T8s on top in local derby

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HUCKNALL sides were in derby action on Sunday with T8s comfortably slaying local rivals Green Dragon 3-0 in the Notts Sunday Morning League’s Premier Premier Division.

T8s started the better team and would have been in front early on if it wasn’t for some fantastic saves from Dragon keeper Jamie Taylor.

The defence was soon breached though after Danny Hayes fired home a Matthew Peberday cross.

Kyle McDermott made it 2-0 just before the break after good play from Danny Gamble, and although Dragon’s Kane Matthews skimmed the bar with a free-kick it was T8s in control at the break.

Dragon started the second-half much better and had T8s under the kosh for the first 15 minutes but the solid back line dealt with it well, although stand-in keeper Christian Northmore was made to pull off a good save.

T8s soon got the game back under control and started to create chances, Andy Start and Gamble both missing from close range and then Peberday missed from the penalty spot for the second game running.

Gaz Hayes then had the ball in the net after a pin point cross from the returning Chay Betteridge only to be ruled offside.

Start then killed the game off 15 minutes from time guiding in an Az Short effort.

Elsewhere, PLOUGH BARFLIES got off the mark in the Premier Premier Division as Liam Atter and Adam Soloman registered in the 2-1 defeat of pointless Carlton Top Spot, for whom Ricky Cross replied.

In Premier Division One, STATION HOTEL visited Wollaton Pirates and turned round at 2-2 with Franco Labbate and Adam Campbell netting for the hosts and Dean Longdon and Craig Howkins levelling matters.

The second-half was a different story, with Longdon again on target, supported by Tom Crisp and Elliott Christie to give the visitors the points.

In Premier Division Two, Premiere Travel and Edwalton could not be separated as Jake Bennett hit two for Travel and Kieron Heath and Rob McGuigan levelled.

Wolds AFC are finding it hard going following their promotion and slipped to a 3-2 reverse at The Masons who scored through Hincliffe (2) and Smith with Large and Frame replying.

In Senior Division Two, THE NABB INN proved too strong at Nottingham Breakdown, coming away with the points 5-2 thanks to Matt Thompson (2), Shane Brown, Matt Thorley and an Warner, with Goodard registering for the home side.