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Rossington Main
Retford FC
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S Evans-Booth (10')
Sat 3 Aug 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Attendance 222

Rossington Main 0-1 Retford FC

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Choughs earn opening day victory

Rossington Main 0-1 Retford F.C.
Saturday 3rd August 2019
NCEL Division One
Oxford Street, Rossington

On a historic day for Retford F.C. they collected all three points as they made their debut in the Northern Counties East League. Just five years into their existence, The Choughs kicked off in Step 6 of the football pyramid for the first time. Chris Woodhead presiding over a 1-0 victory just 16 miles from home on a sunny August afternoon.

Hosts Rossington almost went ahead from the kick-off as Tom Foltyn-Brown almost capitalised on a mix up in the Retford defence, curling his effort wide of the far post. Retford also found it difficult in the early stages to get to grips with Main midfielder Jason Stokes. The NCEL veteran causing all kinds of problems with his composure on the ball. Stokes was the next to test the Retford defences as he curled a shot wide of the post.

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After a period of settling though The Choughs hit the front in the tenth minute, Jon Kennedy searching for the head of Will Tomlinson, instead found a mix up between the Rossington centre halves Bytheway and Bucknall which allowed Evans-Booth to slip in behind and drill the ball past the advancing Butz and in the process become the scorer of the club’s first ever step 6 goal.

Rossington’s best chance of getting back into the game came very soon after as the Bytheway headed a well worked set piece over the bar from inside the six yard box. That was as close as they would come though on an afternoon where the defences would have the better of the game.

Retford grew into the game as time went on and caused most of their trouble through the wing play of Adam Scott and Josh Street, the pace and trickery of both giving Curtis Mann and Owen Hall a difficult afternoon.

In the second half both sides were difficult to break down but Retford got more of a hold on Stokes and the lively Bailey Conway in the 2nd half and this resulted in the Choughs having much more control in the 2nd half.

Rossington brought on the experienced Zeph Thomas but he wasn’t able to make any kind of inroads against the experienced duo of Severn and Burgin who were colossal for the visitor throughout the afternoon.

The best chances of the second period both falling to Retford but Will Tomlinson didn’t connect well with a ball which fell kindly to him on the edge of the area and Evans-Booth raced clear to drag a shot well wide in stoppage time with literally the last kick of the game.

Still it was a satisfying opening day for the newly promoted Choughs who started life in step 6 with a clean sheet and three points. Man of the Match Tom Burgin

Rossington Main – Jan Butz, Curtis Mann (Louis Thwaites, 55), Owen Hall, Bailey Conway, Josh Bucknall, James Bytheway, Eliot Wilson (Jordan Buckham, 73), Jackson Buckthorp, Tom Foltyn-Brown (Zeph Thomas, 55), Jason Stokes, Ben Clarke.

Retford F.C. – Jon Kennedy (c), Toby Rutherford (Joe Knowles, 72), Haydn Goddard, Graeme Severn, Tom Burgin, Oli Bilham, Adam Scott (Matt Gains, 45), Josh Street (Tom Gilmore, 83), Will Tomlinson, Shay Evans-Booth, Jack Johnson.

Unused Subs – Nathan Reah, Dec Heath.

Tom Burgin

Player of the Match

Tom Burgin

Key moments

10:00
Goal Shay Evans-Booth scores for Retford FC

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Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Toby Rutherford keeps a clean sheet for Retford FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jon Kennedy keeps a clean sheet for Retford FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Tom Burgin keeps a clean sheet for Retford FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Graeme Severn keeps a clean sheet for Retford FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Haydn Goddard keeps a clean sheet for Retford FC
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Joe Knowles keeps a clean sheet for Retford FC
90:00 Player of the Match
Tom Burgin is awarded player of the match for Retford FC
83:00 Sub Off
Josh Street is substituted off for Retford FC
83:00 Sub On
Tom Gilmore is substituted on for Retford FC
72:00 Sub On
Joe Knowles is substituted on for Retford FC
72:00 Sub Off
Toby Rutherford is substituted off for Retford FC
71:00 Yellow Card
Toby Rutherford is yellow carded for Retford FC
45:00 Sub On
Matthew Gains is substituted on for Retford FC
45:00 Sub Off
Adam Scott is substituted off for Retford FC
End of period 1
33:00 Yellow Card
Haydn Goddard is yellow carded for Retford FC
25:00 Yellow Card
Shay Evans-Booth is yellow carded for Retford FC
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Shay Evans-Booth scores for Retford FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Rossington Main
  • Retford FC
  • 0
  • Shay Evans-Booth Goal 10:00'
  • Shay Evans-Booth Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Haydn Goddard Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Matthew Gains Sub On 45:00'
  • Adam Scott Sub Off 45:00'
  • Toby Rutherford Yellow Card 71:00'
  • Joe Knowles Sub On 72:00'
  • Toby Rutherford Sub Off 72:00'
  • Tom Gilmore Sub On 83:00'
  • Josh Street Sub Off 83:00'

Team selection

Kennedy, Jon Kennedy, Jon
Rutherford, Toby Rutherford, Toby
Burgin, Tom Burgin, Tom
Scott, Adam Scott, Adam
Severn, Graeme Severn, Graeme
Goddard, Haydn Goddard, Haydn
Street, Josh Street, Josh
Bilham, Oliver Bilham, Oliver
Evans-Booth, Shay Evans-Booth, Shay
Tomlinson, Will Tomlinson, Will
Johnson, Jack Johnson, Jack

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Retford FC 2 6
2. Winterton Rangers 2 6
3. Parkgate 3 6
4. Brigg Town 3 4
5. Skegness Town 3 4
6. North Ferriby 2 4
7. Dronfield Town 1 3

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