West Bridgford maintained their seven point lead at the head of the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division with a 3-0 win away at Attenborough. All three goals came in the second half, two from Abou Sylla and one from Thomas Coole.
Ruddington Village bounced back from losing their unbeaten record the previous weekend to defeat Burton Joyce 5-2. BJ twice went ahead, through Ryan Clements initially, then, after Kieran Joseph had equalised for Village, via James Brewer. David Rimmington pulled the visitors level again before Matt Carver squandered the opportunity to put them ahead from the spot.
It didn’t matter in the end though as Adam Newbold netted then, when Ruddington were awarded a second penalty, Carver made amends for his earlier miss before the fifth came via an own goal.
Third placed Real United also hit five as they won 5-1 at Bilborough Town. Tim Hopkinson (2), Jamie Spiers, Ryan Tittensor and substitute Kuwesi Ofushine got the goals, Jack Cooper with Town’s consolation.
Clifton All Whites and Underwood Villa shared the spoils with a 0-0 draw.
Bingham Town came from behind to beat FC Cavaliers 3-1. David Kolapo put Cavs ahead but second half strikes from Matt Gamble, Tom Spencer and Tom Campbell took the victory for Town.
Sandhurst got their first win of the season by overcoming AFC Dunkirk 2-1 and, in so doing, moved off the bottom of the table. Thomas Roper put Dunkirk ahead in the first half but Sandhurst struck back through Daniel Munson and Adam Bradford after the break to seal the points.
A number of Premier Division sides were in NSL Senior Cup action. It took a last minute penalty in extra time for Newark Flowserve to defeat Beeston 3-2. Wayne Ord had put Flowserve ahead before Mark Harrison’s strike took the game into an extra period. Jamie Brooks put Flowserve ahead once again but Ash Snape pegged them back before Brooks converted that penalty as time expired.
Three other ties featured Premier Division sides taking on teams from the division below. The higher ranked team won on each occasion: Unity won 3-0 away at Nottinghamshire, Wollaton overcame Bilborough United 5-0 and Cotgrave were 4-1 victors over Netherfield Albion.
In Division One, leaders South Normanton Town had a rare off day as they went down 6-1 at Aspley Park. Sam Mannion hit a hat-trick for the hosts alongside efforts from Sean Green, Ryan Deabill and Ikell Catton. Adam Gillott got the solitary reply.
A Graham Beavis brace helped second placed Ashland Rovers overcome Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves 4-1. Edward Jackson and Paul Revuelta were also on target. Ross Cheeseman netted for Linby.
Wollaton Reserves were 3-2 winners over Southwell City Reserves, who had Chase Marcham sent off. John Fawcett (2) and Ricki Turner scored for Wollaton, Adam Allsopp and Liam Gleason for City.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves were convincing 6-0 winners over bottom club Gedling Southbank. Gregory Wedge (2), Luke Hodgman, Jack Tucker, Sean Williams and Greg Newbold were the scorers.
Magdala Amateurs and Kirton Brickworks shared the points with a 2-2 draw. Arron Darch got both of The Brickies’ goals.
In Division Two, second placed Bulwell Reserves reduced the gap to AFC Clifton at the top to eight points with two games in hand after the former beat the latter 6-1.
Bingham Town got their third win on the trot as they overcame Watnall Athletic 2-1. Cotgrave Reserves won by a similar scoreline against Aspley Park Reserves.
In the NSL Junior Cup, Ruddington Village Reserves edged past Bilsthorpe Reserves 1-0 and Underwood Villa Reserves knocked out Bilborough United Reserves 2-0.