Newark Alliance 2020-21 Gameweek One round-up
The Newark Football Alliance kicked off last Sunday with a full round of fixtures in each division.
It was business as usual for reigning Premier Division champions Newark Town who eased to a 4-0 win over FC Genes.
Kieran Job (two) Adam Britten and Jimmy Rusby were Town’s scorers.
Daniel Oliver hit a brace in Holy Trinity’s 4-2 win over Witham Wanderers.
Haniel Marasco put Witham ahead in the 20th minute, but Oliver’s goals, which came either side of a Liam Moran strike, moved Trinity 3-1 ahead.
Charlie Gibson ensured the win in the 62nd minute before Witham substitute Dainius Jonikas hit a late consolatoin.
Jordan Boas was sent off as his RHP outfit lost 3-1 to Wheatsheaf United.
Chris Bowles, Tom Robinson and substitute Adam Allsopp netted for Sheaf.
Edward Munton and Thomas O’Leary scored within two minutes of each other to give FC Newark a half-time lead, but a Walesby comeback — courtesy of Richard Willatt and Brandon Lee — saw the spoils shared in what was the only draw across all three Alliance leagues.
Luke White hit a hat-trick as White Hart ensured three points in their first competitive fixture.
The Division One new boys beat Robin Hood 4-1.
Farnsfield Villa had the points wrapped up inside 45 minutes as they beat Claypole 5-0 — four of the goals came in the first half.
East Bridgford Rangers raced to a 3-0 lead against Old Magnusians before running out eventual 6-2 winners.
Barkestone-le-Vale already have 50% of their total wins from last term as they kicked off in style at Laxton, winning 3-1.
For the second season running RHP Reserves beat Fernwood 7-2 at the YMCA — a scoreline that wasn’t enough to take them top though as Sutton beat Newark FC 8-2.
Marcus Hallam hit a hat-trick for RHP while, in Sutton’s win, forwards Cameron Saville and Joel Marson both managed the very respectable three-goal mark.
There was another hat-trick in Newark Cavs’ win as Jack Salmon helped his side overturn a 2-1 half-time deficit to win 6-2 against Team Knowhow.
Lewis Bilton’s second-half strike was enough to secure the three points for Holy Trinity Reserves in their 1-0 win over Bottesford.