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BALLSMANIA - NOW A WHOPPING 24 PAGES! Nottingham Rugby's Twickenham cup final dream to four points at the break. A yellow card for Matt was snatched away from them at the death in Parr five minutes before the interval looked likely to Sunday's dramatic semi final at Meadow Lane. prove costly. But not only did Nottingham not Leeds Carnegie booked their place in the final with concede a single point while they were short the last play of the game, in the eighth minute of handed, they stretched their lead with a third injury time, having been behind since Tim Taylor's Jackson penalty minutes after the restart. If twelfth minute opener for Nottingham. The Green anything the second half saw the Green and and Whites were the better side for just about the Whites even more dominant, urged on by a crowd whole game, until that injury time onslaught from sensing Twickenham glory. For all their pushing the visitors. They defended bravely, heroically at and probing though, they found the Leeds defence times, but finally conceded the winning score when difficult to break down. Overall the visitors showed Leeds centre Rob Vickerman crossed in the left their professionalism, and had certainly done their hand corner. It was cruelly disappointing after such homework on Nottingham. They knew their an epic battle. There was every bit as much tension opponents tend to finish games strongly, and and drama as there had been in the RBS Six planned their game accordingly. Leaving some of Nations decider between Wales and Ireland the their 'big gun' impact forwards on the bench was a previous evening. But in the end it was Leeds who bold move, but it paid off and they deserve credit for triumphed, and left one of Meadow Lane's biggest that. Having stayed within touching distance Leeds rugby crowds stunned. Before the game Leeds, brought on their powerhouses for the final quarter. relegated form the Guinness Premiership last Gradually they came more into the game, before season, were slight favourites. From the first whistle laying siege to the Nottingham 22 as injury time though it was Nottingham who dominated, opening approached. A yellow card for hooker Joe Duffey, the scoring when skipper Craig Hammond left Nottingham short handed for the second time in intercepted midway inside the visitors' half before the game, and saw their defence stretched to the sending Taylor clear to dive in under the posts. limit. Although they fought like demons to hang on David Jackson added the conversion, and two to their lead, cut to just four points following a penalties in an impressive first half performance. penalty from replacement Alberto Di Bernardo, that Leeds replied with a couple of penalties from one man advantage eventually created the space outside half Jason Strange to cut Nottingham's lead

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There was something special about today. An old foe, a big crowd, glorious sunshine – and an air of determined spirit bubbling beneath the entire afternoon. It felt a bit like the good old days. Or at least the average old days that look so appealing when set against our current plight. The players felt it, the supporters felt, and for long periods the game went as well as we could have hoped. And yet it all came to nothing – again. It was a scrappy game with very few chances. Wolves played a surprisingly basic long ball game, hoping to cash in on the physical presence of Iwelumo and Ebanks-Blake. Forest held firm, feeding occasionally on scraps, and Wolves were restricted to no more than two efforts on goal. But just as Tyson and McCleary gave Forest fans license to dream of a cheeky winner, Wolves mustered a goal from nothing. Their 5,000-strong support were in party mood for the final minutes as their team marches unhindered to the Premiership. Forest face an uncertain future. At least half of our remaining games have to be wins, maybe even more. It is a lot to ask of any side. Like most, I have spent the season

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waiting patiently for the predestined turnaround and peaceful mid-table run-in. But after several false starts, the run-in has arrived long before we are ready for it. Only now is the reality of our peril starting to become clear. Star exits at basement prices, shrinking attendances, the return of the tedium, the terraces and the “you're not famous anymore”. It could be just around the corner. Turner – 7 – a steady performance from a goalkeeper keen to impress. His distribution was fairly average, but he immediately demonstrated that crosses and communication are no problem. This will appease the Smith critics. Gunter -7 – a steady performance as part of a back four that looked worlds better than it did at Burnley last weekend. Morgan – 9 – perhaps guilty of losing his man for the goal, but this was a titanic display from Forest's outstanding player of the second half of the season. Wilson – 8 – an efficient and industrious performance to keep a tough Wolves strikeforce quiet. Lynch – 7 – continues to look a lot more settled in his role under Davies. McGugan – 6 – not the battling performance that Davies' rant might have inspired. Cohen – 7 – played out of his skin and never shirked a challenge. This kind of metal was essential if Forest were to get a result today, and Cohen will be as disappointed as anybody that his efforts were not rewarded. Perch – 6.5 – stood tall and threw himself into some vital challenges. We missed Osbourne or Moussi's creative input in this role. Earnshaw – 7 – worked extremely hard but had very little to work with. Earnshaw is desperate to avoid the drop. McSheffrey – 6.5 – flashes of excellence, again, but struggled to sustain the quality against a strong Wolves side. Anderson – 6.5 – looked a little bit lightweight at times, but his poise on the break continues to be a major asset. Subs: McCleary – 6, Tyson – 6, Garner – 6 Report by Alex Campbell

the game after winning four of their last five games and could have taken the lead within three minutes - but some heroic goalkeeping by Kevin Pilkington kept them at bay. First he made a fine reflex save from Goulding's powerful drive inside the box but the ball fell to Robinson six yards out on his head with the simple task of heading home....until the goalkeeper stretched with all his might to claw the ball out on the goal-line. The loose ball eventually fell to Pitman, but he blasted his effort against the top of the bar and over. On seven minutes Pilkington was called into action again with another terrific save, this time from Pitman. A ball in behind the County defence had the forward clear on goal but the experienced goalkeeper made himself big and saved the shot ten yards out. Bournemouth were mounting the early pressure and their vocal supporters were right behind their side. County's first chance fell on ten minutes to Delroy Facey from a Matt Hamshaw corner, but his header was blocked by Hollands in the six-yard box. Facey was denied again on fifteen minutes after a fine run and cross by Weston towards the far post, but the powerful frontman's header was straight into the grateful arms of Jalal. On a playing surface in tip-top condition County were getting into their stride by the twenty-minute mark and were

Notts County claimed their first away win of 2009 with a fine 1-0 victory at AFC Bournemouth this afternoon. Myles Weston's low finish six minutes before the break secured the valuable three points for County, who put in a terrific display that merited the reward of a victory. The win could have been greater, but Jamie Forrester's penalty late in the first half was saved. Ian McParland restored experienced Forrester and Michael Johnson to the starting line-up this afternoon. Joint-leading scorer Forrester - who scored against Bournemouth earlier in the season - replaced Jonathan Forte in attack for his first start in five games and Johnson was back at the heart of the defence at the expense of Stephen Hunt. In the glorious afternoon sunshine Bournemouth got the game underway. County were donning their change colours of claret and blue and were attacking towards the stand where the vocal Bournemouth fans were situated. The Cherries were buzzing going into Continued on next page

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Notts County report continued passing the ball around well; looking a threat down the wings with Weston in particular enjoying plenty of the ball. Another good run by Weston on thirty-two created an opening for the young winger to get a shot in, but a deflection off Pearce took the sting out of the effort and Jalal claimed the ball easily. Jalal had no chance though on thirty-nine when Notts took the lead through Weston. A quick throw-in by Hamshaw found Facey in the box who hooked the ball back to Weston on the penalty spot, and he took took a touch to get the ball onto his trusted left foot and he then drove the ball low and hard past Jalal. County could have doubled their lead a minute later when Forrester was brought down by Jalal in the box leaving the Referee with no other decision but to point to the spot. However the goalkeeper atoned for his error by diving low to his left to claw the striker's penalty away. That sent the home fans wild because a second goal a ninth of the season for Forrester - would have been a bitter pill to swallow. Notts at that point had to remain level-headed and remember they were ahead, despite the reaction from the crowd which made it feel like Bournemouth had taken the lead. Bournemouth didn't threaten again before the end of the half, and County went in at the break a goal to the good. County began the second-half instantly on the attack and within fifteen seconds Weston forced a corner from a powerful shot from twenty yards that Jalal tipped over. Approaching the hour mark County had given nothing away at the back and were only too happy to soak up some pressure and then allow the creative players such as Weston and Hamshaw to do damage on the break. County were putting in arguably their best away performance of the campaign. They were looking composed and assured on the ball, defending well and always looking a threat going forwards. Bournemouth only threatened from set-pieces but County's defence were resolute and holding onto their lead with every last ounce of energy in their bodies. Gavin Strachan was introduced into the action with twelve minutes remaining in place of Jamie Forrester, which meant a fiveman midfield and Facey up front on his own. Just a few minutes later Jonathan Forte replaced Matt Hamshaw down the right wing, injecting more pace into the attack. County could have wrapped it up with five minutes left but Forte took a heavy touch when clean through after a great ball from Weston and Jalal rushed out to clear. In the end it didn't matter despite Bournemouth's late surges forward because County remained rock solid and thoroughly deserved their

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midweek win against Southwell City, took Calverton Miners Welfare to the top of the Buckingham Insurance Supreme Division, but not for the first time this season the Nottinghamshire club lost their next match and so again relinquished the position. Harworth Colliery Institute regained top spot, they won 3-1 at home against Southwell City, 2-0 in front at half time the North Nottinghamshire clubs goal scorers, where Tom Cook and a brace from 'ace' striker, Ryan Paczkowski. Ben Porter scored the Southwell goal. Newark Town completed a notable double against the previous leaders Calverton Miners Welfare, two first half goals by Chris Self and Simon Ellison gave the visitors a 2-0 victory. The pressure at the top is gathering with the third and fourth placed clubs, Forest Town and Radcliffe Olympic gaining victories. Forest Town defeated fifth placed, Ollerton Town 2-0 at Forest Town Academy, with goals by Craig Jackson and Dominic Elliott. Radcliffe comfortably won 4-0 against visitors, Hatfield Main. The home team, who led 3-0 at the interval, scored through Carl Westcarr, Arron Korol, Craig Anderson and new signing Alex Horton. Good results for both clubs, after midweek disappointment, when they both eliminated from cup competitions. Sutton Town AFC chances of the championship took a hammer blow at Yorkshire Main, the home team won 2-0 with two first half goals, by Sam Agar and Daniel Rhodes. A penalty in the 16th minute, converted by Frazer Thomas, for Pinxton, gave his team the points, against visitors Kinsley Boys. Three vital points for Nettleham, a goal by Tom Dorr in the 50th minute gave the Lincolnshire club the points against the bottom club, Rolls Royce Leisure. In another bottom of the table clash, again it was the only goal of the game that proved decisive and again it was a second half goal that was the difference, in the match between Harrowby United, who are third from bottom, and second from bottom Kimberley Town; Simon Bolland getting the all

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Nottingham - Shipstone Street Tram Stop Tel: 0115 9703506 www.thelionatbasford.co.uk important goal for Harrowby in the 68th minute. League leaders of the Black Dragon Premier Division, Westella and Willerby, continue to hold on to their eight point lead at the top of the table, a first half goal from Alan Land, gave the East Riding club victory at Thoresby Colliery Welfare. Louth Town continue to push the leaders, they again donned their shooting boots, at home, against Newark Flowserve, 4-1 in front at half time, the Lincolnshire club went on to record a 6-1 victory. Kirk Crossley led the way with a hat trick, Michael Armstrong netted twice and Sam Smith added to Flowserve's woes. Martin Wilson netted a consolation goal for the visitors. Third placed Parramore Sports followed up a midweek win over Thorne Colliery, with a 3-1 away win at Church Warsop Miners Welfare. Gavin Dobb scored for Church Warsop. Paul Billard, and two from Jordan Turner where the Parramore marksmen. Kirkby Town kept up their outside chances of promotion, by winning convincingly 5-1 at Bentley Colliery. Carl Haslem netted a hat trick for the visitors, Johnny Upton ands David Bramwell adding the other goals. Wayne Morling with a penalty the Bentley scorer. Hutton Cranswick United won a seven goal thriller at Thorne Colliery, it was 3-3 at half time but the East Riding club scored the only goal of the second half to win 4-3. Chris Myers (2) and Robert Simpson for Thorne. Steve Young, Andy Martin and James Syme (2), the Hutton Cranswick sharp shooters. Goals by Carl Garlick, who scored with a penalty, Ebrima Mendy and Steve Spence, gave Phoenix Sports and Social a 3-1 victory over Kiveton Park. Robert Gorman netted the Kiveton goal. In a battle between the bottom two clubs, it was the home team that took the honours, a goal by Lee Allen in the 59th minute, giving Bulwell Town victory over Welbeck Welfare. The three leading teams in the Abacus Lighting Reserves Supreme Division won, leaders Carlton Town Reserves got the better of Mickleover Sports Reserves, a goal by Danny Haynes giving the visitors the points at Station Road. Second placed Heanor Town Reserves won by the same score at bottom team Radford Reserves, Sam Potter the goal scorer. This however was a much improved display by the home team, who missed a penalty, Phil Smith the culprit. Dunkirk Reserves, who are third won 2-1 against Blidworth Welfare Reserves. Fourth placed Staveley Miners Welfare Reserves, shared four goals at Christchurch Meadows, against Belper Town Reserves. A broken leg and a suspected broken leg spoiled the encounter between Sutton Town AFC Reserves and Rainworth Miners Welfare Reserves, which ended in a goalless draw. Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery, are extended to both players. In the Abacus Lighting Reserves Division One, the top two teams where in

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Non-League Football opposition, it was the leaders Southwell City Reserves who took the three vital points, winning 2-1. The home team scorers were Dean Carpenter and Robert Haigh. Richard Bramley netted the Radcliffe goal. Southwell lead the table by six points from Radcliffe, who have a game in hand. Kiveton Park Reserves are in third place, ten points adrift of the leaders but with four games in hand, the Yorkshire team has a real chance of sneaking through to take the title. They had a field day at Hard Lane, against struggling Bulwell Town Reserves; a Paul Gregory hat trick led the way for the home team who won 8-0. Fourth and fifth placed teams, Ollerton Town Reserves and Clipstone Welfare Reserves shared a goalless draw at the Lido Ground. Report by Frank Harwood

