In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Aslockton & Orston gave a scare to the Premier Division leaders but Southwell City ultimately triumphed 4-3. A Rob Lakin double in the opening quarter of an hour put the Cranmers in the ascendency before Calum Law pulled one back going into the break. Ed Hodgson restored the two goal lead soon after the restart but City fought back to take the points through Law grabbing his second, Blair Bryant and a late half-volley from left back Simon Ratcliffe.
It was a more clear-cut affair at the Shilo where second-placed Awsworth Villa ran out 4-1 winners against Eastwood CFC Development. Villa’s goals were shared between Daniel Morgan, Kasey Fisher, Liam Towle and Jay Knight; Callum McGarry with the Eastwood’s consolation.
Third-placed Cotgrave roared back from 3-1 down to see off AFC Dunkirk 5-3. Debutant Harvey Grice put Cotgrave ahead early on before Dunkirk took the upper hand through George Harrison scoring against the run of play and Danny Blanchard netting a brace. Second half goals from Gethyn Tustin, Shaun Jackson, Lucus Cotterill and Grice grabbing his second completed the turnaround.
Stapleford Town are nine points off top spot but have played at least four fewer games than the teams above them. They were 3-1 winners over Keyworth United with Mitchell Robinson scoring twice and Junior Rodriguez once. Scott Litchfield replied for Keyworth.
Bingham Town made it nine games unbeaten in the league with a 3-0 win at Magdala Amateurs. Ton Spencer, Matt Snelgrove and Chris Bradford were all on target.
Josh Stevenson twice dragged his Wollaton side back into it at home to Calverton Miners Welfare resulting in a 2-2 draw. Ethan Hunter and Alex Clarson had both given the visitors the lead.
After securing their first win of the season last weekend, Bilborough Town made it two on the trot as they saw off Attenborough 4-3. It wasn’t as plain sailing as they hoped, however, as Ricky Law (2), Djouks Djoukang and Cardell Labban gave Town a 4-0 lead that was nearly wiped out but efforts from Paul Ireson and substitute Liam McCormack (2) weren’t quite enough for Boro.
Another team that got their first win last weekend was Gedling Southbank. They couldn’t repeat the feat, however, as they went down 3-1 at FC Cavaliers. Abdou Coe for Cavs and Joshua Cranny for Gedling meant the sides went in even at the break but substitutes David Kolapo and Liam Taylor took the points for the home side.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers failed to win for only the second time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Ruddington Village. Second-placed Bridgford United could not capitalise, however, as they went down 2-1 to local rivals AFC Bridgford.
Radford Reserves lifted themselves off the foot of the table as they finally got a result that their recent performances have warranted as they ran out 6-2 winners over Wollaton Reserves, including a hat-trick from Asprilla Munyiri.
There were 4-3 wins for Beeston at Ravenshead and Bestwood Miners Welfare at home to Southwell City Reserves while Kirton Brickworks were 2-1 victors over Selston Reserves.
It took extra-time for Basford United Community to see off Polonia Nottingham United 2-1 in the Notts FA Senior Trophy.
In Division Two, Joe Gunn was firing for AFC Top Valley as he hit a hat-trick in their 6-2 win at Kirton Brickworks Reserves. Bottom club Sneinton Town took the lead against second-placed Stapleford Town Reserves bought the higher-ranked side fought back to win 3-1.
Leaders Ruddington Village Reserves edged past AFC Clifton 3-2 and Elston United won by a similar scoreline against Barrowby. There was also only one goal in it between Bingham Town Reserves and Ravenshead Reserves with the former winning 4-3.
Their were two goals apiece for Samuel Clements, Jack Palmer and Samuel Wood for Keyworth United Development in their 7-2 win over Nottingham Community.
Newark Flowserve Reserves beat Magdala Amateurs Reserves 5-2 and Robin Hood Colts won 4-2 at Clifton All Whites Development.