A GOAL after just 28 seconds set the tone as a depleted ROLLS-ROYCE LEISURE showed their mettle to outclass high-riding Ruddington Village in the Senior Division of the Notts Senior League.
After a disappointing reverse against lowly Magdala Amateurs the previous midweek, The Rollers had a point to prove and set about their task with gusto when Adam Tolley released Matt Rick, who turned on the afterburners and got to the line to tee up Andy Start to tap home at the far post.
It made a mockery of Rolls being down to the bare bones and having to draft in players from the reserves to make up the numbers.
What’s more, they doubled their advantage with just 15 minutes on the clockwhen an indirect free-kick was awarded for high feet in the box.
Charlie Niblett rolled it sideways and Adam Solloman smashed a shot goalwards that took a deflection off a Rudd defender.
The game was over when a long throw from John Greeley in the 52nd minute was met by Jonathan Wass at the near post with a deft flick.
ROLLS LINE-UP — (4-4-2): Rollson/ Niblett C., Paterson D (man-of-the-match), Short, Tolley/ Greeley, Wass, Solloman, Osbourne./ Start A., Rick. Subs: McDermott (for Solloman 45), Yates, Morton, Hunt, Bailey.