Welfare hit the summit in style

Martin Lench scores against Beeston.
Martin Lench scores against Beeston.

All the latest from the Notts Senior League.

Kimberley returned to the top of the Premier Division as their thumping of Beeston and Hucknall Rolls’ 0-0 draw at Ruddington put them in pole position.

Welfare put Beeston under pressure from the start with most of the play in their half and the first goal was not long in coming, Josh Stevenson and Martin Lench putting Jake Fisher through on goal, and after the keeper saved the ball fell kindly for Fisher to score.

Red Wilmott and Lench both saw efforts saved but the second goal came when Stevenson’s cross was well finished by Lench on 28 minutes.

Stand-in goalkeeper Daniel Turner then made a superb save to keep the score at 2-0 and the third goal soon followed when Wilmott beat a defender and scored well.

Alex Cook scored for Beeston at the start of a second-half which was a lot more even and Turner continuing to make good saves.

Fisher made it 4-1 after Stevenson and Shaw Hutchinson had set him up, and Fisher then completed his hat trick near the end after being found by Stevenson and feigning to shoot three times before finally hitting the net to secure the win.

Kimberley head to Magdala Amateurs this weekend.

Elsewhere in the Notts Senior League:

Selston’s stay fourth after overcoming Boots Athletic 4-2, Dominic Airey, Sean Gregory, Ben Moore and Damien James their goalscorers.

Awsworth Villa lost 3-2 at home to Wollaton with John Hughes and Luke Henson on target for the hosts.

In Division One, Underwood Villa moved into fifth with a 5-0 thumping of Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves. Ashley Foster struck twice with Callum Thompson, Chris Towlson and Luke Williams also scoring.

Awsworth Villa Reserves fell 4-1 at Kirton Brickworks, Luke Davies with Villa’s goal.

In Division Two Cup action, Kimberley MW Reserves fell 3-1 at home to Greyfriars despite Dan Belcher hitting the target.

Underwood Villa Reserves were beaten 3-1 at home by Moorgreen. Craig Dainty netted for Villa but Channon Davis and a James Whittaker brace did the damage.