Hat-trick heroes McBride and O’Hanlon inspire Hucknall Sports

HAT-TRICKS for Ciaran McBride and Sam O'Hanlon
HAT-TRICKS for Ciaran McBride and Sam O'Hanlon

Hat-tricks by Ciaran McBride and Sam O’Hanlon helped HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-11S WHITE shrug off their worst performance of the season and bounce back to form in the Saturday Second Division of the Young Elizabethan League.

Sports knew they had to buck up their ideas after the 2-1 loss to fellow high-fliers Ravenshead Reds a fortnight earlier. And they duly put Gedling Southbank to the sword, strolling to a 6-0 victory.

They were in control from the off, with McBride giving them the lead before his second goal opened the floodgates in the second half. Two superb goals by Sam O’Hanlon, who placed the ball home after a run past four players and then hit a beauty from 20 yards, were followed by both players completing their trebles.

WEST Bridgford Eagles failed to land when rampant ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-18S gave them the bird in the Sunday Third Division of the Notts Youth League.

Rolls raced to a 14-0 victory that included four goals from Jack Cannon.

Doubles were bagged by Alejandro Johnson, Ryan Turton and Jack Hudson, and single strikes came from man-of-the-match Adam Ellis, Dominic Hayes, Nicholas Wain and Ethan Woodward.

BRAVE BULWELL ATHLETIC UNDER-16S RED were involved in a nine-goal thriller at home to Woodhouse Colts in the Sunday Third Division of the Notts Youth League.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (2), Prentice Gribbons and Lewis Jackson-Thomas were on the scoresheet for Athletic, whose man-of-the-match was Brandon Stapley -- only for Woodhouse to pip them with the help of a hat-trick by Lewis Hubbard.

TOP-of-the-table ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-15S showed no mercy to Newark Town in a 5-0 victory that earned them three more Notts Youth League, Saturday First Division points.

Man-of-the-match Josh Pearson netted two goals, as did Kielen Gretton. The other player on target was Moziah Selassie.

A FOUR-goal blast by Ryan Wood helped LINBY RANGERS UNDER-15S extend their unbeaten start to the Notts Youth League, Sunday Second Division season to seven matches.

Nathan Frith and Oliver Bradbury found the net too as Linby romped to a 6-1 success at home to Clifton All Whites Red -- their sixth victory of the campaign.

Four up at the interval, Linby were also indebted to terrific performances by Ryan Butler and Callum Gillan, who shared the man-of-the-match award.