Daryl Price netted twice in Flowserve’s cup win. 090917LSP4-1
Daryl Price netted twice in Flowserve’s cup win. 090917LSP4-1

A spectacular overhead-kick goal by Nathan Kelly on his debut was the highlight as Flowserve maintained their 100% start to the season.

Flowserve, top of the Notts Senior League Premier Division after six successive wins, brushed aside fellow Premier side Magdala Amateurs in the league’s Senior Cup, winning 5-2.

After a slow start, the leaders dominated the tie and could have scored more goals.

Kelly, signed from Clifton who gained promotion from the division last season, netted twice and substitute Daryl Price also got a brace.

Joint manager Craig Roche said: “We started slowly but eventually got up to the levels we expect. In the end it was a comfortable victory.

“Kelly will give us more options up front.”

Elliot King gave Flowserve the lead and Kelly added a second before the visitors hit back.

Elliot King (orange) gave Flowserve the lead in their Notts Senior League Senior Cup clash. 090917LSP4-3
Elliot King (orange) gave Flowserve the lead in their Notts Senior League Senior Cup clash. 090917LSP4-3

Kelly restored the two-goal advantage with the terrific overhead kick after good work by King.

'Challenge is to maintain this form'

Further fine build-up play involving King and Jamie Lloyd gave Price the chance to make it 4-1.

The striker added a late fifth after Magdale had replied again at a corner.

Flowserve, who have been hit by injuries and player unavailability this season, lost defender Rick Brewer to a knee injury after just ten minutes.

Flowserve’s Michael Attard races for possession. 090917LSP4-4
Flowserve’s Michael Attard races for possession. 090917LSP4-4

Roche said: “The frustrating thing has been having to make changes each week because players are not available for one reason or another.

“We want to be able to put out a consistent squad week in week out.”

Flowserve return to league action tomorrow evening at Gedling Southbank.

Roche added: “We are top and have a game in hand, but we are there to be shot at.”

“The challenge is to maintain this form.”