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Maltby Main
Rainworth Miners Welfare
Full time
J Cheeseman (90')
Sat 2 Apr 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Division Attendance 70

Last Gasp Winner ends Maltby Main’s unbeaten run.

Just reward for a battling performance

Rainworth visited Maltby Main the Premier division’s form team having been unbeaten in their last nine league games.

Maltby had the better of the early exchanges on a dry and uneven pitch that made passing and shooting a lottery.

Rainworth came back into the game and with the game end to end won it with the last kick of the game.

Maltby were the first to threaten but their long range effort was well over.

Ben Townsend’s excellent save in the 10th minute prevented a goal and that pattern continued as Rainworth struggled to come to grips with the pitch.

It was all Maltby, but in the 18th Liam Morris’s effort was cleared off the line in what had been Rainworth’s first meaningful effort on goal of the half.

The remainder of the half saw both goals threatened but neither side were able to keep the ball down and the nearest either side came was when Joe Cheeseman, on debut, hitting the crossbar with the keeper struggling.

The second half started much as the first half ended with both sides battling for control.

The game changed in the 54th minute when a two footed challenge on Matthew Thompson left him needing treatment and the referee no alternative but to show the offender a red card.

Three minutes later and Rainworth almost capitalised when the keeper did well to punch out Liam Nelthorpe’s free-kick.

Minutes later and it was Nelthorpe again but this time his long range effort just went the wrong side of the upright.

The 63rd minute saw the first substitution when Rainworth brought on debutant Ashley Bartle for Bradley Wilson.

Maltby continued to have opportunities but it was Rainworth who came the nearest to scoring in a game that continued to be end to end.
On 72 minutes Rainworth brought on Declan Brewin for Liam Theakstone, but it was Maltby who went close.

Matt Sykes was only inches from opening the scoring for Rainworth when his thunderbolt beat everyone and the crossbar when well placed.

Rainworth made their final substitution bringing on another debutant Ryan Chapman for Jordan Edridge in the 81st minute.

Rainworth continued to press and in close succession Brewin’s effort was deflected for a corner and Sykes’s was brilliantly saved on the goal line by the keeper.

Maltby went straight down the other end and Rainworth were fortunate when the inside of the post prevented a goal and the ball was subsequently cleared.

It was then Rainworth’s turn and Brewin was denied by the keeper’s legs.

The goal eventually can in injury time when Rainworth were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area. Nelthorpe’s effort was too powerful for the keeper who did well to get to it, and Cheeseman followed up and hit the rebound into the roof of the net.

That was to be the final act of a game that after the initial Maltby dominance was always in doubt.

RAINWORTH MWFC: Townsend; Hanson; Wilson (Bartle); Nelthorpe; Plant; Cheeseman; Thompson; J. Edridge (Chapman); Morris; Theakstone (Brewin); Sykes. Sub (not used); C. Widdowson

Referee: Neil Guest

Man of the match: Joe Cheeseman

Attendance: 70

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Key moments

Goal Joe Cheeseman scores for Rainworth Miners Welfare


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90:00 Goal 0 - 1
Joe Cheeseman scores for Rainworth Miners Welfare
90:00 Assist
Liam Nelthorpe makes an assist for Rainworth Miners Welfare
81:00 Sub Off
Jordan Edridge is substituted off for Rainworth Miners Welfare
81:00 Sub On
Ryan Chapman is substituted on for Rainworth Miners Welfare
72:00 Sub Off
Liam Theakstone is substituted off for Rainworth Miners Welfare
72:00 Sub On
Declan Brewin is substituted on for Rainworth Miners Welfare
63:00 Sub Off
Brad Wilson is substituted off for Rainworth Miners Welfare
63:00 Sub On
Ashley Bartle is substituted on for Rainworth Miners Welfare
End of period 1
0:00 Player of the Match
Joe Cheeseman is awarded player of the match for Rainworth Miners Welfare
0:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Ben Townsend keeps a clean sheet for Rainworth Miners Welfare
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As it happened

  • Maltby Main
  • Rainworth Miners Welfare
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  • Brad Wilson Sub Off 63:00'
  • Ashley Bartle Sub On 63:00'
  • Liam Theakstone Sub Off 72:00'
  • Declan Brewin Sub On 72:00'
  • Jordan Edridge Sub Off 81:00'
  • Ryan Chapman Sub On 81:00'
  • Joe Cheeseman Goal 90:00'
  • Liam Nelthorpe Assist 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Maltby Main 41 68
8. Staveley Miners Welfare 40 66
9. Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 63
10. Barton Town Old Boys 42 62
11. Albion Sports 42 59
12. Thackley FC 42 59
13. Clipstone FC 42 55

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