Saturday 7th October 2017

Notts FA U15 Youth Challenge Cup Rd 1

Rolls Royce Rangers 4, Winthorpe & Coddington Tigers 4 (Rolls won 6-5 on pens)

Rolls Royce Leisure Rangers edged their way into the second round thanks to a penalty shoo-out which went 6-5 in their favour. The teams level at 3-3 at the end of normal time and added one more goal each in extra time making it necessary to decide the tie on penalties.

AFC Mansfield 1, Quarrydale Utd 2

Quarrydale Utd booked their place in the next round with a 2-1 win at AFC Mansfield.

Bilborough Town 4, Burton Joyce Green 1

After a goalless first half Bilborough Town went on to beat Burton Joyce Green 4-0 to go into the second round draw.

Dunkirk Colts Red 3, Southwell City Sabres 3 (Southwell won 4-5 on pens)

Dunkirk Colts Red and Southwell City Sabres were tied at 3-3, the match settled on a penalty shoot-out which Sabres on 4-5.

Edwalton Cavaliers 4, Dunkirk Colts Blue 2

Edwalton Cavaliers eased their way into the next round thanks to a 4-2 success against Dunkirk Colts Blue.

Ruddington Colts Yellow 3, Rainworth Rangers 0

A Josh Anderson brace and another goal from Sam Liew gave Ruddington Colts Yellow a 3-0 win ove Rainworth Rangers.

Stapleford Town 0, Toton Tigers Orange 17

James Oluwatasin scored nine goals and Owen Limb got five as Toton Tigers Orange proved too strong for Stapleford Town.

West Bridgford Buccaneers 0, Bingham Town Red 6

West Bridgford Buccaneers made their exit from the competitions as they were beaten 6-0 by Bingham Town Red who scored three times in each half.

West Bridgford Hurricanes 5, Bilsthorpe 1

West Bridgford Hurricanes moved into the second round following their 5-1 win over Bilsthorpe. Max Astley scored twice, Michael Collins, Josh Rutherford and Henry Wilks got one each.

Under 15 Division 1

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Emeralds 0, West Bridgford Pirates Black 6

West Bridgford Pirates Black made it three wins in four matches as they ran out 6-0 victors at Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Emeralds. Christian Hatley scored four goal whilst Elijah Gregory and Leon Norman Thomas got one each.

Nottingham FC 1, Sandiacre Town 3

In the mid-table battle Sandiacre Town came away from Nottingham FC with all three points with a 3-1 result.

Riverside Blues 2, Radcliffe Olympic Red 2

Pretty appalling conditions for a good game of football today with a strong wind diagonally across the tiny pitch and the surface resembling a bit of a bombsite in places and cut for rugby. Both teams had to deal with it though and it would just need a good referee to ensure we at least had a competitive, enjoyable game.This led to a very scrappy encounter that at times descended into a bad-tempered affair. Radcliffe were struggling more with the surface as we like to run with the ball when we can and today was not good for this.  Riverside were obviously used to the conditions and had some very neat passing through the centre with a couple of early half chances.The first goal came from nowhere really when Morgan Roberts delivered a cross from deep by the corner post on the left and it evaded everyone, drifting into the net on the back post for 0-1 (12).

The attritional football continued with defences very much on top and individual skill being stifled by the long grass and the wind.  Riverside had a good chance with a through ball but Harvey Woodward was lightning off his line to slide in and dispossess with a great challenge and clear the danger. The best action in the remainder of the first half was when Ollie Petchell managed a lovely turn in the box and curled a shot in to the bottom right corner of the goal, only to see it hit the inside of the upright, spin along the goal line, collide with the left upright and spin out to safety…so close! The second half started quite well and Radcliffe seemed to have got a little more measure of the pitch.  Some good passing (actually to feet) and a lovely one-two saw Fin Jackson pass across to Ollie Petchell and he leathered the ball home for 0-2 (54). Radcliffe were now on top and should have had the game killed off when a lovely drifted free kick over the back line found Ollie Jones-Wilkinson who slid the ball home for a goal, only to see the flag up for offside.

From the resulting restart Radcliffe were caught by Riverside’s best bit of football.  A long ball into their striker on the left and his turn tied Jacob Sadler in knots and he bore down on goal, curling the ball neatly past Harvey Woodward to halve the arrears 1-2 (56). On the hour Riverside won a corner but Harry Timson-Smith put his hand up and had to be substituted with a bad back.  A speculative shot was well blocked but lady luck decided to strike again and the ricochet managed to wrong foot Harvey Woodward in goal and it squirmed frustratingly into the net for 2-2 (60). The remainder of the game seemed to fly by and either team could have finished it off and got all three points with chances not taken.  Man of the match was always going to be a defender today and it goes to Tom Martindale for his never-say-die attitude at the back and a whole host of last-gasp challenges that kept the ball from being crossed.

Under 15 Division 2

Ravenshead Reds 2, Teversal 0

Ravenshead Reds got their first win under their belts with a 2-0 result against Teversal. James Farr and Charlie Wragg shared the goals which came either side of half time.

Calverton MW Blue 0, Basford Utd CFC 7

Fantastic performance by both sides.Calverton were trouble at times with pace in their squad. Basford were dominant, although Calverton keeper was truly remarkable, producing some brilliant saves. Basford ran out winners, Rashaun Douglas scoring 4 and man match performance to Kia Byron who was solid all game.

Under 15 Division 3

Beeston FC 4, Gonerby 3

Two goals apiece by Jonah Bowerman and Jack Osborne steered Beeston FC to a 4-3 win over Gonerby. This win lifted Beeston off the bottom of the table.

Newark Town 2, Carlton Town Blue 3

For the second week running Newark Town took a 2-0 lead only to squander it and go down to their opponents. Toby Hampton and Ben Hall scored for Newark to give them a 2-0 half time lead. Carlton fought back with George Gayne, Harri Grewal and Eathan Stanley scoring to steal all three points.

Rolls Royce Leisure Blue 1, Long Eaton Utd 9

Long Eaton Utd are six points clear at the top of the table following their convincing win at Rolls Royce Leisure Blue. Job Mather and Darnell Allen-Forde scored two goals each, Ben Williams, Josh Kneller, Jacob Blair Bradshaw, Zeb Kasujja and Roberton Lungu gotone each.

Under 15 Division 4

Radcliffe Olympic Blue 3, Calverton MW Red 5

Radcliffe kicked off with the wind behind them. Radcliffe No 20 on the wing shot blocked by Jude. Corner sneaked through past Ben to the foot of striker and into the net (0-1) Good Joined up play from the reds: Frazer to Luke to Danny. Another attack from Radcliffe cleared off the goal line by Ben And again kicked away by Eden but goal given. 0-2. The wind really helping Radcliffe maintain the pressure on Calvertons goal. Calverton pushed forward. Danny running into resistance from their defence to the left of goal passed back to Luke who was waiting centrally in front of goal and looped into the net making it look easy. 1-2. Good passing in the middle Danny shot just wide to the left. Lots of action and only 10 mins gone. Calverton corner through to Tim on right. Smashed just wide right. Dom collected the ball in the defensive half and cleared for a throw. Regan free kick was caught by goalie Danny great run and through past the last man but knocked on a little too hard and the ball cleared. Great cross from Dom leads to a good effort from Danny that sailed just over the bar. Radcliffe free kick in to the box and ricocheted off the bar. Straight to other end, Danny bombing down the right wing with a cross to Alex who scored from in front left. 2-2. The half ended even stevens. Calverton overall played well with lots of possession and good skill on the ball. But too hurried with the release of the ball and struggling predicting the head wind. 2nd half Finn turned and hit the ball forcing a finger tip save by the Radcliffe goalie. Then at the other end, Luke’s turn to push away with his finger tips for a corner. Shot by Luke Sharlotte blocked. Rebound hit by Danny 10 mins in to the second half and 3-2, with Calverton taking the lead for the first time. With the wind behind Calverton look far more attacking in the second half. Another cross from wide left from Danny again finds its way to Alex who blasts home and its 4-2 to Calverton and 2 goals to Alex. Some pressure from Radcliffe. Race for a loose ball and Tim just gets his toe to the ball and wrong foots the attacker. Save at short distance from Luke in goal. Calverton pressuring again. Alex on right wing beats defender and cross to Finn who can’t quite make it. Out wide to the right where Luke turned with three keepie uppies and crossed from right to the left goal post where Fred waiting but not quite able to bury it. Cross to Regan in front of goal but his goal is incorrectly called for offside (followed by an apology by both the linesman and referee).  Radcliffe win a free kick just right of centre and a great shot sails in to make it 4-3. Frazer (now playing on the left side) made a shot after moving the ball onto his right foot but blocked by goalie. The rebound fired in once more with the clearance from the defender finding    Regan prowling on the edge of the box before unleashing a piledriver to make it 5-3 after 40 mins with a few minutes to go. Loads of pressure Luke shot blocked then another from Jack with the defender blocking on the line. Match ended 5-3. Could have scored more but so could they during the first half. A good open game and two competitively matched teams.

Celtic Sports 3, Riverside Raiders 2

Celtic Sports edged a five goal thriller by the odd goal with goals from Callum Hartley, Robert Finlay and Nathan Millns. Riverside scorers were Nathan Wright and Tyler Barrell.

Saturday 30th September 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Radcliffe Olympic Red 5, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Emeralds 1

Radcliffe welcomed Wollaton & Bramcote Emeralds to Bingham Road today on the back of last week’s amazing result and confidence couldn’t be higher. The visitors started quite lively though and the boys seemed to have a bit of a hangover from last week, maybe their exertions had taken their toll. Harvey Woodward had to make a few sharp saves to deny them but a long ball bouncing over the back line and pounced on by their striker eventually got past him into the net for 0-1 (11).

The boys seemed to shake off their sluggishness after this and some great play down the left from Fin Jackson created a chance for Ollie Skinner.  True to his season’s form he made no mistake and tucked it away for the equaliser 1-1 (19). Shortly after there was another great ball into Ollie Skinner but this time from Oliver Jones-Wilkinson and the boy who just can’t stop scoring tucked away for his brace 2-1 (23). Radcliffe were really in their stride now and if it wasn’t for their big, strong defender it would have been much more.  A change of personnel with Morgan Roberts making way for Joshua Jones-Wilkinson and Fin Jackson moving to the centre of midfield after a great start down the left. The back four of Radcliffe were again shutting out anything that the opposition could throw at them and from a good piece of defending the ball ended up in Harvey Woodward’s hands.  His kick was straight to Ollie Skinner who turned provider this time and slid a lovely ball across to the onrushing Ollie Petchell to slam home for 3-1 (35). Half time and Radcliffe were in control of the game.  At the restart it was time to bring on George Arrowsmith for his 30 mins (slowly increasing his playing time now after his surgery). Almost immediately he had a great chance but shot straight at the keeper.  It didn’t take long for another chance to come along though and this time when William Quilter hit a lovely ball over the top George Arrowsmith latched onto it and picked out the corner past the onrushing keeper for 4-1 (49). With the game almost won we could make a few changes and rest a number of the boys who’ve been putting in a shift over the last few weeks. Radcliffe were now bossing it and Joshua Jones-Wilkinson had a lovely run down the left and cut in to the box before opening up with his left foot.  The shot was on target but it flicked up off the back of a defender and left the Wollaton keeper desperately clutching at thin air as it looped over him into the net for 5-1 (59). There was just time for a strange one, a shot blocked but followed in well by George Arrowsmith to tap home was well over the line but both the linesman and the ref seemed to have been watching something else and the goal wasn’t given. Radcliffe were trying to walk the ball into the goal a little in the final minutes and Fin Jackson was unlucky to not get a well-deserved goal with a few good chances either blocked or just wide. At the whistle the boys were well deserved winners…they’d picked up the intensity slowly throughout and the quality had eventually shone through. My man of the match today goes to Fin Jackson who had a terrier-like performance both on the wing and in the centre with plenty of skills on show. Top of the table a great reward for a great start to the season.  It’s a marathon not a sprint though and the boys need to keep the performances top notch if they’re going to be there or thereabouts come the end of season shake-up.

West Bridgford Pirates Black 3, Nottingham FC 0

West Bridgford Pirates were 3-0 winners against Nottingham FC. Christian Hatley scored twice and Connor Lloyd added another for their second win of the season.

Toton Tigers Orange 2, Burton Joyce Blue 7

Burton Joyce made it three wins in a row as they were 7-2 victors at Toton Tigers Orange. Ben Morris was top scorer with three goals, Josh Gardener bagged a brace, Kyle Fawsitt and Aaron Wainiana scored one each. Owen limb replied for Toton.

Under 15 Division 2

Basford Utd CFC 10, AFC Vernon Red 0

It took Basford Utd CFC fifteen minutes to break the deadlock and then they ran riot as Elliott Morley and Rashaun Douglas scored three goals each.

Arnold Town Blue 2, Calverton MW Blue 1

Arnold Town Blue beat local rivals Calverton MW Blue 2-1, all the goals being scored in the first half. Asher Huffen and Zindan Salih scored for Arnold, Jack Dalton netting for the visitors.

Dunkirk Colts Red 4, Ravenshead Reds 2

Dunkirk Colts Red got their first league win of the season with a 4-2 result against Ravenshead reds. Elliot Hanley and Tom Wigglesworth scored for the visitors.

Bingham Town Red 4, Teversal 0

Archie Cross opened the scoring for Bingham in the tenth minute and completed it with four minutes remaining. Kaine Leach either side of half time to give he hosts a comfortable victory.

Under 15 Division 3

Burton Joyce Green 5, Dunkirk Colts Blue 5

Again another slow start from Burton Joyce Green found themselves trailing 2-4. A fantastic fight back in the second half brought the teams level where both teams could have nicked it. 5-5 fair result. Scorers for the hosts were Alex Glynn-McIntyre (3), Joe Kyle and Daniel Metcalf. Jacob Taylor (3) and Ashdon McGrath (2) were Dunkirk’s scorers.

Carlton Town Blue 2, Rolls Royce Blue 3

Pierre Vinsant Saunders scored twice to give Carlton Town Blue a 2-1 half time lead against Rolls Royce Blue. The visitors rallied after the brek and went on to win by the odd goal of five, Jake Biggs, James Dean and Spencer Churchill sharing the goals.

Cotgrave 5, Phoenix 1

A Gregor Howell hat trick and one each from Brannon Blackamore and Lewis Robertson gave Cotgrave all three points from their match against Phoenix FC. Zak Wright scored for the visitors.

Gonerby 3, Newark Town 2

Toby Hampton gave Newark Town the lead at Gonerby after ten minutes and Shaqueal Sumal made it 2-0 on the half hour. Gonerby hit back after the break, Oliver Burton, Jermaine Cann-Livingstone and Bradley Munns turned the game in the hosts favour who won 3-2.

Long Eaton Utd 8, Edwalton Cavaliers 1

Long Eaton Utd welcomed Edwalton Cavaliers to Grange Park. Long Eaton were on top from the start when a Long Eaton corner was headed in by a Edwalton player to make it 1-0 Utd. Then striker Jacob Blair-Bradshaw latched on to a rebound from a shot outside the box from Danell Allen-Forde to poke home the second goal. Long Eaton then won a corner which resulted in a hand ball in the area by Edwalton, Callum Finn stepped up to take the spot kick which drew a magnificent save by the keeper. Long Eaton had a player brought down in the box which resulted in another spot kick. Zeb Kasujja stepped up this time sending the keeper the wrong way 3-0 Utd. Jacob latched on again to a spilt ball by the keeper and wrestled the ball home 4-0 Utd. The whistle blew for half time. Edwalton started brighter for the second half and Long Eaton were under pressure. This resulted in a goal for Edwalton from a corner and a goal mouth scramble 4-1, Makaeel Mohammed scoring. Long Eaton then regained their composure, Darnell Allen-Forde scored the next 2 goals, his second was a first time shot which curled in to the corner of the net 6-1 Utd. This followed by a nice strike from Blain Brown where the keeper could not stop it 7-1 Utd. The scoring finished with another thunderbolt shot form Josh Kneller form outside the box where the keeper could only parry the ball in to his own net 8-1.

Under 15 Division 4

Calverton MW Red 2, Bilborough Town 1

Calverton made a great start with  some good breaks into their final third from the off, shape being kept and accurate passing a. Bilborough broke but good battling by Jude Richardson stopped the attack. Seven minutes in and a goal by Danny Marley sees Calverton come alive.  Bilborough responded positively, and kept Calverton in their own half as they tried to break down the Calverton defence.  A Bilborough shot was cleared off the line by Ben Kearsley-Cree followed two minutes later by Luke Reynolds-Simmons fine save over the cross bar for a corner.  The game settled for the next 10 minutes, Bilborough made a substitution and won a corner, Jude clears off the line and pressure is mounted on Calverton.  However Calverton responded and battled back with Danny shooting which was cleared by a defender.  Eden Wilson and Danny then really ply on the pressure and forced a corner.  Calverton subbed Tim for Alex due to an injury to the former and Fin Hind took the corner.  Luke received the ball and went round two players and has a shirt hanger, his effort just high of the cross bar.  Which team will have the most desire to win today?

Back in Calverton half, two more shots, but came to nothing.  Calverton break started by Dom Moran causes a corner, Finlay takes, Ben makes contact, fine save by Bilborough keeper.  Down to the other end great cross in no one on the man at the back post – goal.  1 -1 half time.

Let’s hope the second half is just as good both teams are playing great football.  Calverton have kick off.  Fiery start by both teams.  Pressure again on Calverton from the off, they make a break Luke makes a lovely pass downfield to Danny and goal.  The match is so physical and great battling from all players, both teams have some great chances. Last 5 minutes Bilborough rallied and tested the Calverton keeper who stepped up and made two fine saves, allowing the match to finish with the 1st win of the season.

Riverside Raiders 5, Radcliffe Olympic Blue 1

A competitive game where Riverside created more chances and deserved the win. Nathan Wright and Jayson Walters scored two goals each with Tyler Barrell also on target. Jayden Walker replied for Radcliffe.

West Bridgford Buccaneers 1, Celtic Sports 6

Celtic Sports made three wins in five matches with a 6-1 result at West Bridgford Buccaneers. Tom Edwards, Jude Howitt, Matthew Pollard, Robert Finlay, Louis Gallager and Luke Johnstone scored a goal each. Gibril Kizito replied for Buccaneers.

Ruddington Colts Black 0, West Bridgford Tornadoes 6

West Bridgford Tornadoes were 6-0 winners at Ruddington Colts Black to go to the top of the table.

Stapleford Town 2, Priory Celtic 1967 7

An Adam Whileman hat trick and a goal apiece by Connor Jones, Tom Skellett, Jack Wolverson and Wes Blackbourn secured maximum points for Priory Celtic 1967 at Stapleford Town. Jake Bassett and Callum Clarke scored for the hosts.

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Emeralds 0, Rolls Royce Leisure Rangers 6

Rolls Royce Rangers scored six unanswered goals at Wollaton Hall & Bramcote as Tom Davies and Jayden Smith bagged a brace apiece.

Nottingham FC 1, Radcliffe Olympic Red 2

Nottingham FC away is the toughest of tough fixtures and it was good that Radcliffe were entering this one with a strong squad to choose from and a bit of confidence from their great start to the season. A flat back four was needed to contend with the width and Harry Timson-Smith and Will Quilter got the nod at centre back to use their strength against what was going to be a tough front line. It’s impossible to make the boys grow any faster but Radcliffe always struggle to contest set pieces against the teams that pack themselves with giants, they just have to let their football do the talking instead, and today was no exception. The first 10 minutes was a bit ‘backs to the wall’ with a series of 6 consecutive corners at one stage but the boys challenged everything and threw their bodies in the way of every effort. The luck was earned when the ball careered back off the post on one of these. Radcliffe started to get a little more into the game and the defending from the front took some of the pressure off the back line. Morgan Roberts and Jack Willis were fearless in the centre of midfield and their partnership is starting to really blossom.

When Radcliffe used the channels and got behind the Nottingham FC back line they looked increasingly threatening and it was from a good ball down the left that the deadlock was broken. Josh Jones-Wilkinson put a ball in to his brother Ollie Jones-Wilkinson and his knack of finding Ollie Skinner on the edge allowed him to fire home for 0-1 (18). Almost from the restart, a good piece of tackling in the centre by Morgan Roberts allowed Jack Willis to drift a lovely ball out to Josh Jones-Wilkinson and his ball across the goal was met by Nathan Stocks who hit the back of the net again for 0-2 (19). This knocked the stuffing out of Nottingham FC and they started to lose their shape a little with passes not quite as crisp as before. Fin Jackson was brought on down the left and soon after Harry Timson-Smith had to be replaced by Ethan Fallon with a stiff back. Ollie Petchell replaced Nathan Stocks for the restart but before he could even touch the ball the Nottingham FC striker had halved the arrears with a good strong touch, turn and shot past a despairing Harvey Woodward 1-2 (41). Dan McFerran came on to replace the excellent Jacob Sadler and the back line had so much work to do. With 20 minutes to go it was time for Radcliffe to try and get back the initiative, George Arrowsmith coming on up top to give the visitors an outlet for the ball over the top and Harry Timson-Smith dropping back into the back 4 with Will Quilter taking up a position in front of them to sweep up and stop the barrage from the, now 3-3-4, Nottingham FC team.There were chances aplenty but the Radcliffe boys kept working hard to the very last and George Arrowsmith couple even have sneaked a goal if he hadn’t kicked the floor when clear on the keeper.

Under 15 Division 2

AFC Vernon Red 2, Calverton MW Blue 2

Calverton MW Blue went 2-0 up in the first half at AFC Vernon but had to be content with a point as the home side fought back to level the scores.

Ravenshead Reds 0, Southwell City Sabres 3

Southwell City Sabres had a hard earned three points with a 3-0 win at Ravenshead Reds. Roman Nangle, Ryder Wyatt and Sam Manning scored a goal each.

Bingham Town Red 1, Arnold Town Blue 0

A Daniel Lord goal fifteen minutes after halftime was sufficient to give Bingham Town Red all three points against Arnold Town Blue.

West Bridgford Hurricanes 1, Basford Utd CFC 5

A very cagey stated to the game by both sides. The midfield was the main key to this game. Basford took the lead with a great goal from Elliott Morley but with ten minutes to half time. West Bridgford scored a great goal from a free kick. 40 yards out. With the start to the second half. Basford knew they were lucky to be level after a very flat first half. Basford began to play some decent football and although they weren’t at their best today, managed to get the job done and ran out worth winners.

Under 15 Division 3

Beeston FC 5, Burton Joyce Green 5

This was a much better performance from Beeston than last week – they played some great football – lots of passing & good movement. It was an enjoyable game as the 5 – 5 suggests. Scorers for Beeston were Jonah Bowman (2), Jack Osborne (2) and Danny Sullivan. Burton Joyce’s goals came courtesy of Alex Glynn-McIntyre, Joe Kyle, Daniel Metcalf, Jacob Burley and Dylan Mellors. Burton Joyce made a slow start and didn’t get going until they were 4-2 down. They got back to 4-5 and nearly nicked it until Beeston scored a great goal from a free-kick.

Rolls Royce Leisure Blue 10, Gonerby 0

Five goals in each half gave Rolls Royce Blue a comfortable win over Gonerby YFC.

Dunkirk Colts Blue 3, Phoenix 3

Dunkirk Colts Blue and Phoenix FC shared six goals as a Jacob Taylor brace and one by Lewis Darrington for Dunkirk was match by a Callum Charlemagne brace and a George Bailey goal for Phoenix.

Edwalton Cavaliers 1, Carlton Town Blue 2

A close game saw Carlton Town Blue withstand constant Edwalton Cavaliers pressure but a brace from Eathan Stanley and a missed Cavaliers penalty saw Carlton get their first 3 points of the season. Finley Mott scored for Carlton.

Long Eaton Utd 7, Cotgrave 4

Todays match proved to be a thoroughly entertaining encounter in a contest that is always close and played in a good spirit. Long Eaton took an early lead, Job Mather smashing a well struck half volley into the top corner. Long Eaton continued to have the better of the first 15 mins, but then Cotgrave struck back with two quick, well worked goals to take the lead. This double strike seemed to spring Long Eaton into action and Zeb Kasujja scored after seizing on a loose ball following a goal mouth scramble to bring the sides level. Long Eaton then used the momentum and a lovely cross from the winger Bradshaw was met with a glancing header by Blain Brown to put Long Eaton back in front. This was followed by a sweet strike from Ben Williams from 25 yards which took a deflection, deceiving the keeper to make it 4-2 at half time. Cotgrave came out strongly in the second half and broke well to create several chances but failed to make the most of them, which left Long Eaton to breakaway quickly and a long shot from Allen Forde was parried into the path of Mather who placed the rebound nicely around the keeper. As in the first half, this goal seemed to spring cotgrave into life and they poured forward , their pressure telling off , and long eaton began to struggle , Cotgrave scored two quick goals again to make it 5-4 , one being a  great strike to leave Long Eaton shaking. The game was on a knife edge and the next goal looked likely to dictate who the winner would be. As the game moved into the last 15minutes, Cotgrave tired slightly and Long Eton took advantage, with two excellent goals, the first a solo effort, with Brown wriggling past the defence to score from an acute angle, and then goal of the game from Josh Kneller, a 25 yard strike into the top corner, to leave Long Eaton 7-4 winners in an enthralling encounter. Ben Williams won the motm award for Long Eaton following his battling midfield performance.

Under 15 Division 4

Bilborough Town 5, Riverside Raiders 2

James Layton scored twice as Bilborough Town recorded a 5-2 win over Riverside Raiders. He was joined on the scoresheet by Joe Wright, James Woodhouse and Ryan Ross. Jayson Walters and Nathan Wright scored for Raiders.

Radcliffe Olympic Blue 4, West Bridgford Buccaneers 2

A Will Harvey hat trick and one by Liam Indcox steered Radcliffe to a 4-2 victoryover West Bridgford Buccaneers. Sulaiman Shah and Musa Jawara scored for Buccaneers. A close game decided late in the second half when Radcliffe pulled clear

Priory Celtic 1967 4, Bingham Town Blue 3

Wes Blackbourn, Ben Griffiths, Niall Storer and Jack Wolverson scored for Priory Celtic 1967 to given then a 4-3 win over Bingham Town Blue. Joe Graham scored twice for the visitors with Harry Boswell getting one.

Celtic Sports 4, Ruddington Colts Black 6

Bradley Robinson was in clinical form in front of goal, firing home five of Ruddington Colts Blacks goals in their 6-4 win at Celtic Sports. Charlie Tunaley was the other scorer. Sports’ goals came courtesy of Robert Finlay (2), Oliver Hart and Callum Hartley.

West Bridgford Tornadoes 2, Stapleford Town 1

West Bridgford Tornadoes won by the odd goal of three against Stapelford Town.


Saturday 16th September 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Rolls Royce Rangers 1, Nottingham FC 1

Rolls Royce Rangers dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham FC. Jayden Smith scored for Rolls.

Sandiacre Town 2, Riverside Blues 1

Tyler Sturdy gave Riverside Blues a first half lead at Sandiacre Town who came back strongly after the break to score twice and take all three points.

Radcliffe Olympic Red 5, Ruddington Colts Yellow 1

Radcliffe were solid to start but the rainstorm just before kick-off had created a slick surface and the chances created were proving to be tricky to put away.  Several times the boys had a bit more time than they thought and rushed to shoot with it going wide of the target. From their first real chance of the game, Ruddington had a spot of luck and their player made a direct run on goal with the ball ping-ponging off three defenders and falling perfectly for him to slot home for 0-1 (16).  Radcliffe weren’t too worried though as the chances were still coming thick and fast and quite soon Ollie Skinner managed a nice touch around the edges to Ollie Jones-Wilkinson to slot home for 1-1 (20). All square then and the momentum shifted a little further in Radcliffe’s favour. There followed a good spell of play with Jack Willis and Morgan Roberts showing nice touches in the centre and a few exquisite through-balls saw really good chances again but not quite. Ruddington could have sneaked another near the end but Harvey Woodward pulled off a great save with his foot to keep scores level. Fin Jackson was brought on with 5 minutes to go and this change seemed to shake things up just enough to make the difference.  With time running out it was role reversal and Ollie Jones-Wilkinson this time flicked the ball on for the tenacious Ollie Skinner to slot home for 2-1 (39) and Radcliffe had their noses in front at last. Five minutes into the second half George Arrowsmith broke through the back line and took his chance coolly past the keeper for 3-1 (52).  The game now became a little one-sided but Radcliffe weren’t taking their chances as well as usual or it could have been a hat-full. George was replaced by Ollie Skinner up front and almost immediately had another – his trademark skill of getting a foot in just before the keeper collected and 4-1 it was (63). He’d equalled his brace from the first game and was showing how versatile a player he is. Radcliffe were awarded a penalty and Ollie Skinner stepped straight up and coolly slotted into the corner for a hat-trick and 5-1 (66)!

West Bridgford Pirates Black 0, Burton Joyce Blue  1

West Bridgford Pirates and Burton Joyce Blue had won their opening matches of the season and something had to give. In the end it was Pirates who lost their 100% record as a Ben Morris goal gave the visitors all three points.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Blue 0, AFC Vernon Red 3

AFC Vernon Red maintained their unbeaten record thanks to a 3-0 win at Arnold Town Blue. Equaghn Eves scored twice and Jack Carlise got one.

Basford Utd CFC 12, Quarrydale Utd 1

Basford Utd made it two wins in the opening two matches with a comfortable win over Quarrydale Utd. Reece Gatland completed his hat trick whilst Malaki Woodbridge and Elliott Morley got two goals each.

Calverton MW Blue 4, West Bridgford Hurricanes 2

Calverton MW Blue are sitting in second place after their 4-2 defeat of West Bridgford Hurricanes. Jay Loveridge scored twice, Alfie Rycroft and Jack Dalton got one each. Hurricanes scorers were Max Astley and Jonathan Walsgrove.

Dunkirk Colts Red 0, Bingham Town Red 5

Bingham Town Red opened their season with a 5-0 win at Dunkirk Colts Red. Archie Cross fired in three goals whilst Jacob Boyes and Toby Robinson got one each.

Under 15 Division 3

Phoenix FC 6, Beeston FC 1

Phoenix FC maintained their 100% record with a 6-1 win over Beeston FC. Harry Ward led the list of scorers with two goals, Kegan Stubbs Booth, Josh Ellis Copson, Caine Constantine and George Bailey got one each. Jonah Bowerman replied for Beeston.

Carlton Town Blue 0, Long Eaton Utd 5

Carlton Town Blue welcomed Long Eaton Utd to Victoria Recreation Ground. Long Eaton had the majority of the possession in the first half where Blain Brown hit the crossbar, Zeb Kasujja hitting the post. Finally the deadlock was broken with a left foot shot by Ethan Taylor inside the 18 yard box. Long Eaton were expecting a strong second half by Carlton Town but Long Eaton got their second goal with a close range shot by Zeb Kasujja following a rebound. Long Eaton’s third was a penalty which was won by Ben Williams sprinting in to the box and the keeper brought him down, it was converted by McKenzie Hauge. Job Mather scored the fourth, a great through ball and Job latched on to it and a sweet shot with the outside of the boot sent the keeper the wrong way. The fifth was a sweet header by Ethan Taylor at the back post from an open play cross. Long Eaton’s defence were a lot better than of late and gave little opportunity for Carlton to score.

Cotgrave 3, Dunkirk Colts Blue 2

Cotgrave came out fast in the first five minutes and caught Dunkirk off guard and lobbed the keeper to put Cotgrave in the lead. Dunkirk kept their heads up and carried on battling and playing the better football. Cotgrave went on the attack again and put another into the corner to beat the keeper to make it 2-0. Dunkirk still kept the pressure on and it paid dividends as they pulled a goal back through Jacob Taylor. Dunkirk got a corner and Connor Taylor put the ball into the box to allow Lewis Darrington to slot it in to make it 2-2. In the last 10 minutes Cotgrave scored what proved to be the winner. Cotgrave’s scorers were Tyresse Williams (2) and Alfie Hawkins.

Gonerby 3, Edwalton Cavaliers 5

After leading 2-1 athalf time, Gonerby let their advantage slip and Edwalton ran out 5-3 winners. Bradley Munns scored twice and Sam Creasey once for the home team, Cavaliers scorers were Daniel McPherson (2), Jack Freeman, Ben Widdowson and Ben Moyes.

Under 15 Division 4

Riverside Raiders 4, Calverton MW Red 2

Two goals in each half gave Riverside Raiders a 4-2 win over Calverton MW Red. Danny Marley scored both Calverton goals whilst Nathan Wright completed his hat trick for Raiders with Jayson Walters also on target. A good game played in the right spirit with lots of good passing football moves.

Ruddington Colts Black 1, Radcliffe Olympic Blue 3

Radcliffe Olympic Blue came away from Ruddington Colts with maximum points in a 3-1 result. Hamza Raja scored for the hosts whilst a Lisandro De Carvalho brace and one form Jacob Doyle secured the points for the visitors.

Bingham Town Blue 3, West Bridgford Tornadoes 1

After going a goal down to West Bridgford Tornadoes, Bingham Town Blue responded well with Joe Graham, James Hocknell and James Hollis scoring to turn the game in their favour and take all three points.

Stapleford Town 1, Celtic Sports 2

A great game played out between the two evenly matched sides. STFC only having 10 men put on an outstanding defensive performance then took the lead 10 minutes in the second half through Ashton Cockbill. Celtic Sports used the rolling subs to their advantage and eventually won the game with two late goals from Luke Johnstone and Nathan Milne.

Saturday 9th September 2017

KO Cup Preliminary Round

Bilborough Town 6, Riverside Raiders 0

On another wet Saturday morning Bilborough rolled out the red carpet to their latest opponents The Riverside Raiders with the hope of continuing where they left off in their previous fixture winning 1-0. Riverside started the game seeing more of the ball but rarely troubled Bilborough’s goal keeper, as the game progressed Bilborough started to settle and slowly started to create chances, seeing a lot of success down the right winger with Jack Soar dribbling pass the opposition full back at will to deliver some good balls with one opportunity striking the crossbar.  It wasn’t until the 24th minute and thanks to a good ball from Ryan Ross from the left that released James Layton through on goal to score his first goal for the club making it 1-0. The pressure continued to build and 8 minutes after coming off the bench Blaine McGrory opened his body up well to side foot in from 12 yard to make it 2-0 and just before half time a Billy Housden shot from just inside the box to make it 3-0 at half time. Team talk was to continue in the same manner of the first half and in the 58 minute Joseph Wright chested the ball down brilliantly back to goal for Billy Housden to volley in his 2nd of the game to make it 4-0 and 2 minutes later Billy Housden returned the favour crossing in from the right for Joseph to head home for number 5. Everyone wanted to get in on the act and after assisting the first goal Ryan ventured forward on the left winger cutting inside and drilling the ball home low on the 65 minute to make it 6-0 and that’s what it finished. The only negative note was that Kieran Parrott suffered a nasty knee injury which ended his participation towards the end of the game and will be a big loss if not fit for our next fixture after building a good relationship with Sam at the heart of our defence. Bilborough need to make sure overconfidence doesn’t kick in this early into the season but with a weeks break coming up and a return league fixture this time with Riverside Raiders they team will hope to replicate in that fixture a similar performance and result.

Priory Celtic 1967 8, Calverton MW Red 3

Priory Celtic 1967 beat Calverton MW Red to go through to the first round proper. Celtic were 6-2 to the good by half time and despite a tighter second half held onto their advantage win comfortably.

Under 15 Division 1

TotonTigers Orange 1, West Bridgford Pirates Black 3

West Bridgford Pirates Black were 3-1 winners at Toton Tigers Orange, Matthew Floyd, James Bale and Elliott Hay scored a goal apiece whilst Tigers response came from Owen Limb.

