In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division the most anticipated game of the weekend was between the top two sides – Bilborough Town and Awsworth Villa. With Awsworth in the lead thanks to a Shaw Hutchinson penalty the game unfortunately had to be abandoned midway through the first half owing to a serious injury to Bilborough’s Tarik Nadif. It was later confirmed that Nadif had a broken tibia and dislocated ankle.
Clifton All Whites overturned a half-time deficit to beat Bingham Town 3-1. Scott Buckberry put Bingham ahead but Corbi Brown levelled matters against his former club before Rob Gill and a Ben Clarke free kick secured the points for Clifton.
Both Ryan Bowen and Sam Rothwell bagged braces in Wollaton’s 7-2 win over Attenborough. Daniel Chadwick, Macauley Barber and Jake Fisher were also on the scoresheet for Wollaton; Daniel Clark and Alistair West for Boro.
Cotgrave broke their alternating win-loss pattern, that had stretched back to the end of November, in fine style as they ran out 8-0 winners over Underwood Villa. Lee Potts struck five, Gethyn Tustin two and Joseph Hegarty one in the rout.
Magdala Amateurs were 2-1 up against the ten men of Real United with only six minutes remaining but contrived to lose 5-2. Jourdan Blair netted a hat-trick and Alex Cook two to turn the game around for Real who had had Jack Upton sent off.
Ruddington Village won 3-0 against Newark Flowserve with goals from Fraser Cannon-Brownlie (2) and Michael Leslie.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup AFC Dunkirk made it to the final with a 4-3 win at Sherwood Colliery Reserves while, in an all-NSL quarter-final, Basford United Community edged out Nottingham Trent University 2-1 after extra-time, having been behind for much of the game.
In Division One, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves had a Jack Buckland own goal to thank for their 1-0 win against Birchover Park.
Keyworth United Reserves have now won three in a row, overcoming Gedling Southbank 2-1. AFC Bridgford and Ruddington Village Reserves drew 2-2.
The final of the Nottinghamshire FA Junior was guaranteed to be an all-NSL affair as the league provided all four semi-finalists but we now know who will contest the final. Awsworth Villa Reserves held on with ten men to beat Southwell City Reserves 2-1 while Mansfield Hosiery Mills knocked out Bilborough United, from the division above them, 4-1.
In Division Two, both of the top two teams won as Team DNF defeated Bilsthorpe Reserves 6-4 and Ravenshead won 7-0 at Underwood Villa Reserves.
Aslockton Cranmers made it into the final of the Nottinghamshire FA Minor Cup with a 4-2 extra-time win over Wollaton IV.