NCEL round-up: Armthorpe’s woes continue | Rossington Main out of FA Vase

Aaron Moxam scored twice for Rainworth to defeat Amthorpe.
Aaron Moxam scored twice for Rainworth to defeat Amthorpe.

Armthorpe Welfare suffered their tenth straight league defeat this season as Rainworth Miners Welfare won 2-0 at Church Street.

Aaron Moxam scored all four goals as Rainworth beat Armthorpe 4-1 in the reverse fixture at the beginning of the month and his brace saw Rainworth complete a league double.

Armthorpe had chances with Craig Morley seeing his powerful header saved on the stroke of half time, while Michael Collins put a great chance wide on 61 minutes after Craig Aspinall’s effort had come back off the post.

Welfare were made to rue those missed chances as Moxam gave the visitors a 69th minute lead with a close range finish.

And it was Moxam who wrapped up the points deep into stoppage time from the penalty spot after Liam Copley had brought down a Rainworth forward.

The defeat leaves Carmody’s side anchored to the foot of the table and six points adrift of safety.

Armthorpe, who are in action at neighbours Maltby Main on Wednesday night, travel to Bridlington Town on Saturday.

The Seasiders have not had the best of starts, picking up just seven points from the opening six games.

Maltby Main rescued a point after coming from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Thackley at Muglet Lane.

The visitors took the lead on 26 minutes when Patrick MaGuire scored direct from a corner.

The Miners hit back to level six minutes later through Jordan Poole but found themselves 3-1 down at the interval as MaGuire restored the visitors’ lead direct from a corner once again with Dan Broadbent adding the third from close range.

Maltby needed a response early in the second half and they got it as Steve Hopwell reduced the arrears on 53 minutes with Jordan Snodin restoring parity seven minutes later.

Despite both sides having chances to win it, the scoreline remained level.

Maltby go to Pickering Town this weekend in search of a first win at the Recreation Ground in five visits. Ben Langford’s second half goal gave the Miners a 1-0 victory back in December 2011.

Rossington Main’s FA Vase dreams are over for another year after they crashed out to higher division opponents Bootle 4-0 at Oxford Street.

The visitors are riding high in the NWC Premier Division and went into the tie on the back of six straight wins in league and cup.

Rossington created a few decent chances but in the end it was a comfortable victory for the visitors.

Dan Murphy headed Bootle into a 12th minute lead at a corner with Carl Peers quickly adding a second. Ryan Cox made it 3-0 a minute from the interval with a near post finish.

Josh Hamilton put the tie out of Main’s reach with the fourth seven minutes into the second half.

Rossington face two tough games over the next week starting with the visit of second-placed Penistone Church to Oxford Street on Saturday.

The visitors have dropped just two points in seven league outings and will be looking to regain top spot from Winterton Rangers.

Next up for Holmes’ side is a trip to AFC Emley on Wednesday. The hosts have recovered from a poor start to the season to win four and draw one of the last five outings.