Sunday, 22 January 2017

Hucknall Town 4-0 Keyworth Utd

Saturday 21st January

Central Midlands Football League South Division

Admission £4:00 / £3.00

Saturday afternoon we decided to stay local – another chance to see if our home team could consolidate their third place in the league against a Keyworth side who are struggling for form, with only 3 wins from their 17 game prior to kick off.

Keyworth held the Yellows at bay early doors, but they were undone when a corner from the right was headed home at the near post by Jordan Phillips.  Phillips then tried his luck from 25 yards but the Keyworth keeper did well to tip the goal-bound effort over the bar and into the gardens on Salterford Road.

The second Yellows’ goal came on 37, striker Ashley Whitt stabbing home Leon Aikman’s superb ball fired in from the right. Aikman was on the scoresheet himself seconds later - his speculative 25 yard shot was well blocked by the Keyworth keeper, but unfortunately he let the ball slip from his grasp and turned to watch in disbelief as it nestled in the bottom corner.

Aikman, who was firing on all six in the middle of the park, also had a downward header cleared off the line with seconds of the first half remaining. H-T 3-0

It was Hucknall all the way as the second half wore on, and only some superb saves from the United keeper kept the scoreline respectable.  With 20 to play Cameron Davidson played a terrific ball forward that Aikmen met on the volley, unfortunately for the midfielder, the effort flew just wide of the post. 

Town did add a fourth on 83,  Aikman again the provider - his neat ball across the goal placed wide of the keeper by sub Adam Nelson. F-T 4-0