NCEL: Rossington resurgent under new boss Brennan

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Lee Holmes bagged a hat trick as Rossington Main stretched their unbeaten run to six games with a resounding 4-0 victory over Dinnington Town.

Rossington deservedly went ahead in the 33rd minute when Holmes was upended in the area before picking himself up to calmly put away the resultant penalty.

The hosts doubled their lead three minutes before the break when Ben Hunter’s shot was parried by Town’s keeper leaving Holmes to fire in the rebound.

It took a brilliant point blank save from Adam Stevens to prevent the visitors pulling one back in first half stoppage time.

The hosts finally put the game to bed 16 minutes from time when Holmes tucked away a Tom Bennett cross to complete his treble.

The gloss was added with the fourth in the final minute when Main were awarded a second penalty, this time converted by Hunter after Jordan Hatton had been brought down.

This weekend Rossington go to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, who have lost just three times at home in 33 league outings.

Armthorpe Welfare endured a miserable derby day part two as Maltby Main crashed in six goals without reply at Muglet Lane to avenge a 2-0 reversal at Church Street seven days earlier.

Michael Cookson broke the deadlock on 11 minutes and it stayed that way until just after the interval when Rob Branagan, Craig Gladwin, Nicky Darker and Ollie Fearon stunned Welfare with four goals in 13 minutes.

Maltby put the icing on the cake three minutes from time with Fearon rifling in his second from the edge of the box.

Armthorpe host Athersley Recreation on Saturday.

The Barnsley outfit boast one of the best away league records in the top flight with nine wins from 12 games.

Maltby Main go to in-form Heanor Town where they will be looking to complete a league double following a 4-2 victory at Muglet Lane on the opening day of the season.

n Maltby followed up their derby win with a credible 2-2 draw at Worksop Parramore on Tuesday night.

Oliver Fearon twiced equalised for Main.

Armthorpe lost 4-1 at Brighouse Town despite James Walker giving them a 26th minute lead.