By David Holland

Top-of-the-table clash at Debdale Park Saturday 24/11/18

The top-of-the-table clash at Debdale Park turned into the thriller it threatened before home side SHERWOOD COLLIERY suffered a damaging defeat by the odd goal of seven to rivals NEWARK FLOWSERVE. Sherwood went in front through Gareth Curtis on eleven minutes. Dan Meadows levelled seven minutes later but on 20 Nathan Clarke had put the home side ahead again. Sam Agar levelled again on 28 to take the teams in level at the break. Enter Bradley Wells with two goals in a six minute spell early in the second half to put Flowserve in front for the first time. It proved a bridge too far for Sherwood who could only pull one back through Kieran Wells on 88 minutes to set up a barnstorming finish which could not salvage a point.
Meanwhile SELSTON surged on at the head of the pack with a 4-0 home win over ASHBY IVANHOE. Carl Moore put them ahead on 23 minutes and Scott Taylor doubled the advantage before the break. Ben Moore’s 76th minute penalty was enough to put the game beyond Ivanhoe’s reach and Carl Moore added his second and Selston’s fourth in the last minute.
At the other end of the table WEST BRIDGFORD took advantage to make moves to pull away from the relegation zone with a 2-0 home win over basement outfit ARNOLD TOWN, who had Danny Riley sent off on 40 minutes and Dillon Bird seven minutes later. Matt Murphy got the first home goal of 40 minutes and Hamoud Salam the second with ten minutes left.
Plenty of excitement at the Riverside where BARROW TOWN and GEDLING MINERS WELFARE served up an eight goal thriller. James Parker and Dean Sheahan put the Riversiders on course for the points inside the first 25 minutes, but a brace of goals in two minutes from Jack Jepson just before the break sent the teams in at tea time level. Ryan Kirk restored home advantage of 57 and Jack Millward levelled again on 71. Then two goals in the last six minutes from Daniel Page gave the home side a 5-3 win.
Four goals inside the first hour from Callum Payner with a brace, Lloyd Tapper and a Laithan Hammond penalty for INGLES proved too much for CLIFTON ALL WHITES who could only reply through Aaron Large with the first goal of the game and Ash Way with the last in a 4-2 defeat.
BELPER UNITED dominated their game at CLIPSTONE and won 4-0 with goals from Adam Dring, Dean Oliver, Ben Gowing and a Danny Naylor own goal.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY won the local derby with KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE thanks to two first half goals from Jack Jepson and RADFORD got over their rare defeat last week to overcome visiting RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE thanks to Simon Hore’s 85th minute penalty. Earlier Ryan Smith had put the home side ahead on 19 minutes and Cameron Davidson had levelled on 35.
HEANOR TOWN recorded their biggest away win for 60 years with a 11-0 demolition job on BORROWASH VICTORIA, and in doing so they recorded eight different goalscorers – Dan Chatfield, Jordan Ball, Sam Birks, Ben Cartwright, Kyle Daley, Morgan Holloway, Rob Ritchie-Smith and Jamie Sleigh who contributed the bulk with a hat-trick.
Plenty of goals around everywhere it seems, except at TEVERSAL where a Michael Fitzhugh penalty in the 64th minute was enough for GRAHAM STREET PRIMS to take all three points from the occasion.

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