Dinnington Town recorded an emphatic league victory against Askern Villa after their enforced break caused by the recent bad weather. They welcomed Steven Booth (keeper) and Joseph Charlesworth (striker) making their debuts with Martin Wade
and Matt Smith
returning from injury.
Town were soon on the attack and hit the crossbar twice in the first 15 mins through Tom Fairweather and a Matt Smith
free kick. A further chance was spurned on 21 mins when Jamie Roper
fired over following a fine run by Michael Trench
. Despite dominating play Town fell behind a minute later when a long through ball was missed by home keeper Booth to allow Chris Brown to give the visitors a surprise lead.
Town quickly equalised when a Trench free-kick was headed home by Joseph Charlesworth on his debut.
More chances and great play by Town followed, Jamie Roper
headed wide of the far post when it seemed easier to score and on 32 mins a Michael Trench
freekick avoided everyone and crept past the far post. The same player saw a powerful shot brilliantly saved by the visitors keeper following a swift counter attack and crossfield pass from Martin Wade
Within minutes of the re-start Matt Smith
shot over, however he made amends on 52 mins when he scored from close range after a great run by Charlesworth. The game was put out of reach for Askern on 84 mins when Michael Trench
scored a well taken penalty after Jamie Roper
had been tripped.
It was a convincing victory against opposition who rarely threatened the home defence and sets Town up nicely for the local derby on Tuesday night away at Hallam.
MOM: Matt Langley
who dominated play despite feeling unwell throughout the game.
DTFC: Booth, Fairweather, Lepianka, Taylor, Ramsden, Smith, Trench, Roper, Charlesworth, Wade, Langley Subs: Sykes, Jefferies, Bytheway.