Newly-promoted STATION HOTEL (HUCKNALL) breathed a huge sigh of relief after regaining the winning thread at last in the NOTTS SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE’S Premier Premier Division.
Station, who romped to the Premier First Division title last term without losing, had found things tough since winning their first two games of the new season.
They had lost their next three league games and also bowed out of both cup competitions.
But they bounced back last weekend with a 3-2 victory away to bottom-of-the-table Trowsers to gain revenge for a penalty-shootout defeat against the same side in the county cup in October.
Elliott Christie gave Station a tenth-minute lead, latching on to a well-flighted free-kick to power home.
And after Tommy Kemp had raced through a static defence to blast an equaliser, the Hucknall team restored their lead with a bizarre own goal when a defender inadvertently deflected home a diagonal cross from the edge of his box.
Trowsers piled on the pressure in the second half -- to the extent that they hit the woodwork four times. But they paid the price for missed chances when Station broke away to make it 3-1 through Bryn Bailey.
A consolation goal from Toby King with virtually the last kick of the match was too little too late to spoil Station’s day.
NO other Dispatch district sides were in action in the Premier Section -- but both THE NABB INN and BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE picked up satisfactory results in the Senior Section.
Nabb held fellow mid-tablers East Bridgford Rangers to a 1-1 draw away from home in Division Two, thanks to a goal from Shane Brown.
While Bestwood extended their 100% record in Division Three to six matches with a 2-1 victory at home to struggling Trent Bridgford Tigers.
Greg Mitchell netted both Bestwood goals.