Thirteen is not unlucky for Linby Rangers aces

NOTTS Youth League round-up.
NOTTS Youth League round-up.

Thirteen might be unlucky for some -- but not for unstoppable LINBY RANGERS UNDER-15S in the NOTTS YOUTH LEAGUE.

For they clocked up their 13th victory on the spin to surge eight points clear at the top of the Saturday Fourth Division, whacking bottom-of-the-table Wilford Mavericks 12-1 to boost their goal-difference this term to a massive plus-85. Nathan Firth and Liam Hopson helped themselves to hat-tricks, with the other six goals shared by Ryan Butler (2), Tyreese Ely (2), Oliver Bradbury and Jake Smith.

A SIZZLING second-half performance turned a 2-2 draw into a 7-3 win for ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE UNDER-18S in the Sunday Third Division. Goals from Nathan Atkins (2), Sam Atkins (2), Adam Ellis, Kallum O’Dowd and Ethan Woodward helped Rolls overcome home side Beeston Park Rangers to stay third in the table.

TWO goals by Ben Thomson-Brown earned BULWELL ATHLETIC UNDER-16S RED all three points in the Sunday Third Division. Athletic ground out a 2-1 victory away to struggling Karimia, with Kyle Hallam taking the man-of-the-match award.

THE title chances of HUCKNALL SPORTS UNDER-15S were dealt a blow by their first defeat of the season in the Sunday First Division. Sports led 1-0 at half-time against mid-table Keyworth United Black, only to slump 3-2, despite goals from Joe Humphreys and man-of-the-match Elliot Morledge.

BELOW-par tabletoppers LINBY RANGERS UNDER-15S were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by struggling Bingham Town Red in the Sunday Second Division. In only the fourth match they have failed to win, Linby took a first-half lead through Ryan Butler, but were pegged back after the break, despite a man-of-the-match display by Liam Hopson. They remain nine points clear, however.

HIGH-flying BULWELL FOREST UNDER-15S went goal crazy on a visit to Ernehale Colts in the Sunday Third Division. For they triumphed 11-1 thanks to four-goals blasts from Romari Blackwood and Zadane Mitchell, plus single strikes by Shea Gough, Bradley Palmer and Tyler Simpson.