It’s Gillan the great in clash of Warriors

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

Man-of-the-match Joe Gillan scored four as HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-13S RED went goal crazy to sail into the quarter-finals of the Young Elizabethan League’s Saturday Cup.

Third Division Warriors demolished Fourth Division West Bridgford Warriors 11-2, with the hard-working Gillan opening the floodgates in the very first minute.

Bridgford soon levelled, but it was 5-1 by the interval before the Hucknall side ran amok in the second period, despite making changes to their line-up. Their other goals were netted by George Blatherwick (2), Lewis Radford (2), Curtis Rigley (2) and Jack Bradley.

THE Tigers were tamed when HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-11S WHITE maintained their mini-revival after a slow start to the spring season in the Young Elizabethan League’s Saturday Second Division.

After a 3-0 win at Calverton Miners Welfare the previous week, Sports thumped Toton Tigers Black 5-1 thanks to a brilliant display and goals from five different scorers.

Man-of-the-match Jayden Goodman volleyed the opener from a Sam O’Hanlon corner and Kieran Payne made it two by the break after another flagkick.

A terrific cross by Goodman set up Regan Barker for the third goal and although Toton pulled one back, Ciaran McBride soon had Sports in control again before O’Hanlon took on three players for a superb solo strike.

GOALKEEPER Scott Megson was on the scoresheet as HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-10S RED beat Burton Joyce Jaguars 4-1 and continue their fine form in Saturday Division A of the Young Elizabethan League.

Sports fell behind after only six minutes but fought back. A lovely passing move ended with a delightful chip by Rufus Astle for the equaliser before Mason Lowbridge made it 2-1 by half-time.

Sports were much stronger in the second period, creating several chances, and adding to their tally with first goals of the season for Frazer Garratt, who tapped home a rebound, and Megson, who stepped up to convert a penalty after man-of-the-match Lowbridge had bgeen brought down in the area.