CMFL SOUTH DIVISION
HUCKNALL TOWN AFC 3 SUTTON TOWN AFC 6
This afternoon I headed off to watch Hucknall Rolls Leisure v Magdala Amateurs, on route I rang NSL Secretary to confirm the game was on and he said it was. On arrival, there were no goal posts up and a different game was being playing with a stick and a ball. So on to my mobile internet to see who was at home and with time getting on, I noticed that Hucknall Town AFC were facing Sutton Town AFC. With Sutton needing a win to keep pace with League Leaders, this was something to play for on this game.
On arrival at Hucknall's ground, it seems so different when I last visited and I dont have to say about the problems at Watnall Road, all I can say is that I hope it all gets sorted for the best. A nice welcome from the Hucknall folk and a portacabin where I get a cuppa. I say hello to a few folks from Sutton.
The game kicks off and as I talk to Gary Atkins dad as we stroll round to the side of the pitch, GARY ATKINS scores with his left foot after just 8 minutes. This set Sutton in to attack mode and they soon doubled their lead after 20 minutes when NATHAN "Reg" HOLLINGWORTH smashed home a penalty. Within 4 minutes, CRAIG MITCHELL made it 0-3. I thought I was to see my first 10 goal game of the season, but Hucknall began to put a few moves together, but with no success in front of goal. As the half time break was approaching, Sutton were awarded another penalty after a trip in the box. Up stepped Reggie again but full credit to the Hucknall keeper who saved and clung on to the ball.
Hucknall began the second half alot brighter and began to test Gavin Saxby in the Sutton net and after 55 minutes, TOM CRISP slid the ball under his body to reduce the arrears. Within 2 minutes, the three goal advantage was restored when CRAIG MITCHELL toe poked in his second goal.
Sutton upped their game but couldnt find the target until 74 minutes when the ball was played across and the Hucknall defender blasted it in to his own net when trying to clear to make it 1-5. After 79 minutes, DEAN SHORT made it 1-6 and they seemed to be running away with this game, but to the home sides credit, they didnt give up and a long shot by JACK LOMAX in the 83rd minute, left the visiting keeper watching the ball fly past him. On 88 minutes, JACK LOMAX did the same thing again from 30 yards to make it 3-6.
With Pinxton FC winning away at Blidworth today, this now means that Sutton Town AFC need 11 points from their last 5 matches to claim the South Division Championship.
Photo's from today can be seen on this link
Hucknall Town AFC Website/Twitter
Sutton Town AFC Website/Twitter