NSL round-up: High fives all around for buoyant Bingham while Southwell City fall short in 5-4 thriller
Bingham Town took their season’s scoring to 26 goals from four games following their 5-1 win over Ilkeston Town under-23s.
Bingham, who have now won all four of their Notts Senior League Premier Division matches, opened the scoring in the 12th minute as Euan Sweeting chipped the on-rushing Ilkeston keeper for his ninth goal of the season.
The hosts pulled level in the opening minutes of the second half, but Bingham responded immediately through Aaron Large.
Rob Lakin’s header extended Bingham’s lead, before James Gardner and Ed Hodgson sealed the points.
A nine-goal thriller at the War Memorial Park saw Southwell City drop points against an inspired Stapleford Town, losing 5-4.
A disappointing first-half saw City go in 3-0 down at the break, but goals from Chris Bowles and Fenn Radford in the 48th and 51st minute re-ignited the tie.
The match was then turned on its head as Morgan Shevlin equalised and, two minutes later, Brad Peace-McDonald fired Southwell ahead.
However, the visitors completed a comeback of their own as goals in the 82nd and 84th minute — both of which were stunning efforts from outside the box — saw Stapleford steal the points.
Pierce Hallam netted in Aslockton & Orston’s 1-0 success over Awsworth Villa — their first win of the season.
In Division One, Anthony Barrowcliffe and Ollie McCourt were on the scoresheet for Southwell City Reserves, but their goals were not enough as FC Sez ran out 4-2 winners.
Radcliffe Olympic, who are level on points (four) with Southwell, lost 5-1 to Wollaton Reserves.
Kirton Brickworks also fell to a big defeat as they conceded six without reply at Hucknall Town Reserves.
In Division Two South, the district’s side enjoyed more success as Elston United retained top spot with a 4-2 win over Burton Joyce Reserves.
Jake Ledbetter’s brace, couple with goals from Joseph Hornigold and Olly Cree ensured the points.
Chris Bradford hit a hat-trick as Bingham Town Reserves fired seven past ten-man Ruddington Village Reserves, who managed a second-half consolation.
East Leake Robins beat Long Bennington by the same scoreline (7-1) while Aslockton & Orston Reserves were left with similar disappointment as they remain bottom after their 6-3 defeat at Rushcliffe.
Fernwood Foxes lost 3-0 at home to Barrowby.