Sunday, 3 March 2013

Empire Hucknall 0-3 Sporting CBJ

Sunday 3rd March 2013 - Notts Sunday League - ko 10:30am

Actually watched two games on Titchfield Park - Empire v Sporting on pitch #1 and Premier Travel v Burton Joyce A on pitch # 2.

Empire Hucknall 0-3 Sporting CBJ
These teams are mid-table in Notts Sunday League Senior Division 2, but the visitors were by far the better on the day.  Empire struggled to create any chances during the fist half and were deservedly behind on 14 when PAUL OSBORNE tapped home from close range after he was picked out by a superb ball in from the right by Luke Hardwick.

HARDWICK doubled the visitors tally right on the stroke of half time - controlling well on the edge of the box before lobbing gently over Stewart York in the Empire goal. F-T 0-2

The home team offered little or nothing second half and went even further behind on 70 when PHILL TASKER found space to run at York and slot home. F-T

Had a chat to Empire defender Nick Clayton after the game - apparently the never play well when I'm watching -- I can be bribed to stay away Nick!!!

Premier Travel 3-1 Burton Joyce
Didn't really take too much in from this game - it's not easy to watch two games at the same time! At half-time there was no score, and few chances were created. On 56, MICHAEL MORRELL ran through the visitors defence and fired calmly past the keeper, then a superb solo effort from central defender JAKE MADDOX culminated with a delicate chip over the Burton Joyce keeper to double the home teams lead.

MORRELL added a third in the 83rd minute, firing in at the near post from a tight angle. Burton Joyce pulled one back through their  no. 4 shirt on 86, and if the travellers had have converted from the spot on two minutes later, the final minutes would have been squeeky bum time for the home team.  Alas it wasn't to be, and after 8 minutes of added time, the referee finally called proceedings to a close. F-T 3-1

I need to add that the goal scorers' names are only my best guess. "Jakey" and Mikey" were all that a sub could proffer as far as names went!!