Retford Through In Floodlit Cup

As the rain lashed down throughout Tuesday, a number of midweek matches were postponed yesterday. Notts County were about to set off for Dover in the National League when they were told the pitch on the Kent coast, not for the first time this season, was unplayable due to washout, whilst Selston FC, excited by their Notts FA County Cup tie scheduled for tonight against Nottingham Forest U23’s, has been put back to a later date, with the clubs Parish Hall Ground, notable for bogginess, soaked again by the past few days rain.

Luckily tonight’s County Cup Quarter Finals clash between Ollerton Town of the Northern Counties East League and Carlton Town of the Northern Premier League should go ahead, a 7:45pm kick off is scheduled at Walesby Lane and a cracker will no doubt be in store under the lights, for updates it would be advisable to go to the two clubs Twitter pages for any news of changes.

No thanks to the rain, Teversal’s Northern Counties East League Division One match at Hallam also fell victim to the weather yesterday, Retford FC are due to face Brigg Town in the same division tonight with a lunchtime pitch inspection in place to decide whether that game will go ahead in East Yorkshire.

In the United Counties League First Division last night, Clifton All Whites were beaten 4-3 at top of the table Hinkley in a game of two halves with the home side scoring all their goals to the good in the first half and Clifton replying with all three of theirs in the second. Josh Gardner and Adam Khan (twice) replying for the away side who are currently fourteenth in the table.

In the Central Midlands League’s Abacus Lighting Floodlit Cup Quarter Finals, Retford United beat Harworth Colliery 2-0 thanks to goals from Brandon Kane and Charlie Dawes. Blidworth Welfare received an away walk-over from their tie with Askern Miners which see’s them straight into the semi-finals.

Like many others, Newark Town’s match at Sherwood Colliery Welfare Reserves, also in the Floodlit Cup, fell victim to the weather, they’ll have to do it again at a later date with Dinnington Town of South Yorkshire, the other side to make it to the last four.

*Main image @RetfordUnited the Badgers are through to the last four in the CML Cup.

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