AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
A road traffic accident outside the ground and completely unrelated to football caused the abandonment of GEDLING MINERS WELFARE’s home game against CLIFTON ALL WHITES after 40 minutes. The ground was needed for the Air Ambulance to land and transport injured parties to hospital. At the time of abandonment the visitors led through a Jack Reeves goal after 32 minutes.
At the top of the table Newark Flowserve and Selston remain locked on 66 points with goal difference only separating the clubs, although Selston have a game in hand. NEWARK FLOWSERVE had the easier task this afternoon winning 7-0 at rock bottom ARNOLD TOWN who are 15 points adrift of safety. Jack Beckett led
the scoring spree with a hat-trick, a brace from club and joint League leading goalscorer Sam Agar took his total for the campaign to 24, and Tyrell Shannon-Lewis and Daryll Price completed the scoring.
SELSTON welcome third placed RADFORD to the Parish Ground and their task looked distinctly more difficult than their rivals’. But two goals with a minute towards the end of the first half from Kenan Layton and Carl Moore put distance between the sides and when Carl Moore scored two more in the second half to
complete his hat trick it brought his total for the season to 23.
A change of leadership at HEANOR TOWN has brought confidence and quality back to the Town Ground and they not only completed their second successive victory, but did so without conceding a goal as they sent RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE home with a 5-0 defeat. Kyle Daley hit two first half goals and Jamie Sleigh brought his tally for the season to 23 with a hat trick completed midway through the second half with two goals in a minute to add to his eleventh minute opener.
New management is not yet paying off at EASTWOOD COMMUNITY though as Carl Westcarr came off the bench to hit an 81 st minute goal which was a mere consolation to the two Robert Mulonga scored in the third minute and River Hardy on 28 which gave visiting INGLES the points.
Goals from Zak Ginvent on 47 minutes and a Toby Wells penalty on 75 gave BARROW TOWN victory at ASHBY IVANHOE for whom Sam Carline got an 81 st minute consolation.
It was the same score at BELPER UNITED where GRAHAM STREET PRIMS had to come from behind to win. Louis Anthony had given United a 16 th minute lead which was cancelled out by Michael Fitzpatrick’s 44 th minute penalty. Substitute Stephen Byrne came off the bench to notch an 89 th minute winner for the visitors.
CLIIPSTONE and KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE could not be separated as
they scrapped out a goal-less draw, the only shared spoils of the day.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY moved above Radford into third place as they
hammered BORROWASH VICTORIA 9-1. Julian Topliss headed the scorers with
a threesome and there were doubles for Lewis Weaver and Gareth Curtis, the latter taking him to joint leading league scorer with 24. Nathan Clarke and Liam Theakstone completed the route with Tristan Matthews scoring for the Vics.
Ryan Whitehurst gave WEST BRIDGFORD a 14 th minute lead, but goals from Matthew Wilkinson, Jack Hutchinson and Aaron Williamson put TEVERSAL in command by the hour. Joshua Rae’s late penalty only cut the lead to 3-2.