Ollerton Beat Retford In North Notts Derby

Several Nottinghamshire sides are in the Second Qualifying Round of this season’s FA Vase, although one, Dunkirk, are being made to wait an FA decision to decide whom their opponents would be.

Of the eight sides present, that of Newark & Sherwood United, Dunkirk, Ollerton Town, Gedling Miners Welfare, and Retford, were all afforded byes, with Dunkirk having to wait on the FA decision, why, well the game between Saffron Dynamo and Ingles saw extra-time played (the hosts ‘won’ in extra-time, however, the tie should have gone straight to penalties).

Meanwhile, of those that did play at the weekend, Blidworth Welfare won away to Selston on Friday night, the victors taking a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Luke Bacon, Jack Thatcher and Jack Warner, Lewis Fantom netting for the hosts.

On Saturday, Luis Rose would bag himself a hat-trick as Sherwood Colliery romped to a 5-1 home win over Barrow Town, and this after being a goal down at the break, Radford progressed on penalties following a goalless draw when home to Boston Town, and two goals from James Shaw helped Kimberley Miners Welfare progress on the back of a 3-0 win over visitors Hucknall Town.

The draw for the next round of the FA Vase (concerning Notts clubs), to played late September, is as follows –

FA VASE SECOND QUALIFYING (ties to be played, weekend of 24/09/22)

Blidworth Welfare vs. Ollerton Town; Cammell Laird vs. Retford; Gedling Miners Welfare vs. Belper United; Melton Town vs. Kimberley Miners Welfare; Newark & Sherwood United vs. Sleaford Town; Radford vs. Aylestone Park; Saffron Dynamo/Ingles vs. Dunkrk; Sherwood Colliery vs. Lutterworth Town

Goals from Gregg Smith and Ben Starkie earned Basford United the points when home to Leiston, in the Southern Premier League, whilst there was to be mixed fortunes for the two, Northern Premier East sides, Carlton Town and Worksop Town.

Carlton were on the end of a 5-0 thumping in the north-east, the hosts’ Lewis Green with a brace as he opened and closed the scoring for Consett, whilst Worksop, they saw off visitors Dunston UTS 3-1 at home, a late consolation from Jake Jenson in van as the hosts claimed the points with goals from Paul Green, Jay Rollins, and Terry Hawkridge.

Into the United Counties League and Newark & Sherwood United picked up the points with a 2-1 win at home to Belper United, whilst Eastwood CFC lost 2-0 on the road at Anstey Nomads, in the Premier Division.

Division One sides not on Vase duty saw little result for their work in the league, Dunkirk drawing 2-2 away to Holwell Sport, and Newark being held to a 1-1 draw at Aylestone Park; Gelding Miners Welfare meanwhile lost 3-2 at home to Birstall United, and West Bridgford were on the wrong end of a 5-0 drubbing, when at Kirby Muxloe.

There was a local affair in the Northern Counties as Retford fell to a 4-1 defeat at home to Ollerton Town, highlights from the game here.

The visitors found themselves a goal to the good at the break, Jake Squires netting with a little over ten minutes of the first half remaining, firing home a low effort from some 25 yards; Retford would find themselves down to ten men early in the second period when Zach Casburn received a second yellow and, minutes later, the visitors doubled their lead.

A clearance from the hosts only made Alfie Dodsworth and he fired into the top corner, the same player making it three before the hour mark, he curling a left foot effort, on the edge of the box, into the bottom corner.

Retford would pull a goal back with twenty minutes remaining, Matt Parkin firing home from twelve yards after a spot-kick had been awarded for handball but, with a little over five minutes remaining, Ollerton restored their three goal cushion when Ollie Grady finds himself one-on-one with Jon Kennedy, and proceeds to finish into an empty net – the goal coming after a second red for the hosts after Haydn Goddard also received a second yellow.

The two sides lined up for the local affair, as follows –

Retford – Jon Kennedy, George White, Haydn Goddard, Drew Allwood, Matt Parkin, Liam Bennett, Luke Abdy, Jack Johnson, Charlie Baird, Zach Casburn, Jack Walters

Ollerton – Owen Evans, Sam Geeves, Lewis Murr, Joe Lumley, George Slack, Joe Turner, Ben Partridge, Nathan Murr, Jack Squires, Ollie Grady, Alfie Dodsworth

The Central Midlands League would see Retford United continue their good start to the new campaign when they won 3-0 away to Club Thorne in the Premier North clash on Friday.

Tom Brook and Niall Smith both netted in the first period for the visitors, whilst Charlie Dawes wrapped up the points in the second period; the Badgers have at least two in hand on sides above them as they collected a third win in three outings.

SJR Worksop also collected a big win, seeing off visitors Kiveton Miners Welfare 5-2 at home, Taylor Thackery with a brace for the victors, whilst in the Premier South Arnold Town and Mansfield Hosiery Mills played out a 1-1 draw, and Teversal lost 2-1 at home to Cromford & Wirksworth, and the game between Nottingham and Clay Cross Town was abandoned just after the hour mark.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @Retford_FC action at Retford as Ollerton beat their hosts.

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