YOUTH FOOTBALL: Warriors hit Cavaliers for nine

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HUCKNALL Warriors U11s enjoyed a 9-0 win at home to FC Cavaliers in the YEL U11 Saturday League.

The first goal for Hucknall came when Henry Dilley cut in from the left and slotted home into the bottom corner

With the ever lively Dilley causing problems down the left he then provided a quality cross to the far post which evaded the Cavaliers defence and fell to the ever present Curtis Rigley who made no mistake and smashed the ball into the net to send his side into half-time 2-0 up.

Within five minutes of the re-start a fine ball through by Camryn Walker saw Jack Bradley race through the Cavaliers defence and round the keeper in calm fashion and he dispatched the ball into the open goal to make it 3-0.

Cavaliers unwittingly threw most players forward in the hope of a brisk comeback but in consequence left their goal stranded all alone and this is when the floodgates started to open with all the goals of the second-half due to the Warriors players taking full advantage of some poor defending.

Kian Williams scored his first goal for the team, while there were two goals for Connor Smith.

Joe Gillan then showed his class when he beat the Cavaliers midfield with two fine touches and found himself inches outside the box and lofted the ball over the keeper and into the top of the goal.

A powerful low shot by Rigley saw the ball bounce off an unlucky Cavaliers defender and into his own goal for the eighth, before Walker coolly slotted the ball home after some fine work by Owen Burke to make it 9-0 and to wrap up a fine display of football by this much improving Warriors team.

Hucknall Sports U14s edged past Rolls Royce 3-2 in a top-of-the-table clash in the Saturday Division 2A.

Rolls took the lead when Sports failed to deal with a loose ball in the box but, almost immediately, Hucknall got back on level terms when James Hallam burst onto a through ball and slotted home just before it could be gathered by the on-rushing opposition keeper.

But Sports could not hold onto the ball long enough before Rolls took the lead once more when Kal Orton’s punch fell to the feet of their striker for a chance that he really could not miss.

Hucknall were determined not to be outdone and they hit back in style when Hallam spun his man beautifully and then expertly guided the ball home to bring the scores level.

With the half drawing to a close Ellis Evans got on the end of a goalmouth scramble to put Sports into the lead at half-time when he smashed the ball home from close range.

No further goals followed in the second-half, a surprise given the breathless nature of the first, although Hallam and Jacob Barlow both went close to adding a fourth goal for Hucknall.

Rolls Royce U15s battled out a goalless draw with West Bridgford Giants in the NYL Saturday division Two.

Second-placed Rolls were up against the side four places below them and both teams closed each other down resulting in Rolls having the better of the first-half, going close through Jack Hudson and Kal O’Dowd.

In the second-half Rolls survived thanks to a goalline clearance from left-back Adam Corah and fine saves from stand-in keeper Ali Johnson, and with some fine tackles from Nick Wain.

At the other end Rolls nearly broke the deadlock with chances from Connor Clifford and Sam Trueman going awry and the points were shared.