A barnstorming first-half performance cranked up the title bandwagon of HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-15S BLACK in the Sunday First Division of the NOTTS YOUTH LEAGUE.
Taking on one of their closest challengers for the championship, Sports surged into a 3-0 lead by the break thanks to goals from Kellen Gretton, Pierce Hallam and Adam Loydall. And although they were pegged back to 3-2 by the end, after strikes from Keaton Ward and Jakob Wright for the visitors, the win kept them in second place, just one point behind the leaders. Their man-of-the-match was Joe Humphreys.
TWO goals from man-of-the-match Alejandro Johnson fired ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-18S to a fine 3-1 victory at home to Ruddington Village Colts in the Sunday Third Division. Sam Atkins was also on target, while Ethan Woodward turned in a terrific display in a win that gives Rolls a good chance of taking the runners-up spot.
BOTTOM-of-the-table Trowell Yellow were shown no mercy by BULWELL ATHLETIC RED UNDER-16S in the Sunday Third Division. For two goals apiece by Kyle Hallam and Lewis Jackson-Thomas, plus one from Brandon Stapley, eased Athletic to a 5-1 success.
WITH the help of a Ryan Butler hat-trick, lethal LETHAL LINBY RANGERS UNDER-15S made it 12 wins out of 12 to remain in command at the top of the Saturday Fourth Division. Gedling Southbank Black were Linby’s victims this time, with Connor Richardson also making the scoresheet The man-of-the-match accolade went to Matthew Blackwell.
JOY was in short supply for the two local sides in action in the Sunday Third Division of the Under-15s’ section. For BULWELL FOREST threw away a 3-0 half-time lead to go down 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller at home to Sandiacre town Red, while HUCKNALL WARRIORS RED crashed 10-1 at home to Arnold Town Maroon.
Forest looked all set to inflict a shock defeat on top-of-the-table Sandiacre, only to collapse in the second half. Zadane Mitchell and Bradley Palmer each scored twice, while Shea Gough was named man-of-the-match.
The consolations for bottom team Warriors were a goal from Taylor Ramsey and a man-of-the-match display from Stefano Mercatelli.