AROUND THE COUNTIES
By STAN WILTON
Midweek 3rd /4th March
He top of the table clash at Lenton Lane saw second placed EASTWOOD COMMUNITY come back from two goals down to rescue a point against third placed DUNKIRK. Tyrell Shannon-Lewis had put the Boatmen in front midway through the first half and Michael Fitzhugh increased their advantage on the stroke
of half time. Then, two goals in two minutes midway through the second half from Joe Harrison and Fabian Smith rescued a point for the Red Badgers.
Also coming back for a point from two goals adrift were RAINWORTH MINERS WELFARE. Visiting RADFORD had stole the lead through a Lucas Cotterill goal two minutes into the second half and within two minutes a Simon Hore penalty had doubled their advantage. Joe Naylor pulled one back for the Wrens shortly after the hour and Nathan Benger restored parity after 67 minutes for a point each.
The clash at the other end of the table saw Joe Harris give new look SHIREBROOK TOWN the lead on 33 minutes but basement improvers BORROWASH VICTORIA rescued a point through Rhoadri Meads just three minutes later. The Vics held out despite having Jordan Leeming sent of with ten minutes remaining.
Goals early in the second half from Luck Moran and Ash Way paved the way for BARROW TOWN to win 2-0 on their visit to WEST BRIDGFORD in a game watched by only 14 spectators.
Wednesday evening saw a goal after just 21 minutes from Marc Schulz claim all three points for INGLES who entertained rapidly improving CLIPSTONE. It was a game which saw the home side leap over the away side in the table but only by alphabetical order as both sides have identical records.
HEANOR TOWN consolidated their place in the top four putting pressure on the leaders with a nap hand win over GEDLING MINERS WELFARE. For the first half hour both sides proved with some efficiency that they could kick the ball as hard and as high as each other as ping-pong suited the play. Then Max Thornberry’s
thunderous header from a corner broke the deadlock and Heanor gained the upper hand. Two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half from Kieran Debrouwer and Jamie Sleigh put the Lions in charge and Sleigh and a goal to remember from skipper Shaun Roulston completed the scoring. Normally renown for scoring with headers, Roulston broke with tradition and roofed a left foot shot!