Village joy at victory in thriller
RUDDINGTON Village and Awsworth Villa were involved in the clash of the weekend in the Precision NSL Senior Division.
In a seven-goal thriller, Ruddington ran out 4-3 winners thanks to goals from Mark Carver, David Rimmington, Craig McMorran and Adam Newbold.
Jason Frost, Carl Frost and Simon Newell got the goals for Villa.
Elsewhere in the top flight, runaway leaders Bulwell recorded their 15th straight win in the league with a 2-1 win at Kimberley Miners Welfare thanks to goals from Walker and Litchfield.
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Second-placed Clifton had Simon Brewer and Barry Turner find the net, but they ended up on the wrong end of a shock 4-2 loss at Wollaton, whose scorers were Dane Rawson (2), Tom Lambert and Alex King.
Attenborough saw off Sanhurst 2-1, Bilborough Town drew 2-2 at home against Hucknall Rolls Leisure – which was the same score in the game between Burton Joyce and Magdala Amateurs.
Joyce's goals came from Troy Smith and Liam Beattie, with Lee Sutton and Nick Elliott replying.
There were also 1-0 wins for Keyworth United (Greg Halford scoring) and Selston (Dominic Airey on target) in victories over FC Cavaliers and Cotgrave respectively.
In Division One, leaders Netherfield Albion lost 2-1 at home to Beeston AFC – who have three games in hand in second spot and trail the table-toppers by just eight points after this win.
Jamie McKeever was the goal hero for Beeston, with Shane Nicoll getting Albion's only goal.
Arnold Town Reserves hit six without reply against Awsworth Villa Reserves thanks to contributions from Jordan Knight, Tom Lee-Collier, Rob Dunbar, Dean Longdon, John King and Farai Kansala.
Ricky Leverton and Gary Willows were on target as third-placed Boots Athletic beat Gedling Southbank 2-1.
Ben Cheetham scored both goals in a 2-1 win for Wollaton Reserve against Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves.
There was also a 3-1 win for Magdala Amateurs Reserves against Radcliffe Olympic Reserves, while Keyworth United Reserves beat Nottinghamshire 2-1.
In Division Two, Bingham Town and Kirton Brickworks continue to lead the way.
A double from Tom Spencer and one apiece from Rob Hallam and Adam Wolley helped Bingham see off Nottinghamshire Reserves 4-1.
Kirton, meanwhile, were 1-0 winners away at Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves – Adam Boddy scoring the only goal.
Third-placed Ruddington Village Reserves lost 2-0 against the team one place below them in the standings, Calverton Miners Welfare AFC – whose scorers were Callum Thompson and Dale Chapman.
Kimberley MW Reserves saw off West Bridgford Reserves 4-2 and there were also wins for Moorgreen and Clifton Reserves.