The defeat was Rainworth’s third in a row and their second at home all season, the Wren’s unbeaten run is very much behind them now. Lewis Weavers’ second half strike wasn’t enough to rescue any points from the match as the home side were wasteful in front of goal yet again. With numerous players unavailable through suspension, Rainworth will have been relieved to see the referee’s cards remain in his pocket for the entire 90 minutes.
Borrowash came into the fixture with confidence, despite sitting bottom of the league they entered the Wrens Nest on the back of a 4-0 home victory over Ingles last weekend. However, it was the home side that started the brightest. A second minute corner wasn’t dealt with by the Borrowash defence and found Blessing Adeleye in the box, the striker’s header was well saved by keeper Danny Rigley. Soon after, the Wrens came even closer as winger Lewis Weaver found the crossbar in the 11th minute. A bouncing ball crossed into the Borrowash box was poorly dealt with as Weaver beat his man before chipping the ball onto the bar and out for a goal kick.
The best chance of the half fell to the home side in the 22nd minute. New signing Travis Comry whipped a tempting ball across the face of goal to find Dec Brewin at the far post. However, it wasn’t to be as Brewin completely missed the ball to let the visitors off the hook.
Borrowash came close to going ahead just one minute before the break. Striker Matt Taylor had found space in the box but saw his shot turned behind by a last gasp block from Rainworth’s Cam Davidson.
After half time the match restarted at the same pace it had finished, only this time the players had brought their shooting boots. It took just three minutes after the restart for the games first goal. Borrowash winger Lewis Partridge produced a fine cross to find teammate Matt Taylor at the far post. Taylor showed good composer to calmly slot the ball home and put the visitors ahead.
Rainworth reacted well and found a quick equaliser in the 53rd minute. A misplaced pass in the midfield created a chance for Rainworth’s Lewis Weaver to break downfield. The winger showed great pace to shake free of the Borrowash defence before slotting home past Danny Rigley to level the scores.
It didn’t take long for the visitors to regain their lead as attacker Nathan Bennett found the back of the net after 67 minutes. A throw in front the right side by Connor Roberts proved too much to deal with for the Rainworth defence. The bouncing ball found its way to Bennett in the centre of the box who drilled a powerful volley low past the keeper Josh Hollis.
Having taken the lead for the second time, the visitors looked in no hurry to lose it again as they dominated the later stages of the match. In the 79th minute Borrowash should have doubled their lead through Joel Isaac. Goal scorer Matt Taylor found Isaac on the edge of the box who then chipped keeper Josh Hollis, unfortunately for Borrowash defender Joe Toon recovered well to clear off the line. The final stages of the game produced little goal mouth action as Borrowash were victorious for the second time in two matches.
Next for Rainworth they entertain a dangerous Dunkirk side at the Tomlin Personnel stadium. The wrens will hope to get back to winning ways and reignite their strong home form. Next up for Borrowash, they face a league cup quarter final fixture at home to West Bridgford.
Rainworth: Hollis, Coupe, Toon, Davidson, Spray, Wright, Brewin, Comry (Pursglove), Adeleye (Darby), Cornell (Dawson), Weaver.
Unused subs: Sennett, Smith.
Borrowash Victoria: Rigley, McMahon, Allen, Francis, Kenworthy, Thurman, Partridge (Johnson), Roberts, Isaac, Taylor (Sanders), Bennett.
Unused subs: Leeming, Wiggins.