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Around The Counties with Stan Wilton

By David Holland

Midweek Action to 16th October

Midweek Action to 16th October

BARROW TOWN continued their inconsistent form on Tuesday evening to inflict the second home defeat of the season on SHERWOOD COLLIERY, doing it in style by coming back from behind to take the points. Klarke Greenham had broken the deadlock in first half stoppage time but Kieran Foster restored parity for the Riversiders just after the hour. Henry Dunn popped up with what turned out to be the winning goal with eleven minutes of the encounter left.
There was more drama in the Jenkins & Jenkins sponsored League Cup tie at Watnall Road which saw three goals in as many minutes before a penalty shoot-out finally decided the winners. Kyle Fowkes broke the deadlock four minutes into the second half after an exciting first half had finished goal-less. Matt Brian then levelled things up for HUCKNALL TOWN on the hour only for Billy Blackshaw to put visiting INGLES back in front two minutes later. This time the lead lasted less than a minute as Brian scored again to get the crowd of over one hundred excited again. It finally took a penalty shoot-out to determine who went through to the Second Round with Ingles winning 4-3.
The remaining midweek games were in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup which saw DUNKIRK beat Central Midlands League side Collingham 6-1. Jordan Alls scored twice in the first half, as did Mark Green. Green completed his hat-trick in the second half and David Boafo completed the scoring on 77 minutes. Georg Hyde got Collingham’s 29th minute consolation.
Very tight in the other games. Central Midlands League side Linby Colliery Welfare ran EASTWOOD COMMUNITY close with the Red Badgers coming from behind to win in extra time. Paddy Webb put Eastwood in front after half an hour, but two goals in four minutes from Dom Baker on 66 and Owen Everton on 70 put Linby in charge. Webb levelled things up for Eastwood in the 90th minute and Jared Holmes and Ross Parker scored the goals in extra time that gave the East Midlands Counties side progress to the next round from a game which was staged at the former Hucknall Rolls ground as Linby do not have floodlights.
Finally, defeat for an East Midlands Counties League side as Central Midlands League North leaders Newark Town triumphed in a penalty shoot-out against CLIFTON ALL WHITES. Samuel Ilesemni put Clifton in front after ten minutes. George Aspin levelled on 33. Jack Read’s penalty gave the Whites advantage again just before the hour mark only for Aaron Martin to restore parity again on 73 minutes. Due to restrictions on Newark’s floodlights the game then went straight to penalties and this saw Newark win by the odd goal of seven.

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