No sooner had the promotion chances of Dispatch district duo, THE NABB INN and BESTWOOD MINERS WELFARE, been built up than they were knocked down again in the Notts Sunday Morning League’s Senior Second Division.
For Nabb dropped two vital points in a 1-1 draw at home to lowly Premium Reserves, while Bestwood not only suffered a defeat but also learned that they had been deducted six points, not three, for breaking league rules.
Bestwood tried hard to put things right against top-of-the-table ACAF Sycamore Saints Reserves, but went down 2-1, despite an equaliser at one point from Tremayne Bryan. Nabb took the lead against Premium with a goal from Dom Masotano, only for Ray Walker to level and leave the Hucknall side a point behind second-place with a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Premium’s first team were the scourge of BARFLYS H2O in the Premier First Division, inflicting a 4-1 defeat, despite a goal from Ashley Dobb for the home side.
The same division also saw AFC H2O pocket a fine point from a 3-3 draw away to promotion-pushing Stratford Haven. Adam Dyer (2) and Chay Bettridge were on the scoresheet.
In the Premier Division, HUCKNALL TOWN SUNDAY opted to play a double-header against Trowsers, comprising two one-hour matches on the same morning. However, the move backfired because they picked up only one point out of six after the first game ended in a 1-1 draw and the second in a 2-0 defeat. Elliott Christie was their man on target.
The make-up of Senior Division Three has altered after the resignation of Nags Head Bobbers Mill. But AFC DOWHAN haven’t suffered too much and are up to fourth after a 3-1 win over Wollaton Hall, courtesy of strikes by Nick David, Aaron Cotterill and Paul Prewett.