Friday, 3 May 2013

Ollerton Town 3 v Yorkshire Main 0 - CMFL North

Friday 3rd May 2013, at Walesby Lane
Central Midlands League (North)
Ollerton Town (1) 3
Triston Burrell 23
Sean Fulcher 74, 90+2
Yorkshire Main (0) 0
Admission £3, Programme £1, Attendance 30+
Half time beer draw winner: Rob Waite from East Retford
Yorkshire Main seemed to be destined to leave the CMFL North at the end of the season and will probably join the Doncaster Senior League, if the rumours surrounding the Edlington based club turn out to be true.
That is a real shame, given what a dominant force they were on several fronts in the CMFL Premier Division just a few short years ago.
Hopefully they can stay in the CMFL North fold and all of the speculation will prove to be unfounded, but they're certainly having a thin time of things at present.
Today several of the Main players, turned up all the way from 'Donny' in taxis.
That was probably because of the two car accident some of them were involved in en route to Clay Cross recently, which meant that particular game had to be postponed.
Aaron Kamara, Yorkshire Main's goalkeeper, put in an outstanding shift to keep Ollerton at bay tonight and if truth be told, he had to, because at times, the home side were rampant.
Without his resilient display, Ollerton would have racked up far more goals, as they pushed forward and created chance after chance all night.
I don't think tonight's final outcome was ever in any doubt, even before the game kicked off, given the current demeanor of tonight's visitors, but the south Yorkshire side battled on regardless and Ollerton required a third goal in stoppage time to finally kill the game off.
Chris Rix, Yorkshire Main's manager has been given a mandate to keep the team going this season, nothing more, nothing less ... and he's managed to do just that, despite having to surmount a mountain of obstacles and misfortune.
They're not the sort of lads who'd want to wallow in sympathy and pity though.
So fair play to them for just getting their heads down and seeing the season out, until it's inevitable conclusion.
Hopefully, after regrouping and finding their feet again in the 'Donny League', if indeed that is the path they choose to take at the end of the season, Yorkshire Main can return to be something like the fighting force they recently were in local football again.
Ollerton Town are one of the better sides in the CMFL North, they've already cemented themselves a top six finish and they'll be looking to take things up a notch next season.
They were streets ahead of Yorkshire Main tonight, but that was to be expected under the circumstances.
Final word must go to the committee at Walesby Lane, who must be one of the most welcoming, dedicated and hardest working teams in the CMFL. Getting things right off the pitch, goes a long way towards making progress on it.
I almost felt guilty about collecting the prize I'd won in the draw ... but only nearly, you can never have too many beer supplies in the fridge.
FT - Ollerton Town 3 v Yorkshire Main 0