The race for the title in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division remains a tough one to call after leaders West Bridgford went down 2-0 at Wollaton. Sean Green and Aidan Brady got the goals for last season’s champions.
Although Bridgford are ten points clear they have played six more games than Ruddington Village, who moved up to second following a 2-1 home win against Bilborough Town. Matt Carver put the hosts ahead from a corner before Jake Kane struck back for Town. Danny Starbuck sealed the points for Village with a second half solo effort.
Clifton All Whites slipped to third after being beaten 2-0 by AFC Dunkirk. The visitors scored either side of half-time through Sam Harbottle and Kamran Frost.
Following a nine goal thriller in the Senior Cup the previous week, there wasn’t much to choose between the two sides again as Awsworth Villa met Unity in the league this time. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis gave Unity a 1-0 half-time lead but strikes from Ryan Whitehurst and Matt Goodwin for Villa and a second for Shannon-Lewis meant the points were shared in a 2-2 draw.
Real United remained fifth with a 4-1 win against Attenborough. Real’s top scorer, Tim Hopkinson, netted twice, alongside efforts from Kuwesi Ofushine and Theodore Smith; Jordan Dakin got Boro’s consolation.
Having drawn a couple of weeks ago it was a close fought encounter again between Beeston and Burton Joyce. This time BJ ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a Marc Buckle brace. Patrick Shiggins notched for Beeston.
A William Cox penalty put Sandhurst ahead at home to Bingham Town but the visitors struck back through Kieran Wall – his first goal for the club – to claim a 1-1 draw.
FC Cavaliers came from behind to win 3-1 at Underwood Villa. Ash Foster put the home side ahead early on but two goals in two minutes from Mustapha John and Ako Abdullah turned the match in Cavs’ favour. David Kolapo rounded off the scoring just before the break.
Newark Flowserve’s unbeaten start under Stephen Kirkham continued. Having knocked Cotgrave out of the Senior Cup in mid-February they were 3-0 winners against them in the league this time. Daryl Price (2) and Joe Hurst were the scorers.
In Division One, South Normanton Town extended their lead to nine points with a 6-0 win over Clifton All Whites Reserves. Shaun Smith and Ben Roffey both netted twice alongside John Fones and Josh Thompson efforts.
Second-place Magdala Amateurs slipped up at home to Bilborough United, going down 2-0. Rob England and James Hunt did the damage for United.
Mark Middleton scored the only goal of the game for Wollaton Reserves away at Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves.
Ruddington Village Reserves, in fourth, moved within a point of Hucknall with a 2-1 win at Kirton Brickworks. Sam Dunstan scored both goals for Rudd; Aaron Norman was on target for The Brickies.
Matthew Barrett, Joshua Lewis and Asher Phythian put Kimberley Miners Welfare three up away at Ashland Rovers. Ben Goss pulled one back for the hosts in the second half but it wasn’t enough to prevent their opponents leapfrogging them in the table.
Ryan Fowler, Frank Oloton and Brent Horton gave Netherfield Albion a 3-0 win over Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves.
Nottinghamshire edged past Southwell City Reserves 1-0 through Tyrone Cairns to open up a small gap between themselves and the bottom two.
In Division Two, AFC Clifton’s lead is down to one point after they drew 1-1 at Selston Reserves while second-placed Bilsthorpe Reserves won 6-3 at Bilborough United Reserves.
Keyworth United scored all 12 goals in their 11-1 win at Bilborough Town Reserves and there were hat-tricks for Nick Richards and Kyle Waddell for Cotgrave Reserves in their 8-0 victory over Nottinghamshire Reserves.
Watnall Athletic were 5-3 winners against Awsworth Villa Reserves and Aspley Park Reserves won 3-2 at Underwood Villa Reserves.