Bestwood crowned champions in first season in league

BESTWOOD Miners Welfare have been crowned champions
BESTWOOD Miners Welfare have been crowned champions

As the season draws to a close in the NOTTS SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE, a team in the basement division has stolen the limelight.

Stand up BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE, who have been crowned champions in their first season in the league.

Bestwood completed a magnificent campaign with a couple of victories that enabled them to seal the title by six clear points.

Last midweek, they triumphed 3-0 away to Strelley before winning 5-0 at Bilborough Rangers in their final match last Sunday.

The goals were scored by Rocky Bennett-Bull, Greg Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, Darren Ward and Reece Knight.

After a season in which they have won 16 of their 18 league games, losing only one, Bestwood could be promoted more than one division.

AFTER struggling all season for goals, STATION HOTEL (HUCKNALL) suddenly found their shooting boots with a vengeance in their penultimate Premier Premier Division match.

Station had mustered only 15 goals in 16 matches before thrashing Nuthall 6-1 last Sunday, courtesy of strikes in the first 20 minutes from James Randall (2) and Rob Needham and then three more in the second half from Danny Draycott, Elliott Christie and Bryn Bailey.

The rout set Station up nicely for their local derby last night (Thursday) against GREEN DRAGON, who also tuned up with a win,

Dragon defeated Clumber 3-2 to ensure they will finish as the highest-placed Hucknall side in the top flight. Matt Lucas (2) and Kane Matthews were on the scoresheet.

Very much the lowest-placed Hucknall side in the top flight are BARFLYS H2O, who rounded off a miserable season with a 9-0 drubbing at Trowsers. After just one win all term, Barflys are hoping to be relegated to give them a chance to rebuild.

ELSEWHERE in the league, THE EMPIRE celebrated a rare victory in Premier Division two when beating bottom-of-the-table Rempstone 3-2 with goals from Will Spray (2) and Paul Parkinson.

However THE NABB INN were unable to repeat their heroics of the previous week against Senior Second Division champions Crusader.

Seven days after becoming the first team all season to avoid defeat against the Clifton outfit, Nabb sank 6-3 this time, despite goals from Adam Parkinson (2) and Ryan Tennant.

The Hucknall side did recover from 3-0 down to 4-3 at one stage before Ashley Miles completed a hat-trick for Crusader.