YOUTH FOOTBALL: Warriors put seven past Cavaliers in YEL Cup clash

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HUCKNALL Warriors U11s were in great form as they beat FC Cavaliers 7-2 in the Young Elizabethan League (YEL) Saturday 11-a-side Cup.

After falling behind early Warriors struck back when Curtis Rigley was hauled down in the box and Connor Smith fired home the penalty.

The Warriors came out in the second-half looking a different team and began to dominate the game, and from a corner the ball was scrambled out to Owen Burke who found the net.

It was then 3-1 as Joe Gillian netted from Jack Bradley’s pass, and Bradley himself made it four with a 20-yard volley.

Cavaliers pulled another back but Bradley scored the fifth for Warriors after yet another neat passing move.

And man-of-the-match Bradley went on to score his hat-trick to make it 6-2 with a fine finish from another series of good passing.

The seventh and final of the game was the first for Glen McDonald, who from yet another goalmouth scramble poked the ball in near the far post.

UNBEATEN Hucknall Sports U14s won promotion from Saturday Division 2A with a 2-1 win at West Bridgford Harriers.

Knowing a point would be enough, Sports started well with joint top scorer Tom Eastwood unlucky to see his great run and shot blaze over the crossbar early on.

The lively Dante Diriso setup another opening for Eastwood with a neat pass to split the defence but Harriers’ keeper did well and pushed the ball to safety.

Ryan Towle’s free-kick then went just wide but Mitch Davies went one better with a fine set piece not long afterwards, his effort curving around the wall and into the net.

Owen Everton nearly made it two but was just wide before Towle did get the second from the penalty spot after James Hallam had been fouled.

The second-half saw Bridgford fight back although Hucknall’s Ollie Bowley, Jacob Barlow and Hallam all tested the keeper.

A header from a corner reduced the arrears before keeper, and man-of-the-match, Kal Orton made a fine save one-on-one with the Harriers striker, which proved vital as Hucknall held on to seal their promotion.

HUCKNALL Sports Red won the U14s Sunday Division One with a 9-0 win against Teversal.

Bilson opened the scoring with a nice finish and Harrison made it two with a 25-yard free-kick.

Marsh’s fine finish made it three before half-time and Koral’s first for the club and Harrison’s 30-yard volley saw Hucknall 5-0 up.

Rizdon rifled in a sixth, Anderson a seventh and Noon-Brandy’s strong run made it eight, before Rizdon’s second rounded things off in style.

BULWELL Rangers enjoyed a 5-2 win over Gotham FC in the Notts Youth Cup.

Ryan Berry put Gotham 1-0 up and Sean Shelly added a second before the break.

Liam Towle’s penalty reduced the arrears after half-time and Tyrell Funnel-Myles’ fine cross was then turned in by Tommy Hall to make it 2-2.

The turnaround was complete when Funnel-Myles slotted in the third before George Cokkinoss saw his penalty saved.

Towle’s glancing header from Joel Deavin’s free-kick made it 4-2 though and the win was rounded off by Towel’s hat-trick late on.

Hucknall Warriors U18s drew 0-0 at home to Bingham Town Bisons in the NYL Division Three.

In a scrappy game played in very windy conditions, Luke Cook put in a good display in Warriors’ goal including a fine save in the first-half after a fierce shot came through a crowd of players.

Warriors’ best chances came from Macauley Spencer, Lewis Nixon and Regan Scott but ultimately the sides shard the points.

HUCKNALL Sports U10s Red could only raise a team of six players and they duly fell 5-2 to Moorgreen Colts.

Joshua Day in goal made several good saves early on but Colts took the lead onlly for Ciaran Perkins to level the scores after good work by Lewis Pewsey.

Colts again took the lead but once more Sports fought back and Pewsey took a ball from Spencer Kent before beating two challenges and finding the corner of the net.

Eventually Sports ran out of steam in the second-half and conceded three late goals, but a superb and courageous team effort from Hucknall deserved more.

HUCKNALL Sports U10 Whites fell by a similar 5-2 scoreline against St Ann’s.

St Ann’s were two up at the break, Sports keeper Kai Oliver breaking his wrist in the process of saving a first-half shot.

It was 3-0 shortly after half-time before Keegan Stubbs-Booth pulled one back, but despite the same player adding another late on to seal a man-of-the-match performance, the Saints’ superior finishing won the game.