The FA Trophy and FA Vase featured heavily this past Saturday across Nottinghamshire’s non-league scene, the county having clubs partaking in each as Carlton Town progressed to the next round of the former competition, and the likes of Sherwood Colliery, Eastwood, and Kimberley Miners Welfare, progressing in the latter.
In the Trophy, Carlton reached the next round following a narrow, 2-1 home win, over visiting Chasetown, the hosts having taking a two-goal, interval lead thanks to efforts from Niall Davie, with a penalty inside five minutes, and Khyle Sargeant just before the half hour mark.
The Vase meanwhile saw Sherwood Colliery continue their impressive start to the season as they won 4-1 away to GNG Oadby Town, Kieran Knight firing a hat-trick alongside one from Craig Westcarr, and Eastwood also hit four on the road as they won 4-2 at local rivals, Southwell City, Tyler Blake with a brace for the victors.
Gedling Miners Welfare progressed to the next round when they saw off visiting Selston, 3-1, Kieran Harrison with a brace as well one for Buba Ceesay, with other Notts clubs falling by the wayside; Retford, Newark Town, and Clifton All Whites all lost on penalties with the latter two away from home – Retford lost to visiting Droyslden, Liam Frost having scored from the spot during the game whilst Newark went down at Lincoln United and Clifton AW at Ingles, all three games having finished in 1-1 draws.
Clipstone were beaten 1-0 at Shirebrook Town, Hucknall Town lost 3-1 away to Boston Town, and Ollerton were on the end of a 6-0 reverse when home to Sleaford Town on an afternoon of mixed fortunes.
There was plenty of league action as well, the county’s two, Northern Premier League Premier Division sides losing on the road in their respective games, Basford losing 1-0 at Hyde United, and Worskop being edged in a seven-goal thriller when at Radcliffe Borough, Liam Hughes with a brace and one from Vaughan Redford.
The one, United Counties Premier North game involving a Notts game saw Newark & Sherwood United held to a 2-2 draw when home to Pinchbeck United, Luke White and Tom Jones netting in each half for the hosts, whilst plenty of goals were netted in the UCL Division One games.
Connaire Seery bagged a hat-trick as Radford enjoyed a 6-1 romp at home to fellow Notts club, Sandiacre Town, and West Bridgford were involved in a 3-3 draw at home to Kirby Muxloe with Callum Wolloch, Ryan Smith and Ryan Krause all netting, whilst Rainworth Miners Welfare fell to a 5-1 defeat at home to Harrowby United, Thomas Marshall with the consolation.
The Central Midlands Alliance saw games played in the Buckingham Insurance League Challenge Cup First Round and with mixed fortunes for local sides; Teversal romped to a 7-3 home win over Stapenhill Reserves as Liam Carver bagged three and Connor Bower two, and Linby Colliery Welfare picked up a 3-0 win against Arnold Town, their goals coming from Mason Moore, Brad Gregory, and an Alex Patterson penalty.
SJR Worksop eased to an 8-0 home win over Lord Bennington, whilst Retford Reserves, Woodhoise Colts, and Nottingham, crashed out, Retford going down 4-2 away to Kiveton Miners Welfare (Joel Bradshaw and Rourke Grundy), Woodhouse being edged 3-2 at Rossington Main Reserves (Tom Bailey and Jonathan Jenkinson) and Nottingham, on the back of a 12-0 thumping against visitors Wirksworth Ivanhoe.
Meanwhile, the Nottinghamshire Senior League saw action in both the League, and Senior Cup as, in the Premier Division, Collingham hold a one-point advantage after Awsworth Villa jumped into second following a 6-0 home win over Ruddington Village, Mason Proctor-Smith with a brace.
Wollaton moved into fifth after they won by the same score when home to Radcliffe Olympic, Josh Stevenson with a four-goal salvo (they’ve notched seventeen in their last three outings), and Basford CFC won 8-0 at home to Aslockton & Orston.
As for the NSL Senior Cup, Thomas Siswick fired four as Keyworth United edged a ten-goal thriller, 6-4, away to FC Sez, FCV Grace Dieu won 4-2 at Cotgrave, AC United went down 3-2 at Gresley Rovers Reserves, and East Leake Robins knocked out Woodthorpe Park Rangers in penalties following a 2-2 draw at home.
*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).
*Main image @eastwoodcfc FA Vase action between Southwell City and Eastwood CFC.