A long break from league action proved well worth the wait for HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-15S WHITE, who beat ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-15S in a keenly-contested local derby.
What’s more, the 2-0 success was Sports’s first win of the season in the Saturday First Division of the Notts Youth League. And it exacted revenge for a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the same rivals in the league cup two weeks earlier.
Laying siege to the Rolls goal, Sports looked the better side from the outset and opened the scoring when James Hallam, who terrorised his markers all afternoon, got on the end of a clever through-ball from Maleek Batten to steer the ball past ‘keeper Eddie Ridley.
It was soon two as Mitch Davies smashed home a header from a corner to the far post. And further shots from Batten and Dante Diriso clattered the woodwork, while Ridley had to be at his best to keep out a Charlie Blatherwick rocket.
The second half was an intense midfield battle, with a few tackles that brought tears to the eyes. But Sports soaked up Rolls’s pressure, with man-of-the-match Kieran Green epitomising their stout defending.
GOALS from Andreas Kokkinou and Liam Burley earned HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-18S RED a fine 2-0 victory away to Keyworth United in the Sunday Second Division of the Notts Youth League.
Kokkinou struck in the first half when outjumping the defence to head home from a Burley corner. And Burley struck after the interval when flicking the ball over the ‘keeper after Sam Stewart had glanced on a fine low cross into the box by Ash Roberts.
Stewart also had a header cleared off the line as Warriors created lots of chances. The man-of-the-match award went to Kieron Moran for a commanding defensive performance.
PLENTY of possession, but not much luck. That was the story for HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-12S RED, who slid to a 3-0 defeat against FC Cavaliers in the Saturday 11-A-Side Division of the Young Elizabethan League.
In en end-to-end first half, Warriors started well. But Cavaliers opened the scoring just before the break when a clearance wasn’t cleared, and they toepoked home their second early in the second period after winning a cheap free-kick for an accidental handball.
A third goal came from a direct free-kick, but at least Warriors signed off with a flourish. Owen Burke hit a post with a chip and they should have scored when the home ‘keeper saved a Curtis Rigley penalty, awarded for a foul on Smith.
JUBILANT HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-11S WHITE clinched promotion from the Sunday Third Division of the Young Elizabethan League when stretching their 100% record to eight matches.
Now, after a 7-0 crushing of Karimia, Sports need just one more win to take the title too.
Piling on the pressure from the off, they were soon ahead with a goal from Jude Brough -- and led 6-0 by the interval thanks to further strikes from Kian Stevenson, Josh Vere, Keegan Stubbs-Booth and a brace from Malaki Wooldridge.
It was more of the same in the second period, with Vere netting his second and Brough receiving the man-of-the-match award.
BOUNCING back from a disappointing defeat the previous week, HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-10S WHITE beat West Bridgford Dynamo 4-2 to keep in touch with the leaders in the Saturday Third Division of the Young Elizabethan League.
A fine pass by Declan ‘Messi’ Jackson set up the opening goal for Jayden Goodman, who took on a defender and placed his shot in the bottom corner.
Jackson scored number two himself after good work by Goodman and man-of-the-match Kenan Burton. And as Sports continued their silky display in the second half, Goodman set up Jack Harrison for the third goal.
Bridgford gave the locals a scare by pulling two goals back. But Sports wrapped up the points with Ciaran McBride’s fifth goal in four games.