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Sat 20 Jan 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Full time Attendance 71

Substitutions Decide Close Game

Fourth placed Maltby Main visited Kirklington Road today hoping to avenge their 3-2 defeat at Muglet Lane earlier in the season.

In a hard-fought game, it was decided by a couple of goals by the substitutes in the final fifteen minutes, the second coming as Rainworth pressed for the equaliser in the final minute.

Rainworth were the first to threaten when Max Pemberton put his effort just wide from Matt Sykes’s corner in the 4th minute.

Whilst at the other end Steve McDonnell was initially denied by Pemberton’s defensive tackle before hitting the rebound just wide. Two minutes later and they were indebted to Ben Townsend’s point blank save from Bradley Kilner as their appeals for offside were in vain.

Maltby almost opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Cameron Rigby’s effort went inches wide of the far upright with Townsend beaten.

The game was hard fought and end-to-end, Kyle Jordan’s effort was straight at Josh Lill and Joe Austin’s effort at the other end just curled over.

Maltby had edged the opening half hour and they went close again when Danny Patterson’s effort went just wide.

The final third of the half saw Rainworth come back into the game and Jordan was unlucky to see his deft lob beat Lill but landed on top of the net.

In the 37th minute a quick Rainworth break saw Jordan set up Tomas Poole but Lill was able to gather the effort at the second attempt. Minutes later and Maltby had Lill to thank has he just managed to tip Poole’s long-range effort round the upright.

The final effort of the half fell to Poole once again, but his effort was inches over the crossbar.

Rainworth went close in the 53rd minute when Richard Adams header from Jack Waddle’s free-kick was inches wide. They went even closer a couple of minutes later but Lill just managed to close Sykes down enough and his effort was inches wide of the far upright.

Maltby came back into the game and Poole did well to head the ball off the line after Townsend appeared top be impeded from the corner.

Two minutes later his point-blank save from Josh Nodder prevented Maltby taking the lead.

Rainworth brought on Nathan Modest for Charlie Dawes.

The opening goal came in the 75th minute when substitute Sam Foster ran onto an excellent through ball, he kept his composure as Townsend came out, flicking it over him into the empty net.

Rainworth made their final two substitutions bringing on Alex Nightingale and Luke Walker for Poole and Sykes respectively.

Rainworth threw everything at Maltby, but they held out and in the final minute capitalised on a wayward free-kick. They broke quickly and when substitute Ryan Carroll outpaced the defence he gave Townsend no chance for the second.

There was just time to restart the game before the referee blew for fill-time.

RAINWORTH MWFC: Townsend; Booth; Ludlam; Goodwin; Adams; Pemberton; Dawes (Modest); Waddle; Poole (Nightingale); Jordan; Sykes (Walker).
Subs not used: Knowles; Bennett.

Referee: Mr. Martin Beard

Attendance: 71

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89:00 Yellow Card
Luke Walker is yellow carded for Rainworth Miners Welfare
88:00 Sub Off
Matt Sykes is substituted off for Rainworth Miners Welfare
88:00 Sub On
Luke Walker is substituted on for Rainworth Miners Welfare
82:00 Sub On
Alex Nightingale is substituted on for Rainworth Miners Welfare
82:00 Sub Off
Tomas Poole is substituted off for Rainworth Miners Welfare
69:00 Yellow Card
Tomas Poole is yellow carded for Rainworth Miners Welfare
63:00 Sub On
Nathan Modest is substituted on for Rainworth Miners Welfare
63:00 Sub Off
Charlie Dawes is substituted off for Rainworth Miners Welfare
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Rob Ludlam is yellow carded for Rainworth Miners Welfare
10:00 Yellow Card
Ross Goodwin is yellow carded for Rainworth Miners Welfare
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  • Rainworth Miners Welfare
  • Maltby Main
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  • Ross Goodwin Yellow Card 10:00'
  • Rob Ludlam Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Nathan Modest Sub On 63:00'
  • Charlie Dawes Sub Off 63:00'
  • Tomas Poole Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Alex Nightingale Sub On 82:00'
  • Tomas Poole Sub Off 82:00'
  • Luke Walker Sub On 88:00'
  • Matt Sykes Sub Off 88:00'
  • Luke Walker Yellow Card 89:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Pontefract Collieries 34 88
2. Handsworth Parramore 42 85
3. AFC Mansfield 37 84
4. Pickering Town 32 75
5. Maltby Main 35 65
6. Rainworth Miners Welfare 42 63
7. Hemsworth Miners Welfare 35 59

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