Nuthall take Top Valley all the way in Cup quarter-final encounter
DIVISION Two side Nuthall County gave a good account of themselves against Top Valley in the quarter-finals of the NFA Junior Cup.
It was 3-3 at the end of a pulsating 90 minutes. Top Valley scored twice in extra time to win 5-3.
Liam Honeyman, Graham Laverick and Sean Khan got the goals.
Mellish kept hold of top spot in the Premier Division, despite losing 2-1 to March Hare who move to third. John Manders gave March Hare a 2-0 lead before Simon Cassidy grabbed a consolation.
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Sycamore St Anns keep piling on the pressure after pipping Cema 4-3. Kieron Williams and Alex Winter shared the goals, while Cema responded through Marcus Hall (2) and Sam Scott.
MIS United pipped Phoenix Athletic 3-2. Kaden Burke-Campbell scored a 25-yarder for Phoenix.
Athletico T8s picked up all three points against fellow strugglers AFC Pelican. Ryan Tennant (2) and Ryan Orton got the goals. Scott Riddle and Gregory Hewes replied.
The five Division One games produced 38 goals, but Vernon Villa lost top spot after losing 3-1 to in-form Park Tavern. Conor Carter, Robert England and Damien Rennicks hit the target.
Blacks Head return to the top after beating bottom club Sports Direct 12-0 away from home. Mark Buckley and Joseph Harrod both got hat-tricks, with Robbie Farrell grabbing a brace. Steven Bull, Ben Bird, Daniel Harwood and Grant Redwood completed the scoring.
Bear FC kept up the pressure at the top after hitting Sporting Wheelbarrow for six. Jordan Smith (3), Rob Nicholls, Craig Chadwick and Bemnet Berhane got the goals.
AFC Rolls Royce gained revenge for two previous losses to Optima by beating them 4-2 in their own back yard.
Josh Broad (2), Jamie Start and Liam Murphy clinched the points.
The score could have been more but for the outstanding goalkeeping from Sam Ralph, who also saved a penalty.
Nicky Jones (penalty) and Lamah Griggs, with a free-kick, scored for Optima.
Woodhouse Colts gained a much-needed three points by beating South Notts Spartans 10-0. Steven Gill led the way with a five-goal blast while Robert Bowler bagged a hat-trick.
Redhill continue to lead the way in Division Two after a 3-2 win over Southbank. Southbank's scorers were Graham Brewyard and Kieran Riddle.
Sherwood Chestnut Tree had an entertaining 6-5 win over Kimberley MW. Liam Webster, Lee Kirk and Reggie Royes all scored twice. Kimberley replied through Callum McBride (2), Jake Fisher, Ian Green and Lee Burton.
Broad Oak defeated Pure 3-1 thanks to Anthony Renshaw (2) and Adam Pemberton. Luke Thorpe replied.
NCH did well to beat Southglade Park 2-1 through Tom Childs and Craig Barker. Keenan Williams grabbed the Southglade goal.
Only three games were played in Division Three. H20 FC moved top with a 5-1 victory over bottom club AC Nottingham. The impressive Jason Morris scored four.
The Vale are third after a 6-2 win at Rose & Crown. Wade Lees (2), Richard Taylor, Cory Middleton, Danny Lang and Deion Moss shared the goals.
Arnold Victory and Medz FC drew 3-3. Chris Hall got a hat-trick for Arnold.