Hucknall football hopes to wrap up a mediocre season on a high next week when landing one of the county’s most sought-after pieces of silverware.
Unusually, the town has failed to win a single trophy, either on Saturdays or Sundays, during the 2013/14 campaign.
But Hucknall Rolls Leisure hope to put that right next Tuesday night when they take on Boots Athletic in the final of the Notts Senior League’s (NSL) Senior Cup.
It’s a repeat of the final three years ago, which Boots won 3-1. Within days, their team had broken up as players joined clubs higher up the non-league ladder. Now Rolls are warm favourites as they sit nine places and fully 30 points above Boots in the Senior Division table.
What’s more, Jez Corthorn and Jonathan ‘Toddy’ Wass’s team have done the double over Boots in the league, including a 2-0 win only three weeks ago.
However, Rolls need to shrug off the disappointment of falling at the final hurdle in the race for the Senior Division championship.
The final kicks off at 7.30 pm at Arnold Town’s Eagle Valley Stadium ground on Oxton Road, Arnold.
Elsewhere in the Dispatch district, Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves were hoping to lift the NSL’s Junior Cup last night (Thursday).
But other success in a low-key campaign has been restricted to Bulwell side Empire winning the Notts Sunday Combination’s Premier Division and Bestwood Miners Welfare being crowned champions of the Notts Sunday Morning League’s Senior Third Division.