With defending champions T8’S now history, the tag of best Sunday team in Hucknall is up for grabs. And it looks as if GREEN DRAGON are ready to assume the mantle.
Dragon won the latest Hucknall derby, edging out BARFLYS H2O 2-1 to move up to sixth in the table.
In front of a big crowd Barflys took a tenth minute lead when Tom Coupe rifled a shot from the edge of the area through a sea of legs.
However, Dragon quickly responded not only with an equaliser from Danny Taylor but also with what proved to be the winner from Jonny Bernard.
Stalwart goalkeeper Jamie Taylor then preserved the points with a couple of brilliant saves in the second half.
Norma Hatfield’s side now sit a point in front of STATION HOTEL (HUCKNALL), while Barflys are almost certain to finish bottom, although T8’s’ disbandment could win them a reprieve from relegation.
To ease fixture congestion, Station were involved in a double-header last Sunday morning, losing both games 1-0 to struggling Clumber.
The Hucknall team’s sorry failure in front of goal (they have scored only 15 in 16 matches) was in evidence again. Clumber’s winning strikes came from Lewis Severn just 11 seconds from the end of the first encounter and then Channon Small early on in the second.
IN PREMIER Division Two, AFC H2O wrapped up their campaign with a 4-1 defeat at home to champions-elect Birchover Park.
Rory Smith netted for the Hucknall outfit, who have finished fourth in the nine-team division. But goals from Sam Mannion (2), Frazer Campbell and James Owen eased the visitors to victory.
Meanwhile THE EMPIRE battled their way to a creditable 1-1 draw against high-riding MIS United, courtesy of a strike from Kieran Shortland. Empire still have three more matches to play in the closing weeks of the season.
THE championship charge of BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE gathered more momentum with a sparkling 5-0 eclipse of Strelley in Senior Division Three.
Determined to mark their first season in the league with the title, Bestwood romped home with goals from Adam Price-Henson (2), Sean Eaton, Darren Ward and Rhys Scotton. Bestwood still have five games remaining..