Sandiacre Town (39 points), Southwell City, Woodthorpe Park Rangers, Keyworth United, Stapleford Town, and Ilkeston Town (33 points), are separated by just six points in the Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division following Saturday’s matches.
Of those six sides, Sandiacre, Southwell, and Stapleford all collected wins on the road against AFC Dunkirk, Ravenshead, and Aslockton & Orston respectively, whilst there was to be a huge win at home for Keyworth, they hitting nine without reply against a shell-shocked Ilkeston.
The leaders, they’d see Adam Gillott grab a brace in their 4-2 win away to Dunkirk, whilst at Keyworth, there’d be a treble of braces as Isaac Wealthall, Callum Wolloch, and substitute Tom Haw all struck two apiece, wrapping up a convincing win which moved them into fourth place.
A couple of other NSL Premier Division players were also at the double as Kirk Pemberton registered two for FC Sez in their 3-1 win at Cotgrave, and Riley Walker did the same as Attenborough won 5-1 away to FC Cavaliers; Wollaton won 2-0 at Bilborough Town, and the game between Awsworth Villa and Woodthorpe ended in a 1-1 draw.
Gedling Southbank were seen to close the gap on the top two sides in Division One when they overturned a half-time deficit to win 6-3 at Kirton Brickworks, Gianfranco Ciaurro scoring three times for the victors, who’ve now played more than those around them.
Beneath them just three points separate the next four sides, with three of those in action, two of whom drew, Meden Vale finishing 1-1 away to Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves, and Beeston for whom Tom Coupe netted twice, drew 2-2 at home to Ruddington Village.
The other of the top seven sides in the division, Beeston Old Boys Association, they enjoyed a 5-1 home win when hosting FC Geordie, both Gavin Carr and Shaun Smith at the double, and there was also a comfortable, 4-0 win for Hucknall Town Reserves when at Calverton Miners Welfare.
Division Two North is splitting a little at present, with Shirebrook Soldiers marching into the mix as five points now split the top three sides, Bestwood Colliery being held to a goalless draw at home to Blidworth, Nottingham Community won 3-1 when hosting Rushcliffe, and Shirebrook netted three in each half to see off Phoenix Inham, William Dodds with a hat-trick.
Meanwhile, those Division Two South high-fliers, East Leake Robins, pushed their goal difference to +84, from just fifteen games (fourteen wins, one loss); a 7-1 win at home to The Rossoneri, in which Mason Ball scored three, would see them moved eight clear of second place Bingham Town Reserves.
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @waby_peter action between Shirebrook Soldiers and Pheonix Inham which the home side won 6-0.