Basford Utd Community were on the wrong end of a 7-goal thriller versus Calverton MW at Greenwich Avenue after a disappointing defensive show. After taking the lead through Beraki and playing some fine stuff in the early stages the Community lost their way and found themselves 1-2 down just after half time.
Quick fire goals from Bedward and Green put the Community back in the lead at 3-2 but some poor individual defensive lapses gifted the miners the victory. A hugely disappointing display after only conceding three goals in the previous six games. Next up are 100% leaders Newark Flowserve away on Saturday which is a great test for the young Community side. Lost 3-4
U18 Saturday Premier Division leaders Community U18 Gold travelled to Arnold Town U18 in the Quarter Final of the League Cup and with a depleted squad gave chances to those who have waited patiently in the wings to showcase their abilities.
In blustery conditions the lads delivered the game plan perfectly as they breezed to victory. Niall Hylton, playing further forward, got himself a fine hat-trick, Mills who has suffered an injury affected season bagged a brace, Jalland & skipper Parker also registered on the score sheet. A solid defensive display was awarded with a clean sheet and keeper Hardy decided to gatecrash the party taking advantage of the wind by catching the Arnold GK off his line with a long kick. Johnson was star man on the day as the Gold secured their semi-final spot. Loads left to play for this season for the Gold. Won 8-0
Second played fifth in the U18 Saturday Premier Division as the Community U18 fought out an entertaining topsy-turvy 4-4 draw with visitors Dunkirk.
Opoku, Walls and Scotece scored the goals for Community in a game where they led 1-0, trailed 3-1, trailed again 4-3 before salvaging an equaliser in the 72nd minute. Both teams pushed for the winner but defences held firm in the latter stages. Drew 4-4
In U18 Saturday Division 1 Community Black extended their lead at the summit to thirteen points with their 10th win from 10 league games with a 3 - 2 away victory at 3rd place Sandiacre.
Black like their Gold counterparts were depleted but showed the depth of the youth section at the club as they rallied together and with 2 goals from Murray in the first half and the third and winning goal from Burton mid-way through the second half they secured the 3pts in what is looking an unassailable lead at the top of the division. Won 3-2
Community U16 Saturday were without a fixture this weekend unfortunately as they’ve been on a good run of form in both league and cup.
Greenwich Avenue hosted the big U16 Sunday Division 1 encounter of the day and top of the tree Community U16 secured the points with a fine 6-3 win over 3rd placed Quarrydale Utd sustaining their unbeaten start to the season.
Lamb was the roast of the day as he scored a hat-trick extending his scoring feats to 11 goals in just five starts. Hill, Hunter and substitute Bankole were the other scorers. Community are away at fifth placed West Hallam next week and then all eyes will be looking ahead to the encounter of the top two as Community host fellow unbeaten top side Gotham on 11th Feb. Won 6-3
Under 14 Saturday won 5-4 against Chespeak at Greenwich Avenue. The team went into the game unbeaten in their first two matches of the spring season. In difficult conditions Basford took an early two goal lead, K Topolinski and C Tipton-Watson both scoring within the first ten minutes. Chespeak levelled with two goals before half time and took the lead five minutes into the second half.
Basford responded well with a change of formation and three goals within 15 minutes, one from B Mwanza and two from top scorer A Tambini. Chespeak replied with seconds left on the watch. The team have now scored 22 goals in 3 matches with the top 3 goal scorers in the league and are two points clear at the top of Division 2.
We’re recruiting: If you are a young U18 Goalkeeper looking for a club on a Saturday our Division 1 leaders Community Black are looking for a keeper. Training is 7pm Thursday night at Greenwich Avenue.
Updated 19:01 - 5 Feb 2018 by Neil McGowan