Sunday 14th May 2017

Sunday 14th May 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Beeston FC 1, Dunkirk Colts 1

It was league champions versus runners-up as Beeston FC entertained Dunkirk Colts. With the honours settled it pride to be played for with the teams scoring one goal apiece to share the points, the first time Beeston haven’t taken all three points from their league matches this season.

Under 16 Division 2

Toton Tigers Black 3, Market Warsop Strikers 2

Toton Tigers Black beat Market Warsop Strikers by the odd goal of five, Owen Plastow and Nathan Harrison scored for strikers. George Bishop, James Brett and Josh Slack scored for Toton.

 


Sunday 7th May 2017

Notts FA U16 Youth Cup Final

Hucknall Sports Red 0, Beeston FC 7

Having won the league and the league KO Cup, Beeston Fc were looking to complete the treble by winning the Notts FA Youth Cup when up against Hucknall Sports Red. The game started brightly with both teams passing the ball well and Hucknall having their fair share of play. However, Beeston were first to make the breakthrough and added a second before the interval. After the break Beeston took control of the game to add five more goals against a willing and hard-working Sports side. The goals were shared by Morgan Furnell, Ryan Mills, Jack O’Leary, Luke Ward, Aboo Younis, Kian Mills and Kamani Wilson.

Under 16 Division 2

Keyworth Utd Black 6, Wilford Lions 1

This was a fine match that was played in the best of spirits. Both sides stove for the first goal and Max Thornhill gave Keyworth the lead and a second goal from Max Matravers ensured Keyworth held a 2-0 lead in this must win game at half time. Keyworth increased the pressure in the second half and some fantastic saves from the Wilford goalie kept the score down. Callum Wolloch grabbed two goals for Keyworth before Max Wilks scored a fine solo goal that was the least Wilford deserved. Max Matravers then scored with a great shot from outside the area before Patrick Cawthorne finished off the scoring with a penalty to earn him his first ever goal for Keyworth. Wilford never gave in and put in a performance they can all be very proud of.

Barrowby Phoenix 3, Market Warsop Strikers 2

Barrowby Phoenix took a 2-0 first half lead against Market Warsop Strikers. The visitors responded well in the second half and goal by Taylor Bagshaw and Tommy Jacques almost brought them some reward, Barrowby keeping all three points thanks to a Marcel Ludew double strike and one from George Dudley.

 


Sunday 30th April 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 2, Borrowash Victoria 2

Bilborough Town held Borrowash Victoria to a 2-2 draw thanks to goals from Aaron Dawson and James Scott Parkin.

Under 16 Division 2

Barrowby Phoenix 0, Eastwood CFC 4

Eastwood Community were 4-0 winners at Barrowby Phoenix. Ciaran Blavins, Henry Burton, Jamie Marks and Robert Taylor shared the goals.

NG United 5, Market Warsop Strikers 4

Warsop started the game really well, moving the ball at a high tempo. Lewis Turner gave Warsop the lead with a good finish from 10 yards. NG equalised before Tyler Hind’s shot from 35 yards nestled in the bottom corner. Taylor Bagshaw managed to lob the keeper from outside the box. A free kick was turned in at the back post by Owen Plastow to make it 1-4 at half time. The phrase a game of two halves was an understatement. NG came out firing on all cylinders and made it 3-4 in no time. Then Warsop were reduced to 10 men after a handball, a penalty was given which the Warsop keeper saved. With 4 minutes to play it was 4-4 and NG got the winner in stoppage time. NG’s scorers were Barrington Thomas Wellington (2), Jamani Gardener and Kieran O’Brian.

Under 16 Division 3

Sherwood FC White 6, Bulwell Athletic 2

James Simpson completed his hat trick as Sherwood FC White beat Bulwell Athletic 6-2. He was joined on the scoresheet by Christian Turner with a brace and Himat K-Singh. Tyrell Charlton and Otis Lynch scored or the visitors.

West Hallam Wanderers 4, Welbeck Lions 1

Although the season was over West Hallam Wanderers still wanted to prove a point by doing the double over the league champions Welbeck. As in the previous away encounter it was West Hallam that played all the football and took a deserved 2 –0 lead at half time which could easily have been doubled. A sensational individual goal from Alfie Smith in the second half and a deserved goal for captain Luke Hill capped of a positive result to end a good season. Well done West Hallam. Josh Jackson replied for Lions.

Selston FC 6, Blidworth Welfare 0

Selston hit Blidworth Welfare for six without any reply.

 


Wednesday 26th April 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Lowdham Colts Red 2, Barrowby Phoenix  9

It was a cold, showery evening for LC’s last game of the season.Both teams were revved up for a good match and it got off to a fast start, within 10 minutes the score line was 1-3 with the best of the goals coming from LC’s number 19 who lobbed the keeper from the centre circle but it wasn’t enough to keep BP at bay and the half time score was the visitors 6, home team 1. The second half was just as fast with play going end to end but the home team just couldn’t find the net, they did get a second goal but BP were a strong side and added another three goals top their tally.

Final score 2-9 and a lot of cold, wet supporters!!

Under 16 Division 3,

Welbeck Lions 5, Selston FC 1

League Champions Welbeck Lions completed their season with a 5-1 defeat of Selston FC, Connor Bower scoring all five goals.

 


Sunday 23rd April 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Borrowash Victoria 2, AFC Mansfield 2

Borrowash Victoria and AFC Mansfield shared the points in a 2-2 draw to finish 3rd and 4th respectively. Charlie Fletcher and Brendan Whites scored for AFC Mansfield.

Dunkirk Colts 3, Carlton Town Blue 2

Carlton Town Blue took a first half lead at Dunkirk Colts but the home team scored three second half goals through Brandon Mannix (2) and Amit Gosal to win 3-2. Michael Bolton and Alex Green were Carlton’s scorers.

Under 16 Division 2

NG United 4, Barrowby Phoenix 2

All the goals were scored in the second half as NG United beat Barrowby Phoenix 4-2.Ethan Onyett scored twice for NG with Oba Julius and Kieran O’Brian getting one each. Barrowby’s scorers were Lachlan Botham and Oliver Brewill.

Toton Tigers Black 0, Keyworth Utd Black 3

Toton dug deep to keep Keyworth at bay and the score 0-0 at half time. Keyworth continued to press without succcess and Toton started to grow in confidence. Toton saw a fine effort come back off the bar and Keyworth took full advantage by going straight down the other end and taking the lead with Harry Egglestone finishing off a fine cross from Ben Newman. Keyworth immediately doubled their lead through Callum Wolloch and only a great penalty save from the Toton keeper kept the score at 2-0. The Toton keeper made a string of fine saves but Harry Drew sealed the victory for Keyworth by finishing off a fine passing move.

Wilford Lions 1, Eastwood CFC 4

A top of the table clash between two good teams played on a beautiful spring morning. Wilford led 1-0 at half time with a goal through Cameron Scotece. After the interval Eastwood started the better and managed to score four goals in the second half, David Mighten was outstanding once again in the Wilford net and was again named man of the match after pulling off a string of wonderful saves as well as saving a penalty. Eastwood scorers were Jamie Marks (2), Robert Taylor and Henry Burton.

Under 16 Division 3

FC Huthwaite 6, Bulwell Athletic 2

A Tom Maddox hat trick, two from Garreth Sherwood and a Leo Solomon goal secured a 6-2 win for FC Huthwaite over Bulwell Athletic. Morgan Chaplin and Tyrell Charlton scored for the visitors.

Selston 3, West Hallam Wanderers 0

This was a well contested game. The first half saw a set piece goal from Selston give the home team the lead but West Hallam spurned 4 or 5 good opportunities before the half time whistle and were amazed they were not ahead . West Hallam continued to press but a long clearance over the top following a promising attack saw the Selston forward finish well and get the all-important second goal. Well done to Selston who wrapped the game up with a late goal but very disappointing for West Hallam who on another day could have won handsomely but that’s football. Selston’s scorers were Kane Wright (2) and Josh Whyte.

 


Thursday 20th April 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 5, Eastwood CFC 5

It was top versus second when Hucknall Sports Red entertained Eastwood CFC and it proved to be a thrilling match in which honours were shared with ten goals being scored. The visitors led 3-1 at the halfway stage, Sports rallying in the second half. Sports’ scorers were Liam Cartledge, Tom Tidgard, Oscar Ridley, Nathan Seaman and Joe Perry. Eastwood’s scorers were Joe Dawson, Jack Hopewell, Robert Taylor, Ciaran Blavins and Jamie Marks. Eastwood need four points from their remaining two matches to become champions.

Under 16 Division 3

Selston FC 3, FC Huthwaite 0

Selston scored three goals without reply against local rivals FC Huthwaite.

 


Sunday 16th April 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Market Warsop Strikers 2, NG United 5

NG enjoyed the majority of possession during the game but Warsop stuck to their game plan well. Warsop took the lead through a direct free kick from Callum Timmins. NG swiftly equalised and then took the lead with some good play. It was 2-2 before half time thanks to a great delivery from which Lewis Turner volleyed in. NG showed the extra bit of quality in the final third which secured them 3 second half goals. Warsop can be extremely proud of their effort and certainly gave NG a run for their money. NG’s scorers were Adam Stephens, Kieran O’Brien, Jamani Gardener, Barrington Wellington-Thomas and Ethan Onyett.

Toton Tigers Black 1, Hucknall Sports Red 7

Hucknall Sports Red were 2-0 up at half time with goals from Rob Sherwood and Liam Cartledge. In the second half Sports were clinical in their finishing and won 7-1 with further goals from Travis Shooter with a brace, Oscar Ridley and Liam Cartledge completing his hat trick. MOM for Sports were James Abbott in midfield and Liam Cartledge with another hat trick.

Under 16 Division 3

Bulwell Athletic 2, Sherwood FC White 8

Hat tricks by Sam Richardson and Christian Turner set Sherwood White on the way to an 8-2 win at Bulwell Athletic. Daniel Hynes and James Simpson were the other scorers.

 


Thursday 13th April 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Keyworth Utd Black 1, NG United 0

This was a very tough match with neither team giving an inch. The match was settled midway through the first half with Callum Wolloch heading in from a fine cross from Ben Newman. This win puts Keyworth at the top of the table.


Sunday 9th April 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 1, Dunkirk Colts 7

Dunkirk Colts are confirmed as league runners-up following their 7-1 win at Bilborough Town. Lee Beaken and Jenson Rogers complete their hat tricks with Amit Gosal also on target. James Scott Parkin replied for Bilborough.

AFC Mansfield 0, Beeston FC 1

This game was a fantastic display and the AFC Mansfield lads knew it would be tough as Beeston had not dropped a point all season. Despite both teams doing well, AFC Mansfield were the stronger team defensively, solid and were unlucky to concede in injury time for Beeston to seal the league championship.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 2, Barrowby Phoenix 4

Both teams started off well, but Barrowby Phoenix were unlucky and scored an own goal after a kick from Ashfield Community F.C goal keeper. Barrowby then gained possession and scored three minutes later. A goal from Ashfield Community F.C striker was dis-allowed after which Barrowby Phoenix were dominant for the remainder of the first half. Second half Barrowby Phoenix were by far the more dominant team with more possession than Ashfield Community F.C and managed to score 10 minutes into the game. Ashfield Community F.C fought back and managed to score 5 minutes after that. Barrowby scored a further two goals to win 4-2. Ashfield goals came courtesy of Jack Kenyon and an own goals whilst Barrowby’s scorers were Ethan Milne (2), Oliver Brewill and Marcel Ludew.

Hucknall Sports Red 6, Lowdham Colts Red 2

It was a glorious day which was great for the spectators but warm and dazzling for the players. Both teams started at a fast pace and the passing was good. Sports seemed to have the edge when the players settled into the match and after 13 minutes were rewarded with their first goal. Lowdham didn’t sit back though and although they made some good passes they never seemed to quite make the box. Sports kept pushing and they scored twice more before the end of the half. The visitors trailed at the break 3-0. The second half started similar to end of the first, both teams pushing forward with good attempts, albeit goalless but on the 52nd minute Sports broke and scored the first goal of the second half. They were on top but not settling for safe play. They scored again six minutes later to bring the score line to 5-0. Lowdham were not deflated though and within a minute they had scored their first. Heads were up and they kept battling to pull the game back. Only another minute later they were awarded a penalty which was planted into the bottom left corner. The play was end to end and the last goal of the game came to Sports on the 75th minute. Sports’ scorers were Liam Cartledge (3), Travis Shooter, Jake Sisson and Joe Perry. Adam Fear and Josh Mann scored for Lowdham.

NG United 4, Wilford Lions 5

What a fantastic game of youth football played in the best spirits of the game with neither side giving an inch throughout the game. Wilford led 1-0 early in the first half before NG responded with two quick-fire goals to go into half time leading.The second half started much the same as the first with both teams attacking at will and NG extended their lead to 3-1. This did not deter the fight and resolve of the Wilford team but only inspired them and they managed to score two goals themselves to level the game at 3-3. This scoreline did not stay this way for long as NG managed to go 4-3 up through a well taken free kick. With time running out Wilford won a penalty which Jason Yik coolly slotted home to level the scores once again with his second of the day. Both teams still tried for the winner and this came for Wilford from a bullet header from Daniel Radford who leaped high above the NG defence with three minutes to go managing to direct a wonderful free kick from Callum Hutton into the back of the NG net giving the goal keeper no chance of saving. David Mighten was in inspired form for Wilford and pulled of a string of wonderful saves throughout the game, non more so than a three point blank saves from the NG forward from the last move of the game. Cameron Scotece and Charles Nduka score the other Wilford goals

Under 16 Division 3

Selston 1, Bestwood Park Rangers 10

Bestwood Park Rangers finished their season on  ahigh as they sit at the top of the table but now have to wait for the Welbeck Lions and West Hallam results to see if they finish in the top two. Kasey Fisher shot five goals against Selston, Lloyd-Latrell Patterson got three, Robbie Breslin Smith and Charlie Breslin got one each.

 


Thursday 6th April 2017

Under 16 Division 3

West Hallam Wanderers 3, Selston 2

Selston went behind in the 8th minute after dominating possession from the kick off, a long throw deceiving the visitor’s defence. West Hallam doubled their lead soon after again a long throw causing havoc. Selston spurned two chances from just a couple of yards out before also striking a post with a free kick from Charlie Ball. The home side again capitalised on a defensive mix up to go three up just after half time. Selston had not been out played by any means and their persistence paid off with two late goals from Chris Nielson which gave the score a more realistic look. West Hallam scorers were Luke Hill, Ben Slater and Sam Wilkinson.

 


Sunday 2nd April 2017

Under 16 Division 1

AFC Mansfield 1, Dunkirk Colts 2

Dunkirk Colts edged to a 2-1 win at AFC Mansfield, Charlie Fletcher scoring for the home side.

Borrowash Victoria 3, Carlton Town Blue 2

Tom Poole scored twice for Carlton Town Blue at Borrowash Victoria who edged all three points in a 3-2 victory, Thiala-Jordell Alsbury, Harvey Robinson and Mitchell Todds scoring a goal apiece.

Under 16 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 3, Wilford Lions 2

Hucknall Sports Red started the better team and went 1-0 up with a goal from James Abbott. But Wilford scored two goals through Cameron Scotece and led 2-1 at half time. Sports totally dominated the second half and grabbed two more goals to win 3-2. Jake Sisson and another James Abbott goal sealed the win. Mom for Sports was James Abbott and mom for Wilford was Cameron Scotece.

Keyworth Utd Black 7, Barrowby Phoenix 2

Keyworth Utd Black had a comfortable win over Barrowby Phoenix to keep their hopes of honours alive. Harry Egglestone and Max Matravers grabbed a brace apiece, Matt Goulbourn, Ben Newman and Callum Wolloch got one goal each.

Under 16 Division 3

Bulwell Athletic 0, Welbeck Lions 2

Welbeck Lions moved back to the top of the table courtesy of a 2-0 win at Bulwell Athletic. Lions scored a goal in each half through Connor Bower and Connor Neill.

Pegasus Youth 1, Riverside Rapids 5

George Chetwynd shot Riverside Rapids into the lead in the first minute at Pegasus Youth and went on to complete his hat trick with further goals in the 35th and 39th minutes. Dominic Pearson Adams scored a fourth for rapid whilst Dane Carlyle replied for Pegasus to make the half time score 4-1 to the visitors. There were no further goals after the break until Harry Tabbott scored a fifth for Rapids five minutes from the final whistle.

Selston 4, Sherwood FC White 0

Selston started brightly and had several chances in the first twenty minutes but failed to score. Sherwood came back into it and had chances of their own, Selston keeper Joe Collings making one fabulous save, palming a shot over the bar destined for the top corner. Selston scored early on in the second half, Josh Whyte opening the scoring. They then progressed to see out the tie with two goals from Chris Nielson, a fine header from a corner and a free kick from 22 yards. The scoring was rounded off by skipper Taylor Wright, again a fine header from a corner.

 


Sunday 26th March 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 1, AFC Mansfield 5

AFC Mansfield had a comfortable 5-1 win at Bilborough Town, Declan White scoring twice, Charlie Fletcher, Joe O’Neill and Will Dalton getting one each. James Scott Parkin scored for Bilborough.

Carlton Town Blue 0, Dunkirk Colts 6

Three goals in each half secured the points for Dunkirk Colts with a 6-0 win at Carlton Town Blue. Lee Beaken, Brandon Mannix and Jenson Rogers scored two goals apiece to keep Dunkirk on course for honours.

Under 16 Division 2

NG United 0, Hucknall Sports Red 2

Sports started well and within ten minutes were 1-0 up following a good through ball by Liam Cartledge and a calm finish by Travis Shooter. The rest of the half Sports defended well as NG went forward in search of an equaliser without success. The second half was as close as the first with Sports defending well again and a great counter attack goal finished off by Joe Perry sealed the game. MOM for Sports were Daniel Khiari in goal with the save of the season in first half and caught everything and also Liam Cartledge with his assists and tireless running all game.

Keyworth Utd Black 3, Toton Tigers Black 0

Keyworth Utd Black kept their hopes of finishing in the top two alive thanks to a 3-0 win over TotonTigers Black. Callum Wolloch bagged a brace and Will Daft got one.

