Rutland Arms Rovers quit the Alliance on Sunday — a decision Neil Riley, who ran the club, described as heart-wrenching.
Flowserve marched on at the top of the Notts Senior League Premier Division with their seventh successive league win and their eighth in all competitions, a 3-0 win at Gedling Southbank.
Dronfield Town Reserves scored a late goal to deny Newark Town a share of the spoils.
Interim manager Ricky Hunter had to come on as a substitute as injuries and player unavailability again took their toll on Newark Town, who lost 5-2 at Welbeck Lions.
A spectacular overhead-kick goal by Nathan Kelly on his debut was the highlight as Flowserve maintained their 100% start to the season.
Interim manager Ricky Hunter remained upbeat as Newark Town followed their first win of the season — a midweek 3-1 success at Dronfield Town Reserves — with a 4-2 home defeat to Brodsworth Welfare.
Joint manager Craig Roche insisted Flowserve would not get carried away by their good start as his side hit the goal trail on their way to the top of the Notts Senior League Premier Division.
New-look Newark Town showed some promising signs in their opening Central Midlands League North match against Askern.
Newark Town’s playing start to the season has been delayed after manager Tony Joynes stepped down and his new assistant, Ricky Hunter, was named interim boss.
Newark Town have announced the resignation of manager Tony Joynes - just a week before the start of the new season.
It was all change at Newark Flowserve FC on Tuesday evening as Stephen Kirkham returned to the Notts Senior League Premier Division club as joint manager.
Southwell City put in a terrific pre-season performance on Saturday.