Ruddington Colts Yellow 1, Rolls Royce Rangers 5

Rolls Royce Leisure Rangers took maximum points from their match at Ruddington Colts Yellow with a 5-1 result. Daniel Hollingsworth scored for Ruddington but goals from Thomas Davies, Jack Lowe, Callum Orange, Jayden Smith and Finlay Whyte gave Rolls the points.

Under 15 Division 2

Quarrydale Utd 1, Calverton MW Blue 4

Haydn McCaughey scored three goals as Calverton MW Blue won 4-1 at Quarrydale Utd. Tyler Redfearn added a fourth whilst Lewis Morley responded for Quarrydale.

Ravenshead Reds 0, Basford Utd CFC 7

Elliott Morley completed a first half hat trick and added a fourth after the rbeak as Basford Utd were 7-0 winners at Ravenshead Reds. Jeremiah Ogie started he scoring in the 10th  minute and Rashaun Douglas completed it with goals in the 62nd and 76th minutes.

Dunkirk Colts Red 0, Arnold Town Blue 5

Arnold Town Blue went nap with five unanswered goals at Dunkirk Colts Blue. Zindan Salih paved the way with three goals, Nathan Smith and Max Etherington got one each.

West Bridgford Hurricanes 2, AFC Vernon Red 2

Brandon Bates and Tyley Mellor gave Basford Utd a 2-0 half time lead at West Bridgford Hurricanes. After the break Hurricane came back strongly and scored through Max Astley and Jonathan Walsgrove to earn a share of the spoils.

Under 15 Division 3

Newark Town 2, Phoenix FC 7

Phoenix FC were 7-2 winners at Newark Town. Jack Graves and Toby Hampton scored first half goals to keep Newark in the game with a 2-3 half time score after which Phoenix took control as they scored four more goals.

Carlton Town Blue 1, Cotgrave 4

A great game with Cotgrave going 2-0 up against the run of play and then it was down to the next goal. Cotgrave had a few good chances to score again but Carlton pulled one back and it was game on again. Ht 1-2. Cotgrave scored early on to make it 1-3 but Carlton never gave up and continued to create chances. With 10 minutes left Cotgrave got a penalty and Tom Kennedy completed his hat trick with his first ever goals for Cotgrave. Great start for Cotgrave but Carlton made them work hard for the win.

Long Eaton Utd 7, Gonerby 4

Theo Barretto and Max Jappy scored two goals each for Gonerby but it wasn’t enough to bring them any reward at Long Eaton utd who ran out 7-4 winners. Jacob Blair Bradshaw and Mackenzie Hague scored two goal apiece whilst Josh Kneller and Job Mather got one.

Rolls Royce Blue 3, Burton Joyce Green 8

 Alex Glynn-McIntyre completed his hat trick as Burton Joyce Green won 8-3 at Rolls Royce Blue. Joseph Kyle scored twice whilst Daniel Metcalfe, Will Ingle and Jacob Burley got one each.

Under 15 Division 4

Radcliffe Olympic Blue 1, Stapleford Town 9

Stapleford Town got their first win of the season with a resounding victory over Radcliffe Olympic Blue. Callum Clarke scored three goals with Jake Bassett and Ashton Cockbill getting two apiece. Lewis Johnson and Elliot Smith got one each. Sam Coote scored for Radcliffe.

Celtic Sports Club 2, Bingham Town Blue 5

Joe Graham scored four goals as Bingham Town Blue were 5-2 winners at Celtic Sports Club. Charlie McPherson was Bingham’s other scorer, Jude Howitt and Matthew Pollard replying for Sports.

West Bridgford Buccaneers 4, West Bridgford Tornadoes 5

A thrilling match ended with the Tornadoes narrowly winning by 5 goals to 4.

A tight first half saw The Tornadoes go in with a 1-0 lead. Twice in the second stanza the Buccaneers took the lead after twice drawing themselves level; at 3-2 and 4-3 – With great goals from Gibril Kiato, Musa Jawara and Jack Connah. Each time as a strong midfield pressed forward, they were pegged back by Tornadoes hitting the Buccaneers on the break. As Defenders tired at the death, the Tornadoes drew level from a soft goal conceded from a corner.The Buccaneers attacking endeavour – which had also seen them hit the cross bar 3 times – was undone, with a pacey breakaway goal from the Tornadoes front man. The Buccaneers were left deflated at the end, but should feel proud as a new team to take such an experienced one to the edge of defeat! Charlie Spink scored three of Tornadoes goals, Cadan Hawes and Harry Green got one each


Tuesday 5th September 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Radcliffe Olympic Red 2, Burton Joyce Blue 5

The torrential rain before kick-off had created a slick surface and there were quite a few late challenges out there so possession was at a premium. Burton Joyce took a 3-0 lead. Radcliffe were about to be dealt a whole bunch of bad luck though when first Josh Jones-Wilkinson pulled up with a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by Fin Jackson on the left. Nathan Stocks looked threatening down the right and (when introduced) Fin Jackson down the left. It was Fin that drilled home Radcliffe’s first goal from a good piece of passing football to make it 1-3 (35 mins). It was pretty soon after the restart that Burton Joyce stretched their lead with a good move that ended in a goal for 1-4 (46). This was when Lady Luck decided to make another intervention when Harvey Woodward made a good late save but turned his ankle in the process and couldn’t carry on. Harry Timson-Smith stepped up, to his credit, and donned the keeper’s jersey for a Radcliffe first! Damage limitation sprang to mind but Ollie Petchell had other thoughts when a sublime long range effort was fizzed past the keeper for 2-4 (48 mins). The final nail in the coffin for the game came with yet another injury, this time Ollie Jones-Wilkinson having to be subbed off leaving the home team down to 10 men. The boys were brave as lions though and Harry did a sterling job as a makeshift goalie – highlights being a strong punch clear from a corner and a great claim in the air for another. Unluckily, with time running out the Burton boys did claim another that a Harry got a hand to but couldn’t stop from sneaking over the line for 2-5 (70 mins). Burton Joyce scorers were Ben Morris, Aaron Wainaina, Rio Joseph, Josh Gardener and Finn Martin.

Riverside Blues 0, Rolls  Royce Rangers 7

Rolls Royce Rangers had a comfortable 7-0 win at Riverside Blues. Jayden Smith scored twice whilst Ethan Timmins, Callum Orange, Jack Lowe and Thomas Davies got one each.

Sandiacre Town 3, Toton Tigers Orange 5

Toton Tigers recorded their first win of the season with a 5-3 result at local rivals  Sandiacre Town.

Under 15 Division 2

Southwell City Sabres 2, Calverton MW Blue 0

Southwell City Sabres opened their account with a 2-0 success against Calverton MW. Sabres scored a goal in each half through Josh McCool and Ryder Wyatt.

Under 15 Division 3

Burton Joyce Green 6, Long Eaton Utd 4

Burton Joyce started very brightly against tough Long Eaton Utd, scoring four first half goals using a 4-5-1 formation. The home team struggled in the second half due to lack of substitutes but still scored at crucial times to win the game 6-4. Alex Glyn-McIntyre scored for of the Burton Joyce goals with Joe Kyle and Dylan Mellor getting one each. Long Eaton’s scorers were Darnell Allen-Forde, Jacob Blair-Bradshaw, Blain Brown and Rocco Alder.

Carlton Town Blue 2, Dunkirk Colts Blue 4

A quite equal start to the game the ball was play from end to end. Carlton went into the lead. Dunkirk heads did not go down and levelled the scores just before half time. The second half started with Carlton playing some good football and they took the lead with a deflection off the Dunkirk keeper. Dunkirk dug in deep and eventually got the goal. From there Dunkirk kept the pressure on which paid off. Full time score 2-4 a great start for the boys to start the session. Carlton scorers were Liam Cubitt and Piere Vinsant Saunders. Jacob Taylor scored twice for Dunkirk with Casey Scanlon and Brolin Brannigan getting one each.

Newark Town 3, Gonerby 2

A well fought battle with some nice football being played saw Newark Town with a bare eleven players gain a 3-2 victory over visitors Gonerby.  Ben Lee scored in the 21st minute with Jack Graves bagging a second half brace in the 59th and 75th minutes. Theo Barretto an Max Jappy scored for Gonerby.

Under 15 Division 4

Bilborough Town 1, Priory Celtic 1967 0

Tuesday’s game marked the start of this season for this newly established team that’s managed only one pre-season friendly and had only been training together as a group for last two months. Anyone present at the game held in wet conditions at Harvey Hadden Sports Complex wouldn’t have believed that considering they playing some great combination football in what was a very tight affair for the majority of time. As the game progressed the home team started to grow in confidence continued to knock the ball around well and played through the thirds and threatened through the centre of midfield with Billy and Joe having a number of shots from the edge of the box flying narrowly wide. The opposition however were not to be underestimated as they threatened at times with long balls over the top but the centre back pairing of Kieron Parrott and Sam Clifford commanded the edge of the box well sweeping up all attacks and clearing the ball off the line in the 23rd minute after a mistake and at half time both teams came in with the score still at 0-0. The second half kicked off and the game continued in the same pattern of first half with Priory threatening with long balls over the top however the frequency of attacks and shots increased further from the home team with some teasing crosses being wiped in from the right however none of the attackers were able to take advantage of these. The right wing was proving to be a problem for the opposition with the full back being out numbered due to positive runs being made by the home team’s full back interchanging well with the winger and as a result the amount of shots continued to tally up from this position. It looked like the away team would come away with a point as Bilborough struggled to convert any of their chances however with 10 minutes to go before full time a teasing ball was played across the box from the left from Billy Housden and was knocked in at the 3rd attempt from 5 yards by the substitute Dillon Azizi who threatened throughout the 2nd half to secure the win for Bilborough. A huge win from this new team and a clean sheet whilst playing some attractive football well done to all who took part.

Radcliffe Olympic Blue 3, West Bridgford Tornadoes 6

Radcliffe Olympic Blue and west Bridgford Tornadoes shared six goals in the first half to go into the half time break level at 3-3. Tornadoes edged the second half and scored three more to take all three points. William Harvey, Tom Pollard and Lisandro De Carvalho score for Radcliffe. Tornadoes scorers were Harry Green (2), Caden Hawes, Issac Savage, Charlie Fielding and Charlie Spink

Riverside Raiders 4, Stapleford Town 3

Riverside Raiders won a seven-goal thriller by the odd goal of seven. The teams scored three goals each in the first half with Raiders getting the winner in the second half. Jayson Walters completed his hat trick for Raiders whilst Nathan Wright got one. Stapleford’s goals were scored by Jake Bassett, Ashton Cockbill and Lewis Johnson.


Saturday 2nd September 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Riverside Blues 2, Nottingham FC 4

Harry Acklam opened the scoring for Riverside Blues after just four minutes but it was Nottingham FC who went on to take all three points with a 4-2 victory. Marley Fearon was Riverside’s other scorer.

Radcliffe Olympic Red 4, Toton Tigers Orange 2

Beautiful sunshine for the opening fixture of the 2017/18 season and the first ever game in the Notts Youth league for these two teams. How would the boys cope with a few new faces, longer 40-minute halves and a size 5 football? Toton were the visitors at Radcliffe Olympic Red who last season had a 3-3 thriller with two hat-tricks so everyone was expecting a proper ding-dong affair. Toton started very lively with two pacey strikers and a whole bunch of giants throughout, winning key balls and forcing the new look back line onto the defensive.  Radcliffe were marshalled well though by Harry Timson-Smith and Will Quilter and even the monster long throws were well cleared. Radcliffe looked good on the break though with Ollie Skinner playing in an unfamiliar striker role and linking well with Ollie Jones-Wilkinson in the hole.  On a few occasions Radcliffe created hlf-chances but were thwarted by the Toton keeper. The breakthrough did come a little against the run of play though and from a set-piece too which was doubly pleasing. Ollie Jones-Wilkinson drifted in a lovely corner which managed to find it’s was to the back stick where a lively Nathan Stocks was arriving to tuck it away for a debut goal 1-0 (13 mins). Toton were up for the fight though and in only a matter of minutes they exploited a high back line to break clear and tuck home an equaliser past Harvey Woodward for 1-1 (15 mins). The game then settled into a free-flowing spectacle with both teams creating chances and using the width well.  The defensive units were well drilled though and when chances came the blocks and challenges just managed to snuff out any real clean-cut chance. The game then turned on two incidents.  Toton had a lovely one-two in front of their back line and released the left sided striker to drill a chance across goal.  Harvey Woodward pulled off a world-class save though diving to his left and tipping the ball around the post.  From the resulting corner, Harry Timson-Smith put in a commanding header and a good ball from Morgan Roberts released Ollie Jones-Wilkinson to have a run at the Toton defence.  A cheeky ball over the back line and Ollie Skinner was alive to the chance and hit home for his debut goal 2-1 (37 mins). The half-time whistle was gladly received by both teams on an increasingly hot day.  From the whistle, again, it was clear that Toton were going to come on strong and from one of their wide attacks the striker managed to isolate Harry Timson-Smith who put in a lusty challenge and took ball and man.  Sometimes you get away with them but not on this occasion and a penalty was given. The striker took it well and gave Harvey Woodward no chance so Radcliffe were back level at 2-2 (47 mins). Radcliffe’s first substitution with Jacob Sadler making way for Daniel McFerran after a great performance at right back. This was the time for the team spirit to come through and Radcliffe just managed to up it by 5%.  Morgan Roberts and Jack Willis tightened things up in the centre and Harry Timson-Smith and Will Quilter took a deep breath and braced themselves for the final 30 minutes. The heat and the exertion was showing on a few players and speed of passing was a premium.  Josh Jones-Wilkinson (who’s been running pretty much permanently) managed to get on the end of a ball down the left and his delivery found Ollie Skinner who made it a brace in his first competitive game 3-2 (63 mins). Was there a twist in the tale though?  Last season Toton had managed an equaliser with the last touch of the game.  Would fate repeat itself? The answer was emphatically no!  Another good quick ball from Morgan Roberts to Josh Jones-Wilkinson saw him feed his brother and Ollie Jones-Wilkinson who lashed the ball past the keeper for the two goal cushion 4-2 (65 mins). The remainder was a pleasure to watch with game management to the fore from the whole team.  Harvey Woodward claiming everything in and around his box and the whole team defending from the front all the way back. Even better, with 10 minutes to go and almost exactly one year since his horror injury, Radcliffe  welcomed back George Arrowsmith at last.  He looked lively and even had a few half-chances but most importantly he was back on the pitch where he belongs.

Under 15 Division 2

AFC Vernon Red 6, Quarrydale Utd 1

A good game played in the right spirit evenly matched until a cross sent over and a Vernon player deflected into his own goal, Vernon plied the pressure equalizing soon after then took the lead just before half time to make it 2-1. The second half was all Vernon scoring another 4 goals to finish off the game. Vernon scorers were Gordel Bacon 3, Kyrhys Bamford and Eqauaghn Eves.

Under 15 Division 4

Priory Celtic 1967 2, Celtic Sports FC 3

An even and well fought season opener in warm conditions. Celtic Sports started brightly and took the lead with a crisp turn and shot from Callum Hartley following good work on the left. Thereafter Priory enjoyed more possession as both sides found clear cut chances hard to muster. Again in the second half, Celtic Sports started the brighter, with Jamie recovering from a first half thigh injury to exert influence in central midfield. Following a scramble in the Priory area, Ollie Hart made it 2-0 with a low shot into the right hand corner. The match, however, was closer than a two-goal lead suggested, and it was no surprise to see Priory pull one back almost straight away, following a failure by Celtic to clear the ball. Good interchanges between Aaron and Callum on the left hand side resulted in what proved to be the winner. Aaron tenaciously got into the box and was the victim of a push – the resultant penalty clearly struck by Callum Hartley for his second and a 3-1 lead. Impressive pace forward from Priory, though, especially from the right wing, meant that the contest was not yet over, and their second resulted in a cross from the right which Celtic failed to clear. Priory were unable to force a deserved equaliser, and both sides can take positives from this opening match in which, despite the score line, both defences played well. For Celtic Sports, with only 12 men on a warm day, this should prove a good three points against strong and well organised opposition.  Jack Wolverson scored by Priory goals.


Saturday 13th May 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Dunkirk Colts 4, Southwell City Sharks 1

Southwell City Sharks 0, Dunkirk Colts 4

Dunkirk Colts secured the championship with back to back wins over Southwell City Sharks. In the first meeting of the teams Dunkirk win 4-1 as Jake Wright scored twice, Ross McParland and Jack Campbell got one each. In the return fixture Wright and McParland were once again on target, James Rafferty and Jaquarn Campbell Ghislanzoni also on target.

Calverton MW 0, Basford Utd CFC 0

Calverton and Basford United were unable to break the deadlock and had to settle for a point apiece to finish in third and fourth places respectively.

Gotham Rangers 1, Sherwood FC Yellow 0

Gotham Rangers secured the runners-up place with a 1-0 result against Sherwood FC Yellow.


Tuesday 9th May 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Dunkirk Colts 4, Calverton MW 0

Ross McParland scored all four goals as Dunkirk strode toward the league title with a 4-0 win over Calverton MW.

AFC Vernon Red 2, Gotham Rangers 2

Gotham Rangers dropped two valuable points to AFC Vernon who held them to a 2-2 draw and virtually put paid to their championship aspirations.

Under U15 Division 3

Kimberley MW Trojans 2, Radcliffe Olympic 1

Bradley Paxton and Jack Proctor goals enabled Kimberley MW Trojans to take all three points in a 2-1 win against Radcliffe Olympic.


Saturday 6th May 2017

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 4, Manor FC 2

AFC Vernon Red were 4-2 winners over Manor FC, Elijah Appiah, Tyler Scothern, Owen Shaw and Mykah Skervin getting one goal each. Manor’s scorers were Callum Sheppard and Thomas Simpson.

West Bridgford Trojans 0, Gotham Rangers 8

Keelan Jacobs and Finn Manners scored three goals apiece as Gotham Rangers ran out comfortable 8-0 winners at West Bridgford Trojans. Zach Holt and Oliver Adkin got one each.

Dunkirk Colts 6, Basford Utd CFC 1

Three goals in each half secured maximum points for Dunkirk Colts with a 6-1 victory over Basford Utd. Ross McParland led the way with a hat trick, Jaquarn Campbell-Ghislanzoni and Pierce Lomas were alo on target. Jahiem Goodall replied for Basford.

Under 15 Division 2

Hucknall Warriors Red 3, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 4

Connor Smith scored twice and Joe Gillan Got one for Hucknall Warriors who went down 3-4 to Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Owen Dyer got two goals, Marcus Bell Young and Danny Knight were Wollaton’s scorers.

Teversal 1, Selston 1

Teversal and Selston shared the points as George Cartwright scored for the hoem team and Brandon Kinton for the visitors.

Under 15 Division 3

Kimberley MW Trojans 1, Gedling Southbank 1

Filipe Fragath opened the scoring to give Kimberley MW Trojans a 1-0 half time lead against Gedling Southbank. Tyler Cob scored for the visitor to give the sides a point apiece in a very competitive and evenly blanced game.

Long Bennington 5, Toton Tigers 1

Long Bennington ran out 5-1 winners against Toton Tigers as Isaac Carley, Sam Green, James Scott, James Staunton and Owen Shared the goals. Ben Floyd replied for Toton.

Radcliffe Olympic 7, Shardlow Saints 3

Ethan Scotney fired four goals as Radcliffe Olympic beat Shardlow Saints 7-3. Jack Fearn, Lewis Seyfert and Rhys Trussler were Radcliffe’s other scorers whilst Kais Mirzo scored twice for Saints with Ewan Duncanson getting one.

Holy Spirit Celtic 1, Hucknall Town Harriers 5

Hucknall Town Harriers were 5-1 winner at Holy Spirit Celtic as Zhyon Symons netted four times and Darnell Beeson got one.


Saturday 29th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Cotgrave 0, Dunkirk Colts 3

Dunkirk kept their title hopes on course with a 3-0 victory at Cotgrave. A goal apiece by Kai Kemp Smith, Jack Campbell and Ross McParland secured all three points.

Gotham Rangers 0, Calverton MW 3

A Kai Stewart hat trick put a dent in Gotham Rangers aspirations of winning the championship as Calverton ran out 3-0 winners.

Manor FC 2, AFC Vernon Red 4

AFC Vernon Red have an outside chance of honours after their 4-2 win at Manor FC. Taran Elma and Callum Sheppard scored for Manor but goals by Elijah Appiah (2), George Duffield and Mykah Skervin gave Vernon all three points.

Under 15 Division 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0, Rolls Royce Leisure 1

A solitary Callam Thompson goal was sufficient to secure victory for Rolls Royce Leisure at Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 2, Ravenshead Reds 4

Ravenshead Reds ran out 4-2 winners at Edwalton Cavliers White. Drew Day opened the scoring after just twelve minutes and Jack Kennedy scored a second. Ben Danzey replied for Edwalton before half time. Day scored his second eight minutes from time and Matt Brown sealed the points with a fourth with two minutes remaining. Danzey had scored a scored a second for Edwalton.

Selston FC 2, Hucknall Warriors Reds 2

Selston and Hucknall Warriors Red shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Warriors were the first to strike to hold a 1-0 half time advantage. The second half saw the teams back on level terms as Jack Hornby and Cameron Rawson scored for Selston whilst Warriors goals came from Regan Evans and Bradley Kernaghan.

Teversal 3, Gonerby 2

Teversal lost only their second league game of the season as they went down 3-2 to Gonerby. Sam Skelton and Dylan Spencer scored for Teversal whilst two goals by Michael Coates and one by Finlay Chappell gave Gonerby the points.

Under 15 Division 3

Radcliffe Olympic 4, Farndon Colts 1

Three first half goals set Radcliffe Olympic up for a 4-1 win over Farndon Colts. Ethan Scotney and Max Sobo scored for the home side whilst James Wilson pulled a goal back for Farndon early in the second half.

Shardlow Saints 1, Holy Spirit Celtic 3

Two goals in each half gave Holy Spirit Celtic a 4-1 win at Shardlow Saints. Jack Waters finished with two to his credit, Adam Glover and Zac McWilliams scored one each. Ben Marchewka replied for Saints.

Toton Tigers 1, Kimberley MW Trojans 1

Toton Tigers and Kimberley MW Trojans finished all square as Ben Floyd scored for the home side and Lucan Lewis for Trojans.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 0, Gedling Southbank 2

This was a real end to end game, both teams creating a lot chances, but the game was decided by the team taking their chances as Tyler Cobb and Ben Naylor scored for Gedling Southbank.

Sandiacre Town 1, Long Bennington 1

Ethan Warner gave Sandiacre Town the lead against Long Bennington who got back on level terms after the break with a Bradley Johnson goal.


Thursday 27th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Cotgrave 4, Southwell City Sharks 1

Matt Harper scored all four Cotgrave goals as they beat Southwell City Sharks 4-1.

Under 15 Division 2

Teversal 3, Edwalton Cavaliers White 2

A very evenly balanced game considering it was potential division 2 champions v 3rd from bottom on an initially dark and dismal evening in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Edwalton played well above their current position and gave Teversal much to think about with numerous attacks in the early stages of the first half and they grew into the game more after making their first change with Ben Antcliff joining midfield after a late arrival to the ground. Whilst his impact wasn’t straight away – he got stuck into things and 10 mins later turned sweetly after receiving the pass from Harry Thompson following a quick throw in from Jamie Thompson. The end result was an excellent shot along the ground and into the corner of the net for a well-deserved lead. Teversal reacted and started to exert some pressure on the Edwalton defence but ran out of time in the first half. After the break Teversal remerged from the changing rooms and were quick out of the blocks with a break down the left hand side and scored after the second cross was delivered to equalise and get things going towards their unassailable lead at the top of the division. Edwalton had other thoughts however and 10 minutes later executed a great passing move which started with Max Wilkinson out on the right hand side winning the ball back and switching over to the left hand side where Seb Whitlow linked up with Harry Thompson who set up Thomas Graham Jones to score – the last three passes all one touch – and put Edwalton back in front Teversal’ s plan was not working for them but they stuck at it and increased the tempo once again. Their luck was in as the ball hit an Edwalton players hand in the penalty area and the referee awarded a penalty which was struck well and Teversal equalised.

With 5 minutes to go Teversal broke through the Edwalton defence with another long high cross and bundled the ball into the goal from short range. The game was not over due to the breaks in play and there were several minutes of extra time that Teversal had to endure before actually becoming champions but they did even if it didn’t quite go to the plan they had hoped for at the start of the game. Final score 3-2 to Teversal but only just. It started out dismal and wet and ended up with bright sunshine all over Teversal. Congratulations to the Div 2 Champions 2017.


Tuesday 25th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Gotham Rangers 1, Dunkirk Colts 1

Gotham Rangers remain in contention for the championship despite dropping valuable points in a 1-1 draw. Thomas Gamble scored for Gotham and Thomas Briddon for Dunkirk.

Manor FC 1, Southwell City Sharks 1

Manor FC and Southwell City Sharks finished with a point apiece as Edward Burton scored for Manor and Matthew Lock was on target for Sharks.

Under 15 Division2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 3, Selston 3

Six goals were shared by Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green and Selston FC, Owen Dyer, Ben Jones and Calvin Lancaster scored for the home team whilst Jack Cawthorn (2) and Tom Micallef were the Selston scorers.

Bottesford 3, Toton Tigers 1

Bottesford ended the season on a high with a fine display of football at home to Toton. Bottesford took an early lead when Aidan Smiths cross was turned into the net by a Toton player. Bottesford started getting on top playing some neat football and limited Toton to a couple of attempts. Bottesford went 2-0 when Sam Murray got on the end of Aidan Smiths cross and bundled the ball over the line. Second half saw Bottesford carry on the neat passing football, but Toton got back into the game with a quick break and scored to make it a tense last 20 minutes. But with 10 minutes left Matt Cox ran from the halfway beating a couple of Toton players and drilled his shot past the Toton keeper.

Gedling Southbank 10, Holy Spirit Celtic 0

Aaron Alexander and Tyler Cobb completed their hat tricks for Gedling Southbank in a comprehensive win over Holy Spirit Celtic. The other scorers were Fabio Oliveira-Candeias, Ben Naylor and Josh Benner.

Kimberley MW Trojans 5, Lowdham Colts Black 2

A Spring evening game for these teams was forecast to be blighted by the icy blasts sweeping down from the Arctic but as the visitors made their way through the rush-hour traffic, the skies appeared mainly bright. It was to be hoped that this reflected the mindset of the visiting stalwarts who made this trip as there appeared to be several alternative distractions from the game resulting in a predicted turnout of 10 players for Lowdham.   As it transpired, this itself was a hopeful figure because after amusing themselves for a short while with a game of “Where’s Woolder ?”, it was clear that the Lowdham team would in fact comprise just 9 players.  Coupled with the fact that the visiting coaches had omitted to bring balls, bibs or gloves to the venue, the pre-match warm-up took on more than an air of Rag, Tag and Bobtail.  Thankfully, the home team was able to lend all missing items to the visitors but in the circumstances, the complement of 17 Kimberley players looked an embarrassment of riches.  The upshot was that many of the Lowdham players found themselves playing in rarely visited positions using a loosely-based 4-2-2 formation.  From the kick-off, however, it was clear that this was going to be no walkover by Kimberley.  The energy, control and poise shown by Lowdham for the first 30 minutes set the standard such that the home side was restricted to only a handful of visits into the penalty area whilst Lowdham made just as many advances into the Kimberley area with a couple of shots on goal.  The visitors’ defensive line of Ben Roberts, Louis Clark, Justin Kelley and Tommy Shrine seemed virtually impenetrable with Shrine proving a revelation at right back.  Coupled with the holding midfield pairing of Edward Roberts and Ben Kilpatrick who seemed hungrier than anyone to mop up every loose ball and recover it if denied possession, the game was a fascinating watch as the home team repeatedly failed to exploit their 2-man advantage.  Although it arrived out of the blue, it was perhaps no surprise that when Kimberley’s first goal did come after about 30 min, it was a high looping ball that beat the stand-in Lowdham ‘keeper, Jacob Turner.   Again, solid work by the visitors marred only by two rare lapses of concentration restricted Kimberley’s half-time gains to 3-0.  Ben Roberts took his turn in goal for the second half and if it were possible, the Lowdham team seemed to play with an even greater vigour.  So much so that midfield clearances towards the striking pair of Matthew Edinborough and Jake Tomlinson found several promising runs into the Kimberley penalty area.   Eventually a cross-field ball from Tomlinson on the left found Edinborough in space on the right of the box who ran in and powered it low past the keeper.  An even more ferocious strike from Edinborough looked goal-bound but was well deflected by the Kimberley ‘keeper.  There followed a succession of corners to the visitors which were taken by Tomlinson who curled one of them into the box causing havoc and an own goal to make the score 3-2 with another quarter of the game still to go.   Hope of a fairy-tale ending for the visitors was dispelled as a fiercely struck ball from just outside the box hit a hard patch of turf and deceived the keeper’s outstretched arms.  Kilpatrick left the field to nurse an injury which left Lowdham with only 8, returning for a useful if brief spell but having to watch the conclusion discretely from the sidelines whilst justly gaining his MoM award.   Just after a dazzling goal-line clearance by Kelley, a speculative high looping ball from Kimberley proved too elusive for Roberts and brought the match to a 5-2 conclusion.

  “Simply stunning”, a phrase that is oft and over-used by the likes of estate agents, seems no more fitting than to describe the performance of tonight’s Lowdham team.  You know you’ve been involved in something special when the home team and its management rushes to congratulate all the opposing players.  Well done.


Saturday 22nd April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Basford Utd CFC 9, West Bridgford Trojans 2

Basford Utd had a comfortable win over West Bridgford Trojans, Jahiem Goodall completing his hat trick. Dante Lee waded in with a brace, Beau Elliott, Devonte Evans, Muhammed Latif and Mikhia Walters-Whitchurch got one each. Both Trojans’ goals were scored by Chris Baron.

Calverton MW 6, Beeston Park Rangers 1

It’s still tight at the top of the division with four reams still in contention for the championship. Calverton remain at the top following their 6-1 win over Beeston Park Rangers  in which Kieran Cummings scored all six Calverton goals. Luke Burrow replied for Beeston.

Gotham Rangers 7, Southwell City Sharks 0

Gotham Rangers are in second place with a game in hand after beating Southwell City Sharks 7-0. Finn Manners completed his hat trick, Keelan Jacobs bagged a brace and Oliver Gee got one goal.

Manor FC 1, Nottingham FC 1

Manor FC and Nottingham FC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 0, Teversal 1

This was a hard fought game decided by a second half Reegan Jones penalty for Teversal. Arnold defenders Jack Ball and Sam Hudson shared man of match for resolute performances.

Ravenshead Reds 0, FC Cavaliers 2

This was a good encounter between both teams whose league positions of top half and bottom half illustrated the depth of quality in division 2. A first half penalty was neatly put away by Jones. The first half ended 1-0 to Cavaliers. The second half continued with the quality shown in the first half. Cavaliers’ top goal scorer McIndoe added to his tally to put Cavaliers 2-0 ahead and that’s how the game ended.

Selston FC 1, Hucknall Sports Red 7

A sound victory at Selston kept Hucknall Sports Red in second place with just one match remaining. Callum Baker scored twice, Matthew Brown, Alfred Crighton, Josh Perrons, Lewis Radford and Cameron Vickers got one goal each.

Under 15 Division 3

Gedling Southbank 4, Bottesford 1

This has to go down as the performance of the season from Gedling, having lost 15-0 in the earlier encounter.

Gedling have shown through hard work that anything is possible, although there is nothing to play for within the league, pride is everything & Gedling wanted to finish the season strong. Tyler Cobb completed his hat trick and Ben Naylor got one. It didn’t help Bottesford who had only 11 players and Josh Beeston had to go in goal just before KO. It was Bottesford who took an early lead when the ball fell kindly to Aidan Smith who smashed in a half volley into the top corner. Gedling soon equalised with a great overhead kick. This gave Gedling a boost, and they started to get a hold of the game. They scored 3 more goals to make it 4-1 at half time. Second half was pretty much the same, Bottesford created a couple of chances but couldn’t finish them. Despite this defeat, Bottesford secured the runners-up place.

Holy Spirit Celtic 0, Kimberley MW Trojans 7

Kimberley MW Trojans rattled in five first half goals at Holy Spirit Celtic and added two more after the break. The goalscorers were Lucas Lewis (2), Josh Asher, Bradley Paxton, Jack Shardlow, Ryan Beaumont and Jack Proctor.

Hucknall Town Harriers 7, Shardlow Saints 1

Ryan Fisher completed his hat trick as Hucknll Town Harriers beat Shardlow Saints 7-1. Jake Sutton, Darnell Beeston, Lewis Simpson and Ethan Forsdyke scored one goal each.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 3, Long Bennington 0

A brace by Luke Davies, taking his tally to four in the last three matches, and one by Nelson Walker gave Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow a 3-0 win over Long Bennington.


Thursday 20th April 2017

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 2, Ravenshad Reds 1

A brace of goals by Ellis Hatton gave Arnold Town Yellow a 2-1 win over Ravenshead Reds.

Rolls Royce Leisure 2, Teversal 5

Teversal stayed on course to become league champions with a 5-2 win at Rolls Royce Leisure. Harry Brunt completed his hat trick and George Cartwright got a brace.

Under 15 Division 3

Bottesford 2, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 1

Bottesford got off to a perfect start when Matt Cox headed home after 30 seconds. But after that it was Wollaton who got on top, not giving Bottesford any time on the ball. Wollaton equalised through Luke Davies with a quick counter attack down the wing, Charlesworth made a good save from the first attempt but couldn’t keep out the rebound. Second half was pretty equal. A defence splitting pass from Jae Greet, sent Matt Cox through on goal to convert his 75th goal of the season and secure all 3 points for Bottesford.

Gedling Southbank 3, Radcliffe Olympic 0

Gedling Southbank scored three goals without reply against Radcliffe Olympic. Tyley Cobb, Ewan Holmes and Josh Brothwood got one goal each.


Wednesday 19th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 2, Southwell City Sharks 1

AFC Vernon Red have a very slim chance of honours after their 2-1 defeat of Southwell City Sharks.

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Manor FC 4, Basford Utd CFC 3

Manor FC won a seven-goal thriller against Basford Utd CFC by the odd goal. Joe Parker scored twice for Manor with Taran Elma and Joss Kowalski also on target. Basford’s scorers were Jahiem Goodall with a brace, and Dante Lee.

Nottingham FC 3, Cotgrave 1

Goals from Kaaron Brown, Kailum Richards and Mitchel Tait secured maximum points for Nottingham FC with a 3-1 result against Cotgrave. Harry Trenam was Cotgrave’s scorer.

Sherwood FC Yellow 0, Gotham Rangers 3

Gotham Rangers are now joint league leaders with Calverton MW after beating Sherwood Yellow 3-0, Finn Manners scoring all three goals. Gotham have a game in hand over their rivals.

Under 15 Division 2

Rolls Royce 0, Hucknall Sports Red 9

Hucknall Sports Red moved into second place as a result of their 9-0 win at Rolls Royce Leisure. Callum Baker shot four goals whilst Jack Cockram, Josh Perron, Lewis Radford, Cameron Vickers and Matthew Brown got one each.

Selston FC 2, Edwalton Cavaliers White 0

Selston had a 2-0 win over Edwalton Cavaliers White, the goals being scored by Jack Hornby and Cam Rawson.

Teversal 5, Hucknall Warriors Red 1

League leaders Teversal beat Hucknall Warriors Red 5-1.The teams were tied at 1-1 at the halfway stage and then Teversal scored four second half goals to take all three points. Reegan Jones scored twice, Brandon Castledine, George Cartwright and Ellis King got one each. Mitchell Palmer scored for Warriors.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 3, West Bridgford Lions 3

After a goalless first half, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green shared six goals with West Bridgford Lions. Owen Dyer, Ben Jones and Luke Ward scored for Wollaton whilst Lions’ scorers were Taren Ghadiali, Max Loveridge and Alex Winiarski.

