Radcliffe Olympic while a Joe Palethorpe double helped Bingham Town on their way to a 3-1 win against ten man FC Cavaliers. Mike Jepps was also on target for Town Abdou Cole replied for Cavs.
Attenborough beat Keyworth United 5-2 with goals from Paul Ireson (2), Jak Kenworthy, Ryan Martin and substitute Ryan Whelan.
On Friday night Eastwood CFC Development and Aslockton & Orston played out a stalemate. The same could not be said for Division One’s match under the Friday night lights at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, however, as after initially going ahead, Beeston had to come from behind twice to eventually prevail 4-3. Bright Agana set the ball rolling for the visitors but a Tyler Barksby brace put Mansfield into the lead. Adam Kemp levelled matters in the 69th minute but Barksby immediately completed his hat-trick to keep the Millers’ noses in front. Kemp once again found a leveller before substitute Henry Sainsbury claimed the points for Beeston with time running out.
On Saturday, Division One leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers had to come from behind against bottom club Radford Reserves to eventually run out 4-1 winners while second-placed Bridgford United had a Rikki Robinson hat-trick to thank for helping them come back from a 3-0 half-time deficit to draw 4-4 at Bestwood Miners Welfare.
Burton Joyce retained third place ahead of Southwell City Reserves with a 2-1 win against Ravenshead, while Southwell won 2-0 at Wollaton Reserves.
16 year old Jack March was on the scoresheet in his full debut in senior football for Kirton Brickworks as his side came away from Awsworth Villa Reserves with a 5-1 win.
Tom Teer scored all three for AFC Bridgford in their 3-1 win against Ruddington Village and Selston Reserves saw off Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 5-0.
In Division Two, there are three teams tied on 32 points at the top. Ruddington Village Reserves have the best goal difference, helped by their 8-0 win over Ravenshead Reserves that included a Leigh Sissons hat-trick.
AFC Top Valley came from two down at Keyworth United Development to make it five league wins on the trot as four second half goals made it 4-2. Stapleford Town Reserves complete the trio but weren’t in action