How Rossington Main and Armthorpe Welfare warmed up for festive Doncaster derby

Rossington Main will be hoping to complete a league double over rivals Armthorpe Welfare when the sides are scheduled to meet next week.

By Paul Goodwin
Saturday, 25th December 2021, 12:25 pm
Jack Watson, left, scored the only goal of the game when Rossington Main beat Armthorpe Welfare earlier in the season. Photo: Steve Pennock
Jack Watson, left, scored the only goal of the game when Rossington Main beat Armthorpe Welfare earlier in the season. Photo: Steve Pennock

Ben Hunter’s men warmed up for the Doncaster derby by claiming a hard earned point against title-chasing Hallam.

Main have stuttered over recent weeks - dropping from top spot in NCEL Division One to sixth - but they were delighted to salvage a 1-1 draw at Oxford Street courtesy of William Monteiro’s stoppage time equaliser.

Christopher Wood had given second-placed Hallam the lead just after the restart but Rossington’s second half pressure saw them earn a deserved point.

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Armthorpe were looking for a third straight win but suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at lowly Rainworth Miners Welfare.

Adam Baskerville blazed a first half penalty over the bar for Welfare who then conceded three times in an eight-minute spell in the second half.

Lee Morris’s side sit ninth in the table, seven points adrift of Rossington who currently occupy the final play-off spot.

The two Doncaster clubs are scheduled to meet at Armthorpe’s Marra Falcons Stadium on Tuesday, December 28 (3pm).

Rossington won the reverse fixture 1-0 in August courtesy of a goal from Jack Watson.