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Ace goalscorer steps up after terrific season

Shirebrook Town goal machine Kieran Watson has stepped up a level to play for Matlock Town in the Evostik League.

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Cobras bring in seven new faces

New Clipstone manager Mick Taylor secured the services of seven players for the new season over two days.

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Aiming to bring smiles back to Cobras fans

Aiming to bring smiles back to Cobras fans

New Clipstone FC manager Micky Taylor says he wants to put the smiles back on the faces of the fans and committee members.

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Neal Bishop, right, who has signed for Mansfield Town, in action for Scunthorpe.

OPINION: Bishop could be a real blessing for Mansfield Town

Mansfield Town’s promotion downfall towards the end of last season was arguably largely down to their inability to hold on to slender advantages.

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Action from AFC Mansfield versus Clipstone as Phil Buxton, (10) congratulates Ollie Fearon on his goal.

NON LEAGUE REVIEW: A season of ups and downs

It has been a mixed season for teams across the Chad area as the non-league football season draws to a close.

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MATCH GALLERY: Eastwood win title after showdown win at Sherwood Colliery

Eastwood triumphed in the Central Midlands League South final day title showdown at Sherwood Colliery.

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Eastwood CFC v Sherwood Colliery FC

First defeat leads to title heartbreak for the Wood

Sherwood Colliery’s hopes of the Central Midlands League South Division title were dashed on the last day of the season in a championship showdown with in-form rivals Eastwood.

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Wrens’ farewell to league ends in brave defeat

Rainworth Miners’ Welfare’s last game in the Northern Counties East League ended in a 3-2 defeat at Thackley, despite a battling performance by their makeshift side.

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Proud managers Jay Thomson and Stef Peat with their Tibshelf U10s' side.

Proud Tibshelf U10s reach cup final in first season

Managers Jay Thomson and Stef Peat have spoken of their pride after leading the newly-formed Tibshelf Community U10s to a cup final in the team’s first season.

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Alfreton manager Chris Moyses. Picture: Chris Etchells

Moyses set for Reds return

Alfreton Town manager Chris Moyses has been asked to return for another season at the Reds.

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Wrens make their point at form team

Rainworth Welfare claimed a point in a goalless draw at the Northern Counties East League Premier Division’s form team, Barton Town, who had won nine and drawn two of their previous 11 games.

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Reds dig their way to safety

Delighted Alfreton Town boss Chris Moyses said it was a job well done as the Reds defeated FC United of Manchester 1-0 to preserve their National League North status.

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A chance for Clipstone during their defeat at home to Bridlington Town. (PHOTO BY: Andy Sumner)

Defending blamed after heavy defeat for Clipstone

Manager Alan Widdowson bemoaned more defensive mistakes that contributed to a thumping 8-1 defeat for youthful Clipstone at the bottom of the Northern Counties East League’s Premier Division.

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Khyle Sargent (blue), who scored the only goal of the game for Teversal in their win over Holbrook Sports.

Sargent’s winner keeps Teversal on top of table

A crucial, solitary goal to beat Holbrook Sports kept Teversal’s noses in front at the top of the East Midlands Counties League, Premier Division table.

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Kieren Watson, who fired a hat-trick in Shrebrook Town's latest win.

Shirebrook’s Watson fires hat-trick after missing penalty

The prolific Kieren Watson made up for an early penalty-miss with a hat-trick to ease Shirebrook Town to a 3-1 win in the race for promotion from the Northern Counties East League’s First Division.

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Alfreton manager Chris Moyses. Picture: Chris Etchells

“We shouldn’t be in dogfight”

Alfreton Town boss Chris Moyses was furious as the Reds crashed 4-1 at home to play-off chasing Spennymoor Town to remain in relegation trouble in National League North.

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Action from Ollerton's 2-0 win at Nostell Miners Welfare on Saturday.

McCormack’s penalty save helps Ollerton to win

A penalty-save by goalkeeper Joey McCormack proved crucial as Ollerton Town secured a double over Nostell Miners Welfare for the second season running in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League’s First Division.

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Two more goals for AFC Mansfield's talismanic striker Ollie Fearon (right).

Funk praises AFC Mansfield for shrugging off shaky start

Manager Rudy Funk praised AFC Mansfield for overcoming a shaky start to beat struggling Staveley Miners Welfare in their latest win at the top of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League’s Premier Division.

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A crunch clash in a crunch match between title-chasing duo Hucknall Town and Sherwood Colliery. (PHOTO BY: Rachel Atkins)

Smith’s vital goal tightens Sherwood Colliery’s grip on title

Striker Shaun Smith bagged one of the most precious goals of the season against his former club to tighten Sherwood Colliery’s grip on the title race.

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Brendon Daniels.

Reds pegged back after Daniels’ first-half strike

Alfreton Town had to settle for a 1-1 draw after leading Nuneaton Town at half-time at the lmpact Arena on Good Friday.

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