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League leaders Borrowash Victoria came from a goal behind at Bardon Hill Sports to run out 4-2 winners. Andrew Mothershead was the hero for the table-toppers as he netted a brace with Phil Somerfield and John Guy also getting on the scoresheet. Paul O'Callaghan and Matt Garner scored for the hosts. Second-placed Kirby Muxloe remain on their coat-tails with a 2-1 victory at Heanor Town. The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead through Marc Shultz and Jamie Mason with Aled Biggs netting a consolation for the hosts. Dunkirk lost ground with a 1-1 draw at Barrow Town. Gedling Town moved up to fourth place thanks to a 3-1 win at Ellistown. Holwell Sports remain in fifth place despite a 2-1 defeat at Ibstock United. St Andrews returned to winning ways in style with a 5- 1 win at home to Radford with Ash Warner and Aaron Preston both bagging braces. Hinckley Downes moved into mid-table mediocrity with a 3-1 home win over Greenwood Meadows. Gavin Moubeke-Jean scored twice with Louis Hamilton adding a third for Downes. Graham St Prims also won at home with a 2- 1 victory over Gedling Miners Welfare. Meanwhile the Miners Welfare

clash between Holbrook and Blackwell finished 0-0. Scots Grey 1 Lakeside Athletic 0 Scots Grey FC booked their place in The Final of The FA Sunday Cup after a tense victory over Lakeside Athletic. With testing conditions and a swirling wind, both teams struggled to get a hold of the ball early on. A place in The Final was up for grabs and by the looks on the players' faces, you could sense it. Chris Murdock came closet to breaking the deadlock in the first half but his stinging drive cannoned off the crossbar as Scots began to press. The crowd at the Hucknall Town FC ground looked on as both sides battled for a place in the Anfield Final and if it wasn't for the heroics of Scot's goalkeeper Ross Whalin, Lakeside could have realised their dream. But the plaudits will go to Andrew Frawley after his brilliant drive sailed into the back of the net six minutes from time. It proved to be the difference between the teams. Whalin was beaten in the 91st minute but the crossbar came to his rescue. The Final will take place on the 26th April at Anfield By Alex Walker Hucknall Town 2 Tamworth 3 Despite putting on a brave performance on Saturday, against second placed Tamworth, Hucknall Town went down to a 3-2 home defeat at Watnall Road watched by a crowd of 356. Despite the defeat there were a number of positives to take from the game but Manager, Bryan Chambers, was disappointed with some of the goals his team conceded. He went on to say that the three home games coming up in quick succession will obviously be crucial to his sides survival hopes and has appealed for the crowd to play their part. It will be a huge ask of the players now if they are to pull off the great escape and they will need to take almost maximum points from the home games with Farsley Celtic, on Tuesday night, Blyth Spartans this coming Saturday, and Vauxhall Motors a week on Tuesday. One piece of good news for everyone is the fact that influential midfielder Laurie Wilson is available again after serving his two match suspension and he goes straight into the squad for the Farsley Celtic game on Tuesday night, kick off at Watnall Road is 7.45pm. Normal admission prices do apply for this game but please save your match ticket to enable you to qualify for the reduction in price for the Blyth Spartans and Vauxhall Motors home games. Farsley Celtic have had a dramatic slump in form of late and they are only just two points off the relegation zone although they do have games in hand. On Saturday they were beaten 1-0 at home by Solihull Moors so they are in

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desperate need themselves of maximum points. Buxton 0 Eastwood Town 0 Eastwood picked up another well earned point despite having Captain Anton Foster sent off midway through the second half, for a second bookable offence. Paul Cox resisted bringing back leading goalscorer Ian Holmes and fit again Russell Cooke however he did restore Cooke to the bench at the expense of Paul Robinson. In a hard fought game, Buxton were the first to create a chance, with Gavin Knight's shot deflecting off Ben Chapman for a corner, and Gregg Anderson heading over Scott Maxfield's cross. Danny Holland nearly broke free of his marker but lost his footing and Mark Smith was denied by Gavin Knight as he shaped to shoot. With the game largely being played out in midfield a number of niggly free kicks were falling the Badgers way from which they looked very dangerous. When Richard Dunning was fouled about 25 yards out, his free kick was parried by Scott Hartley, Meikle retrieved the ball and worked it back to Dunning whose far post cross was headed wide by Hume. When Buxton threatened, Shane Redmond managed to finger tip a cross intended for Mark Reed over him and Chapman cleared. Then Gavin Knight tried his luck from 25 yards but fired well over. Eastwood were denied two stonewall


Non-League Football penalties in quick succession mid-way through the first half. Marc Smith jumped for a Meikle cross with Scott Hartley and Steve Ridley, the ball rolling down Ridley's arm before being cleared with a flick of the wrist. The referee might have been unsighted but his assistant had a perfectly good view of the incident. Moments later Meikle skinned Ridley and ran into the box before being brought down by two Buxton defenders sliding in. However the referee Mr Powell managed to wave play on, on both occasions. Danny Holland put the ball the wrong side of the post after Smith and Todd had created a good opportunity for him. Meikle won a free kick wide right and Smith headed Dunning's kick back across goal with Hume coming in on the back post and heading wide. The fussy referee and his assistants were managing to unite the 472 crowd, with a whistle and card happy display, when in truth there wasn't a bad tackle all game. Lindon Meikle went on one of his trademark runs cutting inside Ridley and Knight however as he went to shoot, the ball bobbled and he fired miles wide. Neil Stevens and Mark Reed tried to play a one-two on the edge of the Badgers penalty area but Reed over -hit the return, and the ball ran through to Redmond. Moments later Hartley finger- tipped Dunning's free kick over the bar. Mark Smith almost continued his great scoring form deflecting Anton Foster's shot goalwards but Hartley had anticipated and got down well to save easily. Michael Towey did well to get down the line and beat Flynn, Meikle conceding the corner. From the corner Towey got up well, heading over when well placed. Andy Todd played a lovely reverse pass to put Dunning clear wide of the box, Hartley parried his shot into a ruck of players but Ridley cleared before Holland could capitalise on the loose ball. In the second half Tommy Agus blocked Chris Flynn's shot from the edge of the box with Hume heading the resultant corner over. Ian Holmes ,just on as a substitute for Danny Holland, was flagged offside after Smith had put him clear and Dunning almost beat Hartley on the near post from a free kick but the big keeper was down quickly. As the Badgers looked like they were starting to built up a head of steam the referee took centre stage and changed the whole complexion of the game booking Foster for a second time for an innocuous challenge on Ridgley. He had originally only awarded a free kick but after Hartley had charged out of his box remonstrating, he went over to consult the linesman ( who had failed to make a single decision all game) and Foster was shown his second yellow followed by the red. With Buxton now enjoying far more of the ball, the Badgers rearguard was under attack but they stood up to the threat magnificently. In truth they only allowed the Buxton attack one clear cut chance in the remaining 20 minutes, former Mansfield striker Danny Reet striking the post from six yards. The sending off certainly opened the game up and with Buxton throwing everything forward, gaps inevitably appeared at the other end. Smith headed on a Redmond kick putting Holmes clear, unfortunately he chipped not only Hartley but also cleared the crossbar. Redmond lost the flight of a Buxton corner, Chapman clearing for a second corner and this time Stevens headed well over from a free header. A patient build up by Eastwood was almost rewarded when Andy Todd tried to curl the ball but it went agonisingly inches over. At the other end, and with the Eastwood resolute defence restricting the Buxton attack to hopeful crosses, Grant Black tried his luck from outside the box but Redmond was able to take the shot easily. Following a corner, substitute Matt Rhead beat Agus and fired a shot in on goal that Hartley fumbled. As Mark Hume swooped for the loose ball Ridley managed to get a foot in to deny the former Buxton player. There was one last chance for the Badgers with Tommy Agus allowing the ball to bounce over his head, Ian Holmes broke into the box and his cross was flicked away from the waiting Matt Rhead by Grant Black, with the goal

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Winterton Rangers 0 Arnold Town 0 Arnold secured a deserved point in an entertaining goal less draw in Scunthorpe. The Eagles will feel that they did enough to win the game however their finishing let them down. The game saw Plant stretched off with a suspected broken ankle just nine minutes after coming off the bench whilst Hudson limped off making him a doubt for the Senior Cup tie at Gedling Town on Wednesday. The home side went close to taking an early lead as Render just failed to connect at the far post. Simms and Freestone then combined well with Simpson saving Freestones fierce drive. Freestone then controversially had a header ruled out for offside. Law lobbed over for the home side and Simms went close to netting his first goal for Arnold. Simpson saved well from Sloane and Brewster as Arnold controlled the second half. During the final ten minutes Arnold had four excellent chances to win the game with Walton twice failing to make the opportunities count. Brewster then flicked an effort a foot wide before Simms did not get enough power on his shot to trouble Simpson. The draw extends the win-less streak to eight games, however with Simms and Freestone combining well up front and with the imminent return from suspension of Mitchell the signs look good that the poor run will soon come to an end.

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Burton Joyce

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Kashmir

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Netherfield Albion Res

2-2

Notts Metropolis

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It was a weekend of frustration for the top two Bilborough Pelican and Kimberley MW Wollaton as they were unable to secure home wins against mid-table Linby CW opposition. Pelican were held to a 0-0 stalemate against Hucknall Rolls Caribbean Cavaliers whilst Wollaton conceded late on in their 2-2 draw with Notts Police. They Hucknall Rolls L opened the scoring through a wonderful strike from Barry Turner before Gedling Southbank Clarke levelled for Police with an equally impressive effort. Roy Sharpe beat the offside trap to restore Wollaton's advantage but their defensive Clifton Ruddington Village frailties were apparent again as Kevin Broadfoot scored two minutes from time to salvage a point for the away side. Basford displayed their title Notts Police credentials with a convincing 3-0 win over Caribbean Cavaliers, Walker, Oakes and Palmer all netting to move Basford into third. Cotgrave W Res At the bottom Awsworth notched up their second consecutive win beating Sandhurst Linby 3-1. Chris Henson and Kieran Saxton were both on the score sheet before Andy Start rounded off the win with a goal against his former club. Bilborough Town Basford United Res Attenborough and Keyworth both recorded crucial home wins against relegation rivals as they both triumphed 1-0. Boro were victors over Wollaton Res. Kimberley thanks to a solitary strike from Tom Spencer and Keyworth won by the same score-line courtesy of a goal from top scorer Alex Woolwich. Bottesford Ruddington gained a point with a 0-0 draw at Magdala whilst Gedling also Awsworth Villa Res. drew, 2-2 away at Cotgrave, a result which leaves them four points adrift at Keyworth Utd Ac'dmy the bottom of table. Bulwell look like running away with it as they took a huge step to securing Magdala Ama Res themselves the Division One title beating second place Sandhurst 2-1. Duane Haywood scored twice to continue his brilliant season and open up Trident a massive ten point gap. The rest of the table is very tight with just three Santos points separating 3rd and 8th positions. Wollaton res jumped above Beacon Matrixgrade after thrashing them 7-2. Prolific pair Paul Marcowski (4) and Anthony Fragola (2) improved on their goalscoring tallies and Dean Hind Gedling S'bank A added the seventh to cap an excellent performance. Pelican res cemented Vernon Villa third with a 3-0 home win over Cotgrave res, Reeves, Brandy and Wallace all netting. Ryan Doherty scored twice for Kimberley res to help them hold Kirton Brickworks Basford res to a draw, Duffy and Clowes replied for Basford who remain Ashland Rovers Res fifth whilst Clifton res and Bilborough Town also drew. East Valley United In Division Two, all the title chasers were victorious. A Phil Shaw hat-trick Ruddington Village fired leaders Magdala res to a 4-2 win over Linby res, with Sam Palfryman adding the fourth. Awsworth res grinded out a 1-0 away win Sandhurst res Calverton M W B and Calverton Academy kept themselves in touch with a 3-1 home defeat of Bottesford, Moss, Jeffery and Woodford all scoring. Finally in an Nottm Sikh Lions entertaining match at Elms Park, Ruddington triumphed 4-3. Foster (2), Coopers Arms Sparks and Dunsdon all scoring for Rudd whilst Sharpe, Collington and Ali Islam Cullis netted for Keyworth Academy. Report by Joe Fish. Clifton United

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2-1

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1-1

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2-2

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2-4

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4-3

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0-1

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4-2

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5-4

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2-7

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1-2

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5-3

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2-8

Premium

2-1

Vernon Villa Res

0-3

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MAA - NO CHANGE AT THE TOP BUT FC05 GIVEN A SCARE!

No change at the top of the Premier Division with the four leading teams all recording comfortable victories. Leaders Southwell Amateurs netted four Clifton United Res 1-0 Netherfield Boys goals from Chase Marcham, Alistair Baird, Andy Moss and Charlie Durham Ox Wellow 1-2 Real United Nicholls to which Nottinghamshire failed to reply whilst second placed Gedling Town 4-1 Sherwood Cauals Woodborough United were 4-1 victors over Wollaton III with a Mike Nestor Nottinghamshire Iv 2-2 Harvey Hadden hat-trick and a goal from Sam Lamb earning the points. Meanwhile third Pegasus 2-6 Premium A placed Old Elizabethans were held by Brunts Old Boys to a goal-less first half in their local derby. However doubles from Alex McLean and Liam MAA Premier Goward with a Steve England goal produced a 5- 0 victory. FC05 remain in Old Elizabethans 5-0 Brunts Old Boys fourth spot after coming back from a goal down against Steelers to claim Pinxton North End 5-1 County NALGO an eventual 4-1 victory with three headed goals from Steve Walker, Nick TVFC 3-2 Monty Hind OB Westerman and Wes O'Rourke added to by Phil Buxton. Ashley Swain's Southwell Ams II 4-0 Nottinghamshire hat-trick paved the way for Pinxton North End to defeat Count NALGO 5-1 FC 05 4-1 Steelers with Daniel Holland and Craig Graney completing the tally. Monty Hind Old Boys leading 2-0 were hit by the award of three penalties to opponents Wollaton III 1-4 Woodborough Utd TVFC who took advantage of two of them through Matt Lake before Tim MAA Division 1 Cauldwell hit the winner to provide his team with their first victory this year. Lady Bay 1-1 Beeston AFC II The top three in Division 1 all won and continue to be separated by just two O Elizabethans II 0-3 Crown Inn Selston points. Goals from Garren Haslam, Steven Froggett and Sam Brewster for EMTEC 3-2 Eaton Hall College leaders Crown Inn Selston went unanswered by Old Elizabethans II whilst Bassingfield 0-3 Acorn Athletic second placed Acorn Athletic had a similar 3-0 victory at the expense of Bassingfield. Nottinghamshire II remain level on points with Acorn after Derbyshire Ams II 1-4 Nottinghamshire II their 4-1 success over Derbyshire Amateurs II with a Marco Stasic double Calverton MW'A' 1-3 Radcliffe Oly III together with goals from Luke Brittain and Damien Dyce ensuring victory. W Bridgford Utd 2-1 Wollaton IV EMTEC continued their fine run by overcoming Eaton Hall College in a MAA Division 2 best of five goals victory. Calverton Miners Welfare 'A' remain rooted at the Hickling 1-3 Broadmeadows foot of the table with just Daniel Gallagher able to provide a reply to three Town Mill 5-1 Kirk Hallam S C goals from Radcliffe Olympic III whose victory brings them level on points with fourth placed Beeston OBA II. Beeston took the lead against Lady Bay Coronation 1-0 Nuthall Athletic through a Richard Varney penalty only for Ben Talbot to reply for Bay to Nottinghamshire III 5-1 Ravenshead R'grs produce a 1-1 draw. Meanwhile West Bridgford United continued their run Chilwell Vipers 1-0 Southwell Ams II of form when they pipped Wollaton IV 2 -1. Old Bemrosians 0-6 Sherwood Colliery Broadmeadows have opened up a four goal gap at the top of Division 2 Cambridge Knights 1-3 Tibshelf Commnity thanks to their 3-1 victory over Hickling coupled with second placed Southwell Amateurs II losing by a solitary Ashley Campbell goal to Chilwell Games played Sun 22md March Vipers, their first defeat in fifteen league and cup outings. Nottinghamshire III are now just a point adrift of Southwell after defeating Ravenshead VETS Section A Div 1 Rangers 5-1 thanks to goals from Ben Dore, Arron Towle and Sean Glynn Gedling Southbank 7 1 Bottesford coupled with a brace from Anthony Shannon. Fourth placed Nuthall Nottingham Alumni 7 0 Bilborough Pelican Athletic lost ground when they failed to reply to a solitary strike from VETS Section A Div 2 Coronation FC's James Whitmore Sherwood Colliery thrashed Old Nevabeen Athletic 1 2 Calverton MW Bemrosians 6-0 with a Mark Davies double complemented by goals from Tom Nash, Gareth Curtis, Anton Tsiolas and capped by a first strike from Nottinghamshire 4 1 Forest Town W 16 year old Gareth Mason. Town Mill surprised Kirk Hallam Social Club by Poets Corner 3 1 Argosy building up a 3-0 lead from Alex Wright's hat-trick which included a penalty VETS Section B Div One whilst at the other end Lee Hughes completed a double save from a Radford 2 2 Gedling MW penalty awarded to Kirk Hallam. Goals from Matt Neil and Scott Results continued over page Cowlinshaw eventually lead to a 5-1 victory. Meanwhile Tibshelf NAA Division 3

