Hucknall Town steal title with incredible late goal-rush

YOUTH football round-up.
YOUTH football round-up.

Following in the footsteps of the club’s triumphant first team, HUCKNALL TOWN U16S rounded off their season in style by lifting the Notts Youth League’s Sunday First Division title.

In an extraordinary finale, Town pipped closest rivals Wollaton by just one goal, on goal-difference, after three big wins inside a week.

The week began with Wollaton nine points clear, and 24 goals better off, having completed their fixtures. But Town demolished local rivals, HUCKNALL WARRIORS U16S RED, 14-0 and followed up wuth wins of 5-1 against NG United and 7-0 at Ruddington Village Colts for unbelievable last-gasp glory.

HOPES of a Notts Youth League and cup double for ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE U15S have been dashed. For they were beaten 3-1 in the cup final by Sandiacre Town, the team also likely to pip them to the title.

Rolls were level at the break thanks to a goal by Moziah Selassie. But strikes by Jordan Cropper, Kian Morrison and George Weatherall clinched the trophy for Sandiacre.

CHAMPIONS LINBY RANGERS U15S completed an entire Notts Youth League, Saturday Fourth Division season unbeaten after a 7-2 win at Gedling Southbank Black in their last match. Ryan Butler bagged no fewer than six of the goals, with Oliver Bradbury betting the other.

WHEN HUCKNALL WARRIORS U13S fell 1-0 and 2-1 behind against Calverton Miners Welfare Maroon in the Saturday Third Divisoion of the Young Elizabethan League, they feared the worst.

But they fought back so well that they led 4-2 at the interval and ended up winning 11-2! Joe Gillan led the rout with four goals, while Curtis Rigley also helped himself to a hat-trick. Lewis Radford netted two and Jack Bradley and Kian Williams one apiece.

A THRILLING inter-club derby between HUCKNALL SPORTS U11S WHITE and HUCKNALL SPORTS U11S RED wrapped up the season in the Saturday Second Division of the Young Elizabethan League. The Whites won 4-3, thanks to two goals from Sam O’Hanlon, including a penalty, and one each from Regan Barker and Owen Stubbs-Booth.