Russell at the double to rescue a point for high-flying Nuthall
PREMIER leaders Nuthall had to fight back three times to force a draw with Green Dragon.
The visitors forged ahead inside the first six minutes as Josh Haskey fired home but the lead only lasted for 15 minutes, as Ryan Johnson retaliated.
Matt Lucas gave Dragon a half-time cushion but it was the hosts that were first to respond after the break with Aaron Russell equalising, only for Lucas to fire the Hucknall outfit ahead for a third time.
However, Russell then netted again to salvage a point.
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T8's took advantage of this lapse to go within a point of the leaders with a game in hand by overcoming local rivals Plough Barfly's 3-1. Andy Start (2) and an own goal did the trick.
The surprise scoreline was at Gedling, who had Marek Vipond, James Allen, Daniel Elliott, Anthony Gregory and Jordan Lynch on target to put Clumber to the sword.
It leaves the champions with a mountain to climb to lift a trophy this term after four consecutive silverware laden seasons, following their exit from the cup last week.Wes Burke snatched the consolation for the visitors.
Two goals from Leon Aikman and one each to Eugene Francis and Tristan Spencer saw Trentside into third spot following a 4-0 success at the expense of Old Colonial, while SPS Training and Carlton Top Spot drew to remain toward the foot of the table with Ashley Whitt netting for the former and Ben Brastin retaliating.
WITH the top two in Premier One without a fixture, Robin Hood took full advantage to move second with an 8-3 win at Nottingham Rangers.
For the first hour it was nip and tuck with Adam Sinnott (2) and Matt Gamble on target for Rangers and Garry Fountain, Andy Broady and Luke Smithson keeping the scores level. But the visitors then pulled away and Fountain, Broady and Smithson scored again along with Matt Hayes and Dale Lawton to give a lopsided look to a well-contested clash.
Two goals from Harry Simpson and one from Paul Nicholas enabled Loft in Space to leapfrog Portland Arms HH.
THERE was a full fixture list in Premier Two, where The Crown Inn extended their advantage.
A Keiran Miles hat-trick and efforts from Jermaine Ward and Connor Croft proved more than enough to see off Wolds AFC, who countered through Aaron Large.
Second-placed The Masons were held at Premiere Travel, with Michael Morrell, Jake Bennett and Keiran Shortland notching for the hosts and Jake Hinchcliffe (2) and Ashley Dobb levelling the outcome.
East Leake Bantams stay third despite losing to a late own goal to Burton Joyce 'A'.
Sam Dunstan hit a hat-trick for the home side, who looked to have gained a point with goals from Sam Smith, Liam Beatty and an own goal.
Edwalton picked up their first win of the campaign after going two up in the first 20 minutes through Rob McGuigan and Matt Fisher. McGuigan netted his second before Omari Sadler struck a late but deserved consolation.
County NALGO were left still searching for their first points of the season following Rempstone's six-goal romp, with a triple from Matt Jelley, complimenting efforts from Ed Collins, Sam Jackson and Dan Jelley, whilst Steve Smith pulled a solitary goal back.
THERE was an epic battle at the head of Premier Three where leaders East Bridgford Rangers lost their 100 per cent record in the local derby against East Bridgford.
Chris Galloway's four goal feast, supported by single strikes from Jason Elliott and Connor Ferguson sealed the victory, with Ben Castell netting a brace and Matt Stevenson in reply.
Heath Hill were made to fight all the way for their 4-2 home win over Crusader. The hosts went 1-0 down early as Aaron Burdett struck but retaliated to go 2-1 up with goals from Michael Davey and Ugiagba.
Crusader replied through Perry Foster to make it all square before new signing Nick Clay lobbed the visitors goalkeeper from 35 yards out to re-establish the lead and then increased the advantage through Steve Parr with ten minutes left.
Ark Athletic recorded their first win of the campaign with a fine 5-2 success over Medina thanks to strikes from Matt Taylor and Nathan Davies with two apiece and Neil Grantham the other, countered by a Romaine Dowell brace.
Marcus Young's hat-trick added to by Wayne Jones gave Bilborough Rangers a 4-1 win over Trent Bridgford Tigers, whose only goal came from Alex Kerr. Goals from Pat Hookes, Luke Reynolds and Chris Whittaker contributed to The Castle Inn's 3-1 win over Beeston Biz Reserves, replied to by Alistair Claxton.
IN the Premier Section KO Cup, Wollaton Pirates won 3-1 at The Arrow, with Francesco Labbate, Rikki Turner and Roy Killeavy netting.