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NAA - GREY MARE PIP BEACON IN 9 GOAL THRILLER !. Grey Mare retained their top spot after a narrow victory over fellow title chasers Beacon, Chris Jackson, Jason Kirk, Tony Humber and Brent Horton (2) sealing a tight 5-4 win McPherson, Wilmott and Spencer replying. Ashland Rovers recorded a fine 4-2 win over Trident with Ian Allsop (2), Daryl Farely and Carl Ashley all scoring, Scott Pickard and Nick Edgar hitting the Trident response. A solitary goal from Carl Reagan was enough to earn Santos all the points at F.C. Samba. Isaac Parker hit a fine hat trick for Vernon Vila as they inflicted a 7-2 mauling to Arnold Longbow Ricky Butcher (2), Gary Fountain and Sean Green completing the scoring usual suspects Etchells and Clarkstone replying for Longbow. Headstocks proved to be too strong for Gedling Southbank A as they ran out 5-2 winners Scott Brown and Richard Wallace both scoring twice along with an effort from Sean Friel, Mark Hearn and Ryan Smith with the Southbank goals. Ashland Rovers Reserves suffered their first defeat of the season as they were beaten 5-3 at lowly Boots Athletic A. Boots benefited from the fact that none of their senior teams had fixtures enabling them to field a substantially strengthen team with Patrick Bakone hitting a hat trick along with efforts from Paul Williams and Sam Winch. Matt Lucas was fine oal scoring form as he ran in four goals for East Valley United at Greyoose Dillon Evans, Kaine Matthews and Gary Bosworth completing the scoring in the 8-2 victory, Whitehead and Holland managing a couple for the Goose. Ben Beaman scored both the Premium goals that secured the points at home to Ruddington Vilage John Halls scoring for the visitors. Kirk Stevens scored twice for Calverton Miners Welfare B as the saw off Vernon Villa Reserves 3-0 John Roe adding the third. Two goals from Jamie Charlton secured the win for Kirton Brickworks at A.F.C. Bridgford who had Gareth Clark on the score sheet. In the top game of the day in the second division it was honours even as Kashmir an Coopers Arms played out a 3-3 draw Lewin, Evans and Wynn scoring for Coopers with Plant, Ahmed and an own goal securing a point for Kashmir. Burton Joyce continue to make good progress up the table as they see off visitors Nottm Sikh Lions 3-1 With Troy Smith (2) and Ryan Eassom scoring, Shareef with the Sikhs goal. Lee Blackamore hit a hat trick for Notts Metropolis as they put a dent in Clifton Uniteds title aspirations John Frost completing the scoring in the 4-0 win. Goals from Croft, Bartly, Waldron and Kelly helped Basford United take all the points at Three Crowns who had Craig Binch on the score sheet. Darren Williamson scored twice for Netherfield Albion Reserves but these were cancelled out by two from Kaleem Ashraf of Ali Islam as they played out a draw. In the top game in the third division Real United edged Durham Ox Wellow 2-1 thanks to two goals from Liam Black, Liam Young scoring for the home team. A single goal from Damian Humphries was enough to give Clifton United Reserves the win at home to Netherfield Boys. Zico Benjamin added another hat trick to his impressive seasons tally as Premium continue the trend of heavy scoring against the luckless Pegasus this week the conceded another six goals with Adrian Benjamin, Kyle Reid and Ricky Robinson adding the others. Gedling Town saw off Sherwood Casuals 4-1 with Dean McLean (2), Jason Lawlor and peter wood all scoring. Nottinghamshire fourths and Harvey Hadden had to be content with a point each as they played out a 2-2 draw Hodgkinson and Marsden scoring for the home team Pollychuck and Hallett replying. Report by Lance Hawkridge COMBINATION - BINGHAM EASE THE PRESSURE WITH A VITAL 3 PTS! Steve Perry bagged four goals as Bingham Town eased their relegation fears with a 5-3 win at Man in Space. Scott Buckbury also notched for the visitors whilst Steve Froggatt, Dan Stocks and Ryan Cook hit back for the home side. Bear fc saw A Iryne 2, M Ashurst, B Berhane, S Todd and M Saibu all find the target in their 6 nil win at Sporting Wheelbarrow. Liam Webster. Tony Law, James Noble and Ashley Williams all scored for their respective sides as AC Broxtowe and Bestwood MW drew 2 all. A goal apiece by Jake Fisher and Tom Sysson consolidated fourth place for Kimberley MW as they beat Wellington Inn 2-1. Kevin Walker notched a hat trick and Dan Walker struck once to help their side Gedling United to a 4-3 win over Calverton MW in the battle for the league title. Whilst Greyfriars kept their honours ambitions alive with a 6-0 win over Gremio Courtesy of Keiron Edwards 3, P J Shiggins 2 and Lee Carter. Report continued over page

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Troy Dunstan netted a hat trick and Levi Stewart scored Twice as Combination Premier Bestwood MW won 5 nil at home to Springfield United in Division one. AFC Bridgford and AFC Hucknall drew 2-2. Nick read opened the AC Broxtowe 2-2 Bestwood M.W scoring for the home side with a deflected 20 yard shot to give his side a Man in Space 3-5 Bingham Town 1 nil half time lead and soon after the restart the status quo was resumed Kimberley M.W 2-1 Wellington O. B when Earl Etoe scored in similar fashion for the visitors. Scoot Kirk then Calverton M.W 3-4 Gedling United re-established the home sides advantage by powering in at the near Greyfriars Celtic 6-0 Gremio post but they couldn't hold on and eventually had to settle for a point when Kenny Drury rounded the keeper late on to earn a share of the Sporting W'barrow 0-6 Bear spoils. Jason Booth 2, Jamie Loughton 2 and Chris Benton all found the Combination Div 1 target as Oakdale went down by 5 goals to nil at home to Beeston AFC Hucknall 2-2 AFC Bridgford United. A1 Glazing managed to bag all three points in their top of the Beechdale Villa 3-4 A1 Glazing table clash at Beechdale villa when they eventually won 4-3 to get the C.N.C 3-2 New Venture better of a 7 goal exchange with their host. No goalscorers were D.T.D 3-3 F.C Bedstead available at the time of writing. Medz Reds took a massive step towards the division two title when they inflicted the first defeat of the season on Oakdale 0-5 Beeston United their closest challengers Blacks Head. Previously unbeaten Blacks Bestwood M.W Res 5-0 Springfield Utd started the brighter of the two teams and commanded the first seven Combination Div 2 minutes of the game but then Medz broke on the counter and the ball Munich 79 3-2 Basford R'gers found its way to Sean Thomson. Thomson fed a fine ball to Michael Medz Reds 3-1 Blacks Head Grinion who had made his way in to the box to slot home against the run Newcastle Arms 8-0 Wagon & Horses of play to put the home side a goal to the good. Blacks continued to push Medz back into their own half and were rewarded on the half hour mark Notts United 3-3 Hamburg 80 when Andrew Dames found him self free to place a firm header into the Pride of Erin OFF New Inn far post to equalise. Just before the interval Sean Thomson turned Pure 2-0 F.C St George poacher as he beat three players on the edge of the box before riffling N.C.H 2-8 Rise Park home to restore the home side's advantage. Medz managed to repel all attacks that the visitors could throw at them and even managed to Combination Div 3 stretch their lead to 3-1 when Michael Grinion played in Jason Knowles Bestwood Re-Utd 10-3 PMR who rounded the keeper to seal a vital win. Newcastle Arms ensured F.C Samba 0-5 The Mill they were in pole position to take advantage of any slip up by the top two M.I.S United 6-0 La Toque and did it with a convincing 8-0 hammering of Wagon and Horses and Southbank 1-6 Chaffoteaux they now sit just 4 points adrift of second place with a game in hand. Chris Bestwick notched after just 2 minutes to set his side Pure FC on Arnold Victory 5-4 Sporting Inkfish their way to a 2 nil win over FC St George. Luke Thorpe also notched as EMPAL Division 1 Pure bounced back from last weeks defeat. M.I.S United's steady Nottm Medics A 3 1 West B'ford Albion progress up the division three table continued on Sunday with an West B'ford Albion 3 0 Nottm Medics A emphatic 6 goal whitewash of La Toque as they try to gatecrash the top Brinsthorpe R'gers 1 2 West End three positions and could still end up with honours as they have games in Burton Joyce A 5 0 Linford Nelson hand on the teams above them. Brad Ellis and Aiden Talmey both struck Notts Athletic 3 0 Freeman & Mitchell twice for united with Adam Rowley and Damien Talmey notching the Nottm Law School 1 0 Fanzines United other goals. Although United could claim second spot it is starting to look Total Reclaims Dem 2 2 Radcliffe Olympic like Bestwood Re-United have the championship tied up after yet another convincing performance at home to P.M.R. Although P.M.R EMPAL Division 2 struck three times against the runaway leaders via Curtis Johnson, Sean Fc Grey Mare Oly 5 1 Inn The Bank McCarthy and Dwayne Brown they just could not contain the home sides Inn The Bank 1 5 FC Grey Mare Oly Butler Benfica 1 2 Highfield Park R'gers forwards and eventually slipped to a 10-3 defeat after Aaron Ryan 3, Chris Atkins 2, Anthony Atkins 2, Liam Gray, David Belton and Dale Trent Allstars 8 0 Ardley Athletic Stevenson all found the target to keep up their 100% record. Aaron Fox & Crown 3 2 Riverside Moores Porter notched three times and John Kononowicz twice as the mill beat Arnold Cross Keys 5 0 Burton Joyce B Fc Samba 5 nil to maintain second place but as they only have two Inn the Bank 1 5 FC Grey Mare Oly games remaining they could concede that place to Chaffoteaux who despite trailing 1-0 to a Richard Upton first half strike struck back in the EMPAL Division 3 second period six times to run out 6-1 winners courtesy of Wayne Beeston Athletic 4 1 Boots Wednesday EVANS 2, Andrew Barrett 2, Andrew Handley and Patrick Swift. Whilst Clifton Dynamo 5 3 Plumtree the only other game saw Arnold Victory club get the better of a 9 goal Kinoulton Villa 3 1 Brooks Villa exchange at home to struggling Sporting Inkfish. Although the strugglers Punjab Colts 4 1 Chequers United struck 4 times through Justin Clarke 2, David Coburn and John Trent Vale 1 1 Radcliffe Olympic Middleton it wasn't enough for them to gain any points from the fixture as Nottm Medics B 0 5 Wollaton Pirates Ray Oldham 2, Des Oldham, Neil Wilkinson and a David Corkhill own Wollaton Pirates 7 0 Nottm Medics B goal accounted for their 5-4 loss. Report by Jeff Johnson EMPAL Division 4 Clifton Dynamo Res GMB Toton Athletic Wollaton Pirates Res

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EMPAL - BURTON JOYCE THE NEW LEADERS AFTER A 5-0 ROMP! Burton Joyce A are the new leaders in Division One after a comprehensive 5-0 win over Linford Nelson. The scoring was shared around through Keith Bailey, Ben Allison, Daniel Beatty, Art Luetkmeier and a rare goal from defender Johnny Stevenson. Nottingham Law School move up to second place with close 1-0 win over Fanzines United. In a tight affair Dace gave School the lead in the second half and gamely hung until a last minute penalty gave United a sniff of a point. Step up keeper Greg Bourne became the hero saving to keep all three points for his side. Long time leaders Brinsthorpe Rangers descend to third spot after 2-1 defeat to a full “international “ strength West End side. Radcliffe Olympic Sunday lost ground on the leaders after 2-2 draw with Total Reclaims Demolition and being two nil up! Honours were shared in the West Bridgford Albion versus Nottingham Medics double header. Albion claimed the first 3-1 with Tom Carey and Brett Swerski with a brace before crashing 3-0 in the immediate return. Unbeaten Arnold Cross Keys go marching on in Division 2 beating a spirited Burton Joyce B side 3-0 over at Southglade. Joyce started forcefully and could have gone two up in the first fifteen minutes before Keys snapped into action. Nil-nil at half time despite Keys claiming a shot had crossed the line and having a goal ruled out for offside. Totally dominating the second half Keys opened the scoring through Luke Smith blasting home a free kick from twentyfive yards out. The busy Ryan King then punished a keeping error before an impressive headed own goal made a comfortable 3-0 scoreline in the end. Fox & Crown climb to third following 3-2 win over much improved Riverside Moores. Christian Sharples had put Crown into the lead before a double from David Bell changed the complexion of the game. Two late penalties converted by Paul Charles readdressed the balance snatching the points for Crown. Fc Grey Mare Olympico enjoyed their first double header of the run in beating Inn The Bank 5-1 not once but twice! In first contest Chris McLaughlin bagged a hat trick and missed an early penalty after Daniel McQuinn had given Bank and early lead. Dan Wheat and Stuart Dack completed the scoring. In return Stuart Dack led the way with two followed by Jason Rawson, Reece Beard and Danny De Quincy. Trent Allstars snuck in behind the leaders after 8-0 drubbing of Ardley Athletic still reeling from last week's broken leg to Chris Marsden. Luke Shaw bagged one goal but set hat tricks for his colleagues Alex Bates and Courney Charles. Highfield Park Rangers probably sealed Butler Benficas demotion with 2-1 at Cropwell Bishop as Pollard snatched the winner with five minutes left to go! Duncan

Richmond had given Butler an early lead but Boyes equalised for Rangers in what was basically a “scrappy” match. Punjab Colts are clinging onto top spot in Division Three as Wollaton Pirates start their run to catch up on games in hand. Colts beat rivals Chequers United 4-1 in top of the table clash. Pirates didn't need Duckworth Lewis as they rattled up a cricket score in their double header against Nottingham Medics winning 5-0 and 7-0. Frankie Labbate yet another hat trick supported by Fragola - 2 and Piliero. Roy Kileavy got his name on the scoresheet to break up the monotony of the usual scoring suspects! Changing the side for the return with six changes centre back Oliver Reeves surpassed all expectations with a double plus Fragola and Piliero as tradition demands! Trent Vale kept out Radcliffe Olympic in 1-1 draw to dent Olympics outside promotion chances. Burniston looked to have nicked all the points for Vale but Sinnott popped up with a late equaliser for Olympic. Clifton Dynamo beat Plumtree 5-3 with a cameo appearance in goal for Meehan. Kinoulton Villa courtesy of a Daniel Collinson hat trick disposed of Brooks Villa 3-1. Beeston Athletic beat Boots Wednesday 4-1 with Rogers, Bretnall, Waylan and Hodges sharing the goals around. In Division 4 St Anns hang onto top spot on goal difference from Caythorpe after drawing 0-0 with title favourites GMB. Caythorpe beat Clifton Dynamo Reserves 3-2 to stay second. Wollaton Pirate Reserves beat Attsu 3-2 to stay third. GMB have around six or seven matches to catch up on their rivals so must be odds on for the title if they can finish their matches this side of the summer Test series! Real Bulwell beat Toton Athletic 6-3

