Congratulations to DUNKIRK in reaching the final of the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup
AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
There was a limited number of matches played in midweek as the weather once again caused problems, but the games which were played were of strategic importance.
Congratulations first of all to DUNKIRK who have done the East Midlands Counties League proud by reaching the final of the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup. After a goal-less first half the Boatmen took a 47th minute lead against Northern Premier League opponents Carlton Town. A second goal from Oliver Clark on 67 minutes ensured a 2-1 win and a place in next month’s final.
In the league games there was an excellent win for ANSTEY NOMADS by 6-1 at BARROW TOWN to lift them into second place, four points behind leaders Teversal with two games in hand. Ben Tansley and Darren Taylor gave the Nomads a good start with goals in the first eleven minutes. Gavin Williamson cut the lead in half on the stroke of half time but two more goals from Mason Brown and one each from Corey Arment and James Tague in the last half hour made it a momentous evening for the visitors.
It should not be overlooked, as the title run in starts to bite, that Dunkirk have moved silently and efficiently into fourth place and with four games in hand of the leaders they are well in contention.
SELSTON, on the other hand, unusually failed to stay on course suffering a surprise 3-1 home defeat to BIRSTALL UNITED for whom Sam Moore grabbed all three of their goals, the deciders coming in the last nine minutes after Sean Gregory had restored parity to the occasion eleven minutes after Moore’s first goal on 66 minutes. This game was another to suffer a goal-less first half.
There was an important game at the bottom of the table as well and GRAHAM STREET PRIMS did their hopes of safety no harm at all with a narrow odd goal of three victory over fellow sufferers HOLWELL SPORTS. Ashley Griffiths got the only goal of the first half for Prims on 32 minutes. Kevin Morrow hit their second on 67 and Mark Cowling pulled ont back on 79 for the visitors who tried hard but could not rescue a point.
The only other game played saw KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE and HOLBROOK SPORTS share the spoils at the Stag Ground. Adam Hassall put Kimberley in front from the penalty spot two minutes before the break and Stuart Baker levelled the scores with four minutes of the game left.