Southwell Win Opener At New Home

November 14 would see Southwell City was goodbye to their now former home, the Memorial Ground, with a match between John Campbell’s ’01 Squad, and Brett Marshall’s Best of the Rest, over three decades of stars turning out to say goodbye.

On November 27, in the Euro Soccer Notts Senior League Premier Division, Southwell City hosted Keyworth United in the first-ever game at their new home, the Centenary Ground, earning a 1-0 win, and extending their current, unbeaten run, to eleven matches (won nine, drawn two).

Calum Law would be seen to go off injured within eight minutes of the restart, following a goalless first half, Fraser Bricknell coming on in his place and, five minutes later, following a free kick from right by Will Stocks, Bricknell would sneak, and slide in and the back post, to snatch the only goal of the game.

Southwell’s starting eleven for their first game in their new home was – Ryan Fletcher, Callum Leach, Bradley Peace McDonald, Blair Bryant, Samuel Johnson, Matthew Bowles, James Archer, Anthony Newton, Ben Selby, William Stocks, Calum Law.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Woodthorpe Park Rangers took over leadership, by a point from Ilkeston FCB, as the former won 4-2 at home to FC Sez, whilst on the Friday night, Ilkeston were felled when home to Awsworth Villa.

At Woodthorpe, their match-winner would come in the shape of Dalton Stephens, he bagging a treble in the win, Connor Scott-Parkin with the other, whilst beneath them, three other sides are in shouting distance, three points splitting them.

Of the games also played, both FC Dunkirk, and Ravenshead, bagged four apiece on the road, the former winning 4-1 at Aslockton & Orston, whilst the latter saw off hosts FC Cavaliers 4-2, Martin McDonagh and Perris Thomas both scoring braces.

West Bridgford and Ruddington Village both top scored in Division One after they notched six at home, against Beeston Development, and Pythian, respectively, Devontei Gibson with three and Jerome Tomlinson two for a West side her were two to the good at the break.

Meden Vale Colts meanwhile defeated leaders Radcliffe Olympic, 3-1 as Jordan Smith, Nick Westerman, and substitute George Camps, all scored for the hosts, Benjamin Castell for the visitors inside half-an-hour.

Meanwhile the fame between Hucknall Town Reserves and Gedling Southbank would see the two sides share four goals. A hard-fought encounter would see Hucknall’s second string net through Jamie Slack and Leon Ofosu, Gedling replying through Dean Gent and Tommy Lees-Collier.

Nottingham Community moved level on points with Bestwood Colliery atop of the Division Two North, they playing in the only match contested, seeing off visitors Netherfield Seniors, 5-2; leading 3-1 at the break, the hosts saw themselves home with goals from Adam Walker (3), Kain Bell and Nicky Jonesboro, the Seniors replying through Liam McElhone and James Needham.

Division Two South meanwhile is fronted by an East Leake Robins side who boast an impressive, eight-point lead, after they defeated visitors Pass Move Grin Reserves 4-0, whilst just five points split the next five sides.

The Robins would register via James Dalton, Charlie Eggleston, Thomas Hardy and Daniel Starbuck, whilst Bingham Town Reserves would win 6-0 away to Colsterworth Sports & Social, and Keyworth Reserves won 4-2 on the road at Fenwood Foxes in other games.

There was also one game played in the NSL Development Cup when, at the Trent Vale Road Sports Ground, hosts Beeston Development were emphatically dismissed at the hands of Basford United Development.

In what was a mid-morning kick-off, the visitors, in winning 6-1, would net through a Lui Bull hat-trick, a brace from captain Charlie Fox, and Lynden Joyce also getting in on the act.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @JimBethell an opening win at their new home for Southwell City.

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