Match Report 28/08/2021
It's early days in the many divisions of the Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League but it's still important to get to a good start for all our member teams and this Saturday we saw a wide array of high-scoring fixtures and entertaining games to welcome the return of grassroots football.
In the Premier Division, four fixtures took our eye over this bank holiday weekend. Cotgrave hosted a Wollaton side wanting to recover from a midweek loss, and they did that in style, defeating the home side by three goals to nil.
A seven goal thriller was seen at the Orston Recreation Ground with another away side picking up three points; Aslockton & Orston falling to a 5-2 loss to a Bilborough Town inspired by a Robert Da La Silva Makamu brace. Results elsewhere in the top division saw two 4-0 games, Woodthorpe Park Rangers overturning FC Cavaliers and Stapleford Town winning as they hosted Bingham Town.
The game for the neutrals could be found in Division One as Radford’s reserves went 3-0 up against West Bridgford but an injury to their keeper after using all three subs put them down to ten men and the away team clawed back to 3-3 with an equaliser in the fourth minute of added time.
Other Division One results included Calverton Miners kicking off their season with a 6-0 loss to Meden Vale Colts and Kimberley Miners Welfare conceding four second half goals to lose 5-1 to the reserves of Hucknall Town. The table currently stands with Radford’s reserves top with Radcliffe Olympic making up the other spot in the top two but it’s still a long way to go in the campaign.
Exciting ties could be found all over the divisions this weekend and the choice of game of the weekend would be found in both divisions of Division Two when Shirebrook Soldiers took the spoils in a 6-5 away win over FC Mansfield with a Ben Charlesworth hattrick settling the game at the Bilsthorpe Sports Ground. The North Division also gave us a 3-3 draw with Nottingham Community against Bestwood Colliery, and Arnold Town Reserves picking up their first win of the season in a 4-1 defeat of Phoenix Inham.
In the south, we saw Burton Joyce put down a statement of intent, defeating Aslockton & Orston’s reserves by seven goals to one to push them into the top 3.
Football returns on Friday the 3rd of September and the choice of the ties looks to be in the NSL Division One as the top two face off with Radcliffe Olympic face off against Radford Reserves at the Wharfe Lane Recreation Ground in a 19:30 kick off.