There was plenty of league and cup action in the Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League at the weekend, especially with numerous of matches in that of the NSL Senior, Intermediate, and Junior cup competitions.
In the main, NSL Senior Cup, extra-time was needed at the Welfare Club as host Cotgrave exited at the hands of visiting Awsworth Villa, in a game that finished 4-4 in normal time, and would witness some eleven goals overall.
Both sides had players notching hat-tricks, Stuart Smith for the hosts and Tristan Comery the visitors, however, further efforts from Matthew Antcliff with two, and Steven Bonel, saw the Villa through.
Elsewhere in the NSL Senior, Ilkeston won 4-2 away to Attenborough, and Southwell City enjoyed a 3-1 home win over Keyworth United.
The Intermediate Cup would see Shirebrook Soldiers edge a five-goal thriller when home to Hucknall Town Reserves, Robbie Savage with a brace for the victors, whilst in the Junior Cup there was numerous goals registered in the five games played, Carlton Lions and Basford Development both notching nine at home, Southwell Development with five away, and a big win at Arnold.
Eagle Valley played host to the Junior Cup match between Arnold Town Reserves (Division Two North), and visiting Wollaton Reserves Foundation Division).
Truzzel Spencer registered for the hosts, however, ten minutes into the second period, the dismissal of David Falode perhaps played into the visitors favour, Wollaton’s second string netting through Charlie Sanders, six minutes before the break, the interval seeing the sides level.
The game would proceed into extra-time, and would come within a whisker of needing penalties, before Dan McClean popped up, in the last minute of extra-time, to grasp victory for the visitors.
As for Carlton Lions and Basford Development, they defeated Aslockton & Orton Reserves (9-1) and South Notts (9-3) respectively.
On the league front, and in the Euro Soccer NSL Premier Division, Sandiacre Town went top and moved two points ahead of Keyworth United after they saw off visiting Ravenshead, who are mid-table, 5-2, Tom Slade with a second-half brace for the victors.
Other results in the top division saw Bilborough win 4-1 at home to FC Cavaliers, FC Sez win 3-0 at Aslockton & Orton, and Woodthorpe Park Rangers, who moved into fourth, edge hosts Wollaton 2-1.
Radcliffe Olympic are currently four clear atop of Division One after they defeated visitors West Bridgford 2-0, Christian Montezola and Nick Levack with the goals, whilst Beeston, who have played a handful more than those around them, are second, by a point, following a 1-0 home win over Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.
That chasing pack in Div. One is tight, four clubs sitting on 20 points, with Top Valley, Beeston Old Boys, Radford Reserves and Gedling Southbank all hunting top spot, although Radford lost 4-1 at home to Pythian at the weekend, and Beeston OBA won 2-0 at Stapleford Reserves.
Contrasting outcomes are shown in the two Division Two leagues, Bestwood Colliery boasting a six point advantage on Notts Community as they won 3-1 away to Trent Vineyard, Macauley Tinsley with a brace, whilst FC Mansfield moved behind Netherfield Seniors, on goal-difference, after they defeated them 3-2 at home.
Meanwhile, at the top of Division Two South, East Leake Robins and Fenwood Foxes are level pegging on 21 points each, although the Robins do have a game in hand and won 4-0 at home to West Bridgford Reserves, Thomas Handy with a brace, whilst the Foxes were held to a 2-2 draw at Keyworth Reserves.
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @ajbarber1694 action between Arnold and Wollaton Reserves.