NSL Roundup: Villa & Rudd Reach Semis

Awsworth Villa and Ruddington Village have reached the semi-finals of this seasons Nottinghamshire FA Senior Trophy following their respective victories at the weekend.

The former of the two edged past hosts Wollaton 2-1, whilst the latter required penalties to defeat visiting Southwell City, winning 6-5 following a 1-1 draw.

In the Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Keyworth United regained leadership after a 3-0 win at home Stapleford Town as Ian Marley, Jahred Russell, Ryan Smith netted, with four points still separating the top four sides.

Sixth place Clifton All Whites won 2-1 at mid-table Cotgrave, and the game between FC Sez and Aslockton & Orston finished in a 1-1 draw; second place Sandiacre meanwhile dropped to a 2-1 reverse when at Attenborough.

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Division One would see the top two both claim victories on the road, West Bridgford winning 3-1 at Southwell City Reserves, and Radcliffe Olympic claiming a 4-1 win at Kirton Brickworks; Christopher Richards with a brace for the leaders.

Radford Reserves, in third, won 3-2 at Pythian, whilst Gedling Southbank (4th) and AFC Top Valley (6th) have games in hand on those above; Gedling winning 3-2 at home to FC Geordie.

Other results in Division One saw Beeston win 4-0 at home to Hucknall Reserves, Lee Fowler with a brace, Meden Vale claimed a big, 6-1 win, at home Beeston Old Boys Association as Brandon Clarke scored three and Nick Westerman two, whilst Calverton Miners Welfare picked up their first win of the campaign, 3-2 away to Kimberley Miners Welfare.

Nottingham Community snatched back leadership of Division Two North over Bestwood Colliery, heading on goal difference after they won 4-0 against visitors Phoenix Inham, Kain Bell at the double, Bestwood though have two games in hand.

Shirebrook Soldiers and FC Mansfield keep up the pressure on the top two with their respective away wins, the former winning 3-2 at Arnold Town Reserves, and the latter taking a 4-2 at Blidworth Welfare Red.

Bingham Town Reserves closed the gap on Division Two South leaders, East Leake Robins, to six points, after a 3-0 home win over Elston United, goals coming from Jacob Boyes, Phil Leggett, and substitute Dan Draycott.

Third place AC United meanwhile won 1-0 at home to Cotgrave Reserves, the goal coming from Courtney Valentine, whilst Burton Joyce Senior Blue, and Fenwood Foxes, both claimed 3-2 home wins when opposing West Bridgford Reserves, and Beeston Reserves, respectively.

Carlton Town Lions lost for the fourth time this season, losing 4-3 when away to Stapleford Town Development, whilst third place Sutton Travellers were held to a 3-3 draw away to fifth place AFC Bull Farm.

The other game played, in the NSL Intermediate Cup, saw Bestwood Colliery get the better of East Leake Robins, to reach the final, winning 2-1, thanks to goals from Kai Byron and Kasey Fisher, the Robins replying via substitute Charlie Eggleston.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @Grassroot_TV Wollaton score their penalty in defeat to Awsworth.

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