Newark Flowserve Reserves were on their travels as they defeated a Kirton Brickworks Reserve side who are second-bottom in Division Two of the NSL.
Damo Parkinson led his Newark Town side out at Station Road for the first time as bottom welcomed top in the Central Midlands Football League.
On a bitterly cold day at the end of the festive frivolities, Flowserve kept the dreams alive as they painted a picture of the future at Lowfields.
Chad ‘2 Slick’ Sugden stole the show as he added another victory to his record with an emphatic fourth-round technical knockout at the Bescot Stadium.
More than 150 competitors and 24 karate clubs from around England travelled to Newark for the annual East Midlands Open.
Three cyclocross leagues returned to action following a short festive break.
Matt Dring moved into the new year as champion of Collingham’s Sweepstake match.
A grey-skied day was brightened up by a turnout of 12 boats, which was led by Girton Sailing Club’s Amie King.
Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division leaders Southwell City were held to a goalless draw at 14th-placed Sandiacre Town.
Newark Flowserve Reserves ended 2018 with a 3-0 win over Ruddington Village Reserves, who sat top-of-the-table before a ball was kicked.
The top two teams in the EMCL ended with honours even as Flowserve and Selston drew 2-2 in front of the biggest step-six crowd in the country