Rolls Reserves progress after cup success

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HUCKNALL Rolls Royce Leisure produced a fine display to claim the scalp of CML team Nottingham United 1-0 in the Notts FA Intermediate Cup.

Rolls were without many regular players but started well and Jamie Thomas’s just failed to connect with a diving Gaz Hayes in the six yard box.

In quick succession, Aaron Potter, who along with Alex Morton and Hayes was excellent in midfield, had two long-range free-kicks tipped over the bar by the goalkeeper

When Hayes fed Reece Jackson he looked odds on to score but instead his shot-come-pass landed at the feet of Thomas who tapped home to give Rolls the lead.

Just before the break another Hayes cross couldn’t find the head of Thomas to extend their lead.

In the second-half, both teams battled for supremacy and Rolls had the better chances, Potter’s thunderous shot being well saved, but the one goal was enough as Jack Walker in the Rolls goal was largely unflustered.

That makes it seven wins on the trot for Rolls Royce Reserves in all competitions and leaves them fighting for honours both in the cups and the leagues.

It was a bad day at the office for Linby CW Reserves who were dumped out 6-2 by Bingham Town.

Welfare were 3-0 down at half-time to a rampant Bingham, and despite second-half goals from Ross Cheeseman and Alistair Murray, they bowed out of the cup.