Sports stun leaders

Inspired HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-14S WHITE stunned tabletopping Lowdham Colts Black for the second time this season in the Young Elizabethan League.

Lowdham had been unbeaten in five games since losing 2-1 to Sports just after Christmas. But they were put in their place again as the locals eased to a 3-0 victory.

Sports were ahead from the opening minutes when Tom Eastwood drove low to the ‘keeper’s left to maintain his wonderful scoring record.

And the visitors had no time to recover before an exquisite ball from man-of-the-match Maleek Batten released Ellis ‘Welsh Wizard’ Evans, who skilfully clipped the ball over the onrushing goalie.

In the second half, the defensive unit of Kieran Green, captain Joe Newton, James Stenson and Dylan Smith repelled all that Lowdham could throw at them -- before Dante Diriso smashed home to seal the points.

Tyler Hallam’s first hat-trick for the club helped HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-13S to their first victory of the season in the Young Elizabethan League’s Sunday Third Division -- 3-1 at Riverside Rangers.

After a goalless first half, Warriors fell behind five minutes into the second. But the rest of the match belonged to Hallam, ploughing a lone but effective furrow up front..

The back four of Darren Pykett, Jamie Cresswell, captain Kyle Cork and Max Anthony deserved credit for defending well against a strong wind in the opening period.

A blistering second-half performance earned HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-10S WHITE their fifth win on the bounce in Sunday Division 2B of the Young Elizabethan League.

In a shaky first period, Sports fell behind to Team DNF White. But Reece Bird levelled before the break and then a hat-trick from Keegan Stubbs-Booth, a beauty from Reece Johns and a header from man-of-the-match Kian Stevenson resulted in a 6-1 win.

Two amazing wins inside a week kept HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-9S WHITE on top of Sunday Division 2A in the Young Elizabethan League.

In midweek, Sports thrashed bottom-of-the-table Pelican Colts 6-1 thanks to a first-half hat-trick by man-of-the-match Matthew Snell , followed by second-half goals from Owen Stubbs-Booth, Ashley Wood and Snell again.

And three days later, they were even more irrepressible against Karimia, easing home 8-1.

Snell netted two more, including what must be the goal of the season, while Stubbs-Booth also helped himself to a brace.

Man-of-the-match Ashley Wood started the ball rolling and also on target were Jayden Goodman with a volley, Jordan Brown with a rocket of a free-kick and Jack Harrison.

In both matches, Sports played some lovely passing football.