Boots dispense of Welfare in cup

Round-up of action involving our local sides in the Notts Senior League.

Notts Senior Cup Quarter-Final

Boots 4 Kimberley MW 0

Four weeks without any football showed on Saturday as Kimberley were dumped out of the cup by Boots.

Kimberley started well with Jake Fisher heading wide from close range, and Fisher then saw another effort go high and wide after a pass from Ian Shepherd.

Boots started to put pressure on Welfare with several efforts on goal until Wayne Jones scored with a header at the near post with no challenge.

Fisher was giving the Boots defence some problems, on one occasion dribbling around the keeper who pulled him down winning a penalty.Martin Lench took the spot-kick which was saved.

Boots increased their lead just before half-time, Tian Walton scoring from close range.

Josh Stevenson went close for Kimberley with efforts either side of half-time, but it was soon 3-0 when a cross from Ashley McPherson went straight in at the back post.

Walton then added his second and Boots’ fourth as he tapped in unchallenged.

Welfare return to league action on Saturday when they are away to Ruddington, kick-off 3pm.

They will then visit Hucknall Rolls Royce next Wednesday night with a 7.30pm start.

Kimberley MW B 0 Aspley 1

Following recent disappointment in the league Kimberley found themselves up against the unbeaten league leaders on Digby Street.

With a cup final already in the bag, anything other than three points would surely see Kimberley’s title aspirations put back for another season.

Kimberley had a strong squad, however the game started in the most disappointing fashion as Aspley took the lead just five minutes in.

Welfare came fighting back and didn’t let Aspley get a foothold in the game, but although chances were few and far between and Kimberley were more than a match for Aspley who have won all seven of their league games this season.

The most notable chances of the game came in the final ten minutes when Aspley were awarded a penalty after a foul by Lewis Shaw.

Sam Doherty guessed right and saved and then a Kimberley attack saw Chris Coleman presented with a chance that he just couldn’t put away.

Kimberley will host FC Geordie at Digby Street on Saturday with a 2.30pm kick-off.

Elsewhere in the Notts Senior League:

Awsworth Villa were also knocked out of the Senior Cup as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Thoresby Colliery Welfare. Also out of the cup are Moorgreen who lost 2-1 to Hucknall Rolls Leisure.

In the Senior Division, Selston were 3-1 victors over Ruddington Village, Dominic Airey and Rory Davis among the scorers as they went third in the league.

In Division One, Underwood Villa were comfortable 5-1 winners over Awsworth Villa Reserves.

Josh Hunt and Nick Thorpe scored twice each and Callum Thompson was also on target, Tom Parker replying for Villa.

In Division Two, Kimberley MW Reserves won 2-1 at Newark Flowserve thanks to goals from Daniel Belcher and Alex Sheffield, while Underwood Villa Reserves won 3-0 at Sandhurst Reserves.