AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
For the first time this season the weather bit into the fixtures and caused one postponement at BORROWASH VICTORIA and the abandonments of games at HEANOR TOWN v SHERWOOD COLLIERY, SELSTON v KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE and INGLES and RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE. This after the Town Ground had survived a mid-day inspection.
Thus, a delighted NEWARK FLOWSERVE took full advantage to go top of the table for the first time this season following their 2-1 win at EASTWOOD COMMUNITY. Sam Agar was their hero putting them ahead on twenty minutes and then scoring what proved to be the winner a minute before half-time after John Whitehurst had levelled things up for the hosts in the 40th minute.
RADFORD continued their excellent form with a 4-1 win at rock bottom ARNOLD TOWN, but the Eagles had, not for the first time this season, recorded first blood but failed to hold onto their lead. William Bouwen had put them in front on 22 minutes. Ryan Smith levelled nine minutes later and then second half goals from Simon Hore, Abdul-Raheem Sunmonu and Jack Smith put the visitors well in control for the points.
TEVERSAL recorded a welcome win at ASHBY IVANHOE but they too had to come from behind to achieve it after Ben Minshull had given the hosts a 28th minute lead. Joel Smith levelled two minutes before the break and Aaron Williamson got the winner shortly before the teams departed the stadium for the tea break.
BARROW TOWN continue to enjoy winning form as Joseph Brown on 28 minutes and Ryan Kirk five minutes later gave them a good start to their visit to BELPER UNITED. The home side hit back in the second half but found in the end that Ben Gowing’s 65th minute goal was not enough to give them a share of the points.
Ten men GEDLING MINERS WELFARE held on for the points in their suprirse win away to GRAHAM STREET PRIMS. James Allen had given Prims the kind of start they wanted in the ninth minute but Courtney Hastings levelled before the break. Jurgan Charlesworth and Jack Jepson scored the goals that gave the visitors a two goal cushion in the second half before Chris Hall was sent off leaving them to defend their lead for the last twenty minutes.
Feeling much happier tonight will be WEST BRIDGFORD who recorded a rare victory with a 2-1 home success over CLIPSTONE. But like some of their fellow clubs who won by that same scoreline today, they also had to come from behind to achieve it. An own goal from Ryan Deabill after just ten minutes had put Clipstone in front but a second half fight back gave West Bridgford the points as Ryan Whitehurst levelled on 57 minutes and substitute Bijan Pakrous gave them the points with his 78th minute winner.