Wilford Lions 3, Ashfield Community 0

The game started well with Wilford Lions just having the edge over Ashfield Community F.C. There were several chances for both sides but neither side managed to score until Wilford Lions just got the edge 33 minutes into the game.5 minutes later Wilford Lions were awarded a penalty which was saved by Ashfield Community’s goal keeper meaning they went into half time with only a 1-0 deficit. Second half Ashfield Community F.C came out determined to score and had 5 or 6 chances on goal without any success. Wilford Lions managed to secure 2 more goals  giving Daniel Radford his hat trick. Credit should be given to both sides with neither wanting to give up. It was a thoroughly enjoyable game and on a different day could easily have been a much different outcome

Ashfield were very unlucky not to get onto the score sheet themselves as they carved to Lions defence open a couple of times in the game but were not able to capitalize on their chances.

Under 16 Division 3

West Hallam Wanderers 5, Blidworth Welfare 0

West Hallam started sluggish and it was Blidworth Welfare who dictated the play in the early stages. However, once West Hallam scored against the run of play they seemed to gain momentum and Blidworth’s keeper made several good saves before the second goal was scored. A third goal on the stroke of half time left a mountain to climb for Blidworth. The game was comfortable in the second half for West Hallam who ran out 5-0 winners. The most pleasing aspect for West Hallam will be the clean sheet and the defence performed resolutely throughout the game. Sam Wilkinson completed his hat trick, Kristofer Astle and Luke Hill got one each.

 


Sunday 19th March 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 0, Hucknall Sports Red 6

The game started with Hucknall Sports Red getting straight in there, and were2-0 ahead in the first 20 seconds of the game. Hucknall Sports Red were determined to score again and with some nice passing between players managed to score again 10 minutes later. Ashfield Community F.C managed to get the ball a few times but were unable to string any passes together which gave Hucknall Sports Red the chances they needed and managed to score again 12 minutes after that. At this point Ashfield Community F.C heads were down and they lost all momentum. Because of this Hucknall Sports Red managed to score again twice before half time. Second half after half time chat and encouragement Ashfield Community  F.C came out better and were starting to play better football. They had a few missed chances due to the wind but were determined to keep fighting, because of this Hucknall Sports only managed to score once in the second half due to Ashfield Community F.C determination to try and level the playing field. Credit to Hucknall Sports Red for a good game.

Keyworth Utd Black 2, Eastwood CFC 0

After a goalless first half second half goals by Ben Newman and Harry Egglestone gave Keyworth Utd Black the points in a 2-0 win over Eastwood CFC.

Lowdham Colts Red 3, Market Warsop Strikers 2

It was a dry but very windy and the crowd were looking forward to a close game. LC got the better start and within three minutes they had a goal but MW didn’t sit back and play was fast up and down the field. LC got another after 15 minutes and were looking comfortable but MW kept fighting and had some near misses.

After 38 minutes LC were awarded a penalty and duly converted to make the score 3-0. The second half was a battle from the outset. Both teams wanting the win and MW were rewarded with a goal on the 55th minute. LC had a few near misses but MW kept going and gained a second goal after 75 minutes – Game on. It was a fraught final few minutes which had 5 minutes injury time added on – LC were fighting to keep the lead and MW were fighting to get a point out of the game. At the whistle it was LC 3, MW 2. Scorers for LC were Ross Clarke, Harry Goodman and Joshua Mann. Callum Timmins and Tyler Hind scored for MW.

Toton Tigers Black 3, NG United 6

After being at 1-1 at half time, the goals flowed in the second half with NG United running out 6-3 winners at Toton Tigers Black. Bradley Jenkins scored twice for Toton with James Seymour getting one. Barrington Thomas Wellington got three for NG, Kaine Edwards, Emian O’Neill and Adam Stephens got one each.

Wilford Lions 2, Sherwood FC Blue 0

A Cameron Scotece brace gave Wilford a 2-0 win over Sherwood FC Blue and kept them in second place seven point adrift of the leaders but with two games in hand.

Under 16 Division 3

Blidworth Welfare 5, Selston 4

Blidworth Welfare and Selston produced a feast of goals with the home side edging to victory by the odd goal. Andy Gibson and Ben Huddart scored two goals each, Harry Beard scored one.

Bulwell Athletic 4, Pegasus Youth 7

In a dominant first ten minutes for the away team there was no score but plenty of chances before three quick goals left Pegasus with a strong lead. Two mistakes in defence with a swirling ball allowed Bulwell back before a fourth from Pegasus followed by Bulwell’s third completed the first half scoring. The second half continued with more Pegasus dominance but an inspired performance from the Bulwell keeper kept the score down until two good goals made in 6-3. A reply from the home side was quickly followed by Pegasus and the games last goal. Morgan Chaplin completed his hat trick for Bulell with Otis Lynch also on target. Dane Carlyle was the top scorer for Pegasus, the other goals being shared by Ben Whiley, Akaash Juttla and Tommy Hardwick.

Welbeck Lions 3, Bestwood Park Rangers 3

A big top of the table clash with both sides needing the 3 points on offer.  Bestwood started the brightest but the first goal was scored from a Welbeck free kick, which the Bestwood keeper failed to hold onto. Bestwood had two really good chances to equalise, but were thwarted by the impressive Welbeck keeper.  Kasey Fisher finally got the goal with and excellent “rabona” finish lobbing the keeper in the process. Welbeck stormed into the second half, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes of the restart, both excellent finishes in to the bottom corners of the goal.  Bestwood rallied back with a second goal from Fisher, Lothian broke the offside trap and squared in to Fisher on the penalty spot who neatly finished. Latrell Patterson brought the game level, driving into the box and rounding the keeper side to side foot into the empty net.  He nearly repeated the feat but this time he opted to shoot and saw his effort sail over.  The final moments both sides tried to get the winner but the game ended 3 3.

 


Thursday 16th March 2017

U16 KO Cup SF

Eastwood CFC 5, Barrowby Phoenix 0

In cold windy conditions Eastwood started brightly playing some good composed football, dictating the flow of the game.Barrowby shown great commitment and effort chasing and pressing the Eastwood players, but the Red Badgers were giving each other great support and movement. Tom Rees opened the scoring for Eastwood with a close range header delivered in from the right hand side by Robert Taylor. Robert got on the score sheet quickly after, running on to a pin point through ball by Jamie Marks – 25yd lob left the keeper stranded. Eastwood’s 3rd goal came from the poacher in the box, Jamie Marks poking home from two yards out. In the second half Eastwood started sluggish, cheaply giving the ball away as Barrowby started to have more possession. After 20minutes the Red Badgers finally got back on track spreading the ball around with ease and Henry Burton scored to make it 4-0 to Eastwood. With Barrowby defending a free kick the ball was whipped in from the right, he ball fell to Burton who swizzled on the spot and smashed home from 6yardds. The fifth goal was a great counter attacking goal with Ciaran Blavins finishing the move. The Red Badgers were defending in their own box when they regained possession. A quick switch of play saw Kyle Howden race  60 yards down the wing, with Barrowby scrambling back he delivered a driven pass across the face on goal which saw Blavins guide home.

 


Tuesday 14th March 2017

U16 KO Cup SF

Dunkirk Colts 1, Beeston FC 4

 


Sunday 12th March 2017

Under 16 Division 1

AFC Mansfield 2, Bilborough Town 2

A good game played in good spirits result ending 2-2. AFC Mansfield squandering several chances to win the game including a penalty that was saved by the Bilborough keeper. Afc Mansfield goal scorers Charlie Fletcher and Joe Fletcher.

Rolls Royce Leisure 1, Borrowash Victoria 0

A second half George Hammond goal secured all three points for Rolls Royce Leisure with a 1-0 win over Borrowash Victoria.

Under 16 Division 2

Eastwood CFC 5, Wilford Lions 3

Eastwood started the brighter pushing Wilford back creating a deep defensive line. The red badgers were rewarded, Jamie Marks finishing from close range. Wilford soon hit back with a well worked goal. When Wilford were awarded a penalty, Jack Lawes pulled off a great save, full stretch to his right. With Eastwood only having 11 fit players after Henry Burton suffered a knee injury, the home team went down to 10 men when Robert Taylor clashed heads. A reshuffle couldn’t prevent Wilford taking a deserved lead. The red badgers dug deep and thanks to Tom Rees levelled the score just before half time. Thankfully Rob Taylor was able to rejoin the match. The second half continued in the same vein as the first. Wilford got there 3rd, lack of pressure on the cross allowed the Wilford striker to rise highest to head home. Jamie Marks got his second for Eastwood to level the scores and Tome Rees put them in front with ten minutes remaining, the ball hitting both posts before going in. With time running out, Wilford played more direct, pushed more players up but they left the back door open and Robert Taylor ran onto a through ball and calmly slotted home. Fantastic display from both teams. Youth football at its best!!!

Keyworth Utd Black 2, Market Warsop Strikers 0

Keyworth played some good expansive football throughout the full 80 minutes, but Warsop showed fantastic spirit and full blooded defending to keep them out. Keyworth took the lead from the penalty spot. Warsop were restricted to half chances, and maybe deserved a goal for their work rate. But three minutes from time Keyworth got their second goal to kill the game off. A really hard fought match that was a pleasure to watch. Keyworth’s scorers were Ben Newman and Max Thornhill.

Lowdham Colts Red 1, Hucknall Sports Red 9

It was one of those games where the score line does not reflect the match we saw. Both teams started well but it was Lowdham who grabbed the game had the majority of the possession for the first ten minutes. It was a break from Hucknall Sports that got them onto the score sheet early but they couldn’t keep Lowdham down – they hit everything on the goal apart from the inside of the net! The crowd saw some great passing and it was up and down the field until Sports got their second on the 34th minute shortly followed by another to make it 0-3 at half time, Travis Shooter scoring twice and one from Joe Perry. Lowdham came out fighting for the second half and although Sports scored another early goal, Lowdham did some beautiful passing to start the come back and scored in the 48th minute. Sadly this was their only goal of the match and Sports went on to secure a 9-1 win. The score line looks like a wipe-out but Lowdham held their heads up right through and just couldn’t quite make the back of the net. Joe Perry completed his hat trick, Adam Salter and Rob Sherwood got two goals apiece.

NG United 4, Sherwood FC Blue 0

Two goals either side of half time gave NG United a 4-0 win over Sherwood FC Blue. Kaine Edwards bagged  a brace, Connor Foster and Ashley Jenkins got one each.

Toton Tigers Black 2, Barrowby Phoenix 4

Charlie Kay and Marcel Ludew scored two goals each to give Barrowby Phoenix a 4-2 win at Toton Tigers Black. The visitors led 3-0 at the halfway stage with James Brett and Daniel Eyre scoring second half goals for Toton.

Under 16 Division 3

FC Huthwaite 0, Bestwood Park Rangers 6

FC Huthwaite started brighter and better without really troubling the Bestwood goal. The breakthrough came via a lobbed finish by Latrell Patterson following a Bestwood free kick. Huthwaite almost equalised with a good save from Leonardi stooping low down.  The half ended 1-0 to Bestwood.  Kasey Fisher scored the second in the first few moments after the restart, rising highest at the back post to head in from a Robbie Breslin Smith Cross.  Harry Walton made it 3-0 with a fine strike 8 yards out, following a driving run from the left fullback position.  Bestwood’s 4th goal came from a freekick 20 yards out, Charlie Breslin deciding to drill the ball low and hard with the wall jumping, leaving the keeper no chance.  The 5th goal from Breslin Smith down the left wing, twisting and turning found himself free and unleashed a fine shot into the far side of the net. Huthwaite continued to look for a goal with the ever willing runner Tom Maddox, but they were unable to get any real clear cut chances. Bestwood got a 6th through Fisher, A long ball caught out the Huthwaite defence, the ball bounced high and Fisher put the keeper under pressure and latched onto a loose ball to roll in the empty net. Huthwaite almost scored a goal as a freekick 30 yards out played into the box, the Bestwood defence stayed and Maddox gambled, but couldn’t control his header and saw it sail over the bar. 

Pegasus Youth 4, Selston FC 1

Selston had most of the early play and created several chances, however only managed to convert one of these, Kane Wright slotting home. Pegasus battled away and got their equaliser just before half time. The home side went in front before Selston’s task was made almost impossible when Josh Featherstone was booked, then given a second yellow and his marching orders. Pegasus turned the advantage and scored two more to take the 4-1 win.

 


 Sunday 5th March 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Beeston FC 5, Moorgreen Colts 0

Beeston beat Moorgreen Colts 5-0 to maintain their 100% league record. The goals were shared by James Corden, Kian Mills, Harry Chiarella, Joe Davies and Kamani Wilson.

Under 16 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 2, Ashfield Community 0

Both teams started off well. Possession was equally shared between both sides but with Hucknall Sports Red having a few chances but not managing to score, but their chance came 12 minutes into the game when they got close to the goal and Ashfield Community conceded an own goal. The second half started well and this time Ashfield Community had chance after chance but couldn’t manage to find the back of the net with shots going wide or straight to keeper. Fifteen minutes later Hucknall Sports Red managed to find the back of the net this team making their second goal, Travis Shooter finishing off the move. Ashfield Community kept fighting and deserved at-least a goal, never giving up .Both teams battled it out to the end despite the horrendous weather conditions.

Lowdham Colts Red 0, Eastwood CFC 11

Eastwood started the game on the front foot with a high and fast pressing game not allowing the opposition to settle into any rhythm. In difficult condition Eastwood produced some great football, movement on and off the ball were too quick for Lowdham to handle. The pace and game intensity meant the Eastwood lads dictated the game. Eastwood gave a solid defensive performance throughout the team, something lacking over the last few games. Lowdham had the quality within their squad to ask questions but Eastwood always had the answers.

Credit to the Lowdham lads they never gave up, in the end this was a game for the red badgers to relax and enjoy. Eastwood scorers were Ciaran Blavins (3), Tom Rees (2), Henry Burton, Robert Taylor, Jason Talbot, Jamie Marks, Jack Hopewell and Fraser Hallam.

Sherwood FC Blue 2, Market Warsop Strikers 4

Warsop started well by passing the ball around Sherwood and created a few chances. Izaac Rose gave Sherwood the lead with a free kick from the edge of the box. The equaliser came from Owen Plastow who saw his hopeful effort helped in by a deflection. The second half was scrappy and when Warsop got the ball on the deck they created chances. Taylor Bagshaw hammered in a strike from 20 yards. Nathan Harrison added a third when he gambled on a loose ball in the box. The game was killed off when Taylor Bagshaw hit Sherwood on the counter to finish well. Ajay Stanley capitalised on a lapse in concentration in the Warsop back four to get a late goal.

Under 16 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 8, FC Huthwaite 1

The rain affected the passing for both sides but Bestwood had the better of the first half and scored four goals. The first from Kasey Fisher who pounced on a rebound shot in the 6 yard box. George Wildon drilled home the second from the edge of the box. The third again from Fisher who picked up the ball on half way and glided past three players and unleashed a power drive from just inside the area. The fourth was a classy finish from Patterson – he rollied the ball across the face of goal from a tight angle into the far corner. In the second half Huthwait gained a little momentum and scored deserved goal from their man of the match Tom Maddox. His non-stop running and chasing, forced Bestwood into a poor keeper clearance which he latched onto, controlled a finished well.  The fifth for Bestwood came from Fisher closing down the defenders and the attempted clearance hit Fisher and looped into the net.  Number six soon followed direct from a corner by Patterson which hit the far post and went in. The seventh goal was the pick of the bunch as Patterson latched onto a poor clearance and thundered home a left foot volley. Fisher completed the scoring with his fourth as he hit a low drive past the keeper. Both sides deserve credit to playing in very cold wet muddy conditions.

Welbeck Lions 8, Blidworth Welfare 2

Welbeck Lions held on to top spot thanks to an 8-2 win at the expense of Blidworth Welfare. The visitors held Lions to a 2-1 half time scoreline after which the home side took control to run out comfortable winners. Ben Radford scored both Blidworth goals, Lions goals coming courtesy of Morgan Bailey (2), Connor Neill (2), Conner Bower, Josh Jackson, Levi Johnson and Tommy Quick.

 


Sunday 26th February 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Borrowash Victoria 10, Bilborough Town 1

Borrowash Victoria are in third place following their convincing win over Bilborough Town. Harry Bailey and Scott Wainwright scored three goals apiece whilst Matthew Hepke, Gabriel Parkins, Mitchell Todds and Harvey Robinson also were on target. Bilborough never gave up and were rewarded with an Aaaron Dawson goal.

Carlton Town Blue 0, AFC Mansfield 3

AFC Mansfield scored three goals without reply at Carlton Town Blue.

Dunkirk Colts 1, Beeston FC 2

It was second versus first as Dunkirk entertained Beeston FC and the points went to the league leaders with a 2-1 result. Niall Hylton shot Dunkirk into the lead in the firsthalf, second half goals by James Corden and Sam parker turning the game in Beeston’s favour.

Under 16 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 5, Toton Tigers Black 1

In an even first half Hucknall Sports Red grabbed the only goal with a long clearance whilst defending a corner and Liam Cartledge slotted in with only the goalkeeper to beat. The second half saw Sports dominate a little more and they ran out 5-1 winners overall with another Liam Cartledge goal and two from Joe Perry and a fabulous free kick from Tom Ridgard. .Sports MOM was Nathan Seaman with a faultless performance in the centre of midfield.

Market Warsop Strikers 3, Barrowby Phoenix 1

A well contested match between two good teams in difficult conditions. Market Warsop Strikers took the lead through Tommy Jacques who arrived at the back post to finish well. The lead was doubled when a ball across the box beat everyone to find Lewis Turner who managed to poke the ball in. Barrowby kept fighting and got a goal through Lachlan Botham who hammered in a volley from 12 yards. The second half was more of a scrappy affair with Barrowby just edging it. But the game was killed off with three minutes to play when Taylor Bagshaw gambled on a flick on to smash it into the roof of the net.

NG United 1, Eastwood CFC 3

Eastwood CFC increased their lead at the top of the table thanks to a 3-1 win at NG United. Eastwood’s scorers were Joe Dawson, Jack Hopewell and Jamie Marks. NG’s goal came courtesy of Kaine Edwards.

Sherwood FC Blue 2, Lowdham Colts Red 0

An incredibly windy day saw the teams kick off and within two minutes Lowdham Colts had hit the bar twice and were dominating the match. Sherwood soon got into their stride and the game was up and down. After 15 minutes Sherwood scored a sloppy goal as a result of poor defending from Lowdham. The home side soon got back into the game although they had numerous shots at goal they never quite got one past the keeper.

Just before the whistle Sherwood Blue were awarded a penalty from which they scored made the half time score 2-0. The second half was very similar to the first, both teams played well and although Lowdham kept having attempts on goal lady luck wasn’t looking at them today.

