In the Samba Nottinghamshire senior League, supported by Euro Soccer Company, Southwell City maintained their two point lead in the Premier Division with a 2-0 win over AFC Dunkirk. Jonathan Nussey opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first half following a foul on George Caudwell. Debutant Bradley McDonald sealed the points after 66 minutes.
Stapleford Town continue to display their title credentials, sitting in second with four games in hand over Southwell. Adam Hassall guided them to their eighth consecutive league victory, 5-1 at Radcliffe Olympic, with his second hat-trick in as many weeks. Stapleford led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a deflected goal from Hassall in the 40th minute. The away side extended their lead moments into the second half, Hassall scoring yet again. Radcliffe reduced the deficit moments later but Jordan Wright’s effort proved only to be a consolation as Stapleford marched to victory with goals from Jeremy Millensted, Luke Guadagni and finally Hassall for his hat-trick.
Cotgrave consolidated third place with a 2-0 win at Aslockton & Orston. Lee Potts put the visitors ahead in the first half with Jack Sykes-Wood doubling the advantage after the break.
Awsworth Villa’s poor form continued as they threw away a two goal lead to go down 4-2 at home to FC Cavaliers. Jay Knight and Ben Watson had put Villa ahead but a Liam Taylor hat-trick and one from Reece Campbell turned the match around.
Bingham Town made it 12 league games unbeaten as a Mike Jepps double helped them on their way to a 3-1 win over Eastwood CFC Development. Ed Hodgson was also on target for Town, Kallum O’Dowd for Eastwood.
Magdala Amateurs followed up beating the league leaders last weekend with a topsy-turvy 4-4 draw at Attenborough. Boro took the lead initially but a hat-trick from Tom Haw and a Mathew Daley strike put the Budgies ahead, only to be pegged back by an equaliser with the last kick of the game. The host’s goals were shared between Paul Ireson, George Wilkinson, Adam Martin and Leyton Nethercot.
Sandiacre Town edged past Calverton Miners Welfare 3-2. Jordan Smith lobbed Town into the lead then doubled the advantage soon after. Calvo struck back through Mathew Newton and Ryan Easom but Jordan Leonardi settled matters in Sandiacre’s favour late on.
The top two in Division One both won. There were two goals apiece for Dean Bussey and Markell Bailey for leaders Woodthorpe Park Rangers in their 5-2 win at Wollaton Reserves while Bridgford United overcame Kimberley Miners Welfare 4-0.
Third placed Burton Joyce went two down at home to Radford Reserves, surged back to take the lead but ultimately drew 3-3. Ravenshead moved to within three points of BJ with their third win on the trot, 3-2 at Selston Reserves.
Southwell City Reserves found themselves a goal down at the break away at Ruddington Village but a six minute hat-trick from substitute Adam Allsopp in the last quarter of an hour of the match gave them a 3-1 victory.
A Joshua Dixon brace gave AFC Bridgford a 2-1 win at home to Basford United Community and there were four goals for Henry Sainsbury for Beeston in their 6-1 defeat of Kirton Brickworks.
Bestwood Miners Welfare beat Awsworth Villa Reserves 2-0.
In Division Two, AFC Top Valley opened up a three point gap at the top after they beat Barrowby 4-0 while Ruddington Village Reserves lost 5-2 at Robin Hood Colts. Top Valley have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three home matches, this time with Daniel Clamp, usually an outfielder, between the sticks. Jake Smith and Daniel Tyson both notched twice for Robin Hood.
Newark Flowserve Reserves’ eight game winning streak came to an end as they went down 2-1 to Clifton All Whites Development.
Dennis Simms and Emmet Edwards both bagged a brace for Stapleford Town Reserves as their side beat AFC Clifton 5-0 while Kyle Waddell and Kieron Burrows both went one better by scoring hat-tricks for Cotgrave Reserves in a 6-2 win over Nottingham Community.
William Cox was on target twice for Ravenshead Reserves in their 4-1 defeat of Sneinton Town.
Updated 10:02 - 14 Jan 2019 by Brendan Richardson