Supersub Ciaran McBride was the toast of HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-10S WHITE after a fine victory over tabletopping Gedling Southbank Red in the Young Elizabethan League’s Saturday Cup.
Sports had lost 1-0 to Southbank in a league match only three weeks earlier. And this cup-tie was locked at 0-0 at half-time.
But then they sent on McBride, who not only broke the deadlock with a terrific strtike but also went on to score hat-trick in a 4-0 romp.
He beat three players before placing a shot in the corner for his second goal and after another substitute, Harvey Stokes, had netted a third with a rocket shot into the top corner, McBride completed his treble.
GOAL-crazy Jack Bradley and Henry Dilley led a runaway 10-0 victory for HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-12S over under-strength Clifton All Whites in the Young Elizabethan League’s Saturday 11-A-Side Cup.
Bradley scored five goals and Dilley four as Warriors showed no mercy on the hosts in the cold wind and rain.
It was only 3-0 at half-time after two smashing strikes by Bradley and a sumptuous 25-yard free-kick into the roof of the net by Connor Smith.
But Warriors made hay in the second period, with Camryn Walker also hitting the bar with a fierce drive.
A PLACE in the quarter-finals of the Notts FA Youth Shield awaits HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-18S RED after a 3-1 victory over struggling divisional rivals, Ruddington Village Colts.
Warriors made a dream start when Joe Cox fed Ash Roberts, who slotted past a badly positioned ‘keeper in the very first minute.
But in a scrappy tie, spoiled by a strong wind, Ruddington got the equaliser their efforts and determination deserved with an excellent shot from the edge of the area 20 minutes from time.
The goal stung Warriors back into life and after Regan Scott had restored the lead, converting a fine cross by Alex Cook, the win was sealed when man-of-the-match Cox pounced on another goalkeeping error.