Under 15 Division 3

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 1, Kimberley MW Trojans 0

A solitary Luke Davies goal gave Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow all three points with a a 1-0 result against Kimberley MW Trojans.

Radcliffe Olympic 1, Gedling Southbank 4

Gedling Southbank came away from Radcliffe Olympic with maximum points thanks to goals from Aaron Alexander, Tyler Cobb, Ben Naylor and Connor Spafford. Archie Remnant scored for Radcliffe.


Saturday 15th  April 2017

Under 15 Division 2

Teversal 1, FC Cavaliers 1

The first half was a close encounter from two teams in the top 3 positions in the division. Cavaliers scored just before half time with a goal from Giblin. Teversal turned on the pressure in the second half but Cavaliers matched the attack with some solid defending. A penalty was awarded to Teversal and a wonderful save from the keeper was quickly followed up with a goal from Jackson to level the game 1-1. Some outstanding goal keeping from both keepers kept the final score at 1-1.

Under 15 Division 3

Toton Tigers 7, Lowdham Colts Black 1

The first visit for this Lowdham team to the Chetwynd Barracks pitch generated a game that was archetypically of two halves.  Played in a true sporting spirit – the referee blew her whistle for only two fouls in the entire proceedings – the first 30 minutes had a frenetic pace to them despite the surface of the pitch being firm and liberally sprinkled with craterlets.  Whilst the visiting ‘keeper, Dylan Lee, made a brave and key save in the first half, it was a sustained period of pressure from Lowdham that led to the opening goal.  A beautifully-weighted forward lob from wingback Edward Roberts on the right found Matthew Edinborough in space in the area who controlled it first with his chest and then speared it into his left side of goal.   Lowdham kept pressing without further gain and a seemingly harmless attack from Toton was rewarded with an equaliser that was well struck and low from just outside the box but which bobbled as it deceived Lee in goal.  Lowdham’s fortunes turned for the worse when their right wing man, Justin Kelley, was forced to leave the pitch with breathing difficulties, having run incessantly for the best part of 25 minutes.  Without any substitutes, the visitors had to carry on with just 10 players.  The half seemed to be heading for a level close but the final 20 seconds found Roberts flanked by three attackers who beat him and ‘keeper Lee to produce a last-ditch goal and a 2-1 half-time score.  Lowdham started the second half brightly but soon found themselves trailing 4-1 after composed passing moves and sleek attacks on the right wing from the home side.  Sporadic visits to the Toton goalmouth from the combination of Roberts (MoM) and Edinborough who both kept on running looked more than capable of producing some redress but it wasn’t to be.  Even being rejoined by Kelley for the final 10 minutes couldn’t alter the eventual 7-1 deficit for the visitors. 

Kimberley MW Trojans 1, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow took maximum points from their game at Kimberley MW Trojans with a 2-1 result. Evan Coggins and Ben Hawksworth scored for Wollaton.


 Thursday 13th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Southwell City Sharks 2, Basford Utd 3

Basford Utd made it two wins in a week with a 3-2 result at Southwell City Sharks. Beau Elliot, Jahiem Goodall and Mikhia Walters Whitchurch scored Basford’s goals.

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Basford Utd CFC 6, Cotgrave 3

Cotgrave matched Basford in the first half half as the teams shared six goals but after the break it was the home side who took control to add three more goals and run out 6-3 winners. Jahiem Goodall and Mikhia Walters-Whitchurch scored two goals each with Jake McDonald and Kieran Duncan completing the list of scorers for Basford. Ethan Daws, Matt Harper and Josh Keen scored for Cotgrave.

Under 15 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 4, West Bridgford Lions 1

Max Loveridge gave West Bridgford Lions the lead at Hucknall Sports Red who rallied after the break to turn the game around with a brace from  Lewis Radford and one each for Callum Baker and Kai Stewardson.

Rolls Royce Leisure 0, Arnold Town Yellow 2

An Aaron Lamb brace in the first half gave Arnold Town Yellow all three points with a 2-0 win at Rolls Royce Leisure.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0, Newark Town 4

Newark Town secured maximum pointd with a 4-0 result at Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Sam Graves scored twice, Dan Gosling and Jaden Keane Fell got one each.

Under 15 Division 3

Holy Spirit Celtic 1, Farndon 4

Farndon began this game as they had finished on Saturday, huffing and puffing, but making no real headway and leaving big gaps to be exploited by their opposition. Holy Spirit did just that and went ahead through Alexander Doran on 9 minutes. For the next 15 minutes, they looked the most likely to score again before James Loach bundled in an equaliser for Farndon on 23 minutes. After that, Farndon grew in confidence and didn’t look back, although Holy Spirit ensured it wasn’t all one way traffic. Max Lockwood scored on 35 minutes and then grabbed his hat-trick with goals on 62 and 80 minutes (the earlier being a penalty after a foul by the Holy Spirit ‘keeper). A satisfying result for Farndon, after a slow start, on what was their 200th game as a team. 7 of their original Under 8s team that played their first competitive played in this game. Elliot Soar scored for the home team.

Toton Tigers 2, Attenborough Colts 3

Attenborough Colts edged to an odd goal win with a 3-2 result at Toton Tigers. Harry Pownall, Ben Maxwell and Tom Rigby scored for Attenborough.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 11, Shardlow Saints 0

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow had a convincing win over Shardlow Saints as Evan Coggins completed his hat trick, Luke Davies, Owen Thatcher and Josh Wray scored two goals each. Daniel Sharp and Evan Hughes got one each.


Saturday 8th  April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Nottingham FC 0, Gotham Rangers 3

Gotham Rangers took another step towards the top of the table thanks to a 3-0 win at Nottingham FC, The goals were scored by Oliver Gee Finn Manners and Keelan Jacobs.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 0, Hucknall Sports Red 5

Hucknall dominated from the kick-off with chances created at will in a first half in which Arnold showed little fight. The second half settled in to the same pattern and when Hucknall’s fourth went in the game was over as a contest. Callum Baker completed his hat trick with Ethan Fells and Matthew Brown getting one each.

Newark Town 4, West Bridgford Lions 0

West Bridgford came to Devon Park looking to make amends for the 1-4 defeat two weeks prior to today. Although they came and tried their hardest, Newark Town got nearly every part of their game right. With Samuel Groves and Daniel Kalu scoring twice.

Rolls Royce Leisure 5, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 2

Rolls Royce were 5-2 winners against Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Marcus Bell-Young and Ryan Carty scored for the visitors.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 2, Teversal 2

On what appeared more like a summers day these two teams met for the first time this season having spent most of it at opposite ends of the table. Edwalton have given too many sides an easy start in games and having learned their lesson over recent matches especially in the second half of the season, still managed to gift a couple of openings to Teversal but, fortunately for Edwalton, Teversal didn’t take advantage and as the first half wore on Edwalton got themselves into the game with some near misses of their own. Then as the first half was drawing to a close, and so a probable 0-0 score line a thunderous shot from Joe Munn struck the bar and Max Wilkinson, following up in the box as he does so often, snaffled a goal at the second attempt despite the efforts of the Teversal keeper to prevent it crossing the line and Edwalton were 1-0 up. It stayed that way through to HT despite a few more Teversal attacks. Edwalton expected an onslaught from Teversal after the break and weren’t disappointed but they managed to weather most of it and very nearly went 2-0 up after a great run by Harry Thompson down the left hand side eluded the Teversal defenders and crossed for Max Wilkinson to volley on target. The Teversal keeper pulled off an excellent save and a potential Edwalton ‘goal of the season’ – if it had gone in – was not to be. Teversal eventually broke through the Edwalton rear-guard when they failed to clear their lines and the sore was level once again. Ten minutes later after another Edwalton break down the left hand side from Harry Thompson ended in a goal kick rather than a corner Teversal turned their possession into attack and breached the makeshift Edwalton defence to finally go in front and potentially win the game. But a resilient Edwalton had other thoughts. Some good work on the right hand side with Thomas Graham-Jones and Joe Munn linking up with Max Wilkinson ended with a high bouncing cross from Wilkinson that the Teversal keeper came out to claim. He misjudged the bounce slightly and in doing so clattered into the extra attacker, Harry Thompson, knocking him to the ground in the process and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Seb Whitlow, after everything had settled down, to coolly slot the ball into the net for a late, and deserved equaliser. There were only a few minutes left at this stage but there were still some chances. The main one from Teversal was superbly turned round the post by Sam Inchley, the Edwalton keeper, to keep the score at 2-2 and a well-deserved draw for Edwalton. Teversal’s scorers were Owen Adkin and George Cartwright.

Under 15 Division 3

Holy Spirit Celtic 0, Shardlow Saints 0

Holy Spirit Celtic and Shardlow Saints were unable to break the deadlock and had to be content with a point apiece.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 3, Toton Tigers 0

Toton Tigers met Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow, whom they had already faced twice this season (in the league and the cup), losing both times.  However, Toton only had 10 players, so we knew they may face difficulty early on.  Wollaton’s first shot came in on 6 minutes when an effort from outside the box was tipped round the post. Toton’s first attempt came two minutes later when Callum fired over the bar.  Toton were behind on 12 minutes though, when a mistake at the back presented the opposition with a chance and they took it well, 1-0.  On the 17th minute, Matt curled in a beautiful free kick, but no-one could get to it and it went out for a goal kick.  However, Wollaton went straight down the other end and scored a well struck volley to take the score to 2-0.  On the 28th minute, some good work rate from Ben enabled him with a chance at goal, but he screwed it wide.  Two minutes later he then had the ball, which landed at Aarons feet but frustratingly, the goal keeper got there first. This was to be last action of the 1st half. The first chance of the 2nd half came 8 minutes in when Callum skied a shot over the bar.  On 57 minutes Wollaton made it 3-0 when some good build up play ended up with a volley into the bottom corner.  Toton had another chance in the 70th minute, when Aaron returned to the pitch after injury to hit a dipping half volley well over the bar. It was a great team performance considering Toton only had 10 players, and an early injury to Aaron. Based on the challenge everyone faced and the effort put in, it was difficult to pick out any single man of the match, or players’ player. 

Gedling Southbank 4, Farndon Colts 2

When Farndon conceded two sloppy goals in the first four minutes, this was always going to be a struggle for them in the blazing sunshine. Max Lockwood reduced the arrears on 20 minutes but Gedling played a patient game waiting for gaps through Farndon’s midfield whilst the Colts huffed and puffed but could not get around the Gedling defence. Gedling got a third goal in the second half with a beautifully struck shot from outside of the area and then made it 4-1 a short while later. James Loach grabbed a consolation for Farndon on 68 minutes but it proved to be too little, too late. Gedling’s goals came courtesy of Tyler Cobb (2), Connor Spafford and an own goal.


Thursday 6th April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Gotham Rangers 3, AFC Vernon Red 1

A Finn Manners brace and one by Anthony Berridge secured all three points for Gotham Rangers with a 3-1 win over AFC Vernon Red.


Tuesday 4th April 2017

Under 15 Division 3

Gedling Southbank 0, Kimberley MW Trojans 1

Kimberley MW Trojans  were 1-0 winners at Gedling Southbank, Ben Stevenson scoring the only goal of the game in the first half.


Saturday 1st April 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Calverton MW 8, Cotgrave Colts 2

Calverton MW held on to to place in the table thanks to a convincing 8-2 win over Cotrave Colts. Kieran Cummings completed his hat trick, Jak Valinksy got a brace, Robert Banks, Charles Hinds and Jureanne Hylton got one each.

Manor FC 4, Beeston Park Rangers 2

Manor were 4-2 winners in their match against Beeston park Rangers. Joe Parker scored twice with Taran Elma and Callum Sheppard scoring one each. Owen Ellis and Tom Vasey netted for Rangers.

Nottingham FC 1, Dunkirk Colts 5

Dunkirk Colts are still in the hunt for the championship following their 5-1 win at Nottingham FC. Ross McParland grabbed a brace, Jaquarn Campbell-Ghislanzoni, James Rafftery and Jake Wright scored one each.

Under 15 Division 2

Edwalton Cavaliers White 2, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1

As the teams had  only played each other the previous weekend it almost felt like the second half but there were differences – it was the first weekend of the school Easter holidays and both squads were down to just 12 players.

Edwalton started off well enough but it was Wollaton who made the biggest impact with a series of attacks leading to corners. At one of these, in the 10th minute, the Edwalton GK Sam Inchley did brilliantly to keep the ball from going directly into the top left hand corner only for Connor Don to pounce and put Wollaton ahead. The visitors continued in the same vein for a while and kept racking up the corners but Edwalton managed to weather the storm and gradually, after momentarily dropping a few heads, started playing football again. A trademark driving run from Harry Thompson down the left hand side, starting in his own half, evaded several Wollaton attempts at stopping him before getting right down to the by line before squaring it back to the two Edwalton players in the area. Tom Lewis was unable to finish but laid it off to Joe Munn who did to equalise. Edwalton’s heads were back up completely now and there were a few other goal attempts before the ref blew for half time.

In the last game it was Wollaton who started the second half well but Edwalton seemed to have learnt a lesson. With pressure from the two Edwalton forwards on the Wollaton defence at restarts, Alex Wooley forced an error and Joe Munn capitalised on it making room for himself to get a shot on target and get his second goal. There were no further goals in the match but not for the want of trying. Harry Thompson linked up well with Joe Munn down the left hand side to score what looked like a definite goal and possibly enough to see out the game only for it to be disallowed for offside. Edwalton continued to try and get the third goal to secure the game but Wollaton gradually got themselves back into the game and made a series of attempts in the last 10 minutes to equalise. The Edwalton defence stood firm and after some good hold up play by Seb Wilkinson and Harry Thompson down the left hand side the referee finally blew his whilst and the home side secured the win they deserved.

Hucknall Sports Red 2, FC Cavaliers 2

Cavaliers dominated the first period of the game but they missed the chance to open the scoring. Cavaliers were awarded a penalty and a fine save from Hucknall kept the score at 0-0. Against the run of play Hucknall opened the scoring and the first half ended 1-0 to Hucknall. Cavaliers started brightly in the second half but it was Hucknall with a fine strike to catch the defence of Cavaliers sleeping to go ahead by 2 goals. Cavaliers kept pressing and they were rewarded with a fine headed goal from Arnyda Wenazo. Cavaliers were pressing for an equalizer and Wenazo grabbed a brace with his second of the match. Both teams had opportunities to take all 3 points but the game ended honours even 2-2. Josh Perrons and Rion Carlo Booth scored for Hucknall.

Rolls Royce Leisure 2, West Bridgford Lions 3

West Bridgford Lions won by the odd goal of five at Rolls Royce, Leo McGrath, Jacob Penn and Alex Winiarksi sharing the goals.

Under 15 Division 3

Bottesford 10, Hucknall Town Harriers 1

With Bottesford only being able to field 11 players today, knew they were going to have to work hard for a result. Bottesford took the lead after two minutes through Matty Cox, he added another 5 goals and Declan Naylor added 2 with Hucknall scoring just before the half time whistle to make it 7-1 to Bottesford at half time. Bottesford were reduced to 10 players through an injury to Josh Beeston. Second half, Hucknall started brightly and created a couple of half chances. But it was Bottesford who made it 8 with Matt Cox heading in his 73rd goal of the season. Aidan Smith grabbed a goal and Declan Naylor got his hat trick with a fine 25 yard effort to keep Bottesford in second place.

Farndon Colts 2, Kimberley Trojans 1

Farndon’s pitch was in desperate need of a cut and with five players on holiday and one injured in training, they were left playing a 4-4 formation with just 9 players. This combination of factors was always going to sap the strength from their legs. Kimberley started well and scored the opening goal inside the first 5 minutes through Ben Stevenson, making it look like it was going to be a tough 80 minutes for Farndon. However, their heads didn’t go down and their defence held firm through to half time with the midfield breaking into attack several times and causing problems for a Kimberley defence that hadn’t anticipated having th game taken to them. It was proving an exciting encounter for any impartial onlookers. In the second half, Farndon continued where they had left off and pushed on to the visitors, creating more chances, the first of which was tucked away by Max Lockwood on 46 minutes. Kimberley had chances to get back into the game and did get behind a tiring defence when they pressed their two-man advantage, but solid goalkeeping, last ditch tackles and shots that were snatched at, kept Farndon in the game. In the last 10 minute, Farndon took more risks, pressed Kimberley into their own half and took their reward with Lockwood’s 38th of the season coolly slotted home on 72 minutes. The game ended with a 2-1 win to the under-strength home team.

Long Bennington 0, Attenborough Colts 2

Attenborough Colts secured the championship with a 2-0 win at Long Bennington. After a goalless first half, Sam Lankester opened the scoring two minutes at the break and five minutes later Tom Rigby doubled their advantage.

Lowdham Colts Black 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 5

The previous meeting between these sides in December saw Lowdham finish their away match with 10 players due to injury.  For today’s fixture at the Magna Meadows, the school holiday season saw Lowdham able to field only 10 players from the start.   The difference was felt for the first 15 minutes as the home team was kept within its own half although few shots from the visitors were on target, those being dealt with by a stand-in ‘keeper, Jacob Turner.   However, three goals within the next 15 minutes saw Wollaton through to half-time, the pick of the day’s goals being the second which saw a superb cross sent in by Owen Thatcher (MoM) from the left wing at the bye-line being headed home by Evan Hughes.  Even though Lowdham conceded a fourth shortly after the restart, this time having swopped their ‘keeper for another deputy, Harrison Clarke,  the home side then had much the better of possession and attacking play for the next 20 minutes or so.   Mazy runs by Justin Kelley, Joshua McCourt and Matty Edinborough (MoM) just failed to exploit the gaps that they had opened up.  Possibly the best chance of Lowdham’s game fell to Tommy Shine who lifted the ball over the bar of a vacant goal from close range.  The home side was forced to play the final 5 minutes with only 9 players, the rare appearance of Finlay Stirland-Bennett, who had made some valiant contributions, being curtailed due to injury.  A skilful collection, half-turn and volley from Luke Davies in the box completed Wollaton’s scoring but after a game that was played in good spirits and despite the scoreline, Lowdham need feel no shame after having turned in another energetic performance. Wollaton’s scorers were Evan Hughes (2), Luke Davies, Nelson Walker and Evan Coggins.

Radcliffe Olympic 0, Sandiacre Town 3

Sandiacre Town scored three goals without reply to keep alive their slim hopes of finishing s runners-up. James Turnbull scored twice and Ethan Warner got one.


Saturday 25th March 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Beeston Park Rangers 0, Dunkirk Colts 5

Dunkirk Colts are hard on the heels of the top two and with games in hand after their 5-0 win at Beeston Park Rangers. Kai Kemp-Smith scored twice, Ben Rafferty, Pierce Lomas and Ross McParland got one each.

Cotgrave Colts 2, Sherwood FC Yellow 4

Harry Trenam scored both goals for Cotgrave as they went down 4-2 at home to Sherwood FC Yellow.

Gotham Rangers 9, West Bridgford Trojans 2

Gotham Rangers continue to set a hot pace for the championship as they beat West Bridgford Trojans 9-2. Finn Manners added three more to his tally, Ben Lumb got a brace, Keelan Jacobs, Zach Holt, Oliver Gee and Tom Gamble got one each. Marcus Bartlett and Pedro Sala Falciano scored for West Bridgford.

Manor FC 2, Calverton MW 4

Calverton MW recovered from last weeks defeat to beat Manor FC 4-2 and their race for the championship back on course. Joseph Parker scored twice for Manor but goals from Kieran Cummings (2), Sam Burrows and Charles Hines gave Calverton all three points.

Southwell City Sharks 0, AFC Vernon Red 3

AFC Vernon Red are comfortably placed just behind Calverton but having played one match more, their latest success being a 3-0win at Southwell City Sharks. Mykah Skervin scored twice with Harry Warburton getting one.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 3, FC Cavaliers 0

FC Cavaliers dominated the first half but they did not take advantage of their dominance and the first half ended 0-0. The second half Arnold were awarded a penalty to open up the scoring. Although Cavaliers pressed for an equalizer it was Arnold that were clinical in front of goal to add two further goals and the games ended Arnold 3 Cavaliers 0. Arnold’s scorers were Athanasi Geogiou, Ellis Hatton and Talyn Mo.

Hucknall Warriors Red 1, Gonerby 2

Hucknall Warriors have now gone nine matches without a win after a bright opening start to the season. Owen Bugg- Burke scored for Warriors but Goner took the points with a 2-1 result.

Teversal 3, Hucknall Sports Red 2

In this top of the table clash it was Teversal who edged the points with a 3-2 win against Hucknall Sports Red. Lewis Radford and Cameron Vickers scored for the visitors who were unable to grab a point.

West Bridgford Lions 1, Newark Town 4

A fantastic performance from Newark Town gained three valuable points away to West Bridgeford Lions as they stretched their unbeaten run to three games. Newark were 0-2 up at half time with goals from Samuel Graves and Jaden Fell. Early into the second half Danny Mountney-Town scored a fine goal from 30 yards and after West Bridgford pulled one back by with a Danny Mansfield goal,  Danny Mountney-Town scored the fifth goal of the game in the last 5 minutes for a well-deserved victory.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 3, Edwalton Cavaliers White 4

After a fairly evenly balanced opening 10 minutes where both sides scored the half slipped away from Wollaton as Edwalton found their finishing touch after a couple of weeks of too many wasted chances to dominate the half. Max Wilkinson grabbed a first half hat trick with Ben Antcliff also scoring for Edwalton. The second half was a completely different story with Wollaton fired up after the half time break forcing errors and scoring in the first 5 minutes. There were several other good Wollaton chances before Edwalton registered another shot on target and it was hot shot Max Wilkinson who blasted the ball just inside the near post until the Wollaton keeper pulled off a great save and kept the score as it was. Wollaton continued to create chances and eventually pulled another back with just over 10 minutes to go and turning over possession in their own half and counter attacking. Wollaton piled on the pressure but Edwalton steeled themselves for the last 10 minutes and started playing football in the opposition half again to see the game out and just about deserving the win. Wollaton’s scorers were Owen Dyer, Ben Jones and Calvin Lancaster.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 5, Bottesford 4

With both teams knowing a win would more or less seal the title it was always going to be a tight game. Bottesford started off well for the first ten minutes but the Attenborough found some momentum and took the lead when a cross fooled everyone and looped over the Bottesford keeper, Attenborough got on top and scored another two before Matt Cox pulled a goal back just before the half. Second half saw Bottesford come out a different team and pulled another goal back through a Matt Cox penalty sending the keeper the wrong way. Bottesford then equalised when some great football when Beeston sent Matt Cox through and he slotted past the keeper. A lapse in concentration let Attenborough take the lead again and then Attenborough made it 5-3 when another cross went straight over everyone into the net. Matt Cox yet again pulled another goal back but it wasn’t enough, credit to Attenborough, they just wanted it that little bit more. Attenborough’s scorers were Ben Maxwell (2), Alfie Gaynor, Jake West and Tom Rigby.

Gedling Southbank 8, Hucknall Town Harriers 0

This was a comfortable win for Gedling Southbank the game was all over by  half time as they led 7-0. Gedling added just one more goal in the second half. The scorers were Ben Naylor (3), Aaron Alexander (2) Tyler Cobb (2) and Fabio Oliveira Candeias.

Kimberley MW Trojans 4, Holy Spirit Celtic 1

Three first half goals set Kimberley MW Trojans up for a 4-1 win over Holy Spirit Celtic. Luca Lewis, Jack proctor, Ben Stevenson and Jerome Forrester scored for  Trojans, Jack Waters replied for Celtic.

Long Bennington 2, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 1

James Staunton scored twice as Long Bennington were 2-1 winners over Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow. Luke Davies scored for Wollaton.

Radcliffe Olympic 3, Toton Tigers 0

Niall Mills scored twice and Luca Marks once to secure all three points for Radcliffe Olympic in a 3-0 win over Toton Tigers.

Sandiacre Town 1, Farndon Colts 1

A very narrow, sloping pitch met the Colts, making their passing game difficult to play and helping the long throw specialist for the home side. It was a tough battle where both sides largely cancelled each other out in midfield during the first half. However, Sandiacre looked the mostly likely to score and finally got their breakthrough with one minute of the half left. Farndon started the second half much the stronger and their persistence paid off with an equaliser headed home by Harry Mawby from a corner. The game ended 1-1.


Saturday 18th March 2017

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 2, Cotgrave Colts 0

A 2-0 win for Vernon  against Cotgrave Colts enabled them to close the gap on the league leaders Calverton but have played two matches more.

Beeston Park Rangers 2, Basford Utd CFC 6

Basford United were leading 6-1 at the halfway stage through goals from Omojiseoluwa Bankole (2), Jahiem Goodall (2), Dante Lee and Jake McDonald. Tom Vasey scored for Beeston and added a second after the break.

Calverton MW 2, Southwell City Sharks 3

Calverton lost vital points in the race for the championship as they went down 3-2 to Southwell City Sharks. Kieran Cummings and Kian Clarkson scored for Calverton.

Dunkirk Colts 4, Sherwood FC Yellow 1

Dunkirk Colts did their championship aspirations a power of good with a 4-1 defeat of Sherwood FC Yellow. Ross McParland scored twice, Pierce Lomas and James Rafferty got one each.

West Bridgford Trojans 3, Manor FC 4

Manor FC won a seven-goal thriller by the odd goal at West Bridgford Trojans. Edward Burton completed his hat trick for Manor whose other scorer was Joe Parker. Chris Baron, Josh Hall and Harry Jackson were Trojans’ scorers.

Under 15 Division 2

Edwalton Cavaliers White 2, West Bridgford Lions 4

The game was a lot closer than the final scoreline shows but for a combination of poor finishing by Edwalton and some excellent saves by the Lions’ keeper Edwalton took the lead after a good move through the middle after a series of headed on balls was finally slotted by Harry Thompson into the path of Joe Munn to score simply. There were several more clear opportunities for Edwalton to go further ahead and have a good lead at half time but poor finishing and a goal line clearance by WB Lions kept them in the game. And with 10 minutes to go in the half WBL took advantage of some confusion in the Edwalton defence to equalise The second half was a different story though some of the narrative remained the same. NWB Lions went into a 2 goal lead thanks to some clinical finishing and a deflected shot that was very nearly saved by the Edwalton keeper. Edwalton responded with yet more chances created but this time it was the Lions keeper that prevented them scoring most of their chances With only a few minutes left and Edwalton pushing to get back in the game WB Lions scored a fourth goal with a breakaway down the right hand side and it was all over. Or was it? A corner to Edwalton with just 20 seconds left was delivered into the box by Harry Thompson for Ben Antcliff to leap above everyone else and power into the top corner. It may only have been a consolation goal but it capped an excellent performance by the Edwalton defender Final score 4-2 to the visitors and all three points but in the gloomy weather that had descended during the match it was a much closer contest all round.

Hucknall Sports Red 6, Rolls Royce Leisure 3

Callum Baker added three more goals to his already impressive tally as Hucknall Sports Red beat Rolls Royce Leisure 6-3. Rion Carlo Booth, Lewis Radford and Cameron Vickers were Sports’ other scorers.

Hucknall Warriors Red 2, Teversal 2

Hucknall Warriors played some of their best football of 2017 to date to earn a deserved point against title chasing Teversal. An even first half saw very few chances created for either team, the stand out piece of defending coming from Warriors player Jude Preece with a fantastic block to put the ball over the bar for a Teversal corner. Curtis Rigley and Leeroy Masamba both came close for Warriors in a goalless first half. Teversal almost went in front in the opening minutes of the second half, goal keeper David Hurry denying them a certain goal with a fingertip save. Ten minutes into the half and Warriors took the lead, George Blatherwick’s excellent corner headed in smartly by Ned Walker. Warriors should have doubled their lead shortly after, Batherwick’s persistence paying off as he crossed the ball low into the box with Owen Bugg Burke forcing a save out of the keeper. However as the ball came back to him he struck the ball just wide of the post with the goal gaping. Despite more excellent defending by Warriors the visitors levelled from a corner, the ball flicked into the net. Hurry made another excellent save before Warriors went back in front, Shaheim Walters bursting into the box and despite the goalkeeper’s efforts to keep him at bay, he was still able to stroke the ball into the net with just over twelve minutes to go. Warriors were denied all three points though as the visitors were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and despite goalkeeper Hurry getting his fingers to the ball it fell to an opposition player for a simple tap in at the far post. Goalscorers for Teversal were Reece Beckett and Reegan Jones.

Ravenshead Reds 4, Gonerby 1

Ravenshead Reds completed the double over Gonerby with a 4-1 result. Drew Day opened the scoring in the seventh minute and finished it in the seventieth. Inbetween these goals Josh Lewis and Niall Stringer scored for Ravenshead and Michael Coates for Gonerby.

Selston 1, Arnold Town Yellow 1

A forgettable first half saw few chances before a marginally better second half which at least offered goals. Arnold took the lead through Elliott Hatton as he finished sharply from 10 yards on his left foot. Almost immediately Selston equalised through Dylan Wragg and the game settled back in to the pattern of the first half, with both teams struggling to get the ball down and play. In the end a draw was all either side deserved.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1, FC Cavaliers 3

Cavaliers started the game with high intensity but Wollaton matched them. Cavaliers then started to show their dominance and opened the scoring with a glancing header from Yosif Lorin. Cavaliers added a second with a well taken goal from Mohammed John. Wollaton stepped up the pressure and their hard work was awarded with a well taken goal by Marcus Bell-Young, the Cavaliers keeper could only get his finger tips to it but he could not keep the ball from going into the net. The first half ended 2-1 to Cavaliers. The second half was evenly balanced, however Cavaliers added a third with a close range shot from Amyda Wenazo. The game ended 3-1 to Cavaliers. A good encounter from both teams and the positions of top v bottom was not reflected in the match as it was a good battle despite the score.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 1, Sandiacre Town 2

Attenborough Colts’ unbeaten record was destroyed by Sandiacre Town wo won 2-1. Neither side could break the deadlock in the first half and then three goals came after the break with Sam Lankester on target for Attenborough, Cameron Shepherd and Kai Linton for Sandiacre.

Hucknall Town Harriers 2, Bottesford 8

Bottesford travelled to basement side Hucknall Town Harriers looking to keep pressure on League leaders Attenborough and narrow the gap. They came across a tough, hard-working Hucknall team. Bottesford took the lead through Matt Cox’s header but Hucknall levelled 5 minutes later. Bottesford found it difficult to play football on Hucknall’s very small pitch and it was Hucknall who nearly took the lead but a great save from Charlesworth kept it level. This shook Bottesford up and they were 5-1 up at half time with Matt Cox scoring the next 4. After the break Bottesford scored a sixth through substitute Jae Greet who lobbed the on rushing keeper, Greet added his second with a nicely take goal. Hucknall pulled another goal back with a fine 25 yard strike but Bottesford’s Aidan Smith finished the game off with another cool lob. Hucknall’s scorers were Jack Unwin and Jack Jones.

Kimberley MW Trojans 0, Long Bennington 3

A goal apiece by Isaac Carley, Owen Rowley and James Scott scured maximum points for Long bonnington at Kimberley MW Trojans.

Lowdham Colts Black 1, Radcliffe Olympic 2

A dry morning with a dry pitch at Lowdham Playing Fields saw the season’s return fixture between these two teams.  Diffident starts by both teams eventually saw shots at both ends going high and/or wide but this was end-to-end stuff.   The home side seemed to be in control for 25 minutes with a resolute defence marshalled by Justin Kelley (MoM) and a hard-working midfield.  Suddenly, a low, cross-field ball from the Radcliffe left wing, saw a Lowdham defender lose his balance and the loose ball was pounced on by Archie Remnant who had been allowed a rare, unmarked visit into the penalty area and slotted past the Lowdham ‘keeper to make the score 0-1. Despite the attacking efforts of Lowdham and a shot-on-post from Radcliffe, the score remained 0-1 at half-time.  The second half emerged just as energetically with what seemed like an unmissable chance for the home side bouncing across goal in front of the nose of midfielder Tommy Shine.  A high cross-field ball from the Radcliffe right bounced over two defenders and fell into the path of onrushing Rhys Trussler who struck it fiercely past the keeper for Radcliffe’s second.  This seemed to invigorate Lowdham who for the remaining 30 minutes simply dominated the game.  Attacking wave upon wave from the Roberts twins, striker Matty Edinborough and free kick after free kick from Jake Tomlinson and Ben Kilpatrick saw the Radcliffe goal under continuous pressure. Something had to give and home captain Joshua McCourt slotted a fine goal past the Radcliffe stand-in keeper with still 15 minutes to go. It seemed inevitable that a leveller would be scored by the home side in this breathless onslaught but it was not to be. A great match for spectators and players alike, although the scoreline doesn’t do justice to the continuous energy and effort showed by the Lowdham squad and the visitors can count themselves fortunate to not have had to share the spoils.

Toton Tigers 2, Gedling Southbank 0

Two second half goals by Ben Floyd and Joe Relton secured all three points with a 2-0win over Gedling Southbank.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 0, Farndon Colts 1

Two fully committed teams met in a fixture that was always going to produce a close result. Both teams had spells of domination and chances to win the game, but defences came out on top. It looked like finishing 0-0 until the 80th minute when Farndon won a free kick just inside their own half. Tom Shephard’s lofted ball, on a slightly smaller pitch than usual, sailed over everybody’s heads and fooled the Wollaton keeper. His punch resulted in the ball sliding off his glove and into the net. Ultimately, it was a harsh result for Wollaton and a goalkeeper who hadn’t put a foot wrong throughout the game. Both teams should be congratulated on a battling encounter played in exactly the right spirit.


Saturday 11th March 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Beeston Park Rangers 1, Southwell City Sharks 5

George Caudwell scored three goals as Southwell City Sharks won 5-1 at Beeston park Rangers. Ben Napier and Jack Mountain were the other Southwell scorers whilst Charlie Roberts scored for Beeston.

Calverton MW 0, AFC Vernon Red 0

It was first versus second as Calverton MW entertained AFC Vernon Red and as expected the game was a tightly fought affair between two teams vying for the championship. Neither team could break the deadlock and the game goalless, the teams having to be content with a point apiece.

Cotgrave Colts 0, Gotham Rangers 4

Gotham Rangers are still in the race for the championship following their 4-0 win at Cotgrave Colts. Ben Lumb scored twice, Zack Wolfe and Keelan Jacobs got one each.

Dunkirk Colts 4, Manor FC 0

After a goalless first half Ross McParland set Dunkirk Colts on the wat to a 4-0 victory against Manor FC. Ben Rafferty was the other goalscorer.

Nottingham FC 2, Sherwood FC Yellow 4

Sherwood Yellow took maximum points with a 4-2 result at Nottingham FC, the home sides goals coming courtesy of Ayleal Dill and Broadley Ozahri

West Bridgford Trojans 1, Basford Utd CFC 7

Jahiem Goodall scored three goals as Basford Utd CFC won 7-1 at West Bridgford Trojans. Omojiseoluwa bagged a brace, Dylan Fryer and Jake McDonald scored one each.

Under 15 Division 2

Edwalton Cavaliers White 1, Gonerby 2

Edwalton went ahead early in the first half after a long throw in from Olly Ward caused some confusion in the Gonerby penalty area and Joe Munn pounced on the loose ball to score. The rest of the half saw a few missed chances from Edwalton, a fantastic long range free kick from Ben Antcliff narrowly miss when it hit the bar from inside the Edwalton half, and a well saved shot that was arrowing into the top corner after a smart turn just inside the penalty areas from Harry Thompson. Gonerby were buoyed up at the start of the second half knowing they had survived the first due to Edwalton’s lack of finishing. Within a few minutes they were level and 10 minutes later ahead with a powerful header from a corner. The rest of the match was fairly evenly balanced with not that many clear cut chances until the very last minute when a well taken equalising goal from Tom Lewis was disallowed after a long discussion with the linesman. A disappointing end for Edwalton with all the points going to Gonerby after a fairly evenly balanced game.

