Ruddington Village closed the gap at the top of the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division to four points with a game in hand by beating Cotgrave 3-2. Ruddington left it late to seal the points as, after scoring twice earlier on, Sam Winch turned provider for Michael Leslie to head home the winner in the 90th minute.
Bingham Town scored a goal in each half to defeat Beeston 2-0. Jay Archer fired home from outside the penalty area just before the break, Tom Spencer added the second after being put through by Michael Carpenter.
Errol Campbell bagged a hat-trick for Unity in their 8-0 win over Burton Joyce and in so doing became the league’s top scorer with 19 goals so far this season. Connor Croft (2), Jake Towlson, Jevin Seaton and Jonathan Ventrella were also on target.
AFC Dunkirk consigned Wollaton to only their second league defeat of the season as they won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Adrian Lang. Jordan Alls got Wollaton’s reply from the penalty spot.
Attenborough were two down at half time against FC Cavaliers but came back to snatch a 2-2 draw. Ethan Winfield set up both of Boro’s goals, scored by James Knight and Dan Rowley.
Real United made a statement of intent in the NSL Senior Cup by beating league leaders and last season’s cup runners-up West Bridgford 3-1. Former Bridgford front man Tim Hopkinson put Real ahead before Lewis Chambers added a double. Jurgen Charlesworth pulled one back from the spot late on.
Premier Division Bilborough Town knocked out Kirton Brickworks, from the division below, 3-0 with all the goals coming before the break. Jack Cooper netted early followed by two in ten minutes from Liam Webster midway through the half.
Awsworth Villa had John Whitehurst and Matt Walsh to thank in equal measure for their 1-0 win over Underwood Villa – Whitehurst for his goal and Walsh for an 88th minute penalty save.
Clifton All Whites were 3-2 winners over Sandhurst. Jack Cole, Neil Thompson and Danny Blanchard were on target for the All Whites, Wes Kitchen and Lee Shaw for Sandhurst.
In Division One, Ashland Rovers missed the opportunity to narrow the gap at the top of the table as they went down 4-2 at Magdala Amateurs, for whom Neil Morgan bagged a brace.
Gedling Southbank lifted themselves off the foot of the table as they won for the first time this season – 4-3 away at Aspley Park. The Southbank goals were shared between Reiss Coy, Luke Pickard, James Needham and substitute Adam Thomas. Sam Mannion (2) and Sean Green notched for Aspley.
Bilborough United and Southwell City Reserves shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Roland Tomkinson netted for United, Huw Plume for City.
After losing to Aspley Park in the league the previous week, South Normaton Town got revenge of sorts by defeating their reserve side in the NSL Junior Cup 6-0. Joe Cannon scored a hat-trick, in addition to efforts from Mike Smith, Jason Hall and James Sessin.
Also in the Junior Cup, Ross C-Smith’s brace wasn’t enough for Clifton All Whites Reserves as they lost 3-2 to Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves. Luke Hodgman’s double was sufficient for Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, however, as they overcame Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves 2-1.
Bulwell Reserves knocked out Selston Reserves 3-2.
AFC Clifton maintained their charge at the top of Division Two with a 7-3 victory away at Nottinghamshire Reserves. Alex Richards and Joshua Wilson scored three each in the win, in addition to one from top scorer Perry Foster.
Kyle Waddell got all of Cotgrave Reserves’ goals in their 3-0 win at Underwood Villa Reserves. Watnall Athletic defeated Bilsthorpe Reserves 3-1 and Keyworth United ended Bingham Town Reserves’ recent run of form by winning 3-1.