Blidworth move back to top of Black Dragon South division with thumping win


After conceding nine on Saturday, Blidworth Welfare restored their goal difference on Tuesday night, scoring seven themselves at Calverton Miners Welfare.

Liam Theakstone helped himself to four and Pete Stubley added two, Jordan Claxton rounding things off to put Blidworth back as early leaders of the Black Dragon Badges South division.

Southwell City ended the game at Linby Colliery with nine men, but still managed to score a late equaliser to make the final score 2-2.

Stef Whitely put the visitors ahead on six minutes, but Linby were level ten minutes later with a Matt Murphy goal.

That was the way it stayed until five minutes from time, Murphy adding a second from the penalty spot.

But against the odds, Nathan Kelly struck in the dying moments to ensure the points were shared.

In the Black Dragon Badges North division, Welbeck Welfare must have been relieved that their match at Bentley Colliery had only 35 minutes in each half.

Bentley cruised to a 9-1 win in the shortened game, with Liam Taylor’s hat-trick backed up by two from Chris Freeman and one each for Josh Copeland, Kyle Downing, Alastair Stewart and Kevin Lynch. Ash Farquharson was Welbeck’s lone scorer.

Glapwell’s Joshua Parfitt gave his side the lead twice at Ollerton Town, but the home side came from behind on both occasions thanks to Liam Black to secure the draw.

Here were two matches in the Reserve Premier division, Ollie Cox’s 10th minute strike for Swanwick the only goal of the game at Belper United, while Mickleover