Table-topping Foresters lose derby clash

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A Dan Ryan hat-trick and a goal from Mark Smallwood were not enough to prevent Premier Division leaders FC Sutton Foresters from earning a 5-4 victory in their local derby with Mansfield Hosiery Mills.

Second placed Old Elizabethans were 4-2 victors at the expense of Radcliffe Olympic III, thanks to goals from Callum Wilkinson and Graham Louden with Aston Marsh’s double cancelling out goals from Nick Richards and Sam Adams for Olympic.

Bestwood MWSC continued their rise up the table to third spot thanks to their 4-2 victory over Bassingfield, when Craig Binch’s double for Bass was matched by Ross King for Bestwood, with goals from Danny Carter and Zeke Cox providing the difference and securing the points.

Beeston OBA shared their six goals against Wollaton III equally between the two halves, however George Rees Jones secured the lion’s share with four goals and Gavin Carr and Sean Gildea completed the total.

Goals from Chris Daly, Chris Kirk and Charles Holland went unanswered by Steelers when they met third placed Eaton Hall College in Division One while relegation threatened Bridon AFC are now just a point short of opponents NRU following their 5-1 victory.

Runaway Division Two leaders Watnall Athletic were held to a 2-2 draw by second placed Southwell St Mary’s, who were hit by goals from Paul Randle and Andy Sparkes.

Alvaston United not only trounced Derbyshire Amateurs 6-1 but at the same time displaced their opponents from third spot, thanks to a Neil Ainslie hat-trick and goals from Callum Cossey, Tommy Rutter and Calum Arthur.

Sherwood Colliery A retained fourth position, despite sharing six goals with lowly Nottinghamshire III.

Colliery’s goals came from Scott Thorpe, Joe Fletcher and Dave Bullock with Tyrone Cairns, Ciaran Gibbons and Nathan Hall replying for Notts.

After inflicting a first defeat on Watnall Athletic in last week’s cup tie, AFC South Wingfield 93 came down to earth with a bump after they failed to reply to a Tom King hat-trick and a goal from Jordan Towle, which produced a 4-0 victory for Old Elizabethans III.

Ashfield II went down 5-2 to Old Bemrosians when Ryan Lawson’s hat-trick proved the difference between the two sides. Curtis Ash and Jon Goodwin made up the tally for Bems with Kurtis Greenham and Lincoln Young replying for Ashfield.

Meanwhile Derby Deaf thwarted Sunnydale’s hopes of progressing to a Minor Cup semi-final tie against Southwell St Mary’s in a best of seven goals victory.