After a positive performance against the league leaders, Town welcomed the black and white stripes of fourth-placed Retford United to Station Road.
Bingham Rugby Club moved top of the Security Plus Pennant Group Two after blitzing past bottom-side Nottingham Moderns’ 2nds.
Newark Flowserve were made to fight all the way for a battling 2-0 win at home to Clifton All Whites.
Diana Wakefield was first back for Notfast Running Club as the East Midlands Cross Country competition returned for 2019.
Southwell City’s league hopes took a hit as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to mid-table side Magdala Amateurs.
A Newark Academy student is breaking down sporting barriers on a national scale.
After defeating Southwell in their last game of 2018, Newark continued their winning run into the new year with a 19-10 victory over Dronfield.
The title race was blown open as Collingham climbed within a point of second after defeating Retford 3-0 at The Rail.
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.
After the festive break the Newark Alliance returned with cup upsets, shock league defeats and postponed fixtures.
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.