20 DECEMBER 2012 - Last night Hucknall Town FC have confirmed the signing of former Cameroon U21 international Alex Malong. He joins Hucknall Town from Glapwell FC. [ Dan Young]
14 DECEMBER 2012 - Another week of pure action for Hucknall Town. This week should have been a week of pure excitement for The Yellows but - this week the club formally announced that their chairman and management team have all resigned, this has come as a massive shock after Hucknall’s impressive win over Kings Lynn.
The yellows are still bottom but the morale on the field should be high and ready for a table climb. On the other hand Hucknall Town FC board are in the search for a chairman and manager. It still hasn’t come clear why this has happened. This week’s fixture sees Newcastle Town come to Watnall Road.
Taking charge of all playing management is former Hucknall Town physio Jason Truscott & Alex Weston as assistant manager. Hucknall Town v Newcastle Town, kick-off 15.00. [Dan Young]
08-12-2012 - Kings Lynn v Hucknall Town: Another week, another fight for The Yellows. This long away trip down to Kings Lynn was always going to be a big away day for The Yellows. As the players arrived at the stadium there was a very cold and chilly wind around the ground. The Yellows looked up for a fight in their hard training session before the game.
The teams for the day was as follows: Kings Lynn: Gay, Watson, Yong, Fryatt, Gulliver, Bunting, Spriggs, Quigley, Dunkley, Tolley, Thomson. Subs: Thurlbourne, Turner, Mulready, White, Lee. gHucknall Town: Martin, Asher, Leggitt, Hannigan, Millns, Austin, Topliss, Nwadike, Ford, Demibh, Whitman, Subs: Marriot, Hollis, Sucharewycz, Robinson
With new signings Nwadike and Demibh in the starting eleven this was promised to be a fight for The Yellows, Hucknall Town are bottom of the league while Lynn are third. Kings Lynn dominated the game in the early stages untill the yellows got an early goal after 27mins, this was a very well worked goal.
Kings Lynn responded really well and went on to score after 31mins. The game was very much open to any one at this stage, Kings Lynn was still the team on top of the game with some intense pressure from the forwards. After the 37 minuntes Hucknall’s Demibh then scored a really good solo effort, which then made Kings Lynn think. At the break Hucknall had the lead 2-1 it seemed very positive for the men in yellow.
The Kings Lynn players where out first on the pitch with five minutes to go. The crowd seem to find their voice early on. Hucknall went a massive break forward with all player involved, that break ended up with a superb cross to Ford which ended up with a great header in to the back of the net, 3-1 Hucknall! This was promising to be a great second half with Kings Lynn wanting to stop this from being an embarrassing defeat.
Kings Lynn after that goal are the better team with constant balls being booted down! This immense pressure ended with a goal to Lynn on 55mins made it 3-2. With Hucknall very much on the back foot. The game up to 82 minutes was very much played in the centre circle with both teams fighting. The Yellows then seen a break though with a ball put down the middles to see Topliss score to make it 4-2 to the yellows.
On 85 mins they was a horrible tackle made by the Kings Lynn defender which should have been sent off….the final whistle was blown! Hucknall town have won 4-2!. A great win. [Dan Young]
05-12-2012 - Another away game coming up this weekend for Hucknall Town as they make the difficult travel to Kings Lynn. Kings Lynn have a superb home record winning 6 out of their last 9 home games this season and currently sitting in third position.
On the other hand the Yellows have only won 2 out of the last 10 on the road. This could prove to be a big game for the boys in Yellow.
You can go and support the Yellows down at Kings Lynn just contact Bob Scotney on 07825 668036 or visit the website . [Dan Young]
03-12-2012 - Hucknall Town FC have revealed the signing of two players from Grantham Town FC.
34 Year old Midfielder Emeka Nwadike joins The Yellows after previously playing for 10 other clubs, they include King's Lynn, Ilkeston Town, Hednesford Town, Worcester City, A.F.C. Telford United, Hinckley United & Gainsborough Trinity.
Young striker Karl Demidh also joins the Yellows from Grantham FC. The young 22 Year old has previously played for Coalville Town FC before joining Grantham Town in August 2012. The signing of these two very bright and experienced players looks very promising for the Yellows in their hunt for survival. [Dan Young]
05-11-2012 - Hucknall Town are on the hunt for their 15th managerial appointment in just 11 years after boss Brett Marshall quit the club this week. The Yellows hotseat has become a merry-go-round in recent years and Marshall has lasted just 18 competitive games in charge at Watnall Road.
