Dunkirk Win Thriller – Midweek Roundup

Whilst the elite rest up ahead of the International window, there’s been plenty of midweek action in non-league football for our Notts clubs this week with the highest ranked of those, Worksop Town unfortunately beaten in the Northern Premier League East Division at Marske United on Tuesday night.

The Tigers lost 3-2 after their hosts took the lead from the spot four minutes ahead of half time, Lewis Gibbens quickly squared things up ahead of the break but just eight minutes into the second half Marske scored again, and on the 72nd minute Curtis Round all but rounded things off, despite a late Lewis Hardy goal for Worksop on 84, they couldn’t force a leveller in the final few minutes.

Worksop currently sit seventh in the division with 22 points from 14 played and face Lincoln United on Saturday in a local derby at Ashby Avenue.

No league action in the NPL for either Basford United or Carlton Town this weekend as both sides are in the FA Trophy First Round. Carlton who are going well in their league, fourth placed in the Midland Division, take on Stourbridge, these days of the Southern League Central Division, at the Bill Stokeld Stadium, whilst Basford United who are 8th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, travel to Liversedge of the Northern Counties East League.

No action either in the NCEL for our local sides in midweek with Sherwood Colliery going well in fourth, next up against a side they have recently beaten in the cup Eccleshill United, having won their last four matches in all competitions. Sherwood have an exciting Notts Senior Cup game at home to Basford United on the 16th November which is sure to attract a decent crowd their Debdale Lane Ground.

Another local representative in the NCEL Premier Division, AFC Mansfield, lost 5-1 at top of the table Grimsby Borough at the weekend, they sit twelfth in the table and take on Winterton Rangers on Saturday at the Forest Town Arena.

In arguably the game of the week at the Riverside, Dunkirk FC came back from 3-0 down against West Bridgford in their Uhlsport United Counties League Division One match to win a thriller 4-3.

It was all going terribly wrong for the Boatmen who had Oliver Robinson sent off on the hour but with ten men, Scott Litchfield bagged a hat-trick before a 92nd minute winner for Jake Holt nicked all the points to spark off wild celebrations amongst the players and staff.

Elsewhere in the division Kimberley Miners Welfare beat Clifton All Whites 3-0 with an early striker for Sam Brown followed by second half goals from Michael Pearson and Lewis Rose.

Gedling Miners Welfare were beaten at home 1-2 against Harrowby United.

With that win, Kimberley Miners Welfare are second in the division a point behind Aylestone Park who have played a game less. Radford are fourth ahead of Hucknall Town in fifth with Dunkirk up to eighth. West Bridgford are eleventh, Gedling Miners Welfare fifteenth whilst Clifton looking precariously over their shoulder in 19th just two places above the drop zone, all be it thankfully with an eight point cushion.

In the division above, Eastwood, Newark and Selston all sit in the lower half of the table with one eye on those below them, Eastwood host unbeaten leaders Long Eaton United on Saturday whilst Selston visit Holbeach and Newark take the quaint trip to the East Coast and play Skegness Town.

*Main image @Dunkirk_FC unbelievable scenes as Jonny Hoult scores a late winner for Dunkirk.

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