Midweek Roundup – Wrens Fightback Without Reward

Rainworth Miners Welfare lost a thrilling derby at Kirklington Road on Tuesday night in the Northern Counties East League Division One as Shirebrook Town beat the Wrens 3-2 to inflict a ninth home defeat of the season and more misery on a side languishing in seventeenth and just six points above the drop zone.

The home side missed a penalty on 26 ahead of goals after the half hour from Ashley Grayson (32) followed by Kenan McKenzie (38) and Daniel Ramsey (43) had the away side coasting ahead of the break but Nathan Benger reduced the deficit on the stroke of half time and when Kane Hempshall scored from long range on 67 it was emphasis back on the home side who in the end fell short of a leveller.

140 supporters in attendance saw a cracker which had everything, a real battle in the second half as Rainworth looked for a way back in with Shirebrook holding on to their lead, a credit to the NCEL and those fans that paid the gate entrance on the night.

It wasn’t a good night for any of the Nottinghamshire based NCEL First Division clubs on Tuesday as bottom of the table Teversal got beat 4-0 at home by Rossington Main and Retford lost at home 2-1 to league leaders Hallam.

In the Uhlsport United Counties League First Division just one game involving Notts sides was played on Wednesday night with Clifton All Whites beating Graham St Prims in Derbyshire by four goals to nil.

Calrick Dunkley opened the scoring on eleven minutes with Seke Spence netting just three minutes later. Jake Williamson grabbing a double after the break to move Clifton to thirteenth in the table.

In the Central Midlands League Premier Division North, Collingham were in action against Harworth Colliery on Tuesday night winning 4-0 at their hosts, Kieran Job, Callum Judge, Daniel King and Jamie Royle with the goals. Collingham up to thirteenth in the table whilst Harworth stay eighth.

*Main image @EmmasGroundGuide action from a thrilling encounter at Kirklington Road.

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