Best form of season

NHUD10-2780-2''Hucknall Rolls-Royce Lesiure V Bulwell.
NHUD10-2780-2''Hucknall Rolls-Royce Lesiure V Bulwell.

A comfortable and deserved 2-0 win for HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE on Tuesday night completed a hat-trick of successes over Kimberley Miners Welfare this season.

It looked like being a frustrating night as Rolls missed a hatful of chances.

But they finally broke the deadlock in the 70th minute, courtesy of man-of-the-match midfielder Billy Brooks.

Brooks smashed a goalbound volley from the corner of the box and Jack Allen stooped to nod home.

Rolls reacted by retreating into their shells for a scary ten minutes when skipper Aaron Short had to make a tremendous goalline-clearance after goalkeeper Jake Pearson had been rounded in the box.

But they gathered themselves again to seal the points in the dying seconds. Greg Conn was barged to the floor for a penalty that Chay Bettridge slotted home.

The goal gave the scoreline a more realistic look after a match in which Rolls were always on top.

While Brooks and Kack Matthews controlled midfield, Pearson and his back four were solid, the wide men probed and worked their socks off, while the front two, Allen and Kane Matthews, were excellent.

Indeed Rolls played their best, most fluid football of the season in the first half, knocking the ball round at pace and with purpose.

They restricted Kimberley to just the one chance -- Pearson foiling dangerman Jake Fisher -- while creating a plethora at the other end. Kane Matthews missed a couple of one-on-ones before Bettridge was denied by a fantastic save.

ROLLS LINE-UP (4-4-2): Pearson J./ Hulme S., Short, Duncan, Tolley/ Conn, Brooks, Matthews J., Bettridge/ Matthews K., Allen J. Subs: Bainbridge, Yates, Smith.