by Peter Scherer
Mickleover Reserves started their Central Midlands League Premier Division South campaign with a 2-1 win at Mansfield Hosiery Mills last Friday evening.
Only six minutes into the game Ben Horleston gave Mickleover the lead and it stayed 1-0 at half-time.
The hosts were a greatly improved side to last season and after just five minutes of the second half Elliot Nunn equalised.
Mickleover secured all three points though when George Atwal converted a 74th penalty.
The Reserves are away again in their next game, when they visit Clay Cross next Saturday.