Jake’s goals keep KMW in second

Jake Fisher hit a hat-trick at Ruddington and then netted at Hucknall Rolls Royce.
Jake Fisher hit a hat-trick at Ruddington and then netted at Hucknall Rolls Royce.

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Kimberley MW 4

Kimberley bounced back from their cup exit against Boots with a comprehensive win at Ruddington on Saturday.

All the team were fired up and it showed as the first 15 minutes was non-stop attack on Ruddington’s goal.

Jake Fisher had several attmpts on goal before he scored in the tenth minute, as put through by Martin Lench his shot from the edge of the area hit the underside of the bar and went into the net.

Two minutes later Danny Chaplin hit the post from the edge of the area, then he set up Fisher whose shot was saved and from the corner Lench fired wide.

After 22 minutes Lench crossed to Josh Stevenson who headed the ball to Fisher who carried the ball into the area and shot past the keeper to make it 2-0.

Chaplin, Fisher and Lench all saw efforts go close before the third goal arrived four minutes into the second-half when Chaplin tapped in following a good passing move.

Two minutes later Kimberley were awarded a penalty, taken by Chaplin but saved.

Triston Rhodes pulled a goal back after 75 minutes but with five minutes left Fisher won the ball in the area, went around the goalkeeper and completed his hat-trick and the victory.

On Wednesday night, Kimberley then travelled to leaders Hucknall Rolls Leisure for a crucial top-of-the-table clash and earned a 1-1 draw.

Kimberley took the lead through leading scoring Jake Fisher after 19 minutes before conceding an equaliser just before the break.

Kimberley had two good chances in the second-half but were unable to find the win.

The result keeps Welfare a point behind Rolls and still with an all-important game in hand.

On Saturday Kimberley are at home at the Stag Ground against Beeston, kick-off 3pm.

Elsewhere in the Notts Senior League:

Selston’s title hopes suffered a blow with a 1-0 defeat at third-placed Wollaton, while Friday night saw Awsworth Villa lose 4-1 at leadersHucknall Rolls Leisure, Karl Frost with Awsworth’s goal.

In Division One, Awsworth Villa Reserves fared better with a 2-0 win at home to Ruddington Reserves, while Underwood Villa eased to a 4-0 win at Radcliffe Olympic Reserves with goals coming from Ashley Foster, Callum Thompson, Nicklaus Thorpe and Jake Wright.

Division Two’s sides were in cup action. Underwood Villa Reserves fell 4-2 at FC Samba despite Mark Green and Ragulan Ragavan’s goals, while Kimberley MW Reserves drew 1-1 with Moorgreen who had Sean Davis on target, Sam Beale replying.

Kimberley MW B 2

FC Geordie 1

Kimberley edged past FC Geordie at Digby Street to bury the demons of defeat to Aspley the previous week.

Kimberley opened the scoring when a Max Wright corner fell to Chris Johnson who made no mistake.

The lead was extended on the hour mark with a magnificent individual goal from man-of-the-match Danny Walsh.

Geordie pulled a goal back late on but Kimberley held on.

Sunday League

Fox and Crown 1

Kimberley MW 2

Kimberley’s Sunday side kept their title hopes alive with a win at Fox and Crown.

After a scoreless first-half, a depleted Kimberley team went in front when O’Neill was fouled in the box and Sam Doherty converted the penalty.

The hosts soon equalised but the winner came through an own goal following Danny Walsh’s cross.