NCEL round-up: Win for Main men on weekend of cup despair

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Rossington Main will go into Saturday’s derby against neighbours Worsbrough Bridge Athletic at Oxford Street with a renewed sense of confidence after a 2-1 victory over Dinnington Town.

Tom Hyde scored both Main’s goals, opening the scoring with a close-range finish from a corner on 23 minutes and then doubling Main’s advantage with a fine 25-yard effort on the stroke of half time.

Dinnington pulled one back 11 minutes into the second half through Liam Cartledge, but couldn’t force a further breakthrough and Rossington held on to make it six points from their opening three games.

Armthorpe Welfare, meanwhile, missed out on a £1,500 payout when they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle on Saturday.

Welfare crashed 4-1 at Church Street against Glossop North End, who took a 24th-minute lead through Nathan Neequaye.

Welfare hit back just after the hour mark when Jonathan Mirfin scored from the penalty spot after Callum Smith was brought down, but further goals from Lee Morris, Tom Bailey and Neequaye’s second of the afternoon made the game safe.

Maltby Main, too, suffered a disappointing exit from the FA Cup, by the same 4-1 scoreline.

The only bright spot was Branagan’s equaliser in the first half.

On Saturday, Armthorpe face Parramore and Main face an in-form Albion Sports at Muglet Lane.