Cup joy for Rolls Royce Reserves

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HUCKNALL Rolls Royce Leisure Reserves made progress in the FA Intermediate Cup second round with a 2-1 win at Wollaton Reserves.

After a cagey start with Rolls in control, Danny Gamble went close after a great through ball from Gaz Hayes.

Danny Lee then fired just wide of the upright before Wollaton broke the offside trap and Danny Yates produced a goal-saving tackle on the edge of the area.

Stand-in goalkeeper Matt Innes remained untroubled between the sticks and in the final five minutes of the first-half Wollaton survived a goalmouth scramble, Lee firing wide of the far post.

But the lead came when a Jonathan Wass pass found Aaron Potter who coolly scored to ease the Rolls blushes in front of goal.

The scores were level within a minute of the re-start as Innes dropped a regulation catch and John Fawcett capitalised.

Innes then turned from villian into hero with a brave dive at the feet of the onrushing Wollaton centre-forward.

With extra-time looming Hayes received the ball in midfield, and after a clever drop of the shoulder beat his man and then an inch perfect pass to Wass, the latter fired a thunderous 25-yarder into the top corner for what turned out to be a well-deserved winner.

Linby Colliery Welfare Reserves were in great form to beat Nottinghamshire Reserves 6-2 away from home.

There were two more goals for top scorer Ross Cheeseman, with Darren Dickens, Chaz Niblett, Jonny Bernard and new signing Alistair Murray rounding off the scoring as Linby moved up to third in the table.

Linby’s under-18s beat Edwinstowe 5-1, Starmore (2), Derry, McCleese and Britten scoring.