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Walker the hero as Rainworth win in injury-time

First out of the technical area in our comprehensive round up of today‘s Toolstation NCEL League programme is Rainworth Miners Welfare manager Craig Denton, whose Premier Division side snatched a late winner to condemn brave Clipstone to defeat at the Workshop Van Hire Stadium this afternoon-and Craig was the first to admit that it won’t be long before the Cobras experience that winning feeling, writes Colin Muncie.

The visiting Wrens hit the front after just four minutes through Matthew Sykes, and held the lead until the 89th minute, when Tom Sharpe levelled for Clipstone. However, the 91-strong crowd watched on as Luke Walker snatched the three points for Rainworth, a result which keeps them in seventh.

Craig told the Bootiful Game “It certainly wasn’t our best performance but we come away with all three points which was the task. We wanted to get an early goal and get at Clipstone from the word go -which was pleasing because we did just that. Then for some reason we got sloppy in possession and just couldn’t get a foot on the game. We conceded a poor goal, our defending as a team was horrendous and that needs stamping out straight away.

Craig was delighted for his turning match winner but wants his side to recover their early season form “I’m delighted for Luke to the get the winner as he’s just come back from injury” he said “so I’m so pleased he’s got himself a goal. We need to be a lot better on Tuesday night when we come up against a very strong Handsworth”

“Credit to Clipstone today– they seem to be improving week in, week out ,and it won’t be long until they start putting points on the board”.

    

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