Double delight in Notts Senior Cup as Notts Senior League leaders — Bingham Town and Southwell City — ease their way into third round draw
The top two in the Notts Senior League Premier Division have joined Newark Flowserve in the third round of the Notts Senior Cup after seeing off tricky opposition.
Bingham Town, league leaders, saw-off step six side Clipstone, winning 2-1.
Euan Sweeting put Bingham ahead before Clipstone equalised, and with the next goal likely to be the decisive one, a spectacular long range effort from Jake Hardy secured the win.
Southwell City, who moved up to second in the division after a 3-0 win over Magdala Amateurs thanks to first half goals from Bradley Peace-McDonald, George Caudwell and Ben Selby, faced an unbeaten side in Burton Joyce in their cup tie.
But the Stripes continued their own unbeaten streak with a stunning 5-2 win over their local rivals.
Southwell chairman John Cunningham said: “It was a fantastic win by the lads in a frantic, hard fought cup tie.
“Burton Joyce were unbeaten until tonight, which shows what a great result it was.”
Calum Law volleyed Southwell ahead after 21 minutes and when Ben Selby reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box on 33 minutes, it was 2-0.
The game was put out of sight in a frantic five minutes in the second half as Ant Brown and Oliver Clarke each beat the Burton keeper.
The visitors, however, did hit two consolation goals, before Law’s second in the 92nd minute.
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