AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The only league game played in midweek saw SHERWOOD COLLIERY lose their unbeaten record to visitors HEANOR TOWN at Debdale Park. Stuart Baker headed the Lions in front on 96 seconds and Kyle Daley increased the lead on 23. Jamie Sleigh’s 50th minute penalty brought up a 3-0 lead which was cut within a minute by home skipper Jobe Shaw. Then came the onslaught. Liam Theakstone poked home from close range just after the hour, but try as they might Sherwood could not penetrate the Heanor defence again and the Lions held on for the win.
In the Leicestershire & Rutland Jelson Senior Cup ASHBY IVANHOE progressed to the Third Round as a result of a 5-0 thrashing of former EMC club Blaby & Whetstone Athletic now playing in the Leicestershire Senior League. Ryan Pearce headed the scorers with two goals and Chris Sykes and Sam Hankin were also first half net finders as Ivanhoe raced into a four goal interval lead. Joel Earps added their fifth goal ten minutes from time to complete the result.
BARROW TOWN also made progress in the same competition with a 3-2 home win over Hathern.
And there was another resounding win, this time for INGLES who beat FC Khalsa 6-3 with James Brooks, Connor Bennett, Lloyd Tapper, Leithan Hammond and Kyle Fowkes amongst the scorers for the Dovecote side.
There was both joy and despair in the Second Round of the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup. CLIFTON ALL WHITES celebrated their progression in style with a 10-1 win over Nottinghamshire Senior League side Attenborough. Jahred Russell led the scoring spree with four goals between the 40th and 79th minutes. The rest of the goals were shared out between Jack Reid, Aiden Blewitt, Luke Denham, Lamah Griggs and a brace from Ashley Way.
Shock and despair though for RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE who are finding things tough this season in all competitions. They also faced Nottinghamshire Senior League opponents in Stapleford Town in a game which was played at Basford and in which they were hammered 6-0.
In the First Round of the Jenkins & Jenkins sponsored East Midlands Counties League Cup competition EASTWOOD COMMUNITY eventually made progress in a very tight encounter away to neighbours KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE. The game finished all square at 1-1 after 90 minutes with Callum Lloyd giving Kimberley the lead on 55 minutes and Chay Betteridge squaring things up again from the penalty spot on the hour. The game went to a penalty shoot-out with Eastwood winning 6-5.