Report by Adrian Ford

NOTTS SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE - GREYS ON THEIR WAY TO ANFIELD! 'WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO ANFIELD', sang the Scots Grey faithful as the Bulwell outfit deservedly won themselves a place in the Carlsberg FA Sunday Final at the home of Liverpool FC thanks to the only goal of the game against Devon based outfit Lakeside Athletic scored by Andy Frawley with five minutes remaining. This was a typical semi-final, with no quarter asked or given. Scots hit both the post and upright in an enthralling encounter before long serving Frawley sealed the tie. However, there was still time for a scare as the visitors to the Hucknall FC ground hit the crossbar in the ninety second minute. The final will be held on either Sundays 26th April or 3rd May, dependent upon the Merseysider's progress in this season's European Cup. With the leaders; engaged in the aforementioned Carlsberg FA Sunday Trophy, the chasers in the Premier Division experienced differing fortunes and none more so than second placed Clifton Villa, who could not contain the firepower of Arnold's Julian Cotes and Vladamir Farrell. Villa went ahead through an early own goal and added another in the second period by Matt Wootton but were made to look on in bewilderment as Coates went nap and Farrell netted a hat trick in a remarkable 9-2 victory. Third placed Redhill also came unstuck against lowly Nuthall, as Jay Beecher hit two and Bill Bearder and Aaron Hooton one each for the visitors in the 4-2 win. Carl Wainwright and Adam Stephenson notched the consolation efforts. Emerging Clumber, moved up a place thanks to two goals apiece from Wes Burke and Carl Westcarr and one each from Jared Westcarr and Jayford Henry in the 6-1 defeat of jaded Nottm Alumni. The surprises continued at challenging Trentside, where efforts from Paul Bearder, Beardsall (two) and Aaron Hunter gave visitors Nuthall a 4-2 victory, with Nathan and Tyrone Francis scoring for the hosts. Damian Pennant hit a couple supported by Lloyd Fletcher, Stuart Coke and Ruben Thomas as Nottm WI Cavaliers overcame Radford Park Rangers 5-1. The mid-week Section KO Cup semi-final between Clumber and Arnold was abandoned after seventy five minutes due to fog, with Clumber leading 4-2. The rearranged fixture will be at Greenwood Meadows on Thursday 9th April with a 7:30 KO. Trowsers have almost kissed their Division title hopes goodbye after finishing their league programme with a 3-2 defeat against 'pretenders' George Street. Rolls Royce Leisure Sunday have taken over at the top on goal difference thanks to a 9-1 massacre of basement outfit, Carlton Catholic. Alistair Jones netted twice and Kane Matthews once for George Street, whilst Aaron Baguley and Jodie Hughes replied. Their were hat tricks for Carl McDermott and Andy Start of Rolls supplemented by two from Darren Dickens and one from Aaron Parkin, with Ricky Sheavills notching the consolation. Clifton Centrals and Old Colonial shared two goals and the points It was honours even at the top of Division Two, where leaders Rolls Royce Leisure Villa were held to a 1-1 draw by close rivals, Cotgrave PFC. Colin Woodward struck for Villa and Chris Galloway for the visitors. Vernon Villa Sunday were unable to take advantage of the top two sharing the points as they were held by the same score line by Rempstone who ad Pete Saunders levelling Liam Evans' goal for the hosts. A couple from Dave Warden returned Bulwell Rangers to winning ways with a 2-0 success over Crusader, whilst New Fairham eased themselves nearer to safety, as Martin Radmall and Richard Colebrook each scored in the 2-1 win over Portland Arms HH, for whom Matt Walsh hit the net.

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P 24 25 23 23 24 28 23 27 22 26 25 25 22 24 22 23 24

W 14 14 14 14 12 11 12 10 11 7 7 8 8 8 6 7 6

D 7 4 3 2 6 7 1 7 2 7 6 2 2 2 7 4 3

L 3 7 6 7 6 10 10 10 9 12 12 15 12 14 9 12 15

F 61 60 57 59 57 52 50 47 47 49 40 39 38 42 31 45 36

A 29 48 33 33 46 50 48 51 44 60 58 44 45 59 41 58 63

GD 32 12 24 26 11 2 2 -4 3 -11 -18 -5 -7 -17 -10 -13 -27

MAAPremier 1 Southwell Ama 2 Woodborough Utd 3 Old Elizabethans 4 FC05 5 Nottinghamshire 6 Steelers 7 Pinxton North End 8 Beeston OBA 9 County NALGO 10 Brunts Old Boys 11 TVFC 12 Monty Hind OB's 13 Wollaton III

P 18 17 16 17 21 18 21 17 19 18 17 18 15

W 15 14 13 12 9 7 5 5 5 5 5 2 2

D 2 2 3 3 4 2 5 3 3 2 1 3 1

L 1 1 0 2 8 9 11 9 11 11 11 13 12

GD 54 51 34 29 4 -5 -14 -4 -23 -44 -34 -20 -28

Pts 47 44 42 39 31 23 20 18 18 17 16 9 7

NAAPremier 1 Grey Mare 2 Netherfield Albion 3 Ashland Rovers 4 Beacon 5 Arnold Longbow 6 Vernon Villa 7 Headstocks 8 Trident 9 Santos 10 FC Samba 11 Gedling Southbank A

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W 11 10 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 6 1

D 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 4 1 2

L 3 5 5 5 5 8 6 9 7 8 14

F 42 53 30 41 42 38 35 48 28 28 20

A Pts 32 36 36 32 31 27 26 26 34 23 39 23 30 21 58 20 24 19 29 19 66 5

NAADiv 3 1 Real Utd 2 Gedling Town 3 Durham Ox Wellow 4 Premium A 5 Pegasus 6 Clifton Utd Res 7 Bingham Town 8 Netherfield Boys 9 Notts Metropolis Res 10 Sherwood Casuals 11 Nottinghamshire Iv 12 Harvey Hadden

P 17 17 18 19 19 15 19 16 16 19 17 20

W 15 11 10 9 9 7 6 6 5 4 4 2

D 1 1 3 2 1 4 7 4 2 4 2 5

L 1 5 5 8 9 4 6 6 9 11 11 13

F 78 65 46 53 53 52 49 44 45 37 30 39

A Pts 20 46 39 34 32 33 47 29 74 28 32 25 54 25 37 22 56 17 59 16 58 14 83 11

NewarkAlliance Div 2 1 Coddington Res 2 Aslockton Cranmers 3 Crown 4 Wheatsheaf Utd Res 5 AC Grove 6 BGHawtonvilleRes 7 Sutton On Trent 8 RHP Social A 9 Castle Barge Res 10 Collingham Res 11 Zenith

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W 13 11 9 8 8 6 5 5 4 4 1

D 3 1 0 3 2 2 3 1 2 4 5

L 0 3 4 8 8 8 8 10 10 6 9

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Pts 42 34 27 27 26 20 18 16 14 13* 8

Pts 49 46 45 44 42 40 37 37 35 28 27 26 26 26 25 25 21

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D 1 6 4 3 6 3 2 7 3 5 3 4 6 5 2

L 5 2 5 8 2 6 5 4 10 7 13 15 10 13 21

F 91 54 43 65 43 45 51 60 37 39 44 44 43 33 25

A 31 26 25 37 21 32 38 33 43 41 69 95 49 68 109

MAA Division 1 1 Crown Inn Selston 2 Acorn Athletic 3 Nottinghamshire II 4 Beeston AFC II 5 Radcliffe Olympic III 6 Lady Bay 7 Wollaton IV 8 Eaton Hall College 9 Old Elizabethans II 10 West Bridgford Utd 11 EMTEC 12 Bassingfield 13 Derbyshire Ama II 14 Calverton MW A NAA Div 1 1 Ashland Rovers Res 2 Nuthall 3 Calverton M.W.B. 4 East Valley Utd 5 Kirton Brickworks 6 A.F.C Bridgford 7 Ruddington Village 8 Boots Athletic A 9 Premium 10 Greygoose 11 Vernon Villa Res 12 Kimberley M.W.OB Newark Alliance Senior 1 Farndon Utd 2 Barkestone Le Vale 3 RHP Social 4 Wheatsheaf Utd 5 Coddington 6 Newark Town 7 Castle Barge '95 8 Holy Trinity 9 Kings Arms 10 Fiskerton

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Newark AllianceDiv 3 1 Vodafone 2 Newark Town Res 3 Laxton Athletic 4 Watermill 5 AFC Flowserve 6 Farndon Utd Res 7 Flintham 8 Claypole Warriors 9 Fernwood 10 Sawmill 11 Holy Trinity Res 12 Hobgoblin

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GD 60 28 18 28 22 13 13 27 -6 -2 -25 -51 -6 -35 -84

Pts 42 38 36 35 20 20 19 19 18 18 15 14

Pts 41 33 32 29 29 28 25 24 * 22 18 12 10

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NSL Senior 1 Magdala Amateurs Res 2 Awsworth Villa Res 3 Calverton MW Academy 4 Linby Colliery Welfare Res 5 Caribbean Cavaliers Res 6 Hucknall Rolls Leisure Res 7 Sandhurst Res 8 Ruddington Village Res 9 Bottesford 10 Attenborough Res 11 Keyworth Utd Academy

P 17 17 14 15 13 18 17 13 17 14 15

W 11 11 10 8 6 6 6 5 4 2 2

D 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 4 0

L 3 4 1 4 4 9 9 5 11 8 13

F 35 51 41 48 34 29 20 34 34 19 28

A 21 22 21 25 30 37 41 34 45 41 56

MAA Division 2 1 Broadmeadows 2 Southwell Ama II 3 Nottinghamshire III 4 Nuthall Athletic 5 Sherwood Colliery 6 Coronation 7 Kirk Hallam SC 8 Chilwell Vipers 9 Tibshelf Community 10 Cambridge Knights 11 Town Mill 12 Old Bemrosians 13 Hickling 14 Ravenshead R'gers NAA Div 2 1 Coopers Arms 2 Burton Joyce A 3 Clifton Utd 4 Kashmir 5 Notts Metropolis 6 Nott'M Sikh Lions 7 Basford 8 Ali Islam 9 Basford Utd A 10 Netherfield Albion Res 11 Arnold Town A 12 Three Crowns Newark Alliance Div 1 1 The Villa 2 Gunthorpe 3 Chesters 4 Lowdham Utd 5 RHP Social Res 6 Collingham 7 Farnsfield Villa 8 Newark Flowserve 9 EBS Shelford 10 Kings Arms Res

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L 2 2 1 6 7 3 7 7 9 11 14 15 13 18 L 1 7 4 3 7 5 6 7 11 12 10 12 L 3 2 5 3 5 3 9 10 9 11

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GD 14 29 20 23 4 -8 -21 0 -11 -22 -28

Pts 36 35 33 27 21 21 20 18 14 10 6

Pts 42 40 38 34 24 21 18 18 17 15 12 12

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Combination Div 3

P 15 18 15 15 17 10 19 13 13 17 19 19

W 14 13 12 10 9 6 6 4 5 4 2 0

D 0 2 2 3 1 3 2 4 1 0 1 1

L 1 3 1 2 7 1 11 5 7 13 16 18

P W D L

F 97 83 56 62 61 42 43 37 44 34 24 15

F

A 24 23 25 33 43 12 53 29 39 68 120 129

A

GD 73 60 31 29 18 30 -10 8 5 -34 -96 -114

Pts 42 41 38 33 28 21 20 16 16 12 7 1

GD Pts

1 Bestwood Re-United 2 The Mill 3 Chaffoteaux fc 4 M.I.S. United 5 Arnold Victory 6 FC Samba 7 Taverners United 8 P.M.R 9 Bingham Town Res 10 Southbank 11 Sporting Inkfish 12 La Toque

16 20 16 14 18 18 18 16 16 15 16 19

16 13 14 8 9 7 6 5 5 3 3 2

0 3 0 3 0 3 2 3 2 1 1 2

0 4 2 3 9 8 10 8 9 11 12 15

124 77 69 47 58 49 44 40 40 29 29 41

14 110 48 43 34 42 38 31 42 31 16 27 67 -9 27 58 -9 24 73 -29 20 54 -14 18 60 -20 17 63 -34 10 70 -41 10 76 -35 8

EMPAL Div 3 1 Punjab Colts 2 Wollaton Pirates 3 Chequers United 4 Radcliffe Olympic Sun 5 Kinoulton Villa 6 Clifton Dynamo 7 Plumtree 8 Boots Wednesday 9 Beeston Athletic 10 Notingham Medics B 11 Trent Vale 12 Brooks Villa

P 16 13 18 17 16 18 15 19 15 17 18 18

W 14 13 12 11 10 9 7 6 4 4 2 2

D 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 1

L 1 0 5 5 4 8 8 12 11 12 13 15

GD 48 61 33 35 8 6 -10 -30 -34 -42 -42 -34

Pts 43 39 37 34 32 28 21 19 12 10 9 7

Premier Division 1 1 Rolls Royce Leisure Sunday 2 Trowsers 3 Chesterfield Arms 4 Stratford Haven 5 George Street 6 Clifton Centrals 7 Old Colonial 8 FC Clobber 9 BTSC 10 Carlton Catholic

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W 11 11 11 8 8 5 4 3 3 3

D 2 2 0 3 1 4 4 4 3 3

L 3 5 6 5 5 6 6 10 9 12

F 43 54 45 38 41 25 20 25 32 28

A PTS 17 35 33 35 27 33 45 27 35 25 25 19 32 16 39 13 44 12 54 12

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P 17 16 16 18 16 13 14 17 15 15 17

W 12 10 9 8 7 7 6 6 3 4 3

D 2 2 4 1 3 2 2 0 6 2 0

L 3 4 3 9 6 4 6 11 6 9 14

F 63 57 56 40 36 46 49 36 35 42 45

A PTS 37 38 34 32 29 31 52 25 39 24 38 23 39 20 55 18 42 15 61 14 79 9

Vets Section A Div 1 1 Nottingham Alumni 2 Ashby Ivanhoe 3 Clifton FC 4 Caribbean Cavaliers 5 Gedling Southbank 6 Shirebrook 7 Bottesford 8 Bilborough Pelican

P 10 8 12 6 8 9 10 11

W 7 7 6 6 4 2 2 2

D 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

L 3 1 5 0 4 6 8 9

F 27 25 27 24 21 25 11 17

A GD Pts 12 15 21 12 13 21 23 4 19 7 17 18 17 4 12 27 -2 7 31 -20 6 48 -31 6

Vets Section B Div 2 1 Hucknall Rolls 2 Old Elizabethans 3 Barrowby 4 Lord Harrowby 5 Chaffoteaux 6 Keyworth United

P 10 8 9 8 6 7

W 6 6 3 2 1 1

D 2 0 4 1 2 1

L 2 2 2 5 3 5

F 27 24 22 18 7 8

A GD Pts 12 15 20 16 8 18 11 11 13 33 -15 7 14 -7 5 20 -12 4

Combination Div 1 1 A1 Glazing 2 Afc Bridgford 3 Beechdale Villa 4 C.N.C 5 FC Bedstead 6 New Venture 7 Volo 8 Bestwood MW 9 Beeston United 10 AFC Hucknall 11 D.T.D 12 *Oakdale 13 Springfield United EMPAL Div 1 1 Burton Joyce A 2 Nottingham Law School 3 Brinsthorpe Rangers 4 Radcliffe Olympic Sun 5 Total Reclaims Dem. (3) 6 Fanzines United 7 West End (3) 8 West Bridgford Albion 9 Linford Nelson 10 Notts Athletic 11 Nottingham Medics A 12 Freeman & Mitchell

