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Southwell City defeated Attenborough in the Nottingham Senior League Premier Division

By Connor Thompson

Southwell City edged past Attenborough by a 2-0 scoreline in the Nottingham Senior League Premier Division.

Attenborough had a huge chance to level the tie in the second-half, but a missed penalty prevented any thought of an upset as City reached the 30 point landmark after their 12th league game.

City opened the scoring in the fourth minute through Oliver Clarke, who netted his sixth goal of the season.

Christopher Bowles, of Southwell City, dribbles away from the Awsworth Villa midfield during their league defeat earlier in the season. (4642461)
Christopher Bowles, of Southwell City, dribbles away from the Awsworth Villa midfield during their league defeat earlier in the season. (4642461)

Both Anthony Brown and Dan Brown linked up in the middle of the park, before the latter sent a ball down the line to Clarke, who cut inside his fullback and fired past the Borough keeper.

Having scored after four minutes, spectators must have been expecting another eight-goal victory, as it was less than a month ago when City beat Borough 8-0.

Dan Brown, who registered the assist for the first goal, almost had another, but Calum Law’s effort at the at the back post did not trouble the keeper.

In the 40th minute Dan Brown stabbed Morgan Shevlin’s pass across the box over the bar.

The second-half started with a lapse of concentration and Borough were awarded a penalty, in what was their first major chance of the game.

But October’s player-of-the-month Ryan Fletcher stood tall in the City goal and did enough to put the penalty taker off as he hit it wide.

In the 70th minute City were then awarded a penalty and up stepped Anthony Brown, but he also failed to find the back of the net.

Substitute George Caudwell doubled the lead with a 25-yard curled effort with ten minutes to play.

City are back in league action on Saturday away to Stableford Town, who can go top should they win their games in hand.

Jay Archer starred for Bingham Town as they came back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 against Calverton Miners Welfare.

Archer came off the bench to grab a hat-trick, while Chris Bradford scored the other.

Aslockton made it five wins in a row with a 5-1 win over Sandiacre Town.

Aslockton were two to the good within 12 minutes as James Hallam headed in a Julian Joachim corner, then the former Premier League star curled the ball into the top corner.

Ed Hodgson hit the third before Joachim went on to complete his hat-trick.

Radcliffe Olympic edged past FC Cavaliers 3-2 thanks to Steven Jackson, an own goal and Travahn Seaton.

In Division Two, leaders Stapleford Town Reserves succumbed to only their second defeat of the season as Leighton Nicholson hit four in Newark Flowserve Reserves 5-2 win.


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