AROUND THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON

By David Holland

Saturday 23/02/19

AROUND THE COUNTIES

By STAN WILTON

As Sir Alex Ferguson once said, “It’s getting near squeaky bum time!” But there is no holding SELSTON who took over clear leadership at the top with a 5-0 win at RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE to look every bit champions elect. An own
goal from Joshua Henry and strikes from Rhys Dolan and Carl Moore put the Villagers well in control by the interval. Carl Moore and Lee Sutton added second half strikes to make the victory comprehensive. Meanwhile, second place NEWARK FLOWSERVE slipped up somewhat badly in front of their own supporters by losing 1-0 to ASHBY IVANHOE. Struggling Ivanhoe took the lead through Kerr Horn as early as the 16 th minute and then resisted everything which Flowserve could throw at them to take the points home
and put a real dent in the Balderton side’s title hopes.
Even third placed RADFORD couldn’t take advantage as they lost at home to much improved WEST BRIDGFORD by the odd goal of five. Jack Smith put the home side in front just before the break, but Ryan Whitehurst levelled moments after the hour mark. The last ten minutes then became vital as the Trentsiders took the lead through Joseph Terry with ten minutes to go; levelled up by Jack
Bayliss six minutes later; and then Ellis Williamson popped up with the winner as the clock ticked into stoppage time.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY thus became the only one of the chasing pack to record a win, and they saw off visiting CLIPSTONE 3-1 at Debdale. Top scorer Gareth Curtis put them in front on 35 minutes but Andrew White equalised for Clipstone just before the break. Ewan Robson’s spot kick seven minutes into the second
half restored home advantage and Charlie Taylor made the points safe with a third home goal seven minutes from the end.
There was no joy at the bottom of the table either. Stranded ARNOLD TOWN shipped another seven goals on their visit to EASTWOOD COMMUNITY who came good for their new management team. Patrick Webb led the line with a superb display and four goals all inside the first 53 minutes. Joe Harrison, Kieran
Harrison and Carl Westcarr all joined in the spree leaving the Eagles now looking chief candidates for a return to Step 7 next season.
BORROWASH VICTORIA put up a brave fight before going down 2-0 at
BARROW TOWN with the Riversiders leaving it late before Anthony Marriott on 83 minutes and Zak Ginvert three minutes later to seal the points.
Jordan Alls scored the only goal of the game for KIMBERLEY MINERS
WELFARE on their visit to GEDLING MINERS WELFARE. Fans there had to wait until the 72 nd minute for it though.
The first meeting for some years between GRAHAM STREET PRIMS and
HEANOR TOWN ended in a home victory. George Lynam’s 24 th minute penalty was followed by Oliver Ball notching the second five minutes later, and a late Bradly Scard goal four minutes from the end clinching a clear victory for Prims.
There was a similar score line at TEVERSAL but this time it went in favour of visiting CLIFTON ALL WHITES who scored through Aaron Large on 15 minutes and a brace from Daryll Thomas, the first on the stroke of half time and the
second from the penalty spot two minutes from the end.

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