Bassetlaw off to convincing start

Bassetlaw Boys' first outing of the season saw them take an untried squad to meet the City of Derby Boys, who already had a win over Barnsley and a draw against Nottingham to their credit, and produce a convincing 3-0 victory.

The foundation of their success was a confidence-inspiring goalkeeper in Devon Brammer and an impenetrable back four of Harry Donnelly, Alex Stringfellow, Jackson Nunn and Liam Arnold.

They were aided by a hard working mid-field consisting of permutations of Darcey Vardy, Mitchell Oakley, Jacob Dawson, Oliver McKay and Matthew Robinson and two diminutive but very talented front-runners in Connor Johnson and Jack Walters

Despite playing against a strong wind and a slope in the first half they were rarely troubled, with Jackson Nunn heading off the line from Derby's only goal threatening attack and then took an interval lead when Connor Johnson clinically converted a precision pass from Darcey Vardy.

The second half was one-way traffic with McKay finishing off a beautifully created move involving Walters and Johnson before Walters rounded off a personal top-class performance with a volleyed third goal.

This was an excellent first performance by this new Bassetlaw squad, although they can expect to encounter much tougher opposition this week when they travel to meet the 180-school City of Bradford association.

The players invited to represent the district in this double-headed fixture are:

Devon Brammer, Makenzie Tomlinson (Serlby Park); Jack Trewick, Harry Donnelly (St. John's); Liam Arnold, Jordan Wales (Priory); Alex Stringfellow, Oliver McKay (St. Anne's); Jackson Nunn, Jacob Dawson (Sir Edmund Hillary); Connor Johnson, Mitchell Oakley (Clarborough); Charlie Sheron, Jack Walters (North Leverton); Matthew Robinson, Ayden Hall (Harworth); Darcey Vardy (Carr Hill); Matthew Dryden (Beckingham); Thomas Davies (Norbridge); Matthew Templeton (Holy Family); Matthew Bee (Haggonfields); Matthew Davies (New Manton); Keir Stockdale (Prospect Hill); Jake Milson (Redlands).Staff: Mr. Lambley (Ryton Park); Mr. Hessey (Carr Hill); Mr. Tarr (North Leverton).

The coach leaves Retford St. Joseph's Church at 8.00 am prompt and the Worksop Priory Car Park at 8.15 am prompt.

On the domestic scene the remaining first round Parry Cup matches were played on schedule and saw Worksop Priory hit four against St. Augustine's B to a lone reply from Macauley Duke.

The quarter-final draw is: Serlby Park v St.John's A; Norbridge v Sir Edmund Hillary; St. Anne's v New Manton; Carr Hill v Priory.

Both Misterton squads won through to the quarter- finals of the Middle Divisions Cup when their A squad beat Redlands B 5-0 with goals from Stuart Beevers 2, Jack Nicholson 2 and Ryan Cook.

The B squad pulled off a shock when William Caley 2, Lewis Stewart and Liam Walker were the marksmen in a 4-1 defeat of Dunham-on-Trent to earn the A squad a visit to Cuckney and the B squad a home tie against St.Joseph's.

All matches in all cups must be played on or before Tuesday 7th November.