Hucknall Sports Red 4, Ravenshead Reds 0

A goal apiece by Callum Baker, Cameron Vickers, Ben Harvey and Kai Stewardson gave Hucknall Sports Red a 4-0 win over Ravenshead Reds.

Rolls Royce Leisure 6, Hucknall Warriors Red 3

Rolls Royce Leisure were 4-0 to the good by half time against Hucknall Warriors Red. The visitors rallied after the break and scored three goals through Mitchell Palmer with a brace and Bradley Kernaghan but went down 6-3.

Selston FC 3, FC Cavaliers 0

FC Cavaliers started the game with ten men and they matched Selston despite the disadvantage until Selston scored twice in the first half. Cavaliers battled in the second half and they had chances but Selston got a third and that is how the game ended 3-0 to Selston whose scorers were Regan Bates, Jack Cawthorn and Cameron Rawson.

Teversal 3, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0

Teversal kept their title hopes alive with a 3-0 defeat of Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Regan Bates, Jack Cawthorne and Cameron Rawson were the goalscorers.

West Bridgford Lions 1, Arnold Town Yellow 1

Arnold Town Yellow took the lead early on through Aaron Lamb and continued to dominate only for Harry Keown to score a late equaliser for West Bridgford in the second half. Arnold rued missed chances as neat interplay throughout the game was matched by wasteful finishing in the final third.

Under 15 Division 3

Farndon Colts 2, Shardlow Saints 1

A pitch that had been trampled by six games over two weeks greeted the two teams and, ironically, proved to be a leveller between these two teams. Farndon could not play football on the ground, as they would have liked which, coupled with a midfield that sat far too deep for most of the game, meant that there was never going to be a repeat of the one sided game at Shardlow earlier in the season. Shardlow worked hard for each other and have clearly improved in leaps and bounds over the season. They defended solidly and without that work rate in defence, could have been 3 or 4 down. However, a first half goal for Archie Rostron gave some reward for Farndon’s efforts. Top scorer, Max Lockwood hit his 36th of the season on 66 minutes before a chance was gifted to Shardlow, eight minutes later, and they took it, with Kais Mirza winning a one on one with Farndon ‘keeper, Will Muir. It was nervy stuff after that but Farndon were able to heave a sigh of relief after more than 4 minutes of added time.

Gedling Southbank 2, Long Bennington 3

A good game of football played by both teams, ether team could have won this game bur Long Bennington managed to hold on in the end. Fabio Oliveira Candeias and Tyler Cobb scored for Gedling, Long Bennington’s goals coming from Isaac Carley, Sam Green and Sam Wright.

Holy Spirit Celtic 0, Sandiacre Town 5

Sandiacre Town scored five goals without reply at Holy Spirit Celtic.

Lowdham Colts Black 1, Bottesford 8

Bottesford played some first class football from start to finish, keeping them firmly in second place. Matt Cox put Bottesford in the lead after 10 minutes. He quickly added his second racing past the Lowdham defence. Lowdham rarely got out of their half with Bottesfords Josh Beeston and Jae Greet controlling the midfield battle. Aidan Smith then scored Bottesfords third with a neat finish and then Smith won a penalty after being brought down in the box, Matt Cox Cooley slotted the ball in for his third. Just before half time the leagues top goal scorer then got his fourth. Second half Bottesford took the foot off the pedal but were still pressing for more goals. And it was Joe Myers who scored the sixth goal when the ball looped in over the keeper. Myers then added his second goal with a well-placed shot low to the keepers left. Bottesford scored there eighth when Josh Beeston’s corner came in at pace and Sam Murray was on hand to head in a bullet header. Lowdham battled well for the last 15 and scored right at the death.

Radcliffe Olympic 5, Kimberley MW Trojans 0

A brace by Archie Remnant set Radcliffe Olympic on the winning trail against Kimberley MW Trojans, Tim Allen, Jack Fearn and Lewis Seyfert giving them a comfortable 5-0 victory.

Toton Tigers 6, Hucknall Town Harriers 2

Toton Tigers secured all three points with a 6-2 win against Hucknall Town Harriers. Jack Sutton and Darnel Beeson scored for the visitors whilst Tigers goals came from Aaron Johnstone (2), Joe Relton, Callum Banks, Luka Tonks and Ben Floyd.

WollatonHall & Bramcote Yellow 2, Attenborough Colts 2

Attenborough Colts dropped points for only the third time this season as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Wollaton & Bramcote Yellow. Alfie Gaynor and Tom Rigby scored for Attenborough, the home sides goalscorers were Luke Davies and Ronaldo Mendes.


Thursday 9th March 2017

U15 KO Cup SF

Dunkirk Colts 4, Calverton MW o

Dunkirk Colts booked their place in the final with a 4-0defeat of Calverton MW. Ross McParland scored twice whilst James Rafferty and Jake Wright got one each. Dunkirk will meet Gotham Rangers in the final.


Wednesday 8th March 2017

U15 KO Cup SF

Gotham Rangers 2, Basford Utd CFC 0

Gotham Rangers reached the final of the NYFL U15 Saturday KO Cup competition thanks to a 2-0 win over Basford Utd CFC. Finn Manners and Ben Lumb scored first half goals and with Basford failing to reply it was Gotham who went through to the final.


Saturday 4th March 2017

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 7, Beeston Park Rangers 1

AFC Vernon beat Beeston Park Rangers 7-1 to hold on to second place. George Duffield, Mykah Skervin and Harry Warburton were amongst the Vernon scorers with Luke Burrown on target for Beeston.

Cotgrave Colts 1, Basford Utd CFC 8

Basford Utd CFC had a comfortable win at Cotgrave Colts. Omojiseoluwau Bankole and Jahiem Goodhall scored two goals each, Dante Lee, Jake McDonald, Beau Elliott and Mikhia Walters-Whitchurch got onegoal each. Reece Sugars scored for Cotgrave.

Manor FC 0, Gotham Rangers 7

Gotham Rangers remain in the race for honours with a 7-0 win at Manor FC. Finn Manners completed his hat trick, Ben Lumb grabbed  a brace, Anthony Berridge and Zack Holt got one each.

Southwell City Sharks 2, Calverton MW 3

Calverton MW consolidated their position at the top of the table with a 3-2 win at Southwell City Sharks. George Caudwell scored both goals for Sharks.

West Bridgford Trojans 0, Dunkirk Colts 3

A Jack Campbell brace and a Ryan Duffy goal gave Dunkirk Colts a 3-0win at West Bridgford Trojans.

Under 15 Division 2

FC Cavaliers 2, Newark Town 2

Cavaliers opened the scoring to go one ahead with a goal from Jordan Shani. Cavaliers continued to press forward and were rewarded with a second goal from Mohammed John to go 2-0 and that’s how the first half ended. Cavaliers had opportunities to extend their lead but squanderd chances and good goal keeping from the Newark goal keeper kept the game alive. Newark were rewarded with their perseverance and scored two well taken goals from Danny Mountney-Town and Sam Graves to level the match and that’s how it ended 2-2. To coin the phrase this was a game of two halves.

Gonerby 1, Hucknall Sports Red 1

It was honours even as Gonerby and Hucknall Sports Red drew 1-1. Ben Bramley gave Gonery a first half lead, Cameron Vickers levelled the scored after the break.

West Bridgford Lions 4, Hucknall Warriors Red 0

Harry Keown grabbed a hat trick as West Bridgford Lions beat Hucknall Warriors Red 4-0. The other scorer was Danny Mansfield.

Under 15 Division 3

Gedling Southbank 8, Shardlow Saints 1

Gedling Southbank and Shardlow Saints produced a good game of football on a muddy pitch. Gedling built a 6-1 half time lead and added two more in the second half. Their goalscorers were Tyler Cobb (3), Aaaron Alexander, Ewan Holmes, Ben Naylor, Jack Smith and Caelen Doney. Kais Mirzo scored for Saints. Some great football played by Gedling & showing signs of upsetting some of the top teams in this league.

Holy Spirit Celtic 1, Attenborough Colts 11

Attenborough Colts took another stride towards becoming league champions with a convincing win over Holy Spirit Celtic. Harry Pownall led the list of goalscorers ith a hat trick followed by Brandon ground and Tom Rigby both of whom gat a brace. Sam Lankester, George Dickens, Clayton Voce and Harry Vardy got one goal each.


Tuesday 28th February 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Calverton MW 2, Nottingham FC 1

Calverton MW beat Nottingham FC to move to the top of the table, Kieran Cummings and Jak Valinsky scoring a goal apiece.


Saturday 25th February 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Basford Utd CFC 3, AFC Vernon Red 2

This was a fantastic local derby played in great spirit with end to end football, Basford took the lead through Dante Lee and doubled their lead through Jahiem Goodall before half time. After the break AFC Vernon showed why they are riding high and forced the home side to defend for long periods. Pressure finally paid off as the Vernon pulled one back and then levelled the scores. Basford responded with some of the best football they have shown all season whilst Vernon hit the woodwork twice. Basford won a corner in the latter stages which tested the Vernon defence and as they failed to clear Omojiseulowu Bankole pounced to force home Basfords third goal.

Both teams had chances to add to the scoreline but Basford stayed  tight to claim the 3 points.

Beeston Park Rangers 0, Manor FC 0

Beeston Park Rangers and Manor FC were unable to break the deadlock and had to be content with a goal apiece.

Dunkirk Colts 5, West Bridgford Trojans 2

Josh Hall and Pedro Salas Falciano gave West Bridgford Trojand a 2-0 half time advantage at Dunkirk Colts. The home team rallied after the break and went on to win 5-2 thanks to goals form Jake Wright (2), james Rafferty, Liam Thompson and Pierce Lomas.

Gotham Rangers 7, Cotgrave Colts 0

After a goalless first half, Gotham Rangers scored seven times against Cotgrave, Ben Lumb netting four of them. Keelan Jacobs got a brace and Zack Holt got one.

Southwell City Sharks 3, Sherwood FC Yellow 0

Sherwood FC Yellow’s hopes of honours took a knock as they went down 3-0 at Southwell City Sharks. George Caudwell scored twice with Oliver Gratton the other scorer.

Under 15 Division 2

Edwalton Cavaliers White 2, Arnold Town Yellow 7

A heavy sloping pitch didn’t promise a thrilling game and after early domination from Edwalton who played with the wind and slope in their favour, the home team took the lead with pressure from a corner forcing an own goal. That spurred the game into life and Arnold responded immediately with Tyler Cook for Arnold driving home following tenacious play from Arnold striker Matt Bennett. With their tails up, Arnold took the lead just before half time through Ellis Hatton with a coolly slotted finish. In the second half, with the slope and wind with them, Arnold quickly made the scores 3-1 with Matt Bennett lifting the ball over the keeper from 20 yards. This seemed to deflate Edwalton and Arnold moved further ahead through Sam Hudson. Edwalton briefly rallied and scored to make it 4-2 but Arnold powered on and scored three more through Tom Kirk, Ellis Hatton and Aaron Lamb with the pick being a 25 yard free kick from Aaron Lamb. Ben Danzey scored the other Edwalton goal.

FC Cavaliers 4, Rolls Royce Leisure 0

FC Cavaliers started the game with the dominance they have shown on their unbeaten run. Lamin Manneh opened up the scoring to go 1-0 and then he added a second to end the first half 2-0 to Cavaliers. Rolls Royce stepped up the pressure in the second half and they had periods when they held possession of the ball but without troubling the keeper. Dejorn McIndoe scored a brace in the second half to put Cavaliers up 4-0 which was the final score.

Hucknall Sports Red 2, Gonerby 1

A goal apiece by Callum Baker and Ben Harvey gave Hucknall Sports Red a 2-1 win over Gonerby whose goalscorer was Bartosz Gorzejewski.

Newark Town 2, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0

Danny Mountney-Town with a volley after 30 minutess and Sam Graves at the start of the second half gave Newark Towna 2-0 home win against Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green today at Devon Park. Newark Town were also indebted to ‘keeper Shaun Eaglestone who pulled off a couple fantastic saves to make sure Newark Town claimed all three points.

Teversal 4, Ravenshead Reds 4

Ravenshead Reds continued their recent run of good form by holding champions-chasing Teversal to a 4-4 draw. All Ravenshead goals were scored in the first half with Jack Kennedy getting the first after just five minutes followed by three in eleven minutes by Drew Day and a Nathan Cassel brace. Teversal’s scorers were Zach Henson (2), Brandon Castledine and Ellis King.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 8, Hucknall Town Harriers 1

Attenborough Colts maintained their unbeaten record with a convincing win over Hucknall Town Harriers. Brandon ground completed his hat trick, Sam Lankester grabbed a brace whilst Ben Maxwell, Dan Nesbitt, Harry Pownall and Dan Caron scored one each. Lewis Simpson scored for Hucknall.

Farndon Colts 3, Holy Spirit Celtic 0

Max Lockwood opened the scoring in the twelfth minute and added a second just before half time. He completed his hat trick six minutes into the second half to give Farndon a 3-0 win over Holy Spirit Celtic.

Gedling Southbank 0, Sandiacre Town 0

For the second week on the bounce Gedling Southbank finishing drawing, this time with third-placed Sandiacre Town. An improving Gedling team seems to have found a formation and, more importantly, a balance that suits their way of playing. This was a very even game which could have been won by either team and one goal would have secured all the points, but both teams played well but neither could find the back of the net.

Lowdham Colts Black 0, Long Bennington 3

Even though Storm Doris had done her worst to a few trees and garden fence panels around this ground only two days earlier, Lowdham Playing Fields was being used for the first time this season as a home venue for the U15s but it was possible that Doris’s tail was still wafting as a strong breeze was evident on this rather exposed pitch.  Although the regular Lowdham keeper was missing, Harrison Clarke stepped up to the plate for this role. Both teams had relatively full squads and it was entertaining to see a trio of substitutes being swapped by each side at various junctures during the match.   Early chances appeared for both sides but keeping the ball below the wind and below the bar was going to prove difficult today.  Few shots were on target despite the best efforts for Lowdham of Matthew Edinborough and Joshua McCourt.  A free kick from 25 yards was struck fiercely by Ben Kilpatrick and seemed on target but the ball carried on just above the wall in an almost imperceptible rise without dipping to sail over the bar by centimetres.  Whilst another long-range shot by Kilpatrick was dealt with by the visitors’ keeper, a battery of corners by Jake Tomlinson for the home side looked to wreak havoc in the opposing penalty area but goalmouth scrambles managed to keep the ball out of the visitors’ net on each occasion.  Towards the end of the first half, the Lowdham defence was breached.  Until this point, the particular forms of Louis Clark (MoM) and Luke Mitchell had been superb in blocking the advances of Long Bennington but a powerful low cross, driven quickly from the near right corner flag by Jamie Staunton (MoM) was met equally powerfully by an onrushing Isaac Carley who gave the keeper no chance and proved to be the pick of the goals.  As several Premiership teams have found to their cost, ball possession counts for very little and despite a rough ratio of 70:30 in favour of Lowdham in the first half, they still went into half-time 0-1 down.  Renewed enthusiasm from the home side saw several early promising attacks in the second half generated by the Roberts twins who supplied the likes of Jake Tomlinson, Jacob Turner and Justin Kelley but the Long Bennington goal remained resilient.   A break by Long Bennington saw a ball over the top being fed to Carley who managed to slot it past the Lowdham keeper.  A third and final goal for Long Bennington appeared from nowhere as a trickling ball apparently destined for the bye line somehow went in after bouncing off the Lowdham post.  The last action of the match saw Tomlinson’s free kick for the home side pierce the visitors’ defence but neither Edinborough nor McCourt running from opposing directions could make the desired touch to reduce the deficit.  An enjoyable game for all concerned but once again, the Lowdham players can feel that their efforts were truly worthy of more of the spoils.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 0, Bottesford 3

With both these teams fighting for second place, Bottesford knew this was going to be a tough game. It took Bottesford a good ten minutes to get into the game, but once they did the football was brilliant. Bottesford took the lead through a Josh Beeston 25 yard free kick which sailed over everyone. Bottesford extended their lead when good work from Jack Heafford down the right crossed in for Declan Naylor who curled the ball into the net with the outside of his foot. The second half saw Wollaton come at Bottesford and they put three up front to try to claw a goal back, but Bottesford’s back four kept them at bay,although they went close with a 30 yard shot that hit the cross bar. With ten minutes left Matt Cox raced past two Wollaton defenders and cooly slotted the ball past the keeper, and kept Bottesford in contention for honours.


Saturday 18th February 2017

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 0, Calverton MW 3

Calverton MW were 3-0 winners at fellow championship contenders AFC Vernon Red. Goals from Isaac Burley, Kieran Cummings and Jureanne Hylton secured maximum points for Calverton who moved to the top of the table.

Sherwood FC Yellow 1, Dunkirk Colts 2

Sherwood FC Yellow dropped to third place as a result of their 2-1 loss at the hands of Dunkirk Colts. After a goalless first half Jack Bramley and Jake Wright scored for Dunkirk.

Nottingham FC 5, Beeston Park Rangers 0

Five second half goals secured maximum points in their match against Beeston Park Rangers.

Under 15 Division 2

FC Cavaliers 4, Hucknall Sports Red 2

The match started with both teams attacking and it was Hucknall Sports Red that opened the scoring to go 1-0 ahead. Cavaliers stepped up the pace and pulled level. Two more goals were scored to put Cavaliers 3-1 ahead at half time, goals from Dejorn McIndoe, Mohammed John and RhysGiblin. Hucknall stepped up the pace in the second half and were awarded a penalty to make it 3-2. Cavaliers responded well and scored a fourth goal through Edwin Anari.

Gonerby 1, West Bridgford Lions 2

West Bridgford Lions were 2-1 winners at Gonerby. Ben Bramley scored for the home team whilst Lions’ scorers were Harry Keown and Alex Winiaski.

Ravenshead Reds 3, Edwalton Cavaliers White 4

An entertaining match for any non-partisan spectator with both sides trying to play good football on a bobbly pitch. Ravenshead went ahead through Henry Skidmore, slightly against the run of play on 15 minutes despite Edwalton starting with only 10 players as the 11th available on the day was delayed getting to the ground,  when there was some indecision in the Edwalton penalty area after a Ravenshead throw in was headed on into the danger area. After 20 mins Edwalton were competing evenly on the pitch with 11 v 11 and were able to push one more player forward into a more attacking role. As they settled into their stride after a slight scare when their first half stand in keeper was left a bit exposed the extra attacking player- Harry Thompson was able to equalise with a tame shot, that unfortunately for Ravenshead, was deflected away from their keeper and into the net. Five minutes later after good work by Ben Danzey on the left wing Harry Thompson lost his marker and turned neatly to tuck the ball into the net again for his second to put Edwalton ahead just before half time. The second half carried on as the first half with chances at both ends and both teams trying to build moves. Then a spell of Ravenshead pressure resulted in a series of corners Ravenshead equalised through Will Norton Lane. Minutes later a good break through the middle from Edwalton finished with a shot from Joe Munn being stopped by a combination of keeper and defence but the ball was collected by Ben Danzey wide on the left who returned the ball back into the danger area and just under the cross bar for an excellent goal. A few minutes later Jamie Thompson set Joe Munn up, again through the middle, and this time he finished with aplomb to give Edwalton a two-goal lead. Ravenshead were not out of it by any means and gave the second Edwalton stand-in goalie quite a bit of work to do with a series of attacking moves. Edwalton’s defence held out until finally succumbing to a good Ravenshead move through the middle with a few minutes left when Nathan Cassell scored to make it 4-3. With their tails up Ravenshead went after the equaliser in the few minutes that were left. Edwalton had had to make changes in defence with an injury to CB Sam Hicks but with no subs Sam limped up to be a stand in Centre Forward and the midfield reshuffled as well. The changes in personnel held out and the scored remained 4-3 to Edwalton.

Selston 5, Newark Town 1

Newark Town held their own in the first half after gifting Selston a 2-0 lead and were unlucky to come in at half time losing 2-1 after a great goal by Sam Graves reduced the deficit and other chances just not finding the back of the net. Selston scored two quick goals in the second half and finished winning 5-1 with goals from Regan Bates (2), Jack Cawthorne. James Wiltshire and Dylan Wragg.

Teversal 4, Arnold Town Yellow 1

A tight first half was edged by Teversal with consistent pressure finally earning them a 1-0 half time lead. A second goal early in the second half from Teversal seemed to take the wind out of Arnold and the game became comfortable for the home team when a third was added shortly after. Teversal scored a deserved fourth late in the second half before Arnold scored a consolation through Aaron Lamb. For Arnold Town Ellis Hatton worked tirelessly alone up front, left mid Tayln Mo was influential throughout and James Kind took man of the match for a workhorse performance. Teversal’s scorers were Reagan Jones (3) and James Hilliard.

Under 15 Division 3

Bottesford 4, Attenborough Colts 4

Bottesford knew they needed to beat high flying Attenborough Colts who had not lost a game all season to stand a chance of winning the League. But Colts went 1-0 up in the first minute through Sam Lankester. Matty Cox pulled a goal back with a great strike from the edge of the area. Colts were on top, but Bottesford regained the lead through Harvey Levey’s first goal of the season. Bottesford went further ahead when Matty Cox’s penalty was saved but he followed in and scored the rebound. Colts pulled a goal back just before the second half through George Dickens. Second half saw Colts start well again and equalised as Ben Maxwell fired home. Both teams created chances but couldn’t convert them. But Bottesford took the lead when Archie Dillon on his debut scored a cracking goal. With 10 seconds left Brandon ground grabbed a late equaliser for Colts to cement their place at the top with Bottesford still in second.

Farndon Colts 2, Gedling Southbank 2

Farndon Colts shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Tom Shepard opened the scoring for Farndon in the sixth minute and James Loach scored early in the second half. Ben Naylor scored both Gedling goals.

Sandiacre Town 3, Radcliffe Olympic 2

Sandiacre Town beat Radcliffe Olympic by the odd goal of five, all the goals being scored in the first half. Ethan Warner scored twice and James Turnbull once for Sandiacre, Archie Remnant got both Radcliffe goals.


Saturday 11th February 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Basford Utd CFC 2, Sherwood FC Yellow 3

Sherwood FC Yellow won 3-2 at Basford Utd CFC to go level on points with league leaders AFC Vernon Red.

Beeston Park Rangers 1, AFC Vernon Red 3

All the goals were scored in the first half as AFC Vernon Red were 3-1 winners at Beeston Park Rangers. Ben Jones scored for the home side whilst a brace by Mykah Skervin and one from Shakeem Walters earned Vernon all three points.

Calverton MW 11, West Bridgford Trojans 2

Calverton MW continued their challenge for honours with a convincing victory over West Bridgford Trojans. Charles Hines scored four goals, Isaac Burley got a brace whilst Robert Banks, Matthew Brunton, Sam Burrows, Kieran Cummings and Kai Stewart got one each. Henry Ennals and Pedro Sala Faciano were the west bridgford scorers.

Under 15 Division 2

Edwalton Cavaliers White 1, Hucknall Warriors Red 0

A second half Joe Mun goal secured all three points for Edwalton Cavaliers White with a 1-0 result against Hucknall Warriors Red.

Newark Town 3, Teversal 5

An eight-goal thriller today. Newark went 1-0 up after just two minutes via the penalty spot. Two goals, one from the spot, gave Teversal a 1-2 lead at the break. The visitors increased their advantage to make it 1-3 on the hour mark. Newark fought back and with two goals in 5 minutes as Teversal were rattled, Jaden Fell scored and Danny Mountney-Town converted his second penalty of the game to make it 3-3 with ten minutes to go. Teversal broke and the referee awarded what looked to be a soft penalty which Teversal scored. Newark had put their all into today’s game and the penalty had knocked them back and Teversal added a 5th. One of the league championship contenders came and left knowing they’d been in a game today. George Cartwright scored four of Teversal’s goals with Harry Brunt getting one.

West Bridgford Lions 0, FC Cavaliers 4

West Bridgford Lions played the game with nine players and credit to how they started the game passing the ball well. Towards the end of the match Yosif Lorin scored and it was 1-0 to Cavaliers at half time. Cavaliers stepped up the pressure and added three more goals a brace by Rhys Giblin and one by Dejorn McIndoe to end the game 4-0 to Cavaliers. The final score did not reflect the determination and team spirit of the Lions. They were disciplined, organised and played the game with a good attitude.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 6, Kimberley MW Trojans 1

Four first half goals set Attenborough Colts on the way to a 6-1 win over Kimberley MW Trojans. Ben Maxwell completed his hat trick whilst Laurie Palmer, Tom Rigby and Harry Pownall got one each. Attenborough are ten points clear at the top of the table.

Long Bennington 5, Shardlow Saints 0

Long Bennington scored five goals without reply against Shardlow Saints. The goals were shared by Louis Boyle, William Herring, Bradley Johnson, Sam Wright and Toby Craven.

Lowdham Colts Black 0, Sandiacre Town 3

Despite overnight snow and morning sleet showers, the pitch at Magna Meadows was awarded full marks by the referee, even if it was a little greasy.  Both teams had players missing from their usual squads and Lowdham, without any available substitutes, had to revamp both the midfield and a defensive back four.   Early pressure from the visitors was weathered and both teams settled down to midfield battles.  Magna Meadows is a big pitch and after 15 minutes or so, both teams started to employ the width, switching play readily from one wing to the other.   On the Lowdham side, several accurate through-balls from Louis Clark, Tommy Shine, Justin Kelley and Ben Roberts regularly fed the attacking trio of Joe Lynch, Matthew Edinborough and Jake Tomlinson.  Just when it seemed that all this pressure must pay off, the tables were turned and a breakaway run down the left centre allowed Sam Giles to collect in the penalty area and slot home past ‘keeper Dylan Lee.  Lowdham seemed energised and during the next 15 minutes, several of the Lowdham attackers had shots on the Sandiacre goal, sometimes left worryingly vacant by their adventurous keeper, Ben Cole.  Tomlinson came closest with two shots from the right-hand side just clearing the bar within a minute but the scores could not be levelled before the half-time whistle.   The Lowdham team was eager to recommence proceedings as they kept warm on the pitch after only a 2-minute break but it was Sandiacre who maintained early possession and gradually exploited the width of the pitch with some excellent wing play on both sides.  In particular, Ethan Warner sent in a battery of crosses into the box after searing runs down the left wing, two of which were eventually converted by Cameron Shepherd and Sam Giles.   Solid defensive work by Luke Mitchell, Edward Roberts and captain Joshua McCourt prevented further damage to Lowdham but could not be reduced, since MoM Tomlinson’s late goal was adjudged offside.  A great match for spectators and players alike, although the scoreline doesn’t do justice to the continuous energy and effort showed by the skeleton Lowdham squad.


Saturday 4th February 2017

U15 NFA Challenge Cup SF

Basford Ctd CFC 1, Nottingham Elite 5

Basford United CFC hopes of reaching the final were dashed as they went down 5-1 to Nottingham FC Elite.

Mansfield Town 3, Gotham Rangers 1

Gotham Rangers went out of the competition at the semi-final stage as they were beaten 3-1 by Mansfield Town.


Teversal 2, Dunkirk Colts 3

Dunkirk Colts reached the semi-finals thanks to a 3-2 win over second division Teversal FC who proved to be tough opposition. George Cartwright and Reegan Jones scored for Teversal but goals by James Rafferty, Liam Thompson and Jake Wright secured victory for Dunkirk.

Under 15 Division 1

Nottingham FC 0, AFC Vernon Red 3

AFC Vernon Red moved to the top of the table and retained their unbeaten record with a 3-0 win at Nottingham FC. Lorenzo Moore, Mykah Skervin and Shakeem Walters were the goalscorers.

West Bridgford Trojans 4, Beeston Park Rangers 2

Nicola Shaw and Tom Vasey scored first half goals to give Beeston Park Rangers a 2-0 half time advantage at West Bridgford Trojans. The home side turned the game around in the second half as Chris Baron scored twice, Harry Jackson and Pedro Salas Falciano got one each to make the final score 4-2 to Trojans.

Calverton MW 4, Sherwood FC Yellow 2

In this top of the table clash it was Calverton MW who took the honours with a 4-2 win. Isaac Burley, Kieran Cummings, Jureanne Hylton and Jak Valinsky scored for Calverton.

Under 15 Division 2

Gonerby 2, Edwalton Cavliers White 3

Edwalton Cavaliers White won by the odd goal of five at Gonerby. Fynlay Chappell and Michael Coates scored for the home team, Edwalton’s goals coming courtesy of Tom Graham-Jones, Joe Munn and James Thompson.

Hucknall Warriors Red 2, Arnold Town Yellow 2

An end to end game saw Hucknall Warriors fall behind to an early goal with only five minutes gone as a well taken Arnold corner was headed in at the far post. Just two minutes later though and Warriors were level, Mitchel Palmers shot parried by the goalkeeper and Jack Bradley was first to react, lashing the ball into the net. Warriors almost created a second as Connor Smith flashed an excellent ball across the face of the goal but no one was able to get a toe to the ball. Owen Bugg-Burke had two excellent chances to put Warriors in front before the break but both shots flew just inches wide of the wood work. HT 1-1Arnold started off brightly second half forcing an early corner as they fought to re take the lead .Warriors had a let off as a goal kick was picked up by an Arnold player but the resultant shot hit the angle of cross bar and post and away to safety. Warriors fought their way back into the game man of the match Leeroy Masamba also seeing his shot cannon off the cross bar before an excellent ball across the box from Shaheim Walters was met by Palmer to put Warriors 2-1 in front. As in the first half the game was level again minutes later as failure by Warriors to clear their lines cost them dear as Arnold forced the ball over the line. An excellent passing move up the left wing almost put the visitors in front but David Hurry was quick to react making a fantastic stop with his feet. The dying minutes of the game saw both teams have further chances Palmer forcing a save from the Arnold goal keeper low at the near post. Despite increased Arnold pressure in the latter stages no further goals saw the game end 2-2

Newark Town 1, Rolls Royce Leisure 5

After a great battling performance in the first half, Newark Town conceded two early goals to Rolls Royce Leisure in the second half. Danny Mounteney-Town reduced the deficit with a great goal coming from a free kick. Three goals in the last 15 minutes put the game to bed as Newark had tired after working hard to get the equaliser.

Under 15 Division 3

Farndon Colts 3, Lowdham Colts Black 0

The first five minutes was all one-way attacking traffic from the home side with Dylan Lee, the Lowdham keeper, forced to make several saves and good judgement calls to guide the ball safely to his defenders.  The visitors regrouped and for the next 15 minutes reversed the flow entirely, pressing high and forcing continuous errors from both the Farndon midfield and defence. In a five-minute spell, however, the home side did manage to find two chinks in the armour of the visitors.  A feigned shot by Max Lockwood deceived Lee who committed himself allowing Lockwood to skip round him and slot home.  Shortly after the restart from that goal, a nine-pass Farndon move commenced just inside the half-way line used both wings and midfield and after a cross proved too high even for the defensive tower in the shape of an airborne Joe Lynch, was finished with an elegant volley into goal, again by Lockwood.   The visitors turned up the pressure once more but further forays into the Farndon fretzone were ended by the half-time whistle.   Although the momentum was with the visitors, within 2 minutes of the restart Farndon found themselves 3-0 to the good after a bouncing loose ball was collected by James Loach who volleyed past Lee.  Lowdham then rallied and didn’t allow the home side to have a further sniff at goal for the remainder of the second half.  Instead, a series of blistering runs was made through midfield (Justin Kelley), from halfway to the bye line along the right wing (Ben Kilpatrick) and down the left with a fine stepover display from Lynch.  In each case, however, none of the resulting crosses could be converted, adding to the recent frustration of the Lowdham scorelines.   To the end, energy levels remained largely high and the visitors can once again count themselves hugely unlucky for not reducing the deficit.

Holy Spirit Celtic 2, Bottesford 11

Bottesford were 5-1 up at half time with goals from Josh Beeston 2, Sam Murray 1, Matt Cox 2. Holy Spirit pulled a goal back when Bottesford’s keeper fluffed his clearance. The second half saw Bottesford play some neat passing football and further goals from Joe Robinson 2, Aidan Smith 1 and 3 more from Matty Cox who took his seasons tally to 51 goals with still 9 games to play. Spirit grabbed a second goal and kept going till the final whistle.

Sandiacre Town 1, Toton Tigers 0

In the local derby Toton Tigers started brightly at Sandiacre Town and created the first chance of the game which the keeper saved. Soon afterwards it was the Toton keeper’s turn to prevent Sandiacre from taking the lead. Toton had further chances but it was Sandiacre who made the breakthrough with a Colby Reynolds goal. In the second half Toton went in search of an equaliser and cased the Sandiacre defence some problems but they held firm and took the points with a 1-0 result.

Shardlow Saints 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 6

High-riding Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow scored six goals without rely at Shardlow Saints, five of them in the first half. The goals were shared by Joel De Almeida, Ben Hawksworth, Evan Hughes, Ronaldo Mendes Demeida and Nelson Walker.


Saturday 28th January 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Southwell City Sharks 3, West Bridgford Trojans 3

Southwell City Sharks and West Bridgford Trojans finished all square after sharing six goals. George Caudwell, Matthew Lock and Ben Napier scored for Sharks whilst Pedro Sala Falciano scored a brace for Trojans with Chris Baron getting one goal.

Under 15 Division 2

West Bridgford Lions 0, Selston 3

Selston scored three goals without reply at West Bridgford Lions. Dylan Wragg, Will Smith and Jack Hornby were the goalscorers.

Ravenshead Reds 2, Hucknall Warriors Red 1

Ravenshead Reds made it three wins on the bounce with a 2-1 result against Hucknall Warriors Red. The visitors opened the scoring in the first half when Mitchell palmer scored but two second half goals in a four-minute spell by Jack Shipman and Josh Lewis turned the game in Ravenshead’s favour.

Hucknall Sports Red 7, Newark Town 2

After an even first half in which each team scored once, Hucknall Sports Red powered to a 7-2 win over Newark Town. Callum Baker struck three goals, Ryan Morrell got a brace, Lewis Radford and Cameron Vickers got one each, Newark’s scorers were Jaden Fell and Danny Mounteney-Town.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 0, FC Cavaliers 3

Not quite the one way match the scoreline might suggest as for three quarters of the game it remained scoreless with both sides creating a few chances but nothing too troublesome for either keeper and both defences keeping on top of things. Around 65 minutes Amanhi Maitland scored with an in swinging corner that ended up in the top corner and eluding the Edwalton keeper to give Cavaliers the lead. Five minutes later indecision in the Edwalton midfield gave Cavaliers the opportunity to drive through the centre of Edwalton and Dejorn McIndoe finish the move with a shot on goal to go 2-0 up. The game wasn’t over at this stage — the Edwalton captain — playing as a makeshift centre back in a back 3 – took it upon himself to try and change the game and tried a couple of runs from a midfield starting point, The first one wasn’t successful but the second took him into the penalty area where he was impeded whilst trying to take his shot. The ref waived play on and the long kick from the FC GK started off a counter attack that ended up with the third goal for Cavaliers through McIndoe and game over.

Arnold Town Yellow 5, Gonerby 1

Arnold dominated the first half with some clinical finishing from man of the match Aaron Lamb putting Arnold in control before a fantastic driving run and cool finish from ever reliable left back Tyler Cook saw the scores at halftime 3-0. The feisty second half was a tighter affair and Gonerby pulled back a deserved goal before Arnold finished the game as a contest with a well taken slotted goal from Matt Bennett. The fifth goal came late in the game when a set piece was partially cleared for Andrew Gonersall to volley home from 8 yards.

