New training tops inspired a return to winning form by the lads of HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-11S WHITE in the Young Elizabethan League.
After two disappointing results, including an exit from the cup, Sports bounced back with a 3-2 victory over Long Eaton United Red in the Saturday Second Division. And they’re sure the smart tops, kindly bought by Kevin and Lorraine Wood, did the trick!
“All the team would like to say a big thankyou to Kevin and Lorraine,” said manager Rob Goodman.
Sports played some good pasing football and won despite twice going a goal down -- firstly when Brad Greatorex caught them on the break.
The goal of the season so far -- a 20-yard free-kick straight into the top corner by man-of-the-match Sam O’Hanlon -- brought Sports level by the interval before Colm Keegan-O’Kane restored Long Eaton’s lead.
The Hucknall boys refused to let their heads drop and were rewarded with two goals in the last ten minutes. First, Kieran Payne drove home a pass by Jack Harrison and then superb work by O’Hanlon teed up Kenan Burton, whose shot gave the ‘keeper no chance.
AFTER eight straight defeats, relieved ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-14S finally celebrated their first win of the season in the Saturday Third Division of the Young Elizabethan League.
And above anyone else, they had one player to thank for their success -- striker Travis Shooter, who scored all four of their goals. Mind you, his heroics weren’t enough to land him the man-of-the-match award. That honour went to Kenan Jobling.
In the same division, HUCKNALL HARRIER UNDER-14S YELLOW shared a 3-3 draw in a cracking top-of-the-table clash with Breaston Park. Ras Burrows, Liam Cartledge and Lewis Riley-Phoenix netted Harrier’s goals.