The latest Hucknall derby in Premier Division Two of the NOTTS SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE belonged to jubilant AFC H20.
For H2O were too strong for THE EMPIRE, easing to a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Dan Poole and Paul Prewett.
The result consolidated fifth position in the table for H2O, who remain handily poised for a promotion push, only three points behind leaders Birchover Park.
For Empire, who have now lost six of their nine matches, the season is deteriorating into a scrap to avoid relegation to the Senior Section.
Also in Premier Two, a third Hucknall team, ATHLETICO T8’S, showed what they are capable of when defeating one of H2O’s high-riding rivals, The Crown Inn.
Victory would have lifted Crown to the top of the table. But instead mid-table Athletico inflicted a 5-3 defeat with some of their best football of the season.
The five goals were shared by Ryan Orton, who grabbed a brace, Aidan England, Jamie Brown and debutant Luke Wells.
Replying for the visitors were Conor Croft, Danny Walker and Adam Walker.
THE miserable season of BARFLYS H20 continued with their eighth defeat in ten matches in the Premier Premier Division of the Notts Sunday Morning League.
For the second week running, bottom-of-the-table Barflys were involved in a tight contest -- this time at home to title-chasing Nuthall.
But a last-minute goal by Tobias Richardson finally sealed a 2-0 triumph for the second-placed visitors.
To be fair, Nuthall had created, and missed, a raft of chances after taking a lead inside the first quarter of an hour through Ryan Johnson.
Also in the top flight, the matches involving league champions T8’S and GREEN DRAGON were postponed because of waterlogged pitches, while STATION HOTEL (HUCKNALL) were without a fixture. Dragon and T8’s play each other this coming Sunday.
THE only match to beat the rainy weather in Senior Division Two of the Notts Sunday Morning League saw THE NABB INN celebrate a welcome win at home to Top Valley.
The Hucknall outfit edged to a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Adam Parkinson and Kemarnae McIndoe, with Simon Bedding replying for Top Valley.
Determined BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE bounced back to their best after their shock exit from the league cup the previous week.
Title-chasing Bestwood won 5-1 away to bottom-of-the-table Kingswell Rangers to extend their 100% record in the Senior Third Division of the Notts Sunday Morning League to eight matches.
David Donachie netted two of the goals, while Glenn Robinson and Cliff Knowles added to an own goal to complete the scoring.