AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The weekend began with a seven goal thriller at West Bridgford on Friday night as the relegation threatened pair served up a goal scoring treat. Jack Oldham put WEST BRIDGFORD in front after 12 minutes but Charlie Green’s first, in his first hat-trick for the club, levelled things up four minutes later. Ryan Whitehurst also recorded a hat-trick and his first game on 28 minutes but this lasted even less time as Goodwin levelled within a minute. And so it stayed until the 57th minute when Charlie Goodwin’s hat-trick put BORROWASH VICTORIA in front for the first time. Whitehurst restored parity with 20 minutes left and then with the game looking like ending in a stalemate, he rattled in a 90th minute winner.
Things don’t get any better for ARNOLD TOWN though as goals from Matt Williamson and Aaron Williamson gave TEVERSAL a first half lead. Takwanda Mushambi gave the Eagles hope with a goal 14 minutes from the end to close the gap but a brace from Luke Waller in the last ten minutes saw the points remain with the home side.
At the top of the table NEWARK FLOWSERVE still lead on goal difference having flayed GEDLING MINERS WELFARE 7-1. A brace each from Tyrell Shannon-Lewis and Danny Meadows plus one from Elliot King put the visitors in a commanding position before Jamie Spiers pulled one back. But Meadows went on to complete his hat-trick and Jack Beckett got the visitors last with a minute left.
SELSTON cling on in there and they recorded a 5-2 win at CLIPSTONE with Ben Moore and Lee Sutton both scoring twice. Josh Bullock got their other goal. Olly Ashton and Solly Limb were on target for the Lido Ground side.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY remain up with the leaders thanks to Danny Hayes goal on 27 minutes which gave them victory at BARROW TOWN.
Three goals in the first ten minutes from Mitch Williams, Tom Maddison and Aaron Large gave CLIFTON ALL WHITES the kind of start they really wanted. Ash Way added another before the half hour was up but they had to wait until the 72nd minute for their fifth from James Price. ASHBY IVANHOE got a consolation goal through Kerr Horn.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY slipped to their heaviest home defeat for some time as BELPER UNITED ran up six without reply at Debdale Park. Two goals in the last three minutes of the first half from a James Rushby penalty and Sam Vickers took the shine off a battling Sherwood first half performance. Louis Anthony, a second from James Rushby, Rory Baker and Ben Gowing scored the second half goals which brought a spot of eyebrow raising to today’s results.
RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE will be proud of their away win at GRAHAM STREET PRIMS as this venue has been the downfall of many clubs this season. They had to wait until the dying embers of the game to secure victory with Ethan Wieszford on 77 minutes and Max Curzon on 89 scoring the games which gave them victory.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE and HEANOR TOWN saw their game at the Stag Ground abandoned after 76 minutes due to the state of the pitch with the home side leading 4-2. These two teams have seen their games abandoned in the last two weeks.