In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division Ruddington Village took advantage of leaders West Bridgford not having a game by closing the gap to five points with six games in hand with a 5-1 win over Burton Joyce.
Sam Winch and Daniel Blanchard put Village two up by half time. Daniel Starbuck extended the lead on the hour mark before Ryan Clements pulled one back for BJ. But it was only brief respite for the visitors before Marvin Hudson and Daniel Cocks finished off the scoring for Rudd.
Third placed Wollaton are now two points behind Ruddington after they snatched a late draw in a dramatic game against Bilborough Town. Wollaton took a 3-0 lead into the break thanks to Scott Litchfield (2) and Sean Green. Bilborough were not prepared to roll over though and Tony Law, an Ian Jackson penalty and Jake Kane got them back on level terms after 75 minutes.
The hosts didn’t stop there and the remarkable turnaround continued when Tommy Street put the hosts 4-3 ahead with 10 minutes to go. With time running out Wollaton salvaged a point as they were awarded a penalty that Litchfield dispatched to complete his hat-trick, his fourth in four games since returning to the club.
The last time Awsworth Villa and Bingham Town met it was a six goal thriller with Town grabbing a late equaliser. The same number of goals were scored this time but it was a more one-sided affair with Awsworth running out 6-0 winners. Ryan Whitehurst (2), Jake Brooks (2), Ben Watson and Matt Goodwin were the scorers.
Real United slipped to sixth after they lost 1-0 to Unity, leading scorer Errol Campbell with the goal.
Matt Blaze gave Beeston a 1-0 win over Cotgrave.
In Division One, South Normanton Town moved within seven points of the title with a 4-1 victory against Netherfield Albion. Adam Gillott and Shaun Smith got two goals each and The Shiners also put through their own net.
Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves won 2-1 at Aspley Park with goals from Ross Cheeseman and Kallum O’Dowd.
Gedling Southbank continued their recent good form, they’ve won six of their last eight matches, with a 5-2 win over Magdala Amateurs. Gedling’s goals were shared between Aaron Broomfield, Aidan Johnsey, Luke Pickard, Adam Thomas and substitute Josh Cranny.
A second half strike from Klarke Greenham helped Ashland Rovers edge out Ruddington Village Reserves 1-0.
Bilborough United saw off Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves 3-1. Robert England, John Greaves and Daniel Riley were on target for United.
Anthony Fragola, Roy Killeavy, Francesco Labbate and Luke Sharpe all netted for Wollaton Reserves in their 4-2 win against Southwell City Reserves. Liam Wilkinson and Oliver Watson replied for City.
Calverton Miners Welfare overcame Clifton All Whites Reserves 4-1 with goals from Jason Hodson, Darren Williamson, Tommy Thraves and Jamie Humphries. Glen Kill with Clifton’s consolation.
Nottinghamshire were 2-1 winners over bottom club Kirton Brickworks. Simon Betts and Sam Newbold notched for Notts, Scott Ricketts for The Brickies.
In Division Two, Bilsthorpe Reserves doubled their lead over the inactive Watnall Athletic to two points with a 1-1 draw at Keyworth United Reserves. AFC Clifton moved up to third with a 3-2 win over Bingham Town Reserves.
Awsworth Villa Reserves’ four game winning streak was brought to an end by Underwood Villa Reserves, who were 1-0 winners.
Selston Reserves overcame Bilborough United Reserves 6-2 and Aspley Park Reserves saw off Nottinghamshire Reserves 4-0.