Rolls in a thriller as debutant hits the late winner

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HUCKNALL Rolls Royce Leisture were involved in a seven-goal thriller as they won 4-3 away at FC Cavs.

Rolls were without several key players. Adam Solloman was unavailable and new signings, brothers Jack and Kane Matthews, were playing in the All England Church Cup

And it seemed to have proved costly as Cavs went 2-0 up by the half-hour mark thanks largely to individual errors.

But Rolls rolled up their sleeves and pegged the home side back to 2-2 by half-time.

First skipper Aaron Short beat the keeper to a Billy Brooks cross and then, on 41 minutes, Jack Allen reacted quickest to stab the ball home following a goalmouth scramble after another ball in from Brooks.

Rolls were behind once again, however, midway through the second-half when Cavs scored from a corner, midfielder Ashley Marshall inexplicably heading into his own net at the near post.

But Hucknall refused to lie down and after one penalty shout had been refused when Allen had seemingly been tripped, they equalised on 80 minutes when Matt Rick was blocked off in the box and Marshall made amends by confidently tucking away the spot kick.

A point was the least their efforts deserved but Cavs wasted a great chance six minutes from time by blasting over the bar from 12 yards out.

Rolls then snatched all three points in the last couple of minutes when Rick again riggled to the byline and pulled the ball back for debutant Rogers, who had been drafted in from Rolls’ successful reserve side, to squeeze in at the near post.

This weekend Rolls are at Sandhurst with a 2pm kick-off.

Rolls: Pearson, Hulme, Short, Duncan, Tolley, Rogers, Brooks, Marshall, Smith, Rick, Allen. Subs not used: Conn, Bettridge, Bainbridge.