Bilsthorpe cruise into Notts FA Intermediate Cup final

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High-flying Bilsthorpe moved into the final of the Notts FA Intermediate Cup final after beating Cotgrave.

Bilsthorpe, who are seven points off top spot in Central Midlands Football League’s North Division despite having 11 games in hand, came from behind to win 4-2.

Keenan Leeds, Liam Black, Mark Carter and Gavin King got the goals to set up a final against near neighbours Linby.

In league action Ollerton Town extended their successful run with a 7-1 demolition job at Dinnington Town, with a Kyle Pilmore hat-trick and one apiece from Will Horton, Liam Carver, Eddie Bishop and Chris Hewitt.

The bottom two met at Brinsworth with Phoenix coming from behind to beat Welbeck Welfare 2-1.

The visitors took the lead through Robbie Savage in the first period, but despite having a man sent off, Phoenix took the points with goals from Rob Gorman and Sean Robsco. The match between Kinsley Boys and Clay Cross Town was abandoned after 12 minutes following a serious injury to Clay Cross’s player manager Ant Lynam to whom we send our best wishes for a full recovery.

In the South Division Pinxton took advantage of Bulwell’s shock defeat Eastwood CFC to move into second place as Danny O’Donnell scored to seal a 1-0 win against Mickleover RBL.

Swanwick Pentrich Road ended their goal drought with 5-0 win over Southwell City.

A towering header from Swanwick skipper Richard Wall from a well delivered corner broke the deadlock.

The game’s second goal came from yet another corner, with Shane Buckerfield heading the ball home for his first of the afternoon.

Southwell did try to turn the Swanwick back four but Gregory, Whitmore and Gross all held firm following the lead of the impressive Richard Wall.

The second half saw the Swans enjoy far more possession and Swanwick began to dominate possession.

The goal of the match came on the stroke of 50 minutes when a well delivered free kick, fell over the shoulder of Shane Buckerfield, which was followed by a glorious chip that nestled nicely into the net.

The final third of the match belonged to the hard working Swans wingers as the home side made breaks behind the tiring Southwell side.

Dean Owen was set free and drilled the ball home past the oncoming keeper.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, it was the turn of winger Matthew Phillips to get in on the goalscoring action.

This time Guy Wilding was set free to cut the back across the goal, where the ball was dispatched in a clinical fashion by Phillips.