NSL Preview: Woodthorpe Looking To Stretch Lead

In the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers will attempt to keep their noses in front as they travel to Platt Lane to take on Keyworth United.

Bingham Town and Southwell City are a point behind Rangers, they host Awsworth Villa at Butt Field and head to the Harvey Hadden Stadium to face Bilborough Town respectively.

AFC Dunkirk also have an outside chance of taking top spot if they can win convincingly when they entertain Stapleford Town at the Ron Steel Sports Ground and results elsewhere go their way.

Eastwood CFC Development will be looking to arrest a nine game losing streak that stretches back to the end of October as they welcome Burton Joyce to the Pro:Direct Stadium while Sandiacre Town and Cotgrave meet at St Giles Park.

After scoring twice in the space of a minute to salvage a draw against Southwell City last time out, FC Cavaliers will hope to go one better as they host Wollaton at the Forest Sports Zone.

Attenborough’s new management team are attempting to make it two wins from two as they entertain Calverton Miners Welfare at The Strand.  The visitors add Sam Buckle to the squad that narrowly lost to Burton Joyce last weekend.

After recording back-to-back wins for the first time this season a week ago Magdala Amateurs will try and make it three on the trot as Aslockton & Orston visit Roko.

Four NSL clubs are in Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy action as Robin Hood Colts host Nottingham at Sherwood Fields, Ruddington Village welcome FC Sez to Elms Park, West Bridgford AFC travel to Blidworth Welfare Red and Keyworth United Reserves entertain Fernwood Foxes.

Meanwhile Asha are hoping to progress in the Derbyshire FA Junior Cup as Stenson make the trip to the MJ Robinson Structures Arena.

In Division One, with the second and third placed teams in cup action top club AFC Top Valley will attempt to extend their lead as they travel to the Memorial Ground to play Southwell City Reserves while Beeston will try and take the silver medal position as they head to Eagle Valley to take on Gedling Southbank.

Ravenshead travel to The Stag Ground to take on Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves without Brent Horton and Jamie Bennett due to injury.  Tim Rowson, a striker signed from Cromford and Wirksworth Town, is set to make his debut while Tom Spicer is fit again to feature against his former club.

In Division Two, leaders United Grays head to Harvey Hadden to play Bilborough Town Community and second placed Stapleford Town Reserves welcome Elston United to Hickings Lane.

*Article provided by Robin Griffiths (Nottinghamshire Senior League Press Officer).

*Main image @Papapix the Woodthorpe team line up for silence earlier this season.

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