In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Ruddington Village closed the gap at the top of the table to seven points, with five games in hand over leaders West Bridgford, as they were 5-2 winners against a much-improved Newark Flowserve.
Matt Carver, Michael Leslie (2), Daniel Starbuck and Daniel Cocks did the damage for Rudd. Sam Betts and Joe Hurst netted for Newark, who suffered their first loss since Stephen Kirkham took the reins.
Third-placed Clifton All Whites slipped up at home to Wollaton, who have title ambitions of their own, being 13 points off the top with six games in hand. Aaron Mitchell broke the deadlock for Wollaton but had to be stretchered off before the break. Joseph Richardson sealed the 2-0 win with a second half penalty.
Tyrell Shannon-Lewis bagged a brace on his Real United debut, having transferred from Unity. Tim Hopkinson (2) and Blair Anderson also netted as Real ran out 5-0 winners against Cotgrave.
Sandhurst were 2-0 up at half-time at home to Attenborough, thanks to Eric Pearson and Wesley Kitchen. Boro fought back in the second half and goals from Jordan Dakin, James Knight, Jack Warner (2), James Smith and Paul Ireson gave them a 6-2 win.
A Ricky Law brace saw Bilborough Town take the lead against Beeston but the visitors hit back to claim a 2-2 draw.
The final of the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup will be contested between two Precision NSL sides after West Bridgford and Bingham Town disposed of Ruddington Village Reserves and Strelley Rose respectively.
West Bridgford were 3-0 winners thanks to Carl Westcarr, Jurgen Charlesworth and Tom Coole while a Tom Spencer header on the half hour mark gave Bingham a 1-0 victory.
In Division One, second-placed Magdala Amateurs suffered their second 2-0 defeat in as many weeks, this time away at Aspley Park. James Owen and Gary Harris were the scorers for last season’s Division Two runners up.
Calverton Miners Welfare shared the points with Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves in 1-1 draw. Substitute Matthew Newton netted for Calverton, Joshua Lewis for Kimberley.
Wollaton Reserves were 2-1 winners over Netherfield Albion. Daniel Chambers and Bernardino Labatte were on target for the hosts, Marius Mihai for Albion.
Bilborough United were the division’s biggest winners as Robert England struck four times in their 6-1 victory over Nottinghamshire. Andrew Richards and John Greaves also notched, Mark Greensmith got Notts’ consolation.
Southwell City Reserves recorded their first win in their last 23 attempts as they saw off Clifton All Whites Reserves 2-1. Ieuan Plume got both of their goals.
In Division Two, Stephen Radzynski scored five in Selston Reserves 8-0 win at Bilborough Town Reserves. Brad Clarke and Kane Hempshall were also on target.
Meanwhile, Watnall Athletic won 4-0 at Aspley Park Reserves, Awsworth Villa Reserves beat Cotgrave Reserves 3-0 and Keyworth United Reserves saw off Nottinghamshire Reserves 3-1.
Bilsthorpe Reserves unfortunately failed in their bid to reach the Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup Final after they were knocked out 4-2 on penalties by Basford United U21 following a 0-0 draw.