Friday evening’s game saw SHERWOOD COLLIERY briefly hit the top of the table with a 4-2 win over WEST BRIDGFORD. But it took an exciting last ten minutes to lift the game which looked like petering out into a draw. Lewis Weaver had given the hosts a fourth minute advantage which they held until Aaron Large levelled just after the hour. Then substitute Ethan Wieszort turned things round for Colliery with two goals in two minutes. But Tom Spencer reduced the deficit on 85 minutes from the penalty spot. Weaver’s second goal of the match in the last minute of normal time settled the game.
Colliery were overhauled at the top by SELSTON on Saturday who completed an easy 4-0 win at BARROW TOWN. Goals from Klarke Greenham on 20 and 52 minutes were added to by Ben Moore on 43 and Kenan Layton on 72 to give the visitors a comfortable victory.
Biggest crowd of the day was the bumper 131 at EASTWOOD COMMUNITY where Kaylum Mitchell’s late 86th minute equaliser salvaged them a point against BELPER UNITED who had gone ahead through James Rushby on 36 minutes.
NEWARK FLOWSERVE are another team with an unbeaten start to the season and they hit HEANOR TOWN with a second half flurry of goals after Luke Crosby had fired the Lions in front in the 57th minute. Mustaphe John hit the only hat trick of the day to fire the home side up to fourth with goals in 58, 63 and 84 minutes. Solomon Miller got Flowserve’s other goal on 64.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE left it late to grab the points through Jonathan Jebbison’s 86th minute winner. Isaac Minnot’s third goal of the season had put the Brewers in front inside the first 20 minutes and Daryll Thomas had levelled things up for CLIFTON ALL WHITES before the break.
It was a late show at Plains Road also where GEDLING MINERS WELFARE went into an early 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Joe Harrison, Jack Jepson and Dwayne Brown before the break. Visiting INGLES hit back with second half goals from Sean Woolley and Laithan Hammond, the latter in the 77th minute, to make it a pulsating finish. Substitute Courtney Hastings finally made the points safe for the home side with a goal in the 89th minute.
RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE are not finding things quite as easy as they might have thought in the East Midlands Counties League and suffered their second 2-0 reverse at ASHBY IVANHOE for whom Kerr Horn after 17 minutes and Harry Stewart three minutes before the break secured the points.
before the break secured the points.
GRAHAM STREET PRIMS have threatened goals this season and they released their thirsty attack on ARNOLD TOWN at Eagle Valley with a 6-1 win thanks to five different goal scorers. But it was the Eagles who opened the scoring on 17 minutes through Anthony Milward. Sadly for them, the lead only lasted two minutes before Bhopinder Aietan restored parity and then two goals from Bradley Scard on 22 and 29 minutes put the Prims into a comfortable position by the interval. Brandon Gwinnutt, Dominic Wilkinson and Kurt Dallison added further goals in the second half to leave Arnold still looking for their first points of the season.
Another team still looking for a point are BORROWASH VICTORIA and they found things even tougher on their visit to RADFORD and shipped seven goals without reply. A brace from Cardell Labban and one from Eugene Francis made it 3-0 at the break and four more goals were added in the second half with Joseph Hegarty, Conor Moore and Paul Durham amongst the scorers.
CLIPSTONE followed their brilliant midweek FA Cup win at Barton Town Old Boys with another success at title hopefuls TEVERSAL. This time there was only one goal in it, and those watching had to wait until a minute into stoppage time at the end of the game when something of a hopeful fluke from Jason Gregory bounced into the top corner to give the visitors three welcome points.