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Leaders are held by Dragons

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GREEN Dragon fought out a six-goal thriller at the weekend in the Premier Premier Division clash at league leaders Nuthall.

On a bobbly and boggy pitch Nuthall had the first opening as Jamie Taylor pulled off a fine save, while at the other end Danny Humphries was also denied.

But the lead went to Dragons on six minutes when Humphreys crossed for Josh Haskey to score with a bullet of a shot.

Dragons then survived when a Nuthall shot hit the bar, dropped down in front of the goal line and was hooked clear by debutant full-back Aaron Cotterill.

But Nuthall then equalised with a shot that wrong-footed Taylor, before Dragons went back in front before half-time as Matt Lucas added to his season’s tally.

But the hosts came out fighting for the second-half and were to level again early on as a scuffed shot found the net.

Dragons struck again around the hour mark, Lucas netting his second after Kane Matthews’ quality cross.

But once again Nuthall battled back to equalise when after Taylor had saved the first effort, the ball fell to the home striker who made no mistake.

Nuthall had a man sent off late on but the points were ultimately shared.

T8s remain undefeated after a 3-1 win over Plough Barflies.

Hosts Barflies nearly went in front after five minutes when Ricky Hodgson saw his shot brilliantly saved by stand-in keeper Jack Walker.

T8s then took the lead on 30 minutes as Chay Betteridge’s header was caught by keeper Matt Innies only for him to step back into the net ball in hand.

T8s started the second-half well and Jack Allen and Damo Mann both went close to scoring.

At the other end, Dave Marlow then saw his header come back off the bar as Barflies sought a route back into the game.

Eventually T8s extended their lead when Andy Start netted from the spot after McDermott had been fouled.

Start then lobbed the keeper for T8s’ third, before Adam Solloman’s late goal gave the hosts a consolation.

There was no match for Station Hotel in Premier Division One, but in Premier Two, second-placed The Masons were held at a resilient Premiere Travel,

Michael Morrell, Jake Bennett and Keiran Shortland notched for the hosts and Jake Hinchcliffe with two and Ashley Dobb levelled the outcome.

In Division Two, Top Valley were 1-0 winners at The Empire Hucknall.

In the Notts Sunday Combination Premier Division, Athletico T8s had a bad day at the office in a 6-2 defeat at Sycamore St Ann’s 6-2.

AFC Rolls Royce saw their game with South Notts Spartans called off.

 

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