Under 15 Division 3

Toton Tigers 2, Farndon Colts 1

A heavy pitch didn’t stop Farndon starting quickly with Max Lockwood tucking home his 30th goal of the season in the 5th minute. Farndon stayed on top of the game for the entire first half but when the second 45 began, it looked like they had had their life force filled out of them. Toton made some changes and took full advantage, dominating the second half as Farndon had the first, after a goal from Ben Floyd in the first minute of the half. He scored again on 72 minutes and the result never looked in doubt after that.

Radcliffe Olympic 9, Holy Spirit Celtic 2

Archie Remnant went nap with five goals for Radcliffe Olympic as they beat Holy Spirit Celtic 9-1. The teams were level at 1-1 at the halfway stage and then Radcliffe went on to win comfortably with a strong second half performance. Lewis Seyfert completed his hat trick and Max Sobo got one. Jack Waters and Alwyn George replied for Celtic.

Hucknall Town Harriers 1, Long Bennington 5

Long Bennington were 5-1 winners at Hucknall Town Harriers and moved up to third place. Jake Sutton scored for Harriers, Jamie Staunton, Sam Green, Sam Wright and Isaac Carley (2) for the visitors.

Gedling Southbank 1, Lowdham Colts Black 0

After three freezing days and nights, overnight rain and a warm Southerly had left a very soggy stand-in pitch at Kinton Fields in Calverton, with pools of standing water around the centre circle and some undulating turf alongside the adjacent pine forest.    The visitors made the most of their first visit to this pitch and looked the livelier side for the first half-hour although this was mixed with puzzling perambulatory periods which failed to allow the enthusiasm to be exploited.  The lone Lowdham striker, Matty Edinborough, saw his fierce shot ricochet almost vertically off the crossbar, to be saved by the Gedling keeper who parried the descending ball onto the crossbar once again.  A series of corners from Lowdham saw the Gedling goal under prolonged attack, with headers from Joshua McCourt being saved on the line and a volley from Ben Kilpatrick first hitting the upright and rebounding to him in his now floor-bound position, his shot saved once more on the line.  Gedling appeared to have little to offer until the 35th minute when a high and hopeful lobbed ball bounded over two Lowdham defenders and was scooped up by Callan Doney who struck it firmly past brave keeper, Dylan Lee.  This raised the dander of many Lowdham players for the second half including Ben Roberts who would later be awarded MoM for his persistent energy and a surge of attacking play was led onto the Gedling goal.  Despite robust attacking waves on the Gedling goal, it seemed to lead a charmed life and the final kick of the match was a powerful long-range effort from Kilpatrick which, with typical Lowdham luck,  just edged centimetres above the right side of the crossbar.

Bottesford 5, Kimberley MW Trojans 1

Bottesford remain second in the league after a great battling performance against Kimberley. Bottesford had the wind with them first half and Matty Cox scored 3 decent headers from 3 corners. Second half Bottesford knew it was going to be hard against the wind and played as much football on the floor as possible and went ahead again when Matty Cox played in Josh Beeston from a well worked free kick fooling the Kimberley defence. Kimberley pulled a goal back but Aidan Smith dented there hopes when he coolly slotted home Bottesfords fifth.

Attenborough Colts 8, Shardlow Saints 0

Four goals either side of half time gave league leaders Attenborough Colts their sixteenth win of the season with an 8-0 result against Shardlow Saints. Harry Pownall scored three, Tom Rigby bagged a brace, Ben Maxwell, Dan Nesbitt, and Sam Lankester got one each.


Saturday 21st January 2017

Under 15 Division 1

Burton Joyce Blue 0, Southwell City Sharks 9

Southwell City Sharks scored nine goals without reply at Burton Joyce Blue.

Nottingham FC 2, Calverton MW 6

Calverton MW moved up to third place as a result of their 6-2 win at Nottingham FC. Kieran Cummings scored four goals, Sam Burrows and Jak Valinski got one each.

Cotgrave Colts 3, Manor 4

Manor FC got their second league win with a 4-3 result at Cotgrave. Josh Keen, Harry Trenam and Reece Sugars scored for the home team but a goal apiece by Jayden Bull, Joe Parker, Callum Sheppard and Thomas Simpson secured the points for Manor.

West Bridgford Trojans 1, AFC Vernon Red 6

Three goals either side of half time gave AFC Vernon a 6-1 win at West Bridgford Trojans to stay hard on the heels of the league leaders Sherwood Yellow. George Duffield, Brooklyn Fitch, Lorenzo Moore, Muhammed Sillah and Mykah Skervin scored for Vernon with Josh Hall getting Trojans’ goal.

Basford Utd CFC 2, Gotham Rangers 5

Gotham Rangers were 5-2 victors at Basford Utd CFC. Finn Manners completed his hat trick whilst Anthony Berridge and Keelan Jacobs got one goal each. Basford’s scorers were Beau Elliott and Jahiem Goodall.

Sherwood FC Yellow 4, Beeston Park Rangers 1

Three second half goals gave Sherwood Yellow a 4-1 win against Beeston Park Rangers after the teams had been level at 1-1 at the halfway stage. David Dominabo scored for Beeston.

Under 15 Division 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 3, Hucknall Sports Red 9

Hucknall Sports Red moved up to third place as a result of their 9-3 win at Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green after a close first half ijn which the visitors led 3-2. Kai Stewardson and Callum Baker scored three goals each, Matthew Brown got a brace and Ethan Fells got one goal. Wollaton’s scorers were Ben Jones (2) and Owen Dyer.

FC Cavaliers 2, Arnold Town Yellow 1

Arnold Town opened up the score to go 1-0 ahead and they dominated play in the first half to go into half tiem with a one goal advantage.The second half Cavaliers took control and a goal from Dejorn McIndoe levelled the scores. Cavaliers went ahead with a goal from Mohammed John and that’s the way the game ended 2-1 to Cavaliers.

Gonerby 0, Ravenshead Reds 1

Ravenshead Reds caused an upset by winning 1-0 at high-riding Gonerby. This was Ravenshead’s second win on the bounce thanks to a Nathan Cassell first half goal.

Under 15 Division 3

Long Bennington 2, Bottesford 2

A magnificent team performance from all 14 players today. Bottesford took the lead through Aidan Smith with his 15th goal of the season, Benno equalised 10 minutes later. Second half saw Bottesford played some cracking football and went ahead through Jack Heafford. Bottesford created chances, hitting the post and cross bar to no avail. Benno equalised through a Bottesford mistake and the game finished 2-2

Radcliffe Olympic 5, Lowdham Colts Black 2

A penalty apiece on a pitch with sloping sides and whose grass was losing out in its battle with sticky soil were key features of a game at Bingham Road that contributed to a lack of consistent quality from either side.   A high-energy affair saw the visitors claim the bulk of attacking possession for the first 25 minutes, winning several corners and testing the Radcliffe goalkeeper with several well-aimed strikes.   Against the run of play, a long ball was played out from the Radcliffe defence which skipped through the midfield and was collected on the left by speedy Archie Remnant.  Remnant took it close in to the left side of goal and beat Dylan Lee, the keeper at the near post.  This galvanised the home side who forced the brave Lee to dash out and make several brave saves from one-on-one situations. A disputed corner was awarded to the home team which was collected by Lee who leapt into the air to claim the ball but returned to soil faster than gravity alone would have predicted, the ball spilling out and being forced over the line by a Radcliffe knee. Lowdham then surged forward from the resulting kick-off, only to be halted by the home defence who sought to clear their lines.  Collecting the loose ball on the right inside his own half, Tommy Shine fed a delightful low ball 20 yards forward through three Radcliffe players, which was seized on by lone striker Matty Edinborough who then darted across the penalty area from right to left before slotting the ball under the advancing Radcliffe keeper to make the score 2-1.  In first half added-time the game carried on to produce an almost carbon-copy of the home side’s second goal.  Half time eventually came but within one minute of the kick-off, Lowdham had won a corner kick.  Quickly served into the Radcliffe box the visitors were awarded an almost instantaneous penalty for shirt pulling and the resultant penalty was coolly converted by Edinborough who went on to claim his MoM award.  The visitors then had a surge of energy resulting in a flurry of chances to even things up.  A powerful free kick from outside the box by Ben Kilpatrick beat players from both sides in the box and went inches past the outside right post.  A clear chance for Joshua McCourt finding himself one-on-one with the keeper was spurned when he attempted artistry in place of a toe poke and shot wide.  Justin Kelley and newly enlisted team-mate, Haydn Sheppard, also saw shots go just wide or gathered by the home keeper.   An unusual lapse of concentration by the Lowdham defence saw an attack from the far left inadequately repelled and instead, make its way into the box and for Lewis Seyfert to claim his hat-trick and MoM award.   A penalty kick was awarded in the dying minutes to the home side when the visiting keeper fell to his knees, outstretched hands trying to claim the ball at the feet of a static Radcliffe player.  Remnant converted to make the final score 5-2, leaving the visitors reflecting on what might have been.

Shardlow Saints 4, Hucknall Town Harriers 2

In the battle of the bottom two teams Shardlow Saints took the honours with a 4-2 win over Hucknall Town Harriers, to record their second league victory of the season. Jack Unwin and Ethan Forsdyke were the Harriers’ goalscorers.

Farndon Colts 2, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 2

Farndon Colts shared four goals with Wollatpn Hall& Bramcote Yellow. Max Lockwood scored for Farndon in the 4th & 43rd minutes, a goal apiece by Luke Davies and Daniel Sharp ensuring a point for the visitors.

Sandiacre Town 0, Attenborough Colts 1

Third placed Sandiacre Town were hoping to close the gap on league leaders Attenborough Colts but as it was a Ben Maxwell goal on eight minutes gave the visitors all three points to increase their advantage to six points over second placed Bottesford..

Gedling Southbank 0, Toton Tigers 3

A William Brooks brace of goals and one from Reece Caine secured all three points for Toton Tigers with a 3-0 win at Gedling Southbank.


Saturday 14th January 2017

NYFL U15 KO Cup Rd

Dunkirk Colts 10, Kimberley MW Trojans 0

Dunkirk Colts reached the last eight of the competition with a comfortable win over Kimberley MW Trojans. James Rafferty completed his hat trick, Jack Harrison and Kai Kemp Smith scored two goals each with Jack Bramley, Ryan Dufy and Jaquarn Campbell getting one each.

FC Cavaliers 2, Calverton MW 6

Cavaliers struck first with a goal from Dejorn McIndoe. Calverton levelled and then went ahead to lead the game 2-1 at half time. Calverton added two more after the break before Cavaliers pulled one back with a header from Lamin Manneh to make it 4-2. Calverton added two more goals to end the game FC Cavaliers 2 Calverton 6. It was a hard fought game and the end score did not reflect the tight game played by two quality teams. Calverton’s scorers were Kai Stewart, Charles Hines, Sam Burrows, Isaac Burley and Robert Banks.

Southwell City Sharks 3, Basford Utd CFC 4

Southwell City Sharks looked to be heading for a place in the last four as were leading 2-0 at half time against Basford Utd CFC with goals from Matthew Lock and Matthew Smith. The visitors rallied after the break and turned the game around to win 4-3. Ace Sharpe scored twice with Jake McDonald and Beau Elliott ensuring a place in the quarter finals.

West Bridgford Lions 0, Gotham Rangers 7

Gotham Rangers scored seven goals without reply at West Bridgford Lions. Finn manners scored twice whilst the other goals were shared by Ben Lumb, Keelan Jacobs, Zack Holt, Oliver Gee and Anthony Berridge.

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 13, Burton Joyce Blue 0

Unbeaten AFC Vernon Red continued their challenge for the championship with a comfortable victory over Burton Joyce Blue. Vernon are in second place with games in hand.

Manor FC 9, West Bridgford Trojans 0

After three successive defeats, Manor FC enjoyed the taste of success again with a convincing win over West Bridgford Trojans. Callu Sheppard helped himself to three goals whilst Jayden Bull and Edward Burton grabbed two goals each. Joe Parker and Thomas Simpson completed the list of scorers.

Beeston Park Rangers 2, Cotgrave 3

Owen Ellis scored a brace as Beeston Park Rangers went down by the odd goal of five against Cotgrave. Josh Keen, William Potter and Harry Trenam scored for the visitors

Sherwood FC 1, Nottingham FC 1

Sherwood FC Yellow and Nottingham FC scored a goal each to take a share of the points.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 3, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1

Arnold Town dominated throughout the first half after going ahead through a penalty from skipper Athanasi Georgiou. However that dominance did not result in further goals and the teams came in at half time with the score just 1-0. The second half followed a similar pattern with Arnold pressure finally paying off when the impressive Aaron Lamb scoring the second with a difficult finish on the half volley. Wollaton rallied to create their own pressure and got their reward through a corner which wasn’t cleared. However Arnold secured the points with Aaron Lamb again the scorer, deftly lifting the ball over the advancing keepers head. Arnold Town MOM: Aaron Lamb / Ellis Hatton (joint).

Edwalton Cavaliers White 1, Selston FC 5

The match was a lot closer for much of the time than the scoreline suggests. Edwalton opened the scoring in a first half slightly against the run of play and unsettling Selston with Joe Munn latching onto a pass and shifting the ball onto his favoured right foot to drill it into the bottom left hand corner. Selston responded well with two goals in five minutes. Edwalton tried hard to get back on level terms and had three very close chances after a corner was redelivered into the box. Unfortunately for Edwalton all three close range attempts were snuffed out by Selston and the half ended 2-1 to the away side. Edwalton shuffled a limited squad on the day to try and make a difference and they nearly struck early with Harry Thompson playing up front just  getting ahead of the Selston defence only to shoot too close to the keeper who parried the ball to safety. After this was a period of 20 minutes of both sides completing but not changing the scoreline. Another Selston two-goal burst in five minutes just about finished the game off but there was one final flourish from the away side. With just minutes to go – Selston playing with a lot of confidence put together an 8 pass one-touch move on the edge of the penalty area and finished off with a neatly taken goal to put a 4 goal margin on the final score line. A great goal worthy of winning any match regardless of the gap in the scores. There were some good saves in this match too — the best one by far was a finger-tip save from Sam Inchley in goal for the home side turning a goal bound effort over the bar just inches from the bar itself.

Hucknall Sports Red 3, Teversal 2

Hucknall Sports Red became the first team to take points off league leaders Teversal, Sports winning 3-2. Harry Brunt and Zac Henson scored for Teversal but a brace from Callum Baker and one from Kai Stewardson gave Sports all three points.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 2, Farndon Colts 1

Attenborough dominated the opening exchanges in this game but Farndon’s defence held firm, backed by their man of the match, Willesli Muir, behind them. The game had evened out to a battle of the midfields when Attenborough made the breakthrough with a goal on 25 minutes. A penalty was awarded to Attenborough but saved by the Farndon ‘keeper before Farndon equalised in what was becoming physical game of football. When Farndon equalised through Tom Shephard on 63 minutes, the game was definitely open and there for either side to take. After a scramble in the Farndon six yard box in the 71st minute, the visitors thought they had cleared the ball but  a goal was awarded to give Attenborough victory.

Toton Tigers 1, Radcliffe Olympic 2

All the goals were scored in the first half as Radcliffe Olympic were 2-1 winners at Toton Tigers. Callum Banks scored for the home team whilst an Archie Remnant brace secured maximum points for the visitors.

Hucknall Town Harriers 0, Sandiacre Town 10

Sandiacre Town retained third place in the table following their win at Hucknall Town Harriers. Ethan Warner scored four goals, Cameron Shepherd completed his hat trick and Sam Giles got a brace. Marcus Verney completed the list of scorers.

Bottesford 13, Shardlow Saints 1

Bottesford got back to winning ways against Shardlow to keep them in second place. Goals from Matty Cox 4, Aidan Smith 4, Declan Naylor 1, Harry Veitch 1, Jack Heafford 1, Lewis Smith 1, and Kieron Smith 1. All credit to Shardlow who battled all the way to the final whistle, scoring a consolation goal near the end

Long Bennington 3, Lowdham Colts Black 2

Both teams showed great vigour although the visitors had the bulk of attacking possession for the first 25 minutes as they ran up the hill and fired several shots on the Long Bennington goal.   Somewhat against the run of play, a rare foray into the Lowdham defending quarter saw a high ball played into the middle from the right wing which bounced among several players and was scuffed over the line despite howls of strong protest for a handball which were ignored by the referee.    During what became an increasingly physical tussle, both teams held out for the rest of the first half.  Restarting the second half, Lowdham tried to make increasing use of the wings and within 2 minutes fed a ball onto the exposed right wing for wing-back Edward Roberts to plant a superb driving goal into the upper left corner from 30 yards.  The scores remained level for a quarter of an hour until the home side stole the ball in the middle and turned a Lowdham attack into a 3 on 2 thrust which was able to beat the Lowdham keeper.  Shortly after, an unanticipated rebound of the ball set another one on one attack up for the home side with Oliver Barry coolly slotting the ball past the Lowdham keeper.  Some teams may have capitulated at this point but Lowdham kept on battling to the end and were rewarded by a well-constructed end-to-end goal, fed to the right by the Lowdham keeper, picked up by Roberts, passing to Jake Tomlinson who crossed into the path of Matthew Edinborough who nipped round a defender and slotted past the home keeper.  Unfortunately, time ran out for the visitors who felt hard done to in taking away a result which belied their energy and equivalence.


Saturday 7th January 2017

Dunkirk Colts 1, Gotham Rangers 3

Gotham Rangers reached the semi-finals thanks to a 3-1 win at Dunkirk Colts. The teams were level at 1-1 at the half time break but it was Rangers who scored twice to secure victory. Liam Thompson scored for Dunkirk whilst Finn Manners, Anthony Berridge and Zack Holt were on target for the visitors.

Hucknall Sports Red 0, Mansfield Town 7

Hucknall Sports went out of the competition as they were beaten 7-0 by Mansfield Town.

Manor FC 2, Basford Utd CFC 7

Jahiem Goodall and Ace Sharpe scored three goals each to put Basford Utd into the last four with an 8-2 win at Manor FC. Muhammed Latif and Dante Lee were also on the scoresheet.

Nottingham FC Elite 1, Southwell City Sharks 0

Nottingham Elite went through thanks to a 1-0 win over Southwell City Sharks.

NYFL KO Cup Rd 3

Teversal 1, Arnold Town Yellow 1 (Teversal won on penalties 5-3)

High flying Teversal took on Arnold in a feisty and entertaining cup tie in which both teams showed their desire to progress. An early goal from Owen Adkin for Teversal did nothing to dampen Arnold’s spirit and half time came with the score still at 1-0. After the break constant Arnold pressure paid off with a well-deserved equaliser scored from the penalty spot by Athanasi Georgiou after a foul on the impressive Aaron Lamb in the area. The game entered extra time with both teams giving everything and the tie was ultimately settled through the lottery of penalties, Teversal winning 5-3.Arnold Town man of match Jacob McGinty.

Under 15 Division 1

Beeston Park Rangers 2, Calverton MW 9

Calverton MW maintained their push for honours with a comfortable win at Beeston Park Rangers. Calverton scored six first half goals without reply. The second half was closer with Beeston scoring twice against Calverton’s three to make the final score 2-9. Isaac Burley and Kieran Cummings completed their hat tricks, Jack Valinski grabbed a brace and Kai Stewart completed Calverton’s list of scorers.

Sherwood FC Yellow 1, AFC Vernon Red 1

Sherwood FC Yellow remain at the top of the table despite being held to a 1-1 draw by AFC Vernon who kept their unbeaten record intact.

West Bridgford Trojans 3, Nottingham FC 4

After leading 2-0 at the halfway stage West Bridgford Trojans went down 4-3 to Nottingham FC. Pedro Salas Falciano scored twice for Trojans with Aman Mishra also on target.

Under 15 Division 2

Newark Town 1, Edwalton Cavaliers White 5

After the mist had finally cleared on this first morning match of the New Year, Edwalton scored after an early free kick in their own half was followed up by Joe Munn for a nerve-settling, confidence building start to the match. Half way through the half Tom Lewis latched onto a forward pass, beating the offside and the advancing keeper to double Edwalton’s advantage. There was then a series of superbly struck corners from Harry Thompson that were begging to be finished off with a goal and after the third or fourth of these Sam Hicks scored after a near miss from a similar situation minutes earlier to finish the half 3-0 up.The second half was a different story with Newark on the front foot from the start putting Edwalton under pressure and forcing an error with a poor back pass turned into an assist to let them back into the game with a Daniel Kalu goal. Edwalton started to create chances again but missed a couple of easy ones before finally finding the net in the last 10 minutes after Harry Thompson found the hard working Joe Munn down the left hand side and he cut through the defence with a great pass to set Tom Lewis up for his second. This was repeated again just before full time with Jamie Thompson benefitting and finishing the game off for Edwalton with a well-deserved 5-1 win.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0, Ravenshead Reds 3

Ravenshead Reds recorded their third league success with a 3-0 result at Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Josh Lewis and Drew Day were the goalscorers.

FC Cavaliers 5, Hucknall Warriors Red 1

This was the second encounter between these two teams. The game commenced with Cavaliers dominating play and they were rewarded with a goal from Malicki Jones. Rhys Gibling fired in a volley to lead 2-0 at half time. A third was added with a header from Amanhi Maitland. Hucknall pulled one back through Jack Bradley. Hucknall’s keeper saved a penalty from Dejorn McIndoe however McIndoe was later celebrating as he grabbbed a brace to make the full time score 5-1 to Cavaliers.

West Bridgford Lions 7, Rolls Royce Leisure 2

Harry Keown went nap with five goals in West Bridgford Lions’ 7-2 win over Rolls Royce Leisure. Alex Winiarksi scored a brace.

Under 15 Division 3

Radcliffe Olympic 1, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 3

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow are comfortably placed just behind the leading three teams and with games in hand after their 3-1 win at Radcliffe Olympic. Dior Jennings, Ronaldo Mendes Demeida and Luke Davies shared the goals.

Shardlow Saints 1, Kimberley MW Trojans 9

Ben Whittingham scored five goals as Kimberley MW Trojans won 9-1 at Shardlow Saints. Taylor Humphreys completed his hat trick and Daniel Langham got one. Shardlow’s scorer was Sam Smith McGlion.

Farndon Colts 11, Hucknall Town Harriers 0

Five goals from Max Lockwood and two apiece by Dylan Cross and Harry Mawby set Farndon on the way to victory against Hucknall Town Harriers. Thomas Shephard and James Loach were the other scorers.

Lowdham Colts Black 0, Toton Tigers 4

These teams had not met previously and so in the opening game of the year at Magna Meadows, it wasn’t perhaps too surprising that the first 10 minutes or so were played out like a gingerly game of chess; lots of midfield action but neither side making genuine probing advances.  The first goal came after some 20 minutes from a seemingly innocuous cross from the visitors’ left, which appeared to have been safely gathered with gloved hands held high by the Lowdham keeper but which somehow broke loose and bounced off the back of an unwitting Toton player to make the briefest of visits across the line.   Five minutes later, a lapse in concentration from the Lowdham defence allowed Ben Floyd (Toton) too much space just inside the centre of the penalty area and to create the pick of the goals.  A well-timed, right-footed shot into the top left corner of the goal gave the Lowdham keeper no chance.  A change of formation for the second half allowed Lowdham to start much more brightly, making numerous forays into the Toton penalty area and with several shots let fly but few on target.  Equally, Lowdham had a series of well-struck corners that on other days may well have been converted.  On the other hand, Toton were adept at catching the home side on the break, and out of half a dozen events, they forced the Lowdham keeper to make two splendid saves but the ball spilled each time into the path of on-rushing forwards who were able to poke the ball home on both occasions.   The miss of a penalty kick awarded to Lowdham did not help their team’s spirit and the match ended with an energetic Edward Roberts (MoM) still making diagonal runs when others had faded.

Sandiacre Town 2, Bottesford 2

Bottesford started the new year with a hard fought point against Sandiacre who sit third in the League. Bottesford took the lead through Matty Cox. Second half Sandiacre scored two quick goals to take the lead and had a few more chances to score more, but Bottesford never gave up and scored an equaliser through Matty Cox to grab a share of the points

Gedling Southbank 0, Attenborough Colts 4

Gedling Southbank matched league leaders Attenborough Colts for the first 65 minutes and then Ben Maxwell struck three times and Sam Lankester once to give the visitors a 4-0 win.

Holy Spirit Celtic 2, Long Bennington 6

Jack Waters scored twice for Holy Spirit Celtic but it was insufficient to bring his side any reward as Long Bennington ran out 6-2 winners. Sam Wright completed his hat trick, Oliver Barry, Owen Rowley and Jamie Stainton got one goal each.


Saturday 17th December 2016

NYFL KO Cup Rd 3

Gotham Rangers 7, Hucknall Warriors Red 0

Gotham Rangers secured their place in the quarter finals with a 7-0 win over Hucknall Warriors Red. Rangers were 4-0 to the good by half time and added three more after the break. Keelan Jacobs finished with four goals, Zack Holt got a brace and Ben Lumb got one.

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 1, Dunkirk Colts 1

It was second versus third when AFC Vernon Red met for the third time in three weeks, the match ending in honours even as the teams scored one goal each. Dunkirk took a first half lead, Vernon levelling the score after the break.

Cotgrave 4, West Bridgford Trojans 0

Two goals in each half secured a 4-0 win for Cotgrave against West Bridgford Trojans. Joshua Keen completed his hat trick whilst ten other goal was scored by Tom Mellors.

Manor FC 0, Sherwood FC Yellow 5

Sherwood FC Yellow held on to top place thanks to a 5-0 win at Manor FC.

Nottingham FC 14, Burton Joyce Blue 0

Nottingham FC took maximum points with a comfortable win over Burton Joyce Blue.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 0, Newark Town 0

This was a hard fought game played between two sides who matched each other’s work ethic. There were few chances created in the game, with both sides enjoying good spells in the match without any bite in the final third.

Ravenshead Reds 1, Selston 2

A goal apiece by Cameron Rawson and Henry Weston gave Selston a 2-1 win at Ravenshead Reds. Josh Lewis scored for the home team.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 3, Rolls Royce Leisure 13

The first half was dominated by goals from Rolls Royce with just one in reply from Edwalton after a goalless first ten minutes. Any hopes of an Edwalton comeback were dashed when Rolls scored from a penalty although Edwalton scored just about straight from the KO when Joe Munn passed the ball long to Harry Thompson who took it past a few defenders before shooting. Rolls scored two more before a further reply from Edwalton with Harry Thompson being played through the middle by Ben Danzey and scoring for his hard earned hat trick. This was nearly repeated again shortly after but he missed the top corner with another good attempt this time and Rolls counter attacked to make it 4-2. Rolls scored another two as the ten players of Edwalton flagged towards the end. The second half was hard going for Edwalton when they went down to ten players but the they dug in scoring twice and creating numerous other chances before succumbing to the inevitable. Christmas had indeed come early for Rolls Royce who took full advantage of it by converting many of their chances. They would however have scored a few more if it wasn’t for some fantastic saves by Sam Inchley in goal for Edwalton and also a clearance off the line from Harvey Panton.

West Bridgford Lions 0, Teversal 5

Teversal continued their good form at the top of the table with a 5-0 win at West Bridgford Lions.

Gonerby 0, FC Cavaliers 2

FC Cavaliers started brightly and dominated the first period of the game. However Gonerby came back into the game but it was Cavaliers that opened up the scoring with a well taken goal by Dejorn McIndoe. The first half ended 1-0. The second half was started strongly by Gonerby but Cavaliers stepped up the pressure and again dominated play and the lead was extended by Amanhi Maitland to make it 2-0. Both sides had chances that were missed. Gonerby stepped up the pressure but Cavaliers resilience ensured they finished with a clean sheet to end the game Cavaliers 2-0 to the home side.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 5, Radcliffe Olympic 2

Attenborough Colts retained their unbeaten record as they beat Radcliffe Olympic 5-2. Tom Rigby opened the scoring, Harry Pownall doubled their advantage and Rigby added his second as Attenborough went into half time with a 3-0 lead. Sam Lankester added a fourth and Pownall scored the fifth in the second half.

Kimberley MW Trojans 2, Sandiacre Town 0

Victory for Sandiacre Town would have lifted them into second place. However, it was Trojans who scored twice to take the points to inflict Sandiacre’s second defeat of the season.

Toton Tigers 5, Holy Spirit Celtic 0

Toton Tigers went nap with five unanswered goals against Holy Spirit Celtic.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 1, Lowdham Colts Black 0

An unseasonally bright and warm day saw two teams from opposite ends of the table meet on a rather muddy pitch at Highfields.  The opening minutes saw the bulk of the probing being done by the home team with sustained bouts of possession although there was little to trouble the Lowdham keeper directly.  The thrust was reversed and maintained for almost the remainder of the first half.  A series of free kicks was awarded to the visitors and from outside the box, a fiercely struck free kick from Ben Kilpatrick skimmed the wall and seemed destined to enter the top right of the goal but strong hands from an airborne Tulu Toniho were able to steer the ball away.  Shortly after, a seemingly golden opportunity for Lowdham was not taken when, only a metre from the opposition’s open goal, the ball fell to Harrison Clarke whose feet appeared to stick in the muddy surface and only a miniscule purchase could be made on the ball.   The first half ended with disappointment for Ben Roberts and Lowdham after Roberts and two Wollaton players rose in unison in an airborne triangle but in the resulting collapse, Roberts was hurt and unable to continue.  As neither team was able to field more than 11 players in this pre-Christmas outing, Lowdham had to battle on for the second half with only 10 men.  Wollaton inevitably tried to take the advantage and after only two minutes of the start of the second half, an unsuccessful attempt to clear the ball from the Lowdham back line was seized on by Ben Hawksworth who steered the ball into the Lowdham net.  Apart from a lack of midfield solidarity, it was not obvious that Lowdham were a man short and the visitors made numerous forays into the Wollaton half but could not penetrate to worry the keeper unduly.  Equally, Wollaton’s attacks were solidly repelled by a stout Lowdham defense and midfield, none displaying more energy than Kilpatrick, who thoroughly deserved his Man of the Match award.  An entertaining game played in good spirits with barely an iota to separate the teams.

Hucknall Town Harriers 2, Gedling Southbank 7

Six first half goals virtually secured the points for Gedling Southbank against Hucknall Town Harriers. The second half was more evenly balanced as the match ended with a 7-2 win for Gedling. Jack Smith scored twice for the visitors with the remaining goals shared amongst Ewan Holmes, Connor Spafford, Raheem Yousaf, Aaron Alexander and Ben Naylor. Harriers’ goalscorers were Jack Unwin and Ethan Forsdyke.

Bottesford 1, Long Bennington 4

Two goals apiece by Jamie Staunton and Sam Wright secured maximum points for Long Bennington with a 4-1 win at Bottesford.


Saturday 10th December 2016

NYFL U15 KO Cup Rd2

Dunkirk Colts 5, AFC Vernon Red 0

Dunkirk Colts safely negotiated their passage into the next round with a 5-0 result against AFC Vernon Red. Jack Bramley scored twice with Jake Wright, Charlie Marzano and Pierce Lomas getting one each.

NYFL U15 KO Cup Rd3

Calverton MW 10, Long Bennington 0

Kieran Cummings shot four goals as Calverton MW earned their place in the quarter finals with a comprehensive win over Bottesford. The other goals were shared amongst Robert Banks, Isaac Burley, Sam Burrows, Charles Hines, Kai Stewart and Jak Valinsky.

Manor FC 2, FC Cavaliers 2 (away win penalties 3-4)

This was a battle Div1 Manor Fc and Div2 FC Cavaliers. The visitors dominated play in the opening period but it was Manor that opened up the scoring against the run of play to lead the first half 1-0. Cavaliers continued to show their dominance and levelled the game with a goal from Lamin Manneh. Manor then scored a second and with the last kick of the game Dejorn McIndoe made it 2-2. After extra time it remained 2-2. Cavaliers won the penalty shoot-out 4-3. Callum Sheppard and Tom Simpson scored Manor’s goals.

Bottesford 3, Basford Utd CFC 9

Basford Utd went into the draw for the last eight following their 9-3 win at Bottesford. Ace Sharpe, Mikhia Walters-Whitchurch and Jahiem Goodhall scored two goals each for Basford whilst Muhammed Latif, Devonte Evans and Omojiseoluwa Bankole scored one each. Bottesford’s scorers were Matthew Cox with a brace and Lewis Smith.

Southwell City Sharks 6, Cotgrave 1

Southwell City Sharks had a comfortable 6-1 win over Cotgrave Cots.

West Bridgford Lions 2, Farndon Colts 0

A goal apiece by george Lowe and Harry Keown put West Bridgford Lions through at the expense of Farndon Colts.

Under 15 Division 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 2, Gonerby 8

Ben Bramley, Owen Evans and Bartosz Gorzejewski scored two goals each as Gonerby were 8-2 victors at Wolalton Hall & Bramcote Green. Alex Jefferson and Coey Evans scored the remaining two Gionerby goals.

Hucknall Sports Red 5, Edwalton Cavaliers White 1

The first half was very evenly balanced with one goal apiece. Hucknall scored in the first ten minutes and Edwalton in the last 5 minutes of the half but they had been knocking on the door for the second quarter and were unlucky not to be ahead. The second half was a completely different story with the Edwalton captain Harry Thompson limping off with a knee injury. Edwalton shifted players around but the change seemed to affect them more than it should and despite a valiant effort from Edwalton MOTM Joe Munn in centre midfield, in particular,  trying to do the work of his missing partner as well as his own, Edwalton capitulated more than they needed and straightaway found themselves 2-1.  A ten minute spell later in the half ended their resistance when Hucknall banged in three more goals in quick succession to completely finish the game as a contest. The score line was harsh from an Edwalton point of view as there were chances created but not enough to change the balance of the game and the score line in particular.

Rolls Royce Leisure 0, Selston 3

Selston scored three unanswered goals against Rolls Royce Leisure, Will Smith grabbing a brace and Dylan Wragg getting one.

Under 15 Division 3

Radcliffe Olympic 12, Hucknall Town Harriers 2

Archie Remnant completed his hat trick whilst Lewis Seyfert and Jack Fearn grabbed a brace each for Radcliffe Olympic in their victory over Hucknall Town Harriers. Daniel Beeson scored both Harriers’ goals.

Toton Tigers 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 1

In a close encounter an Evan Coggins secured all three points for Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellows with a 1-0 win at Toton Tigers. The goal came in the first half and despite creating several opportunities the home side were unable make the breakthrough.

Lowdham Colts Black 0, Attenborough Colts 5

Exactly three months to the day since these teams met in the reverse fixture during which the heavens opened for that game, the morning remained mercifully dry after overnight rain.   Both teams had players missing from their usual squads and Lowdham had to revamp both the midfield and a defensive back four.   Despite continued pressure from the visitors during the first 30 minutes or so, there was no way through the Lowdham defence.  There were even sporadic ventures from the Lowdham wingers with shots on the Attenborough goal.   However, an overhead scoring kick from Tom Rigby looped over the Lowdham keeper and was sufficient to start a mini-rout of the Lowdham goal for the closing minutes of the first half including an unstoppable second from Attenborough from outside the penalty area being the pick of the game’s goals.  Lowdham really ran with the baton from the start of the second half and occupied the Attenborough half almost continuously for fifteen minutes but without result.  The game then evened out and Attenborough found space to plant a further two goals past the brave Lowdham keeper who had made some excellent saves at the feet of onrushing forwards.  Both the half-time score and the final result are testament to how far the Lowdham team has progressed this season from that late Summer game which saw them beaten by a baker’s dozen.   The physical presence of Tommy Shine playing in an unusual though seemingly comfortable position in the back line was sufficient to earn him the Lowdham MoM award.

