HARD-working AFC Hucknall’s young side fell 2-0 at home to Southwell City on Wednesday night in the South Division of the Central Midlands League, despite dominating large periods of the game.
Southwell scored with a soft free header from a corner on 25 minutes and a harsh penalty in the 80th. But these were the only chances they had on goal for the whole game as Town out-played and battled for everything in a brave and entertaining performance which deserved at the very least a draw.
Southwell resorted to niggly foul after foul in order to stop Town playing and were extremely fortunate the referee was not so brave when Jordan Sanders had his standing leg taken from under him when through in Southwell’s penalty box after ten minutes only for a goal kick to be awarded.
Town’s Kamar Davis caused all sorts of problems for Southwell’s defence and Jeremy Moran and Connor Bramhill were outstanding.
Following another over the top tackle from a frustrated Southwell player the ref finally brandished a red card, but it had little bearing and Town saw one of their own, Ben Waplington also sent off for the incident which led to the penalty.
h other in the penalty box, penalty also given and scored - which his assistant in line with play never flagged for.
Nothing wrong with the performance at all against an experienced side, but thats been the case all season apart from the Sutton and Calverton games - again 8 of Town’s starting line up were 18 or under and they really deserve a slice of luck!!!