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December Review

By Dave Morley

Eleven matches, six wins

December saw the unbeaten runs of the veterans and under 18's come to an end, but decent results for the under 12's and a reserves.

First Team

The firsts played a cup match against division 3 Railway Rovers at the start of the month. Goals from Will Braddock, Nick Dalby, Ercal Dinu, Chris Jackson, Jake Pearson, a brace from Daniel Towle and a hat trick each for Tom Gibling and Matt Hawkins took the firsts into the next round with a 13-1 victory. Unfortunately, this was followed up two weeks later with a 6-1 home defeat against Benjamin Smith. Spencer the only scorer.

First team record for December is

P2 W1 D0 L1 GF14 GA7 Pts0(cup win). Top scorers were Matt Hawkins and Tom Gibling


After a four week break, the reserves were back in action against Stapleford Town in the cup. The lack of match practice proved crucial as they went down to a 2-0 defeat. This was rectified the following week away at Shardlow St James Reserves. A Chris Johnson hat trick against his old club and a goal from Simon Chambers gave Kirk Hallam a 4-1 win. The month and year were rounded off with a 2-1 win over MH United. Coming behind from with goals from Tom Gillott and Mason Proctor-Smith preserved the teams' unbeaten record against MH, making it four wins and two draws out of six over the last three years.

Reserves record for December was

P3 W2 D0 L1 GF6 GA4 Pts6. Top scorer for the month was Chris Johnson with 3 goals.


The veterans travelled to Edwalton Cavaliers hoping to extend their 100% start to the season. This was not to be, as they were beaten 1-0 and suffered their first ever defeat. This was followed by the visit of Basford United from the top division in the cup. A closely fought and competitive match ended in defeat at 4-3 to the visitors.

Veterans record for December was

P2 W0 D0 L2 GF3 GA5 Pts0. Top scorer for the month was Nick Ghislanzoni with 2.

Under 18's

The under 18's exploded into the month with a stunning 6-2 win over East Leake Bantams. A Brace each for Jake West and Regan Atkinson, added to one each for Daniel Stokes and Ian Bailey did the damage. They then travelled to Riverside and came away with another win. This time, goals from Regan Atkinson, Daniel Stokes, Ellis Hacking and Charlie Roach gave Kirk Hallam a 4-2 win. Unfortunately, they weren't able to complete a clean sweep for the month as they were beaten at home by Wollaton & Bramcote FC 5-2. Consolation goals were scored by Daniel Stokes and Charlie Roach.

Under 18's record for December was

P3 W2 D0 L1 GF12 GA9. Top scorer for the month was shared between Daniel Stokes and Regan Atkinson, who were on three each.

Under 12's

Following their relegation from division one, the under 12's played a single cup match in December. They visited Southwell City Saracens, where the match went to extra time, but two goals from Ellis Shore gave Kirk Hallam a 2-1 win and progression to the next round.

Under 12's record for December was

P1 W1 D0 L0 GF2 GA1 Pts0 (cup match)

Updated 23:03 - 30 Dec 2018 by Dave Morley

Where next?

Matches Postponed First weather hit weekend of the season
Review of 2018 Busy, successful year for the club


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