In the Nottinghamshire Senior League, Newark Flowserve began the new year as they finished the last as they defeated Awsworth Villa 2-0, making it 18 wins from 18. Villa had a host of chances in the first half but were unable to capitalise. Their profligacy was punished after the break as Elliot King and Daryl Price ensured Newark maintained their 100% record.
FC Cavaliers are up to third, level on points with Awsworth, after they came away from Southwell City with a 1-0 win thanks to Ako Abdullah.
Cotgrave have slipped to sixth as they went down 4-1 at home to Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC. Their first league win since September was sealed by Adam Hassall (2), Corey Cresswell and Wes Henry.
Kimberley were unable to move up the table, though, as Ruddington Village also won, 4-0 against Gedling Southbank. Benjamin Roel, Craig McMorran, Kaiden Burke-Campbell and Jake Johnson-Foster with Rudd’s goals.
Calverton Miners Welfare saw off Underwood Villa 6-0 with Mason Bramwell (2), David Corder, Adam Limb, Harry Simpson and Matthew Newton all on target.
There were also six goals in the match between Sandiacre Town and Magdala Amateurs however it was a much more even affair as it ended 3-3. Magdala were 2-0 up inside a quarter of an hour thanks to a Gareth Bentley brace but Blaise Duruaku reduced the arrears midway through the first half. Charlie Goodwin then headed the equaliser on 65 minutes before The Budgies squandered a chance to retake the lead as they missed a penalty. With less than 10 minutes remaining Robson Grey put the hosts ahead for the first time then, just as it was looking like Sandiacre had snatched the win, Fionn Coffey was on hand to ensure a share of the spoils for Magdala.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion consolidated their position with a 3-0 home win against Mansfield Hosiery Mills. Ryan Fowler (2) and Martin McDonagh did the damage for Albion.
Kirton Brickworks and Ruddington Village Reserves shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
Division Two leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers were in Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup action where they overran AFC Top Valley 10-0, including five goals for Markell Bailey. In an all-NSL tie, Newark Flowserve Reserves edged past Bingham Town Reserves 4-3.
In the league, in Division Two, Gedling Southbank Reserves saw off Kirton Brickworks 5-1, Southwell City Development overcame AFC Clifton 5-2 and Sneinton Town and Barrowby drew 3-3.
In the NSL Junior Cup, Keyworth United Development knocked out Greyhounders 4-1, including a brace for John Denty.