AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
Not enough movement in the midweek games to greatly affect league positions but Sunday (due to ground sharing with Belper Town who were at home on Saturday) saw BELPER UNITED join Barrow Town, Eastwood Community, Selston and Heanor Town in the First Round Proper of the FA Vase thanks to a 1-0 win over fellow EMC side TEVERSAL. Ryan Baker’s 57th minute goal was the difference between the two sides.
The surprise of Tuesday’s game was a 3-1 home win for WEST BRIDGFORD over EASTWOOD COMMUNITY, with the home side coming from behind to notch their first three points of the season. Kieran Knight had given the Red Badgers a seventh minute lead but Josua Rae levelled things from the penalty spot five minutes later. Rae, on the hour, was responsible for giving the Boaters the lead and joint manager Aaron Large made the points safe with a third on 77 minutes.
The highest scoring game of the week also took place on Tuesday with BARROW TOWN overturning a two goal deficit to claim all three points off visiting RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE thanks to a second half hat-trick from James Parker. Liam Jepson on seven minutes and Jacob Lowe on the quarter hour mark had put the visiting Wrens in charge and only a Zak Ginvert goal five minutes before the break could do much about it. Jacob Webster restored the visitors two goal advantage six minutes into the second half before Parker struck with goals on 61 and 67 minutes to level things up and complete his threesome ten minutes from the end with Danny Page claiming a fifth home goal in the last five minutes after Wrens substitute Antonio Wedderburn had been sent off.
Wednesday saw SELSTON join Sherwood Colliery at the top of the table with their seventh win in seven games. A crowd of 153 saw Rhys Dolan get the winning goal against visiting GEDLING MINERS WELFARE before becoming the recipient of a red card.
Sean Green’s 62nd minute penalty was the only point which separated visiting KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE from INGLES at the Dovecote.
It continues to be a nightmare season for a young and inexperienced BORROWASH VICTORIA side who went down to another heavy defeat at home to ASHBY IVANHOE by 6—0. Keir Horn broke the deadlock just four minutes in and Angus Blair-Park doubled up their lead seven minutes later. Four goals inside the first twenty minutes of the second half put paid to any hopes the Vics had of salvaging anything from the game as Harry Stewart, Josh Lawrence, Dylan Young and a second from Blair-Park brought up the six hit.