NCEL round-up: Armthorpe hit for six | Rossington's win-less run continues

Armthorpe Welfare will be glad to see the back of November.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 6:55 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:41 am
Rossington's Jake Vernon was on target against Campion.

A 6-1 defeat at leaders Cleethorpes Town brought up a sixth straight defeat in league and cup during the penultimate month of the year.

In fairness it would have been an almighty shock had Welfare even come away with a point against a side in excellent form.

Armthorpe started the game well and came agonisingly close to taking the lead after just two minutes when Liam Radford’s effort was cleared off the line.

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Cleethorpes began to show why they are top of the Premier Division with a spell of pressure, forcing Will Biggs into two top drawer saves.

Welfare’s defence was finally breached on 20 minutes when Peter Winn curled home a fine free-kick.

Armthorpe suffered a blow when they conceded a second right on half time as Luke Mascall nodded in from a cross.

Alex Flett made it 3-0 early in the second half with a shot that took a wicked deflection off defender Josh Gibbons, before Cooper quickly added a fourth to take the game away from Michael Carmody’s side.

Armthorpe to their credit never gave up and scored a wonderful consolation goal on 85 minutes when Marcin Wolski, a new signing from Selby Town, rifled in an unstoppable shot.

Cleethorpes though had the last word as Brody Robertson hit a late double.

Carmody’s side face Pickering Town at home on Saturday.

Maltby Main lost 5-1 at Handsworth Parramore.

The defeat leaves Maltby with just one win from their last seven league games ahead of a crunch trip to bottom of the table Barton Town Old Boys this weekend.

It is now 12 league games without a win for Rossington Main after Chris Glarvey’s new charges slipped to a 5-3 defeat at Campion.

And just to make matter worse relegation rivals Westella & Willerby beat Eccleshill United 5-4, a result that sent Main into the bottom two in Division One.

Rossington broke the deadlock on 10 minutes with a good finish from Jason Stokes before Campion turned the game on its head with goals from Eli Hey and Mark Bett.

Jake Vernon restored parity from the penalty spot and a looping header from Lee Holmes put the visitors 3-2 in front on 56 minutes.

Main’s joy was short lived as Campion drew level through Bett 60 seconds later and then re-took the lead through Josh Cook.

Bett later completed his hat trick to wrap up the points for the hosts.

Rossington host Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday.