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Newark Football Alliance gameweek 5: Walesby comeback from four-goal deficit to rescue a point, Bottesford and Newark Cavs move top and Notts Cup action


By Connor Thompson


Walesby fought back from four goals down to rescue a point against Flowserve.

A Harrison Holland brace, along with efforts from Curtis Price and Darren Sims put the hosts 4-0 up at half-time, but an inspired 45 minutes followed for Walesby.

The fight back was led by man of the match Brandon Lee, while Joshua Barker and substitutes Aiden Dawson and Ed Hind each hit second half goals to keep their side second.

Front is Newark Cavs player Aaron Simpson & Back is Bleasby Player Callum Bradwell (18457421)
Front is Newark Cavs player Aaron Simpson & Back is Bleasby Player Callum Bradwell (18457421)

Premier Division leaders RHP also came from behind to salvage a point having gone 3-2 against Genes.

The sides went into half-time level, drawing 1-1, while a further 45 minutes failed to find a winner.

Rhys Stanley, Conor Scott and Chris Self were RHP’s scorers.

Luke Donaghy, Nick Hardy and Samuel Elliott all fired in response for the Grantham side.

Last season’s champions Newark Town opened their account after four weeks of inactivity.

The much-changed squad lost 6-1 to Holy Trinity, who started the scoring through Daniel Oliver after 15 minutes.

By the half hour mark it was 2-0 through Jordan Sowerby.

Oliver got his second after half-time, and a sloppy final ten minutes saw Town concede three, with Charlie Gibson, Jason Thurlby and Ed Curry all getting in on the act.

In Division Two, a win for Newark Cavaliers and Bottesford saw them join Fernwood at the top of the table, one of two teams across all three divisions to hold a 100% record ­— the other being FC Newark, of Division One.

It took Bottesford 39 minutes to open their account against Sutton, as Owen Park’s looping free-kick broke the deadlock.

A second half goal for Stu Brown secured the points as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

A late winner sealed three points for Cavs in their 3-2 win over RHP Reserves.

Chris Wareham’s goal was all that separated the sides after 45 minutes.

But a fightback, led by RHP’s substitutes James Martin and Marcus Hallam, pulled them back into the game.

Though, Wareham was again on the scoresheet and, with minutes left, Oliver Gee wrapped up the points.

A clean sweep saw three Division One sides progress to the next round of the Notts Cup.

An all Alliance clash saw Robin Hood Colts put six past Flowserve Reserves.

Eden Homer and Russell Moore each hit a brace, with James Scothern and Mitchell Hall each weighing-in with a goal in the 6-2 win.

Damian Gacki and Mark Smith’s second half strikes ensured East Bridgford Rangers made it to the second round after their 2-1 win over Castle Inn.

FC Newark made it five competitive wins in a row with a 5-1 victory against Kimberley Miners Welfare.

Tyler Martin, Sam Bagworth, Ryan Pilborough, Ricky Todd and Ellis Nicholson all scored.



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