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Blues triumph again in the Doncaster derby
Dan Gardner and Callum Wiffen returned to the blues defence after both having lengthy injury layoffs. Jordan Buckham went straight into the starting line up to play Armthorpe after only signing from them the day before the game.
The blues got the game underway and saw very little of the possession in the first 5 minutes of the game. But that didn’t stop Alec Denton from opening the scoring for the blues 6 minutes into the game. The ball was lobbed back into the area after an Armthorpe clearance and Alec Denton was fastest to react to the ball and tucked the ball intothe goal. Rosso’s 1st attack on goal had the hosts in front in the Doncaster derby.
Armthorpe then took a strangle hold of the game possession wise and camped out in the blues half of the pitch for large periods of time. A shot whistled wide of Callum Fieldings goal. On the odd occasion the blues managed to venture up the field Lee Holmes had a shot from 25 yards that went wide after good work from Harry Bamforth. Another chance just before the break from Armthorpe bounced wide of Callum Fieldings goal and the blues rode out the half going into the interval with a 1-0 lead.
The blues rode our luck from the get go with a goal mouth scramble and Callum Wiffen cleared the ball off the line. A Jordan Buckham attack was brought to abrupt end on the edge of the Armthorpe penalty area as the referee gave a free kick for a foul and a straight red card to the Armthorpe defender. The following Lee Holmes free kick was then put wide after a good effort on goal from the blues leading goal scorer.
Josh Gibbons was adjudged to have fouled an Armthorpe attacker in the Rosso area after slipping and the referee gave a penalty to the 10 men of Armthorpe. Callum Fielding was sent the wrong way and the 10 men were level with the hosts.
Another great chance fell to Armthorpe with an attacker alone on the back post and made a hash of the finish and put what looked like an easy chance over the bar. The blues were starting to lean on Armthorpes 10 men and Jason Stokes put a fantastic ball into the box from a free kick and Lee Holmes was inches away from meeting the ball and putting it into the net.
But on the 88th minute the inevitable happened the blues new signing from Armthorpe struck the winner. Alec Denton’s shot was parried into the path of Jordan Buckham and he blasted the ball into the net to give the blues the later winner in the Doncaster derby.