The Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League is back. This season's competition promises to be the best yet as the newly renamed Premier Division has been expanded to 18 clubs.
Wollaton begin the defence of their title with a trip to newly promoted Newark Flowserve. Wollaton have lost Ryan Bowen to Real United but the rest of the squad remains virtually the same. Manager Andy Alls is also hoping to make a couple of new signings ahead of the first fixture.
Wollaton (from): Mitchell, Hunter, Doyle McKeever, Lambert, Millenstead, Campbell, Rawson, Day, Alls, Middleton, Atkins, Stockley, Bell, Turner
The aforementioned Real United face FC Cavaliers in their inaugural Nottinghamshire Senior League match, having moved over from the CMFL during the offseason. In addition to Bowen, United have also added four players from last season’s runners-up West Bridgford, but will be without Austin Wallace, John Hart, Jarek Zboch and Steven Venables. Jamie Spiers will captain the side after joining from Arnold Town. He is joined in the squad by Mansfield Town loanee Liam Needham.
Real (from): Needham, Burrows, Broderick, Walton, Caoduro, Rhodes, Brown, Moran, Bange, Charlton, Ofushine, Spiers, Large, Hopkinson, Bowen, Tittensor
Another new team to the NSL Premier Division this season are Unity. Since the team’s formation in 2006, the youth programme initially established to help tackle crime in Radford, St Anns and the Meadows has played exhibition and charity games, but they have now decided to step into competitive football. Ruddington Village are the visitors to the Nottingham Trent Campus as Unity start this new chapter in their history.
Unity (from): Leeder, Ventrella, Copeland, Towlson, G Robinson, N Robinson, Reid, Walters, O Wilson, T Wilson, Carthy, Seaton, Campbell, Burke, Msungama, M Scott, K Scott, Singleton, Hodge, Barracks
Ruddington (from): Edge, Benwell, Carver, Davies, Heap, Hudson, Johnson, Leslie, McGlaughin, McMullen, Moore, Osbourne, Rhodes, Rimmington, Sissons, Winch, Hassell
Bilborough United make their Division One bow, having won promotion last term, as they visit Clifton All Whites Reserves. Omari Saddler, James Hunt, Dodou Colley and James Walls are in contention to make their debuts. Deriece Duncan has stepped up to the first team squad after impressing for the Reserves but United will be without Pat Hume (ankle) and Alex Featherstone is a doubt due to work commitments.
United (from): Mather, Newman, Bamford, Lowe, Walker, Seymour, O’Regan, Saddler, Buxton, England, Hunt, Greaves, Duncan, Walls, Colley
Kirton Brickworks have a full squad to choose from for their first game back in Division One, at home to Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, following their rather challenging season in the top flight.
Kirton (from): Baines, Bentley, Birch, Buchanan, Cooper, Darch, B Davies, J Davies, Freeman, Frost, Fuller, Garratt, D Hall, M Hall, Hankey, McWilliams, Merriman, Norman, Platts, B Smith, L Smith, S Smith, Soloman, Taylor, Wass
Nottinghamshire have a new management team of Ian Randel and Daryl Rose in place as they welcome Radcliffe Olympic Reserves to Grassington Road. Some new faces are making their Notts debuts, including Kierum Morledge and Jordan Percival. They also have Liam Wood and Ryan Evans returning to the squad, the latter after having been out of the game for 18 months following an ACL injury.
Notts (from): Percival, Newbold, Harrison, Evans, Gibbons, Wood, Groves, Greensmith, Betts, Morledge, Mitchell, Cairns, Hylton, Siani, Bell, Meakin
Bilborough United’s promotion has allowed their Reserves to join the NSL Division Two. They have a new management team in place as they travel to Greenwich Avenue to take on Watnall Athletic.
United (from): Colclough, Rogers, Dyer, Conway, Densley, Starr, Corkill, Burdett, Chapman, Foster, Mitchell, Thomas, Edwards