In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League the Senior Cup reached the third round stage. Having knocked out top flight opposition in the last round Second Division Ravenshead were giant-killers once again as this time they put Unity to the sword, winning 6-1. Tyler Lambert scored a hat-trick, Daniel Phillips two and Tom Goodson one for Ravenshead, who will meet Newark Flowserve in the quarter-final. Newark were 5-1 winners at Calverton Miners Welfare.
Team DNF, from Division Two, couldn’t emulate Ravenshead as they went down 4-0 at Wollaton. The hosts were ahead within 20 seconds thanks to Liam Towle, Sam Rothwell doubled the advantage on half an hour and, as the first half drew to a close, Sean Craven pounced on a loose ball to make it 3-0. DNF held their own in the second half but, with time running out, missed a penalty before Dan Chadwick sealed the win for Wollaton.
Mark Green grabbed a hat-trick for Aston United in their 5-0 win at Birchover Park. Liam McCormack and Mitchell Robinson were also on the scoresheet.
Aston will face Cotgrave in the quarters , who were 2-1 winners at AFC Dunkirk. Lee Potts put Cotgrave ahead after only 30 seconds but Dunkirk levelled through Macauley Diuk. Adam Gray netted a second half winner after Oliver Clark had been sent off for the hosts.
There were two goals apiece for Mustapha John and David Kolapo for FC Cavaliers as they knocked out Ruddington Village 4-2.
Nottingham Trent University overcame Sandiacre Town on penalties after an epic struggle that was 4-4 after 90 minutes and 5-5 after extra-time.
In the Premier Division Basford United Community got the weekend’s action underway on Friday night with a 9-0 win over Magdala Amateurs. Harry Wakefield notched five goals, alongside efforts from Joe Harrison, Malcolm Podier, Kelvin Uhunmwangho and Ewan Sweeting.
Bingham Town put an end to Attenborough’s recent resurgence with a 2-1 win. Tom Spencer got Bingham on the road to their first win of the season and things seemingly got better for them when Jed Mrvik was sent off for Boro, however Jack Warner equalised for the hosts from the penalty spot midway through the second half. Toby Stevenson was on hand soon after to secure the points for Bingham.
Second placed Awsworth Villa drew 0-0 at Clifton All Whites and Real United edged out Underwood Villa 4-3.
In Division One, Wollaton Reserves moved back into top spot with a 6-1 win at Netherfield Albion. Ant Fragola netted a hat-trick, Mark Draycott, Aaron Russell and John Fawcett were also on target. Albion captain James Leivers got their consolation.
AFC Bridgford won by a similar scoreline at home to Southwell City Reserves. Ruddington Village Reserves went two better with an 8-1 victory at AFC Clifton.
Bilborough United picked up their first win of the season, 3-1 at Greenwood Meadows AFC and Awsworth Villa Reserves and Keyworth United Reserves shared the points with a 1-1 draw.
In the NSL Junior Cup Kimberley Miners Welfare scored four in each half as they knocked out Beeston Reserves 8-0. Matt Clowes and Adam Hassell with two each, Alex Faulconbridge, Lamah Griggs, Jake Mee and Daniel Belcher also netted.
In Division Two, a Ronnie Wood hat-trick helped first placed Selston Reserves extend their lead to nine points with a 5-0 win over Underwood Villa Reserves.
Bingham Town Reserves overcame Basford United Community Reserves 3-0. Greyhounders doubled their points tally for the season with a 2-2 draw at Radcliffe Olympic Reserves.
by Robin Griffiths