Under 16 Division 3

Blidworth Welfare 2, West Hallam Wanderers 3

This was a very competitive game played in very blustery, difficult conditions. West Hallam led at half time thanks to a breakaway and finish from Kris Astle. The second half continued in a competitive manner and Sam Wilkinson provided a quality finish from a free kick from 20 yards to give West Hallam a two-goal cushion. A frantic last 15 minutes saw Ben Radford score a fine individual goal to pull one back for Blidworth only for an equally good finish from Ben Slater to take it back to 3 –1. West Hallam then failed to clear their lines and gifted Radford and Blidworth a second and that’s how the game finished. The three points keeps West Hallam in touch with the league leaders with four games remaining.

Pegasus Youth 5, FC Huthwaite 0

Dominant first half saw home pressure translate into a commanding 3-0 lead by midway through. A fourth was added before half time. Second half was slightly more open but again Pegasus found the net as they added a fifth. Although many chances were created the highlights of the second half were a goal line clearance and a superb save from Huthwaite.

Selston FC 3, Bulwell Athletic 1

Selston went in front early with a 35 yard lob from Charlie Ball and had a host of other chances but only took advantage of one of them Kane Wright beating the offside trap and finishing emphatically. The home side again failed to capitalise on their pressure and chances carved out and Bulwell pulled one back with a great solo effort. Selston continued to press and had two penalties saved before finding the conclusive goal with Taylor Wright smashing home a free kick from 20 yards.

Sherwood FC White 2, Bestwood Park Rangers 3

The game was played on the excellent 3G surface at Forest Recreation but the windy conditions made life tricky for both sides. There were few clear cut chances in the first half, Bestwood having most of the possession without getting behind the resolute Sherwood defence. The breakthrough was against the run of play but Sherwood took the lead following a corner which wasn’t cleared and James Simpson prodded home. In the second half Bestwood continued to have the most of the ball but struggled to break through until from a Bestwood corner Jakub Kaniak lept highest to score with his head. Bestwood pressed for the win but were caught on the counter, again the ball wasn’t cleared from a right wing cross and Christian Turner pounced to make it 2-1. Bestwood fought back and a lovely backheel pass from Kaniak sent Kasey Fisher scampering away and he neatly finished to the keeper’s right.  Bestwood needed to take all 3 points to stay in the title race and Fisher made the points safe with a fine 20 yard strike past the Sherwood keeper.

 


Sunday 19th February 2017

Under 16 Division 1

Beeston FC 4, Carlton Town Blue 0

Beeston FC retained their 100% record with a 4-0 defeat of Carlton Town Blue and kept a nine-point lead over second-placed Dunkirk Colts who have two games in hand. Kamani Wilson grabbed a brace, James Corden and Aboo Younis got one goal each.

Rolls Royce Leisure 0, Dunkirk Colts 4

Two goals in each half secured maximum points for Dunkirk Colts with a 4-0 result at Rolls Royce Leisure. Jenson Rogers scored twice whilst Tom Coupe and Lewis Hayes were the other scorers.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 2, Market Warsop Strikers 2

Game started off well with both sides wanting the win. Ashfield Community had chance after chance but just couldn’t score. Market Warsop Strikers had chances too but neither side could score with them either going wide or over the cross bar. Second half and again both teams came out determined to get that all important first goal which Market Warsop Strikers managed to do five minutes after the restart with a brilliant overhead kick by Callum Griffiths into the top right hand corner which Ashfield Community goal keeper had no chance of saving. Ashfield Community then seemed to lose momentum for a couple of moments and Market Warsop Strikers  then scored again 10 minutes later when Robson Richardson headed home. The home side then recovered and kept pressurising Market Warsop Strikers, pushing further and further down into Market Warsop Strikers half. After a penalty was awarded to Ashfield Community for a hand ball in the box, Chris Bartram scored to reduce the deficit. Market Warsop Strikers went on the attack and put Ashfield Community under pressure but Ashfield Community kept pushing back and after getting in the box again three minutes after the penalty they scored again from a Liam Jeffs header. The game was end to end all the way finishing in a 2-2 draw.

Eastwood CFC 3, Hucknall Sports Red 5

Hucknall Sports Red had an opportunity to make up for the last minute cup defeat earlier in the season but it would be tough as Eastwood are top of the league and unbeaten. The first ten minutes had Eastwood dominating possession and territory as expected but Sports held firm and defended well. Then on a counter attack midfielder Tom Ridgard hit a wonder strike from the edge of the box into the top corner for a 1-0 lead for Sports. Eastwood continued to dominate and deservedly grabbed an equaliser and quickly followed up taking the lead 2-1 with goals from Tom Rees and Joe Dawson but Sports kept going and won a penalty on the stroke of half time for a clip in the box. Travis Shooter bravely stepped up…but the goalie saved it and jumped on the follow up. 2-1 down at half time. The start of the second half and Eastwood still dominated but then Liam Cartledge ran on to a long through ball and lobbed the goalie 2-2 and game on !! This shook Eastwood and Sports then dominated the game and Travis Shooter made amends for the earlier penalty miss and slotted in when one on one to make it 3-2 to Sports. Eastwood responded and equalised for 3-3 with 8 minutes to go with a goal from Henry Burton but Sports were not to be denied and a minute later were 4-3 up with Jake Sisson scoring and then 5-3 up with another Liam Cartledge goal sending the players and parents into wild celebrations. Eastwood finally lost their unbeaten run.

NG United 1, Toton Tigers Black 1

Jamani Gardener gave NG United a first half lead against Toton Tigers Black. The visitors levelled the scores after the break, Josh Slack scored to give his side a share of the spoils.

Sherwood FC Blue 4, Barrowby Phoenix 2

Sherwood FC Blue secured their first league win of the season with a 4-2 result against Barrowby Phoenix. After an even first half in which the teams were level at 1-1. Sherwood scored three second half goals to take all three points, George Cristian, Devvi Balli, Izaac Rose and Elliot Saunders- Johnson scored for the home team.

Under 16 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 7, Selston FC 2

It was a scrappy first half in which both sides struggled to string more than two passes together. Bestwood finally took the lead from a Jakub Kaniak freekick, swung in from 25 yards. Selston restored parity in similar fashion, a long range free kick hoisted into the box, but the final touch was from a bestwood player sending the ball in opposite corner from where the keeper was standing.  Bestwood regained the lead from an excellent one-touch finish from in-form Kasey Fisher. 2-1 half time.  In the second half Bestwood found themselves in control in midfield and went further in front with an identical freekick from Kaniak from 20 yards out. Fisher got his second, and Bestwood’s 4th, with a neat lobbed finish inside penalty area. The 5th soon followed from Lucas Birch, he followed up his own rebound after a great save from Selston keeper. Bestwood thought they would have it all their own way, but Selston rallied and got deserved second courtesy of Adam Hill. The visitors almost scored a third after the shot of the game from Charlie Ball who, after beating two men in midfield, hit a 35 yard drive which was tipped over by Leonardi in the Bestwood goal. The game was put to bed with two quick fire Bestwood goals, the first from Birch with a header following a corner, then Kaniak claimed his first ever hat trick with a neat finish.

Blidworth Welfare 2, Riverside Rapids 5

Riverside Rapids built a commanding  4-0 first half lead at Blidworth Welfare thanks to goals from Max Porter after just two minutes, Jack Ranby on nineteen minutes, Sean Yorke four minutes later and Jordan Sharpe on the half hour. Porter got his second early in the second half, Andy Gibson and Ben Radford replied for Blidworth.

Sherwood FC White 1, Welbeck Lions 1

Sherwood FC White held league leaders, Welbeck Lions, to a 1-1 draw, only the second time this season Lions have dropped points. Christian Turned opened the scoring to give Sherwood a 1-0 half time advantage. Lions levelled the scores after the break with a Connor O’Neill goal.

 

West Hallam Wanderers 6, FC Huthwaite 1

West Hallam took the early chances in this game with some quality finishing and hats off to FC Huthwaite, despite the 5- 0 half time scoreline the keeper made several tremendous saves. Credit to Huthwaite in the second half who kept going and worked hard to keep the score to 6 –1 and scored a late consolation. West Hallam scorers were Kris Astle (2), Harry Bruce, Luke Hill, Sam Wilkinson and Sam O’Neill. Callum Nadin scored for Huthwaite.

 


Sunday 12th February 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Sherwood FC Blue 2, Hucknall Sports Red 6

On a wet and cold afternoon Sherwood FC Blue and Hucknall Sports Red played a frantic first half with Sports leading 3-1 at the break. The second half was played at a slower tempo which Sports dominated and won overall 6-2. Sports’ goal scorers were Travis Shooter (2), Rob Sherwood (2) and one each for Joe Perry and Liam Cartledge. MoM for Sports was Jack Cook with a strong display at right back.

 


Sunday 5th February 2017

NFA U16 Challenge Cup SF

Dunkirk Colts 2, Beeston 2 (Beeston won on pens 3-2)

Beeston FC went through to the semi-finals thanks to a penalty shoot-out win at Dunkirk Colts. The teams were locked at 1-1 at the end of normal time and added a goal each in extra time as Lee Beaken and Ethan Hunter scored for Dunkirk, James Corden and Jack O’Leary for Beeston. Beeston won the shoot-out 2-1.

Market Warsop Strikers 1, Hucknall Sports Red 4

Hucknall Sports Red were much brighter at the start and their good football pushed them into a 0-3 lead. Warsop started to compete inside the last 15mins of the first half a ball swung to the back post was met by Tyler Hind who managed to finish from a tight angle. The second half was much more of a scrappy battle with chances at both ends. Hucknall got the only goal of the second half through Travis Shooter but Warsop showed great spirit and never let their heads drop .MOM for sports was Oscar Ridley with an immense performance in defence.

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 1, Rolls Royce Leisure 3

David Lunca gave Bilborough Town a 1-0 half time lead against Rolls Royce Leisure who recovered after the break to win 3-1. Kyle Beekman scored twice with Harry Scott also on target.

Borrowash Victoria 4, Moorgreen Colts 3

Moorgreen Colts led 3-2 at the halfway stage at Borrowash Victori through goals form Liam Smith (2) and Craig Bray. However, then home team scored twice in the second half to secure all three points with a 4-3 result. Borrowash’s scorers were GabrialeParkins (2), Brandon Sims and Thiala Jordell.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community FC 0, Wilford Lions 7

Both teams started the game well, wanting the ball and having equal possession, Wilford Lions taking the lead on ten minutes. They went on to score again 5 minutes later and then 3 minutes after that to lead 3-0. Ashfield Community struggled to gain possession as everytime they got the ball they lost it due to the determination and positioning of the opposition players. Wilford Lions then scored again after 8 minutes. Straight away from kick off Ashfield Community lost the ball and the visitors scored again two minutes later to have a 5-0 half time advantage. After the break Ashfield Community started well and had four corners but were unable to take full advantage of them. The home side created a few chances in the early stages of the second half but it was Lions who had the opportunity to increase their lead when awarded a penalty which the Ashfield keeper saved,

Wilford Lions were then awarded a penalty but was saved by the keeper which rebounded back out and Wilford lions scored. Ashfield Community F.C never gave up and kept battling till the end despite losing 7-0 they never gave up trying to get a goal back.

Eastwood CFC 2, Keyworth Utd Black 2

Eastwood were looking to maintain their 100% start to the season made a quick start and were ahead within two minutes. They quickly followed this up with an outrageous cross/shot that fell into the top corner to find themselves 2-0 up within the opening 10 minutes. Keyworth heads did not drop and some excellent passing saw them pull a goal back from the penalty spot by Ben Newman. Both sides continued to play some nice football and only a tremendous save from the Eastwood keeper allowed Eastwood to take a 2-1 lead into the break. The second half was fiercely competitive and both sides had chances. Keyworth scored a deserved equaliser from a Callum Wolloch penalty and despite both sides trying to win neither could score again.

Lowdham Colts Red 2, Sherwood FC Blue 2

Immediately from kick-off Sherwood got off to the better start, winning the ball in the middle of the park on several occasions. However, Lowdham quickly grew in to the game & broke the deadlock after 5 minutes with a wonder-strike from Jordan Hope shooting from the just outside the 18 yard box after a quick movement down the left hand side of the pitch saw the opportunity arise for a quick shot at goal. Sherwood continued to win the vast majority of the midfield battles & actually managed to get the ball down well with some quick thinking passing stretching the Lowdham resolve, although they failed to convert any of their chances, as time after time, strikes at the Lowdham goal disappeared well wide of the target with rather alarming regularity. One to the good at half time meant ‘game on’ for the second half as Lowdham continued to soak up the pressure. A break on 56 minutes saw Lowdham shoot at goal from  the edge of the 18 yard box &, fortunately for the Lowdham striker, his effort was deflected by his own team mate & the ball ricochet into the back on the Sherwood net. Sherwood immediately stepped up their game & eventually found the net on 63 minutes with a hard & low strike from inside a crowded penalty area. Lowdham continued to be run ragged in the centre of the park & were all too often second to the ball. When awarded a free kick Sherwood struck the ball with precision & found the corner of the net to make the score 2-2.

Under 16 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 9, Bulwell Athletic 1

Bestwood started on the front foot and were rewarded with a goal via the penalty spot, with Latrell Patterson being fouled in the area and then dispatching the penalty himself. Shortly after it was 2-0 as Kasey Fisher coolly finished a fine midfield move. Robbie Breslin-Smith scored two quick-fire goals, both very similar, beating his man on the outside left wing position then driving into the box and smashing home from a few yards. Bulwell got a goal back as Bestwood took their foot of the gas, a back pass to the keeper wasn’t dealt with appropriately and Ben Fountain took the advantage and scored. A second goal from Fisher made it 5 1 half time. In the second half Bestwood again had all the pressure but were vulnerable to the counter attack. They made it 6-1 again from Fisher and the seventh soon came about from the spot, this time Fisher sending the keeper the wrong way. Two more goals came from corners with firstly Morgan Davey then Zac Preston lashing home from close range.

FC Huthwaite 0, Pegasus Youth 5

Early away pressure saw Pegasus Youth break the deadlock and then miss a penalty before two further goals, the third being the best of the game a great header from a delightful cross. The second half continued the dominance of the first with a goal midway through to make it four nil. A great save from Pegasus keeper kept the sheet clean before a hard fought penalty area fifth completed a dominant display. Pegasus scorers were Dane Carlyle (2), Jamie Hodson, Ben Whiley and Akaash Juttla.

Riverside Rapids 0, Welbeck Lions 2

League leaders Welbeck Lions scored a goal in each half to win 2-0 at Riverside Rapids. Connor Bower and Jordan Parker were the goalscorers.

Sherwood FC White 2, West Hallam Wanderers 4

Both teams had key players missing so this was always going to be an unpredictable game. Both teams had fairly even possession in the first half with West Hallam having most attempts but from distance and not troubling the keeper. Late on in the half a slip by a Wanderers defender let in Sherwood who took the lead, within 5 minutes Sherwood doubled the lead with a move down the right wing and quality finish giving the keeper no chance. On the stroke of half time West Hallam pulled a goal back, an emphatic finish by the striker Kris Astle which put West Hallam back into the game. The second half went the way of the visitors with the equalizer coming again from Astle gambling and getting between the keeper and defender to head in a deserved equaliser. The game flowed from end to end and good finishes from Luke Hill and Harry Bruce wrapped up the points for the Wanderers in what was a well contested and competitive game. Sherwood scorers were Sam Richards and Himat K-Singh.

 


Sunday 29th January 2017

U16 NYFL KO Cup QF

Borrowash Victoria 0, Beeston FC 5

Beeston FC overcame Borrowash Victoria to reach the semi-finals with a 5-0 win. James Corden, Morgan Furnell, Ben Johnson, Aboo Younis and Kamani Wilson scored the goals.

Hucknall Sports Red 1, Eastwood CFC 2 (aet)

A close first half meant it was 0-0 at half time. Sports took the lead in the second half with a header from a corner by Joe Perry. Sports tried to hold on but a curling free kick into the top corner by Ryan Richards meant full time was 1-1. Extra time was a scrappy affair and in the last minute Eastwood bundled in a winner by Jack Hopewell for a cruel finish to the tie for Sports. MOM for sports was the whole team but Jake Sisson in particular ran non stop all game.

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 3, Carlton Town Blue 3

In the battle at the bottom Bilborough Town and Carlton Town Blue shared six goals to earn a point apiece. David Lunca scored twice for Bilborough with Jay Topham also on target.

Moorgreen Colts 0, AFC Mansfield 2

AFC Mansfield climbed into third place thanks to a 2-0 win at Moorgreen Colts.

Under 16 Division 2

Sherwood FC Blue 1, Toton Tigers Black 3

First half goals by James Brett (2) and Josh Slack gave Toton Tigers Black a 3-0 lead at Sherwood FC Blue. The home responded after the break and pulled a goal back through Victorio Constantin.

Wilford Lions 4, Market Warsop Strikers o

Wilford started the better and created numerous chances before Max Wilkes found the back of the net, Cameron Scotece coolly dispatched a right foot shot into the back of the net to extend the Wilford’s lead midway through the first half to make the half time score 2-0. Market Warsop started the second half the brighter but were unable to breach the Lions defence. Midway through the second half Wilford were awarded a penalty but were unable to convert it from Liam Norris, this only spurred Norris on though and he managed to score the third goal of the game through sheer persistence. Cameron Scotece extended the lead to 4-0 when he managed to latch onto a wonderful goal kick from David Mighten. Wilford could have gone further ahead when they were awarded another penalty but once again they were unable to convert the chance.

NG United 2, Keyworth Utd Black 0

Two first half goals by Kain Bordogna-Edwards and Aaron Sisson gave NG United a 2-0 win over Keyworth Utd Black.

Barrowby Phoenix 4, Lowdham Colts Red 2

Lowdham started the game in the ascendency for the first 10 mins by pressing the home side down the right flank. This soon petered out as Barrowby grew into the game after their revived performance led to a goal coming on 28 minutes. This goal saw the home side go into the half time break one to the good, despite Lowdham’s repeated efforts to get back into the game. The second half saw Lowdham equalize on 44 minutes after a penalty was comfortably slotted home by Joshua Mann. Honours even however, lasted less than 60 secs before Barrowby scored a second goal. From then on, Lowdham never found the form that they needed and as Barrowby stepped up their game, Lowdham struggled to keep them at bay, A third goal from a free kick on 66 minutes saw Barrowby extend their lead to 3 -1 before a second penalty to Lowdham saw Joshua Mann step up again to convert another excellent finish. 3-2 game on, or so it would appear, however it was Barrowby who finished the stronger with an excellent finish saw the margin increased to 4-2 with this being the last kick of the game.

