KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE hit top spot in the League for the first time ever on Tuesday evening thanks to their 3-1 win at WEST BRIDGFORD. But they had to come from behind to do it. Josh Kwadu had given Bridgford the lead after half an hour and it wasn’t until the stroke of half time that Sean Green hit the leveller to take the teams in at the break on even terms. Kimberley got on top in the second half and Sam Harbottle gave them the lead for the first time on 66 minutes with Tom Slade making sure of the points eight minutes from the end.
BELPER UNITED won their fourth successive League game although Saturday’s FA Vase success at Radcliffe Olympic really made it five wins on the spin. The Latest club to feel the new United might were DUNKIRK who couldn’t come back after United had scored two goals in two minutes just before the interval. Dean Oliver scored after 41 minutes and Adam Dring two minutes later. Tom Berridge got one back for the Boatmen moments into the second half but Belper clung to their hard-won advantage for a 2-1 win.
AYLESTONE PARK moved up to third place with their exciting but hard won three points at home to RADFORD. Ryan Smith put Radford ahead in nine minutes and Macauley Holmes levelled five minutes later. Andy Fell came off the bench early to put Park back in front on 23 minutes only for Ryan Smith to restore parity to the occasion for the second time in the game five minutes later. Park had to wait until ten minutes from the end for Ryan Foster to notch their winner which sent them up the table.
A goal feast at BARROW TOWN where BIRSTALL UNITED had to come from behind to bag the three points with a 5-2 win. Zak Ginvert opened the scoring for the home team on 35 minutes. Lewis Dodd levelled a minute before the interval and Sam Moore put them in front in first half stoppage time. Ashley Way increased the Birstall lead five minutes into the second half before Zak Ginvert’s second goal of the game brought the score back to 3-2. Late goals from Tom Marriott and James Dodd clinched the points for the visitors.
CLIFTON ALL WHITES finally bowed out of the Buildbase FA Vase with a 4-0 defeat in their replay away to United Counties League outfit Harrowby United. A Bruno Holden hat-trick doing the damage.
Updated 16:13 - 13 Sep 2017 by Keith Parnill