East Midlands Counties League Round-Up..

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The weather ensured that only six games were played in the East Midlands Counties League on Saturday.

As a result, WEST BRIDGFORD took good advantage to open up a six-point gap at the top as a result of a 6-0 thrashing of GEDLING MINERS WELFARE at Plains Road.

Jurgan Charlesworth led the route with a personal tally of four goals which began in the 20th minute with the game’s opener, and finished with the last 4 minutes from the end.

A Carl Westcarr penalty and one from Aaron Large completed the best win of the day.

AYLESTONE PARK, meanwhile, lost ground on the leaders when they went down to DUNKIRK at Lenton Lane.

They took the lead though after just three minutes through Jack Jepson, but goals from Ben Gowing 5 minutes before the break and Jordan Alls with just 6 minutes left turned the game in favour of the Boatmen – perhaps an appropriate knickname in this season of appalling weather.

The fastest start of the day was witnessed at the Stag Ground where KIMBERLEY MINERS WELFARE raced into a 23-second lead through Alex Shipley in their game against ARNOLD TOWN.

Not to be outdone the Eagles levelled with just 2 minutes gone through Joe Butler and then took the lead through a 10th minute penalty from Luke Smith.

Marek Vipond, on his return to the Stags from Radcliffe Olypic, restored parity in the 34th minute and it was left to two Theo Smith goals in 65 and 80 minutes to give the Miners a 4-2 success.

BELPER UNITED enjoyed their trip to Lenton Lane much more than Aylestone Park, and ran out 5-2 winners at GREENWOOD MEADOWS.

Ben Stockley put them in front 6 minutes in and Dean Oliver doubled the advantage on 27 minutes.

Two Elliott King goals after 51 and 61 minutes brought the scores back level, but Stockley led the race for three points by giving United the lead again on 66 minutes.

A brace from Adam Dring on 75 and 81 minutes completed another good afternoon for Belper.

GRAHAM STREET PRIMS remain in the bottom three after suffering defeat at RADCLIFFE OLYMPIC to a Liam Motson goal, and HOLBROOK SPORTS, galvanised by a big win last week, brought back another welcome point from their visit to RADFORD where neither side could find the net.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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