Former Hucknall Town legend Danny Bacon was forced to play second fiddle as The Yellows continued their sparkling form in the Central Midlands League’s South Division.
Veteran Bacon, hero of the 2005 run to the FA Vase final at Villa Park, was in the Blidworth Welfare side that visited Watnall Road last Saturday. But he could not prevent Town striding to a worthy 2-0 victory to return to the top five in the table.
A crowd of more than 100 watched a quality game, with both goals coming from midfielder Cameron Davidson either side of half-time.
In the 37th minute, a good move started on the left by Elliott Pitt was finished with a Ben Waplington cross that was smashed home on the run by Davidson at the back post. And 11 minutes into the second period, a right-wing cross by Leon Aikman saw Davidson arriving again at the far stick.
Town, who caused problems down both flanks, could have scored more as Aikman rattled the crossbar and striker Aaron Evans saw two shots well saved. While at the other end, the defence, marshalled by inspirational skipper Joe Atkinson, was in a mean mood to clean up any threat posed by a Blidworth side much better than their current league position suggests.
Manager Andy Graves says he is delighted with the depth of talent and team spirit in his squad at present.
TOWN LINE-UP (4-5-1) -- Beddingham/ Maxwell, Leak, Atkinson, Pitt/ Davidson, Robinson, Harding, Aikman, Waplington/ Evans. SUBS: Henry (for Evans), Rigg (for Robinson), Clowes (for Waplington).