CHAMPIONS! Selston wrap up NSL title

Selston celebrate their title success in the Notts Senior League. (Photo courtesy of ontheroad2013-2014.blogspot.co.uk)
Selston celebrate their title success in the Notts Senior League. (Photo courtesy of ontheroad2013-2014.blogspot.co.uk)

Selston confirmed their first place finish in the Precision NSL Senior Division with a 6-4 win over Bilborough Town last Thursday, and then brought the curtain down on their championship season by defeating FC Cavaliers 4-1 at the weekend.

With the title already in the bag, Selston could be forgiven for taking their foot off the gas and it looked that way as Cavs took the lead after only six minutes through Chris Joseph.

Jay Cooper had other ideas, however, as he scored twice in five minutes towards the end of the first-half to make it 2-1 to Selston.

After having been the better team for much of the first-half, FC Cavaliers ran out of steam after the break, and the visitors capitalised on this by adding two more goals.

The first, Selston’s 100th league goal of the season, was finished off by Ben Moore following a neat passing move, and then Cooper completed his hat-trick with a rasping volley nine minutes before the end.

After the final whistle Selston were presented with the league trophy by NSL Secretary John Beeston.

Kimberley Miners Welfare needed a point to be sure of second place but they got more than that after defeating Sandhurst 2-0.

Elliott Roulstone put Welfare ahead just before the break and Jake Fisher finished the job in the second half.

Awsworth Villa put in a fine display to overcome Ruddington 4-0 in their penultimate match of the season on Saturday.

Awsworth started well and with only seven minutes gone Danny Towle scored from close range after good work by Richard Hodgman and Ryan Osborne.

The score remained 1-0 until the second-half when after 50 minutes Osborne was sent clear and calmly lobbed the keeper to make it 2-0, the same player adding a third from close range soon afterwards.

With ten minutes left, sub Jonny King went on a mazy run before being fouled in the box, King stepping up to slot the penalty home himself to seal the victory.

Meanwhile, Awsworth Villa are inviting applications for the position of club secretary, starting in time for season 2014/15.

The club is 50 years old next year and has teams competing in the Notts Senior League, East Midland Veterans League and the Young Elizabethan League.

The successful applicant would be responsible for the day-to-day running of the club, including arranging and minuting club meetings and organising matchday officials.

As the has amateur status the position is not paid but any out of pocket expenses will be covered.

An interest in amateur football would be an asset.

All interested parties should contact chairman Paul Wilkinson on 0791 948 7980.

In Division Two, Ashland extend their lead in the division to six points over second-placed Moorgreen but Moorgreen still have three games left to play and two of those matches are against the division’s bottom two sides, one of them after the Advertiser went to press against Bilborough Reserves.

FC Samba hosted Kimberley Miners Welfare Reserves.

Kimberley raced into a three goal lead inside 25 minutes courtesy of a Dan Belcher brace and one from Ash Phythian. Samba managed to pull back to within one goal after Craig Taylor and Gareth Taylor found the net.

The second-half defied everyone’s expectations in that there was no further scoring, so Kimberley ultimately came away with the 3-2 victory

Fixtures:

Thursday, May 8:

Division Two:

Underwood Villa Res v Greyfriars

Saturday, May 10:

Premier Division:

Magdala Amateurs v Awsworth Villa

Division Two:

Moorgreen v Greyfriars