In the Premier Division, whilst Table toppers West Bridgford’s last match of the season was postponed away at Underwood Villa, Wollaton in second place cut their lead down to just three points with three games in hand with a steady 3-0 home victory against FC Cavaliers, their goals coming from Doyle, Litchfield and Stark. Meanwhile third placed Ruddington Village bounced back from a home defeat to West Bridgford last weekend with an away victory over Beeston with goals from Hassell, Leslie, Winch and Hopkinson. Clifton All Whites, who have been through a bit of a lean spell of late, bounced back to form to beat Burton Joyce 4-1 with Hardy scoring a brace and Bannister and Cochrane-Smith completing the scoring. Real United were pushed close by Dunkirk but came out winners in a seven goal thriller winning 4-3 at the Inspire Stadium through goals from Spiers and a own goal, with the Boatmen's goals coming from Blessing, McKenna and Ellis whilst Unity pushed for a top six finish with a 2-0 home win over improved Newark Flowserve, with Campbell and Hall netting the goals.
In Division One, Magdala Amateurs remain second despite a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bilborough United, United’s goals coming from Muncaster, England and Dyer. Fourth placed Ruddington Village Reserves drew at home to fifth placed Ashland Rovers at Elms Park, the Village goal coming from Dunstan with Revuelta replying for the Rovers. Calverton Miners Welfare moved up a couple of places in the table after a 5-3 home win over Southwell City Reserves, with Bennett scoring a hat trick and Bradwell scoring a brace. An Abbott goal was just the difference when Aspley Park beat Kimberley Miners Welfare 1-0, whilst biggest scorers of the day were Nottinghamshire who hammered Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves 9-1 at Grassington Road, through goals by Cairns(2), Betts(2), Groves(2), Greensmith, Brittan and Seagrave, whilst Linby's goal came from Guy.
The Division Two title race is still wide open but Watnall Athletic did themselves no harm when winning away at Cotgrave Reserves 4-0 on Friday evening, with Brookes leading the scoring with two and Ward and Wilson finishing off the scoring. In the Saturday morning game, Underwood Villa Reserves upset the form book when gaining an away victory at Selston Reserves 3-1 through goals by ex-Selston striker Smith, Lawson and Greaves, with Hempshall replying for the home side. Nottinghamshire Reserves gave up home advantage and switched their match to Bingham Town Reserves, but still returned home with a share of the points in a six goal thriller. Santos scoring twice and Margison scoring for Nottinghamshire, whilst Haycox, Sentance and Hallam replied for Bingham.
by Rob Hornby