AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
Our Four teams playing in the FA Vase today saw only one of them progress, and that at the expense of a fellow EMC club.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY sent SELSTON spinning out of their second cup competition this week when they won their Vase encounter 3-0. Jack James put them in front in the 13th minute but they had to wait until the last six minutes to confirm their place in the Second Round when Rory Smith and Patrick Webb made the result safe.
Dronfield Town from the Northern Counties East won the game at BARROW TOWN with virtually their only second half shot at goal, whilst the Riversiders missed enough chances to have made the game safe before the break.
Midland League leaders Ilkeston Town also had to wait until the last few minutes to confirm their victory at neighbours HEANOR TOWN. Jamie Walker’s 25th minute penalty put them in front and goals from former Lion Elliott Reeves and Tom Marshall claimed victory for the visitors in front of a crowd in excess of 800.
In the league there were no major positional changes.First half goals from Sam Agar and an Adam Morley own goal were enough for NEWARK FLOWSERVE to keep pressure on the leaders with their 2-0 victory at KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE.
BORROWASH VICTORIA suffered an humiliating defeat at CLIFTON ALL WHITES where the home side scored twelve times. Aaron Large led the spree with four goals and there was a hat-trick for Jahred Russell, and two for Ashley Way. Aiden Blewitt and Craig Meakin added further goals and the number was completed with Sam Oakford’s own goal. Charlie Goodwin for the Vics consolation.
WEST BRIDGFORD, on the other hand, moved away from the danger end of the table with a 2-1 victory at CLIPSTONE. Damion Rennicks put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot just seven minutes in. Bradley Cox levelled on the stroke of half time but Matt Goodwin’s 54th minute winner gave Bridgford all the points.
GRAHAM STREET PRIMS continue their push for one of the leading positions with a 3-1 win at GEDLING MINERS WELFARE. A goal in each half from Lee Fell put Prims in control. Liam Corrigan pulled one back on 72 minutes but a Dwayne Brown own goal three minutes later meant that there was no way back for Gedling.
Bottom club ARNOLD TOWN failed again losing 4-0 at RADFORD. Ravern Antonio Jackson scored twice, either side of the half time interval, to put the Surrey Street club on the way to victory. This was later confirmed by Paul Durham’s 63rd minute goal and a fourth from Simon Hore seven minutes later.
INGLES maintained their mid-table position with a 2-0 win at RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE thanks to second half goals from Marc Schulz and an own goals from Kirtis Chadburn.
The bottom really does seem to have fallen out of TEVERSAL’s season. They failed to hold onto the lead given to them by Jack Smith on the half hour mark and lost to visitors ASHBY IVANHOE by the odd goal of three when Kerr Horn scored twice in six minutes either side of the half time interval.
Perhaps the shock of the day came in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup though where Central Midlands League North side Collingham completed a 4-1 victory at SHERWOOD COLLIERY. Liam Theakstone got the only home goal on the stroke of half time.