Bulls prove too strong

Bulwell continued their good start to the Notts Senior League season with a 2-1 win over Keyworth on Saturday.

The Bulls started well but some sloppy play was causing them a few problems and on nine minutes club captain Dwayne Soar stumbled on the ball 20 yards from goal to allow the forward to latch onto it, yet the ever-impressive Soar soon made amends with a superb tackle and Wheat in the Bulls net pulled off a great save from the follow up.

The breakthrough finally came on 17 minutes and it was the hosts who took it with Jamie McKeever producing an excellent run down the right and an equally pinpoint cross that find Ryan King rose to head home from close range.

The Bulls had their tails up and were showing why they are still unbeaten in 29 outings, and should have added a second on 25 with Jay Knight going close with a header.

Keyworth were worthy of a goal, but the Bulls stood firm and on the half hour mark some superb football by Jamie Walker and Litchfield saw Walker have his effort saved by the keeper.

Both sides came out for the second-half with the same outlook, with the Bulls going close on 54 when Litchfield found space and should have finished but put his effort well wide.

Two minutes later the away side had Wheat scrambling across his goal with a decent effort from 14 yards, and on the hour mark the injury jinx hit the bulls again with experienced full-back Chris Murdock having to leave the field with a back injury, replaced by Marek Vipond.

Man of the match Jake Keetley & his midfield partner Josh Niblett were running the show with very accomplished performances.

But Keyworth finally levelled the tie on 64, Knight again with some poor defending and Landon finishing with a low drive that left Wheat with no chance, 1-1.

It didn’t take long for the Bulls to find themselves again and push up a gear and Vipond finished off a Walker ball over the top with a sweet right footed drive to make it 2-1.

The game again began to filter away with neither side having too many clear cut chances to add anymore goals.

Bulwell: Wheat, Murdock (Vipond 61), Walker, Knight, Soar, Keetley, King, Niblett, Moore (England 80), Litchfield, McKeever.

Sub not used: Buck

Man-of-the-match - Keetley