Comeback seals Rolls victory and AFC win again

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HUCKNALL Rolls Leisure bounced back from being a goal down at half-time as they overcame Bilborough Town 3-1 in the Notts Senior League, Senior Division last Saturday.

Having fallen behind in the first-half, Rolls took advantage of the fact Bilborough have several talented individuals but failed to operate enough as a team, ultimately fighting back to take all three points.

Jack Allen struck his fourth goal in four games with a left-foot volley at the far post after 55 minutes to bring the two sides level in style.

Then debutant Jack Matthews put Hucknall in front with a 25-yard screamer into the top corner 20 minutes from time.

Matthews’ brother, Kane, then sealed the win with a sublime finish off the underside of the bar after beating Bilborough’s defence for pace.

Rolls currently sit seventh in the league but are homing in on the top four now, with there being just five points separating them from second-placed Clifton. Rolls will head to fifth-placed Burton Joyce this weekend in confident mood.

n ROLLS LINE-UP — Waters, Hulme, Duncan, Short, Tolley, Rogers (Smith 75), J Matthews, Brooks, Betteridge, Allen, Rick (K Matthews 60).

n THE YOUNGSTERS of HUCKNALL TOWN AFC put in a superb performance to collect only their second win of the season in the South Division of the Central Midlands League.

What’s more, they avenged a defeat by oppponents Nottingham United earlier in the season courtesy of a 3-0 success away from home.

It was an all-round solid team display peppered with three quality goals — two from top scorer Kamar Davis and one from Joe Lomax.

Town defended really well and fit-again goalkeeper James Beddingham played his part with a second-half penalty save.

The win was no more than AFC deserved after failing to pick up rewards from recent positive performances.

What’s more, the success fired the club another place up the table in their bid to avoid the wooden spoon.