Jones denies leaders Sutton

A penalty save by Old Elizabethans’ keeper Mark Jones, allied to two other fine saves, paved the way for their 4-0 success at the expense of Premier Division leaders FC Sutton Foresters.

Tom Blaney completed his hat-trick after netting twice from the penalty spot and Aston Marsh was the other marksman.

Martin Mitchell and Steve Butterworth’s goals for Radcliffe Olympic III proved insufficient against Bassingfield, who went on to win 5-2.

Matt Lake netted all the goals for Trent Vineyard in their 4-1 victory over Mansfield Hosiery Mills, who had opened the scoring through Dan Fisher.

Division One champions Ravenshead ended their season with a 3-1 victory at the expense of Ashfield FC, who were hit by goals from Anthony Heckford, Callum Ryan and Lee Pinner.

Division Two champions-elect Watnall Athletic were hit by an Elliott Perry hat-trick and a goal from Matt Alfred before they eventually triumphed 6-4 against Derbyshire Amateurs, who slipped a place to fifth.

An identical scoreline enabled AFC South Wingfield 93 to claim victory over Southwell St Mary’s, who were hit by four goals from Jason Miles with Jake Baranow and Luke Case completing the tally whilst Rob Brown claimed a hat-trick and Adam Allsopp netted for St Mary’s.

Meanwhile Southwell’s opponents in Thursday’s Minor Cup Final, Alvaston United, had a much better send off when they defeated Old Bemrosians 5-1. The goals were shared between Neil Ainsley, Gary McLoughlin, Callum Cossey, Tom Rutter and Tom Childs.

Goals for Nottinghamshire III from Damien Dyce and Nathan Hall were insufficient to prevent a 4-2 defeat by Derby Deaf, whose next match will be against Manchester United Deaf in the British Deaf Cup.

Meanwhile a solitary 78th minute goal from Craig Armstrong provided Old Elizabethans III with three points at the expense of Sunnydale.

Goals from Khyle Sargent and Pat Durkin saw Rainworth Rangers through to the Senior Cup Final at the expense of holders Bestwood MW, who were denied by the woodwork on two occasions in the first half of a competitive encounter which saw both sides reduced to 10 men after half-time in an evenly contested game.

The other semi-final failed to provide a surprise when Premier Division outfit Woodborough United defeated Division One’s Eaton Hall College 5-1 with Dom Lynas claiming a hat-trick and Matt Hulley and Matt Penfold completing the tally whilst Josh Stansbury claimed the College consolation goal.

In contrast the tables were turned between the two divisions when Division One’s Old Elizabethans II secured a 4-1 victory over Premier Division outfit Beeston AFC II in their Intermediate Cup semi-final tie.

Stefan Wright was on the double and Wes O’Rourke and Jay Thompson also netted for OEs, who will face another Division One side in the final as a result, Robert Stamps’ solitary strike for Bridon AFC denying Division Two outfit Sherwood Colliery A the chance of competing in what would have been a local derby final.