Swans give Hucknall Rolls the bird in last match of season

DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER -- Chay Bettridge (left), who scored the last goal of Rolls's season.

DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER -- Chay Bettridge (left), who scored the last goal of Rolls's season.

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The last game of HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE’S first season in the Central Midlands League’s South Division ended in a disappointing defeat.

A killer goal two minutes into injury-time by Guy Wilding condemned Rolls to a 2-1 reverse away to improved Derbyshire outfit, Swanwick Pentrich Road, which means they now look likely to finish tenth in the 15-team table.

Swanwick, who play on a very small pitch, boast a fine home record, and a strong wind added to Rolls’s problems in the first 25 minutes. They settled down to take the lead when Jack Smith was fouled for a penalty that Chay Bettridge converted. But as a poor, scrappy second half limped on, The Swans levelled when Shane Buckerfield was given time to finish after a long throw was not dealt with.

Brilliant saves denied Jack Allen and Josh Haskey as Rolls woke up. But the home team had the last word.

ROLLS LINE-UP (3-4-1-2) -- Walker/ Conn, Duncan, Brooks/ Smith R., Buckley, Haskey, Matthews K./ Bettridge/ Smith J., Allen J. SUBS: Marshall, Short, Allen H.