Under 16 Division 3

Bulwell Athletic 4, Riverside Rapids 7

Bulwell Athletic took a 2-0 lead into the half time break but then couldn’t [prevent Riverside Rapids from turning the game around to win 7-4. Ryan Brown, Ben Fountain, Aaron Charles and Otis Lynch scored for Bulwell. Rapids’ scorers were Connor Large (2), Jordan Sharpe, Max Porter, Jack Ranby, Jake Samples and Tom Stanyard.

Pegasus Youth 5, Blidworth Welfare 2

A competitive first half saw the Pegasus Youth take the lead before Blidworth Welfare finished the half the better scoring midway to put the teams on level terms at the break. The second half saw Pegasus compete better, dominating and scoring to go ahead goal quickly followed by a third a minute later. The fourth was a peach involving a number of excellent passes. A mistake let Blidworth back in at 4-2 but the scoring was not complete for the home side and another flowing move completed a deserved victory.

 


Sunday 22nd January 2017

Under 16 Division 2

Market Warsop Strikers 2, Keyworth Utd Black 4

Keyworth Utd Black started much the brighter of the two teams and took a deserved 0-3 lead into half time. Market Warsop Strikers gave a much better second half performance and after a scramble in the 6 yard box Lewis Turner took control and buried it in the bottom corner. Then a penalty was awarded to Warsop, Taylor Bagshaw confidently sent the keeper the wrong way to make it 2-3. A final 10 minute push from Warsop was in vain as Keyworth made it 2-4 with a swift counter attack.

Eastwood CFC 10, Sherwood FC Blue 0

Eastwood CFC retained their position at the top of the table with a comfortable win over Sherwood FC Blue. Eastwood scored five goals in each half with Henry Burton top scoring with three goals. The remaining goals were shared amongst Ciaran Blavins, Joe Dawson, Tom Rees, Zak Richardson, Kyle Howden, Dylan Humphreys and Robert Taylor.

Under 16 Division 3

Sherwood FC White 8, Pegasus Youth 5

Pegasus Youth opened the scoring after an even first ten minutes before an immediate reply which was followed by a Sherwood second. Pegasus worked hard for an equalising goal then a calamitous twelve minutes saw Sherwood score four goals and then added a further before half time. An open second half saw Pegasus’ endeavour rewarded with a penalty and a fourth quickly followed. Sherwood added an eighth before Pegasus completed the scoring. Sherwood scorers were Himat K-Singh (3), Sam Richardson (2), James Simpson (2) and Christian Turner. Pegasus scorers were Ben Whiley (3), Matt Howard and Jamie Hodson.

 


Sunday 15th January 2017

NYFL U16 KO Cup Rd QF

Barrowby Phoenix 4, Keyworth Utd Black 2

Barrowby Phoenix pulled off the surprise of the day, beating high-riding Keyworth United Black 4-2 to progress to the quarter finals of the competition. They scored two goals in each half as Oliver Brewill, George Dudley, Marcel Ludew and Jordan Whitworth shared the goals.

Under 16 Division 2

Lowdham Colts Red 2, Toton Tigers Black 2

It was a good start with both teams being very evenly matched and play went end to end. After 20 minutes Toton Tigers took the lead with a well-executed cross into goal. Lowdham responded but although they had a few attempts on goal none quite made it into the net. Toton had the opportunity to increase their lead when awarded  a penalty which they failed to convert. Lowdham then countered and three minutes later from a great cross in scored the equaliser. The second half continued along the same lines as the first. Both teams played well, both teams wanting to win and both teams scoring a second goal to make the final score 2-2.

Sherwood FC Blue 4, Ashfield Community 6

The game started well but Sherwood just had the upper hand and three minutes into the game Sherwood Blue got a corner from which they scored. Straight off Ashfield Community F.C fought back and scored two minutes later. Ashfield had more possession, dominating the game and scored again 13 minutes later from an overhead kick in the top right hand corner of goal. Five minutes after that Ashfield increased their lead but Sherwood came coming right back at them and scored again. In an end to end game it was Ashfield who scored next just before the half time interval. In the second half both teams were determined to gain possession and it was Ashfield who scored first early in the half. Sherwood responded quickly and reduced the arrears before Ashfield again and then took the score to 6-3 with Sherwood getting the last goal of the game to make the score 6-4. Ashfield’s scorers were Cameron Scott (2), Jack Thraves (2), Michael Taboada and Jack Kenyon. The Sherwood goals came from Dominik Blazeyolisji, Izaac Rose, Elliott Saunders-Johnson and Ajay Stanley.

Under 6 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 5, Riverside Rapids 1

A boggy pitch meant the game was going to be tough but Bestwood Park Rangers started very brightly as they went on the front foot. Robbie Breslin-Smith caused Riverside Rapids problems down the left flank almost immediately. He crossed from the edge of the box to Kasey Fisher who didn’t connect well, to give an easy save for the keeper. The first goal came from Fisher with an angled drive. Three minutes later it was 2-0 as Fisher scored his second again after good work from Breslin Smith. A third goal followed shortly after that after some great one touch football in the midfield sent Lucas Birch into the box to fire home. Latrell Patterson headed home at the back post following a corner and a fifth came before the break via Lucas Birch. Riverside came on after the restart and were rewarded with a goal from a great free kick on the right side of the box, Jack Ranby being the scorer. There were chances in both goal areas, which were not converted as the pitch continued to worsen and the game finished 5 1 to Bestwood.

Welbeck Lions 3, FC Huthwaite 2

FC Huthwaite gave league leaders Welbeck Lions a competitive match in which Lions recorded their tenth league win with a 3-2 result. Connor Neill, Joel Whyte and Connor Bower scored for Lions, Huthwaite responded with goals from Tom Maddox and Garreth Sherwood.

Pegasus Youth 2, West Hallam Jnrs 7

West Hallam Wanderers were slow out of the blocks and Pegasus squandered a couple of early chances before West Hallam took control. The performance was a little disjointed after a lengthy Christmas break but Pegasus had no answer to the speed in which West Hallam moved the ball through the lines. An inspired first half from the Pegasus keeper kept the score down to 5-1. With continual steady rain, the pitch deteriorated and the game finished in a 7-2 victory to West Hallam Wanderers. Full credit should go to Pegasus who continued to try to play their football and limit West Hallam’s opportunities in the second half. West Hallam Wanderers Scorers – Sam Wilkinson 3, Luke Hill 2, Ben Slater 1, Jakob Allsop 1 – Man of the match – Harry Bruce. Pegasus Youth U16’s Scorers – Ben Whiley 1, Oliver Cordon 1

 


Sunday 8th January 2017

NYFL U16 KO Cup Rd 3

Borrowash Victoria 6, Ashfield Community 1

The game started well with both sides showing determination and drive with equal possession until a cracking goal from Borrowash Vics 13 minutes into the game. Borrowash Vics then took possession and scored again 5 minutes later with as third goal soon afterwards to make the half time score 3-0. In the second half Ashfield Community F.C struggled to gain possession of the ball. Borrowash Vics were passing around to each other and added a fourth goal. After that Borrowash Vics kept the ball getting chance after chance until scoring two goals in two minutes. Ashfield Community F.C Jack Kenyon managed to claim one back for the visitors.

Hucknall Sports Red 7, Sherwood FC White 0

Hucknall Sports Red welcomed Sherwood FC White for a league cup match and at half time Sports were 5-0 up with goals from Rob Sherwood, Josh Worrall, Oscar Ridley and two for Liam Cartledge. The second half was a closer contest but Sports wrapped up the win 7-0 with the goals from Curtis Wilson and debutant Joe Perry.

Under 16 Division 1

Moorgreen Colts 0, Dunkirk Colts 6

Second placed Dunkirk Colts closed the gap on the league leaders following their 6-0 win at Moorgreen Colts. Lee Beaken scored twice whilst Tom Coupe, Lewis Hayes, Harry Oldershaw and Joe Bandoo got one goal each.

Under 16 Division 2

Market Warsop Strikers 4, Sherwood FC Blue 3

Sherwood FC Blue took the lead in the first minute after Market Warsop Strikers switched off at the back. Sherwood doubled their lead with a good move that split the Warsop defence. 0-2 at half time. Warsop came out with a point to prove, a shot that hit the post was followed in by Owen Plastow to reduce the arrears. Warsop were soon level after a wide free kick from Tyler Hind missed everyone and crept in at the far post. Warsop took the lead for the first time when Sherwood failed to clear and the ball was bundled in by Robson Richardson. Robson then scored his second with a calm half volley from all of 6 yards. The last 15 minutes were frantic and Sherwood got a goal back with a free header. Warsop held on to win in a thoroughly entertaining match.

 Wilford Lions 5, Keyworth Utd Black 1

Today’s clash against unbeaten Keyworth Utd Black, Wilford Lions ran out 5-1 victors with an outstanding team display. Wilford started brightly and led after just three minutes with a Cameron Scotece goal. Keyworth battled for everything and snatched an equaliser midway through the first half, Ben Newman finding the net. Wilford pressed for each breaking ball in the second half and battled for everything enabling Max Wilkes to complete his hat trick in an outstanding second half whilst Cameron Scotece grabbed his second of the game.

Eastwood CFC 9, Lowdham Colts Red 1

Eastwood CFC set a fast tempo in the early stages of the game and by half time had built a 6-0 lead. The second half was more of a game, Lowdham had got used to the pitch and looked more of an opposition. Lowdham’s keeper made some good saves and they had a few shots on target – their only goal of the match came from Adam Fear who got on the end of a cross to chip it past the keeper. Eastwood’s scorers were Jamie Marks (2), Joe Dawson (2), Tom Rees (2), Ciaran Blavins, Robert Taylor and Jack Hopewell.

Under 6 Division 3

Blidworth Welfare 3, Welbeck Lions 4

Welbeck Lions won by the odd goal of seven at Blidworth Welfare to increase their lead at the top of the table. Lions built a 3-1 half time lead but Blidworth staged a second half recovery to come within one goal of snatching a point. Blidworth’s scorer were Andy Gibson(2) and Ben Radford. Levi Johnson scored twice for Lions with Connor O’Neill and Joel Whyle getting one each.

Selston FC 6, Pegasus Youth 5

Pegasus went into an early lead, Selston got back on terms but the visitors grabbed two quick goals to lead 3-1. Selston reduced the deficit to one goal just before half time and trailed 3-2 at the break. Selston started the second half well and drew level. This seemed to be wasted effort as Pegasus were allowed to grab two more quick goals to lead 5-3 midway through the half. Selston never gave up and scored three goals to take the points with a 6-5 result. Pegasus were hampered late in the second half as they had an injured player. Both teams could have scored more goals in a thrilling encounter

 


Sunday 18th December 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Moorgreen Colts 0, Borrowash Victoria Jnrs 3

After a goalless first half, Borrowash Victoria scored three times without reply to take maximum points at Moorgreen Colts. Sam Bagley, Gabriel Parkin and Harvey Robinson were the scorers.

Rolls Royce Leisure 3, Beeston FC 9

Beeston FC made it ten straight league wins with a 9-3 result at Rolls Royce Leisure. Kyle Beekman scored twice and Niall Drew got one for Rolls in the first half to keep them in with a chance. After the break Beeston added four more goals without reply as Morgan Furnell took his tally to three, Kian Mills finished with a brace, Joe Davies, Ben Johnson, Ryan Mills and Kamani Wilson got one each.

Under 16 Division 2

Barrowby Phoenix 1, Wilford Lions 2

A game played at a good pace with Wilford dominating much off the first half but were unable to score from any of the clear cut opportunities that they had created. Barrowby played themselves into the game and created some good chances themselves that they couldn’t take advantage off. Wilford finally did go into the lead through Max Wilkes when he scored direct from a corner. Barrowby still would not lay down and levelled the game from a header after winning a corner. The Lions tried to get the win and eventually found it when Cameron Scotece netted late on in the second half to make the score 1-2

Hucknall Sports Red 5, Market Warsop Strikers 1

Hucknall Sports Red hosted Market Warsop Strikers in a league match ahead of the two teams meeting again in the Notts FA Youth Challenge Cup semi-final in February. Today it was Hucknall Sports’ day as they ran out 5-1 winners. At half time sports were 2-0 up with goals by Liam Cartledge and James Abbott. In the second half Sports’ MOM Liam Cartledge grabbed three more goals and Market Warsop got one when the score was 3-0 with their MOM Taylor Bagshaw scoring. The visitors played well but were undone by mistakes and clinical finishing by Sports.

Keyworth Utd Black 2, Ashfield Community 0

Keyworth started brightly but were unable to take their chances and were denied time and again by Kai Newbold in the Ashfield goal. Keyworth grew increasingly frustrated as the half wore on and couldn’t break the deadlock. Ashfield were the happier side at half time and sensed an upset was on the cards. The second half continued in the same vane with Keyworth continuing to be frustrated until a fine headed goal by Harry Drew from a Max Thornhill corner opened the scoring. Ben Newman put in a fine performance on the right wing but Keyworth couldn’t convert any of the chances he made. Ashfield heads didn’t drop and it wasn’t until a fine left foot finish from Max Matravers that the points were secured. Ashfield put in a very brave performance and didn’t stop running for the whole of the match and were a credit to their club. Kai Newbold put in a man of the match performance for Ashfield with Patrick Cawthorn giving an assured display for Keyworth.

Toton Tigers Black 1, Eastwood CFC 3

In a lacklustre match in which Eastwood were slow to get started it was Toton who took the lead through James Brett. Toton played a quick passing game and adapted to the conditions much quicker than Eastwood. Eventually the visitors finally put a little quality together which opened up the back line of Toton. Two quick goals from Henry Burton and Kyle Howden knocked the stuffing out of Toton and gave Eastwood a half time lead. The second lacked atmosphere but Eastwood did manage to get a third goal midway through the half thanks to Joe Dawson.

Under 6 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 7, Blidworth Welfare 2

A blistering start by Bestwood Park Rangers caught Blidworth Welfare napping. Bestwood’s midfielders won the ball and played it forward quickly which allowed Robbie Breslin-Smith time on the left wing to unleash a shot and stinging the hands of the Blidworth keeper, twice in the opening minutes. Bestwood took the lead through Kasey Fisher after some neat work by Breslin-Smith. The second followed soon after again Breslin-Smith beat his man down the left and unleashed a stunning drive hitting the cross bar on the way in. The third was a neat turn and finish from Fisher after a fine save by the keeper. The fourth scored by Charlie Breslin with his head, out jumping his own man to score. The fifth goal was scored by Breslin, probably the goal of the game. A rare Blidworth attack was well defended and played out by Davey to Kaniak, his short pass to Breslin in the centre circle played a beautiful through ball to Fisher just outside the epanlty area, he squared it to Breslin Smith who took it to the goal line, but no one in the box played it back to Breslin 25 yards out, one touch to control one touch to drive home to make the half time score 5-0. In the second half Blidworth made a fight of it hoping for some sort of consolation and pride but were caught in possession and two passes later Breslin-Smith scampered away and unleashed another fine drive into the far corner. Blidworth were eventually rewarded for their efforts, following a corner not cleared by Bestwood, Ben Huddart drilling in from the edge of the box. Breslin-Smith completed his hat trick and Bestwood’s seventh nipping in following hesitation by the Blidworth keeper. The final goal of the game scored again by Blidworths Huddart – he worked hard down the right side and played a hopefully ball in to the box, the Bestwood keeper should have had it easily but didn’t judge the bounce of pitch conditions, so the ball bounced through his legs to score. He did make amends a moments later with a fine full length save, to deny the Blidworth striker.

Bulwell Athletic 1, West Hallam Wanderers 8

West Hallam Wanderers hit the ground running and within the first five minutes they had beaten the Bulwell keeper twice. West Hallam dominated the midfield throughout the game and some quality strikes and finishing put this game beyond Bulwell. However, Bulwell kept working and foiled West Hallam’s attempt at a clean sheet by converting a consolation penalty, scored by Ben Fountain in the second half. West Hallam Wanderers Scorers – Sam Wilkinson 2, Luke Hill 2, Ben Slater 2, William Mellor 1, Sam O’Neil 1 – Man of the match – William Mellor.

Riverside Rapids 8, Selston 1

Five first half goals set Riverside Rapids up for victory against Selston. Jake Samples opened the scoring in the first minute, a Jordan Sharpe goal four minutes later double Rapids advantage. Samples scored his second followed by a Max Porter goal and one from Jack Ranby before half time. Samples completed his hat trick early in the second half with Harry Tabbott and George Chetwynd rounding off the scoring for Rapids.

 


 Sunday 11th December 2016

NYFL U16 KO Cup Rd3

AFC Mansfield 0, Keyworth Utd Black 2

This was a full blooded competitive cup tie. Mansfield started strongly but couldn’t create a clear chance until a cracking shot smacked the Keyworth crossbar and bounced clear. Keyworth started to find some form in the last 20 minutes of the first half but neither side could break the deadlock. The second half saw Keyworth carry a real threat and open the scoring following a fine cross by Max Thornhill that was tapped home by Callum Wolloch. Mansfield passed the ball well but Keyworth continued to deny them any real goal scoring opportunities. The key moment was a fantastic half volley by Ben Newman from the edge of the box that flew into the top corner. Neither side gave an inch in a match played throughout in a good manner which saw Keyworth progress to the next round.

Barrowby Phoenix 4, Carlton Town Blue 1

Two goals in each half secured  a4-1 win for Barrowby Pheonix over Carlton Town Blue. George Dudley, Daniel Duggan, Marcel Ludew and Eathan Milne scored for Barrowby.

Beeston FC 10, Wilford Lions 0

Wilford Lions playing with ten men were outstanding and were the better team in the first half and unlucky not to

take the lead. Beeston managed to take the lead on the stroke of half time. After the interval and with the Lions running out of gas, Beeston eventually took control as James Corden completed his hat trick, Kian Mills and Aboo Younis scored two each with Ben Johnson, Kamani Wilson and Harry Chiarella getting one each.

Rolls Royce Leisure 1, Eastwood CFC 2 (aet)

In a game full of passion from both teams, extra time was required for the match to be settled, Eastwood CFC winning 2-1 at Rolls Royce Leisure. Curtis Taylor put Rolls back on level terms midway through the second half to take the game into extra time where Jay Talbot scrambled a goal for Eastwood.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 2, Toton Tigers Black 4

Both teams started well, but Ashfield Community F.C dominated the game. They were stringing passes together and seemed to have total control of the ball with Toton Tigers losing the ball if they managed to get a touch. Then out of nowhere Toton Tigers managed to gain possession and keep the ball and when a corner was awarded to Toton Tigers, a goal secured them the lead. After that Ashfield Community F.C came back even stronger not letting Toton Tigers get a look in and Ashfield Community F.C scored a goal four minutes later. However, Toton Tigers weren’t going to let that stop them and scored again ten minutes later. The second half Ashfield Community F.C held possession and managed to get it back when they lost the ball but Toton Tigers fought hard and scored again. Ashfield Community F.C. came back and midfielder Jack Kenyon scored from edge of box with a left-footed shot. At this stage the game was equally matched with both teams wanting the next goal which went to Toton Tigers to secure a 4-2 win.

