Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hucknall Rolls Leisure 3-2 Selston FC

Tuesday 27th August - NSL Senior Division

Venue - Hucknall Rolls Sports Complex - kick off 6:30pm

It's a good job these teams were at the ground on time - if the game had kicked off any later than 6:30pm we would have been struggling to see the action. The nights are really  drawing  in now - soon be Christmas!

The teams lined up as follows:

Rolls: Walker, Harrison, Marshall, Matthews, Short, Duncan, Conn, James, Start, Allen, Matthews.Subs: Haskey, Soloman, Smith, Paterson.

Selston: Cook, Farnsworth, Davis, Breach, Howell, Gackett, Smith, Airey, Jefferies, Carraher, Haslam. Subs: Tomlinson, Short, Charlesworth, Marriott, Bastow.

Many thanks to the Selston twitter for the line ups and the live up dates. Excellent....

Rolls started off the brighter and were soon in the lead. Andy Start saw his effort blocked by Cook, but the loose ball fell to the feet of JACK ALLEN at the far post, and the striker calmly fired under the keeper as he tried in vain to recover and cover his near post.

Jack Allen

The lead was doubled on 21 when Jack Matthews picked out the run of ANDY START, and the  hitman  coolly lifted the ball over the  advancing keeper from the edge of the box. 

Gary Breach and Andy Start

Good to see Gary Breach playing again - Breachy is getting on a bit now, but still showed a touch of class every now and again. 

Kane Matthews was unlucky not to have added a third in the 29th minute, but his 25 yard free-kick cannoned off the bar and away to safety.

Selston clawed their way back into the game after 37 minutes had been played, Richard Jefferies slotting into the bottom corner after Rolls' defence had failed to effectively clear their lines.  H-T 2-1

The teams opted to stay on the pitch instead of making the long trek to the changing rooms - saved a good few minutes helping the game to finish whilst it was still possible to see the ball.

The scores were level with 12 minutes of the second half played when Rolls' keeper Jack Walker dropped a free-kick to the feet of  Grant Hackett. The Selston skipper calmly found CAMERON SHORT who fired home from just inside the six yard box. 

Rolls were back in front on 67. GREG CONN was allowed to run in on goal after he collected an Allen header, and the no. 7 hit a powerful shot past Cook into the roof of the net from 10 yards. Great finish from Conn, but the time he was allowed to get in at the keepers near post was nothing short of criminal. F-T 3-2

The win was the home teams fourth on the trot - and they sit proudly at the top of the Division. Early doors yet, but they have a strong squad and ought to be at least in the running for the title. 

P4 W4 D0 L0 F16 A6 GD10 Pts 12

About 50 in attendance - didn't see a programme. Spent the game in the company of Teversal's Sean Gregory and Pinxton's Ben Moore and Joe Riley. Joe - your farts stink !