Abel and Kendal do all the goal damage
THERE is no stopping Cropwell United at the top of EMPAL Division One after a 4-1 win over Fox & Crown, at an icy Sheldon Fields.
Fox, missing five key players, were forced to field several veterans including 65-year-old Tony Charles.
Luke Abel broke the deadlock after 20 minutes, getting on the end of a great cross to tap home.
Then a long free-kick from Craig Carter found Stef Kendal alone on the penalty spot to head home for 2-0.
Fox were punished when a long punt from keeper Adi Lowe bounced unopposed for Abel to smash home his second.
Right on half time Kendal added his second beating Jones-Hall one on one.
Nottingham Medics A are having a nightmare February going out of two cups in recent weeks and dropping critical points in 1-1 draw with FC Olympico.
Medics could only take a one-goal lead into the second half, allowing Olly Burroes to equalise with a few minutes remaining.
Plumtree started their relegation run-in with a 2-0 win over rivals Elwes Arms to take them off the bottom.
Forced to play most of the first half with ten men, Plumtree took the lead with a great long-range effort from the returning Caine.
A free kick from Cooper placed under the diving keeper sealed victory.
Division Two leaders Priory Celtic kept their unbeaten run going as Clifton Dynamo extended their own 18-game unbeaten run in a 3-3 draw at Clifton.
Priory went into a rapid 2-0 lead through Killian O'Neill and leading scorer Dec Smith.
Damion Humphries pulled one back before half time after rounding keeper Marks. Early in the second half Ian Gibbons equalised from the spot after Humphries was bought down by Adam Mahl.
Celtic regained the lead at 3-2 but Alex Mather made it 3-3 after Gibbons had headed against the bar from a free-kick.
Arnold had an exciting 5-2 win over a rejuvenated Inn the Bank at a freezing Colwtick Rectory. Arnold took the lead against the run of play as Kec McArdles' effort hit the post but then was knocked straight back into the net by a Bank defender.
Ben Boulter's deflected effort made it 2-0, but Bank pulled it back to 2-2 through Nathan Shand and a Steve Jones penalty.
Late defensive errors by Bank gave goals away to Croft, Porter and McArdle.
Cotgrave Sunday followed up their 6-2 win over Nottingham Law School in midweek by pipping Fat Cat 2-1 at the Embankment.
It was Cotgrave's first win in three attempts against Cat. Liam Cooper opened the scoring but Fat Cat equalised just before half time. Dougie Mills, who claimed a hat-trick in midweek, was bought down and Ryan Thorpe converted the spot kick.
Fanzines United enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over Brooks Villa despite a fine start from the Villa who hit the post twice.
United took the lead through Bradley. Beri finished off the game with a low shot into the bottom corner followed by a superb lob over the keeper.
Division Three leaders New Inn Eastwood celebrated their County Cup success with 3-1 win over FC Eastwood. Sam Bowmar, Derren Wilson and Mark Stocks got the goals.
AFC Southside stay seven points behind after a 6-1 win over Queens City who actually took the lead before normal service was resumed. Ben Quine claimed another hat-trick.