January 14, 2019

Hucknall Warriors FC – Spring Season Updates


Continuing on from our coverage of the 2018 Winter Season, and following on our shirt sponsorship deal, Axiomatic will be providing results and match reports for the Spring Season at the start of 2019. After narrowly missing out on the promotions places last season, the lads will be aiming for one better this time around.

Throughout the year we’ll be bringing updates and match reports to you, detailing the teams’ journey through the campaign.


Results and Match Reports

Hucknall Warriors Spring 2019 Season

In contrast to the season prior, Warriors got off to the perfect start in their first game of 2019. They raced out of the blocks and quickly put their mark on the game, going 2 goals without reply in the first 20 minutes. A moment of sloppiness allowed Kimberley a lifeline in the seconds before half time as they snatched a barely deserved goal from a corner.

Whatever the manager said to the Hucknall lads at half time, it worked. 3 swift goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half meant that they could take their foot off the gas for the remainder of the game.

Results elsewhere means that Warriors remain only off the top of the table on goal difference.
Over a month had passed since Warriors' last game, against Kimberley Miners welfare, due to a mixture of factors including frozen pitches and cup fixtures taking priority. The break clearly had an impact on the team’s performance, the lads producing a sluggish display.

In very windy conditions Warriors struggled to find any kind of tempo or rhythm. After some soppy errors throughout the first half the lads found themselves deservedly 2-0 down at half time.

After the break Warriors improved, and managed to get themselves back into the game early in the 2nd half, Reece finishing off a nice team move. After the goal however, Warriors never reached the intensity of that early 2nd half flurry, and struggled to create chances for an equaliser. Rather than push ever harder for the equaliser, the game more or less petered out, Warriors never causing West Bridgford too many problems. A frustrating weekend for Warriors, the game ending in a 1-2 defeat.

The lads only have to wait a week for their chance to bounce back, at home against Collingham Youth U14s Lions.