Relieved Hucknall Rolls preserve 100% record in penalty shootout

A PENALTY shootout came to the rescue
A PENALTY shootout came to the rescue

A PENALTY shootout preserved the 100% record this season of ROLLS-ROTCE LEISURE UNDER-16S, title-chasers in the Saturday Second Division of the Notts Youth League.

After five straight wins, Rolls were expected to beat inferior divisional rivals, Trowell Yellow, in the Notts FA Youth Shield.

But they were held to a 2-2 draw at the end of full-time and extra-time and only went through to the next round after winning a shootout 4-2. Kieran Orange scored both of Rolls’s goals, while Edward Ridley picked up the man-of-the-match award.

A GOAL by Nathan Atkins secured ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-18S a point in a 1-1 draw at Aspley in the Sunday Third Division of the Notts Youth League.

Atkins struck in the second half of a hard-fought match after Liam Stewart had given the home side the lead. The man-of-the-match award went to Kallum O’Dowd.

BLITZED HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-16S RED didn’t know what had hit them when they travelled to Bestwood Park Rangers in the Notts FA Youth Shield.

According to the Notts Youth League, Sunday First Division table, there is little between the two sides.

But Bestwood strode to a 10-3 victory, with Bradley Owen netting four of their goals. Warriors’ responses came from man-of-the-match Brandon Jones (2) and Billy Platts.

In the same competition, HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-15S RED were handed a walkover because their scheduled opponents, Arnold Town Maroon, were unable to raise a side.

LETHAL LINBY RANGERS UNDER-15S made it seven wins out of eight at the top of the Notts Youth League’s Sunday Second Division with a 6-0 demolition of bottom-of-the-table Keyworth United White.

Linby’s goals were shared by Ryan Butler (2), Ryan Wood (2), Liam Hopson and Keanan Frazer, who shared the man-of-the-match award with Callum Gillan.

A PLUCKY fightback by HUCKNALL HARRIER UN15S was not enough to prevent a 4-3 defeat at home to Bramcote Royals in the Sunday Third Division of the Notts Youth League.

Harrier trailed 4-1 at half-time after visiting goals from Harry Rigby (2), Dany Sansum and Justin Topps. But inspired by man-of-the-match Adam Spencer, they tried hard to recover. Harrier’s goals were scored by Thomas Bordacs, Daniel Lambert and Cameron Murdock.