Ingles take the spoils in a bluster encounter.
Ingles made it back to back wins as they overcome struggling Rainworth Miners Welfare 2-0 on Non league day.
Two second half goals from Mark Schulz and an own goal from Kirtis Chadburn late on secured a sixth win out of 11 games in the East Midlands Counties League for Ingles.
Rainworth didn’t really offer too much going forward in a game which was hampered by strong winds in tough conditions.
Ingles though, created a number of chances and should’ve sealed the win earlier than they did, missing some glorious opportunities. Manager Matt Smith spoke after the game and said that “we were wasteful in front of goal”. Also he admitted “that needs to be addressed”.
Rainworth started the game fairly lively and had a number or set piece opportunities, especially from corners but poor quality meant that they were wasted.
Midway through the first half, Ingles created a couple of glorious chances to take the lead but failed to convert either of them. Firstly, on 19 minutes, Josh Bowley’s cut back from the right found Marc Schulz, but his his right footed shot, which lacked power, trickled past the post. Minutes later, a fast counter attack, which good play from Billy Blackshaw, Bowley and Kyle Fowkes found its way to Lloyd Tapper but his shot was well saved down low by Andy Francis in the Wrens net.
On 28 minutes, with the wind on their side, Rainworth number nine Blessing Adeleye was causing havoc with his pace and he was found in behind the Ingles back line and was fouled just outside the box. But yet again the free kick, this time by Anton Foster was wasted.
Just five minutes later, Ingles had another big chance to gain the lead! Sam Kee exchanged passes with Schulz, and Kee’s side-footed strike just inside the box was saved by Francis. The half ended 0-0 with the visitors feeling like they had the better chances to take the lead.
Just after the break, Ingles did eventually take the lead on 50 minutes. The goal came from good work by Lloyd Tapper. The winger mazed down the left win beating two men in the process. His left footed chipped cross into the box was met by the diving Schulz and he headed home for his first of the campaign.
Seven minutes later, Adeleye’s pace saw him burst through the visitors defence but he was bought down by Jack Green. He got a booking for his troubles with some of Wrens supporters believing that he should’ve seen red.
Ingles again, created even more glaring chances to seal the game. Former Coalville striker Fowkes missed two opportunities. A difficult header which he couldn’t steer on target. Then went one-on-one with Francis but the shot was saved by the goalkeeper, who had a very good game in the Wrens net.
Minutes later on 69 minutes, a bizarre goalmouth scramble saw Ingles have a number of efforts blocked resiliently on the line by the rainworth back line. The visitors should’ve really put the game to bed.
The hosts attempted to mount some pressure on the Ingles goal later into the second half. On 78 minutes, Jack Hutchinson’s whipped cross was met by newly introduced sub Tom Sharpe, but he failed to connect with the header with real power and landed nicely into the hands of Oliver Buchanan.
With three minutes left of normal time, Ingles did finally double the lead. Fowkes was found by sub Bryce White and he was charged down by Francis, but the ball popped up with Luke Agard attempting to turn the ball into the back of the net but it was deflected into the net of the unfortunate Kirtis Chadburn.
Shortly after referee Bradley Maw blew his whistle to this encounter in North Nottinghamshire. Rainworth sit second bottom in the East Midlands Counties league with only recording four points out of a possible 36. On the other hand, Ingles sit eighth in non league step six winning six out of eleven. Ingles next face Belper United which is at the Dovecote on Saturday 20th of October for a 3pm kick off.
Written by Kieran King