In Division 1, brighter news as Aspley United continue to move up the table after a 2-1 home win over AFC Nottingham. Majid Housaine scored well for AFC, however goals from both Steff Dalmedo and Simon Cassidy allowed Aspley to take the win. It was all tied up at 0-0 this weekend for White Swan and The Vale, giving them both a well-earned point by keeping the other team from scoring. Radford FC come home victorious after beating visitors Sycamore St Anns 5-3. Some impressive goals were seen from Corey Murray, Tony Wilson and Jordan Lindsay, however with a hat trick from Shawn Evans, followed by singles from both Matthew Wheat and Tom Wheeldon, Sycamore didn’t stand a chance against the home side. This subsequently allowed Radford to extend their lead in the division – leaving them sitting pretty with eighteen points. Finally, Bear FC move into second place after a brilliant 5-0 home win against Lord Nelson. Ben Evans, Matt Bishop and Bemnet Berhane all scored well for the home side – and with a final push from Simon Winson with a brace, Bear were able to take the victory.
Division 2 see very little change in regards to the leaderboard, with Friar Tuck winning 3-0 at home over Toton Hill. Tom Turner scored a lovely brace for the team, alongside a nice single from Martin Gee. With the resignation of Medina, Eastwood Community FC extend their lead to an impressive twenty-four points after a 7-2 away win against Kingswell Rangers II. Even though both Sam Barker and Richard Colebrooke scored well for the Rangers, ECFC were even better and took the win. Newcomers ABP FC also gain a home win this weekend, this time 2-1 over Reckitt Benckiser. Ed Smyth and David Hickman were both on form for the winning side, however Reckitt’s Dale Hayes is still on top form, and also keeping his good scoring record. He has now extended this to an impressive thirteen goals in ten games – an outstanding achievement for this player, which leaves him in good stead for the Golden Boot award at the end of this season.
In Division 3, we see a change in leadership after Beeston Hornets edge away from FC Galaxy in goal difference – these new-found leaders beat visiting side Athletico Rangers 2-1 this weekend. Marcus Young scored well for AR, but the presence of an unfortunate own goal allowed the Hornets’ Leigh White to come in and take the win for the home side. Sports Direct move up three places from last position after a nice 4-2 away victory over Nuthall County. Matthew Hubbard’s impressive hat trick helped the team along, and with a single goal from new striker Zerifov Ovro Kefia, those goals from Jamie Brown and James Darrington did not stand a chance – leaving Nuthall coming away empty-handed. Finally, Duke of St Albans do it again! This week, they have won 2-0 away against old-timers Gremio – with Conor Scott and Dale Hatton scoring for the winning side.
By Tylah Marston