Hucknall Town hit top three in debut season as Cheeseman saves Linby

BIG CHEESE -- two superb late goals by Ross Cheeseman (left) salvaged a point for Linby Reserves.
BIG CHEESE -- two superb late goals by Ross Cheeseman (left) salvaged a point for Linby Reserves.

Happy HUCKNALL TOWN RESERVES have hit the top three in their maiden season in the Central Midlands League’s Reserves Premier Division.

A single goal by Macauley Spencer was enough to beat Eastwood Community Reserves 1-0 at Watnall Road last Saturday and lift The Yellows into third spot, only one point behind Thoresby Colliery Welfare Reserves.

TOWN RESERVES LINE-UP -- Packard/ Davies, Henrys C., Henrys J., Mugadza, Poyser, Rafferty, Rigg, Spencer, Waplington, Whitemore. SUBS: Golding, Mellors.

TWO superb goals in the last three minutes earned injury-ravaged LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE RESERVES an excellent 3-3 draw at Ashland Rovers in their latest Notts Senior League, First Division match.

Having beaten Ashland’s reserves in the league’s junior cup semi-finals, Linby trailed the Kirkby club’s first-team 3-1, despite a 43rd minute equaliser from Craig Gould.

But captain Ross Cheeseman emerged as the point-saving hero with two terrific strikes -- the first a 35-yard screamer into the top corner and the second a far-post volley from Az Potter’s cross.

THE inconsistency of HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE RESERVES reared its ugly head again when they crashed 5-1 at Gedling Southbank in the Notts Senior League’s First Division. With Andy Start on the mark, Rolls were holding Southbank at the break, but capitulated in the second period.