IT wasn’t about the goals BULWELL scored in their latest victory in the Notts Senior League, Senior Division — but more about those they missed!
The Bulls defeated solid Kimberley Miners Welfare 2-0 to make it six wins from seven unbeaten games. But it could have been seven or eight without a hatful of missed opportunities — the main culprit being Allan Jeffries, who might have added two more hat-tricks to his already-impressive tally for the season.
Bulwell were also repeatedly denied by the Kimberley ‘keeper, who pulled off several superb saves, including two from point-blank range early doors to foil Jeffries and John Manders.
As Jeffries wasted another opening after good work on the left-wing by new signing and man-of-the-match Carl Horder, it was a miracle that the score remained goalless at half-time.
Thankfully, Bulwell flew out the blocks for the second period and scored straight away as Ryan King pounced when a corner wasn’t cleared and the ball bobbled loose.
Horder and Manders then went close before Jeffries squandered a one-on-one, sliced a shot wide with the ‘keeper lying stricken on the other side of his goal, and also hit the bar!
But the points were at last sewn up when substitute Robbie ‘Young Steptoe’ England headed in at the far post from a Jamie Carter corner.
BULWELL LINE-UP — Wheat J./ Gretton S., Ward, Soar D., Knight, Horder, Keetley J., Moore, Manders, Jeffries, King. Subs: Banister, Carter J., England.