AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
NEWARK FLOWSERVE took advantage of Selston’s match being postponed to
take over at the top of the table, but they had to come from behind to do it. After
Blair Anderson had given them a fourth minute lead, two Michael Fitzhugh goals in the space of three minutes around the half hour mark put visiting GRAHAM STREET PRIMS in front. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis restored parity two minutes into the second half and then two goals in as many minutes from Shannon-Lewis and Tom Potts confirmed that Flowserve would end the day in pole position and the 147 spectators would go home happy.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY also took advantage of closing the gap between
themselves and Selston to five points each with twelve games left to play as they won at rock bottom ARNOLD TOWN. Goals from Gareth Curtis on 28 minutes, Lewis Weaver on 54 and a Jordan Knight own goal with twelve minutes left sealed the Eagles fate leaving them 15 points adrift of safety with ten games left.
Two goals in five minutes early in the second half from Daniel Page and Callum Payne gave BARROW TOWN a comfortable but hard fought win over INGLES.
Despite parting company with their manager EASTWOOD COMMUNITY couldn’t improve their home record against lowly RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE who won by the odd goal of three on their visit to Coronation Park. A spot kick from Ben Morris put the Red Badgers in front three minutes before the break, but a Danny Hayes own goal levelled things up five minutes into the second half. Ethen
Wiesztort got the visitors winner nine minutes from the end of a game watched by a very healthy crowd of 176.
HEANOR TOWN picked up their first win of the year but had to do it the hard way by playing with ten men for 73 minutes following Adam Robley’s straight red. Two second half goals from top scorer Jamie Sleigh did the trick for the Lions to send visiting TEVERSAL home pointless.
The highest scoring game of the day took place at GEDLING MINERS WELFARE where they and visitors WEST BRIDGFORD shared eight goals. And it was another game where the home side had to do it the hard way with ten men after Felix Hogg was dismissed for two yellow cards just 33 minutes in. Goals from Joshua Rae on 27 minutes and Ryan Whitehurst seven minutes later looked like
putting Bridgford in control, but Liam Corrigan and Martin Holt had levelled things up by the break. Gedling continued in the ascendency and went two goals in front through Dwayne Brown and Jack Jepson early in the second half. Battling Bridgford showed their qualities when Rae pulled a goal back on 72 minutes and
Whitehurst also managed his second goal of the game to square thing up once again with five minutes left.
ASHBY IVANHOE had another miserable afternoon when they entertained KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE. Jermaine Palmer put the Stags ahead just before the half hour mark and Sean Green extended that narrow advantage with a second goal moments after the hour. Sam Carline pulled one back for Ashby with four minutes left but they couldn’t find the leveller.