P 18 18 16 17 15 16 19 16 18 19 15 20 19

W 13 12 13 12 12 10 8 7 5 4 4 4 0

D 3 4 0 1 0 2 3 1 1 1 0 2 0

L 2 2 3 4 3 4 8 8 12 14 11 14 19

F 73 67 78 64 63 69 62 43 38 43 21 28 14

A 33 33 24 34 30 35 56 37 62 65 61 88 105

GD Pts 40 42 34 40 54 39 30 37 33 36 34 32 6 27 6 22 -24 16 -22 13 -40 12 -60 11 -91 0

P W D L GD Pts

Combination Div 2 1 Medz Reds 2 Blacks Head 3 Newcastle Arms 4 Notts United 5 FC St George 6 Basford Rangers 7 Wagon & Horses 8 Pure 9 Hamburg 80 10 Munich 79 11 New Inn 12 Rise Park 13 Pride of Erin 14 N.C.H EMPAL Div 2

P 19 18 17 16 18 20 17 19 15 17 14 21 19 20

W 17 16 15 10 9 8 6 7 5 6 5 5 4 0

D 1 1 0 2 1 2 5 2 4 0 2 2 1 1

L 1 1 2 4 8 10 6 10 6 11 7 14 14 19

F 123 107 97 69 68 71 34 48 47 40 41 50 42 33

A 19 17 39 37 44 66 67 87 55 66 38 88 107 140

GD 104 90 58 32 24 5 -33 -39 -8 -26 3 -38 -65 -107

Pts 52 49 45 32 28 26 23 23 19 18 17 17 13 1

P W D L GD Pts

14 15 16 11 13 13 15 16 17 19 14 18

9 9 9 8 7 6 7 6 5 5 4 1

3 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 3 1 3 2

4 3 4 1 3 4 6 8 9 13 8 15

42 17 10 30 25 13 -7 -10 -17 -19 -9 -54

30 30 30 26 22 21 20 20 18 16 15 5

1 Arnold Cross Keys 2 Wheelhouse 3 Fox & Crown 4 Ardley Athletic 5 Trent Allstars 6 Clifton Bridge Inn 7 Fc Grey Mare Olympico 8 Riverside Moores 9 Highfield Park Rangers 10 Burton Joyce B 11 Butler Benfica (3) 12 Inn The Bank

16 17 14 19 14 14 11 16 16 16 16 16

15 10 10 9 7 7 6 5 5 4 2 2

1 2 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 3 4 1

0 5 8 9 4 5 5 10 10 9 10 14

65 14 8 -1 13 14 8 -21 -18 -18 -28 -51

46 32 31 28 24 23 18 18 16 15 7 7

P 18 17 17 11 16 18 17 18

W 14 13 9 9 7 6 2 2

D 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0

L 2 4 7 1 7 10 15 13

GD 71 27 22 65 1 -29 -65 -94

Pts 39 39 30 28 23 18 6 6

Premier Premier 1 Scots Grey 2 Clifton Villa 3 Clumber 4 Arnold FC 5 Redhill 6 Plough Barflys 7 Trentside 8 Radford Park Rangers 9 Nuthall 10 Nottm WI Cavaliers 11 Nottingham Alumni

P 12 10 11 12 13 15 11 15 15 11 11

W 11 8 8 7 7 6 6 4 3 3 2

D 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1

L 1 2 3 4 6 7 4 11 12 7 8

F 47 43 40 42 39 49 45 26 31 27 26

A PTS 16 33 28 24 28 24 27 22 33 21 41 20 36 19 51 12 72 9 42 4 41 4

Premier Division 2 1 R.R.L.Villa 2 Cotgrave P FC 3 Vernon Villa Sunday 4 Sims Metal 5 Lenton Villa 6 Bulwell Rangers 7 Crusader 8 Portland Arms HH 9 Rempstone 10 New Fairham 11 Nottm Rangers 12 Fat Cat

P 18 18 19 16 17 16 19 15 17 16 14 13

W 10 10 9 9 8 9 7 5 5 5 5 0

D 5 4 5 2 2 3 1 4 4 2 2 0

L 3 4 5 5 7 4 11 6 8 9 7 13

F 52 57 59 46 42 49 45 37 34 31 30 20

A PTS 29 35 35 34 44 32 39 29 32 26 40 24 45 22 33 19 49 19 38 17 50 17 68 0

Senior Division 1 1 Westdale Tavern 2 Station Hotel 3 Calverton Cherry Tree 4 Tricolore 5 FC Digica 6 Pheasant Inn Sunday 7 Robin Hood 8 Bayliss 9 Dovecrest 10 Hudson Roofing 11 Premium 12 Back-up United

P 17 18 15 17 15 15 18 14 19 16 15 19

W 13 13 12 9 9 7 6 6 5 5 3 1

D 3 1 2 2 1 3 2 0 2 0 1 3

L 1 4 1 6 5 5 10 8 12 11 11 15

F 69 71 69 53 40 55 38 39 42 29 25 26

A PTS 27 42 34 40 16 38 48 29 25 28 49 24 47 20 54 18 56 17 55 15 50 10 95 6

Intermediate Division 1 1 Doree Bonner 2 The Empire Hucknall 3 Premium Res 4 Hucknall Chequers 5 Real Nottingham 6 Beercalona 7 Longbow Sunday 8 Carlton Catholics Res 9 L.A. FC 10 Westdale Wanderers 11 J.M.S. Electrcal 12 Grosvenor

P 16 15 15 17 21 15 18 17 15 18 19 14

W 15 13 11 10 6 8 6 6 6 4 4 2

D 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 1 3 2 3

L 1 1 3 7 11 7 10 10 8 11 13 9

F 71 58 58 61 38 49 44 33 30 20 33 18

A PTS 21 45 14 40 23 34 42 30 60 22 34 21 50 20 65 19 40 16 48 15 72 14 44 9

Intermediate Division 2 1 Eagle 2 Bridgford Taverners 3 The Masons 4 Aldercar 5 West Bridgford Badgers 6 Beeston.Biz 7 Stratford Haven Res 8 Lion Revived 9 FC of Nottingham 10 Notts Cobras 11 FC Crawford 12 Teesdale FC

P 19 18 16 17 18 19 18 20 19 18 15 19

W 15 15 13 11 10 10 9 8 4 2 2 0

D 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 4 2 1 0

L 3 2 2 5 7 8 6 10 11 14 12 19

F A 90 30 75 26 84 36 72 26 64 40 55 38 59 29 60 73 36 81 22 110 34 76 29 115

PTS 46 46 40 34 31 31 30 26 16 8 7 0

Vets Section ADiv 2 1 Poets Corner 2 Calverton MW 3 Nottinghamshire 4 Forest Town Welfare 5 Lowdham 6 Argosy 7 Nevabeen Athletic 8 Castle Donington

P 11 12 13 11 10 10 13 8

W 10 9 5 5 3 3 3 0

D 0 1 4 1 3 1 0 2

L 1 2 4 5 4 6 10 6

F 43 36 26 27 23 23 19 6

A 14 19 24 19 25 22 58 22

GD Pts 29 30 17 28 2 19 8 16 -2 12 1 10 -39 9 -16 2

Vets Section B Div 1 1 Gedling MW 2 Notts Police 3 Holwell 4 Cromford Meadows 5 Radford 6 Matlock Town

P 7 7 7 6 8 7

W 5 5 2 1 1 1

D 2 2 2 3 2 1

L 0 0 3 2 5 5

F 20 17 8 7 10 5

A 6 5 8 8 21 19

GD Pts 14 17 12 17 0 8 -1 6 -11 5 -14 4

Vets Section B Div 3 1 Sherwood Colliery 2 Awsworth Villa 3 Wollaton Wanderers 4 Trentside 5 Duffield Old Boys 6 Park Tavern

P 9 9 8 8 9 9

W 6 5 5 4 3 0

D 0 2 0 1 2 1

L 3 2 3 3 4 8

F 27 26 15 26 33 3

A 15 11 11 10 27 56

GD Pts 12 18 15 17 4 15 16 13 6 11 -53 1

Vets Section B Div 4 1 Siemens 2 Hucknall Sports 3 Pelican 4 Hardly Athletic 5 East Leake Athletic OB 6 BGS

P 8 8 6 7 7 8

W 6 4 3 2 2 1

D 1 2 1 2 1 1

L 1 2 2 3 4 6

F 23 24 13 11 21 9

A 6 14 11 18 16 36

GD Pts 17 19 10 14 2 10 -7 8 5 7 -27 4

EMPAL Div 4 1 St Anns (6) 2 Caythorpe 3 Wollaton Pirates Res 4 GMB 5 Real Bulwell 6 Clifton Dynamo Res 7 Attsu 8 Toton Athletic


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Premier 1 A series of comedy moments cost Rileys any chance of victory in Sneinton. So red noses for Malc Marriott, Lee Thorpe, Andy Leese, Colin Wilson and Martin Lovett, though quality players all had golden opportunities to close their frames out. But with nothing riding on the game concentration was at a low point for the curry house bound Rileys boys; Dale Mayes ran slightly out of position and consequently went in off whilst potting the black against county and ex-England star Lee Howitt. Interleague captain Lee 'Bilko' Thorpe and Colin 'monk' Wilson carried on the birthday present theme both rattling their last balls with perfect position on black. The under-strength (if you can count 7 county players as under-strength!) Spot on boys took their gifts well. Man of the match for Rileys was Olly 'B' Brooks winning both his singles and pairs, closely followed by Chris Taylor who's best shot ever (laying a snooker) averted famine and flood and he will be surely recognised in the Queens birthday honours. In the other matches Park Tavern A had a gimme 9-3 against Spot On Sneinton, while Masters just managed to scrape second spot above PTA with a 7-5 win over Royal Oak. Premier 2 With all major league positions already decided in premier 2 all fixtures were more just a wind down and practice for the Summer season. Sherwood SC heaped a little more miser on the Friar Tuck who missed out on top spot last week as they cruised to an 8-4 home win. Sun Valley kept the Gregory rooted to the foot of the table with a 7-5 home win Premier 3 In the fixture of the day Hubble Bar needing just a point from their last match finished the season in style with a 7-5 victory over title challengers Sherwood SC. A great result for Hubble Bar who sadly are going to drop down to an old rules next season. Sun Valley ladies almost scooped their first win of the season away to Basford Hall Miners Welfare. At 6-5 up the ladies had to concede the final leg as they were a player short. Lady Bay had a solid 8-4 home win against the Beacon, who have hit a spell of bad form recently. Report by John Brinkworth - League Tables over page

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yet more defeats for Daniel Skinney and Dougal McDougal saw Major Oak take an easy win. Wins for Claire Moore and Malcolm Cropley see them above ex County A star Matt Coates in the race for the Averages title. True Hucknall flag-flyers, Royal Oak continued their awesome start to the their first season with a hard fought win over a luckless Carlton Liberal Club, who according to their captain, Big San, could have won 9-0. Rich Harrison, with two wins, took the Man of the Match award and should claim the prize-money from League Secretary, Alan Gregory. Report by Trevor Chambers - League Tables over page

CITY LEISURE POOL LEAGUE - BURNABY TAKE REVENGE! On Thursday 19th March we saw the league champions, Queen Adelide, and league runners up, Colonel Burnaby, go head to head once again in the K O Cup Final. After a 7-1 loss to the Queen Adelaide last week, Colonel Burnaby went on to take revenge with a 4-1 win. Experienced L Hudson (CB) took the first leg, but I Speak (QA) levelled it up at 1-1, Col Burnaby then played "Chip Shop George" who "battered" his opponent to go 2-1 up, it was to get worse for the Addy when "dangerous"Brian Clarke took control of the fourth leg and put their team 3-1 up, sp with all to play for in the fifth leg Col Burnaby sent out singles runner up, J Camara, who approched the table in a "John Wayne" strut, and after a show down with his opponent, he came out all guns blazing to take the 4-1 victory to the Col Burnaby and to complete the K O Cup win. Well done both teams. Thank you to all teams for a great winter 08/09 season, Thank you to the Gladstone Liberal Club for hosting the K O Cup Final and presentation night and Thank you to Majestic Trophies for the wonderful trophies you supplied for us. Report by Lee Ford

NOTTINGHAM & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE - NEW STATION ROAD CLUB THROUGH TO THE FINALS! ASSOCIATION CUP SEMI-FINALS – Unbeaten second division champions New Station Road Club made it through to Nottingham's biggest & established cup final after beating former winners March Hare 5-3 in the semis, county player Matt Coates (Station) took the match-winning frame to seal his team place in the final of the Nottingham & District Pool League association cup. They will face world rules league cup winners Masters in the final at the Building Trades Social Club on Monday 30th March after they overcome last seasons finalist Basford Hall Miners Welfare 5-2 with county player Neil Kelley (Masters) getting an eight-baller. ASSOCIATION PLATE SEMI-FINALS – Fourth division champions Robin Hood cruised into the final of the association plate after beating third division Major J'Oakers 5-0 through Stefan Tinsley (Hood) in the fifth leg and will now face fourth division-rivals Carlton Charlie's in the final at March Hare on Monday 30th March, thanks to Dean Hibbert (Carlton) taking the match in the last leg decider in his teams 5-4 semi-final victory over third division Porchester Arms. MONDAY PREMIERSHIP DIVISION – League champions Marquis of Lorne are now one win way from retain premiership title for the second successive season with a fine 6-3 home win over the Basford Hall Miners Welfare, the duo of Dale Mayes & Tony Furness (Marquis) doing the damage. Second place Ponda went down to a 7-2 home defeat by third place Masters with ex-singles & pairs champion Bill Rigby (Masters) getting an eight-baller. Under-strength fourth place Colonel Burnaby lost 54 at the Test Match due to no players for the final two frames. Fifth place March Hare claimed their match 9-0 at home to Beechdale due to non-attendance, while relegated Carlton &

