In Division 1, all teams won away, with Aspley United climbing a place to sit in third spot after a 6-1 victory over White Swan. Dan Smith scored well for the home side, however two own goals slipping past their goalkeeper allowed Aspley to begin to take the lead. Goals from Wayne Evans and Kev Morledge also contributed to the win, and with a final push from Danny Carter with a brace, Aspley came away victorious. Lord Nelson begin to move off the starting block after a rough few weeks, but come back with a tight 3-2 win against AFC Nottingham. Goals from Nelson Arinze-Umobi and Pardip Sira helped AFC along, but they were just not enough to beat the Lords. Finally, The Vale remain solid in their divisional position after an impressive 7-2 win over Sycamore St Anns. Some quality goals were seen by both Nathan Dodzo and Reece Campbell for Sycamore, however it was The Vale who hit hard on the home side with goals from Corey Middleton and David Bannister. A brace from Danny Riley and a hat trick from Marcus Eaton really contributed to the final outstanding score.
Division 2 see ABP FC rise to third place, after knocking Clifton off their spot by beating them at a home match an impressive 7-0. David Hickman and Luke Bird were both on the scoring for ABP, but an astonishing five goals from promising player Ed Smyth secured their win. Dowlings keep fighting, with just three points behind the leaders, after a 5-3 away win over Arnold Victory. There were some lovely goals from Arnold’s Jordan Filsell, Pat O’Hara and Tom Wilson, but Dowlings cut their celebrations short with five of their players scoring. These include Alex Winkler, Martin Jakeman, James Wilson, Luke King and Zeeshan Bhiati.
In Division 3, Beeston Mariners climb two places in the divisional table after a cracking 4-3 away win over Scorpion United FC. An own goal left Scorpion vulnerable, and the Mariners took advantage of their loss of sting – and hit back with goals from Ben Ashley, Chris Blair and our own Craig Gealy. Goals from Danny Halligan, Jack Catton and Tom Bosworth were quality, but just not enough for Scorpion to take the win. Athletico Rangers storm ahead this week after a 7-5 home win against Nuthall County. With a double brace from Reece Bestwick and a hat trick from Marcus Young, the Rangers were willing to win from the start. However, Danny Mitchell added to the scoring for Nuthall, and James Darrington made a brave attempt at the win with an impressive double brace also. Finally, Gremio beat the Hornets 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at home. Beeston took the lead just before half time with Jake Dickerson getting the goal. Just after half time, Elliott Caine scored a volley from a tight angle to give the Hornets a stinging 2-0 lead. However, shortly after, Joshua Wilson made his debut by taking on two players and scoring from outside the box to get Gremio back in the running. Not long after, Tom Martin bagged himself a goal from a difficult angle, then Alex Bradbury rounded up the finish with a volley from an unnerving position - putting it in the top corner, and therefore giving Gremio the victory.
By Tylah Marston