Reserves in seven heaven

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n LINBY Colliery Welfare Reserves were in scintillating form as they demolished Nottinghamshire Reserves 7-1 in Division Two of the Notts Senior League (NSL).

Ross Cheeseman hit a hat-trick for Linby in a comfortable win, with a 30-yard cracker from Darren Dickens, two from sub Paul Prewett and one from Matt Ball completing the rout.

Sixteen-year-old debutant goalkeeper Aaron Bradley had no chance with Perry Foster’s wonder-strike consolation for the visitors.

Meanwhile, an early strike from Adam Fox earned Linby’s under-18s a point against Shirebrook in the Mansfield Chad Youth League, Shirebrook equalising with a deflected effort in the second-half and Linby having a goal disallowed for offside.

n ROLLS-Royce Leisure Reserves fell to a 3-2 defeat at home to Beeston in Division One of the NSL.

The locals were a goal down in the opening few minutes when a ball over the top found the right-back out of position and veteran goalkeeper Neil Waters couldn’t prevent the ball going in at the near post.

Beeston’s second, ten minutes later, was an exact replica of the first, but for the remainder of the first period, Rolls put together some good flowing moves with Rick and Reece Jackson having good efforts saved.

Rolls started the second-half well and won a penalty early on, which Reece Jackson scored at the second time of asking after the goalkeeper had moved too early to save his first effort.

Another penalty was then awarded to Rolls, but this time Reece’s effort was saved, though his blushes were spared as he headed home the resultant corner.

But Beeston netted the winner when a corner caused a scramble in the penalty area and the ball was prodded home to seal the points.

Late pressure couldn’t save the game for Rolls Royce as they ran out of steam and time.