Market Warsop Strikers 1, Lowdham Colts Red 2

Lowdham started the better of the 2 sides and saw a number of attempts come back off the woodwork. Warsop created little in the first half apart from a few half chances. Lowdham took the lead through Ross Clarke who chased a ball down to poke past the Warsop keeper. The second half was much more even but Lowdham doubled their lead with a great volley from Jordan Hope. Warsop dominated the last 10 minutes of the game and pulled one back through Cjay Nichol. Warsop pressed for the equaliser but were denied by a keeper in great form.

 


Sunday 4th December 2016

Notts FA U16 Youth Challenge Cup Rd3

AFC Mansfield 0, Dunkirk Colts 1

This was a very competitive game of few chances. The game was dominated by two well drilled and organised defences. The game was ultimately decided midway through the first half when an inswinging corner from the left was headed in to the roof of the net by Dunkirk’s George Campbell.

Hucknall Sports Red 8, Selston FC 1

Hucknall sports were slow to start against Selston and found themselves a goal down within ten minutes. It then took a while to create chances against a determined Selston team who now had something to defend, but Sports got it back to 1-1 and then 2-1 up just before half time. The second half was much more comfortable with gaps appearing and a more patient approach meaning a host of chances being created and also taken with the final score being 8-1. A hat-trick for Rob Sherwood, two from Travis Shooter and one each for Josh Worrall, Adam Salter and James Abbott.  Also a great penalty save by Daniel Khiari midway through the second half.

Welbeck Lions 3, Market Warsop Strikers 4

In a hotly contested derby match, Market Warsop Strikers started the stronger of the two teams and took an early lead through Callum Timmins who smashed home on the angle. The lead was doubled through Joshua Jackson who headed in from 6 yards. Robson Richardson then cut inside to curl a ball into the far corner to put Warsop 0-3 up and it could have been more if not for the Welbeck keeper. Welbeck struck back just before half time to make it 1-3. Welbeck had the better of the second half and made it 2-3 with a penalty and quickly got an equaliser. Then five minutes from time Warsop won a penalty and Joshua Jackson stepped up to convert powerfully into the corner to put them through to the last four.

Wilford Lions 1, Beeston FC 8

This was a truly pulsating cup tie in the first half as division two side Wilford Lions held first division Beeston to a 1-1 scoreline. Wilford fought for every ball and gave Beeston no time to play their usual expansive football, in fact Wilford were the better team and deservedly went ahead through Max Wilkes who unleashed a venomous right foot shot into the roof of the net. Beeston levelled on the stroke of half time to go into the interval level. This was the encouragement Beeston wanted and as Wilford tired in the second half from their earlier exertions Beeston managed to find space and time on the ball and started to create chances andthe goals soon came and Beeston ran out deserving winners 8-1 winners. A good cup tie played in really good spirits by two good teams.

Under 16 Division 1

Borrowash Victoria 3, Rolls Royce Leisure 1

Borrowash Victoria beat Rolls Royce Leisure 3-1 as Brandon Simms scored a brace and Gabriel Perkins got one.

Carlton Town Blue 7, Bilborough Town 0

Carlton Town Blue got their first points on the board with a comfortable 7-0 win over Bilborough Town. Tom Poole completed his hat trick, Alex Green grabbed a brace, Michael Bolton and Josh Harris scored one each.

Moorgreen Colts 1, Arnold Town Maroon 8

Arnold Town Maroon leap-frogged Moorgreen Colts thanks to their 8-1 win. Arnold scored four goals in each half with Mark Faflik leading the way with a a personal tally of four goals, Josh Lawe getting three and Harrison Day adding one more.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community FC 1, Eastwood CFC 16

As soon as the game started Eastwood Community applied the pressure and scored their first goal within three minutes. Ashfield Community scored an own goal five minutes later following which their heads dropped. An hamstring injury left the home side with no substitutes and they had to endure the rest of the game with bare eleven players. After that Eastwood Community just kept banging the goals in with rarely two minutes between each one. With fifteen minutes of the first half remaining, Ashfield Community’s Jack Kenyon managed to score a cracking goal from outside the box making it 7-1 at half time. The second half saw Ashfield Community come out with a total different attitude and with a lot more determination to actually play. Despite this they couldn’t stop Eastwood Community from scoring and could not manage to score another goal but never gave up trying and credit should go to them for their second half determination despite going down to ten players through another injury.  Henry Burton led the Eastwood scoring spree with seven goals, Dylan Humphrey and Kyle Howden got two each.

Barrowby Phoenix 3, Toton Tigers Black 3

Barrowby Phoenix and Toton Tigers Black shared six goals in a thrilling match. Five of the goals were scored in the first half with Barrowby taking a 3-2 advantage into the half time break, Marcel Ludew completing his hat trick. Toton managed to get back on level terms in the second half, James Brett, Matt Neighbour and Josh Slack sharing the goals.

Lowdham Colts Red 2, NG United 4

First half saw the visitors take the lead after nine minutes after pressing the play. Lowdham Colts stepped up their game and put the ball in the net on 22 minutes only to see it ruled out for off-side. Lowdham then conceded a second goal nine minutes before half time. Lowdham continued to do battle, but if truth be told, they were always second best mainly through a lack of grit in the middle of the park. Second half saw Lowdham captialise on their half time changes with Lowdham’s first goal coming on 44 minutes through Adam Fear. An equaliser followed in the 63rd minute, Fear again the scorer, then it was game on. NG had a goal disallowed on 67 minutes but they need not have worried as shortly after two more goals followed with NG scoring on 71 & 73 minutes. All in all a good game, played in the right spirit & with plenty of goal scoring opportunities. NG’s scorers were Kaine Edwards (2), Jamani Gardener and Spencer Walker.

Sherwood FC Blue 0, Keyworth Utd Black 6

Sherwood put up a fine battling display throughout the match but regular goals from Keyworth ensured a 3-0 half time lead. Billy Campion gave a fantastic and brave performance in the Sherwood goal denying Keyworth more goals. However he couldn’t save them all and Ben Newman capped a fine performance by completing his hat trick in the second half, adding to a goal from Harry Drew and two from Callum Wolloch. Respect was shown by both sides throughout the match and Sherwood will surely soon gain the positive results their potential shows they are capable of.

Under 16 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 4, West Hallam Wanderers 0

An even contest in the first half, with few clear-cut chances.  Both midfields & defences worked hard to restrict opportunities to break through as the first half finished goalless.  The second half started in a similar fashion, until Bestwood made the breakthrough on 50 minutes with a Charlie Breslin shot that the keeper got to but was unable to prevent entering the net.  Bestwood then added a second five minutes later with a Kasey Fisher looping shot from 25 yards that beat the keeper in the top right.  Kasey added a third  before Latrell Patterson completed the scoring for Bestwood with minutes remaining to make it 4–0.  

Blidworth Welfare 5, FC Huthwaite 1

An Ethan McEwan hat trick set Blidworth Welfare up for a 5-1 win over FC Huthwaite. Ben Radford and Ben Huddart scored one goal each whilst Huthwaite’s goal came from Garreth Sherwood.

Riverside Rapids 3, Sherwood FC White 5

Sherwood FC White had a 5-3 success at Riverside Rapids. George Chetwynd scored for Rapids after eight minutes and Jordan Sharpe added a second after seventeen minutes. However, Sherwood White led 3-2at the break. Humat K-Singh and Sam Richardson scored two goals each for Sherwood with James Simpson getting one. Max Porter scored Rapids other goal.

 


 Sunday 27th November 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Beeston FC 13, Bilborough Town 1

Beeston FC continue to set a hot pace at the top of the division, making it nine straight wins with a comfortable victory over Bilborough Town. James Corden scored four goals, Kian Mills completed his hat trick and Ben Johnson claimed a brace.

Dunkirk Colts 3, Borrowash Victoria 0

Although the game began with bright sunny conditions the pitch was very heavy and sticky due to recent high levels of rainfall. This made for tough footballing conditions. Borrowash started off the brighter of the two teams. However Dunkirk worked hard to regain the initiative and started to create chances only to be thwarted by some excellent goalkeeping from the Borrowash goalkeeper. The breakthrough finally came in the final third of the first half with a neat finish by Brandon Mannix after good Dunkirk team build-up play. Lee Beaken added to the lead to ensure Dunkirk entered the first half 2-0 to the good. Dunkirk managed the second half and added a third for Dunkirk when Lee Beakin reacted to a parried save from the keeper, resulting in a hard fought 3-0 victory.

Moorgreen Colts 4, Carlton Town Blue 1

Moorgreen Colts moved up to third place following their 4-1 defeat of Carlton Town Blue. The goals were shared by Josh Clifton, Chris Neilson, Liam Smith and Josh Ginn.

Rolls Royce Leisure 2, AFC Mansfield 3

After three weeks without a game AFC Mansfield were rusty and after a slow start took the lead on 20 minutes through a Sam Robinson goal.  Just before half time Rolls Royce equalized through Kyle Beekaman before a Harvey Raynor free-kick restored the lead. Second half AFC Mansfield dominated the game and another goal followed from the man of the match Sam Robinson, a great captains display.

Under 16 Division 2

Barrowby Phoenix 5, Sherwood FC Blue 2

Barrowby Phoenix secured their first league points of the season with a 5-2 defeat of fellow struggler Sherwood FC Blue. A goal apiece by Oliver Brewill, George Dudley, Marcel Ludew, Eathan Milne and Ryan Harris secured all three points. Victorio Constantin and Elliott Saunders-Johnson scored for Sherwood.

Keyworth Utd Black 2, Hucknall Sports Red 0

This was the third meeting between these two sides this season. Both sides played some good football in the first half half but neither could make a breakthrough until Ben Newman won and then converted a penalty to give Keyworth the lead. A fine passing move under real pressure from Hucknall ended with Ben scoring his second goal of the game. Hucknall could count themselves unlucky to go in behind at half time having shaded the first half. Keyworth controlled the second half and were unfortunate not to extend their lead further. Hucknall came on strong in the last 10 minutes and a fine save from Colin Lewis preserved Keyworth’s two goal lead and a goalmouth scramble somehow saw Hucknall fail to score. This was another fine advert for youth football. MOM for Sports was Nathan Seaman with a determined and energetic midfield performance.

Market Warsop Strikers 1, Eastwood CFC 2

Eastwood started well and played some really good football and capitalised on a Warsop mistake at the back, Joe Dawson kept his cool to place the ball into the top corner. Warsop continued to battle and created a few chances in the first half. The second half was brilliant from Warsop and they took the fight to Eastwood and got a well deserved equaliser through Owen Plastow who gambled on a loose ball to slot past the keeper. Warsop then switched off from a quick throw and Henry Burton snook in to poke the ball in with 15 minutes to play. Warsop should have scored late on but just couldn’t find the back of the net

Wilford Lions 3, Lowdham Colts Red 2

Another pulsating encounter against two well-matched teams. Lowdham took the lead early in the first half before Wilford levelled before the interval through Cameron Scotece. Wilford edged ahead again through Scotece and extended their lead with the best play of the game when Chris Tobin drilled in a right foot beauty to extend the lead to 3-1. Lowdham never gave up and scored their second with seconds remaining to make it 3-2. Wilford manged too hang onto the 3 points as the final whistle soon blew for full time. This was once again a very hard fought victory and great credit needs to go to Lowdham who battled for everything to the end. Lowdham’s goals were scored by Ross Clarke and Adam Fear.

Under 16 Division 3

Bulwell Athletic 1, Blidworth Welfare 4

Ben Radford completed his hat trick as Blidworth Welfare wer4-1 winners at Bulwell Athletic. Drew Day scored the other goal for Blidworth while Otis Lynch replied for Bulwell.

Pegasus Youth 1, Welbeck Lions 20

Welbeck Lions proved too strong for a plucky Pegasus Youth side, Connor Nower and Connor Neill scoring six goals each.

Sherwood FC White 3, FC Huthwaite 6

Sherwood FC White and FC Huthwaite produced some good football in which the visitors held a 3-1 advantage at the halfway stage. Sherwood showed determination in the second half and added two more goals but were unable to prevent Huthwaite from increasing their lead to make the final score 6-3. Garreth Sherwood and Tom Maddox scored two goals each for Huthwaite with Craig Gulley, Ben Best grabbed one each. James Dickinson (2) and Sam Richardson scored for Sherwood.

West Hallam Wanderers 4, Riverside Rapids 3

This game, although well-contested, lacked quality. Both teams will feel disappointed with their performances but on balance West Hallam shaded it and the Riverside keeper was definitely the busier on the afternoon and made several crucial saves to keep Riverside in the game. West Hallam scorers were Sam Wilkinson (2), Luke Hill and Harry Bruce. Rapids goals came from Jake Samples, Harry Tabbot and Sean Yorke.

 


Sunday 20th November 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 4, Moorgreen Colts 3

Two goals each by James Parkin and David Lunca gave Bilborough Town their second league win of the season with a 4-3 result against Moorgreen Colts. Josh Clifton scored twice for the visitors and Alex Wright got one.

Borrowash Victoria 0, Beeston FC 4

Both teams gave their all but were unable to break the deadlock in the first half despite Borrowash having two good chances which they failed to take. The game opened up a little early on in the second half but still no goals until a cross fell to Beeston player in box and he slotted home. Soon after, a corner somehow managed to get to the far post and again an easy opportunity for Beeston who made it 2-0. Still the game was contested well by both teams, Borrowash again unlucky at the back post after a good cross in a game of missed chances for the home team and clinical finishing from Beeston. Fitness told in the last twenty and a third followed and then a penalty, 4-0 to Beeston, well played both teams, a good game. Beeston’s scorers were Jack O’Leary, Aboo Younis, Harry Chiarella and Morgan Furnell.

Carlton Town Blue 1, Arnold Town Maroon 3

Kyel Anderson, Tighe Duffy and Mark Faflik goals gave Arnold Town Maroon a 3-1 win at Carlton Town Blue. Josh Harris scored for Carlton.

Under 16 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 5, Barrowby Phoenix 2

Hucknall Sports Red entertained Barrowby Phoenix on a sticky pitch today and at half time Hucknall Sports were 4-1 up. The second half was a closer contest with the final score being 5-2 to sports. Sports’ scorers were two each for Travis Shooter and Liam Cartledge and one for Tom Ridgard. MOM for sports was James Abbott. Barrowby scorers were Marcel Ludlow and Ryan Harris.

Lowdham Colts Red 1, Keyworth Utd Black 5

This was a difficult pitch for both sides but Keyworth started on the front foot but couldn’t find an early goal. However the match changed after 10 minutes when a clearance from inside his own half by Harry Baxter bounced over the Keyworth goalies head after he slipped on the muddy pitch. Wild celebrations followed which seemed to inspire Mason Bower in the Lowdham goal who pulled off a series of amazing saves to ensure that Lowdham held onto their lead until half time. He continued to deny Keyworth until Ben Newman levelled the score from the penalty spot. Keyworth then took the lead following a magnificent free kick from Callum Wolloch. Max Matravers then scored with a fantastic shot from outside the box and a fine through ball from Max Thornhill saw Callum Wolloch chip over the advancing Lowdham keeper. Mason Bower continued to make a series of fantastic saves in what must surely have been one of the best goalkeeping displays ever seen in youth football. The match was finished when Keyworth’s No. 3 scored his first ever goal for the team after 6 years, from the penalty spot. Lowdham take a lot of credit for a battling display throughout the match.

Market Warsop Strikers 3, Ashfield Community FC 2

Ashfield started the better of the two sides and took the lead through a good run and finish by Miochael Taboada. Warsop eventually started to play football and got the equaliser through Joshua Jackson. In the second half Warsop took control and Joshua got his brace with a cool finish. The third came from Callum Timmins who composed himself to beat the keeper and two players on the line with a powerful finish. Straight from the kick off Ashfield got a goal back through Jack Kenyon. The last 10 mins Warsop defended well and held on for the win.

 Toton Tigers Black 5, Wilford Lions 1

The match was played on a wet but playable pitch. Toton Tigers ran out worthy 5-1 winners after leading 2-0 at half time. Cameron Scotece scored the Wilford goal with James Brett (2) and Matt Neighbour on target for Tigers.

Eastwood CFC 4, NG United 0

Eastwood CFC moved to the top of the table thanks to a 4-0 defeat of NG United. Henry Burton scored twice, Joe Dawson and Ciaran Blavins got one each.

Under 16 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 11, Pegasus Youth 0

Bestwood started very well with Kasey Fisher scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes. Each finish was different – a long range strike, a close range tap in and drive from edge of the box. In the second half Robbie Breslin Smith scored with a neat chip after some great play in midfield. Fisher added his 4th and Bestwood’s 5th with a side foot following a great cross from Breslin Smith. The 6th soon followed from Jakub Kaniak following his run into the box and sending the keeper the wrong way. Latrell Patterson scored the next with a tidy side foot shot again after good work down the left side. Fisher scored again with an excellent finish from distance and Thiery Lothian made it nine with a header. The 10th was scored by Charlie Breslin after some unselfish work from Kaniak squaring the ball to the unmarked Breslin 6 yards out. Fisher ended the scoring with his 6th with another tap in, giving him the ideal birthday tally.

Blidworth Welfare 4, Sherwood FC White 3

Sherwood FC White took the lead in the first half at Blidworth Welfare and held onto until the second half. Andy Gibson then struck three goals with Charlie Ogrizovic top steer Blidworth to a 4-3 victory. Sherwood goalscorers were Sam Richardson (2) and James Simpson.

West Hallam Wanderers 8, Bulwell Athletic 1

This was a game that West Hallam needed to win to keep to up with the high flyers in the league. West Hallam started brightly passing the ball neatly in midfield and using the width and soon found themselves two goals up. However, Bulwell continued to fight and scored with a neat finish after some sloppy defending from West Hallam. The significance of this game dawned on West Hallam and they raised their game to go in 4 –1 leaders at half-time. The momentum stayed with West Hallam in the second half and they continued to play their neat passing game and ran out 8 – 1 winners with solid performances from every player.

