Sizzling Hucknall Sports too hot for derby rivals

HUCKNALL Sports won the big derby
HUCKNALL Sports won the big derby

All the plaudits went to HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-11S WHITE after the latest local derby in the Young Elizabethan League.

For Sports roared to a superb 5-2 victory agaiknst ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-11S in the Saturday Second Division.

After Ciaran McBride had hit a post and Kieran Payne had seen a shot cleared off the line, Sports went two up by the break thanks to Declan ‘Messi’ Jackson, who converted a fine pass by man-of-the-match Sam O’Hanlon, and Payne, whose shot was deflected in.

They fell asleep early in the second half, allowing Rolls to level through Corey Ratcliffe and Zain Matthews.

But Sports were soon in charge of the game again, with McBride restoring the lead after excellent passing by midfielders O’Hanlon and Jayden Goodman.

McBride struck again to make it 4-2 before substitute Kenan Burton wrapped up the win.

Meanwhile, in the same division, HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-11S RED enjoyed a 2-1 victory at home to Keyworth United Black. Both Sports goals were scored by Kerrin Papworth, while their man-of-the-match award we nt to Oliver Hutchinson.

A BURST of three goals in a sparkling first half teed up a 4-1 victory for HUCKNALL WARRIORS UNDER-13S RED away to Arnold Town Yellow in the Saturday Third Division.

Building on their terrific start to the new season, Warriors were ahead from the sixth minute when Jack Bradley’s free-kick was met by the head of Lewis Radford.

In an end-to-end game, Arnold twice went close themselves, but Radford soon doubled the locals’ tally with a shot coolly slotted home at the near post and then Bradley Kernaghan netted from close range.

Warriors, whose man-of-the-match was defender Jude Preece, added their fourth goal in the second period with a well-placed shot by Curtis Rigley. Arnold’s consolation came late on after they had forced two corners in quick succession.

FANTASTIC HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-12S WHITE became the first team this season to defeat Carlton Town Lions in the Sunday First Division.

Sports knew it would be their toughest test yet, but they started brightly and grew in confidence quickly.

They grabbed the only goal of the game when Lewis Everton lobbed the ghoalkeeper from just inside the Carlton half.

In response, the home side pushed forward and created many chances of their own. But the Sports defence was rock-solid to cap a massive display that earned three hard-earned but deserved points.

GOALS by Tamuir Ahmad (2), Fabion Wilson and Tyler Sturdy earned BULWELL FOREST NAVY UNDER-12S a 4-4 draw at Sneinton Town in the Sunday Fourth Division.