Just three games beat the mid-week freezing conditions and all three resulted in away wins.
CLIFTON ALL WHITES seem to have found the bug that beats the weather and continued their excellent run of results with a fantastic 6-4 League Cup First Round win at GRAHAM STREET PRIMS. It was just the sort of game you want to witness on a freezing cold evening. Prims drew first blood when Kevin Morrow put them in front after just seven minutes. Nathan Kelly levelled nine minutes later and then two goals in three minutes from Tyrell Shannon-Lewis and Theo Smith put the visitors in the driving seat. Jordan Lee, on duel registration from Heanor Town, reduced the deficit but Nathan Kelly’s second goal of the game just before the break gave the visitors a 4-2 half-time lead. Kelly had an eventful evening as he was later sent off! Kevin Morrow’s second goal of the game reduced the visitors lead again before Sam Craven scored on 70 minutes to make it 5-3. Still the resourceful Prims would not lie down and substitute Josh Wright made it 5-4 before Cameron Gray had the last word for Clifton.
SELSTON lifted themselves back into second place in the table with a 2-0 win at ASHBY IVANHOE. Sean Gregory put them ahead ten minutes before the break and Ben Moore made the points safe with a second goal on 69 minutes.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE also picked up the threads again with a 3-1 win at STAPENHILL. Ryan Bowen gave them an interval lead before two goals from Adam Hassall in the second half opened the gap to three goals. Steven Gough got a consolation for Stapenhill in the last minute.