With the last round of games before Christmas, the programme was reduced due to a number of Clubs having players testing positive for Covid-19.
Match-Day 18, saw only one game played in the Bond Street Trophies Premier Division, with Poplar Athletic looking to secure the win which would put them top at Christmas. In a frantic start all looked on course when Luke Worwood scored twice in the opening 10 minutes, but with Haunchwood Sports also having a goal as to not be in bottom place, they clawed themselves back to earn a credible draw, to fraught Poplar from achieving top spot, but in doing so move away from the base – goals from Martin Nightingale and Mark Williams did the trick.
In The EJ Group Division One, last season winners & Runners Up in the Hinckley & District Sunday League fill the top two spots. Rogue Elite are top after a 5-1 win over Bedworth Liberal who remain in the bottom two, with goals from Kevin McEwan (2), Brad Corbett, Jordon Hemsley and Jack Crowfoot. Hansom Cabs continue their fine form, with a 6-1 away win against Bedworth Conservatives. The win sees the Cabs in second place, 3 points off Rogue with two games in hand.
Saunders back home at Heckley, picked up the pace to register a 3-2 victory over Bedworth Travellers to move up a place.
The goals came from Liam Eden (2) and Matt Crowshaw with Connor Faulconbridge and Connor Cordon replying for Travellers.
Acorn and Ashby Road Sports ended their 2021 programme with home wins against Bedworth Liberal Res and Crow’s Nest Utd respectively in the Mark Blair Mortgage & Finance Division Two. Ashby’s goals came from Scott Maxwell, Mitch Gaskin and Matt Mangiante.
Division Three sponsored by Nuneaton Trophies & Giftware, saw the top two go head-to-head at Pauls Land. Trent Valley maintained their 100% record and top spot in a regulation win over Sunnyside Inn 6-1. Chris Camwell to is season tally to 21, with 4 goals, thses being backed up with strikes from Stephen Foster and Tom Shale. Steven Pywell scored the Sunny’s consolation.
In the Raihan’s Indian Takeaway Division Four, leaders Grendon Res kept their 100% record and with the first team also top of the Premier Division, a creditable double. Grandon’s 4-2 win over Lamb & Flag Res, came courtesy of goals from Jack Burrow (2), Kia Evans and Jamie King. Daniel Moreton (2) found the net for Lamb. In all Hinckley tussle Tarro Lounge Caterpillar overcame Conny Panthers 3-1, goals from David Beckwith, Harry Wileman and Scott Goodenough, Adam Sutton responded for Conny.
Griff & Coton Manor Res, returned with a 5-1 win at New Baron Lions, whilst a single goal from White Hart was enough to secure all 3 points against Bermuda Park.