MAA leaders Ravenshead squash Vineyard

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Jack Wagstaff and Paul Smith provided Midland Amateur Alliance Premier Division leaders Ravenshead with a 2-1 half-time lead at the expense of Trent Vineyard, who were then hit by goals from Kieron and Kilian Ricketts.

These goals helped to ensure a 4-2 victory for Ravenshead after Aeron Rhodes had completed his double from the penalty spot for TV, who are still chasing their first point.

AFC South Wingfield 93 are level on points with the leaders after securing a best of three goals victory at the expense of Trinity Renatus who were undone by Chris Evans’ double.

Aaron Beckford’s double for Derbyshire Amateurs was matched by that of Neville Hamilton’s for Beeston OBA.

However an unanswered goal from Beeston’s Ryan Parker meant the eventual 3-2 score line leaves Amateurs still without a point to their name.

Ashfield FC, having been trounced 9-2 the previous week in Division One by Derbyshire Amateurs II, got some sort of satisfaction by sharing four goals in a 2-2 draw with Kieren Palmer and Callum Sheridan netting for Ashfield and Dave Burton and David Crosbie replying for Amateurs. Alvaston United retained their 100 per cent record as well as their place as leaders after a 3-1 victory over Sutton Travellers, who were hit by goals from Paul Williams, Neil Ainsley and substitute Steven Hawkridge, whilse Shane Jubbie weighed in with Travellers’ consolation goal. Wollaton IV slipped to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Old Bemrosians, who were boosted by a Kurt Phillips hat-trick, a solitary effort from Carl Smith and a goal from substitute James Lawson.

A disputed penalty award against them which resulted in their centre half’s dismissal as well as a one goal deficit in the first 10 minutes of their Notts FA Intermediate Cup tie with Ashfield Athletic, ended Old Elizabethans’ hopes of repeating their success of two seasons ago when winning the Trophy.

The tie ended in a 1-0 victory for Athletic, who face Sherwood Colliery Reserves in Round Two. Meanwhile in the same competition AS Plant United proved too strong for Clifton All Whites Reserves, who were level at 1-1 at half-time after Plant had led through Lewis Macaskill.

However, a hat-trick from Wes O’Rourke proved decisive in a 5-1 scoreline with Sam Holmes completing their tally.

The only tie in the Notts FA Junior Cup featured Woodborough United, who defeated Robin Hood Colts 5-0 with Dom Lynas netting a hat-trick and Matt Penfold and Dan Mellors the other marksmen. Boro now face old foes Nottinghamshire Reserves in Round Two.

In the Notts FA Minor Cup a Joe Machin hat-trick, a Sam Asher double and goals from Aaron Vince and Josh Fletcher saw Kirkby Athletic through to a 7-0 victory over Mapperley and provides them with a Round Two tie against Forest Park.

Meanwhile Kurt Butterworth was the top scorer with four goals when Ravenshead II trounced Steve Marshall FC 14-0.

Weighing in with doubles were Jamie Simons, Ashley Martin, Luke Williams and Troy Coulson while substitute Andy Aiston, along with an own goal, completed the tally.

In the next round Ravenshead face Bingham Town Reserves, who ended Wollaton III’s hopes with an odd goal in five victory while ASHA, in their first competitive fixture of the season, were ousted 2-1 by AFC Bridgford Reserves.