Basford Too Strong In Hucknall Farewell

The last ever match for Hucknall Town at Watnall Road ended in defeat as Southern League Central side Basford United proved their levels above to proceed in the second round of the Notts FA Senior Cup last night.

The ambers beat the yellows 2-0 with a first half strike from Tyreace Palmer and a second half Anthony Dwyer effort, the away side giving three debuts to teenagers Lyndon Joyce, Lui Bull and Tyler Dacres, all from their Academy team still very much involved in the FA Youth Cup where they’ll host Derby County U18’s next in the first round proper of that competition.

For Hucknall, it marks an end of 79 years at their well-liked home of Watnall Road, the club putting on their last league match on Saturday in front of over 800 spectators, but a new dawn will see them move into a modern new venue little down the road, they will be back in United Counties First Division action at the weekend against Newark Town, continuing to push for promotion as they face at least six away games on the spin, before moving to the RM Stadium ahead of the new year.

Hucknall Town: Pearson, Clarke, Tomlinson, Sims, Short, Brooks, Crawford, Whiles, Westcarr, Knight, Lamb. Subs: Maxwell, Ashurst, Bell, Whyte, Kinnearley.

Basford United: Musson, Betts, Barnes, Clark, McGowan, Bertram, Grantham, Patrick, Palmer, Dwyer, Dunn. Subs: Munakandafa, Bull, Dacres, Joyce, Preston.

Highlights action from Grassroot TV between Hucknall Town & Basford United.

Also in the Notts Senior Cup last night, Mansfield Town’s young team were too strong for their hosts Selston with the Stags winning 6-0 at the Parish.

A hat-trick from James Gale with two from Jakub Kruzynski adding to Jack Deakin’s goal, the Stags actually taking the lead just three minutes before half time for a slender advantage at the break, before powering away from their hosts in front of 278 spectators.

Another big win in the competition came on Tuesday night where Carlton Town saw off Southwell City with a comprehensive 5-0 victory.

Highlights action from Grassroot TV between Carlton Town & Southwell CIty.

The Millers result matched by Dunkirk who also hit five without reply as they saw off Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Much closer on Tuesday night was Gedling Miners Welfare’s progression at the expense of Kimberley MW. Adey Hawes giving Gedling a first half lead before James Shaw levelled for the away side, the match eventually going to penalties, ending with a home win.

Last week, Newark & Sherwood opened up the second round fixtures with a 3-1 win against Blidworth MW. On Monday night, West Bridgford will host Notts County and a day later, Ollerton Town will take on Nottingham Forest U21’s to complete the schedule, the winners reaching the quarter finals of a competition that was last season won by Carlton Town.

*Main image @Basfordutfd Tyreace Palmer celebrates his goal for Basford at Watnall Road.

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