Newark Knocked Out Of Vase

Newark & Sherwood United were dismissed from the FA Vase at the weekend when going down 2-0 at home to Anstey Nomads, in the third round.

A crowd of 175 would see the visitors open the scoring after a minute, before progressing themselves with a second goal in the closing stages.

Meanwhile, on the league-front, Basford United lost 2-0 at home to Hitchin Town in the Southern League Central Division, and Worksop, thanks to a brace from substitute Vaughan Redford, won 3-2 at home to Ponterfact Collieries to continue their incredible, winning streak.

A plethora of games were played in the United Counties divisions, Notts sides having an unbeaten day in the Premier North, and highlighted by a 5-2 home win for Eastwood CFC over Leicester Nirvana.

Issac Morledge would score a goal in each half, whilst Jack Thatcher would also bag a brace, of penalties, sandwiched between, Etien Omari grabbing a decisive fifth, four minutes from time.

AFC Mansfield came from behind to see off visitors Leicester Nirvana 3-1, Kamani Wilson with two of the hosts’ three, second half goals, and Sherwood Colliery won 2-0 at home to Selston thanks to James Matthews and Dean Freeman.

Kimberley Miners Welfare, and visitors Heather St. John’s, shared six goals, as James Shaw bagged a hat-trick, Kimbo one of a host of clubs, eight of them, separated by just three points, from fourth to tenth.

In the UCL One, Hucknall Town moved up to fourth in the table following a 2-1 win away to local rivals, Radford, Craig Westcarr with an early brace for the victors, Kyle Stovell replying.

Dunkirk overturned a 2-1, half-time deficit, to win 4-3 at home to Gedling Miners Welfare as Jack Oldham netted for the hosts, and both Jack Jepson and Tyrell Shannon-Lewis affording Gedling the lead.

The hosts fired three, unanswered goals in succession, in the second period, Max Taylor and Joe Harrison netting within eight minutes of the restart, before Lamin Manneh added a fourth with eight minutes remaining, whilst Joshua Stevenson bagged the games seventh goal in the closing minutes.

The game between West Bridgford and Holwell Sports also saw seven goals scored as the hosts eased themselves to a 5-2 win, Ashley Butterworth with a second-half brace for the side currently third bottom.

Clifton All Whites won 2-1 away to Rainworth Miners Welfare, Aboo Bakr Younis with a brace for the victors as Southwell City lost by the same score away to Blackstones, and Clipstone crashed to a 4-1 loss when home to runaway leaders, Aylestone Park.

Retford snatched a point in the Northern Counties East Division One after trailing 2-0 away to Nostell Miners Welfare, Will Tomlinson and Oliver Lobley scoring in the final twelve minutes in a 2-2 draw; whilst Joe Lumley’s goal three minutes from time gave Ollerton Town all three points in a 1-0 home win over Horbury.

Teversal are joint-fourth in the Central Midlands South after they won 1-0 at home to Wirksworth Ivanhoe, Cameron Pinnick with the only goal, whilst Nottingham crashed to a 6-0 defeat at home to leaders Pinxton.

Meanwhile, the Nottinghamshire FA Trophy saw third round action, two, Central Midlands sides, Arnold Town and Linby Colliery Welfare, facing off, the latter edging a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Samuel Atkin (2) and Josh Melville, the hosts replying through Jamie Royle, and a 25-yard free-kick from Lewis Radford.

Other results in the competition saw Stapleford Town win 4-3 away to Beeston, and Keyworth United won 4-1 at Mansfield Hosiery Mills, Ruddington Village defeated visitors Ravenshead 2-0, and Aslockton & Orston edged hosts Clifton FCB 2-1.

As for the Nottinghamshire Senior League, Sandiacre Town lead by three points from Wollaton, with three games in hand, Yoan Penkov with the only goal of the formers’ win away to FC Sez, whilst the latter, they defeated visiting AFC Dunkirk 4-2 on Friday night.

Third place Woodthorpe Park Rangers crashed to a 5-1 loss away to Basford CFC, and Cotgrave picked up a 4-1 win at Radcliffe Olympic.

Southwell City Reserves lead Division One although they were held to a 1-1 draw with Stapleford Town Reserves; South Notts hold a one-point advantage in Division Two but were thrashed 6-1 at Keyworth United Reserves, and second place Shirebrook Soldiers have five games in hand; whilst in Division Three it’s Southwell City Development leading the way but also lost at the weekend when going down 2-1 at home to Trent Vineyard.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @RobCurrell Liam Mays in action for Newark & Sherwood.

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