Top two share six-goal draw

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SLOPPY Hucknall outfit T8s escaped with a share of the spoils from a 3-3 draw with tabletoppers Nuthall in the Premier Premier Division of the Notts Sunday Morning League (NSML).

The opening was symptomatic of a below-par day for T8s as they went behind in the very first minute.

A ball out wide wasn’t closed down quick enough and after a low cross, the unmarked Nuthall striker, Jason Russell, blasted home from six yards.

T8s managed to get the scores level through Jack Allen but again handed the guests the lead when a back pass to the keeper was left short and it was a simple task for Ryan Johnson to round the home keeper.

Despite their errors at the back, the Hucknall side stuck to their task and again levelled through Andy Start and even started to gain control of the game.

This paid off when Chay Betteridge swung a free kick straight into the top corner to earn an unlikely lead.

But all the good work was undone two minutes after the restart as Nuthall levelled courtesy of some non-existent marking and a simple finish by Russell. The rest of the game fizzled out leaving the statisticians to record what was probably a fair result.

n ELSEWHERE in Premier Premier, PLOUGH BARFLIES had to fight all the way to secure a 4-3 win over by bottom side Trowsers. Dave Marlow, Joe Ashurst, Richard Harrison and Dave Warden netted for Barflies, while Jody Hughes (2) and Fearon were on target for Trowsers.

n TOP-of-the-table STATION HOTEL were in sizzling for as they put five past Nottingham Rangers without reply in Premier Division One of the NSML.

Dean Longdon and Daniel Draycott grabbed a brace apiece for the locals with Tom Crisp also on the scoresheet.

n WITH games in hand, THE MASONS are handily placed in Premier Division Two after a goals-laden 6-3 win over County NALGO helped them into second spot.

Masons raced into a two-goal lead in the first 20 minutes with goals from Jake Hinchcliffe and Sean Williams but were pegged back by strikes from from Carl Wilson and Simon Warburton before an own goal gave the hosts the lead on half time. However, it was one way traffic in the second period with Hinchcliffe, Grant Hughes (2) and Ryan Briodie adding to the tally.

n TWO goals from Jonathan Underwood and one from Will Bennett ensured PREMIERE TRAVEL keep up the pressure on the top sides in Premier Two with a 3-0 win at Rempstone.

n HIT-and-miss ATHETICO T8S slumped to their second defeat in a row at home to Phoenix Athletic in the Premier Division of the Notts Sunday Combination.

A poor showing in the first half found the home team 3-0 at half-time — a scoreline that would remain unchanged for the remainder of the 90 minutes.

In Division One of the Combination, AFC ROLLS-ROYCE picked up full points with a 4-2 win over Sporting Wheelbarrow. Josh Broad grabbed a brace, while Jamie Start and Jonty Bradshaw also got on the scoresheet. Sajid Mohammed and Conor Scott replied for Wheelbarrow.