Friday, 28 February 2014

Hucknall Rolls Leisure 4-1 Awsworth Villa

Venue: Hucknall Rolls Royce, Watnall Road, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

Competition: Notts Senior League - Senior Division

Bonus Friday night game - nice and local too.  A decent crowd was treated to four star(t) entertainment as Rolls consolidated their position at the top of the division.

Stood with our good friends Richard " Wanderer" Lane, "Bury" Paul, Mr. Mac and "Deadly" Derek Coope -  Derek is not too happy with the nickname, so apologies are in order and it will not be used on here again.

The ground staff at Rolls have worked wonders to ensure the playing surface is in good shape, and the flat surface certainly made for a very acceptable game of football.

It was Awsworth who applied the early pressure, and they tested home keeper Jake Pearson once or twice early doors.

ANDY START grabbed the first of his four goals in the 14th minute.  Awsworth attacked down their right, but when trying to recycle the ball down the right, a defender allowed it to pass him by and Start nipped in to claim possession. The striker ran unchallenged into the area before slotting past the visiting keeper.

6 minutes later, it was all square. The visiting no.7 was pipped to the ball by Rolls' defender Ashley Marshall after it was played in from the left. Unfortunately for the defender he managed only to divert the ball past keeper Pearson.

The parity lasted just 5 minutes though, START on the mark again, this time racing in from the right before firing across the keeper and sending the ball flying in at the far post. H-T 2-1

START completed his treble on 51 with a goal out of the top drawer. Pacey winger Kane Matthews whipped in a wonderful cross from the left, and Start unleashed a fantastic volley from just inside the box that absolutely flew into the net, leaving the keeper grasping at thin air, and some of us gasping for breath. What a goal, and what a way to complete a hat-trick!

The fourth Rolls goal came in a more direct fashion. A long clearance by Pearson skidded off the bald pate of the Awsworth no. 4 and landed straight into the path of START. The hit-man pushed his strike partner out of the way to get to the ball, and composed himself superbly before smashing home from 16 yards. F-T 4-1

Admission: £0
Programme: £0.50
Attendance: H/C 78

Referee Steve Sears had a good game - there were some strange and wonderful tackles as the game wore on, but Mr. Sears let the game flow and fully played his part in what turned out to be very entertaining game.