For the second week running the weather played havoc with the fixture list, Storm Barra restricting it to just five league matches and a handful of cup ties.
Four games did go ahead in the Premier North division, with three falling into the category of “games of two halves”. AFC Phoenix took the lead against Staveley Reserves, Tom Sowdon scoring from the halfway line, but two goals from Logan Liggins put the visitors in front by the interval. The second half was a one-sided affair as Liggins completed his hat trick, Kian Tansley scored twice and Danny Fullwood, Zander Duhameau and Tom Batterham all found the net to round off an 8-2 win, Carlton Chisambara with Phoenix’s second goal. It was a similar story at AFC Bentley where the home side led Dinnington Town 2-1 before subsiding to a 6-2 defeat. Young Elliott Whittle scored twice to put Bentley ahead but an Adam Moxam hat trick and strikes from Brandon Ashmore, Liam Bryan and Brad Sedgwick swung it for Dinnington. It was a similar story at SJR Worksop where visitors Askern Miners were level at half time but fell apart during the second period. Goals from Bruno Holden and Bailey May-Avill for Askern, while SJR’s scores were Taylor Thackery with two, Mason Gee, Max Sykes, Ben Brown and Alex Boyd, completing a 6-2 scoreline, with the home side also failing to convert two penalties. Sutton Rovers picked up their first win since the end of September as they beat Kiveton Miners Welfare 2-1. Callum Stockton put Sutton ahead as early as the 6th minute, Ryan Hall lobbing the keeper for Kiveton’s 23rd minute equaliser. Stockton headed Sutton back in front on 52 minutes, which they held until the final whistle.
There was one match in the Macron Store Nottingham Division One North with Harworth Colliery winning 5-1 at Dearne & District. Michael Wibberley got a hat trick and there was a goal each for Harry Dunbar and Bayley Lowe while Gary Wilson scored for Dearne.
The first two ties in the Division One Cup were played. Bessacarr put six past Ashland Rovers without reply, Jordan Wilkinson contributing a hat trick with Liam Cooper, Ronin Herrington and Rhys James also on the scoresheet. Melbourne Dynamo also progressed, Ben Cooke (2) and Macauley Jones the goalscorers in a 3-0 win at Retford FC.
In the Presidents Cup, 780 JLC beat Thorne Colliery 5-0, Nathan Smith scoring twice, with Olly Bradbury, Nathan Watson and George Neal also finding the net.
Five CML teams played in the Notts FA Senior Trophy. Teversal Reserves and Mansfield Hosiery Mills were paired together, Tevie coming out on top 7-1. Luke Beastall and Ryan Bailey giving them a half time lead. The hosts turned the screw in the second half, Lee Naughton scoring in his 400th senior appearance with further goals coming from Kurt Bamford with two, Connor Cane and Jack Kirk. Matt Dickinson got a consolation for the Millers. Retford United were 6-2 winners over South Notts, Charlie Baird and Dean Conway each with a double and Igor Mlynarski and Liam Frost adding one apiece. Another harrowing afternoon for Arnold Town who were torn apart by Wollaton, the final score 12-1, Owen Tyler with Arnold’s goal. PMG Academy also progressed, winning 4-3 on penalties at Ruddington Village following a 1-1 draw in normal time.