Bulwell take local derby honours

GOOD IMPACT: Allan Jeffries scored during Bulwell's 2-1 win over Hucknall Rolls Royce Leisure.
GOOD IMPACT: Allan Jeffries scored during Bulwell's 2-1 win over Hucknall Rolls Royce Leisure.
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BULWELL maintained their 100 per cent start to the Notts Senior League season with a 2-1 win at local rivals Hucknall Rolls Royce Leisure.

The Bulls started well as Allan Jeffries, in for the missing Scott Litchfield, almost opened the scoring inside three minutes with a header.

The home side couldn’t contain the rampant Bulls’ sleek passing football and Ryan King was the architect on nine minutes with some excellent work down the right only to see Jake Keetley hit the post and Jeffries’ effort from the rebound was saved by the experienced Neil Waters.

Rolls did muster a chance on 15 but a tame overhead kick was easily gathered by James Wheat.

Jeffries saw two more efforts go close as the Bulls pressure continued, Jamie Walker then hitting the bar and King blazing over when through on goal before half-time.

Jamie Moore replaced Keetley, who was struggling after illness, at half-time and made an immediate impact, firstly going close with a lob and then floating in a corner which was headed in by Jay Knight for the opener.

Conor Carter was put through on goal after beating the offside trap but the bar again saved Rolls’ blushes, but the second goal finally came on 70 when Jeffries lobbed the keeper from 20yards,.

The home side failed to give Wheat any trouble throughout the game, but yet again a lack of concentration from substitute Marek Vipond allowed Rolls to half the deficit with six minutes to go.

The Bulls held on but will be frustrated by the lack of goals given the number of chances they are creating.

Bulwell: Wheat, Murdock, McCaughey (MOM), Knight, Soar, Keetley (Moore 45), King, Niblett, Jeffries (Wilkinson 71), Carter, Walker (Vipond 60).