THE COUNTIES By STAN WILTON

By David Holland

Midweek 26th & 27th February 2019

THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
The League will have one representative in the semi-final of the Bluefin Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup after KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE demolished fellow East Midlands Counties League side GEDLING MINERS WELFARE at Plains Road by 6-1. Jermaine Palmer of 24 minutes and a brace from Jonathan Jebbison on 34 and 43 minutes, the first of these from the penalty spot, gave the visitors a commanding start. Courtney Hastings managed to pull one back for Gedling almost on the stroke of half time to give them hope for the second half. But it was Kimberley who dominated that second period with two goals from Lee Williamson and one from Jordan Alls to give them passage through to the last four of the competition joining holders Basford United, Carlton Town and Hucknall Town.
Table toppers SELSTON knew they would have a tough fight on their hands in the other semi-final played this week at Central Midlands League Premier South leaders Hucknall Town. Hucknall’s new ground is almost ready and they are assured to be playing on it next season, so the team is going all out to join Selston and the rest of their Nottinghamshire rivals in Step 6. It was a game settled by one early goal scored by Hucknall’s Kajally Danso in the fourth minute. Both sides fought hard to increase the score but it was Hucknall who ran out deserved winners.
The one league game to take place in midweek saw BELPER UNITED defeat INGLES at Christchurch Meadows. It was nip and tuck until six minutes into the second half when Josh Wright broke the deadlock in favour of Belper. The home side then had to wait until the 89th minute to confirm their win when Ben Gowing put the issue beyond doubt from the penalty spot.

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