NCEL: Rossington look to build on promising start

Lee Holmes
Lee Holmes

Rossington Main are aiming to pick up their second win of the season at Selby Town on Saturday.

Main will be hoping for a similar outcome to that of their last visit to the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium on the final day of last season.

They came away 3-1 winners following first half goals from Mark Rudd, Willie McGhie and Joe Hart.

Selby have made a decent start to the campaign, winning their opening three outings before suffering a 3-1 defeat at Pontefract Collieries last weekend.

Rossington have lost just one of their opening four games, picking up five points.

They were moments away from a second win last weekend, before Shirebrook Town snatched a last gasp equaliser at Oxford Street in a 1-1 draw.

Both sides had their chances in an evenly contested first half, with McGhie and Lee Holmes both going close for Main.

Home keeper Adam Stevens was forced into a good save to keep out a Matt Plant header just before the hour mark.

But it was Rossington that grabbed the lead on 61 minutes as Holmes curled in a 25-yard free-kick for his fifth goal of the season.

Shirebrook pressed forward but a combination of some solid defending and fines saves from Stevens looked like keeping the visitors out.

That was until the first minute of stoppage time when a cross was floated to the back post for Reece Littlejohn to nod home the equaliser.