AROUND THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON

By David Holland

Saturday 20/04/19 Two games left to decide the League Champinship

AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The title Race goes on at least until Monday; the Golden Boot will not be decided for another week; and the Jenkins & Jenkins League Cup will keep the League flowing for another fortnight. What exciting times!
NEWARK FLOWSERVE ensured that the title race will go into Monday’s games – and maybe beyond – as they completed a staggering 12-0 win at RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE. Flowserve were 8-0 up at the break and kept their foot on the pedal throughout. Elliot King led the way with five goals, Tyrell Shannon-Lewis completed another hat-trick and Sean Woolley and Sam Agar got a brace each.
But SELSTON retained their leadership coming from behind to beat visiting BARROW TOWN 4-1 and leaving themselves just one win from their last two games to be crowned League Champions. Zak Ginvert had put the Riversiders ahead on 37 minutes, but after Carl Moore had levelled from a 47th minute penalty it was enter Klarke Greenham with a hat-trick in 35 minutes. A win on Monday in their home game with neighbours Eastwood Community and they will be able to start the celebrations.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY moved into fourth place with a 2-1 win at GRAHAM STREET PRIMS. Kieran Knight on the stroke of half time and Patrick Webb five minutes into the second half scored the goals which put the visitors ahead. Bradley Scard pulled one back on 62 and there the scoring ended.
HEANOR TOWN had to fight hard for their 1-0 win over GEDLING MINERS WELFARE given to them by holiday returnee Jamie Sleigh on 66 minutes. This was the Lions 9th successive win and takes them into the top six. Sleigh meanwhile retains his position as the League’s leading goalscorer ahead of Selston’s Carl Moore, Ryan Smith of Radford, Flowserve’s Sam Agar and Sherwood Colliery’s Gareth Curtis, the only one not to score today.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY will finish third and did not lose ground despite going down 2-0 at INGLES for whom Ryan Foster on 28 minutes and Marc Schulz three minutes into the second half were the marksmen.
ASHBY IVANHOE came from behind for the second successive game, this time to win at CLIPSTONE. James Munson in the second minute and Olly Ashton on 18 had given the home side a good start but Macauley Holmes cut the lead on 28. The second half belonged to Ashby and after Liam Doherty had put them in front Holmes and Campbell Mason added further goals.
Jake Allen scored a stoppage time leveller for TEVERSAL to ensure things finished even after Ryan Baker had put visitors BELPER UNITED into the lead as early as the third minute.
There was no respite for the bottom two. Ryan Smith’s ninth minute goal was all that separated BORROWASH VICTORIA and RADFORD with the visitors winning.
ARNOLD TOWN were involved in an eight goal thriller at home to WEST BRIDGFORD. Jack Oldham put the visitors in front in the second minute; Curtis Millward levelled five minutes before the break, but Daniel Welsh restored the visitors advantage before half-time. Welsh’s second made it 3-1 to the visitors before Millward’s second cut the lead again. Gafaar Karim restored parity but two late goals from John Whitehurst and Joshea Rae gave Bridgford the points.

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