AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
Saturday 21st September 2019
The top of the table clash at Watnall Road between two of the league’s unbeaten sides ended with a win for HEANOR TOWN by the only goal of the game scored by Sam Birks four minutes before the break against HUCKNALL TOWN. But it doesn’t tell the whole story because Hucknall goalkeeper Adam Jablonski save his side on numerous occasions from what might have been a catastrophic score line. Even when the Lions were reduced to ten men through Max Thornberry’s red card with twenty minutes left, they still missed countless chances in a game which attracted a fine attendance of 205. The win leaves Heanor and SHERWOOD COLLIERY, who were without a game today, as the League’s two remaining unbeaten sides.
At the other end, BORROWASH VICTORIA extended their dismal start to the season to nine straight defeats as RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE left Spondon with all the points courtesy of a 3-2 win. Callum Lytham put the visitors in front on 34 minutes but Gavin McCready on 42 and Mitch White a minute into the second half put Vics ahead. Then two goals in two minutes from Declan Brewin changed things round again and Jack Smedley’s 72nd minute red card left Vics with a mountain to climb and they couldn’t quite reach the summit.
KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE are also still looking for their first win as goals from Joshua Pickering and Jason Foster gave CLIPSTONE a 2-0 victory at the Stag.
Kieran Darby got both of SHIREBROOK TOWN’s goals as they overcame CLIFTON ALL WHITES 2-1 in Nottingham. Sam Leggitt got a home consolation goal ten minutes from the end.
BELPER UNITED have also hit form and it was two Curtis Williamson goals, one in each half, which gave them victory at GEDLING MINERS WELFARE.
EASTWOOD COMMUNITY moved up into third place in the table with a 3-2 win at BARROW TOWN, and they had Paddy Webb to thanks for the points as the in form striker netted all three goals in 41, 66 and 73 minutes. An early Sam Moore goal had given the Riversiders the lead but they were unable to hit back again until stoppage time when Harry Dunn pulled one back.
GRAHAM STREET PRIMS moved up to fourth thanks to Bradley Scard’s goal nine minutes from the end which sent RADFORD home pointless.
Goals from Daniel Tuck on 32 minutes and Josh Bowley on 55 gave INGLES a 2-0 home win over TEVERSAL.
Perhaps the best result of the day came on Trentside, where WEST BRIDGFORD lowered the colours of visiting DUNKIRK for the first time this season with a 3-0 win. And it was the second hat-trick of the day, this time from Joshua Rae which did the trick. He put Bridgford two up inside the first fifteen minutes and completed his threesome in the last minute of the game.