AROUND THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON

5 months ago By David Holland

Saturday 23 December 2017 Plenty of goals around the League this week end

Plenty of goals around the League this week end, but the only midweek game will
see SELSTON kicking themselves for missing the opportunity to go to the top of
the table as goals from Jay Knight and Aboubacar Sylla gave GEDLING MINERS
WELFARE the points on their visit to the Parish Ground for a game which
attracted a gate of 122. Selston did make amends on Saturday though with a 3-0
victory in their top-of-the-table clash at BLABY & WHETSTONE ATHLETIC. Carl
Moore gave them the lead ten minutes before the break and Dominic Airey
extended that cushion moments before the break. A late goal from substitute Lee
Sutton put the icing on the cake but it was still not enough to take them back to
the top of the table as leaders TEVERSAL completed a 4-2 win over ASHBY
IVANHOE. Top scorer David Cockerill hit a hat-trick to give them the points after
the visitors had twice gone into the lead through Daniel Matkin. Aaron Pride had
pulled the first one back and Cockerill completed the win that keeps Tevie at the
pinnacle.
ANSTEY NOMADS stay in third place following their 3-0 win at GRAHAM
STREET PRIMS. Tom Mangan put them into a 13th minute lead and late goals
from Corey Arment and Sam Marshall kept the “Noisy Nomads” on course for the
title run-in.
The biggest win of the day was achieved by RADFORD where a hat-trick from
Kenny Reeves helped them to a 5-0 home success over AYLESTONE PARK.
Jack Smith on 22 minutes and Ravarn Jackson four minutes later added to
Reeves’ opener on 13 minutes. His second came just after the half hour and the
hat-trick goal in the 63rd minute.
There were two 4-0 wins in the League. The one by KIMBERLEY MINERS
WELFARE over WEST BRIDGFORD at The Stag kept the home team in fourth
place in the table. Ryan Bowen opened the scoring on the half hour mark for the
only goal of the first half. Then Ellis Evans scored within a couple of minutes of
the restart and Jay Smedley and Adam Mitchell hit two more midway through the
second period to give the home side a convincing success.
The second victory of this scoreline will be very pleasing for all concerned at
ARNOLD TOWN, who accounted for RADCLIFFE OLYMPIC at Eagle Valley as
the bottom two sides in the league met. Jack Coulton got the Eagles off to a great
start with a goal in the second minute and before half-time Eugene Francis, Craig
Binch and Courtney Bonnick had added further goals. The win does not lift Arnold
out of the bottom two but should go some way to lifting the confidence of the team
for the second half of the season.
BIRSTALL UNITED enjoyed a 3-0 home success over BARROW TOWN with an
own goal both opening the scoring and helping them on their way early in the
encounter. Tom Marriott made it two in the 36th minute and Ethan Bibby scored a
third with eleven minutes of the game left.
BORROWASH VICTORIA staged a grand come-back in their home game against
DUNKIRK but it wasn’t enough to get them a share of the spoils. The visitors had
gone ahead with a Tom Middison penalty and goals from Tim Berridge and Adrian
Lang before the interval. But the Vics came out in more determined mood for the
second half and Simeon Lawrence got them back into the game with a goal with
fifteen minutes left. When Shay Wiggins got a second for the home side in the
81st minute it looked like the game was going into a grandstand finish, but it was
the Boatmen who claimed the points when Ethan Hunter scored a fourth for them
as the game ran into stoppage time at the end.
The lowest recorded score of the day was at Edge Hill where STAPENHILL beat
HOLBROOK SPORTS by the only goal of the game. And ironically, this came as
early as the fourth minute of the game and in the form of an own goal from the
Brookies defender Alexander McGuire.
The only game to end with honours even was at CLIFTON ALL WHITES where
the game ebbed to and fro. Adam Dring had given visitors BELPER UNITED a
tenth minute lead and they held this until the 55th minute when Nicky Kennerdale
restored parity to the occasion. It looked like Clifton would then go on to claim all
three points when Tyrell Shannon-Lewis gave them the lead for the first time on
the hour, but a second goal from Belper’s Dring in the 90th minutes ensured that
the points were shared.

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