There was one game in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division as second placed Ruddington Village hosted fourth placed Real United.
Ruddington took the lead, via the boot of Phil Hopkinson, after 15 minutes then doubled their advantage from the penalty spot shortly afterwards: Matt Carver converting from 12 yards after Daniel Cocks was brought down in the box.
Village gave their opponents a lifeline by putting through their own net but managed to re-establish a two goal lead before half time as Hopkinson turned provider for Adam Newbold.
With time running out Real missed a penalty of their own before Lewis Chambers pulled one back. But it was too little too late and Ruddington were 3-2 victors, closing the gap to West Bridgford at the top to three points in the process.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup Beeston pulled off the upset of the round as they defeated Teversal, from the step above them in the football pyramid. In a see-saw encounter Tevie took the lead after a quarter of an hour but Beeston were back on level terms two minutes later.
It stayed 1-1 until 10 minutes into the second half when Beeston took the lead for the first time in the match. With 20 minutes to go Teversal levelled things up but once again conceded soon after scoring and that was how the game finished. Adam Taylor (2) and Mark Harrison were Beeston’s scorers in the 3-2 win.
Wollaton renewed acquaintances with their old rivals Selston, now plying their trade in the Central Midlands League. It took extra time to separate the sides after an early Tom Lambert strike and a Lee Day lob for Wollaton meant it was 2-2 after 90 minutes. With penalties looming Chris Atkins netted from close range to make it 3-2 to Wollaton to set up a mouth-watering tie at Basford United in the next round.
There were two all-NSL ties in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup. AFC Dunkirk came from behind to defeat Sandhurst 2-1. McKenna Parton and Joe Ellis netted for Dunkirk after Lee Shaw’s first half strike for Sandhurst.
Peter Cassidy, Richard Whyman and Thomas Groves gave Magdala Amateurs a 3-0 win away at Calverton Miners Welfare.
Also in the Intermediate Cup, Errol Campbell scored a hat-trick for Unity in their 8-1 win over Vernon Villa. Aswaan Allen (2), Rikki Robinson, Reece Fyfe and Jevin Seaton were also on target.
Bingham Town eased to a 6-0 win at FC Geordie. Tom Campbell (2), Callum Bramwell (2), Corbi Brown and Tom Spencer were the scorers.
West Bridgford saw off Bestwood Miners Welfare 4-0 with goals from Carl Westcarr (2), Simon Labbatte and Jurgen Charlesworth.
Ashland Rovers beat Clifton Wanderers 5-2. The goals were shared between Danny Bircumshaw, Tom Blaney, Graham Beavis, Ryan Martin and Ed Jackson.
In the Precision NSL Division One, Wollaton Reserves and Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves drew 3-3. Mike Harding (2) and Robert Khachatour were on target for Wollaton, Matt Rick (2) and Ashley Marshall for Rolls.
Gedling Southbank doubled their number of wins this season with a 7-2 defeat of Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves. Adam Thomas grabbed a hat-trick and there were two each for James Needham and Luke Pickard for Southbank. Nathan Brough and Jake Wright got Linby’s replies.
It was mostly a good day for NSL teams in the Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup. Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC won 7-1 at Magdala Amateurs Reserves, Underwood Villa Reserves beat Sneinton Town 5-3, Bilsthorpe Reserves overcame Sutton Travellers 3-1 and AFC Clifton edged past Rainworth Archers 3-2.
However, Keyworth United Reserves lost 5-2 at home to Ravenshead.