AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
It has been a good week for NEWARK FLOWSERVE who recorded two excellent home wins. A brace of goals each from Elliott King and new signing Tyrell Shannon-Lewis were enough to give them a 4-1 victory over EASTWOOD COMMUNITY on Tuesday evening. Jack Allen getting a late consolation for the visitors. Flowserve raced into a four goal lead inside 46 minutes and were in equally exhilarating early form in Saturday’s game at home to KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE building up a three goal cushion by the 24th minute through Elliott King, Rhys Lewis and Dan Meadows. New signing Sam Bates from Heanor Town got the Brewers consolation on 58 minutes in front of the best league gate of the day of 143.
Four of our clubs chose to bring the Saturday game forward to Friday evening to make way for bonfire celebrations. And WEST BRIDGFORD picked up a valuable and vital point at INGLES. William Daly put them ahead on 14 minutes and it took a Laithan Hammond penalty six minutes into the second half to save a point for the home side.
A gate of 92 at the Silver X Stadium saw BELPER UNITED put six past visitors BORROWASH VICTORIA without reply. Sam Vickers was responsible for the eighth minute opener whilst Jim Rushby added two more before the break and then completed his hat-trick on 70 minutes before making way for Joshua Wright who added the sixth goal. Ryan Baker hit the fifth as United temporarily joined four other clubs on 22 points.
The result of the day on Saturday saw the League’s sole representative left in the FA Vase, EASTWOOD COMMUNITY, complete an excellent Second Round victory at Step Five Midland League Quorn. Danny Hayes on the hour mark and Patrick Webb five minutes from the end swept the visitors to a 2-1 victory in front of an excellent crowd of 165.
SELSTON continue to lead the pack courtesy of their 6-2 win at rock bottom ARNOLD TOWN. James Renshaw, Kenan Layton, Ben Moore and a threesome from Carl Moore were the scorers whilst a brace from Curtis Millward, including one from the penalty spot scored for the Eagles.
Fifth played third and third won as SHERWOOD COLLIERY came back to win the game at BARROW TOWN. After Gareth Curtis had put ‘Wood' into a third minute lead the Riversiders hit back and Zak Ginvert and Harry Solomons had changed it around in favour of the home team by the half hour mark. Sherwood staged a late recovery to snatch the points through a second Curtis goal on 84 and a winner from skipper Jobe Shaw three minutes later.
The league’s form team are RADFORD and they have slipped quietly up the table into fourth place with their seventh win on the trot despite playing most of the second half of their home game against GEDLING MINERS WELFARE with ten men after Kevin Spriggs was red carded. Conor Moore’s goals on 10 and 19 minutes gave the home side a good start before Jurgan Charlesworth pulled one back for the Miners on 33. It took a goal from Eugene Francis four minutes from the end to finally confirm Radford as the winners.
There have been a number of personnel changes at CLIFTON ALL WHITES, but they are now settling down into some sort of good form confirmed by their 3-0 win at high-flying GRAHAM STREET PRIMS. Much-travelled Aaron Large got the opener on 18 minutes and Daryll Thomas and Richard Whyman steered in second half efforts to claim the points.
HEANOR TOWN’s slump in form continues with ASHBY IVANHOE being the latest club to win at the Town Ground and they did it with ten men. George Wesley put them ahead on 18 minutes but newcomer Sam Birks managed an equaliser for the Lions almost immediately after the restart. Joel Earps scored direct from a corner on 68 minutes to ensure the visitors left with the points with their Number Two being sent off two minutes later.
The local derby at Kirklington Road between RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE and TEVERSAL saw the points shared in a game of fluctuating fortunes. Aaron Williamson put the visitors ahead just after the half hour mark. Jonathan Drake levelled for the Wrens five minutes later. Seven minutes into the second half Blessing Adeleye put Rainworth in front for the first time in the game but a second goal from the penalty spot by Aaron Williamson eight minutes from time restored parity.