 


Sunday 13th November 2016

NYFL U16 KO Cup Rd 2

Dunkirk Colts 15, Blidworth Welfare 0

Dunkirk kicked the game off and after some superb goalkeeping by the Blidworth keeper Dunkirk scored the opening goal with a smart cross and well taken header by Harrison Mckenzie, his first of the season. This led to further goals in the first half, two from Lee Beakin, and one from Harry Oldershaw and Brandon Mannix. Having gone in at half time five nil to the good, Dunkirk scored two quick goals in the first two minutes of the second half from Harry Oldershaw and Lee Beakin. Lee Beakin took his own tally for the game to five, with Harry Oldershaw and Brandon Mannix completing their hatricks. The 15 nil scorline was completed with goals from Niall Hylton, Connor Butler and  Tom Coupe. Blidworth continued to battle throughout and did ceate a couple of second half chances that with a little bit more luck would have been converted.

Keyworth Utd Black 3, Moorgreen Colts 2 (aet)

This was a hugely entertaining match. Both teams played some very attractive passing football and this led to Keyworth taking the lead through Harry Egglestone in the first half. Some other fine play nearly led to a second goal but Moorgreen held firm. A free kick from Chris Neilson that eluded the Keyworth defence levelled the scores and a tremendous save from Colin Lewis in the Keyworth goal ensured the match went to extra time. A fine cross and headed goal from Liam Smith gave Moorgreen the lead two minutes into the start of the first period of extra time but a great solo effort from Harry Egglestone drew Keyworth level soon after. Callum Wolloch then closed down the Moorgreen keeper and saw his efforts rewarded with a deflection that looped over the keeper just before the end of the first period of extra time. No more goals were scored in a match that was entertaining and competitive from the first minute to the last.

Market Warsop Strikers 1, Eastwood CFC 7

Market Warsop Strikers started with no fear against a strong side and pressed Eastwood into making mistakes. Warsop took the lead from a free kick which was turned in at the back post by Tyler Hind to make it 1-0. Eastwood responded with some good football and took a 1-3 lead at the break. A great save from Jack Lawes denied Warsop a second goal just before half time. Eastwood were stronger in the second half and added four more goals to confirm the win. Warsop should be very proud of their performance against a good side. Joe Dawson and Jack Hopewell scored two goals each for Eastwood.

Wilford Lions 1, Lowdham Colts Red 0

Today’s cup tie played on a bright sunny autumn morning between two old rivals ended with a hard fought 1-0 victory to Wilford and puts them through to the next round of the cup where Div 1 league leaders and unbeaten Beeston await them. Despite creating early chances Wilford were unable to score until Cameron Scotece diverted a header into the goal from a wonderfully whipped in ball from Chris Tobin to make the half time score 1-0 . This was to be the only goal of the game despite Lowdham having half chances to level up the score and Wilford themselves guilty of missing half chances to extend their lead.

Under 16 Division 1

Rolls Royce Leisure 3, Carlton Town Blue 1

A first half in which Rolls Royce had the majority of the chances with only the Carlton keeper stopping Rolls Royce from taking the lead. However late in the first half it was Carlton who took a lead into half time after a curling low ground shot managed to squeeze under the body of a diving Taylor Green. In the second half and again Rolls Royce were enjoying majority of the game and got back into from a well converted penalty from Curtis Taylor after Jacob Johnson brought down Kyle Beekman through on goal. Shortly after Rolls Royce were reduced to 10 men however they continued to dominate and create chances, Ben Perrins was left unmarked in the centre to slam in a second for Rolls and Kyle Beekman finished off the scoring with a delightful cross angled lob of the keeper to make it 3-1 to Rolls Royce.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community FC 4, NG United 10

Ashfield Community F.C started off really strong and dominated the first 10 minutes scoring two goals in quick concession one after just two 2 minutes into the game and another 3 minutes later. NG United where not going to let it stop them though and came back scoring their first goal 12 minutes into the game, not even a minute had gone by before they scored again. They went on to dominate the rest of the first half scoring a further four goals. The first 15 minutes after their second, then again 30 seconds later, then 1 minute later and their last goal of that half came just 2 minutes later. Second Half Ashfield Community F.C came out a different side and showed that they really wanted this game with a goal 50 seconds after kick off and they were starting to believe they could draw it back. Despite this NG United continued to press and wanted the win more. They scored again 5 minutes later, then again after another 3 minutes. Ashfield Community F.C kept fighting though and scored another goal 16 minutes after kick odd for the second half. NG United were not giving up and scored a further 2 goals making the game 10-4. Jamani Gardener and Aaron Sissons scored four goals each for NG.

Hucknall Sports Red 10, Sherwood FC Blue 2

Sports started well and at halftime were 4-1 up. The dominance continued in the second half and the full time score was 10-2 to Hucknall. Sports goalscorers were Liam Cartledge (4), Tom Ridgard (2) and one each for Travis Shooter, Oscar Ridley, Josh Worrall and Rob Sherwood. MOM for sports was Curtis Wilson. Sherwood goals were by Constantin and Saunders-Johnson. Sherwood MOM was Cameron Scott

Under 16 Division 3

FC Huthwaite 2, Selston FC 3

Selston led 2-0 at FC Huthwaite as the teams went in for the half time break. Huthwaite applied pressure as they went in search of goals which they found through Garreth Sherwood and Tom Maddox. However, Selston scored a third to nick the points, Charlie Ball, Kieran Ryan and Corey Wrenn scoring one goal each.

Riverside Rapids 8, Pegasus Youth 0

Second placed Riverside Rapids fired eight goals against Pegasus Youth with George Chetwynd leading the way with a hat trick. Chetwynd opened the scoring as early as the second minute, Ethan Harnett added a second nine minutes later followed by two more Chetwynd goals and one by Jordan Sharpe to make the half time score 5-0. Connor Large increased the lead immediately after the break, Lee Wilde got in on the scoring act whilst Tom Stanyard got the final goal of the game.

Welbeck Lions 2, Bulwell Athletic 1

Connor Bower and Kyle Crook gave Welbeck Lions a 2-0 first half lead against Bulwell Athletic. The visitors reduced the arrears after the break, however Lions held onto all three points to remain top of the table.

West Hallam Wanderers 4, Bestwood Park Rangers 4

A well contested game on a bright sunny autumn afternoon. The game was evenly matched and swung one way then the other. Finishing one all at half time both teams had a go in the second half and it looked like West Hallam could hold on when they found themselves 3-2 up with less than 10 minutes to play. However football is an unpredictable game and Bestwood equalised then scrambled a goal from a dangerous long throw to turn the game on its head taking a 4-3 lead. Credit to West Hallam who kept going and scrambled an equalizer from a corner with minutes on the clock. Both teams may feel they did enough to win the game but neither deserved to lose so a fair result.


Sunday 6th November 201

NFA U16 Youth Challenge Cup Rd2

Moorgreen Colts 1, AFC Mansfield 2

AFC Mansfield recovered from being a goal down to a much improved Moorgreen Colts team to win the match 2-1. The first half was evenly balanced but in the second period of play Moorgreen Colts took the lead through a Chris Neilson goal following some excellent football. AFC Mansfield were soon back on level terms when Charlie Fletcher took advantage of a simple through ball to fire home. AFC Mansfield dominated the game from then on and deserved the winner through a Jack Weatherer headed goal from the corner.

Eastwood CFC 2, Dunkirk Colts 4

A great cup tie played in typical English winter weather, a strong wind and heavy rain. Both team were creating chances with Dunkirk first to break the deadlock with Tom Coupe latching onto a great Lee Beakin through ball and finished with quality. Dunkirk increased the lead to 3-0 at half time with a well taken header by Niall Hylton and a well converted penalty by Harry Oldershaw. Eastwood started strongly in the second and opened their account with a well taken finish by Henry Burton from six yards. Eastwood continued to press but Tom Coupe restored Dunkirk’s three-goal lead with a cross come shot going into the top corner of the net. Eastwood pulled a goal back with a second Henry Burton goal but the game ended with a 4-2 result to Dunkirk.

Hucknall Sports Red 4, Keyworth Utd Black 3

Hucknall Sports Red took a 1-0 lead with a Jake Sisson goal but found themselves 3-1 down to Keyworth Utd Black with 12 minutes to play. However, a ten-minute hat trick from Sports MOM, Adam Salter, gave Sports a 4-3 win. Keyworth goals were from Harry Egglestone, Ben Newman and Callum Wolloch and the Keyworth MOM was Matthew Goulbourn .

Ordsall Rangers 3, Beeston FC 3 (Away win pens 4-5)

Beeston secured their place in the next round thanks to a penalty shoot-out win at Ordsall Rangers. The teams were tied at 3-3 at the end of normal time and were unable to decide the tie in extra time, Beeston edging through 4-5 on penalties. James Corden, Ryan Mills and Aboo Younis scored the goals in normal time.

Pegasus Youth 3, Selston FC 5

Selston were 5-3 winners at Pegasus Youth. Then home team led 3-1 at the halfway stage but Selston turned the game around after the break.

Sherwood FC Blue 1, Market Warsop Strikers 3

A scrappy first half of the game saw Sherwood FC Blue take the lead from an Izaac Rose with a long range effort that the keeper couldn’t handle in very wet conditions. Warsop started the second half the stronger and started to pass the ball well. Joshua Jackson curled in an effort from 25 yards off the crossbar. The second Warsop goal was from Tommy Jaques who picked the ball up in defence and ran the length of the pitch to score. Jordan Carter added a third with a brilliant overhead kick from just outside the box to confirm Warsop’s place in the next round.

Welbeck Lions 5, Bilborough Town 3

A Connor Bird hat trick helped Welbeck Lions beat Bilborough Town 5-3 to move into the next round. Connor Neill and Joel Whyte were the other scorers whilst Bilborough’s goalscorers were James Scott Parkin (2) and David Lunca

Wilford Lions 4, Toton Tigers Black 2

In todays’ cup encounter Toton started like a house on fire and managed to take the lead after two minutes. The Lions soon started to have the majority of the play and forced numerous corners from their attacks. Jason Yik managed to find the net twice from the resulting corners when the ball fell kindly to him in the box. Cameron Scotece thought he had netted the 3rd from a free kick from the ever impressive Brodie Stokes when he directed the ball into the roof of the net with a wonderful header only to see it wiped off for offside. Cameron Scotece was not to be denied and finally netted just before half time to make it 3-1 at the interval. The Lions continued to press in the second half and Max Wilkes extended their lead to 4-1. This did not deter Toton who continued to try to get back in the game and netted their second to make the final score 4-2. James Brett and Daniel Eyre scored for Toton.

Under 16 Division 2

Lowdham Colts Red 2, Ashfield Community FC 0

Both teams were very evenly matched and it looked like it was going to be a very close game with play moving up and down the field at a good pace. After 31 minutes and both teams having shots at goal it was Lowdham who took the lead after a scuffle in the goal mouth. The second half started 1-0 to the home side, with the wind getting colder and the rain beginning to pelt down, they pushed for their second from the off. Ashfield held strong until after 63 minutes Lowdham doubled their lead with a lobbed goal beating the defence and the keeper. Harry Baxter and Josh Mann were the Lowdham scorers.

Under 16 Division 3

Bulwell Athletic 1, Bestwood Park Rangers 2

Bestwood Park Rangers had the early chances but failed to capitalise on them. Bulwell took the lead when a corner kick found Ryan Brown unmarked and he lashed the ball home. Bestwood were still unable to make the best of their opportunities before the break with the Bulwell keeper, Chaplin, in fine form. After the break Bestwood finally made their mark following a corner, with Morgan Davey getting the decisive touch. With ten minutes left Davey pounced again to drill in from close range following a great cross from the leff to make the final score 2-1 to Bestwood.

Riverside Rapids 1, FC Huthwaite 2

A good positive start from the visitors saw them go ahead half way through the first half through a cheeky Thomas Maddox header which looped over the goal keeper. Huthwaite piled on the pressure and looked the stronger team, however Riverside equalised following some decent work down the left and a toe poke finish by Maximus Porter. Huthwaite enjoyed the lions share of the possession and were able to regain the lead 10 minutes from time when Jamie Squires played a sublime through ball to Garreth Sherwood to finish and continue his goal scoring run of 13 goals in 7 matches.

West Hallam Wanderers 0, Sherwood FC White 3

The performance of West Hallam Wanderers seemed to match the weather, wet and miserable. A shadow of their previous performances and what could be described as a bad day at the office. This does not take anything away from the performance of Sherwood who played with great spirit and discipline and fully deserved the result. It just goes to show the competitive standard of this league – disappointment and a wake-up call for the Wanderers. Sam Richardson, Christian Turner and Himat K-Singh scored for Sherwood.

 


Sunday 30th October 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Arnold Town Maroon 1, Beeston FC 2

Beeston FC continued to set the pace at the top of the table with their seventh consecutive league win. James Corden scored twice as Beeston were 2-1 winners against Arnold Town Maroon, Josh Lawe netting for the home team.

Carlton Town Blue 0, Borrowash Victoria 5

An understrength Carlton Town Blue were unable to match Borrowash Victoria who went ahead through a Harvey  Robinson goal. Continued Borrowash pressure saw some good saves from the keeper but Harry Bailey nodded one in and a cross shot dropped in over keeper to make the half time score 3-0. Borrowash rotated the squad and made it hard for Carlton but the home team showed spirit and determination. Good possession from Borrowash saw Thaila Alsbury through one-on-one and he slotted the ball home. The goal of the game came from Scott Wainwright who curled one in far corner from edge of box to make it 5-0

Moorgreen Colts 4, Rolls Royce Leisure 1

Moorgreen Colts moved into third place following their 4-1 win over Rolls Royce Leisure. Josh Clifton score dtwice with Liam Smith and Can Tasilioglu getting one each. Mitchell Bone was the Rolls’ marksman.

Dunkirk Colts 5, Bilborough Town 0

Dunkirk had to work hard against a competitive and resolute Bilborough Town. Evenutally a good passing move midway through the first half was neatly converted by Dunkirk’s Tom Coupe. George Campbell added a second goal from a corner. The first half scoring was completed when Lee Beakin completed a well worked move with a precise finish in to the bottom corner of the net. Dunkirk added two more goals in the second half with strikes from Harry Oldershaw and Leyton Wright.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 0, Keyworth Utd Black 6

This was a good game of football to watch. Both sides were playing some attractive passing football and no quarter was asked or given. Midway through the first half Keyworth broke down the right and Callum Wolloch opened the scoring. He quickly followed this up with a fine strike for number two. Max Thornhill then added a third with a great effort from outside the box before Harry Egglestone pressed the defence well and prodded home a fourth. Ashfield came out strongly in the second half and put some pressure on Keyworth whose defence held firm. Ben Newman was causing problems for Ashfield on the right wing and set up Max Matravers who fired in the first of his two goals with a fine strike with the outside of his right foot. Patrick Cawthorn gave a man of the match display at the heart of the Keyworth defence. Ashfield players and management were a credit to their club from start to finish.

Market Warsop Strikers 0, Wilford Lions 4

An evenly matched first half between two good teams. James Harvey managed to find the net on the stroke of half time firing a fine free kick into the net. The introduction at half time of Cameron Scotece and Wilfred Tebite brought about instant results. Cameron Scotece scored the second of the game and set up the third for Charles Nduka. Wilfred Tebite got the fourth which was to be the last goal of the game. Callum Hutton was named man of the match for Wilford .

Toton Tigers Black 1, Sherwood FC Blue 1

Sherwood FC Blue got their first point on the board with a 1-1 draw at Toton Tigers Black. Devvi Balla scored for Sherwood with James Brett on target for Tigers.

Eastwood CFC 12, Barrowby Phoenix 0

Eastwood took early control of the game, free flowing football creating chance after chance. Power and pace throughout the team Eastwood always had the edge over Barrowby. The visitors at times shown glimpses of their potential, and should take credit for never giving up.

Under 16 Division 3

Bestwood Park Rangers 1, Welbeck Lions 3

Bestwood taking the lead through Charlie Breslin but Welbeck Lions equalised a few minutes later then took the lead from the penalty spot. A third followed after the break to give Welbeck a two-goal cushions, Bestwood missing the opportunity to reduce the arrears when awarded a late penalty which was saved by Harrison Kissane on his debut.

Blidworth Welfare 9, Pegasus Youth 4

Blidworth Welfare started well and took an early lead before Pegasus took control with three goals. Blidworth rallied and were back on level terms at 3-3 by half time. First minute goal in the second half saw the game swing in Blidworth’s favour as they built a 6-3 lead. A reply after considerable pressure meant it closed to 6-4 but as Pegasus pushed for another goal Blidworth scored a breakaway goal which deflated Pegasus and the home side scored two further goals. Andy Gibson went nap with five goals, Ben Radford scored twice, Drew Day and Ben Huddart got one each. The Pegasus scorers were Jamie Hodson (2), Louis Waterhouse and Dane Carlyle.

Riverside Rapids 2, Bulwell Athletic 1

Riverside Rapids were 2-1 winners over Bulwell Athletic to stay one point behind league leaders Welbeck Lions.

Sherwood FC White 6, Selston 4

Selston held a 2-1 halftime elad at Sherwood FC White who turned the game around after the break to run out 6-4 victors. Sam Richardson got three goals, Himat K-Singh grabbed a brace and James Simpson got one.

FC Huthwaite 2, West Hallam Wanderers 3

A good competitive game of football played in the right spirit. Garreth Sherwood always looked a danger for the home side and his pace caused the West Hallam defence problems, however the first half finished a completive 2-2 with Jake Else, FC Huthwaite’s keeper performing heroics in the goal. The second half was controlled by West Hallam and they dominated the midfield and possession. Wilkinson scored halfway through the half only for the referee to bring the ball back for a free just outside the area. This resulted in another inspired save form Else who continued to thwart the West Hallam attack. However, the goal did eventually come and the keeper was beaten 10 minutes from time by a Wilkinson header which looped over the keeper and dipped under the bar.

 


Sunday 23rd October 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Dunkirk Colts 7, Moorgreen Colts 0

Dunkirk Colts continued their recent good form with a 7-0 win over Moorgreen Colts. The game started slowly with Dunkirk having to work hard to break down a resolute Moorgreen defence. The first goal came via a superb cross from Harry Oldershaw and a fine half volley into the bottom corner of the net from Tom Coupe. Niall Hylton rounded off the scoring with a close range finish to ensure Dunkirk entered the interval with a 2-0 lead. Further second half goals from Tom Coupe, Niall Hylton, George Campbell, Brandon Mannix and Lewis Hayes completed a comfortable 7-0 victory for Dunkirk.

