Venue - Hucknall Rolls Royce
Out in the late September sunshine for this game - it's a pity the first half wasn't as bright! T8's showed very little of last seasons championship winning form, and Top Spot would have been streets ahead if they could have put their numerous chances to bed. H-T 0-0
It all changed in the second half though - the home team looking more and more dangerous going forward. They took the lead on 51 through REECE JACKSON - a thumping header in front of goal from a Jermaine Ward right wing corner.
Damien Mann set up CHAY BETTERIDGE for T'8's second in the 68th minute, but Top Spot were back in it after 77, their no. 14 tapping home after a shot had cannoned of the foot of the post.
Straight from the restart, Danny Hayes received the ball and fired a great pass over the Carlton defence, giving DAMIEN MANN the simple task of lifting the ball over the keeper to restore the home teams two goal advantage.
DANNY GAMBLE added the home teams fourth with 6 minutes to play, collecting a through ball before rounding the keeper and tapping home. DANNY HAYES has always been a terrific header of the ball, and for a centre-back, scores more than his fair share of goals - he netted again in the final minute, a neat header at the far post from Betteridge's well place free-kick. F-T 5-1