Derby draw defies the weather

SUNDAY football round-up.
SUNDAY football round-up.

A keenly contested Hucknall derby was one of only six matches to survive the harsh weekend weather in the Notts Sunday Morning League.

Coronation Park, home of Eastwood Community and formerly Eastwood Town, proved playable and staged the Premier First Division clash between BARFLYS H2O and THE EMPIRE.

Neither side has been pulling up any trees this term, carving out only three victories between them in 22 combined matches. But they served up an entertaining contest, with Danny Yates firing Empire into the lead. The home team kept battling away, though, belying their status in the bottom two of the table, and deservedly equalised 15 minutes from time through Ben Samuels.

Barflys’ next match is away to Top Valley United, who were involved in the only other fixture to be played in the league’s Premier Section. They recovered from going two down to pick up a fine 2-2 draw away to title-chasing ABP, with one of the goals being scored by former Hucknall Rolls Leisure man Dave Warden.

In Senior Division One, Crusader and Eastwood And Kimberley defied the weather to play not just one game, but two, in a double-header! The Clifton outfit won them both, 6-2 and 4-2, scoring one goal clocked by the referee at just THREE SECONDS!