NSL Roundup: Still Tight At The Top

The top two sides in the Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division are currently matching results, and, with only two points splitting the top four sides, it’s going to be an interesting, second half to the season.

Keyworth United currently lead by a point from second place Stapleford Town, both of whom won 3-1 on Saturday afternoon, the former though have a game in hand.

The leaders would won on the road at mid-table Wollaton as Thomas Siswick registered twice, Adam Wright the other, for their eighth win in twelve, Stapleford meanwhile, they saw off visitors Ravenshead by the same margin.

It was also Town’s eighth win, but in eleven outings, and they would see that of Anthony Peach, Michael Robb, and Surafel Tefera register, their goal difference already twice as much as their early title rivals.

With Sandiacre Town inactive, Woodthorpe Park Rangers moved level in joint-second, following a 2-1 home win over fourth placed Ilkeston, who themselves still boast a few games on the leading pack.

The two remaining, Premier Division games would see Cotgrave and FC Cavaliers involved in an eight-goal game, the hosts registering six, Lee Potts with a brace in a 6-2 victory, whilst a brace from Calum Law was enough for Southwell City to see off hosts Attenborough,

Radcliffe Olympic’s five-point advantage atop of the First Division was maintained in emphatic fashion after they won 7-1 away to Pythian, both Oliver Burrows, and Benjamin Castell, each scoring a goal per half, whilst there were further goals from Michael Moussa, Andrew McLean, and substitute Wil Rainford.

Joint-second duo, Top Valley and Gedling Southbank, both picked up home victories, the former defeating Beeston Old Boys Association 2-1, and the latter, a 5-0 success over Redford Reserves, with five different scorers.

Beneath the top three, just a point separates fourth to eighth consisting of Beeston, West Bridgford, Beeston OBA, Radford Res, and Hucknall Res respectively.

Nottingham Community moved within three points of Division Two North leaders, Bestwood Colliery, and with a game in hand, after Saturday’s comfortable 8-2 win, away to Phoenix Inham.

As neither side are yet lose this season, the Community side registered their sixth win in seven outings with Jayden Wilkes bagging a brace, alongside further efforts from that of Kain Bell, Baba Cham, Damilola Sanusi, Moussa Sylla, and substitutes Shardan Buchanan, and Nathan Williams; the replies, from Inham, came via Kia Leibers, and Aaron Saxton

Shirebrook Soldiers meanwhile moved into fourth place with a comfortable, 5-0 home win, over Arnold Town Reserves as Keane Darby notched two alongside goals from Jack Lyons, Robbie Savage, and Lewis Simpson.

Beeston Reserves, who’ve been on the receiving end of some bad results already this season, dished out some retribution on Saturday, whilst collecting their first win of the season, seeing off visitors Pass Move Grin Reserves 9-3.

Leading 5-1 at the interval, the often beleaguered hosts would see Luke Barson fire a five-goal salvo whilst being helped by further goals from Arron Darch, Tom Line, Joshua Taylor, and substitute Noah Lacey, Cameron Forbes scored two of the visitors three consolations.

There was also a 2-0 win for Bingham Town Reserves away to high-flying Fenwood Foxes, Jacob Boyes and Matthew Snelgrove with the goals, whilst in the Foundation Division there was a big win for AFC Bull Farm, 12-0 at home to Phoenix Inham Reserves.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @StickyPalms Wollaton and Keyworth lining up to remember our fallen heroes.

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