THE PLIGHT of Hucknall Town hit a new low on the first day of 2013 as they were hammered 13-0 — after only managing to find eight players.
The very future of the club is in doubt and they suffered a painful drubbing on New Year’s Day away from home at the hands of Loughborough Dynamo in Division One South of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.
It follows on from their previous outing on Boxing Day when they were battered 8-1 at home by derby rivals Rainworth Miners Welfare.
Loughborough themselves are at the wrong end of the table after winning just six games all season before meeting The Yellows.
But Town find themselves in dire straits after seeing their chairman, Derek Blow, and managers Gary Sucharewycz and Ian Robinson, leave last month.
It has all happened against a backdrop of the money at the club running out and them having to return to amateur status with no ability to pay players.
In the aftermath there was a mass exodus of the playing staff with the club now barely able to scrape a squad together.
At Loughborough they came up with the bare minimum of eight to at least get the game on.
What followed was a procession for the home side as they opened the scoring in the eighth minute through Robert Norris.
Amazingly it was only 2-0 at the break.
But in the second half, Loughborough ran in 11 goals, including an amazing SEVEN in the first nine minutes after the break!
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