Underwood Villa win big...
In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division the majority of teams were in Notts FA cup action but, in the solitary match, Underwood Villa won 5-1 for the second week on the trot, inflicting Sandiacre Town’s fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions. Luke Williams (2), Blake Vincent, Jak Lightly and Jamie Hudson netting for Villa, C Goodwin with Town’s consolation.
There were two games in Division One, with leaders Netherfield Albion maintaining their unbeaten record, seeing off Ravenshead 3-1. Brent Horton gave Albion an early lead then two in two minutes after the break, from substitute Daniel Wright and Joe Maguire, tripled the advantage. Mark Yates pulled one back for Ravenshead with 15 minutes remaining.
Bilborough United overcame Selston Reserves 4-1 with goals from Joel Buxton, John Greaves, Leigh Daykin and James Barnes; Jordan Black notched for Selston.
In Division Two, Southwell City Development moved up to third place with a 2-1 win at Nottingham City thanks to Luke Thompson and Calum Law, James Langridge replied for Nottingham.
Chris Bradford grabbed a hat-trick in Bingham Town Reserves’ 5-3 win at AFC Clifton. Callum Bramwell and James Keen also netted for Town, Liam Kerry, Jack Atkinson and Lee Elvidge for Clifton.
James Needham also scored a hat-trick, for Gedling Southbank Reserves, in their 5-2 victory over Barrowby. Reiss Coy and Martyn Hawes were also on target, with Leigh Radford and Callum Tyndall striking for the Lincolnshire side.
Underwood Villa Reserves are still looking for their first win of the season as they went down 5-1 at Keyworth United Development. John Denty (2), Jack Posnett, Matthew Parker and Alex Preston scored for Keyworth, Lewis Parkin with Villa’s consolation.
It was stalemate between Greyhounders and Magdala Amateurs Reserves.
There was a meeting of the last two winners of the NSL, Clifton All Whites, now of the East Midlands Counties League, and Ruddington Village, in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup. It was the newly promoted side who ran out 6-0 winners. Newark Flowserve and Cotgrave also went out to higher ranked opposition, against Dunkirk and Radford respectively. Awsworth Villa, however, triumphed over Central Midlands League side Newark Town 9-1 and Bilborough Town knocked out Keyworth United 2-1 whereas Wollaton went out at Retford, 2-1.
There were five all-NSL ties in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup. Real Community, of Division One, defeated Premier Division Basford United Community 2-1, but there weren’t surprises in the other two cross-division matches as Attenborough won 4-1 at Southwell City Reserves and Bingham Town knocked out Ruddington Village Reserves 2-1. I took extra time for Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC to overcome Magdala Amateurs 2-0 and Calverton Miners Welfare won by a similar scoreline against AFC Dunkirk.