Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Hucknall Town 6-1 Gedling MW

Pre-season game at Watnall Road.

Anyone looking at the result will probably think "oh, that scoreline looks a bit one-sided" - and they won't be far off the mark. As well as hitting the back of the net 6 times, Evo-Stik Premier outfit Hucknall hit the bar, hit the post and saw several other decent efforts go begging. Gedling scored in the 87th minute, much to the annoyance of the home bench, but all in all a good job done by a strong looking Hucknall team.

Premier League Referee David Coote was in charge

The home team went ahead in the 17th minute through DARYL THOMAS, who hit a neat drive across keeper Lance Walker from the corner of the area. 3 minutes later Martin Ball crashed a shot off the bar as Hucknall made light work of getting through the Gedling defence. On the half-hour mark, Richie Holmes saw his powerful header from a corner thump off the post and cleared to safety. H-T 1-0

Gedling's programe editor Tony Hay walked past us just before the break, mentioning something about the "On The Road" curse -- we see quite a few games featuring the Plains Road club, but we don't seem to see them win many!

The curse - love it!! Could Plains Road be the first ground to ban "On The Road"?

Hucknall's Richie Holmes - a touch of class

The Hay family had barely settled down for the restart when DARYL THOMAS collected the ball on the edge of the area and curled it sweetly over the Welfare trialist keeper - whose name was unknown, even to the Gedling faithful! Anyway the ball flew into the top corner giving the keeper no chance. PARIS SIMMONDS was on the scoresheet soon after, hitting a drive from fully 35 yards that was past the keeper before he could react. On 71, Dan Williams found room on the left and picked out DANWELL FRANCIS 6 yards from goal, and the striker was not going to miss from there!

Four minutes later, Keiran DeBrewer ran down the left fired the ball into the box where DAN WILLIAMS was waiting to side-foot home from 10 yards out. The home teams sixth goal was a bit scrappy compared to the other 5, but DANWELL FRANCIS won't mind - he hit the loose ball home from close range after the visiting defence failed to clear.

Decided to have a potter to the gate with 3 mintes to go, and as we turned our backs, a cheer went up -- Gedling had scored and we missed it. Trialist CRISTIAN ETOND was credited with the goal. Men v Boys for most of the game, but Welfare do have some decent players, and they won't be facing such tough opposition in the EMCL.

Admission : very fair £3.00
Programme : 4 pages £0.50
Attendance -- no-one could tell me, so estimate around 120

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