Bingham Town and Southwell City are level on points at the top of the Samba Nottinghamshire Senior League, Supported by Euro Soccer Company, Premier Division after they both won and previous leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers lost. Bingham’s goal difference is two better than Southwell’s, helped by a 3-0 win over Awsworth Villa, with goals from Michael Lucas, Jake Hardy and Euan Sweeting. A Calum Law hat-trick and one from Bradley Peace-McDonald put City four to the good at Bilborough Town but late strikes from Cardel Lubban and Poly Orjiewulu meant it finished 4-2.
Woodthorpe went down 3-1 at Keyworth United with Scott Litchfield, Lee Potts and Carey Knight scoring for the hosts. Markell Bailey replied for Rangers.
AFC Dunkirk are now level with Woodthorpe after coming from behind to beat Stapleford Town 5-3, which turned out to be Adam Campbell’s last match in charge of the Saxons. Nathaniel Appiah put Dunkirk ahead but Michael Robb and Junior Rodriguez turned the tables to give Stapleford a 2-1 half time lead. Appiah’s second levelled matters midway through the second half but Sam Harbottle restored Town’s advantage from the penalty spot. Danny Blanchard got Dunkirk’s second equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining before Luis Parkes and Jack Harrison sealed the win in the closing stages.
Joshua Stevenson and Scott Carlile gave Wollaton a 2-0 win at FC Cavaliers while Cotgrave made it eight games unbeaten with a stalemate at Sandiacre Town.
Attenborough’s new management team made it two wins from two as they saw off Calverton Miners Welfare 4-2. Adam Martin bagged a brace alongside Sam Poole and Adam Gillott efforts for Boro. Mark Draycott and Jason Hodson netted for Calvo, who had Dane Bennett sent off.
A solitary Pierce Hallam goal saw Aslockton & Orston to a 1-0 win at Magdala Amateurs.
The NSL will have two representatives in the semi-finals of the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy after West Bridgford AFC won 3-2 at Blidworth Welfare Red, including a brace for Marcus Browne, and a Thomas Siswick double helped Keyworth United Reserves to a 4-1 win over Fernwood Foxes.
Robin Hood Colts and Ruddington Village’s involvement in the competition came to an end, however, after they went out 4-1 to Nottingham and 5-4 on penalties to FC Sez, following a 2-2 draw, respectively.
Asha have made it to the final of the Derbyshire FA Junior Cup South with a 4-0 triumph in their semi-final against Stenson with goals from Sam Taylor (2), Lee Dixon and Jay Cooper.
In Division One, leaders AFC Top Valley came from 2-1 behind at half time to win 4-2 at Southwell City Reserves. Beeston equalised twice but ultimately fell just short as Gedling Southbank ran out 3-2 winners.
Roderik Valko and Tony Willson both scored twice for Bridgford United in their 5-2 win over Hucknall Town Development.
Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves lifted themselves off the foot of the table by beating Ravenshead 4-1 and Wollaton Reserves edged out Kirton Brickworks 2-1.
In Division Two, leaders United Grays consolidated top spot with an 8-1 win at Bilborough Town Community. Stapleford Town Reserves are six points behind but with three games in hand following their 4-0 win over Elston United that included a brace for James Aspinall.
Ruddington Village Reserves are two points further back but with two more games in hand. They were 4-3 winners at Clifton All Whites Development; Daniel Turner and Samuel Dunstan scored two apiece for Rudd, Ryan Mills netted twice for Clifton.
Jack Storrie bagged a brace for Pythian in their 3-1 win over Bingham Town Reserves and Shaun Smith netted a hat-trick for Beeston Old Boys Association as they overcame Barrowby 4-0.
Burton Joyce Reserves recorded their first win of the season as an Oliver Yeatman strike saw them beat Ravenshead Reds 1-0 and AFC Dunkirk Reserves leapfrogged Cotgrave Reserves in the table wih a 4-0 win over them on Friday night.
*Article provided by Robin Griffiths (Nottinghamshire Senior League Press Officer).
*Main image @n55ffc Bingham Town in action earlier this season.