Holy Spirit Celtic 0, Gedling Southbank 2

After a goalless first half, Connor Spafford and Raheem Yousaf scored to give Gedling Southbank a 2-0 win at Holy Spirit Celtic.

Sandiacre Town 10, Shardlow Saints 0

Colby Reynolds scored six goals as sandiacre Town proved too strong for a plucky Shardlow Saints. Kai Linton, Marcus Verney and Ethan warner were the other scorers.


Saturday 3rd December 2016

Notts FA U15 Challenge Cup

AFC Vernon Red 0, Dunkirk Colts 1

A second half Jake Wright goal secured Dunkirk Colts a place in the next round with a 1-0 win over AFC Vernon Red.

Basford Utd CFC 3, Robin Hood Colts 1

Basford Utd went through to the next round thanks to a 3-1 win over Robin Hood Colts.

Collingham Cougars 1, Hucknall Sports Red 12

Hucknall Sports Red booked their place in the draw for the next round with a convincing win over Collingham Cougars. Ryan Morrell completed his hat trick whilst Cameron Vickers, Rion Carlo Booth and Callum Baker scored two goals each. Matthew Brown and Ben Harvey completed the list of scorers.

Gotham Rangers 5, Calverton MW 3 (aet)

Gotham Rangers won an extra time victory over Calverton MW by 5-3 in an exciting game between two excellent teams. Gotham went a goal up in the first half and by the end of normal time it was 3-3 as a Kieran Cummings brace and one by Jureanne Hylton put Calverton back on level terms. Two extra time goals secured victory for the home team whose scorers were Ben Lumb (2), Keelan Jacobs, Zack holt and Finn Manners.

Manor FC 17, Kimberley MW Trojans 2

Kimberley MW Trojans were unable to match Manor FC who had a comfortable passage into the enxt round.

Sherwood FC Yellow 0, Nottingham FC Elite 2

Sherwood FC Yellow went down 2-0 to Nottingham FC Elite.

Teversal 1, Mansfield Town 4

Teversal made their exit from the competition at the hands of Mansfield Town who won 4-1.

Under 15 Division 1

Cotgrave 1, Nottingham FC 2

Nottingham FC were 2-1 winners at Cotgrave. Nottingham went 2-0 up before Cotrgrave pulled a goal back.

West Bridgford Trojans 8, Burton Joyce Blue 4

There was a feast of goals as West Bridgford Trojans entertained Burton Joyce Blue, the home team taking all three points with an 8-4 victory. Trojans rattled in four first half goals without reply but after the break Burton Joyce matched Tropjans as the teams scored four goals each. Ethan Scotney netted four times for Trojans, Pedro Falciano completed his hat trick and Marcus Bartlett got one.

Under 15 Division 2

Hucknall Warriors Red 5, Newark Town 1

Hucknall Warriors as with recent games fell behind to an early Newark Town  goal scored by Samuel Graves with less than five minutes gone. However despite this setback Warriors continued to play some good football and were rewarded with an equaliser scored by Shaheim Walters at the second attempt. George Blatherwick then put Warriors in front with a strike from inside the six yard box and Jack Bradley added a third before the half time break. Warriors goal keeper David Hurry made a fantastic finger-tip save to push the ball onto the bar and away to safety to ensure that the home team went into the half time break with a two goal advantage. HT 3-1 Warriors had to with stand a sustained period of pressure from a dangerous Newark team and were reliant on some excellent defending from defender Ned Walker.  Warriors scored a crucial fourth goal midway through the second half debutant Mitchel Palmer on the score sheet as he connected with a great ball from Connor Smith.  Walters then completed the scoring with an excellent second goal to give Warriors a well deserved three points. Man of the match for Newark was Rhys Dunkley.

Ravenshead Reds 5, Rolls Royce Leisure 1

Ravenshead Reds secured maximum points for the second time with a 5-1 defeat of Rolls Royce Leisure, a win that lifts them up two places in the table.

FC Cavaliers 5, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0

The game was dominated by FC Cavaliers and they were rewarded with two goals in the first half. The second half Cavaliers continued to press and they added three more goals. Despite the score Wollaton battled and showed grit and determination. The goal scorers were Dejorn McIndoe with a hat trick, Amanhi Maitland with one and Malachi McLean with one.

West Bridgford Lions 6, Edwalton Cavaliers White 2

West Bridgford Lions were deserved winners although the game was closer than the score suggests. Lions scored first against the run of play as Edwalton spent most of the first ten minutes in the Lions’ half. The next ten minutes were fairly evenly balanced with Edwalton playing some good football and trying to work an opening to get back into the game which they did just after 20 minutes when Alex Woolley fed the ball to Harry Thompson in the middle. He spotted a run from Ben Danzey and played him in with Ben finishing the move off with a goal shooting into the far right hand side to make it all square Then for some reason a crazy 2-3 minutes in the Edwalton defensive third allowed Lions to score twice. Firstly from a long ball and secondly from a move through the middle. Edwalton steadied things up and we’re looking to get back into the game before half time only to  concede again in just about the last minute of the half The second half was more evenly balanced with Edwalton creating quite a few opportunities but it was Lions who scored next when the ball was lost near the halfway and Lions capitalised on a mistke. Minutes later another assist from Harry Thompson with a cross field ball to Joe Munn was finished superbly by Joe with a thunderous shot from distance into the top corner Edwalton were creating quite a few chances and two of them were cleared off the line by Lions after the goalie had saved. There were also more long range shots but it was Lions who scored the last goal with a well taken header after a cross from the right to make it 6-2 and all over The match was a good contest between two fairly evenly matched teams but the errors in the Edwalton team were punished with goals and the chances created by Edwalton were not taken enough. Lions’ scorers were Harry Keown (3), Alex Winiasrski (2) and Oliver Holmes.

Gonerby 4, Selston 1

Gonerby were 4-1 winners over Selston FC. A goal apiece by Michael Coates, Alex Jefferson, Bartsoz Gorzejewski and Casey hare game them maximum points, as Selston mustered just one goal through Dylan Wragg.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 2, Toton Tigers 2

Attenborough Colts were pitted against local rivals Toton Tigers who become the first team to take points off the league leaders as they held them to a 2-2 draw. Laurie Palmer scored for Attenborough after just ten minutes with Reece Caine and Matthew Hyde scoring for Tigers. A Brandon Ground goal for Attenborough maintained their unbeaten record.

Bottesford 2, Radcliffe Olympic 0

Bottesford maintained their unbeaten run and joined Attenborough at the top of the league on the same points. Bottesford started well, with some neat flowing football, marshalled by Beeston and Robinson in the middle for Bottesford. But it was Radcliffe who nearly took the lead with the ball just going over the crossbar. But it was Robinsons pass that set the first goal up for Jack Heafford, whose cross managed to fool everyone and float over the Radcliffe keeper. Second half was pretty much the same, both teams playing some nice football, but Bottesford secured the points when Declan Naylor was brought down in the area, and he coolly slotted in the penalty.

Long Bennington 1, Farndon Colts 2

This was a fairly even-handed match which could have gone either way. Long Bennington had the best of the first half as Farndon took a long time to get out of the blocks. Farndon goalkeeper, Willesli Muir, kept his team in the game, along with Sam Richards at centre half and that allowed Max Lockwood to give Farndon the lead on 35 minutes when he hit his 21st goal of the season, running on to a neat through ball that split the Long Bennington defence, after they had stood resolute for so long. On another day, Long Bennington would have been a couple of goals to the good but they went in at half time 1-0 down. The second half saw both teams step up a gear and Lockwood hit his second of the game after a great cross from the right in the 55th minute. Long Bennington pulled a goal back on 61 minutes and also won themselves a penalty. Man of the Match Willesli Muir made a smart save in the bottom right corner to deny the home side again. Long Bennington’s increased possession then started to fade as Farndon tried to take back control and a tough battle between two fairly even teams ended with neither team looking like they would add to their tally.

Shardlow Saints 1, Sandiacre Town 5

Sandiacre Town held on to third place in the table thanks to a 5-1 success at Shardlow Saints. James Turnbull completed his hat trick, Ethan Warner and Sam Giles got one each.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 3, Holy Spirit Celtic 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow made it six wins from eight league games with a 3-2 success against Holy Spirit Celtic.

Hucknall Town Harriers 0, Lowdham Colts Black 5

Both teams started in a lively fashion with lots of midfield action but it was Lowdham who made one of the more convincing forays into the opposition half, allowing Joe Lynch to have four kicks at the rebounding cherry from three yards out, each repelled by plucky Hucknall goalkeeper, Ryan Fisher,  before Lynch finally put the ball wide.  The first goal, rich in its strangeness, came somewhat unpredictably as it was struck fiercely by Joshua McCourt from the left just outside the penalty box but against the close-range boot of a Hucknall defender.  The top spin-heavy deflection took a high, parabolic trajectory that looped onto the outstretched fingers of keeper Fisher but carried spinning onwards into the Hucknall net.  Contrast that goal with the next 5 minutes later from McCourt who hit a terrific half-volley face-on from the left outside the 18-yard box and to which Fisher could not even come close.  A third goal came from a controlled tight-passing session which freed Ben Woolder who raced in from the left wing and slotted a powerful low shot past the Hucknall keeper to send the teams in 0-3 at half-time.   Countless further attacks from Lowdham saw the Hucknall keeper make stunning saves from Tommy Shine, Jake Tomlinson, Louis Clark, Eddie Roberts and Ben Kilpatrick, all firing high-powered shots requiring diving saves.  Whilst Route One is less conspicuous in adult leagues these days, it worked here as the Lowdham keeper, Dylan Lee, fired a dropkick down the centre of the pitch which bounced beyond the half-way line.  Eagle-eyed Matthew Edinborough saw Fisher running off his line and ran on to create a perfectly-weighted volley from the first bounce, lifting the ball over the keeper for goal number four.   Another patiently-worked goal from the Lowdham attack saw McCourt take the ball round the keeper and slot it in to score his hat-trick.   It could have been a much higher scoreline but the Hucknall keeper deserved his MoM award.  Equally, the hard-working, left-back dynamo that is Ben Roberts, claimed his MoM award by seeing to it that many Hucknall advances were thwarted.  A game which saw quite a few physical challenges towards the closing stages saw Lowdham deserving of their win.


Saturday 26th November 2016

 Under 15 Division 1

Cotgrave Colts 2, Calverton MW 8

Calverton MW made it six wins in seven league games with an 8-2 success at Cotgrave. Sam Burrows and Kieran Cummings scored two goals each with Isaac Burley, Kian Clarkson, Kai Stewart and Jak Valinsky getting one each.

West Bridgford Trojans 4, Sherwood FC Yellow 3

In a close game against top of the league Sherwood yellow, both teams fought hard and went in at half time level at 3-3. Once again the second half was a very close game with both teams trying to get the win.  West Bridgford scored the winning goal to make the score 4-3. Goals from Toly Meersmann, Ethan Scotney x 2 and Pedro Salas Falciano.

Nottingham FC 2, Basford Utd CFC 5

Basford Utd secured maximum points for the second time this campaign with a 5-2 result at Nottingham FC.

Southwell City Sharks 3, Beeston Park Rangers 2

Beeston Park Rangers held a 1-0 halftime lead at Southwell City Sharks but couldn’t prevent the home team from taking all three points in a 3-2 scoreline. Owen Ellis and Thomas Vasey scored for Beeston.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 2, West Bridgford Lions 3

A tight game with both teams showing a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal was ultimately settled in the second half with a strong performance from West Bridgford. Both sides had chances to win before WB won the game from a series of corners. Arnold Town man of the match was the impressive right back Sam Hudson.

Hucknall Warriors Red 0, Rolls Royce Leisure 2

Once again Warriors slow start to games saw them fall behind after only two minutes. Failure to close down combined with an excellent strike by the striker saw Rolls Royce in front. David Hurry in the home goal made an excellent save to deny Rolls a certain second but despite this Warriors were arguably the best team over the eighty minutes and had a Connor Smith header cleared off the line as they pressured the Rolls Royce goal. George Blatherwick and Lewis Radford also came agonisingly close to levelling for Warriors but despite their greater share of possession were unable to make it count. Against the run of play Rolls added a second late in the half as once again Warriors switched off in defence against a lively Rolls strike force who were clinical in front of goal. HT 0-2. Credit to Rolls who were well organised in defence and always dangerous going forward. Warriors had further chances to reduce the deficit both Curtis Rigley and Nathan Whitehouse having great chances but luck was definitely not on Warriors side as the Rolls Royce goalkeeper coped with everything that was thrown at him. The goal scorers for Rolls were Callum Thompson and Joshua Hobbs.

Ravenshead Reds 2, Hucknall Sports Red 8

Hucknall Sports Red secured maximum points at Ravenshead Reds with an 8-2 score. Callum Baker scored twice whilst Josh Patrick, Kai Stewardson, Cameron Vickers, Rion Carlo booth, Ben Harvey and Ryan Morrell got one each.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1, Teversal 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green opened the scoring against league leaders Teversal in the first half and held on until after the break. George Cartwright and Zach Henson turned the game around after the break as they scored a goal each to give Teversal a 2-1 win and maintain their 100% record.

FC Cavaliers 0, Selston FC 0

The first half was evenly balanced with both teams having their share of possession. Selston had two good opportunities to score but these were both squandered and the first half finished 0-0. The second half was virtually the same with limited opportunities for either team to score. The game finished 0-0 on balance it was a fair result.

Gonerby 2, Newark Town 1

This match was full of incident including an early penalty miss and a last minute goal on a pitch that was really heavy on the legs. There were lots of attempts at goal and a great battling display from both sets of players.

Newark missed a chance of an early lead as the penalty was saved. However, Sam Graves put Newark Town ahead on 20 minutes. Gonerby equalised early in the second half through Ben Bramley. Shaun Eaglestone made a fantastic save to keep the scores level only for all the hard work go unrewarded as Bramley scored in the last minute to take the three points.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 3, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 2

Attenborough Colts maintained their 100% record in a close match against Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow, the league leaders winning by the odd goal of five. George Dickens, Ben Maxwell and Sam Lankester scored for Attenborough.

Long Bennington 2, Gedling Southbank 1

This has to be Gedling Southbank’s performance of the season as they played good fast flowing football & deserved something from this game at Long Bennington. Sam Wright and Sam Green scored for the home team, Gedling’s scorer was Josh Benner.

Shardlow Saints 2, Farndon Colts 15

A cold morning and a soft pitch met Farndon Colts on their first (long) trip to Shardlow. They started well with Connor Jackson scoring after just 4 minutes. Shardlow did well to equalise by capitalising on a defensive mistake by Farndon, before Max Lockwood hit two goals in five minutes. Shardlow were awarded a penalty after Farndon’s keeper was adjudged to have brought down a Shardlow attacker in the box and Shardlow took advantage with a beautifully struck spot kick. Max Lockwood hit another with his left foot before a superb corner set piece set Archie Rostron up for a goal at Shardlow’s back post. James Loach took a penalty that he had won and, although he didn’t score direct, he was first in to hit the rebound into the back of the net. The second half was one way traffic with Farndon hitting nine with no reply but, to their credit, the Shardlow players’ heads didn’t drop and they strived hard until the final whistle

Hucknall Town Harriers 1, Toton Tigers 11

Toton had the best of starts, when Joe Relton, who was playing up front, burst through the defence five minutes into the game and slotted home in the roof of the net.  Two minutes later, Aaron Johnstone scored a goal when he rounded the goalkeeper, but only to be denied by the offside flag.  However, after ten minutes, it was 2-0 when Callum Banks ran from his own half with the ball, cut in and curled a beauty into the top corner.  On 15 minutes, Hucknall Town recorded their first shot on goal but it was straight at Ethan Slack.  21 minutes had passed when another lovely run from Banks was tapped in by George McPherson-Davis.  Hucknall pulled a goal back on 22 after a momentary lack of concentration from Tigers. Aaron Johnstone replicated Banks’ run on 24 minutes, when he ran from half way and passed it to Relton for a tap in.  Toton then capitalised on a mistake at the back when Johnstone poked home a scruffy shot and then on 36 minutes the same player won a penalty but again, stepped up himself and missed, hitting the post.  It didn’t matter though because he scored two minutes later after an unselfish pass from Ben Floyd. One minute into the second half, a world class tackle from Billy Brooks prevented a certain goal, and play went down the other end when Johnstone turned on halfway and placed his shot under the keeper, to grab his hat-trick. 7-1 on 42 minutes.  On the 47th minute, Hucknall missed a shot.  Johnston rounded the goal keeper once again, on the 48th minute, but a brilliant clearance prevented him for his 4th goal. 62 minutes into the game, a managerial tactic paid off, when Saul Riley was told to go up front, and he scored to make it 8-1.  5 minutes later, following Johnstone’s second assist from a good cross, Relton completed his hat-trick (9-1) from 6 yards out. A minute later, on 68 minutes, Floyd had a chance of getting his first goal of the game, but his aim sailed the ball over the bar. At 72 minutes, and for the first time this season, Matt Hyde got off the mark with a low drive to make it 10-1.  Slack made a good save on the 73rd minute, denying a second goal for Hucknall. Riley grabbed his brace two minutes from the final whistle, when he bundled in a good cross from Callum. A decent spread of goals, some excellent teamwork on the right and in defence.  A good workout today ahead of facing tough opponents next week.

Sandiacre Town 9, Holy Spirit Celtic 2

Sandiacre Town are sitting comfortably in third place following their win over Holy Spirit Celtic. Ethan Warner grabbed four goals, Kai Linton and Colby Reynolds got two each with Cameron Shepherd scoring one. Celtic’s scorers were Thomas Graham-Jones and Jack Waters.

Bottesford 2, Lowdham Colts Black 1

Wow !  What a match !  Breathless, end-to-end stuff produced a real crowd-pleaser on the flat Leicestershire plains of Nottingham Road, Bottesford, home ground of a team that had so far remained undefeated this season.  That the home team made no effective penetration within the first 15 minutes was aided by the resolute Lowdham back line of the Roberts twins, Louis Clark and Luke Mitchell who routinely held firm, although a rare free kick to the home team hit the outside of a Lowdham upright.   After a few forays into the Bottesford half, midfielder Jake Tomlinson fired a high ball from the right wing at the Bottesford keeper which he failed to hold and the ball seemed that it must have dropped over the line to take the visitors to 0-1.  Much to the disappointment of the visitors, the home side’s linesman ruled differently but the look of anguish on the Bottesford’s players faces in the goalmouth following the keeper’s spill told the real story  and the referee had to apologise for not allowing the goal to stand as he could not be 100% certain of its veracity.  Lowdham took it in their stride and within 5 minutes had been rewarded with a free kick from the right outside the 18-yard box.   Tomlinson played a trademark curling ball towards the far post which allowed 3 Lowdham players to rush through a seemingly bewildered Bottesford defence, Matthew Edinborough making the perfect contact for a half-volley to smash it into the bottom left-hand corner.   The half-time result of 0-1 to the visitors was richly deserved and the second half commenced in much the same vein with continued energetic performances from the Lowdham midfield of Justin Kelley, Ben Kilpatrick, Tommy Shine, Edinborough and Tomlinson trying to feed Joshua McCourt , the striking apex of the Lowdham grouping.   Left back Ben Woolder also replaced hard-working Ben Roberts for the start of the half.  After about 75 min, Bottesford found some neat passing offered a chance for Joshua Beeston to shoot through a gap from outside the box which was partially repelled by Dylan Lee, the valiant Lowdham keeper but was just too strong as it tipped over his gloves and over the line for an equalising goal.  Lowdham were frustrated with themselves for this slip of concentration and made repeated charges into the opposing half but Newton’s First Law of Motion saw a fierce shot from Lowdham rebound speedily back through a sea of Lowdham players towards the area and which was picked up by Matt Cox who slipped it past the onrushing keeper in a one-on-one challenge.  A penalty awarded to Bottesford just minutes later was justifiably saved by the outstretched leg of Lee who tried to re-activate the visitors.  It worked and a couple of searching crosses from the wing were a whisker away from being planted by McCourt.  Another “that’s football” result but this was a match that the referee also applauded and left Bottesford in no doubt that they had been taken to task for the first hour by a visiting team whose lowly position in the league belied their energy, enthusiasm and spirit. 


Saturday 19th November 2016

Under 15 Division

Calverton MW 4, Manor 1

Two goals in each half gave Calverton MW a 4-1 win over Manor FC. Kieran Cummings scored twice whilst Isaac Burley and Sam Burrows got one each. Manor’s reoly came courtesy of Callum Sheppard.

Sherwood FC Yellow 11, Burton Joyce Blue 1

Sherwood FC Yellow took over at the top of the table thanks to a convincing win over Burton Joyce Blue. Sherwood are now two points clear of Dunkirk Colts but have played one match more.

Gotham Rangers 5, Nottingham FC 2

Gotham Rangers continued to challenge for the championship with a 5-2 defeat of Nottingham FC. Rangers were 3-0 to the good by half time and despite conceding two second half goals were able to add further goals of their own. Ben Lumb scored three, Anthony Berridge and Finn Manners got one each. Karron Brown and Javanne Smith scored for Nottingham FC.

Under 15 Division 2

Newark Town 0, FC Cavaliers 1

It was heartbreak for Newark Town today as a game in which they dominated from start to finish ended in a 0-1 defeat at the hands of FC Cavaliers. With Town piling on the pressure in the last few minutes Cavaliers broke away and snatched a winner through Dejorn McIndoe.

Selston 6, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 0

Selston scored six unanswered goals against Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Jack Cawthorne completed his hat trick, Regan Bates, Cam Rawson and Brandon Kinton got one each

West Bridgford Lions 5, Ravenshead Reds 1

Harry Keown scored twice as West Bridgford Lions beat Ravenshead Reds 5-1. Danny Marshall, Jacob Penn and Taren Ghadiali got one each. Drew Day scored for Ravenshead.

Hucknall Sports Red 4, Hucknall Warriors Red 2

The local derby between Hucknall Sports Red and Hucknall Warriors went in favour of Sports to the tune of 4-2. Callum Baker scored twice with Kai Stewardson and Rio Carlo Booth getting one each. Warriors’ goalscorers were Curtis Rigley and Connor Smith.

Rolls Royce Leisure 2, Gonerby 2

The points were shared when Rolls Royce Leisure entertained Gonerby, the teams scored two goals each. James Foster netted both Rolls’ goals, Ben Bramley and Michael Coates scored for Gonerby

Arnold Town Yellow 3, Edwalton Cavaliers 3

A great game of football between two passionate sides ultimately ended a draw. A match which swung back and forth was set alight in the third minute with Arnold taking the lead before Edwalton restored parity midway through the half, then pushing on to take the lead. The second half saw more of the same with Edwalton and Arnold both netting again before a late equaliser from Arnold earned a share of the points. Man of the match for Arnold was Sam Hudson – a faultless performance at right back.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 6, Holy Spirit Celtic 2

Attenborough Colts made it nine straight league wins with a 6-2 result against Holy Spirit Celtic. Thomas Graham Jones and Theo James scored for Celtic to keep them on level terms at 2-2 as the teams went in for the half time break. Alfie Gaynor and Laurie Palmer had scored for Attenborough and after the break Palmer got his second, Sam Lankester increased the home team’s advantage soon afterwards with harry Vardy adding a fifth two minutes later. Harry Pownall rounded off the scoring

Radcliffe Olympic 3, Long Bennington  4

Long Bennington edged the points in a seven-goal thriller at Radcliffe Olympic. Lewis Seyfert (2) and Jack Fearn scored for Radcliffe but it was an Owen Rowley hat trick and a Bradley Johnson goal that secured victory for Bennington.

Shardlow Saints 0, Gedling Southbank 4

Shardlow Saints and Gedling Southbank tried to play good football on a heavy pitch, the visitors taking the points with a 4-0 result. One goals seaparated the teams at the halfway stage, three second half goals making the points safe for Gedling, Luke Starr (2), Jack Smith and Ewan Holmes getting the goals.

Toton Tigers 1, Bottesford 1

High flying Bottesford dropped their first points of the season away to Toton Tigers. Bottesford created a few decent chances but just couldn’t hit the target. But it was Toton who went into the break 1-0 when Joseph Ward capitalised on some poor defending from Bottesford and scored with Toton’s first shot on goal. Second half saw Bottesford again create chances but they were either off target or straight at the Toton keeper. Toton should have made it 2-0 but a fine save from Charlesworth in goal denied them. With four minutes remaining, Matt Cox took the ball past four Toton players, squared the ball across the face of the Toton goal, where Jack Heafford was on hand on the back post to score the equaliser, great football from both teams.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 6, Hucknall Town Harriers 0

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow maintained their unbeaten record with a 6-0 win against Hucknall Town Harriers. Nelson Walker scored twice, Dior Jennings, Joel De Almeida, Ronaldo Mendes and Olaf Milewicz scored one each.

Lowdham Colts Black 5, Kimberley MW Trojans 1

A crisp, cloudless November morning in Gunthorpe saw a Lowdham side, vitalised from their first victory of a week earlier and eager to take on a Kimberley squad who they had not yet faced this season. It was the visitors who made the most of the bright sunshine and who advanced with a flurry of attacks into the Lowdham penalty area, the keeper making a brace of brave saves within the first ten minutes.   The home side heeded these warning signs, creating a stark change of momentum which saw ball after ball being directed from both wings and the central channel towards Joshua McCourt, the lone striker.  It had to pay off and sure enough, McCourt accelerated beyond three defenders onto an overhead ball which he struck from just inside the 18-yard box at a pace that the Kimberley keeper couldn’t repel.   The Lowdham pressure was maintained for the next 15 minutes or so but Kimberley gave notice that they were not subdued and a slick array of passing through the midfield found Lowdham wanting at the back and it was the Lowdham keeper’s turn to face a fierce Ben Whittingham shot that he could not stop.  This energised Lowdham once more and continued attacks into the Kimberley half resulted in what was probably the pick of the goals which was executed in less than 5 seconds.  Hard-working midfielder, Ben Kilpatrick, won a free-kick just inside his own half, from which Jake Tomlinson delivered a looping but searching free-kick into the Kimberley penalty area.  Kilpatrick rose above 2 defenders to head the ball backwards on for a charging Matty Edinborough to volley home and make the score 2-1 at half-time.   The second half could not come quickly enough it seemed for Lowdham as ball after ball was played towards the front.  Another burst of acceleration from McCourt saw him clear with a one-on-one to place the ball outside the opposing keeper’s reach and into the goal.  Another acutely-angled free kick from the right wing by Man of the Match Tomlinson saw McCourt rise at the left of cntre and head the ball into the deep left.  Shortly after, another McCourt half-volley left the Kimberley keeper retrieving the ball from his net.  A convincing win from Lowdham who again played to the strengths of their whole team.

Farndon Colts 0, Sandiacre Town 1

It was a case of after the Lord Mayor’s Show for Farndon who came off last week’s cup thrashing of First Division Burton Joyce looking lethargic and they were second best in every department. Sandiacre defended solidly and caught Farndon on the break to go in 1-0 ahead at half time through an Ethan Warner goal, and it could easily have been more but for Farndon ‘keeper, Willesli Muir. Farndon didn’t look like getting back into the game until a strong spell in the last 10 minutes but, by then, it was too little too late.


Saturday 12th November 2016

NYFL U15 KO Cup Rd 2

Arnold Town Yellow 4, Hucknall Sports Red 2

A full blooded cup tie saw both teams attack well, however Arnold’s finishing was more clinical leading to a 4-1 half time lead as Ellis Hatton, James kind, Athanasi Georgiou and Tayln Mo scored.. The second half was a tighter affair with Hucknall pressing for a way back in to the game, eventually scoring a second before Arnold saw the tie out to win 4-2. Arnold Town man of the match was the excellent second half sub Tom Kirk. Sports’ scorers were Callum Baker and Kai Stewardson

Farndon Colts 4, Burton Joyce Blue 1

Two goals in each half secured a 4-1 victory for Farndon Colts over Burton Joyce Blue. Harry Mawby, Dylan Cross, Connor Jackson and Max Lockwood scored for Farndon.

Bottesford 4, Edwalton Cavaliers White 2

Two early goals by Bottesford set the tone for the first half as Edwalton were still asleep even with the midday KO and a further 15 minutes to get going. After this the game was more equally balanced and Edwalton got themselves back into the game half way through the first half with some neat play on the edge of the penalty area. Harry Thompson found Max Wilkinson who picked out Nat Zenda to score his first goal for the club since joining recently. There were some other chances to both sides in the first half but it remained 2-1 through to the end of a short half. Edwalton came out in the 2nd half with good intentions but it was Bottesford who took advantage of some slack defending in the penalty are to go 3-1 up. 10 minutes later a good long range shot where the Bottesford player was given too much time and space was sent rocketing into the top corner for an impressive 4-1 lead. Edwalton weren’t out of it yet though and the remainder of the half was mostly played in the Bottesford half with chances being created frequently. Unfortunately for Edwalton they were either off target or dealt with by the Bottesford keeper who had a good game. With 10 mins to go Alex Irvine took a FK about 15 yards outside the penalty area and sent it on target towards the Bottesford goal. The GK saved the shot but wasn’t able to keep hold of it and Max Wilkinson pounced on the rebound to score. There were a few more Edwalton chances created but no further goals and the match ended 4-2 to the home side. Bottesford won the game by starting with intent, taking their chances and playing as a team to deservedly win the tie.

Basford Utd CFC 7, Beeston Park Rangers 1

Basford United safely negotiated their passage into the next round with a win over Beeston Park Rangers. Omojiseoluwa Bankole scored three goals, Ace Sharpe added two more whilst Beau Elliott and Jake McDonald got one each. Thomas Vasey scored for Beeston.

Nottingham FC 3, Long Bennington 3 (Away win – pens 7-8)

After sharing six goals in normal time, Long bonnington won a marathon penalty shoot-out 7-8 against Nottingham FC, The visitors scorers in normal time were Toby Craven, Jamie Staunton and Sam Wright.

Ravenshead Reds 2, Teversal 3

Ravenshead Reds held a 2-0 first half lead against Teversal FC who rallied after the changeround to edge through by the odd goal of five, George Cartwright scored twice with Kyle Pottage-Coleman also on target.

 Sherwood FC Yellow 2, FC Cavaliers 2 (Away win – pens 2-3)

During the first 15 minutes it was a tight game before the division 1 side, Sherwood FC Yellow, opened up the scoring and this was followed by a second to make it 2-0. Despite the score FC Cavaliers continued to battle and with the last kick of the first half Dejorn Mcindoe fired home a goal. The second half Cavaliers pressed for an equalizer and when Mcindoe was taken down in the box Lamin Manneh put away to level the score. The game finished 2-2 and after extra time the scores were level. The penalty shoot-out was 4-3 to Cavaliers. A good match with end to end excitement.

 Southwell City Sharks 3, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 0

George Cauldwell scored twice to help Southwell City Sharks beat Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 3-0. Ollie Gratton was the other scorer.

 West Bridgford Trojans 2, Cotgrave Colts 6

Cotgrave scored six first half goals at West Bridgford Trojans and looked set for a big win as Harry Trenam went nap with five and Henry Rowland got one. Trojans rallied after the break as Josh Hall and Anatoly Meersman scored to reduce the arrears.

 Under 15 Division 1

Gotham Rangers 3, Manor FC 1

Keelan Jacobs, Oliver Gee and Zach holt scored for Gotham Rangers in their 3-1 defeat of Manor FC. Callum Sheppard scored for the visitors.

 Under 15 Division 2

Hucknall Warriors Red 3, West Bridgford Lions 1

Hucknall Warriors returned to league action with victory against West Bridgford Lions in the second division of the Notts Youth League. West Bridgford forced the first save of the game out of Warriors goal keeper David Hurry as both teams battled for the opening goal. Shaheim Walters created the opening opportunity for Warriors taking on several players before feeding the ball through to Nathan Whitehouse however the West Bridgford goal keeper was quickest to react.  An excellent passing move then saw Walters pass to Ryan Walton and his excellent cross saw both Lewis Radford and Whitehouse force short range saves from the visiting goal keeper.  The deadlock was broken just before the half hour mark as Connor Smith’s free kick was intercepted by Leeroy Masamba who touched the ball past the goal keeper to put Warriors in front. Despite further chances for both teams the score remained unchanged HT 1-0. Warriors got off to a great start second half doubling their lead within the opening fifteen minutes as an end to end move involving several players saw  Rigley’s precision cross  headed in smartly by Jack Bradley. A third goal for the home side soon followed with substitute George Blatherwick turning the ball into the net . West Bridgford pulled a consolation goal back from Jacob Penn with ten minutes to go, his shot going high into the net and over the heads of the defence.  Warriors man of the match Jude Preece was once again excellent in the Warriors defence  . Connor Smith came close on a couple of occasions late in the game to increasing Warriors lead. FT 3-1

 Newark Town 5, Selston 2

Newark Town produced a scintillating second half performance to turn over a 2-0 deficit against Selston at Devon Park today as Cam Rawson and Will Smith gave the visitors the advantage.. Five second half goals, Arkadiusz Smolinski 2, Sam Graves 2, Daniel Kalu 1 with a mom performance from Rhys Dunkley.

 Gonerby 3, Rolls Royce Leisure 1

Gonerby moved up to third place thanks to their 3-1 win against Rolls Royce Leisure. Ben Bramley, Bartosz Gorzejewski and Alex Jefferson scored for Gonerby with Kai Boultby replying for Rolls.

 Under 15 Division 3

Kimberley MW Trojans 2, Toton Tigers 8

Toton Tigers were 8-2 winners at Kimberley MW Trojans, William Brooks completing his hat trick whilst Evan Hewes got a brace. Ben Floyd, George McPherson- Davis and Joe Relton were the other scorers for Tigers.

Shardlow Saints 1, Radcliffe Olympic 2

Radcliffe Olympic recorded their second league victory of the season with a 2-1 win at Shardlow Saints.

Hucknall Town Harriers 0, Attenborough Colts 19

League leaders Attenborough Colts were too experienced for bottom team Hucknall Town Harriers, Attenborough securing all three points in a comfortable win. Harry Pownall shot four goals, Ben Maxwell got three whilst Alfie Gaynor, Laurie Palmer and Sam Lankester got two each.

 Lowdham Colts Black 2, Holy Spirit Celtic 0

A drizzly, grey November morning in Gunthorpe saw an early repeat meeting of these two sides in the League.  After a perfectly-observed minute’s silence for Remembrance Weekend, the game commenced at a fair lick on a truly greasy surface.   End-to-end play was repeatedly thwarted by stout defences on both sides although Lowdham had an early channel down the left which saw the ball disappear wide of the left upright.  Holy Spirit then had a couple of close chances in the first quarter of an hour which went high or wide but Lowdham’s midfield, which had looked increasingly solid, generated advantage using a longer, diagonal ball into the Spirit penalty area.  Nifty passing between three Lowdham players eventually saw Joshua McCourt have time to pinpoint his spot to place the ball past the Spirit keeper.  Lowdham were energised by this goal and it wasn’t long before a second – and the pick – arrived.  A really attractive passing move along the right wing from Ben Kilpatrick to Matty Edinborough to Jake Tomlinson who then sent in a beautifully-weighted cross to the penalty area created a golden opportunity for a leaping Joshua McCourt to volley it at waist height past the keeper. The second half was played out in much similar vein by an increasingly dominant Lowdham offering Jake Tomlinson at least three chipping efforts.  That Holy Spirit didn’t threaten the Lowdham goal more often was down in no small measure to the efforts of the right-back Eddie Roberts, who received Lowdham’s MoM award.  The final score of 2-0 to the home side saw a perfect reversal of the scores when these teams met at The Becket School in October but Lowdham can congratulate themselves on a consistently improved, all-round team performance.

