Mixed fortunes for Hucknall Sunday teams in county cups

HUCKNALL Town Sunday marched into the next round
HUCKNALL Town Sunday marched into the next round
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It was a case of one in, one out when Hucknall’s top two Sunday sides tackled the Second Round (last 16) of the Notts FA Sunday Senior County Cup.

For while HUCKNALL TOWN SUNDAY marched into the quarter-finals with a 4-1 win away to Kimberley Miners Welfare, of the Notts Combination, HALF MOON were beaten 5-3 at RHP Sports and Social, of the Newark Alliance.

Town produced some fine approach play that earned them a three-goal lead by the interval of their tie. Kimberley pulled one back before Elliott Christie netted his second of the morning to seal the victory. Christian Mantezola netted the other two goals.

Moon, who reached the semis last season when going by the name of Green Dragon, looked to be heading for extra-time at RHP, with the score locked at 3-3. But two late goals won it for the home side.

Earlier Norma Hatfield’s side had battled back from 2-0 down thanks to strikes from Calum Curtis, who fired home off the underside of the bar just before the break and then sidefooted home a loose ball just after the break.

Even though RHP restored their advantage, Moon replied immediately, courtesy of a swerving shot by striker Matt Lucas, and then they bombarded the home goal, only to be denied by the crossbar and a goalline clearance.

The Hucknall side also had penalty shots for handball turned down, although man-of-the-match goalkeeper Jamie Taylor made some stupendous saves at the other end too.

HUCKNALL interest in the Notts FA Sunday Intermediate County Cup came to an end with the Second Round (last 16) exit of ATHLETICO T8’S.

Athletico travelled to Retford to play BRSA, who play in Division One of the Gainsborough and District Sunday League. But they returned home with their tails between their legs after an 8-3 spanking.

Aiden England, Marc Thornley and Luke Wells were all on target for the locals, but BRSA were in irrestible form at the other end to surge into the quarter-finals.