Rolls Royce Leisure 0, Arnold Town Maroon 2

Arnold Town were 2-0 winners at Rolls Royce Leisure as Mark Faflik and Ewan Head scored a goal apiece.

AFC Mansfield 6, Carlton Town Blue 0

AFC Mansfield scored six goals without reply against Carlton Town Blue.

AFC Mansfield went into the game low on form and confidence and it was important that they focused on the basics today defending well keeping a good shape and building possession. The lads did exactly that today, all the strikers getting goals Charlie Fletcher (3), Will Dalton (2) and Jack Weatherer. The midfielders controlled the game well with the defence solid although there were a few scary moments when Carlton attacked.

Under 16 Division 2

Barrowby Phoenix 0, Ashfield Community FC 1

Ashfield Community FC started off sloppy whilst Barrowby Phoenix started off very strong and kept the pressure on pushing forward time after time right up until half time. Ashfield Community could not seem to get it together losing ground and missing opportunities. In the second half Barrowby Phoenix came out stronger than the first putting the pressure on Ashfield Community until 15 minutes before the end of the game Ashfield Community got a lucky break and Cameron Scott scored ending the game 1-0 to the visitors .Barrowby Phoenix were unlucky to score and should get credit for a good game despite losing.

Sherwood FC Blue 0, Eastwood CFC 6

Eastwood CFC continued with their successful start to the season with a comfortable victory at Sherwood Blue and their first clean sheet of the season. The Red Badgers started strongly with a goal within two minutes, Jack Hopewell leaped the highest to head home from a corner. The second goal came from another corner where the ball fell to Kyle Howden on the back post who slotted home from close range. The second half started slowly with silly mistakes and simple passes going astray. Sherwood were showing more passion and put Eastwood on the back foot for a while. Eastwood regrouped and got back to playing football exposing Sherwood’s high back line. Two quick goals from Kyle Howden completed his hat trick and stopped any chance of a fight back by the home team. A long range shot from Zak Richardson came back off the crossbar where Thomas Jayes controlled on his chest and volleyed home. To complete the victory Robert Taylor raced on to a through ball and calmly slotted it round the keeper.

Wilford Lions 1, NG United 5

Top of the table Wilford Lions’ unbeaten run came to an end as NG United recorded a 5-1 win. The Lions started like a house on fire and led 1-0 after just two minutes and they should have extended their lead but missed some glorious chances in the first ten minutes. NG weathered the storm and scored two goals through Jamani Gardener and Spencer Walker before half time. After the interval NG stepped up their game and added another three goals without a reply from Wilford, Jay Kelliher- Dougal, Ethan Onyett and Jamani Gardener taking the score to 5-1.

Under 16 Division 3

Bulwell Athletic 4, FC Huthwaite 6

FC Huthwaite took a 2-1 lead into the half time break with two great goals from Garreth Sherwood. The second half was much like the first with both teams trying hard to win the game. Straight from the restart half Garreth Sherwood completed his hat trick followed up by a great strike from Ben Best. Bulwell would not lie down and kept coming back at Huthwaite but two more great strikes from Garreth Sherwood gave Huthwaite the 3 points. Bulwell’s scorers were Jack Thraves, Ryan Brown, Aaron Nicholson and Otis Lynch.

Pegasus Youth 3, Sherwood FC White 5

Sherwood FC White earned three welcome points with a 5-3 result at Pegasus Youth. Sam Richardson scored twice, Daniel Hynes, Dishan K-Singh and James Simpson got one each. The visitors had the best of the first half taking a deserved 3-0 lead. After the break it became four before the Pegasus woke up with 25 minutes to go scoring two quick goals. Pressure brought a third before a breakaway goal restored the two goal lead to the end.

Welbeck Lions 5, Riverside Rapids 2

The top of the table clash between Welbeck lions and Riverside Rapids ended in victory for Lions enabling them to take over at the top of the table. Connor Bower and Connor Neill scored two goals each with Joel Whyle getting one.

 


 Sunday 16th October 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Arnold Town Maroon 0, Dunkirk Colts 4

In a keenly contested game between two competitive teams Dunkirk ran out comfortable winners with two long range free kicks from Harry Oldershaw giving Dunkirk the first half lead and Tom Coupe (man of match) following up with two goals of individual skill to complete the scoring in the second half.

 Beeston FC 4, Rolls Royce Leisure 3

Rolls Royce Leisure were 3-1 to the good at the halfway stage against league leaders Beeston FC, Kyle Beekman having scored all three goals. Beeston rallied after the break to turn the game around and run out 4-3 winners to make it six wins on the bounce

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 3, Sherwood FC Blue 1

Sherwood blue started with 10 men has they had a late arrival causing them to be under pressure from the start. Ashfield Community started off strong and scored within the first 5 minutes. They kept pressuring and pressuring  and scored again 17 minutes later. Sherwood  Blue were trying to hold it together but were struggling to get any decent chances on the ball while Ashfield Community kept on the pressure, intercepting the ball every time Sherwood managed to get possession. Second half Sherwood Blue came out the stronger team and were fighting for every chance. Ashfield were losing it in midfield creating gaps in their formation causing Sherwood Blue to dominate the start of the second half where they scored a goal 12 minutes later. Ashfield lacked chances and were not challenging for the ball enough causing Sherwood Blue to dominate. Despite this Ashfield  Community scored again 13 minutes later to make it a 3-1 win.

Toton Tigers Black 1, Lowdham Colts Red 1

It was a very even game with both teams playing good passing football. Toton Tigers seemed to have the edge on speed but Lowdham read the game well and play moved between both teams. On the 19th minute though Lowdham broke through to get the first goal of the match through Harvey Putnar. The second half was pretty much a replay of the first with play going from end to end. but on the 56 minute Lowdham were deemed to handled the ball in the box so a penalty was awarded to Toton which Matt Neighbour dispatched. Although the play carried on at a good pace no more goals were had.

Under 16 Division 3

Blidworth Welfare 5, Bulwell Athletic 1

Ben Radford completed his hat trick as Blidworth Welfare were 5-1 winners against Bulwell Athletic. Ethan McEwan and Archie crew scored the other goals.

FC Huthwaite 2, Welbeck Lions 6

A Garreth Sherwood brace gave FC Huthwaite a 2-1 half time lead against Welbeck Lions. The visitors responded after the break by scoring five goals without reply to secure all three points with a 6-2 result. Connor Bower and Joel Whyle scored two goals each, Levi Johnson and Elliott Stephenson got one each.

Riverside Rapids 1, Bestwood Park Rangers 5

Bestwood started very brightly taking the lead through Robbie Breslin Smith. That was followed up by Kasey Fisher then Davey with two more goals as Bestwood were fully on top and in control of the game and leading 4-0 at half time. The second half was a tight affair with both sides trying to score. Very early in the half Riverside scored through Samples to reduce the arrears. Bestwood countered and Fisher scored his second goal and Bestwood’s fifth. There continued to be few chances for either side the game ended with a 5 1 win for Bestwood.

West Hallam Wanderers 8, Pegasus Youth 4

Although West Hallam Wanderers made a bright start against Pegasus Youth they failed to deal with two routine balls over the top and found themselves 2–0 down inside 20 minutes. West Hallam then started to dominate the midfield and were 3–2 up only to be denied a lead at half time by more woeful defending to settle at 3 -3.

The second half started brightly for West Hallam and kicking up the slope held the ball up which suited their game and soon they found themselves 5–3 up, the second half became a very one sided affair and although Pegasus kept battling West Hallam tightened the defence and ran out 8 –4 winners. Sam Wilkinson scored four goals, Luke Hill got three and Ben Slater one for west Hallam. The Pegasus scorers were Akaash Jutta (2), Dane Carlyle and Louis Waterhouse.

 


Sunday 9th October 2016

U16 NYFL KO Cup Rd1

Ashfield Community FC 5, Bulwell Athletic 1

Both teams started off really well, but it was Ashfield Community went on the  attack from the start. Ashfield Community had chance after chance but to no avail. The first goal came when Michael Taboada took the ball past a player, rouletted another player and smashed it home for the goal after 32 mins. Five minutes later Ashfield Community had a corner which was latched onto by Jack Kenyon to score with a brilliant header. In the second half Bulwell Athletic came out with a fighting spirit and managed to pull a goal back from Tyrell Charlton. Ashfield Community kept pushing forward to eventually score again, this time it was Josh Morris. Ashfield were then on a positive roll and scored again two minutes later through Thomas Richardson. Bulwell Athletic kept battling but to no avail as Richardson scored again for the home side to make the final score 5-1.

Bestwood Park Rangers 2, Keyworth Utd Black 6

The cup brought a fiercely competitive game in which Bestwood took the lead following a mix up in the Keyworth defence, Morgan Davey firing home. Having missed some chances Keyworth drew level through Max Thornhill who had a fine match before three more goals in quick succession gave Keyworth a 4-1 lead at half time. Harry Drew in a man of the match performance scored two fine goals breaking from deep to carry the ball into the Bestwood area and finishing well. The second half saw a refreshed Bestwood come out strongly and deservedly pulled the score back to 4-2 through Thiery Lothian following a spell of sustained pressure. Bestwood couldn’t find a third goal and Keyworth made it 5 following a penalty. Bestwood refused to give up and won themselves a penalty which was saved by Harry Haywood in the Keyworth goal. A late breakaway goal finished well by Callum Wolloch sealed the win for Keyworth but Bestwood took a lot of credit form the match and will surely challenge for promotion if they can take some of the form showed in this match into their next league fixture.

NG United 1, Hucknall Sports Red 2

For the second time in three weeks NG United played Hucknall Sports Red and from the start it was clear that the visitors wanted the win more. They took the lead early in the first half thanks to some great football and a good finish, NG finally got into the game half way through the first half and began to apply pressure to the Hucknall goal, A good run from Bruk Reid-Ward was matched with a cool finish inside the near post to bring the scores level. In the second half both teams had a number of opportunities to take the lead but both keepers and the woodwork kept the scores level. A speculative effort from Hucknall saw the ball bounce and deceived the NG keeper allowing Hucknall to progress into the second round.

Pegasus Youth 5, Barrowby Phoenix 3

Barrowby Phoenix won a high-scoring game at Pegasus Youth as Marcel Ludew scored four goal, Charlie Cann grabbed three and Ryan Harris got one as the game finished 8-5 in Phoenix’s favour.

Riverside Rapids 2, Lowdham Colts Red 3

Both teams were looking for a win and play was end to end, Rapids got the first goal after 16 minutes. Lowdham responded and took hold of the game and five minutes later scored the equaliser. Neither team were willing to concede but on the 24th minute Rapids took the lead once again and this was the score which took the match to half time. The second half started well with Lowdham in control with some good connecting passes and goal attempts. Rapids also kept themselves in the game but the equaliser came for Lowdham the 58th minute to make the score 2-2. Rapids tried to counter and had a couple of good chances but with four minutes remaining Lowdham got a break and scored the last goal of the match. George Chetwynd and Lewis Pollard scored for Rapids. Lowdham’s scorers were Harvey Putnar, Jordan Hope and Joshua Mann.

Selston FC 0, Blidworth Welfare 7

Blidworth Welfare had a safe passage into the next round with a 7-0 win at Selston FC. Archie Crew and Ben Radford grabbed a brace apiece whilst Evan Griffin, Ethan McEwan and James Draycott got one each.

Sherwood FC Blue 2, Market Warsop Strikers 3

Muhummed Njie and Emian O’Neill scored first half goals to give Sherwood FC Blue a 2-1 half time lead against Market Warsop Strikers. The visitors rallied after the break to turn the game around and ran out 3-2 winners, Taylor Bagshaw claiming two goals with Tyler Hind also on target.

Toton Tigers Black 2, Wilford Lions 4

From the kick-off Wilford Lions tried to get their passing game going and created a couple of good chances before being hit on the counter attack by Toton who led 1-0 as they converted their only chance so far. This did not deter the Wilford team but only spurred them on to create more chances. Max Wilkes found himself free with the ball wide on the left and went on a mesmerising solo run before back heeling the ball into the net to level things up after the Toton goalie had made a good save from his initial first effort at goal. A Daniel Radford guided a header into the net from a Liam Norris cross to give Lions a 2-1 half time lead. Radford scored two more goals in the second half to complete his hat trick and then Toton scored a second direct from a corner, James Brett and Liam Woodward scoring for the home team.

West Hallam Wanderers 2, Welbeck Lions 4

This was a completely different game from the league encounter when West Hallam won 5-2 at Welbeck Lions. Welbeck started well and held a 2-0 advantage at the halfway stage as they converted two penalties which was not a fair reflection of the balance of play. The second half finished 2-2 as the teams matched each other, giving Welbeck a 4–2 victory and a place in the next round.

Under 16 Division 1

Borrowash Victoria Jnrs 2, Arnold Town Maroon 1

A goal in each half secured maximum points for Borrowash Victoria with a 2-1 defeat of Arnold Town Maroon. Harry Bailey and Scott Wainwright scored for Borrowash with Josh Lawe getting the Arnold goal as they suffered defeat for the first time this season.

Carlton Town Blue 0, Beeston FC 6

Beeston FC travelled to Carlton Town this morning who put up a great fight with only ten men. Beeston scored three in the first half through Ryan Mills from 25 yards, Luke Ward after a clever Sam Parker free kick and James Corden. In the second half Kian Mills scored three goals in a ten minutes spell, his first hat trick for Beeston, with two excellent finishes.

Dunkirk Colts 4, Rolls Royce Leisure 2

Dunkirk Colts fell behind to Rolls Royce Leisure as the visitors tried to consolidate their second place position in the table. Dunkirk turned the game in their favour in the second half to run out 4-2 winners, Lee Beaken, Harry Oldershaw, Leyton Wright and Lewis Hayes getting a goal each. Kyle Beekman and Shayne Cox scored for Rolls

AFC Mansfield 2, Moorgreen Colts 2

AFC Mansfield finished all square at 2-2. Will Dalton and Adam Vardy scored for the home team, Liam Smith scored both Moorgreen goals.

 


Sunday 2nd October 2016

NFA U16 Challenge Cup Rd

Ordsall Rangers 11, Carlton Town Blue 0

Carlton Town Blue made their exit from the competition at the hands of  a very strong Ordsall Rangers side.

Pegasus Youth 7, Bulwell Athletic 3

The home side were quicker out the blocks with early chances taking two goals before a penalty made it three. A continued first half dominance brought two further goals. Second half saw a reply from Bulwell then two further home side goals made it 7-1. With the home side tiring with only eleven players Bulwell got two late consolation goals.

Retford Utd 1, Sherwood FC Blue 2 (aet)

Sherwood FC Blue go into the second round as a result of their 2-1 extra time win at Retford Utd.

Sherwood FC White 0, Dunkirk Colts 7

Dunkirk Colts scored seven goals without reply at Sherwood FC White.

Under 16 Division 2

Ashfield Community 1, Lowdham Colts Red 3

Both Teams came out attacking and pressing the other side. Lowdham Colts went ahead in the first 10 minutes with Ashfield equalising 12 minutes later. Second half Lowdham Colts came out strongest putting Ashfield Community under pressure enabling Lowdham Colts to score a goal 5 minutes later. Lowdham Colts were  then unlucky to have a goal disallowed, but they didn’t give up. They kept battling to the end and score another goal 3 minutes before end of game. Ashfield Community didn’t play to their ability and total lost midfield for most of the game.

Market Warsop Strikers 0, Hucknall Sports Red 5

Hucknall sports were 3-0 up at half time with goals from Nathan Seaman, Pierce Raynor and Liam Cartledge. A further two goals in the second half meant a 5-0 win at full time for Hucknall Sports. Pierce Raynor and Liam Cartledge getting a further goal each.

Wilford Lions 4, Barrowby Phoenix 3

A pulsating encounter at league leaders Wilford ended 4-3 in the home sides favour. The lions started the quickest and ran into a 2-0 lead . Barrowby replied twice themselves to leave the half time score line at an evenly balanced 2-2. Barrowby found themselves in the lead 15 mins into the second half when the Lions keeper was beaten. With ten minutes to go the Lions equalised to set up a thrilling finale . From off the bench Wilfred Tebite managed to find a himself with space on the lef , with time running out he hit the ball at full pace into the back of the net to make the score 4-3

Eastwood CFC 5, Toton Tigers Black 1

First half possession was dominated by Eastwood but they could score one goal. With Toton sitting deep, space around the box was limited which left Eastwood frustrated with only long shots on goal to show for their efforts.

The second half continued in the same vein although with only one goal separating the teams Toton grew in confidence, a lapse in defence resulted in the equalising goal. The game started to open up with more space the opportunities came. Quality passing from the Red Badgers resulted in another four goals and the game won.

Under 16 Division 3

Blidworth Welfare 2, Bestwood Park Rangers 2

A great game was contested by both sides played in excellent conditions. Bestwood playing up the slight hill but pressing the Blidworth defence.Tthe first goal came after some pressure with Fisher finishing a fine drive. Bestwood continued to press and scored a second from Breslin after some fine work from Breslin and Smith on the left. In the second half Blidworth turned it around scoring 2 minutes after the restart and a second followed to equalise. Bestwood had more attacking possession but were always wary of the counter attack. 2 2 final score.

FC Huthwaite 2, Riverside Rapids 4

Riverside Rapids were 4-2 winners at FC Huthwaite and now sit five points clear at the top of the table.

 


Sunday 25th September 2016

Under 16 Division 1       

Bilborough Town 0, Beeston FC 8

Beeston FC dominated this encounter from the start and went ahead early on with captain Will Hill heading home from a corner. Morgan Furnell added another half way through the first half to increase Beeston’s lead. A commanding second half saw Beeston add further goals through Jame Corden 4, Morgan Furnell with his second and Aboo Younis wrapped up Beeston’s win. Credit to Bilborough Town who never gave up and went to the whistle.

Borrowash Victoria 4, Dunkirk Colts 2

In a tight first half Dunkirk Colts had the majority of possess at Borrowash Victoria who always looked dangerous on the break as the teams failed to break the deadlock before half time. There was  a second half goal fest with Borrowash absorbing the pressure and breaking better with two up front. Dunkirk scored first but the home team quickly replied and then took the lead 2-1. Two breakaways enabled Borrowash to get two more to lead 4-1, Dunkirk replied with one late on but Borrowash ran out winners 4-2. Harvey Robinson scored twice for the home side with Gabe Parkins and Matt Hepke getting one each.

