In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, there were four closely contested quarter finals in the Senior Cup. The only tie that was resolved in 90 minutes resulted in an upset as Beeston, from Division One, knocked out Premier Division Sandiacre Town 2-1 away from home. Benjamin Knight and Thomas O’Regan put the visitor ahead and although Ellis Read pulled one back it was the lower ranked side that went through.
It took extra time for Premier Division leaders Stapleford Town to overturn a two goal deficit to edge past Ravenshead from the division below. Joe Maguire converted two penalties in the opening half an hour for the Reds, who held the two goal lead right up until the 78th minute when Adam Hassell pulled one back with a header. It wasn’t until stoppage time that Stapleford got back to level terms when Ben Cheatle, making his first appearance of the season, netted an audacious cross-cum-shot. Junior Rodriguez completed the turnaround three minutes into the second period of extra time to keep his side’s double hopes alive.
It also took extra time for Southwell City to see off FC Cavaliers. City took an early lead through Bradley Peace-McDonald and, despite a host of other chances, were unable to extend their advantage. They were made to rue the missed opportunities when substitute Arnyda Wenazo scored late on for Cavs to take the tie to an extra period. Ultimately Jonathan Upton spared Southwell’s blushes and it is they who will contest a semi-final following their 2-1 win.
Aslockton & Orston and Wollaton was an even closer affair that went all the way to penalties after the tie finished 3-3. Both sides had held the lead at some stage with Pierce Hallam, Julian Joachim and Cole Maule all on target for the Cranmers, Reece Strode, Matt Goodwin and Joshua Stevenson for Wollaton. In the end it was Aslockton who triumphed, 4-3 on penalties.
In the Premier Division, it took going a goal behind and going down to ten men to kick start Awsworth Villa into action against Magdala Amateurs, eventually running out 5-1 winners. Ryan MacMillan put the Budgies ahead before Jay Knight received his marching orders. Kasey Fisher got Villa back on level terms before Jake Fisher netted four times to seal the win.
Bingham Town extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches after quickfire second half goals from Callum Leach and Lewis Ray gave them a 2-0 win over Radcliffe Olympic.
A Daniel Chadwick double helped Keyworth United to 4-3 victory against Bilborough Town. Cameron Gray and Scott Litchfield were also on target for United; Cardell Labban (2) and Papa Fell for Town.
George Harrison struck four for AFC Dunkirk as his side saw off Calverton Miners Welfare 6-1. Jacob Consterdine and Neil Thompson also netted for the Boatmen; Barry Payne with Calvo’s consolation.
Liam McCormack grabbed a hat-trick, alongside Christopher Beighton, Paul Ireson, Marcus Roome and Jordan Ruck efforts as Attenborough defeated Gedling Southbank 7-1. James Needham was Gedling’s solitary scorer.
In Division One, leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers’ unbeaten record is finally at an end after they came away from Southwell City Reserves empty handed, an Ollie McCourt brace giving the hosts a 2-0 win. Also winning 2-0 were Mansfield Hosiery Mills, at Radford Reserves.
Alex Goodall hit a hat-trick for Basford United Community in their 5-2 win over Ruddington Village and Nathan Francis struck three for Burton Joyce as they overcame Wollaton Reserves 5-1. Bestwood Miners Welfare beat Kirton Brickworks 3-1.
In the NSL Junior Cup quarter-finals, a solitary George Camps strike saw Robin Hood Colts of Division Two defeat Division One bottom club Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves while a Kyle Waddell double helped Cotgrave Reserves knock out Nottingham Community 2-1.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley and Ruddington Village Reserves remain separated only by goal difference at the top of the table after they won 6-1 at Clifton All Whites Development and 2-1 at Stapleford Town Reserves respectively.
There were 13 goals at Roko as AFC Clifton beat Magdala Amateurs Reserves 9-4, including hat-tricks for Ryan Pearson and Lewis Clark. Jake Hardy grabbed a hat-trick for Bingham Town Reserves in their 4-0 win at Kirton Brickworks Reserves.