Ruddington Village closed to within one point of Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders West Bridgford with a 6-1 win away at bottom club Sandhurst. Sam Winch was the standout performer with a four goal haul. Adam Newbold and Michael Leslie also scored for Village; William Cox with Sandhurst’s consolation.
Against the backdrop of the Goose Fair, Real United didn’t make it much fun for their hosts, FC Cavaliers, as they won 6-0 at the Forest Recreation Ground. Chris Rhodes, Tobias Richardson and Kuwesi Ofushine (2) all netted before the break, Tim Hopkinson and George Paling rounded off the win in the second period. Having kept a clean sheet in each of their last six matches, Real are now up to third.
Unity won 3-2 away at AFC Dunkirk to claim their fourth victory on the trot and, in so doing, moved up to fifth in the table. Goran Seymour and Adrian Lang notched for the hosts, but efforts from Connor Croft, Reece Fyfe and top scorer Errol Campbell claimed the points for Unity.
The NSL’s sole representatives in the FA Vase, Clifton All Whites, were knocked out at the second qualifying round stage as their opponents from higher up the non-league pyramid, Anstey Nomads of the East Midlands Counties League, beat them 2-0.
Wollaton experienced better fortunes against EMCL opponents as they won 3-1 against Gedling Miners Welfare in the Notts FA Senior Cup. Elsewhere in the competition, whilst they are struggling for wins in the league, Beeston have fared better in cups this season, including beating Eastwood Community 2-1 away on Saturday. Cotgrave were beaten 5-0 at home by Sherwood Colliery.
In an all-NSL Notts FA Intermediate Cup tie West Bridgford ran out 7-1 winners away at Bilborough Town. League top scorer Jurgen Charlsworth took his tally to 16 for the season with a brace. Pat Newsome, Abou Sylla, Carl Westcarr (2) and Courtney Holmes were also on the scoresheet for Bridgford; Chris Roome got Town’s reply.
Also in the Intermediate Cup, Awsworth went down 3-2 at home, after extra time, to Ruddington Village Reserves from the division below them. Bingham Town were 4-1 winners over Eastwood Community Reserves, Sam Buckle scored four as Burton Joyce beat AFC Top Valley 5-2, Newark Flowserve lost 5-0 to Strelley Rose and Underwood Villa were knocked out by AFC Bridgford 2-1.
South Normanton Town extended their lead at the top of Division One to nine points with a 3-0 win over Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves. Samuel Chambers, Adam Gilliott and Shaun Smith, who also missed a penalty, were The Shiners’ scorers.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves made amends for their defeat at the hands of Netherfield Albion the previous week by beating them 1-0 in the reverse fixture. Gregory Wedge got the game’s only goal in the second half.
In Division Two Bilsthorpe Reserves are up to second after they defeated Cotgrave Reserves 5-3. Bradley Wells (2), Stuart Grainger, Tom Bryan and Jack Warman netted for Bilsthorpe; Luke Allison, Kyle Waddell and Ian Donaldson for Cotgrave.
Awsworth Villa Reserves continued their impressive away form with a 9-0 demolition of Nottinghamshire Reserves. Ben Watson scored a double hat-trick, alongside strikes from Ben Foster, Robbie Tonra and Jake Brooks.