Sandiacre Town 6, Gedling Southbank 0

Three goals each side of half tiem gave Sandiacre Town a 6-0 win over Gedling Southbank. Ethan warner scored twice with Colby Reynolds, James Turnbull, Sam Giles and Marcus Verney all scoring one each.


Saturday 5th November 2016

NFA U15 Youth Challenge Cup Rd 2

Radcliffe Olympic 1, Hucknall Sports Red 6

Hucknall Sports Red earned their place in the third round with a 6-1 result at Radcliffe Olympic.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 0, Sherwood FC Yellow 5

Sherwood FC outgunned Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow to the tune of 5-0.

Gedling Southbank 1, Manor 10

Manor FC went through to the next round with a comprehensive win at Gedling Southbank. Tom Simpson netted three goals, Jake Curzon got two whilst Callum Sheppard, Joe Parker, Joss Kowalski, Eddie Lewis and Ed Burton got one each. Callum Jackson scored for Gedling.

Dunkirk Colts 6, Farndon Colts 0

Dunkirk Colts scored six goals without reply against Farndon Colts. Liam Thompson and Jack Bramley got two goals each, James Rafferty and Ben Rafferty added one each

AFC Vernon Red 1, Arnold Town Yellow 0

A lively cup tie which was played in good spirit, the first half was an even affair with both teams going close to breaking the deadlock in the closing stages of the half. The second period saw Vernon push for a goal with more intent and the Arnold keeper Alaistair Polkey made several good saves before the deadlock was finally broken with a headed own goal.

Basford Utd CFC 9, Winthorpe & Coddington Tigers 0

Basford Utd CFC had a convincing win over Winthorpe & Coddington Tigers. Jahiem Goodall and Ace Sharpe grabbed three goals each whilst Dante Lee, Mikkhia Walters-Whitchurch and Kiran Duncan were also on target.

Burton Joyce Blue 0, Calverton MW 11

Calverton MW Red had a safe passage into the next round with a comprehensive victory at Burton Joyce Blue. Kieran Cummings completed his hat trick with the other goals being shared by Jureanne Hylton, Jak Valinsky, Isaac Burley, Charles Hines, Ben Osborne and Kai Stewart.

Collingham Cougars 1, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1 (Home win penalties 4-2)

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green secured their place in the Next round thanks to a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win at Collingham Cougars.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 1, Mansfield Town 13

Edwalton cavaliers White were unable to match Mansfield Town who went through to the next round. Alex Woolley scored for Edwalton after a tremendous run through the midfield and defence from Harry Thompson, the Edwalton captain, who led by example and especially after he’d lost his oppo in Centre Midfield – Joe Munn – who had to leave the field at HT after a knee injury. MOTM went to Edwalton GK Sam Inchley. He may have made a few mistakes during the game and was definitely not at fault for some of the long range accurate shooting from Mansfield Town but without him between the posts the scoreline would have been much bigger and for such a difficult game with shots flying in from everywhere and goals being scored regularly he didn’t let his head drop and was making excellent saves right through to the last minute.

Hucknall Warriors Red 2, Teversal 3

Teversal looked as though they were going have an easy passage into the next round when leading 2-0 at Hucknall Warriors. The home side had different ideas and scored twice through Nathan Whitehouse and George Blatherwick, Teversal edging through by the odd goal of five. Sam Skelton, Zach Henson and Kyle Pottage-Coleman scored for Teversal.

Manor Red 0, Kimberley MW Trojans 2

A Ben Whittingham brace was sufficient to give Kimberley MW Trojans a 2-0 win at Manor Red and a place in the next round.

Robin Hood Colts 3, Cotgrave 2

Cotgrave Colts made their exit from the competition, going down 3-2 at Robin Hood Colts.

Selston FC 3, Ashfield FC 4 (aet)

Selston FC were beaten in extra time by Ashfield who were 4-3 victors. Dylan Wragg, Regan Bates and Alex Zowonu scored for Selston.

Southwell City Sharks 3, West Bridgford Trojans 2 (aet)

Southwell City Sharks earned their place in the next round thanks to an extra time 3-2 win against West Bridgford Trojans. Southwell held a 2-1 half time lead and saw Trojans battle back to level the scores to take the match into extra time where Sharks grabbed the winner.

Under 15 Division 1

Beeston Park Rangers 1, Nottingham FC 3

Romarni Burgher completed his hat trick as Nottingham FC were 3-1 winners at Beeston Park Rangers whose goalscorer was Owen Ellis

Under 15 Division 2

Newark Town 0, Ravenshead Reds 4

Two goals in each half secured Ravenshead Reds’ first league win of the season with a 4-0 result at Newark Town. Jamie Vaughan opened the scoring in the 18th minute with Drew Day making it 2-0 nine minutes later. Joshua Lewis added a third midway through the second half and Day wrapped up the scoring with his second ten minutes from the final whistle.

Rolls Royce Leisure 0, FC Cavaliers 5

The first 15 minutes of this game was a tight affair before Cavaliers opened the scoring with a fine goal from Lamin Manneh and this was followed up with a goal from Malacki Jones to finish the first half 2-0. Cavaliers continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and Dejorn Mcindoe fired home a 3rd shortly followed by a 4th to get his brace. Malicki Jones scored his 2nd goal bang on full time to make it 5-0 to Cavaliers. A good match played with good spirit. Man of the match was Jelani Marston for his superb defensive duties.

West Bridgford Lions 5, Gonerby 3

West Bridgford Lions were 5-3 winners over Gonerby. Harry Keown completed his hat trick, Ben Le Noury and Finlay Horn scored for Lions. Gonerby’s marksmen were Ben Bramley (2) and Alex Jefferson.

Under 15 Division 3

Toton Tigers 3, Long Bennington 0

Toton Tigers faced their toughest test in the league today as they came up against Long Bennington in cold but, sunny conditions. Toton’s first shot came on the 3rd minute when Matt scuffed a shot wide from 20 yards out. 2 minutes later, Long Bennington went down the other end and hit the post with a fierce shot. Billy, not for the first time this season, beat the defenders for pace and had a shot which was well saved by the keeper. 29 minutes had gone when a free kick was whipped in and Billy headed over the bar. Ben was having a great game, and had a shot in the 38th minute which grazed the post. This was the last action before half time, with the score at 0-0. Three minutes into the second half, a fantastic run and cross from Ben was nodded in by an alert George McPherson-Davis, finally making the first goal of the game, 1-0 to Toton Tigers. 52 minutes had passed when George McPherson-Davis hit the post with a low shot. On 67 minutes, a quick change of pace meant Aaron got to the ball first after being put through, and was taken down by the goalkeeper resulting in a penalty. However, Aaron stepped up himself to take it, but it was well saved diving low to his bottom left. It didn’t matter though because in the 77th minute a sublime touch and shot into the top corner from outside the box, by Ben Floyd made it 2-0. Three minutes later, it was 3-0 after a good run by Aaron from his own half, which Billy then took over to cross for Callum Banks to tap in.

Hucknall Town Harriers 2, Holy Spirit Celtic 5

Jack Waters scored of Holy Spirit Celtic’s goals in their 5-2 win at Hucknall Town Harriers, Thomas Graham Jones scoring the other goal. Harriers’ goals came courtesy of Lewis Simpson and Daniel Beeson.

Lowdham Colts Black 1, Shardlow Saints 2

A gloriously bright Autumn morning saw two clubs in the lower echelons of the Division face each other on a well-maintained pitch at Magna Meadows.  The game set off at frenetic pace with all areas of the large pitch being used.  There weren’t too many early shots on goal but Shardlow came close after about 10 minutes with a fierce shot that struck the Lowdham bar, the echo reverberating for some time.  This seemed to galvanise Lowdham who played some really attractive football which led to continuous threats on the Shardlow goal.  Their efforts were rewarded with a well-coordinated passing move and finish by Jacob Turner.  The rest of the first half was dominated by Lowdham who could be deservedly pleased with their performance.  The wind behind them for the second half, however, a rejuvenated Shardlow offered one or two sharp thrusts into the Lowdham penalty area, their blushes spared only by brave goalkeeping from Dylan Lee.  Lowdham seemed to weather this early storm and resumed their charges towards the Shardlow goal.  Seemingly out of nowhere, a long ball helped on by the wind led to a defensive error by Lowdham and the ball was pounced on just inside the 18-yard box by Shardlow’s Ben Marchewka who struck it beyond the reach of the diving keeper to level the scores.  Lowdham resumed their attacks and had a great chance to retake the lead from 4 yards with a shot from Luke Mitchell whose contact was better than his aim, the ball soaring above the crossbar. The game seemed to be heading for a draw when the bounce of another high ball was misjudged by a Lowdham defender and the briefest of flicks from the same Shardlow attacker was sufficient to lift the ball – as if in slow-motion – above the advancing Lowdham keeper and trundle into the back of the Lowdham net. 


Saturday 29th October 2016

Under 15 Division 1

Cotgrave Colts 1, Beeston Park Rangers 1

Beeston Park Rangers got their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw at Cotgrave. Harry Trenam scored for the home team, Nicola Shaw got the Beeston goal

Nottingham FC 3, Southwell City Sharks 2

Nottingham FC won by the odd goal of five against Southwell City Sharks in this mid-table clash. The visitors took the lead in the first half, Kaaron brown, Diallo Rose and Javanne Smith turned the game in Nottingham’s favour with a goal in the second half.

Sherwood FC Yellow 8, Basford Utd CFC 3

Sherwood FC Yellow are hard on the heels of the leading two teams, thanks to an 8-3 victory over Basford Utd CFC. Basford United held a 3-1 half time advantage through a goal apice from Jahiem Goodall, Ace Sharpe and Omojiseoluwa Bankole.

Under 15 Division 2

Hucknall Warriors Red 3, Edwalton Cavaliers White 2

Hucknall Warriors U15s secured all three points with a hard fought victory over Edwalton Cavaliers in the Saturday second division. Jack Bradley got Warriors off to the best possible start with a fantastic strike from the left that found its way into the near corner of the net. Warriors goalkeeper David Hurry kept the home team in front with an excellent save pushing the ball away at full stretch and out for a throw in. Leeroy Masamba had two excellent chances in quick succession the second strike being palmed away by the excellent Edwalton goalkeeper for a corner. Ned Walker made an excellent challenge to deny the visitors before Warriors had a lucky break, Edwalton with a golden opportunity to level with the goal gaping but the ball was struck wide of the post.  Warriors made this let off count as virtually on the stroke of half time Bradley put another excellent ball across the box and Curtis Rigley was perfectly placed to put the ball over the line. HT 2-0. Warriors had further chances to increase the lead with Bradley hitting the base of the post following a Lewis Radford shot and Masamba inches wide. Edwalton pegged a goal back with a superb goal with only ten minutes of the second half gone.  However Warriors restored their two goal cushion almost immediately, man of the match Bradley assisting with another goal as he passed to George Blatherwick who turned and shot low into the net.  Both teams battled to the end Edwalton pulling another goal back with twenty minutes left leaving a nervy end to the game as both teams continued to press forward however the scoreline was unchanged at the final whistle. 3-2 FT

 Ravenshead Reds 2, Arnold Town Yellow 3

A game dominated by Arnold Town Yellow saw a fine footballing display in the first half and two good goals. Ravenshead came in to the second half with renewed vigour but were unable to get out of their half for the first 20 minutes of the second period. Ravenshead then turned the game around with two Drew Day goals in quick succession to level the game before a winner from Arnold Town which secured the points via a deflection. Ellis Hatton scored twice and Aaron lamb got one for Arnold.

 Selston 5, Rolls Royce Leisure 2

Four first half goals set Selston up for a comfortable 5-2 win over Rolls Royce Leisure and their second league victory of the season. Regan bates scored twice, Will Smith, Dylan Wragg and Cameron Rawson got one each. Rolls’ scorers were James Foster and Kai Boultby.

 FC Cavaliers 3, West Bridgford Lions 2

West Bridgford Lions seemed fired up for the game and despite playing with 10 men they scored two goals in quick succession within the first 10 minutes these came from Long throws, Ben Holden and Ben LeNoury scoring. FC Cavaliers pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 at half time. The tables were turned in the second half with two goals in the last 10 minutes, scored by Mohammed John, who finished with a brace, and Mahmood Ibrahim.

 Teversal 6, Newark Town 1

Teversal are setting a hot pace at the top of the table and maintained their 100% record with a6-1 defeat of Newark Town. Daniel Kalu scored for Newark but is was a hat trick by Reegan Jones, a brace by George Cartwright and one by Brandon Castledine that secured a seventh consecutive victory.

 Under 15 Division 3

Kimberley MW Trojans 0, Attenborough Colts 7

Attenborough Colts made it seven straight league wins with a 7-0 result at Kimberley MW Trojans. Attenborough scored twice in the first half and consolidated their advantage with further goals after the break, Laurie Palmer finished with two goals as did Ben Maxwell. Alfie Gaynor, Corben Broadhurst and Brandon Ground got one goal each.

 Shardlow Saints 2, Toton Tigers 5

Two goals apiece by Matthew Hyde and Callum Banks set Toton Tigers on the way to a 5-2 success at Shardlow Saints. Luke Tonks was the other Toton scorer. Ben Marchewka and Kyle Southgate scored for Saints.

Farndon Colts 5, Radcliffe Olympic 0

Both teams were depleted due to the half term break and Farndon even had to find someone to play between the sticks. Farndon started the brighter but, as the first half wore on with no breakthrough, they gradually dropped off the pace and allowed Radcliffe a very strong finish to the half which could have seen them two or three goals ahead at the break. Farndon came out of the blocks quickest in the second half and Tom Shephard bagged two quick goals in the first three minutes. They continued to press the ball well and Radcliffe dropped off the pace. Connor Jackson added a well-deserved goal from the left flank where he had given the right side of Radcliffe’s defence a torrid time. Two goals from Max Lockwood wrapped things up for Farndon.

 Sandiacre Town 2, Lowdham Colts Black 0

A noon kick-off saw two sides who had never faced each other in a league match be given the opportunity to play on a dry, well-manicured pitch at St. Giles Park, the home of Sandiacre Town F.C.    Both sides seemed hesitant in the early stages of the game although after 15 minutes or so, Lowdham enjoyed much of the possession and in the attacking half.   In view of energetic play from both sides, the half-time score of 0-0 was a little surprising, although there had been few attempts on either goal and none of vigour.   The second half started where the first had left off, with Lowdham dominating possession for the first 25 minutes or so and it seemed inevitable that the goal drought would be broken.  It was – but somewhat against the run of play.  Following a brief surge down the left flank, James Turnbull (Sandiacre) weaved past two Lowdham defenders to launch a fierce and acutely-angled shot which beat the visiting keeper.  Lowdham had two near misses shortly thereafter but Sandiacre managed to make the most of a late goalmouth scramble and find a second from close range.   In keeping with several of Lowdham’s games this season, sustained effort and high possession were not to be rewarded.  From a spectator’s angle, this was a great game to watch and whilst hats off to Sandiacre, the Lowdham team can consider themselves unlucky.


Saturday 22nd October 2016

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon 3, Nottingham FC 0

AFC Vernon scored three unanswered goals against Nottingham FC to maintain their 100% record and keep the pressure on league leaders Dunkirk.

 Beeston Park Rangers 1, West Bridgford Trojans 3

West Bridgford Trojans started brightly at Beeston Park Rangers and having the better of the play in the first half going 2-0 up.  Trojans came out second half just as strong and played very well consolidating their lead with another goal.  The last 10 minutes the Trojans were under pressure and tired legs kicked in, Beeston converting one of their chances through Ben Jones..  Final score 3-1 to Trojans, goals from Toly Meersmann, Harry Jackson and Pedro Salas Felciano

Calverton MW 12, Burton Joyce Blue 0

Calverton MW made it four wins in five matches as they had a convincing win over Burton Joyce Blue.

 Basford Utd CFC 1, Dunkirk Colts 6

Dunkirk Colts held on to top place in the division as a result of their 6-1 win at Basford Utd. Jack Bramley and Jake Wright scored two goals each with Liam Thompson completing the list of scorers.

 Southwell City Sharks 4, Cotgrave 0

Southwell City Sharks scored four goals without reply against Cotgrave. Tom Buggy, George Caudwell, Matthew Lock and Ben Napier shared the goals.

 Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 3, Hucknall Warriors Red 2

In a quality game of football Arnold Town Yellow dominated the first period against Hucknall Warriors Red. The first goal came after the impressive James Kind unselfishly squared for Matthew Bennett to tap home after being played through by the equally impressive Athanasi Georgiou. A bundled effort from a corner levelled the match just before half time. However Arnold’s lead was restored almost directly from the resulting kick off when Matthew Bennett raced onto a ball from Tayln Mo to slot home with composure. The second half saw further Arnold dominance with the bar saving Hucknall on two occasions before a breakaway goal saw Hucknall again restore parity. The game was settled midway through the second half when the effervescent skipper Athanasi Georgiou drove from range and the ball squirmed underneath the Hucknall keeper. Lewis Radford and Rowan Smith scored for Hucknall.

 Ravenshead Reds 0, Teversal 9

Teversal maintained their 100% record with a 9-0 win at Ravenshead Reds and move four points clear of second-placed Hucknall Warriors. Reegan Jones completed his hat trick, George Cartwright scored two with Zach Henson, Ellis King, Sam Skelton and Jacob Ward getting one each.

 West Bridgford Lions 6, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 2

Three goals in each half secured maximum points for West Bridgford Lions with a 6-2 win over Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green. Danny Mansfield scored twice whilst Ben Holden, Finlay Horn, Jacob Penn and Edward Pizzey got one each. Wollaton’s scorers were Ben Jones and Ashley Thomas Gallagher.

 Rolls Royce Leisure 1, Newark Town 4

Newark Town convincinlgly beat Rolls Royce Leisure 1-4 in a game that Town dominated from start to finish. Daniel Kalu put Town 0-1 up in the 4th minute with a solo goal and then doubled Newark Towns lead 10 minutes into the 2nd half with a wonderful strike from the edge of the box. Arek Smolinski made it 0-3 with a strikers finish before Mitch West pulled a goal back for Rolls. Town weren’t finished and with 10 minutes remaining Ben Scott smashed in the games fifth and Towns fourth to wrap up the 3 points.

Hucknall Sports Red 3, Selston 3

Selston FC held high-riding Hucknall Sports Red to a 3-3 draw. Callum Baked scored twice and Matthew Brown once for Sports. A brace by Jack Cawthorn and a Regan Bates goal gave Selston a share of the spoils

Under 15 Division 3

Bottesford 7, Holy Spirit Celtic 4

Bottesford remained top of the league, but it wasn’t without a bit of scare from 10 men Holy Spirit. Bottesford took the lead after 19 seconds through Kieran Smith, but Celtic soon equalised through Jack Waters, who then put Celtic in front. Lewis Smith equalised for Bottesford then Josh Beeston put Bottesford in front just before halftime. Second half saw Celtic battle and were rewarded when Waters scored his hat trick to draw level again then scored his fourth after sloppy defending from Bottesford allowed him an easy goal. With 20 minutes left, Bottesford actually started playing some good football and equalised through Matty Cox. Kieran Smith then put Bottesford in front. Matty Cox then scored two more goals to complete his hat trick and the win, but all credit goes to the 10 men of Holy Spirit Celtic who battled hard and made it a very tough game.

Attenborough Colts 4, Long Bennington 1

Thomas Rigby scored for Attenborough in the first half against Long bonnington who held the home team to a 1-1 half time score thanks to a Sam Green goal. George Dickens gave Attenborough the lead early in the second half and then two goals in one minute by Alfie Gaynor and then Harry Pownall sealed the points.

Toton Tigers 1, Sandiacre Town 1

Toton Tigers faced a home tie against their local rivals, Sandiacre Town. It was to be a fierce derby in cold conditions. It was an equal game to begin with each team playing some good football. Sandiacre had their first shot in the 13th minute which was high and well wide. Toton’s first shot came two minutes later when Ollie struck a shot straight into the palms of the Sandiacre goalkeeper. In the 25th minute, a good effort from Sandiacre saw a shot whistle past the post. Ten minutes later, Sandiacre took the lead as an unmarked man popped up at the back post to volley home from a corner (1-0). That was to be the last action before half time. Toton’s spirits were lifted and Callum Banks beautifully controlled the ball on his chest and slotted home in the bottom corner to make it 1-1. A tricky run and cross only needed a composed head and Toton would have taken the lead but no further goals were scored and the points were shared.

Hucknall Town Harriers 0, Kimberley MW Trojans 11

Ben Whittingham was in clinical form in front of goal, scoring seven times as Kimberley MW Trojans had a comfortable win at Hucknall Town Harriers. Ryan Beaumont, Tom Newton, Daniel Langton and Ben Stevenson scored on each.

Lowdham Colts Black 2, Farndon Colts 9

Farndon got off the mark quickly in this first ever game between these two teams. Max Lockwood opened the scoring on 3 minutes with his tenth of the season and followed up with another just 7 minutes later. Lowdham pulled one back in the 15th minute with a quickly taken free kick whilst the Farndon goalkeeper, Will Muir, thought he had time to organise a wall. Both teams had spells of possession in the first 40 minutes until Lockwood completed his hat-trick with almost the last kick of the half. In the second half, Farndon did come out looking stronger and Connor made it 4-1 in the first minute. Sam Cook came out of midfield and hit a rocket two minutes later to leave Lowdham with an uphill battle. They stuck to their task, though, never gave up and kept Farndon out until just before the hour mark, even carving out a couple of chances for themselves. However, all heir good work was undone when Tom Shephard hit an 8 minute hat-trick for Farndon. An unfortunate incident for Lowdham wrapped up Farndon’s scoring in the 71st minute when the Lowdham ‘keeper made an excellent save but parried it onto a defender and watched the ball rebound beyond his reach. Lowdham still wouldn’t surrender and broke out to hit their second goal on 77 minutes.


Saturday 15th October 2016

Under 15 Division 1

Burton Joyce Blue 4, Beeston Park Rangers 1

Burton Joyce Blue doubled their points tally with a 4-1 win over Beeston Park Rangers, all the goals being scored in the second half.

Cotgrave Colts 2, AFC Vernon Red 6

AFC Vernon Red made it five straight wins with a 6-2 result at Cotgrave. Vernon are in second place just one point behind the leaders but with two games in hand.

West Bridgford Trojans 1, Southwell City Sharks 2

West Bridgford Trojans had more than their fair share of possession but were unable to convert this into goals against Southwell City Sharks who took the points with a 2-1 success.

Dunkirk Colts 2, Gotham Rangers 2

Dunkirk Colts shared the points with Gotham rangers, all four goals being scored in the first half. James Rafferty and Liam Thompson netted for the home team, Finn manners and Matthew North were Rangers’ marksmen.

Nottingham FC 4, Manor FC 1

Nottingham FC secured maximum points for the second time this season with a 4-1 defeat of Manor FC.

Sherwood FC Yellow 1, Calverton MW 9

Calverton MW made it three wins from four matches with a convincing 9-1 success at Sherwood Yellow. Kieran Cummings scored four times with Jak Valinksy just one behind him with three goals. Sam Burrows and Isaac Burley completed the scoring list.

Under 15 Division 2

Hucknall Warriors Red 2, Ravenshead Reds 0

Hucknall Warriors secured all three points with a hard fought victory over Ravenshead Reds. Despite having the best of the first half opportunities Warriors were unable to break down a resolute Ravenshead defence. Jack Bradley fired across the face of goal with no one able to get a toe to the ball, George Blatherwick clipped the woodwork and Ned Walker saw his shot cleared off the line all before the half time interval. Excellent defending by Warriors man of the match Ryan Walton and the rest of the Hucknall  back four saw Ravenshead have limited  chances. Warriors took the lead within minutes of the restart Lewis Radford passed to substitute Shaheim Walters whose instinctive shot came off the inside of the post and in.  Ravenshead began to play some of their best attacking  football as they fought to get back into the game coming close on two occasions before Warriors increased their lead on sixty five minutes. A free kick awarded just outside the area saw Connor Smith unleash a rocket of a shot high into the net despite the best efforts of the excellent Ravenshead goal keeper. Radford almost added a third as both teams continued to battle to the end.

Newark Town 3, Hucknall Sports Red 4

Newark Town surrendered a two-goal advantage today and have learnt a very harsh lesson in football. Sports opened the scoring but Town bounced back through Jaden Fell, and a great goal from Daniel Gosling giving Town a 2-1 lead at half-time. Daniel Kalu early in the second half made it 3-1. Town were then punished for not further increasing their advantage when Sports scored three goals in a 15 minute spell to win by the odd goal. Callum Baker scored twice for Sports, Ryan Morrell and Kai Stewardson got one each.

Selston FC 1, West Bridgford Lions 5

A hat trick by Harry Keown and a brace by Alex Winiarski gave West Bridgford Lions a 5-1 win at Selston FC. Will Smith scored for the home team.

FC Cavaliers 1, Edwalton Cavaliers White 1

The first half was dominated by FC Cavaliers and they were unlucky not to go ahead. Against the run of play Edwalton took the lead. FC Cavaliers levelled the scores when Dejorn McIndoe scored. FC Cavaliers squandered chances to take all three points. The game finished 1-1. Credit to Edwalton who dug in and battled well to make it an exciting encounter.

Gonerby 3, Arnold Town Yellow 1

Arnold started brightly and took the lead after only three minutes through Ellis Hatton. Gonerby struggled for a foothold in the game until the last kick of the first half when they equalised. The second half was lacking in quality but was ultimately won with Gonerby scoring two breakaway goals.

Teversal 5, Rolls Royce Leisure 1

Teversal maintained their 100% start for the season with a 5-1 victory over the only other 100% side in the division. Goals from Reece Beckett(2), Zach Henson (2) and George Cartwright sealed the win. Kai Boulty scored for Rolls to keep them on level terms at the end of the first half.

Under 15 Division 3

Kimberley MW Trojans 4, Bottesford 6

Bottesford retained their 100% record in the league with a very hard fought game against Kimberley. Bottesford took the lead through Matt Cox who then added his second, with Declan Naylor making it 3-0 with a looping shot. Cox grabbed his hat trick just before the half time whistle. Second half saw Aidan Smith score a cracking free kick from 25 yards, then some good football saw Jae Greet score a 20 yard strike to put Bottesford in control. But a great fight back from Kimberley saw them reduce the deficit when they scored three quick goals from three corners with Ben Whittingham grabbing two and Lucas Lewis getting the other. Kimberley were on top and grabbed another goal through Ben Whittingham but just ran out of time in a great game.

Shardlow Saints 0, Attenborough Colts 11

High-riding Attenborough Colts retained their 100% league record with victory at Shardlow Saints. Ben Maxwell scored four goals, Laurie Palmer got three and Sam Lankester scored twice. Alfie Gaynor and Harry Pownall co0mpleted the list of scorers.

Farndon Colts 5, Toton Tigers 2

Toton Tigers took an early lead at Farndon Colts but were unable to capitalise on a dominant opening ten minutes. Farndon quickly equalised and Toton Tigers struggled to get back into the game. Connor Jackson was a constant threat for Farndon Colts and proved difficult for the Tigers to control.  The second half saw Farndon Colts extend their lead despite the Toton Tigers keeper’s best efforts, Ethan Slack pulled of some great saves but could not prevent Farndon slotting home three second half goals.

Sandiacre Town 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 0

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow dropped their first points of the season as they were held to a goalless draw at Sandiacre Town.

Holy Spirit Celtic 4, Radcliffe Olympic 3

Holy Spirit Celtic edged to a 4-3 win over Radcliffe Olympic. Zac McWilliams completed his hat trick wit Tom Graham-Jones also on target.

Long Bennington 12, Hucknall Town Harriers 0

Hat tricks by Sam Wright and Oliver Barry paved the ay to a comprehensive 12-0 win for Long bonnington over Hucknall Town Harriers. Oliver Howgill waded in with a brace, Toby Craven, Josh Searson, louis Boyle and Sam Green scored one each.


Saturday 8th October 2016

Under 15 NYFL KO Cup Rd1

Kimberley MW Trojans 4, Gedling Southbank 2

Two goals from Ben Whittingham sent Trojans on their way but a battling display from Southbank meant that this game was in the balance until a wonder goal from Josh Asher sealed things. Nathan Robinson was Trojans’ other scorer with Jack Smith and an own goal keeping Gedling in the game.

Long Bennington 3, Rolls Royce Leisure 2

Long Bennington won by the odd goal of five in their match against Rolls Royce Leisure. Callum Thompson and Mitchell West scored for Rolls, a Sam Green brace and one by Sam Wright secured victory for the home team.

Shardlow Saints 0, Arnold Town Yellow 8

Arnold Town Yellow eased their way into the next round with an 8-0 victory at Shardlow Saints. Ellis Hatton scored twice, Jack Bannister, Athanasi Georgiou, James Kind, Aaron lamb, Daniel Hind and Tayln Mo scored one each.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 4, Lowdham Colts Black 0

Despite the difference in divisonal status (Wollaton & Bramcote from Div 2 and Lowdham from Div 3), the match was pretty well-balanced with lots of midfield action.  Each side had plenty of shots on goal but in the first half four of those from Wollaton & Bramcote found the back of Lowdham’s net.  That was how the score remained but it was not without some dogged battling by both sides.  For the second week in succession, Lowdham’s keeper made a series of brave and spectacular saves although in the second half, his somewhat over-enthusiastic protestations to the referee against a penalty awarded to the home side earned him a rare yellow card.  Who knows whether it was the now-energised figure on the goal line that resulted in the penalty kick – struck by the Wollaton keeper- being directed slightly too high and wide of the goal ?  In any event, the final ten minutes saw several attacking phases from the visitors and it seemed hard to envisage that with the right-hand half of the goal available, the shot from one of the Roberts twins could only rebound from the post and not go in !  Both teams played with lots of effort and in particular, Lowdham seemed galvanised throughout by their captain and Man of the Match, Joshua McCourt.  Overall, an entertaining game played in good spirits.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 3, Toton Tigers 0

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow scored three without reply against Toton Tigers to earn a safe passage into the next round. Toton Tigers faced a tough cup tie against Wollaton & Bramcote Yellows. In the warm up, our stand in keeper dislocated his finger, so Matt had to replace him in goal. Things started slowly and in the 8th minute Wollaton & Bramcote took the lead with a scruffy shot in the bottom left corner. They were all over us at this point. In the 21st minute a good run from Aaron ended up in a powerful cross across the face of the goal. So near! It only needed a touch and we would have been level. In the 29th minute a good left footed shot, again by Aaron, was parried away by the keeper. By the 39th minute, it was 2-0 with an exact replica of the first goal.The second half began with Wollaton & Bramcote hitting the right post. 48 minutes had passed when George Mc had a long range shot that went narrowly wide. In the 52nd minute the score had risen to 3-0 and our heads were down. We knew we had let ourselves down with the performance. However, we did go on to have a shot from a free kick that flew over the bar from Ollie in the 78th minute. The final whistle blew with us losing 3-0 and our journey in the cup was over for another year.

Farndon Colts 7, Holy Spirit Celtic 0

Farndon Colts marched into the second round with a 7-0 result against Holy Spirit Celtic. Max Lockwood completed his hat trick, Connor Jackson got a brace whilst Dylan Cross and Jake Brown got one each.

Hucknall Town Harriers 0, Ravenshead Reds 11

Ravenshead Reds enjoyed a comprehensive win over Hucknall Town Harriers. Jamie Vaughan was in clinical form, firing home five goals whilst Nathan Casel grabbed a brace. Dylan Mitchell, on his debut, Jack Shipman, Matthew Brown and Josh Lewis got one goal each.

Bottesford 6, Sandiacre Town 1

Bottesford progressed to the next round of the League Cup with a convincing win over Sandiacre. It took only two minutes for Bottesford to take the lead through Matt Cox. Sandiacre were the better team for the next 20 minutes but didn’t really create anything up front. A great little move led to Aidan Smith putting Bottesford 2-0 up and then a lovely strike from Josh Beeston made it 3-0 just before half time.The second half saw Bottesford step up another gear, and Matty Cox scored with a bullet header from a corner. Sandiacre pulled a goal back when James Turnbull converted a spot kick. But Bottesford secured their place in the next round with another two goals from Matty Cox.

FC Cavaliers 4, Selston FC 3

The first 20 minutes was a close encounter and against the run of play Selston opened the scoring.  FC Cavaliers pulled a goal back with a fine free kick from McIndoe. FC Cavaliers piled on the pressure and a penalty was conceded a slotted home by Manneh to make it 2-1 to the hoem team at half time. Second half Selston pulled a goal back to make it 2-2.  A second penalty scored by Maitland made it 3-2 to FC Cavaliers. Selston then pulled it back to 3-3 before Maitland scored the second goal to make the final score 4-3 to FC Cavaliers. Both teams showed battling spirit and for a period during the game Selston played with 10 men. Dylan Wragg bagged a brace for Selston whilst Jack Hornby got one.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 5, Attenborough Colts 4

Attenborough Colts were leading 3-1 at the half way stage at Edwalton Cavaliers White but eventually lost by the odd goal of nine as the hoke side battled back in the second half. Laurie Palmer, Alfie Gaynor, George Dickens and Brandon ground scored for Attenborough.

Hucknall Sports Red 3, Gonerby YFC 2

After trailing 2-1 at the halfway stage, Hucknall Sports Red rallied in the second half to go through to the next round with a 3-2 win over Gonerby. Callum Baker (2) and Ryan Morrell scored for Sports.

Teversal 6, Newark Town 0

Three goals in each half sent Newark Town out of the league cup at Teversal FC. George Cartwright completed his hat trick, Kyle Pottage- Coleman, Ellis King and Zach Henson got one each. Newark gave a good account fp themselves against more experienced opponents.

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 3, West Bridgford Trojans 2

In a tough close game, AFC Vernon Red went in ahead before half time.  The second half continued as the first, Trojans battling very hard.  Trojans were awarded a penalty drawing the score at 2-2.  Trojans legs were getting tired and Vernon got a third winning the match 3-2. Two Trojans goals scored by Josh Hall.

Beeston Park Rangers 2, Sherwood FC Yellow 3

Sherwood FC Yellow edged to a 3-2 win at Beeston Park Rangers. Muhammed Akbar Miah and Charlie Malone scored for Beeston.

Manor FC 1, Cotgrave Colts 2

A Ben Lumb brace secured maximum points for Cotgrave with a 2-1 win at Manor FC. Callum Sheppard scored for Manor.

Calverton MW 0, Dunkirk Colts 1

A second half James Rafferty goal secured the points for Dunkirk Colts with a 1-0 win at Calverton MW who were previously unbeaten.

Gotham Rangers 4, Basford Utd CFC 3

Gotham Rangers won a seven-goal thriller against Basford Utd CFC by the odd goal. Anthony Berridge, Oliver Adkin, Oliver Gee and Finn manners scored to give Rangers a 4-2 half time lead. Basford pulled a goal back after the break as they went in search of an equaliser without success. Jahiem Goodhall scored twice for Basford with Ace Sharpe getting one.


Saturday 1st October 2016

NFA U15 Challenge Cup Rd1

Rolls Royce Leisure 0, Manor FC 1

A first half Tom Simpson goal was sufficient for Manor FC to put Rolls Royce Leisure out of the competition.

Teversal 6, Newark Town 1

Newark Town went down 6-1 to Teversal in the Notts FA Challenge Cup today. The scoreline doesn’t give a true reflection of the game as up until midway through the second half it was a very pulsating cup tie. Teversal went ahead on three minutes with Danny Mountney-Town equalising in the 19th minute. On the half hour mark Teversal edged in front. The second half ebbed and flowed but halfway through the second half Teversal scored four goals in a ten minute spell to make it 6-1. George Cartwright scored four of Teversal’s goals with Regan Jones getting the other two.

