AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
With the League title and most of the final positions already settled the last nine
games of the season were in most senses academic.
SELSTON, having already been crowned champions ended the campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to third place SHERWOOD COLLIERY. A crowd of 212 saw Joe Butler put the home side into a 37 th minute lead but Jordan Ingram levelled on 58 to share the spoils.
Second placed NEWARK FLOWSERVE ended with a second successive away defeat, again by 2-1, this time at HEANOR TOWN who ended the season with a magnificent eleven successive victories which earned them fourth place. Jesse Vowels gave them a 14th minute lead and the League’s leading goalscorer, Jamie Sleigh, with his 37 th league goal of the season, extended the advantage 14 minutes later. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis pulled one back in first halfstoppage time and no one could add to the scoring in the second half.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE and RADFORD ended the season respectively with two home and two away games. Midweek saw the two teams draw 2-2 at the Stag Ground. Sacha Markelic put the Miners in front on 35 but goals from Scott Litchfield and Ravern Jackson in a five minute second half spell put Radford in the
driving seat. Roberto Labbatte levelled three minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game. Saturday saw Markelic on target again as Kimberley hosted BORROWASH VICTORIA. Mitchell Woodbine levelled for the Derby side but Mason Frizelle got a late winner for the Miners. Radford piled on the pressure for
fourth place winning 4-0 at INGLES. Ryan Smith’s two goals was not enough to give him the League’s Golden Boot. Jack Smith and Tyrone Black got their other goals.
GRAHAM STREET PRIMS ended the season in style with another free scoring win over visiting TEVERSAL. Michael Fitzhugh started the party on the half hour before goals from Dominic Williamson and a brace from Kevin Morrow, his first a superb volley from a corner, sealed a comfortable 4-0 win. But it could have been better for Teversal had Aaron Pride not missed a 21st minute penalty.
GEDLING MINERS WELFARE also picked up four points from their last two games. A midweek 1-1 draw at home to ARNOLD TOWN in which James Wade levelled Courtney Hastings first half goal for Gedling, was followed by a 3-1 last day win at CLIPSTONE. Courtney Hasting was again on target, with Jack Jepson and Phillip Granville also scoring. Bradley Cox got the Clipstone goal.
BELPER UNITED were another club to end the season in style with a 4-1 win at CLIFTON ALL WHITES. In this case they had to come from behind to do it after James Price had given the Whites a 25th minute lead. Enter Sam Vickers with the day’s only hat-trick to give the game a completely different look. Ryan Baker got
their other goal as the U’s celebrated the return from hospital of their match day Secretary John Edwards.
And so, apart from the League Cup Final next Saturday at Clipstone, it is all over bar the shouting for yet another season.
Saturday 4th May 2015
East Midlands Counties Football League
Jenkins & Jenkins League Cup Final Tie
NEWARK FLOWSERVE versus CLIFTON ALL WHITES
at Clipstone FC
Kick off 1pm
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