It wasn’t looking to be that easy though with 20 minutes on the clock the visitors were 2-0 up. A 9th minute free kick was bundled in at the far post before the referee’s assistant allowed a player to lob over Callum Coburn after starting his run some 2 yards offside.
The Colliery had earlier wasted chance after chance but within minutes of that goal they pulled a goal back through Liam Charlton who was starting a game to get some match fitness after missing most of the season through work. He ran onto a perfect through ball to round the keeper and slot into the net. Then 10 minutes before the break Sean Nicholls found the equaliser. Being in the right place and beating the offside before firing across the keeper.
Quickly on the back of that Scott Maughan
made a great run from halfway to round the keeper and put The Colliery in front (3-2) at half-time.
Into the second half and again the home side wasted chances to extend the lead so a change of personnel was called for. Nathan Fraser
and Scott Spencer
replacing Maughan and Dean Griffiths
It seemed to have the required effect when 10 minutes in Nicholls got his second. Charlton playing a ball into his path for him to place across the keeper (4-2).
Both Fraser and Spencer were getting forward and giving the Edlington defence something different to think about.
On 65 minutes Charlton got his second of the game this time with a bit of fortune about it though. His attempted square ball found its way into the bottom corner catching the keeper off his guard (5-2)
Another change with Jamie Hastie
replacing Green with 18 minutes to play and Rossington stormed into an unassailable lead.
getting two goals in quick succession (74’ and 75’) to make it 7-2 before Fraser popped up on the edge of the area to fire in number 8.
The game by now had become something resembling a practice match with the Rossington players hardly breaking sweat passing the ball around easily and taking pot shots when given the slightest opportunity.
All-in-all a comfortable win that sees them return to winning ways after the shock of defeat in their last outing before Christmas and make progress into the next round.