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Rainworth's Troubles Continue - By Max Barton

Rainworth's Troubles Continue - By Max Barton

By Paul Fryer
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Rainworth Miners Welfare fell to a 4-2 home defeat at home to fellow middle table side Barrow Town. Second half goals from Henry Dunn and Conor Brown-Wingfield were enough to seal the victory for the visitors at a windy Tomlin Personnel Stadium.


Rainworth started the match on the front foot and came close to taking the lead in the 2nd minute. A left sided throw-in was flicked on by Nathan Benger to Dec Brewin. Brewin showed good creative instinct to flick the ball onto captain Aidy Harris. However, Harris's first-time strike inside the box flew just wide of the goal.

After a brief lull in goal mouth action, Barrow Town took the lead in the 12th minute with the wind behind their backs. Barrow winger Samuel Moore was allowed to drive down the left wing, cut inside and pull off a tame shot along the ground. Fortunately for the visitors, Wrens keeper Josh Hollis was miss sighted and couldn't prevent the ball from dribbling into the bottom left corner.

The home side came close to finding an equaliser in the 19th minute. Joe Toons upfield punt put a racing Dec Brewin through on goal. Brewin arrived in the box and turned inside onto his left foot before Barrow defender Dominic Watts could make an excellent last gasp tackle.
Rainworth got themselves level in the 23rd minute through a coolly taken Lewis Weaver goal. A well picked pass from Harris played Weaver in on the left. The winger had time to take the ball round the on-rushing Barrow Town keeper to slot into an empty goal and level the scores.

In the 32nd minute the visitors came close to retaking their lead. A Jordan Holmes cross to the near post proved difficult to deal with as centre back Chris Timmons missed his header. Fortunately for Timmons, keeper Hollis reacted well to collect the ball and prevent Pradeep Bahrey from slotting into an empty net.

Just one minute later and Barrow were able to find the back of the net for the second time. A right sided pass from Henry Dunn teed up midfielder Jordan Holmes who arrowed his first time shot on the edge of the box into the top left corner.

Shortly before half time Barrow missed multiple chances to double their lead. First, a wind driven goal kick found its way to Moore in front of goal, but the tricky winger blazed his volley well over the crossbar. Soon after, a well taken corner by Holmes found Dunn who sent his unchallenged header slightly over the crossbar. That was to be the last action before the half time interval.

With the wind blowing to their advantage, it took just five minutes for Rainworth to find the back of the net in the second half. A precise through ball from Alex Sennett found attacker Dec Brewin in the box. Brewin was able to hold off the defender before slotting into the bottom left corner via the inside of the post to drag the home side level.

The games fifth goal came in the 65th minute as Barrow Town re-took their lead. A troubling cross from the right wing by Sam Kee was flicked over the keeper from close range by Dunn to make it 3-2.

Barrow Towns fourth came in the 76th minute through striker Conor Brown-Wingfield. Dunn played a pass over the Wrens defence and Brown-Wingfield was able to dink the bouncing ball over the head of Josh Hollis and into the back of the net, securing the three points for the visitors.
Next up for Rainworth they face a home cup tie on Tuesday night against Ingles. Barrow Town next face a tough test as the travel to Heanor Town in the East Midlands Counties League.

Rainworth MW: Hollis, Coupe, Toon, Davidson (Hardwick), Timmons, Wright, Brewin, Cornell (Cox), Benger (Adaleye), Harris, Weaver
Subs: Pursglove, Cox, Hardwick, Darby, Adaleye.

Barrow Town: Simpson, Kee, Watts, Rose, Ridout, Holmes, White, Dunn, Moore, Brown-Wingfield, Bahrey.
Subs: Paparozzi, Way, Shaw, Buckingham, Acott.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 08, Feb 2020

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

65

Competition

Premier Division Clubs

League position

11
Barrow Town
13
Rainworth M.W.