West Bridgford 0-2 Rainworth Miners Welfare (East Midlands Counties League) 17.10.20
Rainworth MWFC recorded their fourth league win in consecutive games as they beat West Bridgford 2-0 at Regatta Way.
Goals from Kane Hempshall and Craig Mitchell helped Rainworth to victory along with an Elliot Jones masterclass in defence.
The opening ten minutes were scrappy with West Bridgford having the better chances. The home side tested the Wrens keeper early in the 7th minute as Warren Squires rushed off his line to mop up a chance for Aaron Coyle who was through on goal.
The visitors had their first chance to go ahead in the 12th minute as Owen Clarke played Ryan Ingram through, however Connor Wrenn was there for the hosts to make the tackle in front of goal. The following corner was headed away by the defending side and dropped nicely for Elliot Jones whose half volley flew narrowly wide of the post.
Two minutes later and Rainworth took the lead as West Bridgford again failed to mop up danger after a corner. Isaac Fisher’s corner kick was headed away to Kane Hempshall outside the box. The midfielder took the ball down, dribbled forward and fired the ball along the ground into the bottom left corner from outside the box.
The Wrens came agonisingly close to doubling their lead on the half hour mark through Ryan Ingram. The younger winger was played through on goal before his shot was blocked on the line by Albert Mensah. The follow up shot was then saved by the goalkeeper with the second rebound being squared to Mitchell who shot wide.
Five minute later and Ingram came even closer. Having been played in by Owen Clarke, Ingram fired the ball against the inside of the post from the left side of the box as another chance passed the visitors by.
Despite building pressure from West Bridgford, the visitors won it in the 89th minute as Craig Mitchell headed home. Kane Hempshall was played through on goal producing a fine save from keeper James Fogg before Mitchell darted to the back post to head in the rebound.
Mitchell’s goal wrapped up Rainworth’s fifth consecutive win in all competitions. On Tuesday night The Wrens host Eastwood Community at home in the East Midlands Counties League.
West Bridgford: Fogg, Stevenson, Mensah, Connor Wrenn, Rogers, Lloyd, Sylla, Kyle Wrenn, Rae, Coyle, Hatley. Subs: Oldham, Jackson, Hutchinson, Browne, Sawyers.
Rainworth Miners Welfare: Squires, Herbert, Wootton, Kyle Hempshall, Jones, Kane Hempshall, Fisher, Naylor, Clarke, Mitchell, Ingram. Subs: Bamford, Topliss, Sargent, Coupe, Weaver.
Venue: Regatta Way (59)
*Article provided by Max Barton (Rainworth Miners Welfare Correspondent).
*Main image @maxbartonn action at Regatta Way between West Bridgford & Rainworth.