It’s the mini-league within a league, exclusive to the Dispatch district. And at the halfway stage, Hucknall Town have swept to the top of the table after a 4-0 hammering of Bulwell last Saturday.
With all four of our top clubs playing in the Central Midlands League’s South Division, fans have the chance to decide who rules the roost in the Hucknall and Bulwell area.
No fewer than 12 local derbies were scheduled -- and after the first six, Town hold the bragging rights with two wins from their three games.
They have thrashed Hucknall Rolls Leisure, as well as Town, but they have also been on the receiving end of a 4-0 thumping by Linby Colliery Welfare.
Linby have lost 3-2 to Bulwell and 3-0 to Rolls, who have drawn 1-1 with Bulwell, as well as beating them 3-2 in a cup match, which doesn’t count for the derby table.
The CML table sees all four teams handily placed in what is proving to be a fascinating season. Linby are fifth with 21 points (only two points off second), while Town are sixth with 20 points, Bulwell seventh with 20 and Rolls eighth with 19.
Three more derbies are lined up before Christmas -- Town v Rolls on 29th November, Bulwell v Linby on 6th December and Rolls v Bulwell on 13th December.
DISPATCH DERBY STAKES
PL W D L F A Pt
Hucknall Town 3 2 0 1 9 5 6
Hucknall Rolls 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Bulwell 3 1 1 1 4 7 4
Linby CW 3 1 0 2 6 6 3