RUDDINGTON VILLAGE TAKE OVER AT THE TOP
By Rob Hornby
In the Precision Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division Ruddington Village FC took pole position after a 1-1 draw away at last season’s champions Wollaton FC, Wollatons goal coming from J Smedley, with debutant Daniel Blanchard scoring for the Village whilst West Bridgford FC fell to their second defeat in a row when losing at home to a improving Awsworth Villa FC. Villa’s goal came in the 32nd minute through Danny Walsh, Bridgford’s cause wasn’t helped after 65 minutes when reduced to ten men.
Those in following pack closed the gap, with third placed Unity FC winning away at Beeston FC 3-1. Marek Vipond scoring his first goal for the home club, with Unity replying through Myles Scott, Jevon Seaton and Tommy Street. Real United FC went the mighty seven when beating lowly placed Sandhurst FC 7-0 with Tim Hopkinson scoring a hat trick, Aaron Large getting two and Ryan Titensor and Grant Walton adding to the total whilst Clifton All Whites went third on Friday evening when winning away at Cotgrave FC 2-0 with Jake Richardson and Robert Gill with the goals, but after Saturday’s result drop back down to fifth.
Bingham Town are becoming somewhat of fightback regulars leaving it late to come back from 2-0 down to snatch a point away at Dunkirk AFC. The Boatman’s goals came from Samuel Harbottle and a own goal, with Bingham’s goals came from Jon Morley and Callum Bramwell. Bilborough Town won at home in a five goal thriller 3-2 with their goals coming from a brace by Jake Kane and Corey Croft netting. Underwood Villas consulation goals came from Adam Bibby and Preston Robinson. Newark Flowserve still sit at the bottom of the table after a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to the hands of FC Cavaliers. Cav’s marksman was Ionut Dunca.
In Division One, Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves closed the gap on South Normanton Town who’s match was postponed by winning 4-0 at home against Aspley Park, Luke Hodgman scoring a double, with other goals coming from Greg Wedge and Ian Shepherd. Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves are up in to third when winning 4-1 away at Radcliffe Olympic Reserves on Friday evening, they can thank Billy Brooks, Matt Rick, Jamie Thomas and a own goal for their rewards.
Fourth placed Ruddington Village Reserves thumped Southwell City Reserves scoring seven goals without a reply with Samuel Dunstan leading the way with five goals and others coming from Ashley Phillips and Kaiden Burke-Campbell, whilst fifth placed Ashland Rovers fought from a goal down against Clifton All Whites Reserves to win 2-1. Clifton took the lead through Kyle O’Brien then with 15 minutes to go Thomas Blaney equalised before Daniel McLane netted the winner.
Bilborough United have began to hit a bit of form and won at home against Gedling Southhbank with Marcus Newman scoring twice and also Roland Tomlinson and Alex Bamford hitting the net, Southbanks scorer was Ben Soar. A close game was seen at the Kirton where the Brickies went down 2-1 to Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves, Ross Cheesman and Luke Price scored for Linby whilst the Brickies goalscorer was Chris Kirk.
In Division Two, the league leaders AFC Clifton were beaten 3-1 away at Aspley Park Reserves. Second placed Bulwell FC Reserves missed a opportunity when dropping two points at home in a 2-2 draw against Selston Reserves. The Bulls scorers were Dale Hatton and Keiran Wheat.
Third placed Bilsthorpe Reserves found their shooting boots when defeating Nottinghamshire Reserves 9-0 with new signing Nick Westerman scoring four, wit the other five goals being shared by Marc Barnaby, Tom Bryan, Jason Gill, Danny Whitehurst and a own goal.
Underwood Villa Reserves had a close 3-2 home win over Keyworth United Reserves, Villa’s marksmen were Liam Askew with two and a own goal, whilst Steven Cullis scoring two for the visitors.
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