Saturday, 15 February 2014

Hucknall Town 0-1 Bulwell FC

Venue: Watnall Road, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

After another Saturday morning watching fixtures fall by the wayside, we only had a couple of options available to us, Hucknall Rolls v Keyworth Utd or Hucknall Town v Bulwell FC.  Hucknall Rolls has very limited cover and as it rained heavily on and off throughout the game, our choice of Hucknall Town proved to be the correct one.

Kev was able to make this game, nice to have the daftlad back.  The first person we met inside the ground was Scunthorpe Utd's Terry Hawkridge. The Iron played at Accrington on Friday night, giving Terry a chance to catch up with his former team-mates in the Bulwell side.

This should have been an away banker, but even though the Bulls did eventually leave Watnall Road with all three points, they could easily have lost this 5 or 6-1. Hucknall were, to be quite frank, appalling in front of goal, missing chance after chance. 

Good to see Elliott Jones starting for the Yellows at left back - the former Pinxton player slotted in well alongside Josh Henry, Adam Whitehead and Montel Gatland in the Town back-line.

Bulwell seemed a little surprised by how their opposition started the game, and a few of their strong challenges gave Referee Martyn Fryer cause to caution two players before the break. H-T 0-0

I have seen RYAN BOWEN play Sunday football with Kirkby Town, and he is undoubtedly a talented player.  His goal after 51 minutes settled this game, a crisp side-effort effort from the edge of the box after Jamie Walker picked him out with a neat ball in from the left. 

We were treated to a spell of torrential rain that made the middle of the pitch a veritable  mudbath, but even after the Bulls were reduced to 10 men with the dismissal of Conor Carter for foul and abusive language on 61, Hucknall failed to take advantage of their numerous decent chances and the win saw Bulwell increase their lead at the top of the CML South division to 7 points. F-T 0-1

Admission: £3
Programme: thanks Stevo!
Attendance: 98