AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON3-
BARROW TOWN clung onto sixth spot in the table after coming from behind in their home game against CLIPSTONE which came to life in the dying embers. Connor Nowaczyk put the visitors in front on nine minutes and they held this advantage until five minutes from the end of normal time when Anthony Marriott levelled for the Riversiders. A minute into stoppage time Harry Allcock put them ahead for the first time only for Julian Topliss to level with stoppage time running into its fifth minute.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY eased into fifth place with a 2-1 home win over ASHBY IVANHOE, and they too had to come from behind to achieve the points. Kerr Horn had put Ivanhoe in front on 26 minutes; a lead they held until Patrick Webb’s leveller forty minutes later. Joe Butler hit the Red Badgers winner with fifteen minutes left.
Fourth place is now occupied by RADFORD who beat visiting CLIFTON ALL WHITES 3-1. Ryan Smith put the home side in front on eleven minutes and it took until the 57th minute for Jahred Russell to achieve parity. That lasted barely two minutes before Simon Hore re-established home control and Connor Hardy completed the win with six minutes left.
Third place is held by NEWARK FLOWSERVE who thrashed BORROWASH VICTORIA 13-0. They were five up at the break as Sam Agar completed a first half hat-trick and Dan Meadows and Elliott King joined him on the scorers list. King hit his second goal of the afternoon in the second half; Tyrell Shannon-Lewis also got a break and the rest where shared out between Jack Beckitt, Solomon Miller, Tom Potts, Liam Morgan and Callum Smith.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY got over their midweek defeat to beat KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE 3-1 at Debdale Park and retain second place thanks to a Tim Gregory hat-trick. Joe Harrison had levelled Gregory’s first strike but the home side got on top in the second half.
Top Spot still belongs to unbeaten SELSTON who won 2-0 at GRAHAM STREET PRIMS thanks to goals from Carl Moore on 17 minutes and Ben Moore on 73.
TEVERSAL recorded a welcome win with an odd goal of three success at GEDLING MINERS WELFARE. A brace of goals from Joel Smith, one in each half put them on top and Gedling’s only reply came from a Jack Jepson penalty eleven minutes from the end.
Also down in the lower reaches there was a welcome point for ARNOLD TOWN but they had to wait until the last minute to achieve it. Adam Dring had put hosts BELPER UNITED ahead on 12 minutes. James Wade had levelled sixteen minutes later, but Ryan Baker had restored home advantage five minutes into the second half. Michael Ball struck the 89th minute equaliser for the Eagles point.
HEANOR TOWN’s midweek win at Sherwood Colliery put them in the wrong frame of mind for their first ever meeting with INGLES who returned home from the Town Ground with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Robert Mulonga after seven minutes and Kyle Fowkes four minutes from the end.
The bottom of the table clash between RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE and WEST BRIDGFORD produced a win for the home side by 2-1. But they too had to come from behind to register the win after Greg Simmons had given the visitors a 35th minute lead. Second half goals from Josh Asuman on 48 minutes and Jonathan Drake with just three minutes of the game left earned the home side the points.