Hulley’s Bulwell eyeing place in top two of table

BULWELL (left) in action against Hucknall Rolls last month
BULWELL (left) in action against Hucknall Rolls last month

Christmas might have been wiped out by snow. But the first football fixtures of the New Year could bring cause for celebration at BULWELL.

If The Bulls beat struggling Southwell City this Saturday, they could shoot into second place in the Central Midlands Leagbue, South Division table.

That’s because the current top two, unbeaten Mickleover Royals and defending champions Clifton All Whites, are scheduled to play each other, meaning one or both is sure to drop points.

After early-season upheaval, Bulwell are showing signs of regaining the form of last season when they finished third in their first season in the league, just six points behind Clifton.

New manager, veteran Scot George Hulley, has revamped the squad, and they are unbeaten in their last five matches since crashing to a 4-0 defeat against Hucknall Town at the end of October.

Those five games have featured four victories, and they are warm favourites to dispose of Southwell, who are next to bottom with only one win and five points from 13 matches this term.