AFC Hucknall v South Normanton Athletic
Normo sit proudly at the top of the CML South division, having yet to lose a game. AFC gave as good as they got in the first half, and arguably had the better of the chances.
The best chance of the half fell to Normo, but Dan Blair fired wide after Joe Gent had played him in on goal. Hucknall no. 10 Adam Corrigan had an effort well saved by James Baker in the away goal, but the big striker should really have done better.
AFC left-back Nick Labbatte was stretchered off after he was injured halting Adam Nicholls' run on goal. Nicholls then had a fierce drive well saved by Harvey in stoppage time. H-T 0-0
The league leaders did take the lead on 57 - Corey Bowler fired the ball across goal from the left and ASH ROGERS, who was running back to defend, hammered it past Harvey from 10 yards. Spectacular own goal, one that any striker would have been proud of.
Athletic frontman Steve Connelly brought a cracking save from Harvey in the 76th minute, but as Josh Henry went to clear the loose ball, he clipped Bowler and Referee Rob Jackson had no hesitation in awarding a penalty. STEVE CONNELLY smashed the ball past Harvey to double the Shiners' lead.
On 85, AFC were awarded a corner, but when Joe Gent's kick was cleared, the ball fell nicely to Bowler and the no.9 calmly picked out STEVE CONNELLY who skipped past Harvey before driving home. With two minutes of added time already played, Athletic were awarded another penalty - giving Connelly a golden chance to complete his personal hat-trick. Not to be though - the ball was hit well enough, but it was high, wide and landed in someones garden on Salterford Road!!!! F-T 0-3
Attendance - not bad ... I head counted 50.