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Red card fails to prevent first-day win for AFC Mansfield

A red card for Craig Mitchell fully 35 minutes from time could not prevent AFC Mansfield making a perfect start to their new league campaign.

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Clipstone Welfare manager Ian Cotton and his assistant, Michael Wain. Photo: Andy Sumner

Defender suffers serious injury in heavy defeat

Disappointed Clipstone FC manager Ian Cotton said the club’s thoughts were with defender Rob Paling after he suffered a broken leg in the 6-0 defeat at Garforth Town.

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Pre-season friendly between Alfreton Town and Mansfield Town - Saturday July 29th 2017. Alfreton manager John McDermott. Picture: Chris Etchells

Away day blues for the Reds, despite early goal

It was another difficult day for manager John McDermott as he watched his National League North Alfreton Town side slip to a second away defeat in four days, despite taking a lead inside 33 seconds at Darlington on Saturday.

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Perfect week to start new season

Shirebrook Town, who have signed Ryan Herbert from Rainworth and AFC Mansfield’s Danny Williams, made it three wins in a week with a 4-1 Northern Counties East League Division One victory at Eccleshill United.

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Waddle breakthrough cancelled out late on

Rainworth Miners’ Welfare showed flashes of what is required this season as they gained a Northern Counties East League Premier Division point in a 1-1 draw with Liversedge.

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Blidworth pay price for missed chances

Pinxton made it three wins out of three as they came from behind to win 4-2 at Blidworth Welfare, who were left rueing missed chances after dominating the first half.

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Radford double gives Tevvie ideal start to season

Teversal started their East Midlands Counties League campaign with a 2-0 home win over Gedling Miners’ Welfare.

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Action from the pre-season friendly between Shirebrook Town and Worksop Town.

Rugged Shirebrook deny Worksop in fantastic friendly

A bumper crowd of about 275 watched a fantastic pre-season friendly in which plucky Shirebrook Town edged out Worksop Town 2-1.

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AGM date for senior league

The AGM of the Nottinghamshire Senior Football League will be held on Thursday, 22nd June, at Mansfield Hosiery Mills FC, Huthwaite Road, Sutton, at 7.30pm.

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Tighe joins coaching set-up at Clipstone

Former Teversal coach Danny Tighe has joined the first-team coaching staff at Clipstone FC.

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Double delight for new boss

Double delight for new boss

New Rainworth Miners’ Welfare manager Craig Denton said he was delighted that five of last season’s squad have committed themselves to the Northern Counties East Premier Division club for next season.

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RUMOUR MILL: Mbappe subject to two £113.5m bids from Manchester City and Real Madrid | Manchester United offer £36m for Inter Milan’s Perisic | Ranieri now strong second favourite for Leeds United job | Atletico Madrid want Costa from back Chelsea | West Ham enter the race for Barkley

Here are today’s rumours from the world of football . . .

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Philip Allott is heading to the other side of the world to prepare for a post-Brexit trading environment. (S)

Knaresborough PR firm on mission to Oz

A marketing and PR firm in Knaresborough is pre-empting any final Brexit agreement by looking beyond Europe – to Australia.

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Champions FC Bolsover unveil new managers and chairman

Champions FC Bolsover unveil new managers and chairman

It is all change again at Central Midlands League North champions FC Bolsover.

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Action from Clipstones 3-0 defeat at Staveley Miners Welfare in their last league match of the season. (PHOTO BY: Daniel Walker).

Cotton looking ahead to Clipstone improvement next season

Manager Ian Cotton is already looking forward to next season after three individual errors cost Clipstone dear in their final match of the 2016/17 campaign.

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Two of FC Bolsovers goalscoring, title-winning heroes, Josh Thomas and Jake Ballinger. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)

Bolsover snatch league title from Clay Cross in incredible finale

In an incredible final week of action, FC Bolsover came from behind to pip Clay Cross Town to the Central Midlands League, North Division title after a dramatic smash-and-grab raid.

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Rainworth Miners' Welfare manager Julian Watts.

Another home defeat to end disappointing season

Rainworth Miners’ Welfare’s final match of a disappointing Northern Counties East League season ended with another home defeat.

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AFC Mansfield players line up in a guard-of-honour tribute to champions Cleethorpes Town.

AFC Mansfield’s guard of honour for worthy champions

Generous AFC Mansfield paid tribute to champions Cleethorpes Town before becoming their latest victims in the Northern Counties East League’s Premier Division.

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A close shave during the game between Clipstone and Armthorpe Welfare. (PHOTO BY: Andy Sumner)

Clipstone kids outmuscled by relegated strugglers

Much-changed Clipstone’s final home game of an eventful season ended in a surprise defeat against already-relegated Armthorpe Welfare.

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Dominic Airey, who scored the only goal of Selston's last game to clinch the title.

League titles for super Selston and Sherwood Colliery Reserves

The champagne corks were popping in the dressing-rooms of Selston and Sherwood Colliery Reserves after they clinched title successes in the Central Midlands League.

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