In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, newly crowned champions Newark Flowserve were forced to work hard for their 2-0 victory over second placed FC Cavaliers. In fact, it wasn’t until after Newark had a period with only nine players in the second half, with Ryan Broxholme sent off and Sam Agar in the sin bin for ten minutes, that they took the lead thanks to Jamie Lloyd. Agar added the second in the closing moments.
Awsworth Villa couldn’t capitalise on Cavs’ defeat and stay in second after Kimberley Miners Welfare beat them 2-1, meaning the 15th place side has done the double over them this season. Adam Hassell put Welfare ahead before Lee Stevenson restored parity. Sam Dunstan then sealed the three points.
Bingham Town are now closer to breaking into the top three following their 3-1 win against Sandiacre Town. Mike Jepps and Tom Spencer netted for Bingham, who were also helped by an own goal; Charlie Goodwin replied for Sandiacre.
Sam Buckle grabbed a hat-trick and substitute Alex Clarson two in Calverton Miners Welfare’s 6-1 win at Cotgrave. Mathew Newton was also on target.
Wollaton and Attenborough shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Jake Fisher and Ashley Kelly scored for Wollo, Ben Cheatle and an own goal for Borough.
Southwell City went two up at Gedling Southbank but they were pegged back to only draw 2-2. City went ahead when a Dalton Stephens cross was turned into his own net by a Gedling defender after a quarter of an hour. Two minutes later it was 2-0 as Calum Law poked home but a minute after that Gedling pulled one back through Mason Coy. Toby Guy made it 2-2 midway through the second half and, despite two late close range City efforts, that is how the score remained.
Underwood Villa edged out AFC Dunkirk 3-2 with goals from Joshua Hunt, Luke Williams and Alexander Mann. Dunkirk replied through Jonathan Bell and Brett Soiza.
Ruddington Village bounced back from their mauling at the hands of Newark last week to record a 5-0 win over a youthful Bilborough Town. Rudd’s goals were shared between Fraser Cannon-Brownlie, Craig McMorran, Matthew Carver, David Rimington and Kaiden Burke-Campbell.
In Division One, Keyworth United Reserves went five points clear at the top with a 4-1 win at Kirton Brickworks while Stapleford Town consolidated third spot with a 4-0 win against Awsworth Villa Reserves on Friday night.
Despite missing four regular first teamers Mansfield Hosiery Mills came away from Real Community with a 7-2 win, including a brace for Aaron Turner. Tyler Lambert scored a hat-trick in a losing cause for Ravenshead as they went down 5-4 at Beeston Rylands, Lee Fowler bagged two for the victors.
Ruddington Village Reserves and Selston Reserves drew 2-2 while Southwell City Reserves and AFC Bridgford tied 1-1.
In Division Two, Woodthorpe Park Rangers exhibited their title credentials with an 11-2 win at bottom club Nottingham City. Markell Bailey was on target five times and Connor Scott-Parkin three times in the win.
Bridgford United are three points behind but have played three more games; they won 5-1 at Welbeck Lions Reserves with both Jourdan Blair and Jarrod Westcarr finding the net twice.
The teams in third and fourth, Southwell City Development and Burton Joyce, both drew 1-1, with Barrowby and Bingham Town Reserves respectively.