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Harworth have it all to do; whilst Ollerton nearly safe after narrow win

Division One’s biggest attendance of the day was at Scrooby Road to watch the relegation six pointer between Harworth Colliery and Ollerton Town, writes Ian Robinson, and it was the visitors who came away with the all important points courtesy of a Brandon Shaw goal in the first-half.

Harworth Manager Craig Spink gave his thoughts to TBG after his sides narrow defeat, telling us he was, “very disappointed with the result. In the first-half, although they only had one chance, we weren’t at the races. We then dominated the second-half from start to finish without really testing the keeper. We hit the bar, the post, and had goal-mouth scrambles but it wasn’t to be.”

“We have two games left and it’s all still to play for. I would like to give a massive thanks to the fans, another 200+ crowd is amazing at this level. We have a big week ahead and hopefully everything goes to plan at Rosso on Saturday.”

Ollerton’s leading scorer Gavin King was delighted with the victory. “After turning up and seeing we’ve got multiple players missing again, our center back in net, I think we all feared the worst. We had three 16-year-olds playing and they did brilliantly.”

“We managed to nick a goal in the first-half and we probably felt we needed another one, but we rode our luck and defended well in the second-half to battle it out.”

“A big result for us to hopefully keep us in the league!”

Ollerton’s victory means that Harworth now need to take maximum points from their last two games against Rossington and Emley to overhaul them, whereas a win and a draw would be enough to save Colliery if Shirebrook Town slip up in their last two fixtures against East Yorkshire Carnegie and Campion.

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