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District Constitutional Club leap-frogged over the Commics at the bottom of the table with a cracking 7-2 away against them. MONDAY DIVISION 1 – First division Bank lost 5-4 at home to promotionrivals Bruno through Graham Duckmanton (Bruno) taking the match in the final frame. Second place White Lion had a brilliant 8-1 home win over fourth place Pheasant Inn, Andy Saxton (Lion) confirmed the points. Fifth place Old Volunteer finished their season with a close 5-4 away win at relegated Phoenix Reds, while Hubble Bar secured first division survival with John Banks (Hubble) winning the match 5-4 in the last leg against the Queen Adelaide. MONDAY DIVISION 2 – Second division champions New Station Road Club made it 17 matches unbeaten in the league after overcoming third place Gregory 5-4 at home, former singles & pairs champion Ian Owen (Station) made sure of the points. Second place Spot On beat relegated L.M.R.C.A Rockets 6-3 at home with Richard Eaton (Spot) getting an eightballer. Fourth place Oakdale had a tight 5-4 away win at local-rivals Top Spot Club with an eight-ball clearance from Antonio Crofts (Oakdale). Fifth place Sycamore Inn forfeited their match 9-0 at the Rileys Rockets due to no show, while Jolly Farmers cruised to an 8-1 home win over bottommakers Nags Head. MONDAY DIVISION 3 – The Coopers Arms moved up to second place in division three, thanks to a 5-4 victory at home to the Castle from Alan Hutton (Coopers) in the vital last leg. Fourth place Nottingham Indoor Bowls Centre lost 5-4 at the Porchester Arms with Richard Starr (Porchester) winning two out of two. Fifth place Market Side won 5-4 at home to the Major J'Oakers, Captain Steve Dack (Market) did the damage. MONDAY DIVISION 4 – Paul Black's Robin Hood sealed the fourth division championship after beating fourth place Spot On Misfits 7-2 away from home, Jeff Castles (Hood) confirmed the points. Second place Grey Goose had a cracking 6-3 home win over the Carlton Charlie's, the pairing of Anthony Brittle & John Collins (Goose) clinched the match. Relegated Cavendish United went down to a 5-4 home defeat by the Dunkirk Social Club through Nardiner Basi (Dunkirk) in the last leg decider. MONDAY DIVISION 5 – The Mad Rabbit took the fifth division title with a close 5-4 away win at third place Lord Nelson, thanks to Captain Stefan Lewis (Rabbit) securing the match in the deciding frame. Second place Windsor Castle overcome fourth place 5-4 away from home, Steve Morris (Windsor) doing the damage. THURSDAY DIVISION 1 – Martin Rust's Hubble Bar produced the performance of the week to become the first-ever winners of the super 7's first division championship by winning 9-0 at bottom-makers Nottm Irish Centre, Ben Konieczny (Hubble) completed the whitewash. Second place Colonel Burnaby had a superb 7-2 away win over the Fairway with Craig Hudson (Burnaby) getting an eight-baller, while fifth place Vernon Bullets finished their season in style with a cracking 7-2 victory at home to the Pheasant Inn. THURSDAY DIVISION 2 – The March Hare secured the super 7's second division title after winning 5-4 at second place Marquis of Lorne, thanks to Rocket Ron Roberts (Hare) taking the match in the last leg decider. Third place Greyfriars Club overcome fourth place Queen Adelaide 5-4 away Beeston Chilwell & West Notts Pool League from home through thanks to Paddy Walsh (Greyfriars) in the final frame, while the New Wolds claimed their match 9-0 at home to bottom-makers Division A Lord Nelson due to no show. Queens B 6 1 Chequers COMPETITIONS – Holders Masters took on second division Spot On in Victory Club A 4 3 Star the final of the Dave Stimpson 3-Man Team event at the New Station Road Jolly Anglers 3 4 Robin Hoods Club this coming Tuesday (24th March). The Alan Day Singles finals day is Chequers Allstars 5 2 Commercial at Building Trades Social Club on Wednesday (25th March) from 7.30pm with the draw being done on the night, the qualifiers are holder Lee Pickard (March Hare), Bill Rigby, Chris Rigby & Allen Shaw (All Masters). While the super 7's singles finals day is now being played on Tuesday 7th April at

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Games played Monday 16th March MONDAY - WR PREMIERSHIP DIVISION Test Match 5-4 Colonel Burnaby March Hare 9-0 Beechdale Commics 2-7 Carlton & Dist.C.C Marquis of Lorne 6-3 Basford Hall M.W Ponda 2-7 The Masters MONDAY - EPA DIVISION 1 Hubble Bar 5-4 Queen Adelaide Bank 4-5 Bruno White Lion 8-1 Pheasant Inn Phoenix Reds 4-5 Old Volunteer MONDAY - EPA DIVISION 2 Spot On 6-3 L.M.R.C.A Rockets Jolly Farmers 8-1 Nags Head Top Spot Club 4-5 Oakdale New Station Rd S.C 5-4 Gregory Rileys Rockets 9-0 Sycamore Inn MONDAY - EPA DIVISION 3 Market Side 5-4 Major J'Oakers Coopers Arms 5-4 Castle Porchester Arms 5-4 Nottm Indoor Bowls MONDAY - EPA DIVISION 4 Cavendish United 4-5 Dunkirk S.C Spot On Misfits 2-7 Robin Hood Grey Goose 6-3 Carlton Charlie's MONDAY - EPA DIVISION 5 Headstocks Headers 5-4 Windsor Castle Mad Rabbit 5-4 Lord Nelson Games played Tuesday 17th March ASSOCIATION PLATE SEMI-FINALS Porchester Arms 4-5 Carlton Charlie's Major J'Oakers 0-5 Robin Hood Games played Wednesday 18th March ASSOCIATION CUP SEMI-FINALS New Station Rd S.C 5-3 March Hare Basford Hall M.W 2-5 The Masters Games played Thursday 19th March THURSDAY - EPA DIVISION 1 Fairway 2-7 Colonel Burnaby Vernon Bullets 7-2 Pheasant Inn Nottm Irish Centre 0-9 Hubble Bar THURSDAY - EPA DIVISION 2 March Hare 5-4 Marquis of Lorne Queen Adelaide 4-5 Greyfrairs Club New Wolds 9-0 Lord Nelson Cricket Players A-A Westdale Tavern

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Monday Premiership Marquis of Lorne Ponda The Masters Colonel Burnaby March Hare Test Match Basford Hall M.W Beechdale Carlton & Dist.C.C Commics ** Monday Div.4 Robin Hood Grey Goose Moot Spot On Misfits Dunkirk S.C Park Tavern Dunkirk S.C Cavendish United

Division A Victory Club A Victory Club B Commercial Queens B Jolly Anglers Chequers Allstars Chequers Star Robin Hoods

P 16 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 P 13 12 12 14 13 12 13 13

W 14 13 12 9 8 8 6 6 2 3 W 11 8 6 6 6 6 5 3

P W L 15 10 5 14 10 4 14 9 5 14 9 5 14 7 7 15 7 8 14 5 9 14 4 10 14 3 11

L 2 4 4 7 8 8 10 10 14 14 L 2 4 6 8 7 6 8 10

F 62 54 58 54 51 51 37 40 40

F A Pts 94 50 28 87 66 26 97 47 24 79 65 18 76 68 16 65 79 16 64 80 12 59 85 12 55 89 4 53 100 4 F A Pts 83 34 22 61 47 16 55 53 12 62 64 12 53 64 12 45 63 12 53 64 10 47 70 6

A Pts 43 20 44 20 40 18 43 18 47 14 54 13 61 10 57 8 58 6

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Monday Div.1 Bank White Lion Bruno Pheasant Inn Old Volunteer Queen Adelaide Hubble Bar Phoenix Reds* Hooters

P 15 15 14 15 16 14 15 15 15

W 10 10 9 9 7 7 7 6 2

L 5 5 5 6 9 7 8 9 13

F 83 73 70 71 71 60 62 62 50

A 52 62 56 64 73 64 73 73 85

Pts 20 20 18 18 14 14 14 11 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Monday Div.5 Mad Rabbit Windsor Castle** Lord Nelson Headstocks Headers Pride of Erin Riverway Lamp

P 11 11 11 11 12 11 11

W 9 8 7 6 5 2 2

L 2 3 4 5 7 9 9

F 65 55 52 50 52 39 38

A 34 44 47 49 56 60 61

Pts 18 14 14 12 10 4 4

Beeston Chilwell & West Notts Pool Leagues Division B P W L F A Pts 1 Jaguar 14 10 4 57 41 20 2 Hillside 13 9 4 52 39 18 3 Cricketers A 14 8 6 57 41 16 4 Queens A 13 8 5 52 39 16 5 Sherwin Arms 14 6 8 46 52 12 6 Cricketers B 14 6 8 41 57 12 7 Birchover SC A 14 6 8 45 53 11 8 Pelican B 14 2 12 35 63 4

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Monday Div.2 New Station Rd S.C Spot On Gregory Oakdale** Sycamore Inn Rileys Rockets Top Spot Club* Jolly Farmers L.M.R.C.A Rockets Nags Head Thursday Div.1 Hubble Bar Colonel Burnaby Rileys Rockets Mad Rabbit Vernon Bullets Pheasant Inn Fairway Nottm Irish Centre**

Division C Inham Nook Pelican A Riverside Man of Iron Birchover SC B Boat & Horses Red Cow Prince of Wales

Rileys. Report by Cory Whyler

BEESTON, CHILWELL & WEST NOTTS POOL LEAGUE - TITLE RACE STILL WIDE OPEN AS COMMICS TAKE ANOTHER DEFEAT! Division A sees the Commics take another heavy loss last week going down 5-2 to Chequers All Stars and pushing them into third place with only two matches left. Victory Club A move back into second place but have the disadvantage of only one match to play. With incredible determination, dark horse, Queens B pull back to joint 3rd with commercial after a brilliant 6-1 victory over Chequers. Its all wide open between the top four as they face their last two matches of the season and Queens facing Commics on the last match makes this weeks games even more vital. Division B's decisive match has got until 9th April to see who is where in the title stakes as Hillside face Queens A Report by Paul G Lacey

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

P 17 16 16 17 17 17 15 17 17 17 P 14 13 13 13 13 13 14 13

W 17 13 12 10 8 7 7 6 2 1 W 12 11 7 6 5 5 5 2

P W L 14 10 4 14 10 4 14 9 5 14 7 7 14 7 7 14 7 7 14 3 11 14 3 11

F 58 55 52 56 49 46 44 32

Calverton & Arnold District Pool League Division 1 P W D L F A Spot On B 4 4 0 0 33 15 Cherry Tree A 4 3 1 0 30 18 Victory Club 4 3 0 1 32 16 Railway Volunteers 3 1 0 2 16 20 Balfour Club 3 0 1 2 13 23 Ex Service Club 3 0 0 3 11 25 The Eagle 3 0 0 3 9 27 Division 2 P W D L F A Major Oak 3 3 0 0 20 7 Royal Oak 3 3 0 0 17 10 Cherry Tree B 4 2 0 2 19 17 Arnold Liberal Club 3 2 0 1 11 16 Calverton M. W. 4 1 0 3 16 20 Carlton Liberal Club 4 1 0 3 14 22 The Longbow 3 0 0 3 11 16

Notts Open Premier Pool League Prem 1 P W D L F Spot On One 12 10 2 0 96 Masters 12 8 1 3 85 Park Tavern A 12 7 2 3 87 Ponda at Rileys 12 5 1 6 65 Royal Oak 12 4 0 8 65 Cherry Tree 12 2 2 8 58 Spot On Sneinton 12 1 2 9 48 Prem 2 P W D L F Greyhound 11 8 1 2 78 Friar Tuck 12 7 0 5 81 Park Tav Langham 12 3 6 3 73 Sherwood SC 12 5 2 5 72 Sun Valley 12 4 3 5 69 Sherriff SC 11 2 4 5 59 Gregory 12 3 2 7 60 Prem 3 P W D L F Hubble Bar 14 11 2 1 101 Carlton Cath Club 14 10 1 3 103 Crusader 14 8 2 4 99 Beacon 14 7 2 5 91 Basford Miners W 14 5 3 6 93 Grey Nightmares 14 5 1 8 75 Lady Bay (Nottm Deaf) 14 2 2 10 59 Sun Valley Ladies 14 0 3 11 51

L F A Pts 0 106 47 34 3 89 55 26 4 92 52 24 7 84 67 18 9 76 77 15 10 74 79 14 8 60 75 13 11 69 84 12 15 54 99 4 16 41 110 2 L F A Pts 2 85 41 24 2 75 42 22 6 61 56 14 7 55 62 12 8 62 55 10 8 52 65 10 9 53 73 10 11 34 83 2

A Pts 40 19 43 19 46 18 42 14 49 14 52 12 54 6 66 5

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A 48 59 57 79 79 86 96 A 54 63 71 72 75 73 84 A 67 65 69 77 75 93 109 117

Pts 22 17 16 11 8 6 4 Pts 17 14 12 12 11 8 8 Pts 24 21 18 16 13 11 6 3

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Monday Div.3 Building Trades S.C Coopers Arms* Vernon Pitbulls Nottm Indoor Bowls* Market Side Porchester Arms Castle Major J'Oakers Gladstone Lib.Club*

P 15 14 14 15 14 14 13 13 8

W 10 10 9 7 7 6 5 5 1

L 5 4 5 8 7 8 8 8 7

F 77 74 72 70 60 61 53 53 20

A 58 52 54 65 66 65 64 64 52

Pts 20 19 18 13 12 12 10 10 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Thursday Div.2 March Hare Marquis of Lorne Greyfriars Club Queen Adelaide Cricket Players***** Westdale Tavern Tally Ho New Wolds Lord Nelson

P 16 15 14 15 14 13 15 15 15

W 15 12 9 9 9 5 5 2 0

L 1 3 5 6 5 8 10 13 15

F 103 86 72 72 73 54 59 43 32

A Pts 41 30 49 24 54 18 63 18 53 13 63 10 76 10 92 4 103 0

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DIVISION 1 BCI 'A' move 3 points clear at the top of the division after a close 3-2 win at home to Spot On (Hucknall). They only gained the extra point by 4 points. M. Grocock won the first frame for Spot On with a close 65-58 win over Jason Bettridge. Wayne Martin then pulled a frame back by beating Tim Hudson 65-59. Tony Collins won the next frame for BCI 56-40 over Darryl Clarke. Adam Goodall won the last frame for Spot On, but couldn't pull back the points deficit in his match against Steve Coleman 6150. Three teams now vie for second spot. Sherwood SC 'A' pulled themselves back into contention with a 5-0 win against strugglers Sherwood SC 'D'. Lee Crombie started the rout with a 84-33 win over Gareth Evans. Jason Turner then beat Andy Fitton 73-44 and Ant Scarborough beat Kev Smith 82-25. Brendon Murtagh completed the whitewash with a 48-29 win over Les Smith. City Hospital LC stay in the race with a 4-1 win over relegated Masters SC. Masters took the first frame when Chris Clarke missed the black ball and allowed Nigel Bradford to take the frame 59-46. It was all downhill from then on for Masters when Gaz Morrison beat Eric Towle 94-14. Paul Wrathal beat James Robinson 73-26 and Glen Price took the last frame 73-19 against Paul Bell. Top Spot stay in joint second place despite a 1-4 defeat at the hands of cup finalists Carlton LC. Captain Mick Walker started things off for Top Spot with a 90-27 win against Daniel Di Folco. The rest of his team couldn't match his performance. Bob "the legend" Walker took the second frame for Carlton LC with a 52-39 win against Dave Milner, Andy Ball then took the next 55-37 over C.Needham in a frame that was described by his opponent as “outclassed” and Bob Wright won the third frame against Steve Needham 65-32. DIVISION 2 BCI 'B' are pulling away from the rest of the field after another convincing 5-0 win. This time at the expense of Sherwood SC

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'B'. Neil Elliott starting with an 82-52 win over Many Sant. Toby Irons then beat Ross Scarborough 85-20, Mick Salmon won 7942 against Joe Griffin and Jeff Allen completed the win by beating I. Scarborough 42-24. Only 5 points separate the next 4 teams. Spot On (Sneinton) remain in second place despite a 1-4 defeat to Ruddington CC. BCI 'C' move to fourth despite losing 2-3 against fifth placed Mapperley CC. Steve Capsey (Senior) won the first frame by 68-26 against Doug Bough. Don Merry pulled a frame back for Mapperley with a 51-33 win over Stuart Bradley. Geoff Merry put Mapperley ahead with a 74-48 win against Steve Capsey (Junior). Shaun Parkinson couldn't pull back the points deficit and won 36-35 over Andy Carnell. Report by Robert Wright

