First up in our comprehensive review of Saturday’s Toolstation NCEL league programme are Dronfield Town’s Chris Millington and Rossington Main’s Lee Danysz. Their sides shared four goals in an entertaining clash at Stonelow Road yesterday, a result which moves Dronfield up to twelfth in Division One, with Main one place higher in eleventh-and both Managers felt their sides had left something out there when the whistle blew, writes Colin Muncie.
New signing Matty Ord put Dronfield ahead after 18 minutes, but Andy Walkden sent the teams in for their half time cuppa with a 38th-minuter leveller. Main’s Assistant Manager Lee Holmes put the visitors ahead just after the hour, but the 104 –strong crowd saw Jamie Willis equalise for Dronfield with eleven minutes left.
Chris told the Bootiful Game that he felt that his side had been wasteful in front of goal. “It was frustrating today. We can’t miss that many chances and expect to win the game. I’m disappointed with both their goals coming from set pieces but I was happy with the way the lads stuck at it and got the point. However we would have taken four points from the two games we have played this week -so we need to be positive in our approach on Wednesday against Ollerton”.
“We have moved up a place in the league so it looks like an okay point”.
Main Manager Lee Danysz felt that his players were slow out of the blocks. “We started sloppy and Dronfield got what they deserved with a one- nil lead” he said. “We changed our shape straight away and matched them -and we became a match for their physical game and got a deserved equaliser. It’s plain to see though why they are doing so well with a well drilled game plan”
Lee felt his side improved after the interval, but wasn’t arguing too much with the outcome.”We came out in the second half and I felt we were the better side -and deserved our 2-1 lead. We seemed to lose our discipline and shape which invited them on and we switched off for their equaliser. Again we are bemoaning an away performance that we haven’t come away with the points -but I feel a draw is a fair result”.
Lee could see both sides of the argument “ Dronfield may feel different with the chances they created but first,you have to take those chances and second, we were the away side and scored two goals so I think we both can argue the toss” he said.” It’s quite refreshing to say the officials were of a good standard and fair to both sides. We made a few changes today just to freshen things up, as we have a Cup game Tuesday and thought we needed it. I was very impressed with Caine Wellings. He gave a very nature performance and shows we have some good lads coming through our youth set up.
“I also thought our goalkeeper Dan Morton was outstanding and again proved to me there’s no better ‘keeper around the NCEL”.