AROUND THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON
1 month ago
By David Holland
The League still have an interest in the FA Cup thanks to a brilliant away win by DUNKIRK at United Counties League Premier Kirby Muxloe.
The League still have an interest in the FA Cup thanks to a brilliant away win by DUNKIRK at United Counties League Premier Kirby Muxloe. Steve Chaplin put them on their way with a fine goal midway through the first half and Lewis Wilcox put the finishing touches to a great victory with a second goal on 54 minutes.
The rest of our teams fell at this hurdle with BIRSTALL UNITED putting up a fine show against Northern Premier League Cleethorpes Town before submitting to a 65th minute goal from Luke Marshall and two late strikes from Danny North and Jack Richardson in the last five minutes.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE lost by the same 3-0 scoreline at Midland League Premier Shepshed Dynamo for whom Michael Reeves and a late double from Liam Hurst were on target, and AYLESTONE PARK were beaten 4-1 at Hinckley.
League results brought no change at the top of the table, but first wins of the season for Holwell Sports, Clifton All Whites and Belper United. It was BELPER UNITED who started the ball rolling this week end with a 4-0 win at last season’s champions WEST BRIDGFORD in a game played on Friday evening. Michael Dunne scored in the first minute to give the visitors the best possible start, and after Tim Adcock had doubled the advantage on 24 minutes, Dunne helped himself to a second four minutes later and a very handy interval lead. Chris Dring completed the scoring four minutes from the end.
When Saturday came round CLIFTON ALL WHITES marked their first win of the season by going three goals better to win 7-0 at RADCLIFFE OLYMPIC, who have now extended their scoreless start to the season to an astonishing 423 minutes. OK. Don’t rub it in because they have only scored once so far this campaign. When they do start knocking them in someone can look out! Nathan Kelly opened the scoring in the first minute and Corbi Brown extended it a quarter of an hour later for a 2-0 half-time lead. Then, beginning seven minutes into the second half, the heavens opened and goals rained in like the afternoon’s heavy showers. David Hawkes got the third; Lee Sutton the fourth on the hour; Sam Carlin the firth, Corbi Brown helped himself to his second of the game and Tobias Richardson hammered the final nail into the coffin.
HOLWELL SPORTS will be delighted to record their first win of the campaign, but visitors GRAHAM STREET PRIMS will fear, like Radcliffe, that nothing is going for them just at the moment. Ryan Page’s penalty gave Holwell a tenth minute lead which Josh Lee levelled moments before the half-time whistle. Brad Smith but Sports back in front on 56 minutes and that was how it stayed until Michael Stevenson scored with Sports second penalty of the afternoon two minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game.
BORROWASH VICTORIA recorded an excellent 3-0 home win over GEDLING MINERS WELFARE for whom Idris Kabongo on 19 minutes gave them a first half advantage. Adrian Westfield notched a second on 72 minutes and Mark Green grabbed the third home goal in the last minute of the game.
Teams could not be separated at ANSTEY NOMADS where they shared a goal-less draw with BARROW TOWN. Or at RADFORD, where Sam Grice grabbed a point for visiting STAPENHILL in the second minute of stoppage time after Joe Meakin had given the home side the lead ten minutes into the second half.
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