Tigers Snatch Win To Go Fourteen Unbeaten

Worksop Town’s winning streak in the Northern Premier League East Division continued on Saturday afternoon when coming from behind away to Ossett United.

Goalless at the break, the hosts led though Bradley Grayson within ten minutes of the restart, the visiting Tigers battling away before snatching the points with two goals in the closing stages.

Jay Rollins equalised with eight minutes remaining after substitute Luke Hall rounded his marker to deliver a cross perfect for Rollins to put away at the back post; then, with the game heading into stoppage time, and a draw looking the most likely, a clearance from the home ‘keeper falls to James Hanson, who smashes a volley back into the top corner for the winner.

That goal extended the Tigers’ league winning streak to an impressive fourteen games, with them top of the table having won fourteen and drawn one of their sixteen outings, are two points ahead of second place Stockton Town, and have a game in hand on all those beneath them.

Carlton Town meanwhile are fourth bottom and suffered a 4-1 loss at home to Lincoln United, the visitors, with two goals in each half, seeing Tobias Liversidge bag a hat-trick, Carlton’s Kyle Tomlin with the consolation after twenty-five minutes.

In the United Counties Premier Division North, Newark & Sherwood United are fourth following a 2-2 draw away to Belper United, Luke White with both of the Highwaymen’s goals, early in the first, and late in the second.

Kimberley Miners Welfare meanwhile, in seventh, claimed a 4-2 win away to Wisbech Town as they look to build a promotion-charge.

Nathan Banton opened the scoring early on, Kimberley leading by that at the interval, and, although the hosts saw a player dismissed, made a real go of it on the restart.

Goals from Tom Jones and James Shaw saw the advantage at three within ten minutes of the second period starting, whilst George Zuerner bagged a brace for the hosts to keep them in the hunt for what, at one point, looked an unlikely result for the hosts.

However, a late goal from the visitors Aaron Coyle, with four minutes remaining, saw all three points head back to Nottinghamshire, whilst mid-table Sherwood Colliery were also amongst the goals when at Pinchbeck United.

Eight goals were netted there, the Colliers with six of them, Luis Rose notching a hat-trick in a 6-2 win, other goals coming from Ethan Wiesztort, Aaron Korpal and William Norcross, as Selston, AFC Mansfield, and Eastwood CFC, all suffered defeat on the road, the latter going down 7-0 awayn to Deeping Rangers.

The UCL Division One sees five Notts clubs holding fourth to eighth in the table as Newark and Radford faced each other, the hosts winning 3-2, Hucknall Town didn’t play, Clipstone lost at home to St. Amdrews, and Dunkirk were held to a 2-2 draw when at Harrowby United.

Gedling Miners Welfare moved up to sixteenth following a 4-1 win at home to Barrow Town as Courtney Hastings, Tyrell Shannon-Lewis, Kieran Harrison and Semilore Kassim, and lowly West Bridgford took the points in a relegation battle at Grantham Town.

Two to the good at the break, the Notts side took the points with braces from Zachary Hill and Ashley Butterworth, and one from Henry Gardner.

Mixed fortunes in the Northern Counties East Division One as Retford found themselves on the end of a 6-1 hammering at home to Campion, and Ollerton Town won 2-0 away to Selby Town, whilst in the Central Midland League North, both Notts clubs won on the road.

Retford United have now won thirteen straight at the top of the division, and are ten clear of second place Thorne Colliery when collection a routine, 3-0 win, away to Yorkshire Main, goals coming from Jordan Turner, Tom Brook, and Jonathan Froggatt, and mid-table SJR Worksop, they eased to a 4-0 win when at AFC Phoenix after goals from Tom Mullen (2), Scott Wesley, and Hakim Johnson.

Teversal currently hold fourth in the Premier South after they won 2-0 at home to Holbrook St. Michaels, Jack Parkes with a brace; Linby Colliery Welfare, and Arnold Town, are mid-table, both sides having drawn at the weekend, the former, 2-2 at Wirksworth Ivanhoe as Samuel Atkin and Rory Smith netted, whilst the latter drew 1-1 at Ashland Rovers, Tyler Cobb netting.

The other game would see third bottom Nottingham lose 2-1 away to Graham Street Prims, whilst in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division, Sandiacre Town and Woodthorpe Park Rangers are joint-top with 26 points, the former having two games in hand, the latter having dropped points in a 3-3 draw at home to Radcliffe Olympic at the weekend, and with six different scorers.

Keyworth United, also with two in hand on Woodthorpe, are third following a 3-1 win away to AFC Dunkirk, Ryan Smith with a brace, Wollaton, and Top Valley making up the top five after they were both held to 1-1 draws against Stapleford Town (seventh) and Ravenshead (bottom) respectively.

The two other games in the NSL Premier would contain five and four goals each, Basford CFC winning 3-2 at home to Awsworth Villa, and Aslockton & Orston share the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Borrowash Victoria.

Southwell City Reserves have a three-point advantage in Division One following a 3-0 home win over Meden Vale Colts; Division Two leaders, South Notts, fell to a 4-3 loss away to Wollaton Reserves and, although hold a solitary point advantage on second place Shirebrook, the Soldiers and others, have four games in hand.

Southwell City Development hold a five-point advantage atop of Division Three and won 4-0 away to Ravenshead Reds as Oliver Green scored twice; as for the Development Division, West Bridgford Colts Devs moved joint-top on twenty points from nine games having defeated leaders, and hosts, Basford CFC U21S, 6-1, Alfie Clark with a hat-trick, and a brace from substitute Kwesi Wireko.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @worksoptownfc Jay Rollins with a late leveller for Worksop.

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