NCEL: Armthorpe Welfare bow out of FA Cup but not without a fight, Rossington Main draw league opener

Armthorpe's Gary Collier holds the ball up during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Liversedge.
Armthorpe's Gary Collier holds the ball up during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Liversedge.

Armthorpe Welfare went down fighting in the FA Cup.

They took Premier Division Liversedge to a replay but lost the extra preliminary round tie 5-3 on Tuesday night despite a battling performance.

Mike Carmody’s new-look side had produced a spirited second half performance at Church Street on Saturday.

Debutant Will Ramsay scored a stunning equaliser to cancel out Roy Foggarty’s first half tap-in.

Welfare had a few late chances to win it too.

Liam Radford went round the goalkeeper but was forced wide and his cross was cut out.

They went closer still in the 88th minute when Craig Morley got his head to a free-kick only to see the ball bounce to safety off the inside of the post.

Then in the first minute of stoppage time substitute James Handley went past the keeper but from a tight angle put his shot into the side netting.

They were made to regret those missed opportunities in midweek when Liversedge booked their place in the next round at the second attempt.

Welfare found themselves 2-0 down early on courtesy of a Devonte Morton header and a Foggarty penalty.

Craig Aspinall pulled a goal back on 22 minutes only for Liversedge to make it 3-1 on 31 minutes through Morton with his second of the night.

Wayne Brook got the visitors back into the contest before the break.

But Brandon Kane made it 4-2 direct from a corner four minutes into the second half before Steve Swales added a fifth from distance on 56 minutes.

Liversedge goalkeeper James Waggett gave Welfare some hope when he collected and then dropped a Stuart Preston free-kick over the line under pressure on 63 minutes but it was too little too late for Welfare.

Maltby Main fell at the first hurdle, losing 4-1 at North West Counties League side Cammell Laird.

The tie was as good as over inside the opening 27 minutes, which saw the Miners trailing 3-0 to goals from Charlie MacInnes and a Joe Malkin brace.

Sam Forster did give Maltby hope by pulling one back two minutes before the interval and Main worked tirelessly in the second half.

However, the home side finally put the tie to bed with a Mark Beach effort four minutes from time.

Maltby make the short trip to Worksop Town this weekend who are under the managership of former Hallam boss Ryan Hindley.

Meanwhile, Main have announced what is without doubt their biggest ever signing after former Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny agreed to join the club.

Rossington Main got their league campaign up and running coming from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Campion at Oxford Street.

Danny Stoker put the visitors in front on the half hour mark but the ever reliable Jason Stokes came up with the equaliser midway through the second half.

Manager Chris Glarvey said: “Our first half performance disappointed the lads so it was important that we came out and showed a reaction, which we did.

“We created numerous chances but we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal.”

Glarvey’s side are at home again this weekend when they take on league new boys East Yorkshire Carnegie.