Rossington Main 1 Winterton Rangers 8
Not a great day for the Blues
There isn't a great deal to be positive about from the game after this heavy loss. Micky Collins went off injured to add to the ever growing injury list. Manager Duncan Milligan leaves the club after this thrashing and it rained all day.
What glimmer of sunshine returned in the form of a superb Ben Hunter free kick after making his 1st return since the blues only victory of the season against FC Bolsover 1-0.
Winterton started the game as they would continue it throughout. Early pressure from them and a great save from Richard Watson was parried into the oncoming path of an attacker and the rebound was blazed over the bar. The blues defence didn't hold out for much longer and 7 minutes into the match and a corner for Winterton was headed home without much fuss.
The blues attempted to steady the ship with Lee Holmes breaking free from the Winterton back line with the left upright saving the Winterton Rangers defenders blushes as the ball cannoned back off the post and the attempted rebound shot was foiled and cleared.
Brad Billam went on a marauding run down the left flank to be cynically taken out by a Winterton defender. The ball broke for Rossington and the referee waved the advantage for Curtis Mann to shoot and the Winterton keeper made an easy save. Before things went from bad to worse Micky Collins went down injured and had extensive treatment before returning to action.
Winterton had a free kick on the half way line with a big long ball pumped into the box, another header and another goal. 2-0 to Winterton.
Another long diagonal ball pumped into the Rossington box which wasn't dealt with and the Winterton player went down from a breeze from behind and gained Winterton a penalty. The penalty was struck against the right post and bounced clear to safety.
25 minutes into the game and Collins injury was too much to keep playing and he was replaced by James Milner.
Another long ball into the Rosso area and and the 1st shot is blocked but the rebound is smashed home to make it 3-0 to Winterton.
Rossington huffed and puffed for the remainder of the half but couldn't get going and were thwarted when Ben Hunter had a half volley shot and driving runs from Brad Billam. Richard Watson was called into action yet again and made a superb double save from the Winterton attackers. The half came to a close with Winterton being by far the better team and taking a 3-0 lead into the break.
Dressing room turmoil at half time from Rossington was thought to have put some fire in their bellies. But straight from the kick off Winterton lobbed Richard Watson and made it 4-0.
A few minutes later Winterton attacked down the left and Watson brought the attacker down for another penalty. The penalty was tucked away and was then 5-0 to Winterton within minutes of the restart from half time.
The weather took a took for the worse with the rain getting heavier as was the scoreline was about to. Richard Watson was off his line and a lobbed pass found a Winterton attacker on the goal line and the ball was easily nodded home to make the score 6-0 to Winterton.
Jason Stokes had dropped deeper into midfield to try and create something for Rossington and he created chances for James Milner to cross for Lee Holmes who's shot was blocked on the edge of the box and Cain Wellings to pass to James Milner to have a driving run and shot to be saved. But to no avail as Winterton broke down the right and scrambled the ball home into the net. 7-0 to Winterton.
Cain wellings was fouled on the edge of the Winterton area and was wound up about this and had his handbag out with the Winterton captain. Ben Hunter curled home a superb free kick after the fracas, 7-1 to Winterton. Cain Wellings then fouled a Winterton player and got his 2nd yellow card and kicked the ball at their player as he's given his marching orders. The comeback was over and Winterton added an 8th. The game was over as a contest well before the 8th was added. Winterton deserved everything they got and were good value for their win.
After the match Duncan Milligan and the club mutually agreed that Duncan will leave his post