Saturday, 14 August 2010

Rossington Main 0 v Shirebrook Town 3 - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Saturday 14th August 2010
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
at Oxford Street

Rossington Main (0) 0
Shirebrook Town (2) 3 (Simon Johnson 3 inc. 2 pens)

Admission £4, Programme £1.50, Attendance 75
A slice of home-made corn beef and potato pie.
I've found culinary heaven in south Yorkshire
"I bet you wish that camera had a zoom lens"

The road to Wembley starts here.
Just to the south of Doncaster to be precise, on a pleasant sunny afternoon on a ground tucked alongside the East Coast Mainline.
At the far end Simon Johnson puts Shirebrook 2-0 ahead from the spot.
I wish this camera had a zoom lens

On 8 minutes Shirebrook's Simon Johnson was fouled inside the Rossington penalty area.
He got up and converted the penalty kick himself.
3 minutes later he kept his cool and repeated the same trick.
At 2-0, the visitors took their foot off the gas a bit and instead of trying to kill the game off saw Main pushing forward in an attempt to draw level.
Rossington were very good at knocking the ball around but it all came unstuck in and around in the final third around the box.
Just before half time the home side had a good penalty call waved away, which would've seen them right back in the game.
In the second half, a shot beat Smith in the Shirebrook goal all ends up but hit the upright and went out of play.
The wake up call spurred the reds into action and Johnson completed his hat trick when he burst into on the right hand side of the penalty area and smashed home an angled shot to claim his hat trick.
The Shirebrook number 10 almost had a fourth too, but after he rounded the Rosso keeper and got his effort on target, a last ditch clearance from a defender at full stretch kept the score down to a more respectable looking 3-0.
I must give a special mention to the new facilities at the Oxford Street ground, over the summer a lot of hard work has gone into installing a spacious and comfortable club house area, it's nothing like the old tea hut where you worried about putting your feet through the rotting floorboards and it's the sort of thing that encourages a visitor to return as the cold winter nights draw in. Especially if they keep serving their delicious corned beef and potato pie.
It wouldn't be Rossington without the hold ups at the crossing