NSL Roundup: Southbank Hit For Eight

As focus was on the Notts FA Trophy at the weekend, the Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League would only see the two matches played in its Premier Division, FC Sez moving up to seventh, on goal difference, with a home win against Ilkeston.

Keyworth United and Sandiacre Town still lead the way, the pair joint top of the division, followed by Southwell City and Woodthorpe Park Rangers, however the 3-1 win for Sez boosted their hopes of gate-crashing the top five – goals coming from Luke Williams, Sam McElroy, and Taylor Gardner.

At the other end of the table meanwhile, Aslockton & Orston afforded themselves breathing space when they won 2-1 away to bottom club FC Cavaliers, victory moving them three clear of third bottom Attenborough.

Although they’ve played two more than second place Radcliffe Olympic, Division One leaders, West Bridgford, romped past the fifty point mark, with a more than comfortable, 8-0 demolition of third place Gedling Southbank, at the Regatta Way Sports Ground.

Notching four in each half, the new, divisional leaders, saw Christopher Richards fire a four-goal salvo en route to victory, whilst Lewis Heron added a brace to the rout; further goals from West came via substitutes Brandon Curran and Sam McGrath with the visitors finishing the game with nine men.

Radford Reserves kept within touching distance of the three with a lone-goal success at home to FC Geordie, Brontae Wint with the only goal of the game, whilst fifth place AFC Top Valley have a number of games in hand on those above them, ones that, should they win, will move them top.

Three sides in Division One registered three goals in their respective victories as Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves won 3-1 at home to Beeston, substitute Archie Brown with a brace, whilst Southwell City Reserves won 3-0 at Beeston OBA, and Stapleford Town Reserves won 3-1 at Kirton Brickworks.

The remaining game in the division would see a lone strike from Benjamin Rosser, in the early exchanges, be enough for Pythian to seal a 1-0 win away to Calverton Miners Welfare in the battle of the bottom two.

Division One North was primarily about home successes, the top two both enjoying home comforts as leaders Nottingham Community won 2-1 against third place Shirebrook Soldiers, Baba Cham and Adam Walker netting, whilst Bestwood Colliery won 4-2 against fourth place FC Mansfield, goals coming via Jake Fisher (42 goals in 19 games this season), Kasey Fisher (11 goals in 19 games), Macauley Tinsley, and Charlie Breslin.

Fifth place Netherfield Seniors picked up a 3-2 home win over Blidworth Welfare Red whilst Arnold Town Reserves, themselves second bottom, won for only the third time in the league this season when defeating mid-table Trent Vineyard 3-0, goals coming from Truzzel Spencer, Kian Leavesley and Jordan Sergeant.

East Leake Robins extended their lead at the top of Division Two North to twelve months, and their unbeaten run to a dozen games when winning 1-0 away to West Bridgford Reserves, Keyworth United Reserves are a further four points back in third place after they drew 2-2 at Elston United.

Meanwhile, in the Foundation Division, Carlton Town Lions have a six point gap on second place South Notts, and eight on third place Bull Farm (having played two games more) after a 4-1 win away to Sutton Travellers, both sides finishing with ten men.

Joshua Braddow would net what proved a consolation for the hosts, with the Lions registering through that of George Hawkins, Bailey Kilcullen, Aaron Sisson and Joshua Walters, to keep them out in front, whilst the game at the bottom end of the table yielded some twelve goals.

Rushcliffe Reserves welcomed Wollaton Reserves to the Clifton Football Centre and both sides notched six apiece in a high-scoring, 6-6 draw, James Melbourne with a brace for the hosts; Wollaton meanwhile, they led by two at the interval, and at one point were even 3-0 ahead, before earning a share of the spoils, Liam Taylor with a brace of his among the visiting scorers.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @robhornby action between West Bridgford AFC and Gedling Southbank which ended 8-0.

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