Bulwell take title by record margin

MOORE THE MERRIER -- Jamie Moore (left), who scored two of Bulwell's goals.
MOORE THE MERRIER -- Jamie Moore (left), who scored two of Bulwell's goals.

ONLY eight weeks ago, BULWELL were 18 POINTS behind leaders FC Cavaliers in the Notts Senior League, Senior Division title race.

But a 3-0 victory in their final match means they have finished a record-breaking 15 POINTS in front!

Few statistics underline better the achievement of Bulwell taking the championship in their first season under managers Steve Osborne and Terry Witts.

It’s the largest winning margin in the league’s history and caps an awesome unbeaten run stretching back 27 matches to August.

The last win, away to Kimberley Miners Welfare, was their 18th on the spin and put them in perfect heart for the upcoming league cup final against Linby Colliery Welfare.

Osborne and Witts were forced to reshuffle their pack when top scorer Connor Carter failed to turn up.

But his replacement up front, Jay Knight, headed against the bar early on before the opening goal in the 22nd minute when Knight flicked on a Rory Delap-type throw from Stu Gretton and Jamie Moore smashed home from close range.

Man-of-the-match Moore also headed wide from four yards. But after both Jamie Carter and Ryan King had struck a post, he made amends with the second goal on 72, planting an effort in the far corner from a pass by substitute Carl Horder on his comeback from a seven-week injury-absence.

It was so comfortable for Bulwell that they could afford to throw on injured goalkeeper James Wheat in an outfield position for the last seven minutes. And he responded with a goal, scrambling home from close range!

BULWELL LINE-UP — Logan/ Murdock, Walker J., Gretton S., Soar D., Keetley, King, Niblett J., England, Knight, Moore. Subs: Carter J. (for England 52), Horder (for King 68), Wheat (for Keetley 83).