NAZARETH HOUSE SNOOKER LEAGUE - SHERWOOD SOCIAL CLUB TAKE THE DIVISION 2 TITLE! DIVISION 1 Arnold Civil Defence “A”

5-3 The Peoples Hall

BCI Snooker Centre "A"

6-2 Pegasus Snooker Club

Stadium Leisure

5-3 Cotgrave Welfare

Beeston Snooker Hall

6-2 Arnold Civil Defence "B"

DIVISION 2 Lenton Liberal Club

4-4 City Hospital LC

BCI Snooker Centre "B"

5-3 Oakleigh Lodge SC

Phoenix Cue Sports

5-3 Wollaton RBL

Sherwood Social Club

4-4 Mapperley Com Centre

DIVISION 1 BCI Snooker Centre 'A' ensured Arnold Civil Defence 'A' must wait at least another week before they're officially crowned Nazareth House Snooker League Champions after a solid 6-2 victory over Pegasus Snooker Club. The match was won at Pegasus where BCI routed a weakened Pegasus home leg. Pegasus's Jamie Mathers put up a good fight against Wayne Martin but a run of 42 from the BCI captain saw him over the line. The impressive Neil Elliott didn't miss much and ran out a comfortable winner against Steve Booth to put BCI two up. Danny Knowles started brightly in his frame but BCI's experienced Sam Haugh ensured there would be no debut win for the Pegasus player who was unlucky to go in-off on the pink. Martin & Elliott then completed an excellent 4-0 away leg win with victory in the doubles against the Pegasus pairing of Mathers & Booth. At Bulwell, Danny Castel-Nuovo tasted defeat for the first time as BCI's talented Jason Bettridge ran out a comfortable winner. Mike Langdon levelled for Pegasus with a good victory over Steve Coleman before the match between

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N.N.I.A Division 1 BCI Snooker Centre 'A' City Hospital Leisure Centre Sherwood Social Club 'A' Top Spot Carlton Liberal Club BCI Snooker Centre 'E' Spot On Hucknall Sherwood Social Club 'D' Masters Snooker Club N.N.I.A Division 2 BCI Snooker Centre 'B' Spot On Sneinton Oakleigh Lodge Social Club BCI Snooker Centre 'C' Mapperley Community Centre Ruddington Conservative Club Sherwood Social Club 'B' Nottingham Forest SSC

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W L F A Pts 13 1 32 24 45 10 4 32 24 42 8 6 34 22 42 8 6 34 22 42 7 8 33 27 40 8 5 29 23 37 5 7 23 25 28 2 12 18 38 20 1 13 13 43 14 W L F A Pts 11 5 48 16 59 11 5 36 28 46 9 6 35 25 44 8 8 35 29 42 9 7 33 31 41 7 9 31 33 37 9 7 26 38 19 0 15 8 52 8

Eric Towle and Hanson Stowe finished with a dramatic respotted black. BCI's Stowe, trailing by 25 points, managed to pot all the remaining colours to force the re-spot before finally sinking the black to complete a great fight-back. Perhaps one plus point Pegasus can take from the match was a first victory for the fledgling partnership of Langdon and Castel-Nuovo in the doubles. For the first time both players appeared in tandem with each other's game and ran out healthy 40 point winners against tough opponents in Bettridge and Coleman to ensure the leg would be drawn. Stadium Leisure finally made sure that their position in the endof-season play-offs was a certainty with a great 5-3 win against Cotgrave Welfare, a result that also condemned the losers to relegation. At Stadium, there were wins for Matt Ellis and Ross Wilkin in the singles, however Pete Gormley suffered a defeat. Ellis and Wilkin lost in the pairs, resulting in a good 2-2 away draw for Cotgrave. At Cotgrave, Daniel Di Folco potted the pink and black to force a re-spot in his frame against Anthony McMahon. Di Folco then potted an excellent black for an impressive win. Bob Walker played out a scrappy frame against Harry Briody, but it was Walker who came out on top, winning on the black. Steve Butler opened up a commanding lead against John Cyrek, however Cyrek laid a superb snooker which Butler repeatedly failed to escape from leaving freeballs each time. This almost levelled the scores but Butler was eventually able to pull fifteen points ahead with just blue, pink and black remaining. Cyrek then went for a long blue which rattled the jaws and amazingly failed to drop. Cyrek was a true gentleman as he called a foul on himself. He had touched the pink accidentally and nobody, including the referee had noticed. It was a fine act of sportsmanship by the Cotgrave captain and the foul left him needing snookers. Butler potted a good blue and pink to seal victory. Walker and Di Folco put up a brave fight in the pairs against Billy Johnson and Anthony McMahon. They recovered from needing two snookers but just lost out on the colours. DIVISION 2 Congratulations to Sherwood Social Club who are now officially champions of division 2 after drawing 4-4 with their title rivals Mapperley Community Centre. At Sherwood, Lee Crombie beat Don Merry 48-41, Brendan Murtagh lost to Andy Carnell 32-64 and Ross Scarborough beat Chris Starr 69-26. The pairs frame took an incredible 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete, but the Mapperley pair of Starr and Merry were eventually victorious over Crombie and Murtagh 38-58. At Mapperley, there were wins for Chris Wright and Geoff Merry but Doug Bough suffered a defeat, as did Merry and Starr in the pairs.

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Nazareth House Division 1 Arnold Civil Defence "A" BCI Snooker Centre "A" The Peoples Hall Pegasus Snooker Club Beeston Snooker Hall Stadium Leisure Cotgrave Welfare Arnold Civil Defence "B"

P 19 18 19 19 19 19 20 21

W 13 11 10 9 10 5 2 0

D 5 4 4 6 3 5 5 2

L 1 3 5 4 6 9 13 19

F 99 94 95 88 84 65 61 30

A Pts 53 31 50 26 57 24 64 24 68 23 87 15 99 9 138 2

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Nazareth House Division 2 Sherwood Social Club Mapperley Community Centre BCI Snooker Centre "B" Phoenix Cue Sports Lenton Liberal Club Oakleigh Lodge Social Club Wollaton Royal British Legion City Hospital Leisure Centre

P 20 20 20 19 20 20 20 19

W 14 12 10 9 7 6 4 1

D 4 4 7 5 4 3 4 1

L F A Pts 2 107 53 32 4 90 70 28 3 92 68 27 5 82 70 23 9 76 84 18 11 75 85 15 12 68 92 12 17 42 110 3

www.ballsmania.net BEESTON CHILWELL & DISTRICT DARTS - BOAT & HORSES TAKE THE TITLE! LADIES INDEPENDENT: In an incredible twist of fate the season finale took an overall change at the top as Birchover lost out to the Hop Pole 5-2 pushing them into second slot. Boat & Horses caught the Queens on the hop as they struggled with double trouble all the way giving the Boat & Horses a 7-0 victory and the league championship. A brilliant season from ALL the ladies, very well played. Still to come though is the Cup Final at the Jaguar which is an all Bilborough affair with the Birchover versus the Pelican and the Ladies high score at the Boat and Horses next week. MEN'S: The league championship has been secured by the Boat & Horses A who have played formidably well this season and are 6 points clear with just one match to go. Second slot is a two horse race between the Boat and the Queens, which will be decided next week. Division B sees a real cliff hanger ending as both the Nook and the Chequers are at the top on 18 points and it will be the final match next week which decides the winner and runners up as both teams face off in a head to head match

NOTTINGHAM CENTRAL DARTS -PRIDE OF ERIN TAKE TITLE LADIES: With just two matches left Strelley and Clifton Bridge battle it out for league champions runners up with the title already taken by Pride of Erin. Meanwhile division B sees Nuthall and Park Tavern still battling each other for the title and both face each other this week in the penultimate match. MIXED: After the brilliant face off last week from Nuthall and Madhouse in division A , division B sees a completely different scenario as they play this weeks seasons finale with the title already taken by th Shed and Querneby coming up second. Next week sees the pair's final at the March Hare. (31st March) MEN'S: With just two matches left in the Men's it could be a close call for the

Championship[ title as Beechdale and Queens battle it out. Queens have the advantage of a game in hand and a stronger leg difference which could leave them sitting pretty at the top, or could it? Division B has all top three teams in with a chance although favourite is the Lion with the stronger leg difference. Birchover and Madhouse too, are separated by leg difference and all it takes is one slip like the Lion did last week, to throw it wide open Report by Paul Lacey

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Darts Tables Nottm Central Mixed Division A Cambridge 5 Headstocks 5 Beacon 2 Nuthall B 1 Division B White Lion 3 Vernon Hotel 2 Catchems 4 Nuthall A 7 The Shed 6 Nottm Central Ladies Division A Coopers 1 Strelley SC 3 Madhouse 4 March Hare 1 Southchurch 4 Poets 2 Division B Newcastle 1 Nuthall 4 Oakdale 4 Earl Howe 3 Old General 0

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Hillside Park Tavern Grey Goose Madhouse

4 5 3 0 1

Old General Querneby Sheriff SC Vine March Hare

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Cambridge Builders Beacon Clifton Bridge Clifton Welfare Pride of Erin

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Park Tavern Sun Valley Gladstone Vine Chase

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Division A Boat & Horses A Queens Boat (Lenton) Birchover SSC Jaguar Charlton Arms Wollaton SC Pelican

Beeston Chilwell & District Men's P W L F A Pts Division B 13 12 1 74 43 24 1 Inham Nook 13 9 4 68 48 18 2 Chequers 13 8 5 55 62 16 3 Boat & Horses B 13 6 7 57 59 12 4 Festival 13 5 8 58 59 10 5 Victory Club 13 5 8 53 64 10 6 Nottingham Uni * 7 Nags Head 13 4 9 55 62 8 13 3 10 46 71 6

Division A P W 1 Queens Hotel 18 16 2 Beechdale 19 15 3 Park Tavern 18 12 4 Top Valley S.C. 'A'18 11 5 Duke Of Cambridge 18 10 6 Pear Tree 19 9 7 Arnold Labour Club 18 8 8 Bestwood Rd S.C.18 7 9 Oakleigh Lodge 18 7 10 Clifton Comm. Centre 18 3 11 Clifton Welfare S.C. 18 2

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Division A Cambridge Madhouse Nuthall B Headstocks Park Tavern Grey Goose Hillside Beacon

Rugby

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Midlands 2 East 1 Ampthill 2 Scunthorpe 3 Syston Midlands 3 East (North) 4 Paviors Coalville 14, Loughborough 22 5 Newark 6 Dunstablians Midlands 4 East (North) 7 Mansfield Ashfield 10, Mellish 16 8 Leighton Buzzard Kesteven 5, Belgrave 31 9 Market Bosworth Market Rasen & Louth 53, Barton & District 8 10 Derby Oakham 63, Amber Valley 6 11 Matlock 12 Wellingborough Midlands 5 East (North) Chesterfield Panthers 32, Castle Donington 0 Midlands 3 East (N) 1 Ilkeston Midlands 6 East (NE) 2 Spalding Ollerton 31, North Hykeham 25 3 Melton Mowbray Midlands 6 East (NW) 4 Loughborough Dronfield 47, University Of Derby 11 5 Bakewell Mannerians 6 Ashbourne 7 Lincoln 8 Sleaford 9 Grimsby 10 Coalville 11 Nottingham Moderns 12 West Bridgford

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L 2 4 6 7 8 10 10 11 11 15 16

F 109 104 95 88 84 85 80 72 64 62 57

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F 61 57 57 43 49 47 46 32

P 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 P 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 18 19 19 19 19

W 18 15 13 13 12 12 9 5 5 4 3 3 W 17 17 12 11 10 9 7 4 4 14 3 2

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Nottingham Central Mens A Pts Division B 1 White Lion 53 32 2 Birchover SC 67 30 3 Duke Of Devonshire 67 24 4 Horse & Jockey 74 22 5 Boat & Horses 78 20 6 King Billy 86 18 7 Clifton Bridge Inn 82 16 8 Poets Corner 90 14 9 Nags Head 99 14 10 Grey Goose 100 6 105 4 Nottingham Central Mixed A Pts Division B 1 The Shed 37 26 2 Querneby 41 20 3 Old General 41 20 4 Catchems 55 12 5 March Hare 49 10 6 White Lion 51 10 7 Sheriff SC 52 10 8 Nuthall A 66 4 9 Vine 10 Vernon Hotel

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PF 717 531 460 401 491 526 357 285 286 214 277 304 PF 723 642 434 524 416 309 368 257 206 621 298 149

PA 264 271 229 326 294 349 414 613 457 479 392 761 PA 205 149 258 259 415 375 504 593 744 302 574 569

Pts 36 30 26 26 25 25 18 11 10 9 6 6 Pts 35 34 25 23 20 19 13* 8 8 7* 6 4

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W 9 9 6 6 5 2 1

L 2 2 4 4 6 9 11

F 66 63 56 56 55 30 23

A 33 36 42 42 43 68 85

Pts 18 18 13 13 10 3 2

P 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16

W 14 13 13 10 9 9 5 3 3 3

L 3 4 4 7 7 7 11 13 13 13

F 106 98 89 81 77 73 63 56 48 47

A 47 55 64 72 67 71 81 88 96 97

Pts 28 26 26 20 18 18 10 6 6 6

P 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17

W 16 14 10 10 9 8 6 4 4 3

L 1 3 7 7 8 9 11 12 13 13

F 83 76 65 61 58 63 63 42 44 39

A 36 43 54 58 61 56 56 76 75 79

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Market Rasen 45 Mellish RFC 7 This weekend saw local side Mellish RFC travel to Market Rasen to play in the Final of the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Cup final, having ended Rasens un-defeated league record this season in last week's fixture. Mellish knew they were in for a tough game. They started as strongly and as powerful as usual with awesome forward play, driving in units and rolling mauls putting pressure on the Rasen defence. Penalties cost Mellish and they were put back in there 22 from the resulting kicks after Mellish had put themselves in good attacking positions. Rasen pressure led to a penalty being given away within kicking range which the Rasen Fly-Half slotted over. Mellish then lost their valuable number 8, Ryan Lewis to the sin-bin and Rasen used the one man advantage to increase their lead. At half-time Mellish made changes and put the pressure back on Rasen, keeping them in their half, again penalties led to Mellish losing ground and again Rasen took the point by going for the posts. Mellish then came back strongly and through the forwards scored, keeping the ball tight and pushing their way over the line with their powerful, athletic pack for a c o n v e r t e d t r y. Disaster struck with Mellish losing their play maker number

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10, Kris Walden to a red card, and with 10 minutes to go Rasen threw everything they had at the Mellish outfit who defended well only to concede 7 more points. A disappointing loss for the away team but nothing to be taken away from the Mellish lads for a good cup run beat team from 3 counties to take runners up position and signs of good things to come for next season. Let's hope that the run in the cup follows through to the end of the season and into this week's game against Oakham. Come up and support your local team and see some great Rugby being played with the end of the season near Mellish RFC: Andy Fretwell, Simon Jones, Wayne Henson, Dave Mason (C), Andy Watts, Chris Mellish, Ryan Lewis, Simon Bunton, Dan Mclean, Kris Walden, Melbourne Weir, Aaron Myers, Paul Linney, Andy Bray, Alex Bratley. Substitutes – Matt Williams, Sam Harris, Matt Street, Tim Friend, Phil Denman

continued from the back page for Leeds to snatch the win. It was desperately disappointing, and the smiles on the faces in the Leeds camp hid their embarrassment. They knew only too well they had got out of jail. But having lost their last two league games in their bid for an immediate return to the Premiership, their sheer determination and refusal to give in got its reward. For Nottingham though, they still have a top four finish to aim for. That could bring them a bonus next season if the proposed Anglo-Welsh cup goes ahead, with the top four side in Division One invited to join the Premiership clubs and the top Welsh sides in a new competition. They will hope to take a big step towards that top four finish this weekend when they travel to Rotherham.

