Mauled Moon fail to pull down Trowsers

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Trowsers were in no mood to be pulled down when they visited Hucknall side HALF MOON (formerly Green Dragon) in the Premier Premier Division of the Notts Sunday Morning League.

For they gave Norma Hatfield’s side a lesson in creating an d taking chances, inflicting a 9-1 defeat.

Jake Hinchcliffe helped himself to no fewer than six of the goals, while Tommy Kemp, who plays for Bulwell on Saturdays, netted the other three.

Moon, who gave a debut to youngster Billy Boyce on the right flank, were missing too many key players. And a burst of three goals in five minutes midway through the firstg half completely took the wind out of their sails.

They did score a well-taken goal of their own, through striker Kyle Lester, but the rout would have been worsewithout a goalline clearance by Nathan Thomas.

Despite the scoreline, the man-of-the-match award still went to goalkeeper Ben Smith.

ALSO in the top flight, HUCKNALL TOWN SUNDAY (formerly Station Hotel) celebrated their first win of the new season.

Two goals from Corey Drewery and one from James Randall helped Town to a 3-1 success away to newly-promoted Birchover Park.

A MIXED bag of results awaited the four Hucknall teams in Premier Division One.

Relegated BARFLYS H20’S match was postponed, while ATHLETICO T8’S won, THE EMPIRE drew and AFC H2O lost.

Athletico were delighted to pick up a 4-2 victory at Top Valley United ahead of their big H2O derby with AFC this weekend.

Ryan Moulson (2), Aiden England and Ryan Tennant were on target, with Kieren Gilbert and Dave Warden replying for Top Valley.

A goal by Louis Minney earned The Empire a 1-1 draw at home to MIS United, for whom Greg Ellis found the net.

But not even three goals by the Richardson brothers -- two for Martin and one for Gary -- could save AFC H2o from a 4-3 defeat at home to ABP.

The visitors’ strikes were shared by Ricky Johal (2), Ed Smyth and Ayo Abbis.

A HAT-trick by Dominic Masotano fired THE NABB INN to an impressive 6-1 win in their second match of the Senior Second Division campaign.

Masotano’s treble was too much for Real United Sunday, whose only response was a goal from Ugiagbe Ugiagbe.

Also on the scoresheet for the Hucknall outfit were Karmane McIndoe with two and Gareth Wainwright with one.

In the same division, fellow Dispatch district side, BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE, took a break from league action to tackle the First Round of the Notts FA Sunday Minor County Cup.

Drawn against Knowhow United, Bestwood returned home with a solid 1-0 victory, courtesy of a goal from Darren Ward.

THE HONEYMOON period is over for new Hucknall side AFC DOWHAN, formed to commemorate car-crash victim Craig Dowhan.

For after comfortable victories in their opening two matches, Dowhan were brought down to earth with a bump by Major Oak.

Braces from Jake Corkhill and Harry Simpson, plus a single strike from Dan Norman, sentenced Paul Prewett’s team to a 5-0 defeat against an Oak side who have now won all three of their opening fixtures.