Hurst and Heath on target for happy Crown Inn
TOP match in Division One saw last week's new leaders, Nottingham United, toppled and replaced by Crown Inn after a tight 2-1 victory for the Beeston side.
Once again Crown were struggling to field a settled side, but the ever-willing Jordan Hurst opened the scoring after only minutes for Inn with a 25-yarder.
Keiran Heath, finishing off an eight-man move, chested home the second before half time.
United responded and made it 1-2 through Marcus Peddle.
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Once again, Crown had keeper Wagstaff to thank as Nottingham piled forward for the equaliser.
Cropwell United move up to equal third with Medics 'A' after their 4-2 win against Plumtree.
Freeman & Mitchell climbed off the bottom rung after beating Elwes Arms 6-2.
FC Olympico took full control of a depleted North Notts side to chalk up only their second victory of the season.
A George Farrow goal took them into the lead at the break. But the second half was a different story as Olympico finally found their shooting boots with first EMPAL goals for Bradley Gough and David Pike to win 6-0.
They were followed by two from skipper Stuart Dack, with Reece Beard completing the scoring.
PRIORY Celtic hit top spot in Division Two after pipping a good Cotgrave Sunday side 3-2 and notching a comfortable win over Notts Athletic.
Priory found it tough to break down a strong Notts defence. Killian O'Neill saw his effort superbly saved by the home keeper, while Stephens shot well over.
It took until the half hour mark for Priory to score when Smith fired home from close range.
Priory went 2-0 up three minutes into the second half as a superb through ball from O'Neill saw Smith slot home again.
The home team pulled one back on the hour mark, but Priory quickly restored their 3-1 lead as Strode volleyed home from 25 yards.
Priory were then awarded a penalty as Wedge was brought down in the box. After Notts had a player sent off for dissent, O'Neill hit the post with his penalty.
Smith missed an open net from all of two yards before Stevenson completed the scoring with a header which looped in.
Arnold Old Boys looked set for a record scoreline after going two up in as many minutes against Nottingham Law School.
But they were made to battle for their eventual 6-2 win.
Coasting at 4-0, Arnold conceded a late first-half penalty which Rob Hewitt put away at the second attempt.
A superb second-half display in nets by Patrick McConvey further demoralised the Old Boys who conceded again to Joshua Heavside.
After the students hit the bar three times in rapid succession, Arnold rang the changes and got a sixth with an own goal.
Inn the Bank dominated the early exchanges in their 6-1 win over Boots Wednesday. Winger John Barrett opened the scoring and Steve Jones coolly finished from the spot.
The second half saw Boots come flying out of the traps to get back into the game, but Ryan Fowler broke away to make it 3-0.
Instead of sitting on their laurels, Bank pushed forward and a fine save from the Boots keeper at the feet of Fowler saw the ball bounce out to Barrett who made it 4-0 to the home team.
Boots kept pushing forward and grabbed a superb consolation with a fine shot from Tom Patterson from the edge of the box.
Bank piled forward and a great passing move saw Fowler claim his second from close range.
His hat-trick was not long coming as he coolly finished from a great cross from Barrett in the dying minutes.
COTGRAVE Sunday were recovering from their epic midweek floodlit encounter with Priory Celtic but still managed to beat Clifton Dynamo 3-2 in Division Two.
Sunday, struggling with injuries and illness, included the jet-lagged James Gordon returning from a year in America.
He actually opened the scoring before Alex Mather equalised for Dynamo before half time.
Playing their best football of the campaign, Sean Butler restored the lead again before Damon Humphries levelled. Gordon's second, in true storybook fashion, turned out to be the winner.
Caythorpe enjoyed a rare away win beating Fanzines United 2-1. London and Blair notched for Caythorpe before Keiron Barker pulled one back for United.
Brooks Villa pulled off their first win of the season in surprising Fat Cat 4-1 with efforts from two-goal Goodacres, Faulkener and Moore.
New Inn Eastwood have opened up a four-point lead at the top in Division Three after beating AC Calverton 5-0. Doubles from Phil Shaw and Derren Wilson, plus one from Ollie Roberts proved enough.
Nottingham Medics B beat Butler Benfica 4-1 and FC Eastwood beat Manvers Arms 5-3.