Toton Tigers 4, Burton Joyce Blue 5 (aet)

Toton Tigers and Burton Joyce put on a nine-goal thriller in which the visitors edged to victory with an extra time goal. Ben Floyd completed his hat trick for Tigers with Callum Banks also on target.

West Bridgford Lions 0, Gotham Rangers 6

Gotham Rangers booked their place in the second round with a 6-0 result at West Bridgford Lions. Oliver Gee scored twice, Zach Holt, Keelan Jacobs, Matthew North and Anthony Berridge got one each.

Under 15 Division 1

Basford Utd CFC 3, Calverton MW 6

Calverton MW maintained their 100% record with a 6-3 win at Basford Utd. Charles Hines scored twice for Calverton whilst the other goals were shared by Robert Banks, Sam Burrows, Kieran Cummings and Jak Valinsky

Dunkirk Colts 4, Beeston Park Rangers 0

Dunkirk Colts scored four goals without reply against Beeston Park Rangers. Liam Thompson, Jack Bradley, James Rafferty and Ryan Duffy were the goal scorers as Dunkirk are joint top.

Sherwood FC Yellow 4, Southwell City Sharks 1

Sherwood Yellow share the top spot following their 4-1 defeat of Southwell City Sharks.

Under 15 Division 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1, Arnold Town Yellow 3

A game played in a good spirit in which a dominant first half performance from Arnold was rewarded with a fine goal from 20 yards by Jack Bannister. Wollaton came out with renewed purpose after half time and got a breakaway equaliser through a wonder strike from Owen Dyer. Arnold’s lead was restored almost immediately with a quality corner headed home by the skipper Athanasi Georgiou. The game was over as a contest minutes later when Arnold substitute Tayln Mo bundled home following another excellent corner kick. The man of the match for Arnold was Athanasi Georgiou  with a captains performance.

FC Cavaliers 5, Ravenshead Reds 1

FC Cavaliers continued with their good form and dominance. The first half was thrilling as the cross bar and the post was rattled before Dejorn Mcindoe opened the scoring. 2 further goals were added by Lamin Manneh and Amahni Maitland to end the first half 3-0 to FC Cavaliers. FC Cavaliers dominance continued and although Ravenshead pulled a goal back Dejorn McIndoe and Amahni Maitland both bagged a brace to make the final score 5-1 to Cavaliers and Maitland was made man of the match.

Gonerby 3, Hucknall Warriors Red 3

Hucknall Warriors Reds retained second place in the table despite dropping two points in a 3-3 draw at Gonerby. Ben Bramley, Michael Coates and Oliver Bridges scored for the home team. Warriors goal scorers were Lewis Radford, Connor Smith and Jack Bradley.

Under 15 Division 3

Long Bennington 6, Kimberley MW Trojans 2

A Sam Green hat trick set Long Bennington on the way to a 6-2 success against Kimberly MW Trojans. Sam, Wright, Bradley Johnson and Jamie Staunton were the other Gonerby scorers. Lucas Lewis and Ben Whittingham scored for Trojans

Shardlow Saints 1, Bottesford 14

Bottesford made the long journey to Shardlow looking to make it six wins from six games. For the first 15 minutes Shardlow made it difficult for Bottesford but Aidan Smith put Bottesford in the lead, which made Bottesford grow in confidence and goals from Matty Cox (7), Josh Beeston (2), Kieran Smith (2), Lewis Smith  and Sam Murray with Kais Mirza getting Shardlow’s goal in the first half

Farndon Colts 1, Attenborough Colts 3

Attenborough Colts maintained their push at the top of the division with a 3-1 win at Farndon Colts to make it four wins on the bounce. Brandon grounds, Alfie Gaynor and Corben Broadhurst scored for Attenborough with Max Lockwood getting  a late goal for Farndon.

Sandiacre Town 13, Hucknall Town Harriers 1

Sandiacre Town had a comfortable victory over Hucknall Town Harriers. Colby Reynolds completed his hat trick, Cameron Shepherd scored twice. Brooklyn Evans was on target for Harriers.

Gedling Southbank 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 5

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow continued their winning start to the season with their fourth straight win with a 5-0 success at Gedling Southbank.

Holy Spirit Celtic 2, Lowdham Colts Black 0

A dry noon kick-off saw two evenly-matched sides approach each other cautiously for the early stages of the game although for the first 15 minutes or so, Lowdham enjoyed much of the possession and in the attacking half.  Somewhat against the run of play, a corner from the defensive left-hand side saw the ball bounce in off Lowdham defender Justin Kelly, who was playing his first ever competitive football match. The remainder of the first half saw both sides battle in the midfield and launch sporadic attacks but no further goals came until 5 minutes into the second half.  A speculative cross from Holy Spirit’s left wing could have drifted past the Lowdham bye-line if unattended but it inadvertently bounced off a Lowdham player back into the penalty area.  In trying to rescue the unfortunate situation from a marauding Holy Spirit forward, the Lowdham player was a little too enthusiastic and both players fell in a heap.  A penalty was awarded and nicely placed by Holy Spirit’s Man of the Match.  If it were not for some outstanding saves made in both halves by Dylan Lee, the Lowdham keeper who was awarded their Man of the Match, the score line could have been extended further.  However, the final ten minutes saw a newly-energised  Lowdham side who delivered repeated phases of attack which probably deserved more than the final outcome and on another occasion, fortune would have smiled more kindly.


Saturday 24th September 2016

Under 15 Division 1                                       

AFC Vernon Red 1, Sherwood FC Yellow 0

AFC Vernon Red and Sherwood FC Yellow boasted 100% records so something had to give and it was Vernon who maintained their record with a 1-0 win. Lorenzo Moore got the all important goal.

Calverton MW 7, Gotham Rangers 1

Calverton MW made a fine start to their season with a 7-1 defeat of Gotham Rangers who had won their first three matches of the season. Jak Valinsky completed his hat trick, Charles Hines, Kieran Cummings, Sam Burrows and Isaac Burley got one each. Anthony Berridge replied for Rangers.

Dunkirk Colts 4, Cotgrave Colts 1

Two goals in each half gave Dunkirk Colts a 4-1 success against Cotgrave. James Rafferty scored twice, Jake Wright and Liam Thompson got one each. Tom Rawson netted for Cotgrave in the first half.

Nottingham FC 6, West Bridgford Trojans 5

West Bridgford Trojans were trailing 4-1 at the halfway stage at Nottingham FC but stage a remarkable fight back after the break. Trojans opened scoring with a goal from Chris Baron followed in a close first half until the final ten minutes when Nottingham FC scored four goals due to Trojans losing total concentration.Trojans came out fighting in the second half bringing the score back to 6-5 with goals from Toly Meersmann, Chris Baron, Pedro Salos and Josh Hall. Trojans were unable to find the equaliser in an exciting game.  A great battling performance, showed great team spirit with coaches very proud.

Under 15 Division 2                                                       

Arnold Town Yellow 1, Selston 1

After a good start by Selston in the first half where they missed several chances to take the lead, the deadlock was finally broken late in that half by a goal from James Wiltshire to put Selston 1-0 up at the break. During the second half Arnold came back into the game with several wasted chances going begging and it took Selston going down to ten men for the pressure to finally pay off. James Kind missed the chance to convert a penalty after good work from the excellent Athanasi Georgiou before debutant Matthew Bennett equalised with four minutes left.

Hucknall Wariors Red 0, FC Cavaliers 3

Hucknall Warriors unbeaten start to the season ended in disappointing style with a lacklustre defeat to FC Cavaliers. Despite an even opening half hour with both teams creating few clear cut chances, Warriors fell behind just before the break following a well worked goal by the visitors from a fine strike by Malcki Jones. Warriors were slow to start the second half and two quick goals saw Cavaliers with a three goal cushion, a brilliant headed goal by Amanhi Maitland and a third from Lamin Manneh.. This seemed to spur Warriors into action but despite several good chances they were unable to pull a goal back despite late pressure as Kaide Henry in Cavaliers goal ensured a clean sheet as they got their first win.

Ravenshead Reds 1, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green won by the odd goal of three at Ravenshead Reds. Joshua Lewis scored for the home team

Edwalton Cavaliers White 4, Newark Town 2

Newark Town’s unbeaten run ended at the hands of Edwalton Cavaliers 4-2 in a game totally of two halves. Edwalton went in at the break three goals to the good. Despite the HT score the match was fairly evenly balanced in terms of play, possession and chances but with Edwalton raking their chances it looked a lot more comfortable. After conceding far too many early goals in the first two games Edwalton stopped the rot and started on the front foot with the first goal inside 10 mins after a good break and low cross from Jacob Love – starting for the first time – into Max Wilkinson to finish. The second came from an excellent corner from Ben Danzey expertly headed into the net by Sam Hicks who had come up from central defence for the corner. This was followed a few minutes later by the third and second for Max Wilkinson running onto a great pass from Harry Thompson that he took in his stride and finished superbly.Town came out after discussion at half time all fired up with Sam Graves scoring a great goal from 30 yards out and the Arkadiusz (Arek) fired home from the edge of the box. Edwalton were not totally on the back foot especially when Alex Irvine picked up the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and set off slaloming through the Newark midfield, riding the challenges and getting a cross cum shot into the Newark goal that nearly ended up in the back of the net when Ben Danzey followed it up only for a Newark player to block it on the line! With Newark chasing the equaliser Edwalton were able to play on the counter attack and late on in the match Harry Thompson released the ever willing running of Jamie Thompson down the right wing. After getting past one of the defenders he picked out Max Wilkinson who steadied himself before shooting into the net for his well-deserved hat trick. There were only a few minutes left at this stage and whilst Newark tried to get themselves back into the game again Edwalton held out for a much need win and three points.

West Bridgford Lions 5, Hucknall Sports Red 8

West Bridgford Lions and Hucknall Sports Red produced a high-scoring game in which Sports ran out 8-5 winners. Callum Baker and Matthew Brown completed their hat tricks for Sports who held a comfortable 6-2 half time lead. Lions battled back after the break as Alex Winiarksi scored twice with Edward Pizzey, Leo McGrath and Harry Keown also on the scoresheet. Kai Stewardson and Cameron Vickers were the other Sports’ scorers.

Gonerby 1, Teversal 6

Teversal went two points clear at the top of the table courtesy of a 6-1 win at Gonerby. Three goals in each half set up victory, Zach Henson and Reegan Jones bagged a brace apiece whilst Ellis King and Kyle Pottage-Coleman got one each. Ben Bramley replied for Gonerby.                            

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 8, Gedling Southbank 1

Four goals in each half set Attenborough Colts up for an 8-1 win over Gedling Southbank. Jake West scored twice for Attenborough with the other goals shared by Brandon Ground, George Dickens, Tom Rigby, Alfie Gaynor, Sam Lankester and Laurie Palmer. Ben Naylor netted for Gedling.

Kimberley MW Trojans 4, Shardlow Saints 1

Shardlow Saints were unlucky to go behind after missing a gilt edged chance in the first half. Kimberley MW Trojans then missed a hatful of chances before making it 2-0. Saints then capitalised on some sloppy work to pull a goal back and give Trojans some tricky moments. Eventually Trojans added two more with Ben Whittingham completing his hat trick with Bradley Paxton the other scorer. Louis Thompson scored for Saints.

Long Bennington 5, Holy Spirit Celtic 2

After an even first half in which the teams scored a goal each, Long Bennington went on to win 5-2 against Holy Spirit Celtic. Sam Green scored twice for the home side with Owen Rowley, Bradley Johnson and Toby Craven also on target. Celtic’s goalscorers were Thomas Graham-Jones and Jack Waters.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 4, Radcliffe Olympic 2

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow made it three straight league wins with a 4-2 result against Radcliffe Olympic. Archie Remnant and Max Sobo scored for Radcliffe.

Hucknall Town Harriers 1, Farndon Colts 7

On a surprisingly warm morning, Hucknall Town Harriers hosted Farndon Colts in the first ever meeting between the two teams. A scrappy start saw both teams taking time to settle. Farndon took advantage of a mix up in the Hucknall defence when Tom Shephard pounced and scored on 8 minutes. Max Lockwood made it 2-0 to the visitors on 22 minutes but Farndon were still struggling to assert themselves and Hucknall were back in the game two minutes later with a goal from Jack Unwin after Farndon failed to clear. James Wilson had been a constant threat on the right wing for Farndon but had been repeatedly thwarted by the Hucknall ‘keeper who made several superb saves. Wilson was determined, though, and put Farndon 3-1 up right on the stroke of half time. Hucknall started the second half playing higher up the field, hoping to spring the offside trap. It worked, too, with Farndon falling foul of it numerous times. However, the speed of Max Lockwood coupled with the wing play on either side was causing problems. Tom Shephard grabbed his second goal, cutting in from the left wing to make it 4-1. Fifteen minutes into the second half, both Lockwood and Wilson had been withdrawn through injury. Lockwood’s replacement, Connor Jackson, took just three minutes to bag a goal and the Hucknall defence couldn’t cope with the pace of both Jackson and Dylan Cross.Shephard fired in his hat trick on 68 minutes. Hucknall had a couple of excellent chances but failed to capitalise and the game started to peter out until virtually the final kick of the game when hard-working defensive midfielder, James Loach, popped up with a rocket of a shot from near the half way line to hit Farndon’s seventh goal

Bottesford 5, Sandiacre Town 3                                                

Bottesford condemned Sandiacre to their first defeat of the season with a very hard fought victory. Sandiacre took the lead with a great curling effort from Colby Reynolds, but the lead didn’t last very long. Another great strike from Bottesford’s Kieran Smith made the scores level. Sandiacre regained the lead when poor marking by Bottesford allowed Marcus Verney to pick his spot. Just before half time Bottesford were awarded a penalty after a great run from Aidan Smith ended up with him being brought down in the box, Matty Cox coolly slotted it home. Second half saw Bottesford come out much more positive, and took the lead through Lewis Smith.  Josh Beeston made it 4-2 scoring direct from his corner, then some great football from Bottesford put Declan Naylor down the wing who squared the ball for Matty Cox to grab his second. Sandiacre pulled a goal back through a James Turnbull spot kick but it was Bottesford who took all three points.


Saturday 17th September 2016

Under 15 Division 1                                       

West Bridgford Trojans 1, Cotgrave Colts  3

A scrappy first half by both teams ended in the teams going in for the break level at 1-1. Cotgrave found the net twice in the second period of play to secure all three points.  Trojans goal by Chris Baron was a header from a set piece corner whilst Cotgrave’s scorers were Ben Lumb, with a brace, and Harry Thenam.                                            

Gotham Rangers 2, Beeston Park Rangers  0

Gotham Rangers marched on with their win in as many game to maintain their 100% record. A goal either side of half time gave them a 2-0 victory over Beeston Park Rangers, Zachary Holt and Matthew North being the scorers.

Basford Utd CFC 5, Southwell City Sharks 6

Southwell City Sharks recorded their first league win of the campaign with  6-5 result at Basford United

Dunkirk Colts 1, AFC Vernon Red  2

AFC Vernon Red were 2-1 winners at Dunkirk Colts.

Sherwood FC Yellow 8, Manor FC 0

A depleted Manor FC dug out a stubborn first half, frustrating Sherwood FC and forcing Sherwood goalkeeper Mason Riley into two world class saves. A substitution changed the game with Harry Carter coming on after a recent injury to fire in two quick goals. The second half started to see Sherwood play their passing game and after a couple more chances for Manor FC quick fire goals from Scott Fretwell (2), Oscar Phister (2), Marcus Clifford and Jay Davies put Sherwood FC firmly in control and make it three wins in three matches.

Under 15 Division 2                                                       

Newark Town 1, Arnold Town Yellow 0

A tight game was settled in the first half by a goal from Newark Town’s man of the match Jaden Fell. A competitive game was dominated by the excellence of both defences with chances at a premium, and several injuries to Arnold players disrupted the rhythm of the game early on before Newark took the lead after a rare mistake at the back from Arnold. A spectacular effort from Arnold’s Aaron Lamb aside, Arnold rarely threatened to get back on level terms and Newark held on to the points.

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1, Hucknall Warriors Red 3

Hucknall Warriors started the game stronger having several good chances to open the scoring, the best of which saw Jack Bradley shooting just wide from a George Blatherwick cross. As the half progressed Wollaton and Bramcote began to get a foothold in the game and were unlucky not to get on the score sheet with a searing shot from outside the area that rattled off the crossbar and away to safety. Bradley had a goal disallowed for Warriors for offside before the visitors gifted Wollaton and Bramcote a goal from a back pass. Despite further Warriors pressure they were unable to level before half time.

Warriors were level with five minutes of the second half the home goal keeper unable to hold onto to Connor Smiths free kick and Lewis Radford was there to force the ball over the line. Warriors went further in front midway through the half, Connor Smith with another stinging shot that took a slight deflection before landing in the corner of the net. Wollaton and Bramcote never gave up and had several chances to level before Warriors nerves were settled, Radford’s header finding Bradley who finished clinically for number three.

Selston FC 3, Ravenshead Reds 1

Selston secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 result against Ravenshead Reds. Jack Cawthorne grabbed a brace with James Wiltshire also on target. Josh Lewis replied for Ravenshead.

FC Cavaliers 2, Gonerby YFC 2

FC Cavaliers got their first point on the board with a 2-2 draw against high-riding Gonerby. Lamin Manneh and Dejorn McIndoe scored for Cavaliers. The first half was dominated by FC Cavaliers and their persistence paid off with a goal from McIndoe. Gonerby levelled the match in the second half but within minutes FC Cavaliers were back in front with a spectacular strike from Manneh only for Gonerby to pull a goal back and level the score at 2-2. FC Cavaliers had several chances to win the match but unfortunately they could not find the target. This was a tight encounter between both sides played with passion and spirit.

Rolls Royce Leisure 5, Edwalton Cavaliers White  1

Rolls Royce got off to a very fast start with Edwalton shipping in three goals in the first six minutes which meant it was a battle for the away team to get into the game. Edwalton made a game of it for the rest of the half with the only other goal coming after Harry Thompson was clearly held back from clearing the ball on the edge of the area by a Rolls Royce player but no foul was given and they went on to score their fourth goal to make it 4-0 at half time. Edwalton changed their shape in the second half but had no substitutes available to change personnel. The match was a much more evenly balanced and Edwalton scored after a good team build-up lead to a shot from outside of the area that was saved by the Rolls keeper only for Max Wilksinon to be around to sneak the ball inside the post for an Edwalton goal inside the first few minutes of the second half. Five minutes later Rolls Royce hit a long ball up the pitch that wasn’t dealt with and restored their four-goal advantage. There were no more goals but quite a few chances for both sides with the best one falling to Joe Munn of Edwalton whose well taken shot low to the bottom corner was expertly turned around the post for a corner by the Rolls goalie

Whilst it wasn’t a brilliant performance by Edwalton there were some sterling performances with the pick being Sam Inchley in goal and the two Thompsons (not related) – Harry & Jamie                                               

Teversal 4, West Bridgford Lions 3                                                                            

Teversal won by the odd goal of seven against West Bridgford Lions to maintain their 100% record. Taren Ghadiali scored twice for Lions with Harry Keown getting one, but it was goals from Zach Henson (2), Reegan jones and James Hilliard that secured the points for Teversal.

Under 15 Division 3

Radcliffe Olympic 2, Attenborough Colts  4

Attenborough Colts made it two wins in their opening two matches with a 4-2 success at Radcliffe Olympic. The first half went to Attenborough with a 2-1 scoreline and the second half was the same, george Dickens, Ben Maxwell, Tom Rigby and Alfie Gaynor sharing the goals for Attenborough.

Shardlow Saints 1, Long Bennington  5

Long Bennington came away from Shardlow Saints with all three points with a 5-1 result. Ben Marchewka scored for Saints but goals from Toby Craven (2), Owen Rowley, Jamie Staunton and Bradley Johnson enabled the visitors to record their second win of the season.

Farndon Colts 1, Bottesford  2

On a wet morning, Farndon were hoping to put right the consequence of their poor performance against the same opposition 11 days earlier, when Bottesford ran out 8-0 winners. Defensively, Farndon held firm for the first 20 minutes before a lapse in concentration let Bottesford in and they took their chance superbly through Aidan Smith. Farndon created their own chances but just didn’t have the killer instinct in front of goal and were denied by Harry Veitch in the Bottesford goal. Farndon came out a more organised team in the second half and it took 10 minutes for Max Lockwood to hit an equaliser. This will have been the closest game that Bottesford have been involved in so far this season and both sides had chances as the battle for midfield went back and forth. Bottesford broke the deadlock on 66 minutes when Matty Cox met Josh Beestons corner with his head to regain the lead and Farndon couldn’t break through their defence after that. The game finished with a 2-1 win for the visitors but both teams deserve credit for playing a passionate, high tempo and evenly matched game.                                                              

Hucknall Town Harriers 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 5

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow scored five goals without reply at Hucknall Town Harriers. Luke Davies was clinical in front of goal, finishing with three goals, Ben Hawksworth and Evan Hughes scored one each.

Sandiacre Town 2, Kimberley MW Trojans 1

Sandiacre Town won a closely fought game against Kimberley MW Trojans thanks to a thumping second half headed goal by James Turnbull. Lucas Lewis, (Trojans) and Turnbull had kept the teams level at 1-1 in the first half.

Holy Spirit Celtic 0, Toton Tigers 1                           

This was a scrappy game on a relatively small 11 aside pitch.  Holy Spirit Celtic started the game well and didn’t let Toton Tigers settle on the ball.  A very competitive game saw the main battle in the midfield with both teams trying to play through the middle.  The first half passed with very few clear chances on goal but Toton Tigers would have felt disappointed not to go into the break leading after a very close offside decision went against them and that Jospeh Relton scored being disallowed. The second half saw Toton Tigers take greater control over the match, winning the battle in the midfield and bringing the wide players into the game more.  A corner whipped in by Joseph Relton was met by Billy Brookes who slotted the ball home.  Toton Tigers were on top for the majority of the half but Holy Spirit Celtic looked dangerous on the break.  Of particular note were 2 very brave saves from the Holy Spirit Celtic diving at the feet of oncoming players to stop certain goals and late the Toton Tigers keeper , Ethan Slack, made an instinctive reaction sheet to ensure the Tigers saw the game out with a clean sheet.


Saturday 10th September 2016

Under 15 Division 1

AFC Vernon Red 7, Basford Utd CFC 1

AFC Vernon Red opened their season with a convincing 7-1 win over Basford Utd. Vernon stormed to a 4-0 half time lead and added further goals after the break.

Cotgrave 5, Burton Joyce Blue 1

In extremely wet conditions Burton Joyce started very slowly but held their own against a strong Cotgrave side.

An incisive pass cut through the Burton Joyce defence and Cotgrave scored their first. The second followed shortly afterwards to give Cotgrave a 2-0 half time advantage. Burton Joyce were stronger in the second half and had most of the play but Cotgrave took their chances when presented to finish 5-0 winners.

Manor 0, Dunkirk Colts 4

Two goals in each half gave Dunkirk Colts a 4-0 win at Manor FC. Jack Bramley, Kai kemp Smith, Liam Thompson and Jake Wright were the Dunkirk goalscorers.

Southwell City Sharks 4, Gotham Rangers 6

Gotham Rangers won a ten-goal thriller with a 6-4 scoreline at Southwell City Sharks. George Cauldwell scored twice for Sharks along with Toby Stanley and Samuel Greener who got a goal apiece. Rangers’ scorers were Finn Manners (2), Keelan Jacobs, Oliver Gee, Zachary holt and Anthony Berridge.

Under 15 Division 2

Arnold Town Yellow 2, Rolls Royce Leisure 3

Some good football was on show from both sides during a tight first half which Arnold dominated. Second half saw Rolls Royce concede before rallying to score two good goals on the break. Jack Ball deserved man of match for a solid performance at centre half and special mention to both the skipper Athanasi Georgiou who continued a rich vein of scoring , and James Kind who was again tireless in midfield. Ellis Hatton was the other Arnold goalscorer with Kai Boultby (2) and Harrison Stubbs getting Rolls’ goals.

Hucknall Warriors Red 5, Selston 3

Selston had the best of the early possession and were rewarded on fifteen minutes when the ball broke to their player, his shot beating Warriors goal keeper David Hurry despite getting his hand to the ball. Warriors had man of the match Connor Smith to thank for some outstanding defending in the first half as Selston pressed forward in numbers. as the half progressed warriors began to impose themselves more on the game and were rewarded when George Blatherwicks pass found Curtis Rigley who slotted the ball across the goal and into the net .Warriors were  2-1 up before the break, Lewis Radfords stinging free kick too hot to handle for the Selston goalkeeper. HT 2-1. Within five minutes of the second half Selston were level, Failure to clear the ball in the Warriors defence costing them dear. Warriors were soon back in front Rigley scoring his second of the game from the edge of the area and high into the roof of the net. Warriors fourth came as Rigleys shot came off the post and Nathan Whitehouse was there for the follow up. Selston pulled a goal back from an excellent strike and had a shot cleared off the line before Warriors added their  decisive fifth goal,  Connor Smith with an excellent pass though to Bradley who ran on with the ball before shooting past the Selston goal keeper. FT 5-3

Ravenshead Reds 2, Newark Town 3

This was Newark Town’s first win of the season away to Ravenshead Reds on a very wet morning.  Tom Welch put Newark in front on 5 minutes after a good run by Sam Graves. Ravenshead equalised through Josh Lewis on 15 minutes, before Jak Winter restored Newark Towns advantage on the half hour mark 1-2 halftime. Fast and furious action continued in the second half and 5 minutes in Sam Graves rounded the keeper to make it 1-3. Jamie Vaughan hit a 25 yarder to get one back for Ravenshead but gritty determination and spirit from Town kept the score line 2-3.

Edwalton Cavaliers White 3, Hucknall Sports Red 5

After a very one sided first half in which Hucknall Sports Red built a 4-0 lead Edwalton came back into the game as Joe Munn completed his hat trick. Edwalton made a reasonable game of it in the second half and were unlucky not to get a fourth goal after an excellent reaction save from the Hucknall keeper.  Sports added a fifth to make the final score 5-3. Callum baker grabbed a brace, ben Butcher and Kai Stewardson were also on target.

FC Cavaliers 0, Teversal 1

A first half Connor Ward goal was sufficient to secure all three points for Teversal with a 1-0 win at FC Cavaliers. The first half was evenly balanced, however in the second half FC Cavaliers retained most of the possession. This was a tight encounter between both teams and the outcome may have been different if it wasn’t for the outstanding Teversal goalkeeper. Man of the match for FC Cavaliers was Mohammed John.

Gonerby 1, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green 1

Gonerby shared the spoils with Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Green in a 1-1 draw. Gonerby are top of the table having taken 7 points from their first three games of the season.

Under 15 Division 3

Attenborough Colts 13, Lowdham Colts Black 0

For the first ten minutes or so, the sides were pretty evenly matched with Attenborough poaching an unlikely early goal due to a defensive mix-up by Lowdham.  For the rest of the game, however, Attenborough managed to exert much greater control of a slippery ball on an increasingly greasy surface and exercised some classic triangles on both wings which routinely took them towards the Lowdham box.  The visitors battled valiantly but faced increasing pressure, particularly in the second half and fell victim to a cascade of goals from a series of hungry attacks.  A nice sporting touch was displayed by the home keeper (Will Edinborough) who encouraged his opposite number (Dylan Lee) to “Keep Going !”, despite the score having reached double figures. Brandon Ground, Sam Lankester and Harry Vardy scored three goals each, Harry Pownall got  abrace whilstGeorge Dickens and Laurie Palmer got one each.

Kimberley MW Trojans 1, Farndon Colts 4

Kimberley Trojans fell behind to an early Tom Shephard goal and were then outplayed by Farndon Colts who were 2-0 up at half time as Max Lockwood added a second. A more competitive second half saw Farndon add two more through Harry Mawby and James Loach before Trojans finally troubled the Farndon net with a Benedict Whittingham goal.

Long Bennington 2, Sandiacre Town 3

Sam Wright scored brace for Long Bennington but it wasn’t enough to stop Sandiacre Town taking all three points in a 3-2 win. Jed Davies, Cameron Shepherd and Dolby Reynolds scored for Sandiacre.

Hucknall Town Harriers 4, Radcliffe Olympic 7

Archie Remnant scored five times as Radcliffe Olympic won a high scoring match at Huknall Town Harriers with a 7-4 scoreline. Joshua Keen scored the other goals for Radcliffe. Harriers’ goalscorers were Darnell Beeston (2), Joshua Tomlinson and Lewis Simpson.

Bottesford 15, Gedling Southbank 0

Bottesford remain top of the table with a convincing win over Gedling Southbank. Matty Cox scored 7, Aidan Smith 2, Lewis Smith 2, Joe Myers 2, Kieran Smith 1, and Jae Greet got 1 each, with Aidan Smith getting Man Of The Match for Bottesford and Ben Naylor for Gedling’

Toton Tigers Orange 8, Shardlow Saints 0

The first game of the season saw the Toton Tigers players put into practice much of the work done in pre-season to work on team shape.  An early goal settled the nerves with lots of crisp passing by Toton Tigers.  Shardlow Saints worked hard but couldn’t put enough pressure on the Toton defence to break through.  Toton Tigers were 5-0 up by half time.  The half time talk challenged the Tigers to keep a clean sheet in the second half and to continue to pass the ball well and work the ball down the wings a little more.  Three more goals followed with the Toton Tigers keeper only being tested twice in the second half.  A great start to the season for Toton Tigers and two outstanding performances from Callum Banks and Reece Caine. The goalscorers were George MacPherson Davies (3), Aaron Johnstone 2, Ben Floyd (2) and Joseph Relton.


Saturday 3rd September 2016

Under 15 Division 1       

Burton Joyce Blue 4, West Bridgford Trojans 1

Burton Joyce Blue got off to a winning start with a 4-1 result against West Bridgford Trojans. Jack Mountain scored twice with Jack Shreeves and Archie Reilly getting one each. Pedro Falciano replied for Trojans.

Basford Utd CFC 4, Manor 2       

Two goals in each half paved the way for a 4-2 win for Basford Utd over Manor FC. Ace Sharpe netted twice whilst Jahiem Goodall and Dante Lee opened their accounts for Basford.

Dunkirk Colts 5, Nottingham FC   0

Dunkirk Colts scored five goals without reply against Nottingham FC. Jake Wright bagged a brace, Ryan Duffy, James Rafferty and Aidan Smith got one goal each.

Sherwood FC Yellow 8, Cotgrave 4         

In a highly enjoyable and entertaining match CotgraveFC took the lead against the run of play after 10 minutes through Mattie Harper. In heavy rain both teams played some good football and it was Jay Davies who brought Sherwood FC level sliding the ball past the goalkeeper into the bottom left hand corner. Two quick goals from Harry Carter and Godwill Achina then put Sherwood In control at the break. Although Sherwood scored a quick goal straight after the break it was Cotgrave FC who started to storm forward and get right back into the contest with three quick goals without reply. Some slick counter attacking moves from Sherwood managed to extend their lead further until the referee blew the final whistle. Ben Lumb, Tom Rawson and Tom Jarvis were the other Cotgrave scorers.                                   

Under 15 Division 2       

Newark Town 2, Hucknall Warriors 2

In an entertaining opening game of the season Newark Town and Hucknall Warriors Red shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Hucknall led 1-0 at half-time after a mix up in the Newark defence, with a pass back that wasn’t quite strong enough, allowing Lewis Radford to score with the game less than ten minutes old. Warriors had further chances to increase their lead but good defending by Newark combined with spurned chances meant they went into the break only 1-0 in front. In the second half Daniel Kalu neatly slotted home after a good run through the opposition to make it 1-1. A 25 yard strike by Connor Smith put Warriors back in front 2-1. Within minutes Danny Mountney-Town latched on to a cross after some great work from man of the match, Samuel Graves, to level the game up at 2-2. Newark continued to press but narrowly missing out on the winning goal. Man of the match for Warriors was Leeroy Masamba and for Newark Sam Graves.             

Selston FC 0, Gonerby 3

A Ben Bramley hat trick secured maximum points for Gonerby with a 3-0 result at Selston.            

Rolls Royce Leisure 9, Ravenshead Reds 3           

Rolls Royce Leisure and Ravenshead Reds scored seven goals between them in the first half, Rolls edging it with a 4-3 lead. After the break Rolls added five more to run out comfortable winners. Mitchell West and Kai Boultby scored two goals each, Owen Hall, Josh Hobbs, Joe Sadler and Dylan Eley-Kemp got one each. Jamie Vaughan scored all three Ravenshead goals.

Hucknall Sports Red 1, Arnold Town Yellow 3

This was an excellent game played in good spirit by both sides, edged by Arnold who won 3-1. A lively first half in which the deadlock was broken, after both sides had spurned chances, by a well taken goal from Ellis Hatton after good work on the left from Tyler Cook and Tayln Mo. The second half saw Hucknall press for the equaliser and the pressure told as Arnold conceded to a good individual goal from Matthew Brown.

Arnold regained the lead with an excellent corner from the tireless James Kind which was met by skipper Athanasi Georgiou with a well-placed headed finish. With minutes to go and Hucknall again piling on the pressure Arnold sealed the victory with a deft finish over the keeper by Athanasi Georgiou. Aaron Lamb was a deserved man of the man of the match with a powerhouse performance in midfield.                                                  

Under 15 Division 3       

Radcliffe Olympic 2, Bottesford  10

Bottesford got their league campaign off to a flyer, with a convincing win over Radcliffe Olympic, who to be fair only had a bare 11. Bottesford took the lead when Lewis Smith coolly slotted past the keeper. Then with some great passing and moving Aidan Smith scored from a tight angle to put the visitors 2-0 up. Both Lewis and Aidan added to their tally and just before half time Matty Cox added the 5th. The second half saw Matty Cox grab two quick goals for his hat trick, but Radcliffe started to battle back and grabbed a goal with a fine curling shot from Lewis Seyfert and quickly grabbed a second through Joshua Keen to get themselves back in the game. Bottesford pushed for more goals and Kieron Smith got his name on the scoresheet with 2 goals before Joe Myers unleashed a super strike from 25 yards straight into the roof of the net.

 Farndon Colts 1, Long Bennington 0       

In a very entertaining game played in tremendous spirit, it took an individual piece of skill from Farndon forward, Max Lockwood, to settle this tie in the first competitive game between the two teams for two seasons.  The two teams were evenly matched as they eased into the new season until Lockwood timed his run to perfection, broke through the defence and coolly slotted home after a one on one with Charlie Doig in the Long Bennington goal.  Both teams had further chances and Long Bennington were unfortunate when they hit the post after a series of passes that left the Farndon defence at sixes and sevens.

 Lowdham Colts Black 1, Hucknall Town Harriers 2            

A really enthralling game to open the season by two, well-matched sides who warmed up in dry weather yet the kick-off brought the first daytime rain in several weeks which lasted for the duration of the match. Lowdham fell victim to a well-worked goal within the first minute when Hucknall exploited a defence covering only the left and centre of goal.  A fierce cross from attacking right to left found an unmarked Joshua Tomlinson who blasted it past an airborne Dylan Lee, the Lowdham keeper. The goal stirred Lowdham who then dominated both halves but suffered a late first-half goal following a parry by Dylan Lee who spilled a greasy ball onto an oncoming Hucknall attacker.  The second half saw even more energy and continued pressure from Lowdham which was rewarded with a well-worked goal slotted home by Matty Edinborough.  With the keeper beaten, this Edinborough also hit each of the Hucknall goalposts in prolonged periods of Lowdham pressure which persisted until the final whistle.   Despite the massive difference in possession, it remained Hucknall’s day.

Holy Spirit Celtic 0, Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow 4               

Wollaton Hall & Bramcote Yellow scored four first half goals to secure all three points in a 4-0 win at Holy Spirit Celtic.