Bulls’ flying start as they hit Kimberley for eight

ON THE SCORESHEET -- Bulwell skipper Dwayne Soar
ON THE SCORESHEET -- Bulwell skipper Dwayne Soar

CHAMPIONS Bulwell continued where they left off after their opening 6-3 win over Bilborough in the Senior Division of the Notts Senior League with an 8-0 mauling of Kimberley Miners Welfare.

The Bulls took the game to the opposition from the off and the opener came on 12 minutes when Ryan King got on the end of a Charlie Niblett through ball and cooly slotted the ball home with his left foot.

King was on hand two minutes later to double his and the Bulls’ tally, Niblett again the provider and King’s pace key as he beat the keeper to the ball, dinked it over him and headed home,

The third wasn’t long coming and King completed the perfect hat-trick in the space of four minutes as he rounded the keeper and slotted into an empty net with his right foot.

It was now a question of how many Bulwell wanted as the guests had no reply to the excellent football shown by the home side.

The Bulls’ keeper, Jamie Wheat, was a mere spectator throughout the opening half-hour, but he was called into action on 33 when a tame effort from Fisher was put around his post.

Club captain Dwayne Soar was next on the scoresheet on 36 minutes with a blistering free-kick from 23 yards out that took a wicked deflection and nestled into the bottom corner.

Allan Jeffries could have added a fifth but his effort was parried by the keeper.

The second-half continued in the same vein with the Bulls in full control.

Jamie Moore was set free on 48 minutes by King’s pinpoint ball only to see his effort saved by the keeper.

King then rounded off his man of the match performance with his fourth, heading home a Jeffries corner.

New signing Jamie McKeever soon made his mark as a substitute with a tap in on 59 from a Litchfield square ball to make it 6-0.

Jay Knight added a seventh on 62 with a close range header and a minute later McKeever netted his second with a excellent finish into the top corner, 8-0.

Kimberley managed to muster another effort on goal but never troubled Wheat and the well-marshalled backline.

Litchfield, McKeever and James Buck all went close to a ninth as the scoreline flattered Kimberley, and had the Bulls got double figures there could have been no complaints.

n BULWELL LINE-UP — Wheat, Murdock, Walker, Knight, Soar, Keetley, King (for Buck 73), Niblett (for Ward 71), Jeffries (for McKeever 54), Litchfield, Moore.