AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
Goals in abundance despite the continued wet weather, twelve of them at Langwith Road where HUCKNALL TOWN showed why they are the league leaders by slamming SHIREBROOK TOWN 10-2 in their own back yard. Joe Ashurst led the way with four goals, two of which were before the interval as Hucknall led 4-1. Sam Sims and Oliver Brown were their other first half scorers with Simon Johnson replying for Shirebrook. Goals followed at regular intervals for the league leaders in the second half as Ashurst completed a foursome, Oliver Brown hit a second and Matt Brian, Adam Nelson and Jordan Phillips also put their names on the list before Jack Lyons got a late second consolation for the home side.
The biggest crowd of the day of 131 saw EASTWOOD COMMUNITY keep up the challenge with a 3-2 win over CLIfTON ALL WHITES at Coronation Park. Ben Gowing opened the scoring for them on 23 minutes but Kyle Stovell levelled on 38. David Leak restored the Red Badgers advantage on the stroke of half time and a Chadley Timson own goal made it 3-1 before Alex Horobin pulled another back with ten minutes left to make it an edgy finish in which the home side had Ben Wallis sent off for two yellows.
The good days continue for GEDLING MINERS WELFARE who came from behind to win 4-1 at RADFORD in front of Selhurst Street’s best gate of the season. Ryan Smith put Radford in front on 12 minutes but a Felix Hogg double and goals from Joshua Thornton and Matt Newton sealed an excellent win for the visitors.
SHERWOOD COLLIERY also secured a maximum 3 points with a 4-2 win over GRAHAM STREET PRIMS. Kieran Wells put the home side ahead on 23 minutes but Stephen Byrne levelled before the break. Keenan Leeds restored home advantage on the hour only for Kevin Morrow to level again nine minutes from the end. Then late goals from Wells and Liam Theakstone kept the points at Sherwood.
DUNKIRK lost ground when they could only draw 0-0 at home to INGLES; the Boatmen battling it out with ten men after Mason Frizaelle was sent off.
BARROW TOWN completed the league games on a wet Saturday with a 3-1 win over BELPER UNITED, all the goals coming before the break. Henry Dunn and a brace from Sam Moore, who was later sent off, put the Riversiders in control before Curtis Williamson got one back for United.
TEVERSAL completed a demolition job on Notts Senior League side Calverton Miners Welfare in the Nottinghamshire FA Senior Cup with a 7-0 away win with Danny Fulwood recording a brace of goals, the latter being a 53rd minute spot kick. with David Cockerill Jonathan Watkin, Joshua Barker Aaron pride and Stephen Mallinder completing the scoring.
There was, however, bad news for CLIPSTONE, who exited the competition away to a Bingham side who got the winer through Andy Nicholson two minutes from the end. After a goal less first half, Evan Sweeting put Bingham in front on 52 minutes before Josh Pickering levelled with ten minutes left. Then came the late home winner.