Rainworth Rangers and AFC Fansfield continue to struggle in Midland Amateur Alliance Premier Division

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Struggling Rainworth Rangers were beaten by Beeston OBA 5-2 as their tough season continued.

Rainworth were 3-0 down at half-time before they were beaten 5-2 despite goals from Tom Jennings and Thomas Timmons.

AFC Farnsfield poor season continued when they were beaten 7-2 by Ravenshead.

Ravenshead were 6-0 up at the break with Adam Martin netting a hat-trick, Lee Pinner striking a double and Rob Houghton and Jordan Phillips making up the Ravenshead tally.

Joseph Hankey and Ashley Solomon were on the scoresheet for AFC Farnsfield

Derbyshire Amateurs climbed three places to second spot in Division Two as a result of their 8-4 defeat of Magdala Amateurs Reserves.

Just two players netted for Derby, Mark Hosker with seven goals and Bradley Scard with a double whilst three marksmen replied for ‘Dala when Dan Armstrong matched Scard’s double and Carl Fisher and Jamie Petman also contributed.

Wollaton III dropped a place to third when they lost their first match of the season 3-1 against a rapidly improving Sutton Travellers.

Liam Dury’s double proved to be the difference between the two sides with Nathan Atkin’s strike making up Travellers’ tally.

Old Elizabethans II slipped a place to fourth after they could only share six goals with Bilborough United Reserves who conceded a Gould double and a solitary effort from James Prentice.

OE’s seniors had a better result by reaching the quarter finals of the Notts FA Intermediate Cup when the current holders defeated Wollaton Reserves 4-2 thanks to doubles from Tom Blaney and Callum Wilkinson.

They were joined in the draw by the other league representatives, Bestwood MWSC, when they went through 2-1 at the expense of Southwell City Reserves, who were hit by goals from Danny Carter and Richie Hodgson.

The all MAA Round 3 tie in the Notts FA Junior Cup, which pitted FC Coopers against Mansfield Hosiery Mills, went the opposite way to the league match between the two sides played a week before.

This time Coopers were the victors by 4–2. Goals from Leigh Deakin, Adam Hassall, Adam Thomas and substitute Tobias Clayton were answered by Dan Fisher and Dan Price for Mills.

Southwell City III will join Coopers in the quarter -finals thanks to a Johnny Upton double and an Oli Watson goal which provided a 3–2 victory against Ruddington Village Reserves.

Meanwhile A S Plant United paid the price of having a man dismissed early in their fixture against Greyhounders who inflicted on them their first defeat of the season with a 2–1 scoreline