Cotgrave 0 Kimberley MW 3
Kimberley MW continued their winning run with a 3-0 win away at Cotgrave on Saturday to stay top of the Notts Senior League.
Cotgrave made the first attempt on goal when they headed over the bar, but Welfare responded with a Red Wilmott shot which was deflected over for a corner.
A header from Josh Stevenson then released Jake Fisher in on goal but he lifted his effort too high, before Kimberley finally took the lead from the penalty spot.
Wilmott and Scott Carlisle swapped passes to set Fisher free but he was brought down by the goalkeeper and Andrew Tinsley stepped up to score with the spot-kick.
Shaw Hutchinson then put Wilmott through but he shot wide from 20 yards, before sub Ian Shepherd, on for the injured Matt barratt, found Fisher who was also wide of the target.
Carlisle then saw a cross touched onto the bar by the goalkeeper, but after Danny Chaplin was also denied by the woodwork with a header from a corner not long before half-time, there was still time for Fisher to receive the ball in the centre circle, beat the defence and fire home to make it 2-0 at the break.
The second-half started as the first with Kimberley completely on top.
Fisher had a shot just wide, Chaplin’s header was cleared and from a melee in the area a second penalty was awarded, Tinsley stepping up again to score his second penalty.
Kimberley continued to dominate, Fisher and Ishmael Bartley closest to adding a fourth goal, but the win was secured and the visitors took home three points.
Kimberley MW A 4
Netherfield Albion 3
Kimberley chalked up a long overdue win despite going a goal down inside five minutes.
Showing good character and playing some fine football, Kimberley soon levelled through Rhys Beadman, and further goals from Ben Foster, Robbie Tonra and another from Beadman sealed the win, despite Netherfield scoring twice more in a late fightback.
Kimberley MW Res 1
Ashland Rovers 4
Kimberley lost just their second home game of the season against the league leaders on Saturday.
After going a goal down early it was soon 2-0 before half-time after the visitors capitalised on a defensive error.
Welfare were much better in the second-half and captain Matt Walker pulled a goal back on the hour mark, but two more Ashland strikes put the game beyond doubt.
Kimberley EMPAL 1
New Inn Eastwood 4
It was a similar story for Kimberley’s EMPAL Sunday side as they lost a local derby at Digby Street.
A depleted Kimberley side saw New Inn dominate the first-half and go in three goals to the good at the break.
Welfare pulled a goal back through Killian O’Neill midway through the second-half, but a fourth New Inn goal sealed their win, Phil Shaw (2), Damion Holmes and former Welfare player Danny Roberts the goalscorers.