Udoh on target in rare Sutton defeat
THE top match in the Black Dragon Badges South Division resulted in only the third defeat of the season for leaders Sutton Town.
Bilborough Pelican's Dave Udoh got the only goal of the game. It moved the Nottingham side up to second.
At the other end of the table, Nottingham United picked up their first win since October, returning from Holbrook St Michaels with a 2-1 win. Marcus Peddie and Adam Griffin neted. Chris Saunders replied.
For the bottom three, however, it was business as usual. A goal from Jack Caulton was enough to give Calverton MW all three points at Hucknall Town AFC, while South Normanton Athletic beat Blidworth Welfare 6-1.
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Player-manager Nick Hawkins and Adam Puttock both scored twice, with Ryan Bowen and Corey Knight also on target. Blidworth's reply came from Brett Watson.
Blackwell MW went down 3-0 at home to Southwell City, whose goals came from Rob Haigh, Anthony Brown and Anthony Newton.
With the weather claiming the games at Welbeck, Glapwell and Harworth, Black Dragon Badges North Division leaders AFC Mansfield took full advantage with a six-goal defeat of Bentley Colliery. Joe Naylor (2), Matty Draper, Callum Green, Danny McLane and Mark Robinson scoring.
In-form Naylor put the visitors in front after eight minutes. With 12 minutes gone Phil Buxton saw his effort blocked on the line and Joe Naylor's follow up was also cleared off the line by Kelvin Bramhall. The Bulls doubled their lead after 26 minutes, Draper heading a Mark Carter corner past Lee Drobac.
An almost identical move saw AFC make it 3-0 on 36 minutes. Rick again doing all the approach work and Naylor providing the finish.
The Bulls had a chance to make it 4-0 ten minutes into the second half when Joe Naylor was upended in the box. But Carter saw his spot kick saved by sub keeper Mike Teale.
Four minutes later Naylor was again brought down in the box and this time Danny McLane scored, although Teale got a hand to the ball. Robinson made it 5-0 with a looping header and Callum Green, on as a sub at half time, scored on his debut with a crisp drive.
Phoenix ran up their highest score in their six seasons in the league, putting eight past Yorkshire Main.
There were even more goals at Hard Lane, including an incredible eight in 14 second-half minutes as Kiveton Park went down 7-4 to Clay Cross Town.
The visitors led 2-0 at half time, but the game exploded after the break. Rockie White (2), Mark Needham (2), John Parsons, Phil Lowry and Karl Hallam scored for Town.
Easington United's last win was back in October when they entertained Thoresby Colliery, but the Notts side turned the tables as a goal from Brown took the points. Ollerton Town beat Sherwood Colliery 3-0. Sam Holmes, Lee Easom and Lewis English on target.
There was almost a full complement of games in the Reserve Supreme Division. Dronfield Town won 4-1 at Dinnington Town to move to within two points of Dunkirk at the top.
Staveley Miners Welfare, with several games in hand, kept up the pressure with a 5-1 win at Teversal. Luke Walker's double being added to by Matt Langley, Ryan Watters and Steve Mansell. Tevie replied through Danny Barke.
Rainworth MW beat Radford 8-0. There were hat-tricks for Adam Soames and Jamie York and two for Liam Theakstone.
Matlock Town edged home 3-2 against Long Eaton United thanks to Liam Hendley (2) and one for Callum Pursglove. Lynton Francis got two in reply.
Dan Arnold, Liam Barber and an own goal helped Holbrook Sports to a 3-1 victory at Heanor Town, whose reply came from Luke Duerden.
Belper Town won 4-2 at Calverton MW, Calverton's goals coming from Matty Newton and Lewis Wheelhouse
Josh Hunt and Travis Munn scored to give Eastwood Town the points against Borrowash Victoria at Coronation Park.
There were just two games in the CU Phosco Lighting Reserve Premier Division. Blidworth Welfare and Bilborough Pelican shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
Lewis Roberts and Cameron Atkins scored for Blidworth, while Nathan Woolley bagged both for Pelican.
Belper United beat Newark Town by the odd goal for the second week running at a bleak Devon Park.
Reece Self got the Newark goal.
Clipstone Welfare beat Southwell City 4-0 through Jack Parnwell (2), James Gunn and Gary Buchanan in the 1st round of the Phoenix Trophies Reserve League Cup.