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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Mansfield Town youngsters take on Real Madrid

VIDEO: Mansfield Town youngsters take on Real Madrid

Excited Mansfield Town youngsters played the mighty Real Madrid in a tournament in Spain on Good Friday — believed to be the frst time a Stags side has played the European giants at any level.

Teversal's man-of-the-match Dave Cockerill, who also scored one of their goals. (PHOTO BY: Keith Parnill)

Teversal shrug off points-deduction blow in title race

Determined Teversal shrugged off an unexpected blow to their title prospects in the East Midlands Counties League by bouncing back to winning ways.

Clipstone's youngsters in action as they strive to retain their pride at the bottom of the table.

Clipstone boss sees encouraging signs for the future

Defiant manager Alan Widdowson was encouraged by large chunks of Clipstone’s performance, even though they crashed 5-1 to ten men on Saturday.

Ollie Fearon headed AFC Mansfield level to earn a point, but also saw a penalty saved.

Penalty save dents Bulls Premier title charge

AFC Mansfield assistant manager Mark Ward vented his frustration after a 1-1 draw at Garforth Town saw the Bulls lead at the top of the table cut to five points.

Tom Allan scored for Alfreton Town.'PHOTO: Mark Fear

Boss jubilant after vital win

Alfreton Town boss Chris Moyses was “over the moon” after the Reds eased their relegation fears with an impressive 3-1 win at in-form Southport.

Tomas Poole

Wrens concede first goal in 467 minutes

Despite not being at their best and conceding for the first time in 467 minutes, Rainworth Miners’ Welfare fought back to defeat Athersley Recreation 2-1 .

Action from Teversal's 1-0 defeat at home to Belper United.  (PHOTO BY: Keith Parnill).

Teversal’s title chances hit by injury-time winner

A killer goal deep into injury-time dealt a hammer-blow to the title chances of Teversal in the Premier Division of the East Midlands Countiues League.

Brendon Daniels.

Boss praises patched-up Reds

Disappointed Alfreton Town boss Chris Moyses said his patched-up side was conceding too many goals after a six-goal thriller at Bradford Park Avenue.

Manager Dave Winter, who is guiding Ollerton Town through their small steps of progress. (PHOTO BY: DC Photography, of Retford)

Winter satisfied with Ollerton’s progress

Satisfaction, tinged with relief, is the overriding feeling at Ollerton Town after another season of progress.

Teversal manager Dean Short with his assistant, Craig Charlesworth.

Boss Short confident about Teversal’s title chances

Confidence is high in the Teversal camp that an inspired close-season decision to switch leagues could result in silverware.

Manager Craig Denton, who has transformed the fortunes of Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Boss Denton has delivered the goods for improving Rainworth

It’s a case of mission almost accomplished for manager Craig Denton at improving Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Manager Rudy Funk, who has guided AFC Mansfield to the brink of the league title.

Funk full of praise as AFC Mansfield close in on ‘dream’ promotion

Manager Rudy Funk has lavished praise on his players and the club’s board as AFC Mansfield stand on the brink of a ‘dream’ promotion.

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