In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division Clifton All Whites ended a run of three straight defeats in fine style by defeating leaders West Bridgford 5-1. Connor Hardy (2) and Ben Richardson put Clifton three up in half an hour. Bridgford got on the scoresheet thanks to an own goal before Danny Johnson restored the cushion before the break. Darryl Thomas added the fifth from the penalty spot late on.
Ruddington Village closed the gap at the top to seven points with six games in hand with a come from behind victory at Underwood Villa. Dominic Askew put the hosts ahead inside the first 10 minutes before Daniel Cocks equalised with a penalty soon after. The 3-1 win was sealed with two further Cocks penalties in the final five minutes.
Wollaton moved up to fifth with a 2-1 win against Attenborough. Lee Day and James Hunter were on target for Wollaton. Paul Ireson replied for Boro, who also had Matthew Cannon sent off.
In a dress rehearsal for one of next week’s NSL Senior Cup semi-finals Newark Flowserve met Awsworth Villa. Player-manager Steve Kirkham scored in the last minute for Newark to give them the 1-0 win.
Burton Joyce were involved in a goal-fest at Sandhurst, running out 7-3 winners. Ryan Chapman put Sandhurst ahead after only 42 seconds but the visitors struck back through Ryan Easom, Sam Buckle and Tom Lawson. Lee Shaw reduced the arrears before the break. Buckle and Easom both grabbed a second before Shaw netted again for Sandhurst. Lawson added his second and then Marc Buckle rounded off the scoring for BJ.
AFC Dunkirk and Bilborough Town shared the points with a 3-3 draw. Jack Cooper and Jake Kane put Town ahead before the hosts struck back through McKenna Parton and Adrian Laing. Lyam Webster, on his return to Bilborough following a short spell at West Bridgford, edged the visitors in front again but Kamran Frost levelled matters once again.
Beeston defeated FC Cavaliers 1-0 with a second half strike from substitute Ashley Snape and Unity were 3-1 winners at Cotgrave.
In Division One, leaders South Normanton Town were 3-2 winners over Ruddington Village Reserves. Magdala Amateurs leapfrogged Ruddington into second place with a 2-1 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves. Aaron Lewis was on target for Welfare, Tom Haw and Neil Morgan for The Budgies.
Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves and Ashland Rovers drew 0-0 whilst Wollaton Reserves scored a late equaliser to draw 3-3 with Kirton Brickworks.
The points were also shared between Aspley Park and Calverton Miners Welfare. Pat Hume netted for Aspley with Brinsley Kirkham replying for Calverton to make it 1-1.
Matt Jeffries scored the only goal of the game as Gedling Southbank saw off Southwell City Reserves 1-0.
Clifton All Whites Reserves swapped places in the table with Netherfield Albion after defeating them 5-4. Brett Soiza bagged a brace for Clifton.
It’s all change at the top of Division Two as new leaders Keyworth United Reserves won 5-2 at Bilsthorpe Reserves and former leaders AFC Clifton, now third, went down 2-1 at Watnall Athletic, who move up to second.
Awsworth Villa Reserves defeated Bingham Town Reserves 2-1 whilst Aspley Park Reserves won by a similar scoreline at Bilborough Town Reserves. Bilborough United Reserves were 3-1 winners over Cotgrave Reserves.