Wollaton could have sealed the Precision NSL Senior Division title with a win over third placed West Bridgford but the champagne will have to stay on ice for another week as they could only manage a draw.
West Bridgford had the better first half and went in at the break a goal to the good thanks to Aaron Large. But in a proverbial game of two halves Wollaton equalised in the second period through Ant Atkins.
The result leaves West Bridgford as the only team who can catch Wollaton, as they are 12 points behind with four games remaining. Wollaton therefore need to pick up only one more point from their remaining two fixtures to take the championship that they last won in 2006.
A crowd of nearly 250 saw second placed Selston defeat Sandhurst during their annual Chairman’s Day celebration. Perry Marriott’s goal separated the sides.
Attenborough made it 11 league wins out of 13 matches in 2015 with a 4-1 away win over local rivals Beeston. Joe Nice and Jordan Smith added to a brace from Mitchell Robinson for Boro; Ashley Snape got Beeston’s consolation.
There were two goals each for Liam Beattie and Sam Buckle in Burton Joyce’s 5-2 win at Awsworth Villa. Ashley Moorcroft got the fifth; Danny Towle bagged both for Villa.
Ruddington Village were also 5-2 winners – at home to Keyworth United. Tristan Rhodes was on target twice for Village, in addition to Mark Devonshire, Marvin Hudson and Karl Mitchell. Jurgen Charlesworth and Scott Litchfield replied for Keyworth.
Boots Athletic scraped past Kirton Brickworks 1-0 thanks to an Ollie Ridgway strike.
Newark Flowserve continue to set the pace in Division One following their 5-2 away win over South Normanton Athletic Reserves. Liam Moran claimed a hat-trick for Flowserve in addition to goals from Jamie Charlton and Billy Warner. Tom Leighton and Adam Burton replied for The Shiners.
Underwood Villa will still fancy their chances of taking top spot as they have three games in hand on Newark and remain four points behind after their 8-0 victory over Magdala Amateurs. Callum Thompson (4), Ash Foster (2), Richard Hodgeman and Josh Hunt were all on target.
Ruddington Village Reserves consolidated third place with a 5-2 win at Radcliffe Olympic Reserves, after Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves had lost 2-1 at home to Ashland Rovers on Friday night. Samuel Dunstan (2), Tom Stanley, Craig Chambers and Scott Bolstridge were the Village scorers; Christian Mantezolo and Lamah Griggs for Olympic.
Andy Start scored all four as Hucknall Rolls Leisure defeated Wollaton Reserves 4-2. Oliver Reeves and Luke Sharpe netted for Wollaton.
Luke Price grabbed a hat-trick for Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves as they won by the odd goal in nine at home to Southwell City Reserves.
Sam Mannion scored a hat-trick for the Division Two leaders, Aspley Park, in their 7-0 win away at Sandhurst Reserves. Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC remain hot on their heels, being seven points behind with three games in hand, following a 4-0 win over Underwood Villa Reserves.
Bilborough United are up to third after a 3-1 win at FC Samba. Newark Town Reserves won 3-2 against Bilborough Town Reserves and Cotgrave Reserves edged past Keyworth United Reserves 1-0.
Ashland Rovers Reserves and Calverton Miners Welfare shared the points in a 2-2 draw.