The weekend’s action in the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division got underway on Friday night as AFC Dunkirk defeated Newark Flowserve 7-2. Dunkirk’s goals were shared between Goran Seymour (2), Oliver Clark, Samuel Harbottle, Adrian Lang and substitutes Reid Owen and Kyle Pemberton. Wayne Ord and Nick Walker replied for Newark.
On Saturday West Bridgford put themselves eight points clear at the top with a 9-0 defeat of Burton Joyce. Jay Kirkby netted a hat-trick on his full debut for Bridgford after signing from Cotgrave. Shaun Jackson was also on target three times; Tom Coole, Kevin Spriggs and Pat Newsome rounded off the scoring.
With Ruddington Village in cup action Clifton All Whites took the opportunity to move into second with a 3-0 win against Attenborough. Scott Litchfield put Clifton ahead inside three minutes, Danny Johnson extended the lead with a quarter of an hour remaining then, in injury time, Brett Peel gave the scoreline a more lopsided look than the contest warranted.
Jay Smedley scored both goals for Wollaton, who had Adam Campbell sent off for two cautionable offences, in a 2-1 win over Real United. Jamie Spiers got his third goal in his last four games for Real.
Awsworth Villa extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches with an eventful 2-2 draw at Unity. Errol Campbell and Connor Croft, for the hosts, cancelled out Villa’s efforts from Danny Walsh and Ryan Whitehurst. Awsworth ended the game with an outfield player in goal following an injury to Matt Walsh.
Liam Taylor grabbed a hat-trick for FC Cavaliers as they edged past Underwood Villa 4-3. Ako Abdullah got the fourth. Jake Wright, Callum Thompson and Lamah Griggs notched for Villa.
In the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup, Ruddington Village finally got their three times postponed third round tie played by switching the game to the Debdale Park ground of their opponents, Sherwood Colliery.
It proved to be an unhappy hunting ground as they went down 3-1, with the match delayed for over an hour in the first half after Rudd’s Ben Johnson broke his leg. Michael McGlaughlin got the visitors’ goal.
There was an all-NSL tie in the Nottinghamshire FA Intermediate Cup. Premier Division Bingham Town edged past Magdala Amateurs, from the division below, 2-1 with all the goals coming in extra time. Tom Spencer and Matt Gamble put Bingham ahead, Tom Haw pulled one back for The Budgies but it was too little too late.
In Division One, a crowd of over 100 watched Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves and Wollaton Reserves draw 1-1. Ant Fragola put Wollaton ahead from the penalty spot midway through the second half. Richard Hannigan equalised for the hosts, also from the spot, 10 minutes later.
A James Needham hat-trick helped Gedling Southbank overcome Nottinghamshire 4-2. Luke Pickard also scored for Southbank, Sam Newbold and Shaun Groves for Notts.
Netherfield Albion won by the odd goal in nine against Southwell City Reserves. Louis Tambini (3), Frank Oloton and Sean Daley were on target for Albion, Stewart Gill, James King, Ieuan Plume and Liam Gleeson for City.
In Division Two, Watnall Athletic won 6-2 at Nottinghamshire Reserves and Aspley Park Reserves won 3-1 at Bingham Town Reserves.
Bilsthorpe Reserves won 3-1 at AFC Clifton in the Nottinghamshire FA Junior Cup.