200 Up As Moore Scores On Double Ton

There’s no better place to start this week than with Conor Moore and Radford, in the United Counties League Division One after the Pheasants legend bagged his fiftieth goal for the club, on what was his two-hundredth appearance.

At home to Southwell City, in a local derby, the Pheasants continued to push towards a play-off spot, and find themselves just six adrift of fifth place Harrowby United, and with a game or two in hand, after they claimed a 2-0 win.

Fola Fagbemi opened the scored inside fifteen minutes when, following a beautifully lofted pass from Dorian Sulkowski, rounds the visiting ‘keeper and fired home the opener past Alex Smith; the second, decisive goal however would not arrive until the last minute.

A corner for the hosts reached skipper, Moore, on the edge of the City box, he proceeded to run onto it and slam the ball past Smith to seal the win, with his fiftieth goal, and kept his side within touching distance of those directly above in the table.

Radford – Oluyinka Adebowale, Cashmere Rowe, Conor Moore, Emem Jones, Joe McLaughlin, Craig Meakin, Josh Gardner, Favour Osaghae, Fola Fagbemi, Dorian Sulkowski, Jimi Reynolds

Southwell – Alex Smith, Henry Johnson, Chris Bowles, Blair Bryant, Aaron Bailey, Jamie Felstead, Will Stocks, Paddy Lally, Cal Law, Chris Okoye, Ben Selby

With both Worksop Town, away to Ashton United, and Carlton Town home to Stockton Town, both losing in their respective, Northern Premier League games, 2-0 and 2-1 respectively, focus was firmly on the county’s clubs in action in the UCL, NCEL, and CMA.

In the UCL Premier North, Newark & Sherwood United continued their push for a top ten finish with a narrow, 2-1 win, away to local rivals Hucknall Town, for whom Aaron Short netted, however, Liam Moran and Luke White scored for the victors, whilst Kimberley Miners Welfare, also in the bottom six, were held to a 1-1 draw with visiting Boston Town, Henry Swann with the goal.

Division One continues to see Clipstone push for at least runners-up after they picked up a 3-1 road win at Gedling Miners Welfare, Gareth Curtis with a very late brace to seal the points after Gianfranco Ciaurro cancelled out Ryan Ingram’s first half opener.

Newark Town are also pushing for the play-offs, sitting fourth, after they won by the same score, at home to Birstall United, Lewis Chambers at the double along with a gaol from Jack Bennett; Dunkirk are also in the top ten but lost narrowly, 3-2, at home to Lutterworth Athletic.

West Bridgford picked up a 2-0 win at home to Asfordby, Clifton All Whites and Selston both won 1-0, against Blackstones and Holwell Sports respectively whilst Rainworth Miners Welfare and Saffron Dynamo was goalless, and Sandiacre Town crashed 5-2 at Kirby Muxloe.

The Northern Counties East Division One saw Retford United held to a goalless draw with visitors Wombwell Town, and Ollerton Town beaten 4-1 at home off Dronfield Town, for whom Max Rhodes bagged a hat-trick; in the other game, Retford enjoyed their travels when winning 4-0 away to Selby Town with Declan Bacon netting a brace to add to goals from Aaron Sennett-Neilson and Ainsley Finney.

Plenty of goals were netted in the Central Midlands Alliance as both SJR Worksop, and Woodhouse Colts, scored three apiece in the North, the former winning 3-0 at home to AFC Bentley, Thomas Mullen with a brace, and the latter lost 4-3 against visiting Yorkshire Main.

In the South there was a narrow, 3-2 win, for Linby Colliery Welfare, when home to Derby Singh Brothers, who battled back from two down after Joe Butler had scored twice for the hosts, Mason Moore bagging a late, late winner.

Luke Crosby and George Simpson scored for Mansfield Hosiery Mills as they saw off visitors Mickleover Reserves, 2-1, whilst there was defeats for ten-man Arnold Town, 3-1 off Mickleover RBL, and for Teversal, 2-0 at home to Cromford & Wirksworth.

Stapleford Town picked up another point, on Friday night, when away to FC Sez, to maintain their march towards the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division title, they sitting sixteen clear of second place Collingham, following a 1-1 draw, Collingham meanwhile were beaten 2-1 at  home to West Bridgford IIs.

Third place Wollaton romped to a 4-0 win at home to Ravenshead, Ryan Pearson with a brace, whilst the battle between fifth and sixth, Awsworth Villa and Cotgrave, finished in a 1-1 draw.

*Article provided by Peter Mann (Senior Correspondent).

*Main image @RadfordFC64 Connor Moore played his 200th game for Radford over the weekend.

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