By David Holland

Week ending 28/04/18

More rain brought more misery for clubs and the League as more fixtures were lost, but DUNKIRK took advantage to move four points clear at the top after thrashing RADCLIFFE OLYMPIC 8-0. The trap door to Step 7 football for Olympic opened in the first minute when Lee Potts gave the Boatmen the lead. He added another on 28 after Lorcon Hickey had opened up a two goal gap on 12 minutes. Second half braces from Oliver Robinson, Steve Chaplin and one from Ben Gowing completed a great afternoon for Dunkirk and a miserable one for Radcliffe.

BELPER UNITED followed up their midweek win over Anstey Nomads with another good performance at GEDLING MINERS WELFARE, where Michael Dunne scored on five and 70 minutes to give them a 2-0 victory.

For the second game running there was excitement at GRAHAM STREET PRIMS when they recorded their second home draw of the week, this time against KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE. Prims surged ahead with goals from Kevin Morrow on five and twenty minutes, the latter from the penalty spot. The Stags hit back in the second half and two goals in five minutes from Scott Bailey and a Grant Tobin spot kick levelled things up. Morrow completed his, and the day’s, only hat-trick two minutes from the end, but on 90 minutes Jordan Alls got the goal which finally ensured parity.

HOLBROOK SPORTS’ miserable run continues as BIRSTALL UNITED hit them for four without reply. Two Ryan Foster goals in the first half gave them a comfortable advantage and late second half goals from Chris Aycott and Sam Moore completed a 4-0 win.

A good late end-of-season run has seen RADFORD move up to seventh in the table with a 3-0 win over visiting WEST BRIDGFORD. Ryan Smith gave them the lead on 44 minutes and Jacob Spence and Conor Moore scored second half goals.

SELSTON failed to take the opportunity of putting more pressure on the top two when they went down in a feisty encounter at home to nine man AYLESTONE PARK. Jason Lee gave the visitors the lead on eleven minutes but was sent off on 33. The visitors held their lead until the break but Selston rallied to level through Carl Moore two minutes into the second half. Parity lasted just six minutes before Goncarlo Santon scored the goal which eventually gave Aylestone Park all three points, but they had to see the game out with nine men after Jake Wormleighton also saw red with seven minutes of normal time remaining.

Saturday’s final game saw STAPENHILL enjoy a comfortable win over visiting BARROW TOWN. Jamie Disney hit a brace of goals in the first twenty minutes to put them completely in charge and Lewis Campbell got another just before the hour to complete a 3-0 win.

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