Local football: Holmes sweet home for Rossington

ROSSINGTON Main claimed the local bragging rights with a narrow 1-0 Boxing Day win at home to Askern Villa, WRITES PAUL WEBSTER.

When the two sides met in the reverse fixture back in September Lee Holmes’s 15th minute strike proved to be the difference between the teams.

And it was Holmes that proved to be the thorn in Villa’s side once more, scoring the only goal after just two minutes.

The striker was allowed to run at the visitors’ defence before firing a low shot across keeper Liam Copley and into the far corner.

It was not a game for the purists with the swirling wind making life difficult for both sides in a game of few clear cut chances.

Villa will feel hard done by not to have come away with a point after enjoying plenty of possession, but they failed to really test Lee Appleby in the Rossington goal.

Indeed Villa’s task became all the more difficult on 81 minutes when they had skipper Ryan Watson sent off for allegedly attempting to deliberately trip up the referee.

Shortly afterwards Rossington had the ball in the net once more but Liam Charlton’s effort was ruled out for a foul in the build-up.