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Notts Senior League: Southwell drop points and Premier Division leaders Bingham Town take full advantage

Southwell City's management said their first half performance cost them the points as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to title rivals Burton Joyce on Saturday.

City went in to the Premier Division clash off the back of a midweek fixture against Aslockton & Orston, which they ran out 4-2 winners in ­— a good showing having been without a game for three weeks because of recent storms.

Ant Brown hit Southwell’s first and fourth goal on Wednesday (March 4) evening, while Calum Law and Brad Peace-McDonald struck in between.

On Saturday, in a game that would have been seen as a six-pointer, Southwell got off to the worst possibly start as they went 2-0 down inside 20 minutes.

The first, after a quarter of an hour, came from an inswinging Reece Campbell corner, which somehow beat everybody in the box, including Ryan Fletcher in the Southwell goal.

Four minutes later Campbell hit another effort against the odds for 2-0.

George Caudwell came closest at the end of the half when his back-to-back efforts were well saved.

Southwell were better in the second half, and had the lion’s share of chances.

Skipper Peace-McDonald went close on two occasions.

The latter saw a cross fly across the goal line before ricochetting out ­— McDonald then fired over.

In the 90th minute, Law, City’s top-scorer, fired over, which summed up their day in front of goal.

Last night, as the Advertiser went to press, Southwell shared the points in a 3-3 draw at Sandiacre Town.

Bingham Town took full advantage of City’s slip up as an own goal, a Euan Sweeting strike and a Tom Spencer penalty gave them a 3-0 win over FC Cavaliers.

They are now two points clear at the top.

James Duffy, Kyle Nutt, Tommy Street and Ashley Dixon scored for Awsworth Villa in their 4-0 victory at Aslockton & Orston.

In Division One, Radcliffe Olympic drew 4-4 with second-placed Ruddington Village, who dropped down to ten men in the second half after Aaron Ramsay’s straight red offence.

George Camps and Nick Westerman were on target as Robin Hood drew 2-2 with Gedling Southbank, while Kirton Brickworks lost 2-1 to Beeston.

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