Carlton Town Blue 2, Moorgreen Colts 4

Liam Smith completed his hat trick for Moorgreen Colts in their 4-2 win at Carlton Town Blue. Josh Whyte was the other Moorgreen scorer whilst Kieran O’Brian and Michael Bolton were the Carlton scorers.

AFC Mansfield 0, Rolls Royce Leisure 3

Rolls Royce Leisure scored three goals without reply at AFC Mansfield to record their third win in four matches which puts them in second place in the table.

Under 16 Division 2

Barrowby Phoenix 0, Keyworth Utd Black 5

This was a hard fought match which turned in Keyworth’s favour when Ben Newman won and then converted the first of two penalties. Max Thornhill scored a brave headed goal to double Keyworth’s lead. Another penalty and a smart finish saw Keyworth take a 4-0 lead into half time. The second half saw a determined effort by Barrowby to get back into the match, they passed the ball well but couldn’t break through Keyworth’s defence. They forced a fine save from Harry Haywood in the Keyworth goal and then Keyworth broke and Ben Newman completed a fine display with his fourth goal. Harry Drew controlled the match in midfield and broke up many Barrowby attacks in a man of the match performance. The Barrowby keeper pulled off a magnificent save tipping a long range effort from Max Matravers onto the bar. Patrick Cawthorne put in another fine display in only his second start for Keyworth. The match was played in a good spirit throughout.

Hucknall Sports Red 2, NG United 7

Hucknall Sports Red found themselves 3-1 down at half time against NG United. The visitors stepped up a gear second half and ran out 7-2 winners. Although the score line didn’t reflect it, it was a really close game between two good sides, NG drew first blood with an exquisite finish from Joe Sheekey, Travis Shooter equalised for Hucknall 10 minutes later, NG then restored their lead through an own goal from a Hucknall defender (although had it of been in the correct net it would of made a fantastic goal, Oba Julius then added a third just before half time. After the break NG had a chance to extend their lead after being awarded a penalty, Sadly Ashley Jenkins effort is still somewhere orbiting the earth! Jay eventually added a fourth with a cool finish, Aaron Sisson’s bullet header from a corner added a fifth, Oba added a sixth, then a Connor Foster tap in completed the scoring for NG. Hucknall missed a host of chances before Travis added his second.

Sherwood FC Blue 0, Wilford Lions 4

Wilford Lions ran out easy winners of this encounter. They dominated the first half and eventually made the break through from Max Wilkes to lead 1-0 at half time.  After the interval Max Wilkes scored another two goals to complete his hat trick. The goal of the game came from Chris Tobin after receiving a cross field pass from Brodie Stokes, taking control of it and unleashing an unstoppable right foot shot into the roof of the net to make the final score 0-4  Max Wilkes was man of match due to hitting his hat trick for Willford

Toton Tigers Black 3, Ashfield Community 1                                                       

Toton Tigers Black went one goal up after 13 minutes against Ashfield Community. The visitors came back battling with a Kieran Riggs goal 17 minutes later to make it 1-1 at half time. Both teams had an equal share of the ball with chances being missed at each end. The second half continued to be fought out evenly until Toton then scored another goal midway through the half. A mistake made by Ashfield Community in the 33 minute of the second half saw Toton Tigers score yet another goal making it 3-1. The goals were scored by Dan Eyre and James Brett scoring two for Toton Tigers 

Under 16 Division 3       

Bestwood Park Rangers 2, Sherwood FC White 3

a very bright start to the game by Sherwood, closing down and playing the ball forward saw their opening pressure pay dividends by taking the lead direct from a corner. Leonardi, the Bestwood keeper, made a great save conceding a corner, which Sam Richardson hit into the top corner. Sherwood’s second goal came from the penalty spot after a Bestwood defender handled. The home team did have a few chances after going down to 10 men but were unable to take them.

In the second half Bestwood applied pressure and scored at the far post following a cross by Breslin-Smith finding Lucas Birch to tap home. Bestwood continued to press for the equaliser, but were caught on the counter and Daniel Hynes scored. Bestwood gathered themselves and kept pressing forward, a goal from Kasey Fisher made the last 10 minutes interesting, with Bestwood camped in the Sherwood half. Sherwood held on for the win 2-3 final score.

Bulwell Athletic 4, Selston FC 4

Bulwell scored early with Selston dozing, then took a two-goal lead with a great header from a corner. Selston got back in it with a great free kick from Charlie Ball to the back post where Kieran Ryan finished high into the net. Selston then scored an own goal to put Bulwell ahead again. Selston captain Taylor Wright, gained and scored a penalty to bring them back in the game. Charlie Ball then scored a great free kick to make it 3-3 before half time. Both keepers made good saves.

In the second half, Selston looked likeliest to win, having most of the play and creating chances but another own goal from a ball over the top and Selston looked deflated. However, they got back into their rhythm and created several chances but converted none. The visitors got the equaliser their hard work deserved when Charlie Ball rifled in a free kick to the top corner from 25 yards.

Riverside Rapids 4, Blidworth Welfare 1

First half goals by Connor Large after nine minutes and Sean Yorke just before the break gave Riverside Rapids a 2-1 half time advantage over Blidworth Welfare, Ben Radford scoring for the visitors. Rapids made the three points secure when George Chetwynd scored twice in the second half to give them a 4-1 win.

Welbeck Lions 2, West Hallam Wanderers 5                                      

An early screamer from Luke Hill less than a minute into the game set the scene for the first half. Welbeck seemed to have no answer to the slick passing and clinical finishing shown by West Hallam in the first half. Welbeck looked dangerous on the break but the West Hallam defence seemed to deal with any dangers with the West Hallam keeper pulling off a fine double save and another attempt skimming off the inside of the post. Welbeck pulled a goal back just before half time when West Hallam failed to deal with a routine ball into the box. Half time 5-1 to West Hallam.

The second half started fairly evenly and it was Welbeck who scored the only goal of the half. It was a comfortable win for West Hallam who finished 5-2 winners. Conner Bower and Connor Neil scored for Welbeck. Sam Wilkinson scored for of the West Hallam goals.                                                           

 


Sunday 18th September 2016

Under 16 Division 1       

Beeston FC 5, Borrowash Victoria Jnrs  1

Borrowash Victoria defended well in the first half and looked dangerous on the break against a strong Beeston side. The home team spurned a few chances but Borrowash broke and scored through Gabriel Parkins to hold the advantage at the halftime break. In the second half Beeston levelled from the penalty spot to deflate Borrowash who then conceded four more goals as Beeston ran out 5-1 winners. James Corden and Kamani Wislon scored two goals each and Ben Johnson got one.

Dunkirk Colts 1, AFC Mansfield 0

A solitary Niall Hylton goal was sufficient to give Dunkirk Colts a 1-0 victory over AFC Mansfield. Two good sides struggled to break down their opponents defensive units, Dunkirk taking the points with a simple ball over the top on a counter attack.

Moorgreen Colts 6, Bilborough Town 0

Liam Smith led the Moorgreen Colts goalscoring spree against Bilborough Town, completing his hat trick whilst Josh Ginn, Josh Clifton and Craig Bray got one each.                                                             

Under 16 Division 2

Keyworth Utd Black 8, Sherwood FC Blue 0

This was a fiercely competitive match where despite the result Sherwood never gave up and showed real heart in the second half. Keyworth opened the scoring early in the first half with a great passing move finished off well by Harry Egglestone. The goals came regularly including a great solo effort by Callum Wolloch. Keyworth captain Will Daft then powered in a great header from a corner. Sherwood came out strongly in the second half and passed the ball well. They were unlucky not to score in a scramble in the box that Keyworth somehow managed to clear. Harry Egglestone then completed a fine hat trick with a breakaway goal. Ben Newman was rewarded for many assists with a fine goal for himself. The last goal was a fine solo effort by Max Matravers who dribbled round three defenders before curling in a great shot from the edge of the area. The match was played in a good spirit throughout.

Market Warsop Strikers 1, Toton Tigers Black 2

Toton Tigers Black got their first points on the board with a 2-1 win at Market Warsop Strikers for whom Callum Timmins scored.

Wilford Lions 4, Hucknall Sports Red 3                  

Wilford Lions dominated the first half against Hucknall Sports Red and deservedly went in front by the way of a shot dispatched from Max Wilks. From the restart Wilford continued to dominate and managed to extend their lead to 4-0 with goals from Daniel Radford, ChrisTobin and Wilfred Tebite. Hucknall Sports Red kept going and going and scored three goals in the last ten mins to make the final score 4-3

NG United 3, Lowdham Colts Red  0       

Lowdham headed into the match carrying injuries but were determined to give a good game. After a few ups and downs the home team took the lead after 14 minutes through Oba Julius. Lowdham didn’t look sharp and in the 26th minutes NG scored again, this time Denis Michalik finding the net. Lowdham came out for the second half with heads up and gave a good battle but in the 62nd minute the home team scored their third which left a big hill for the visitors to climb, Michalik once again being the scorer

Eastwood Community FC 9, Ashfield Community FC  2  

This was an impressive victory although not a convincing display of football by Eastwood. Some undisciplined suicide football at times made it a nervous first half for the Red Badgers. The flowing football that we have enjoyed in previous games deserted Eastwood. Credit to Ashfield Community on a spirited display. Suffering a few injuries throughout the game didn’t help them, add the size of the pitch, the heat and the passing game although not to the standards we are used to seeing from the Red Badgers, Ashfield’s final resistance was broken and the goals started to flow. Henry Burton finished with four goals, Cairan Blavins, Dylan Humphrey, Lewis Phoenix, Kyle Howden and Jay Talbot got one each.

Under 16 Division 3       

FC Huthwaite 2, Blidworth Welfare  2

A very competitive match which flowed end to end finished with the teams sharing the spoils. Blidworth’s long ball game was very effective with fast, strong forward players causing problems all game. Huthwaite defended brilliantly as a unit however constant persistence paid off following a poor challenge in the box by Callum Nadin resulted in a very well taken penalty by Blidworth. Huthwaite were able to draw level on the stroke of half time following a deflected free kick taken by Craig Gulley. The second half was as fast paced as the first with Blidworth regaining the lead with very well worked goal. Huthwaite battled hard and got themselves back into the game when Garreth Sherwood broke through and was fouled in the box. The referee pointed to the spot and the point was secured when Tom Maddox stepped up and confidently despatched it. Charlie Ogrizovic and Ben Radford scored for Blidworth.

Pegasus Youth 7, Bulwell Athletic 3

Pegasus scored an early goal against Bulwell Athletic and then added two more to have a 3-0 advantage. Tyrell Charlton hit back for Bulwell before Pegasus regained their three-goal advantage. However, Bulwell had the final say of the half as Charlton netted his second to make the half time score 4-2. The second half was less frantic, Pegasus adding two more goals and Charlton completing his hat trick for Bulwell. Pegasus added a seventh to make the final score 7-3. Dane Carlyle completed his hat trick for Pegasus, Louis Waterhouse hot two, Matt Howard and Jamie Hodson got one each.

Sherwood FC White 3, Riverside Rapids 3

Sherwood FC White and Riverside Rapids shared six goals. Jordan Sharpe and Max Porter goals gave Rapids a 2-1 half time advantage and Jack Raneby scored a third after the break. Goals from Daniel Hynes, Himat K-Singh and Sam Richardson ensure that Sherwood had a share of the spoils.

Selston FC 0, Welbeck Lions 6

Welbeck Lions made it two wins in two games with a 6-0 victory at Selston FC to maintain their 100% record and go top of the table.

 


Sunday 11th September 2016

Under 16 Division 1

Bilborough Town 1, Arnold Town Maroon 12

Harrison Day and Mark Faflik completed their hat tricks as Arnold Town Maroon were convincing winners over Bilborough Town. Kyel Anderson and Josh Lawe waded in with a brace apiece.

Carlton Town Blue 1, Rolls Royce Leisure 4

Rolls Royce made it two wins in three matches with a 4-1 result at Carlton Town Blue.

Moorgreen Colts 2, Beeston FC 6

Beeston FC have taken maximum points from their first two games of the season, their latest success being a 6-2 win at Moorgreen Colts. James Corden led the way with three goals, Kian Mills and Kamani Wilson were also on the scorescheet.

AFC Mansfield 2, Borrowash Victoria 1

Sam Robinson and Mathew Shaw scored for AFC Mansfield as they were 2-1 winners against Borrowash VictoriaAFC Mansfield had the greater share of possession in the first half but it was the visitors who took the lead from a free kick. AFC Mansfield levelled the scores on the stroke of half time. After the break the game flowed end to end withoutout many clear cut chances. AFC Mansfield stole the points with a dominant counter attack to break the deadlock. Borrowash almost snatched a late equaliser but were foiled by the goalkeeper.

Under 16 Division 2

Hucknall Sports Red 1, Keyworth Utd Black 1

This was a great advert for youth football. A fiercely competitive match in which neither side took a backward step and determination and commitment were shown by both sides throughout. The first half was a tight affair with neither side able to break the deadlock. There was a fantastic save from Harry Haywood in the Keyworth goal to keep the game at 0-0. A run of corners with about 15 minutes to go eventually resulted in an own goal rewarding Hucknall for a period of sustained pressure. This seemed to spark Keyworth into life as they went onto the offensive hitting the post and bar. This pressure eventually told with Callum Wolloch scoring from a penalty to level the scores at 1-1. Both teams enjoyed periods of dominance but in the end a draw seemed a fair result. The game was played in a great spirit throughout and was thoroughly enjoyed by the supporters of both teams.

Lowdham Colts Red 1, Wilford Lions  2

Lowdham Colts Red took early control of the match and struck first when Joshua Mann lobbed the goalkeeper with a perfectly placed ball to put his side into the lead. Wilford Lions kept battling on and both teams had shots at goal throughout the first half but on the stroke of half time Daniel Radford levelled the scores. Both sides were looking to win the game after the rbeak and it was Lions who scored again through Radford which proved to be the winning goal.

Eastwood CFC 7, Market Warsop Strikers 1

Eastwood had a comfortable victory against newly promoted Market Warsop Strikers. Eastwood always on the front foot, a high tempo start was too much for Warsop to cope with and two early goals stunned a spirited Warsop side. A lapse in concentration allowed Warsop to pull a goal back but this sparked Eastwood back into life with a quick brace which made it 4 – 1 at the break. Another 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd half completed a positive start to life for the newly formed Red Badgers.

Under 16 Division 3

FC Huthwaite 6, Sherwood FC White 5

In a fantastic game of football from start to finish, two superb free kicks gave Huthwaite a 2-1 lead going into half time. Sherwood started the second half the stronger and managed to claw back a 4-1 deficit to be on level terms. With three mins left with the score tied at 5-5 Huthwaite’s Garreth Sherwood broke through and finished well achieving his hat-trick.

Riverside Rapids 2, West Hallam Wanderers 2

This was a classic game of two halves as West Hallam took control in the first half and dominated the midfield. The goal game courtesy of a penalty and at half time they were good value for the one goal advantage. Riverside started well in the second half but it was West Hallam that scored the next goal to double their lead. Pressure from Riverside led to failure to clear the ball by West Hallam and a clinical finish put Riverside back in the game. The equalizer came from the penalty spot and although half chances fell to both teams the game finished in a well contested and entertaining draw. Luke Hill and Kris Astill scored for West Hallam, Rapids goalscorers were George Chetwynd and Ethan Harnett.

Welbeck Lions 7, Pegasus Youth 2

Welbeck Lions opened their league campaign with a 7-2 win over Pegasus Youth.

 


Sunday 4th September 2016

Under 16 Division 1       

Arnold Town Maroon 5, Moorgreen Colts 1

Moorgreen Colts restricted Arnold Town Mroon to just one first half goal after which the home side went on to score four goals after the break to win 5-1. Josh Lawe netted twice with Harrison Day and Mark Faflik also on target. Josh Clifton responded for Moorgreen.              

Beeston FC 4, AFC Mansfield 1

Beeston FC opened their season with a 4-1 win over AFC Mansfield. William Dalton scored for the visitors to keep them on level terms at 1-1 as they went in for the break. Beeston took control with three second half goals to secure all three points.             

Rolls Royce Leisure 4, Bilborough Town 6

Rolls Royce Leisure and Bilborough Town served up a feast of goals with the latter winning 6-4. Kyle Beekman scored three for Rolls with Harry Oldroyd also on target. However, it was Alfie Price’s brace plus one each from Aaron Dawson, David Lunca, James Scott-Parkin and Mitchell Shaw that secured the points for the visitors.                                              

Under 16 Division 2       

Barrowby Phoenix 3, Hucknall Sports Red 5

Barrowby Phoenix went into the half time break trailing Hucknall Sports Red by 2-0. The home side put in a gallant performance after the break but were unable to stop Sports’ from securing the points with a 5-3 result. Marcel Ludew (2) and Oliver Brewill scored for Barrowby.              

Keyworth Utd Black 9, Lowdham Colts Red 0     

This was a competitive match played in very good spirit. The first goal was crucial and Keyworth took confidence from taking an early lead. Lowdham played some good football but Keyworths passing saw them take control and establish a 3-0 lead at half time. Lowdham’s keeper made some excellent saves but in the end Keyworth took their chances and enjoyed a few more goals in the second half. Lowdham never stopped trying and their sportsmanship was a credit to the club. Callum Wolloch led the goalscoring with 4 goals, Harry Eggleston completed his hat trick and Ben Newman got a brace.

Wilford Lions 3, TotonTigers Black 1

Wilford Lions dominated the first half against Toton Tigers Black and despite missing numerous chances early on they managed to take the lead from a fine effort from Max Wiles, a ferocious right foot free kick that he fired into the roof of the net. A second goal followed soon after when the Lions were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half time that was coolly dispatched into the net by Liam Norris . Soon after half time Daniel Radford made it 3.0

Toton got on the score sheet through a midfield error. Daniel Radford was awarded man of the match for his tireless efforts, chasing every loose ball and every lost cause. His efforts were rewarded when he finally got on the scoresheet                                                            

Under 16 Division 3

Pegasus Youth 2, Bestwood Pk Rangers 5

Pegasus Youth and Bestwood Park Rangers produced a great game which was end to end before a goal from a corner gave Pegasus the lead. This was cancelled out by Rangers before half time. Bestwood scored early second half before Pegasus got the equaliser with ten minutes to go. Bestwood scored a third followed by two further quick goals to seal the points. Akaash Juttla and Louis Waterhouse scored for Pegasus. Bestwood’s scorers were Morgan Davey (2), George Wildon, Charlie Breslin and Kacey Fisher.

Selston 1, Riverside Rapids 8     

Riverside Rapids got off to a flying start with an 8-1 win at Selston.