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Buckham rescues point for Rosso just as most had reached for their car keys!

The Bootiful Game always seeks to be politically correct in everything we publish, so here goes. The (allegedly) fuller-figured male or female opera singer was clearing his or her throat at Oxford Street yesterday, with Rossington Main trailing visitors Winterton Rangers by 2-1 and the game headed for added time, when Jordan Buckham rescued a point for Main in Toolstation NCEL Division One yesterday-and Rossington Manager Lee Danysz felt that his side’s sluggish start cost them-yet again-in a clash of Play-Off hopefuls, writes Colin Muncie.

Winterton hit the front after just nine minutes through Lewis Bemrose, and held that advantage until the break. The 110-strong Welfare Ground crowd saw Curtis Mann level for the home side immediately after the restart, but when Bemrose restored Rangers lead with twelve minutes left, it looked like Winterton would claim a precious three points- but Buckham had other ideas, and the points were shared.

Always honest, Lee was pleased with his side’s fighting spirit, but was troubled by a couple of aspects of Main’s overall display. He told the Bootiful Game “I felt we gave them too much respect from the start. Again -as in recent weeks -we started slowly, and this allowed the opposition to gain the advantage by going one up. We’ve come across a few issues again with players being ill and making themselves unavailable at the last minute, but I won’t use that as an excuse.”

Lee made some tactical changes after the interval. “In the second half, we started brightly and equalised through the play that we thought would allow us to dictate and win us the game” he said, but added “ Ill- discipline and switching off cost us a second goal. Credit to the boys for the “never say die” attitude. We changed our shape to get players forward and deserved the point”. 

“All in all I’m happy with the point given how we started -but all in all we should be taking the maximum points”.

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