Rossington Main dusted theirselves down from last Tuesday’s defeat against Shirebrook Town, by winning 3-1 today against East Yorkshire Carnegie.
Jason Stokes and Lee Holmes (2) with the goals for ‘Main’. The win sees them move up into 10th in the league, while EYC drop down to 17th. Josh Walker did make the game come to an interesting end when he scored with six minutes remaining to make the game 2-1.
Rosso clinched the game in stoppage time when Lee Holmes fired in to claim all three points. Ryan Hindley Rossington Main manager is finally ‘happy’ and gave their official website his views on the game! “Am I happy yet? Of course I’m happy! It’s three points! Much better than the other night. If we’d have performed like that we would have won on Tuesday night. Some immense performances.It’s just what I’d expect.
“A typical North East Counties game. They’re just not great games to watch, are they? I watch a lot of games at this level and it’s blood, sweat and tears. It’s whoever works the hardest tends to win. We’ve out-worked them and we’ve had a bit of brilliance from Stokesy (Jason Stokes) there and then.
“Holmesy (Lee Holmes) does what he’s been doing for the last thirteen years – takes his chances. A performance from my back four and my goalkeeper. The three lads in the middle of the park have grafted and that’s how we’ve won. It’s not pleasant. It’s not pleasing on the eye but you don’t get pleasing games in the North East Counties. You don’t get total football.
“It’s the ones who work the hardest and have that little bit of extra quality in the final third that do well and are successful.So yes, I’m happy with that. I’m sure Leon will probably think they could have got something from the game but we took our chances and we could have had one or two more. Credit to East Yorkshire Carnegie, they’ve been on a good run but it has to end at some point and I’m glad it’s ended here! They’re not bad.
“They work hard and I liked the number 11 and number 9 for them. They’re two good lads who can cause a lot of problems and you can see why they’ve gone on a run.But tonight’s about my players. My skipper turning up, poorly, putting on his number 9 shirt. It’s about Stokesy making amends for the other night and, to be fair, he was outstanding today.
“It’s about Harley coming in with a job to do and I thought he was magnificent. He sat in front of the back four and won headers, won tackles and was winning possession.I’m happy with levels, happy with our fitness. Annoyed with the goal we’ve conceded but then again, I keep saying to the lads, when is someone going to score a good goal against us? Every goal’s easy, every goal’s something that’s sloppy or something that can be cut out but it’s North East Counties football! That’s why they’re here and that’s why the rest of the players are here.I’m happy: three points at home.
“It’s nice to get that bit of a hoodoo off our backs because we haven’t been particularly great at home this year. We deserve three points! We’ll rest up now, ready to come out of the traps Wednesday, in a quarter-final against a very good Staveley side. That’s obviously dependent upon the weather: I think if it rains, it’ll be off. Then we go to Skegness away. Again, another team hitting form and signing a couple of good players and have had a good result today. We can only do what we can do but the lads will be up for it. They’ll be ready to come out of the traps!”