Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Hucknall T AFC 3-4 Blackwell MW

CML South Division -  Wednesday 19th September 2012 : kick off 7:47pm

Met Blackwell boss Kieran Edwards at the South Normo v Belper game and he told me his team are due another win - and he thought it would be at Watnall Road - they left it late!!!  He has let 20 + players go from Primrose Hill, but thinks he has stabilised things a little now. 

Kieran gave me a copy of the Blackwell team sheet - I think he felt sorry for me when I mentioned that I knew none of the players at the Lees Lane game. The Hucknall players were mostly unknown to yours truly, but I did at least ( I think) manage to sort out the names of their scorers. Apologies if I've got them wrong!!!!!

Hucknall took the lead in the 9th minute, a speculative KAMAR DAVIS shot from long range deflected over the head of Matt Foster in the Blackwell goal.  Blackwell's SAM POTTER looked yards offside when he ran onto a through ball, but the Welfare no.11 played on and raced into the box before slotting past keeper Paul Stevenson. 

The home team were ahead again after 31 minutes had been played, KAMAR DAVIS diving at the far stick to head home Adam Moran's free-kick.  JEREMY MORAN increased the Yellows' lead on 37, playing a neat one-two with Jack Lomax before driving low and hard past Foster. H-T 3-1

Davis had a great chance to add Hucknall's fourth within seconds of the restart, but he failed to finish from 6 yards when the ball found him on the far post.  The miss seemed to galvanise Blackwell who began to play some neat passing football, and their endeavours paid off on 57 when CHANNAN DAVIS found space on the edge of the box and fired home.

The visitors were causing all sorts of problems for the home back line, but they had to wait until the 84th minute to draw level through a super strike from SAM DILKS. So 3-3 with 5 to play, but there were also to be 6 minutes of added time. In the third of these bonus minutes, after a Hucknall attack had fizzled out, Lewis Hillier played a cracking ball out of defence to LLOYD DAVIS on the edge of the box. The no. 16 took his time and steadied himself before hammering the ball past Stevenson. F-T 3-4

Spent the game in the company of Arnold Assistant boss, Paul Rawden, and Brian "the man whose farts can clear a room" Dennett, great banter. Had a chat to Hucknall Town Chairman Derek Blow and General Manager Steve Peat towards the end of the game - both are still very optomistic that Brett Marshall will steady the Watnall Road ship, and are both looking forward to the visit of Romulus on Saturday.  

Admission : season ticket
Programme : very good effort - credit to the editor!