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Cardiff Devils 3 second period gave them a two goal lead and they Nottingham Panthers 0 added to it with the only goal of the third period. The Coventry dropped the points that could have opened referee's calls didn't go our way with retaliation the door for a runners-up spot finish for the GMB resulting in penalties but not instigation and there was Panthers but a disappointing 3-0 defeat in Cardiff on a set-to at the end with Brad Voth at the Nottingham Sunday night means it's a third place final placing bench. Other results on Sunday saw: Sheffield win at and a quarter-final match up with the Manchester Basingstoke (3-5), Edinburgh win at Hull (5-8), Phoenix. Powerplay goals from the Devils in the Manchester beat Belfast (4-3ot) and Newcastle beat


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The louder you roar... the bigger the score! Coventry (3-2). The quarter-final match-ups are now known. GMB Panthers are at home to Manchester on Saturday (March 28th - tickets now on sale) and in Altrincham the next night. Sheffield take on Edinburgh, its Cardiff versus Belfast and Newcastle versus Coventry Nottingham Panthers 4 Belfast Giants 3 In a game which was followed by Part One of this year's club awards the GMB Panthers claimed the points with a come-from-behind victory over the new Challenge Cup holders.There was no sign of a Belfast hangover following their Tuesday night cup success and they ended the first period 1-3 up thanks to two in 35 seconds from captain Awada after Cheverie opened the scoring and David Clarke rattled in his first goal since returning from injury (powerplay) to equalise. The hits finally started coming in the second and Danny Meyers jumped into the play to get one back in the second and then Kevin Bergin was between the hash marks to score

a powerplay equaliser. The only goal of the third period saw Brendan Cook fire home top shelf for the game-winner and the GMB Panthers held on despite a string of penalties against them late in the game, the last five seconds of which saw the visitors with their keeper pulled skating six against three to no avail with Bruce Richardson winning the vital draw and clearing the puck down the ice to seal the win (43).Later Bruce was named Most Entertaining Player of the Year in a fans poll and the Supporters Club Fans Player of the Year award went to Johan Molin. All the players took part in the first part of the awards for this season, receiving special mementos from Andy Worth of the GMB, then the two awards voted for by fans were handed out. The club scoring race is still tight and that award and other main awards will be presented at the new Sponsors Disco, where shirt presentations will be made to the players' Silver and Gold sponsors. Splitting the awards in two like this allows us to keep the fans invloved and at the same time allows us a chance to thank the ever growing army of sponsors.

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Advertise in BallsMania Call 0115 965 6366 or info@ballsmania.net In introduction, my name is Paul Wharmsby, a member of the Professional Golfers Association for almost 25 years now - I know I bet you thought I was only 25 from the photo! I am pleased to join the team at BallsMania offering course reviews, coaching tips, stories from my journeys around the world, train the brain. Everything you need to know if you are just starting to think about taking-up golf to your ardent pro! I thought I would kick off my reviews with the best kept secret in Mansfield, my own place, The Golf Lounge to the rear of Il Rosso bar on Nottingham Road. Imagine playing The Belfry, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, St. Andrews, Valderrama or Valhalla here in Mansfield (yes Mansfield) over a beer and a bite to eat and its indoors ? Well you can today!! The Golf Lounge houses a state-ofThe Golf Lounge - Nottingham Road, the-art indoor golf simulator on which youMansfield can play a round of golf on over 35 courses from around the world. How does it work I hear you say? The concept is easy: No

gimmicks, with your own clubs and balls (equipment can be provided) you stand on a mat similar to a driving range, with a overhead projector casting a image of your shot onto a huge canvas screen. Whilst hitting your ball it passes through 3000 sensors which calculate side spin, trajectory and speed for the distance, giving you a representation of your shot. There are also different graded areas for the rough, deep rough and bunker adding to the realism. What about chipping and putting you may ask yourself? Ok, so that's the tricky part but the computer offers a 'gimmie' range of either 6,9 or 12 feet, basically get it inside the distance and after adding a shot to your score, off you go to the next hole. You can always hole it and save a shot.That's about it; it's as easy as that! For all the budding Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood's out there, I am starting a Junior Academy in April 2009, six one hour sessions only £29.95 per junior. I am only having a maximum of six on each course so that each individual receives the correct amount of coaching - the correct way to do it, not 30 to a group! Left and right handed equipment can be provided if you don't have any. So book now or contact me for more details on any of the below. Prices and Bookings - available 7 days a week from 10.00am till 10.00pm with waitress service for all your drinks and food from Il Rosso bar. Hints and Tips - If you have any questions regarding your golf swing or courses in the county you would like reviewing, please do not hesitate to contact me golf@ballsmania.net Contact - 07762 431628 or info@thegolflounge.net Next Week - Through the help of my nemesis Andrew Hughes Esq, we shall look into some of the psychological strains that affect golfers every weekend.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE GOLF DIRECTORY - Call 0115 965 6366 if you want your club reviewed in BallsMania Beeston Fields, Old Drive, Wollaton Road, Beeston Nottingham, NG9 3DD Tel: 0115 925 7062 Web: www.beestonfields.co.uk 18 holes, 6402 yds, Par 71, Standard scratch score 71, Course record 64. Visitors Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun except Bank Holidays. Booking required. Handicap certificate. Dress code. Green fees: £43 per day, £33 per round (£39 per round Sun) Bulwell Forest Golf Club, Hucknall Road, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 9LQ Tel: 0115 976 3172 Web: www.bulwellforestgolfclub.co.uk 18 holes, 5667 yds, Par 68, Standard scratch score 68, Course record 62. Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays. Booking required. Dress code. Green fees: £13 per round (£17 weekends & Bhs) Chilwell Manor Golf Club, Meadow Lane, Chilwell Nottingham, NG9 5AE Tel: 0115 925 8958 Web: www.chilwellmanorgolfclub.co.uk 18 holes, 6255 yds, Par 70, Standard scratch score 71, Course record 66. Visitors Mon, Wed-Fri except Bank Holidays. Booking required. Handicap certificate. Dress code. Green fees: £30 per day, £25 per round (weekends £30 per round)

Mapperley Golf Course, Central Avenue, Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6RH Tel: 0115 955 6673 Web: www.mapperleygolfclub.org 18 holes, 6307 yds, Par 71, Standard scratch score 70, Course record 65. Visitors contact club for details. Green fees: £25 per day/round (£27.50 Sun & Bank)

Rushcliffe Golf Club, Stocking Lane, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 5RL Tel: 01509 852959 Web: www.rushcliffegolfclub.com 18 holes, 6013 yds, Par 70, Standard scratch score 69, Course record 63. Visitors please contact club for details. Green fees: phone for details

Norwood Park Golf Course, Norwood Park, Southwell, NG25 0PF Tel: 01636 816626 Web: www.norwoodpark.co.uk 18 holes, 6805 yds, Par 72, Standard scratch score 72, Course record 68. Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays. Booking required. Dress code. Green fees: £20 per 18 holes, £24 Fri, £28 weekends & Bank

Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Wilford Road, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NB Tel: 0115 921 1951 Web: www.ruddingtongrange.com 18 holes, 6515 yds, Par 72, Standard scratch score 72, Course record 69. Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank. Booking required. Dress code. Green fees: £35 per day, £25 per 18 holes.

Notts Golf Club, Derby Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 7QR Tel: 01623 753225 Web: www.nottsgolfclub.co.uk 18 holes, 7213 yds, Par 72, Standard scratch score 75, Course record 64. Visitors Mon-Fri except Bank Holidays. Booking required. Handicap certificate. Dress code. Green fees: £100 per day, £70 per round

Oakmere Park Golf Club, Oaks Lane, Oxton, NG25 0RH Tel: 0115 965 3545 Cotgrave Place Golf Club, Stragglethorpe, Nr Cotgrave Web: www.oakmerepark.co.uk Admirals - 18 holes, 6617 yds, Par 73, Standard scratch score Village, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham, NG12 3HB 72. Booking required. Commanders - 9 holes, 6407 yds, Par Tel: 0115 933 3344 72, Standard scratch score 72. Visitors welcome, please call Web: www.cotgraveplacegolf.co.uk Masters course- 18 holes, 5933 yds, Par 70, Standard scratch Green fees: Admirals £22 per 18 holes (£32 weekends). score 69, Course record 66. Visitors must contact sales Commanders £14/£18 manager in advance. Open course - 18 holes, 6302 yds, Par Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club, Dewberry Lane, Cropwell 71, Standard scratch score 68, Course record 69. Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham Green fees: please phone. NG12 2JH Coxmoor Golf Club, Coxmoor Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Tel: 0115 933 3000 Web: www.radcliffeontrentgc.co.uk NG17 5LF 18 holes, 6374 yds, Par 70, Standard scratch score 71, Tel: 01623 557359 Course record 64. Visitors Mon-Sun except Bank Holidays. Web: www.coxmoorgolfclub.co.uk 18 holes, 6577 yds, Par 73, Standard scratch score 72, Booking required Sat & Sun. Handicap certificate. Dress code Course record 65. Visitors Mon, Wed-Fri except Bank Green fees: £36 per day, £26 per 18 holes Holidays. Booking required. Handicap certificate. Dress code. Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, NG14 Green fees: £55 per day; £40 per round 6NU Hucknall Golf Centre, Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, Nottingham, Tel: 0115 965 5600 Web: www.ramsdaleparkgc.co.uk NG15 7TA Seely Course - 18 holes, 6546 yds, Par 71, Standard scratch Tel: 0115 964 2037 score 71. Booking required. Dress code. Lee Course - 18 Web: www.jackbarker.com 18 holes, 6026 yds, Par 70, Standard scratch score 70. holes, 2844 yds, Par 54. Visitors welcome, please call Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays. Booking required Green fees: Seely Course £20.50 per 18 holes (£26 Sat & Sun). Lee Course £10.50 per 18 holes weekends & Bank Holidays. Dress code. Green fees: £12 per round (£15 weekends)

Springwater Golf Club Springwater Golf Club, Moor Lane, Calverton, NG14 6FZ Tel: 0115 965 4946 Web: www.springwatergolfclub.com 18 holes, 6262 yds, Par 71, Standard scratch score 71, Course record 68. Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays. Dress code. Green fees: £22 per round (£27 weekends & Bhs) Trent Lock Golf Club, Lock Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 2FY Tel: 0115 946 4398 Web: www.trentlock.co.uk Main course - 18 holes, 5883 yds, Par 69, Standard scratch score 68, Course record 67. Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays. Booking required. Dress code. 9 hole - 2911 yds, Par 36. Visitors welcome, please call. Green fees: 18 hole course: £17.50 per round (£22.50 weekends) Wollaton Golf Club, Limetree Avenue, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 1BT Tel: 0115 978 7574 Web: www.wollatonparkgolfclub.com 18 holes, 6445 yds, Par 71, Standard scratch score 71, Course record 64. Visitors Mon-Sun & Bank Holidays. Dress code. Green fees: £48 per day; £35 per round (£55/£40 weekends & BHs)

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Advertise in BallsMania Call 0115 965 6366 or info@ballsmania.net some of our local Nottingham lads. Carl Froch, WBC World Super – Middleweight boxing champion started using NRGFUEL TTP 18 months ago. In this time he has fought his way from British to World champion. He needed a product to give him lean muscle, strength, stamina and endurance. After using NRGFUEL TTP for the first week he rang our company saying 'My best workout ever.' Aches and pains have gone after the workout and he had felt he could have trained all over again. You have only to see him after his fights to see the proof. He is bright eyed and still rearing to go even after his world title which was one hell of a fight, probably one of the 'best seen in years' as commented on by the media.

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE FITNESS DIRECTORY Listing from as little as £10 per week There’s no better way to reach over 20,000 readers per week Hoofers Gym 308C, Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3QN Tel: 0115 8378808 Web www.hoofersvictoria.co.uk Fees: £20 per month (PEAK) £15 per month (OFF PEAK) The Fitness Centre University Park, Nottingham,NG7 2RD Tel: 0115 8378532 Web www.harewoodleisure.co.uk Fees: £15 per month £7 per week

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Liberty Gym 7-9, Gedling St, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1DS Tel: 0115 958 2590 Fees: £16 per month £5 per week or £3.50 per session Mixed & Ladies only gym, Sunbeds, Kick Boxing, Thai Boxing, Boxing, various classes. Fully equipped gym with boxing ring & MMA Cage.

Powerhouse Gym 93 Carlton Hill, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1FP Tel: 0115 940 4104 Harpers Gym Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG12 2LU Tel: 0115 9821212 Membership from £24 per month

Finbows Health & Fitness Cliffe Hill House, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 8AA Tel: 0115 9398787 Web: www.finbows.co.uk Fees: From £24 per month, Annual from £225

Easy Fit Gym Cinderhill Gym Nuthall Road, Cinderhill, Nottingham, NG8 6AD Tel: 0115 9423 447 Web: www.cinderhillgym.com Open Mon - Thurs 8am -9pm, Friday 8am - 8pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 1pm Fees: £3.75 per session £3.20 concessions, £9 per week £7.70 concessions, Monthly Pass £29 Offers a wide range of free weights equipment, resistance and cardiovascular machines in two distinct areas - one for use by everyone and another for the use of women only Castle Gym 4 Castle Boulevard, Central, Nottingham, NG7 1FB Tel: 01159470319 Open Mon–Thurs 1000–2100, Fri 1000–2000, Sat 1000–1400, Sun 1000–120

FitSpace Gym Waterways Building, Castle Wharf, Nottingham, NG1 7EH Fees: from £10 per month Web: www.fitspacegyms.co.uk/Nottingham

Winners Gym Roden Street, Roden House, Nottingham, NG3 1JH Tel: 0115 958 5200 Easy Fit Gym 1 Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, NG12 2FY Tel: 0115 9334555 Located at the centre of Radcliffe on Trent adjacent from the Black Lion Pub. Over 20 resistance & cardio-vascular machines plus loads of free weights for a great workout. Open: Mon - Thurs 9am - 9pm, Friday 9am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 10am - 1pm. Fees: 1 week taster for £5.50. Pay as you go £4.50 plus registration fee.

Formula One Fitness Studio 21 Victoria Street, Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 2EW Tel: 0115 9505009 Fees: £5 per session, £10 per week, £28 per month, students £25 per month. Annual Fees £230 Normal, £150 Student or £175 Retired. Separate Male & Female Gyms Membership Includes no extra payment for personal programmes, Fitness Assessments, Saunas & Showers, Running Club, Boxing Club, Circuits, Aerobics & Yoga Garth’s Gym HaydnHouse, 309-329 Haydn Rd, Nottingham, NG5 1DG Tel: 0115 962 3527 Fees: £7.50 per week or £3 per session

Buzz Fitness Bunny Lane, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5JJ Tel: 0115 9375286 Open Mon - Fri 7am - 9pm, Sat 8.45am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 6pm Fees: From £20 for concessions onwards Squash Courts, Fitness Classes, Swimming Pool & Creche Facilities Web: www.key4life.co.uk

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