Ollerton Back On Top

Ollerton Town are back on top of the East Midlands Counties League after a late show against West Bridgford at the Fast Frame whilst the days previous leaders Eastwood were beaten by Belper United.

It wasn’t until the 89th minute against a plucky opponent in West Bridgford that the home team took the lead when a defensive error allowed Ben Partridge to round the goalkeeper and give Dave Winter’s side a long awaited lead and in stoppage time as the visitors from Trentside attacked in vain it was left to Connor Green who hammered home any hope of a leveller by going up the other end to net after good work by Bingham.

A 2-0 win which in the end looked more convincing than it actually was but the three huge points take the Town to the top after Eastwood were beaten by a 79th minute winner at Belper. In beating Eastwood, Belper go level on points with them and up to second in the table a point behind Ollerton who have 22 from 9 games played.

Elsewhere it was a good night for Gedling Miners Welfare who beat Barrow Town 4-1 in Leicestershire as Courtney Hastings and Charlie Roberts netted first half goals. Former Carlton & Basford striker Ruben Wiggins-Thomas then scored before the home side pulled one back but Wiggins-Thomas rounded things off in the 89th minute with a fourth for the yellows that see’s them move to fifteenth in the table with games in hand on those around them.

It wasn’t such a good night for Teversal as they were beaten in their local derby match at Shirebrook Town. Thomas Widdowson gave Tevie the lead on the half hour but two goals before half time turned the match around with the Derbyshire outfit edging victory.

In the Northern Counties East League last night Retford FC moved up to sixth in the First Division after a 2-1 win at Swallownest with both goals coming in the final ten minutes from Luke Abdy after the home side took an early lead. That win is Retford’s third on the bounce as they head in to lockdown as one of the form sides in the division.

Finally in the Central Midlands League North Retford United beat Newark Town 2-1 at Cannon Park to go second in the table level on points with Clay Cross Town whilst in the South Division Arnold Town were beaten 2-0 at home to Nottingham, Ashland Rovers edged Linby Colliery Welfare 1-0 in their derby game whilst Blidworth Welfare beat Sherwood Colliery Reserves to stay top.

*Main image @NigelOwen65 two late goals for Ollerton proving decisive.

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