United smash seven to move into the mix
THE Division One leadership is changing hands weekly in a six-horse race with Nottingham United stepping onto the podium after a 7-1 demolition of Plumtree.
United sealed the match in the first 26 minutes cruising to a three-goal lead as their pace and all out attack blew away Plumtree at Gresham Playing Fields.
Andy Richards grabbed the first of his three goals after only four minutes and then a defensive howler allowed Carey Knight to make it 2-0.
Richards' second goal effectively sealed the points.
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The second half certainly saw a better performance from Plumtree resulting in a consolation effort from Brendan Coyte but only after another four goals had gone past a bewildered Easom.
Richards claimed his hat-trick, Knight his second and efforts from Adam Lyons and Saddam Al Ammaren added to the tally.
Crown Inn keep the pressure on the leaders with a 3-1 win over bottom side Freeman & Mitchell. Kieran Heath set the Inn on their way before James Brown added another. Gav Ashton added the third. Freeman's consolation goal was a long-range effort from sub Pipkin.
Cropwell United could have gone to the top but after drawing 1-1 with RDNG United at the 70-minute mark the match was abandoned following a United dismissal.
A hotly-contested match saw Fox & Crown beat title hopefuls North Notts Athletic 2-1.
Elwes Arms took a giant step away from the strugglers at the bottom of the table by beating FC Olympco 5-1 with James Hendry bagging a hat trick.
Priory Celtic made hard work of their 3-2 win over Clifton Dynamo to stay second in Division Two on a soggy Kimberley Miners Welfare pitch.
Goals from Killian O'Neill, Jake Wood and Greg Wedge fired Priory into a 3-0 lead. Wood and Wedge both missed glorious chances to score more for Priory. Clifton scored through Humphries and then again from a corner by Goodrum to make it a nervy last ten minutes.
Fat Cat are close on the heels of Old Boys and Celtic following a close 3-2 win over Boots Wednesday.
The Sunday side with Wednesday in their name took a two-goal lead as Burton volleyed home Prescott's long throw and Chibbert slipped home the second from Crozie's cross. Fat Cat then played their joker as several long throws equalised the scoreline before a late free kick stole the points.
Brooks Villa celebrated their first point of the season after a 2-2 draw with Fanzines United.
Daniel Manners and Joel Goodacre got the all-important strikes.
It's tight at the top in Division Three with both the runaway leaders winning to increase the ever widening gap.
Leaders New Inn Eastwood beat rivals FC Eastwood for local bragging rights with a 3-1 win.
AFC Southside, one point behind Inn, beat Queens City 4-1.
It was back to old ways for City after their dramatic Cup win last week as they fell to their seventh straight League defeat.
At the lower end of the Empal pyramid the points were shared as Butler Benfica drew 1-1 with Manvers Arms.