Bulwell cash in on points deductions after Harrowby resignation

LEADING THE BULLS BY THE HORNS -- Joe Harrison in the thick of things for Bulwell in their win over Eastwood Community.

LEADING THE BULLS BY THE HORNS -- Joe Harrison in the thick of things for Bulwell in their win over Eastwood Community.

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Hopes that BULWELL can grab the runners-up prize in the Central Midlands League’s South Division were given a sizeable shot in the arm by the resignation of another club.

Struggling Grantham outfit Harrowby Saints have quit the league, meaning all their results have been expunged.

But while that has led to many clubs losing between three and six points, Bulwell have escaped without any deduction. That’s because they played Harrowby only once -- and lost 5-2! As a result, their 2-1 victory over Eastwood Community left them clear second in the table.

It also avenged a shock defeat at the hands of Eastwood the previous month, with two quickfire goals early in the second half proving just enough. First man-of-the-match Dwayne Soar advanced from the back before feeding Jake Fisher to smash home. And then Richard Saunders picked out Conor Carter, who coolly chipped the ‘keeper.

Eastwood replied moments later when substitute Matt Clowes played a superb ball to strike partner Lee Bull, who slotted under goalie Matt Simpson. And a gung-ho finale led to chances at both ends, with Bulwell hitting a post but Leon Roberts and Jay Knight making goalline clearances.

BULWELL LINE-UP (4-4-2) -- Simpson/ Roberts, Knight, Soar, Saunders/ Chadwick A., Nutt, Chadwick D., Harrison J./ Fisher, Carter. SUBS: Deavin (for Harrison 76), Towle L. (for Nutt 76), Moore.

BULWELL’S match away to Central Midlands League, South Division champions-elect Mickleover Royals on Wednesday night was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch at the Raygar Stadium.

It will now be played on Wednesday 22nd April. After Harrowby Saints’s resignation, The Bulls have only one other fixture before the end of the season. That is at home to struggling Southwell City on Saturday 11th April.