He handed in his notice — alongside assistant manager Graham Walker — after his troops had trudged off from an uninspiring 2-0 defeat at the hands of Belper Town in Division One South of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League on Tuesday night. 43-year-old Marshall said his decision to resign had nothing to do with footballing reasons — despite his side only managing four wins and three draws under his stewardship.
Instead the sales director made claims that his position at the club was no longer tenable and made allegations that the hierarchy at Watnall Road were planning to replace him as manager with a former Nottingham Forest player. “I wanted to stay on and finish the job I and Graham had started”, said Marshall, who moved to Hucknall Town from Retford United in the summer. “I know the work that Graham and I have put in, I have been putting 50 hours a week into the club. I love the club and I knew we could have got Hucknall out of the relegation zone. Before the Belper game I signed a player. I then went all the way to Doncaster to pick him up so he could play and then drove him home after the match. That’s the sort of hands-on manager I am. But I couldn’t carry on, I felt undermined by what was going on.” [Written by Shane Dobbing]
12-10-2012 - Hucknall Town couldn’t build on Saturday’s win over Chasetown as they let a two-goal lead slip in a 2-2 draw with Stamford on Tuesday night in Division One South of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.
Both sides started brightly, Stamford keeper Matt Finlay alert early on to deny Julian Topliss and Sam Mullarkey twice going close for the visitors. The lead came Hucknall’s way on 23 minutes when a corner went straight through the Stamford defence and Evan Garnett drove the ball across Finlay into the far corner to put the home side ahead.
Gary King steered a good chance wide for the visitors not long afterwards, but it was 2-0 on 34 minutes when defender Jack Cotton pulled up whilst chasing a through ball, leaving plenty of space for Topliss to receive the ball and put Hucknall further ahead. But two goals in the space of two minutes were to bring Stamford level before half-time.
First Danny Brooks curled the ball past Jason Fisher with the outside of his foot from 25 yards. Then Andy Hall teased a Hucknall defender then skipped past him to deliver a great cross. King’s shot was blocked but Louis Hamilton followed up to smash the ball home.
The second-half saw Hucknall look dangerous going forward with Garnett in particular a threat on the wings, whipping in testing crosses which either went straight through the defence or a defender did enough to keep the ball away from a Hucknall forward. Mullarkey nearly netted for Stamford late on but his shot flashed past the post and ultimately each side had to be content with a point each. [Shane Dobbing]
11-10-2012 - A battling performance from The Yellows secured three valuable points against a very good Chasetown side on Saturday. Despite Jason Fisher being unavailable at the last minute, defender Rob Austin stepped in between the sticks and produced a man of the match performance.
The whole team rose to the occasion and gave their best effort of the Season so far. It was Hucknall who took the lead in the 33rd minute through Alexander Ford and went into a two goal lead after the break through Julian Topliss in the 68th. However it took this second goal for Chasetown to wake up and a minute later they scored a goal of their own through Tyrone Clarke-O’Connell.
Despite the late showing by Chasetown, in form Alexander Topliss grabbed his second of the game in the 84th minute which would ultimately be the winning goal. A very late surge from Chasetown saw the score their second of the game through Gary Hay, but for them it was a little too late. FT 3-2 win for Hucknall Town. [Written by Jack MacLaren]
04-10-2012 – Hucknall’s current league position of twenty-first with only four points from seven games in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League is far from attractive, however the FA Trophy is currently proving to be a welcome distraction to the league from with Hucknall beating Newcastle Town 2-1 on Saturday.
After some very strong words last weekend about making big changes to the team that was beaten 3-1 at home to Romulus, manager Brett Marshall stuck to his word by making several changes to his side, one of which being the debutant Alex Ford who opened the scoring for the yellows after 33 minutes.
Hucknall continued their good performance going 2-0 up in the second half. A delightful cross whipped in by Garnett found Ben Good 8 yards out who finished well.
Despite the dominance of Hucknall they were susceptible to the break and Newcastle grabbed a late goal 4 minutes from time.