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HONOURS & WHO’S WHO Pre 1998 Merger

Post 1998 Merger

Doncaster & District Senior League

Wilkinson Sword Trophy Runners-Up 2010-11

as Rossington Main FC (formed 1919)

Northern Counties East League

Champions 1944-45 Cup Winners 1944-45 Premier Division Cup Winners 1973-74

Doncaster & District FA Challenge Cup

Central Midlands Football League

Doncaster & District Senior League

Premier Division Champions 1984-85 Premier Division Cup Winners 1984-85

Winners 2002-03

Doncaster & District Sunday Alliance League Shield Winners 1990-91 Shield Runners up 1989-90

Champions 1999-2000 Runners-up 2011-12 Cup Winners 1999-2000 Premier Division KO Cup Winners 2010-11 Premier Division KO Cup Runners-up 2005-06 Division 1 Cup Runners-up 1998-99

as Rossington/Station FC (formed 1974)

Doncaster & District Boys Sunday League

Central Midlands Football League

Premier Division Runners up 1992-93 Division 1 Champions 1987-88 Division 1 Cup Runners-up 1986-87, 87-88 Reserve Division 1 Cup Winners 1987-88 Reserve Division 2 Champions 1986-87 Reserve Division 2 Cup Winners 1986-87 Division 1 Sportsmanship Award 1986, 87, 88

Doncaster Senior League

Division 1 Cup Winners 1997-98 Division 1 Cup Runners up 1985-86 Division 2 Runners up 1982-83

Doncaster & District Sunday Alliance League Premier Division Champions 1986-87, 88-89, 89-90 KO Cup Winners 1983-84, 89-90 KO Shield Winners 1986-87 KO Cup Runners up 1988-89 Division 1 Runners up 1992-93

Sheffield & Hallamshire Junior League Junior Shield Winners 1983-84

Doncaster & District Boys Sunday League Under 18 KO Cup Winners 1991-92 Under 18 Division 3 Runners up 1990-91

Bentley League

Shield Winners 1974-75, 78-79

Retford Sunday League Shield Runners up 1987-88

Views expressed in this programme may not necessarily represent the views of Rossington Main FC.

Under 18 West Champions 1999-2000 Under 18 West Runners-up 2001-02 Under 18 Cup Winners 1998-99, 99-2000, 01-02 Under 18 East Runners-up 1998-99 Under 17 League Runners-up 2008-09 Under 17 Cup Runners-up 2008-09, 10-11

Sheffield & Hallamshire WRAGG League Division 2a Champions 2000-01 Division 1a Runners up 2001-02 League Cup Runners up 2004-05

President Vice President Chairman Secretary Treasurer Asst Treasurer Groundsman Programme Editor Website Editor

Gerald Murden Raymond Hughes Carl Stokes Ged Parsons Tommy Henderson Doug Lawton Ian Wilson Glen Wilson Pete Murden

Committee Members Keith Bell, Dave Billam, Dave Burley, Mick Cooke, Hugh Gibson, Rob Hastie, Alan Jones, Steve Lodge, Steve Pendleton, Carl Simpson, Ian Wilson

1st Team

Manager Steve Lodge Asst. Manager Ian Wilson Asst. Manager Daniel Lodge

2nd Team

Co Manager Keith Bell Co Manager Paul Colley

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CLUB HISTORY Like many local football clubs, the history of Rossington Main FC has been revised several times in recent years. Originally thought to have been formed in 1926, local knowledge has since revised this date to 1919 when ‘Rossington Colliery’ entered the Sheffield Association League, playing their fixtures on ground at the back of the Colliery offices. A club had competed under the Rossington Colliery name in 1917, but only since 1919 has the club been in continued existence. The club moved to their current Oxford Street ground in 1921, and just a few years later enjoyed their best ever run in the FA Cup, reaching the 4th Qualifying Round in the 1924-25 season, where they were beaten 3-0 at Lincoln City. The club continued under the name Rossington Colliery for thirty years, enjoying its most successful season at the end of the Second World War when they did the ‘Doncaster Double’, winning both the Doncaster Senior League and Cup in 1944-45. Following the nationalisation of the mines in 1948, the club endured a change of name to Rossington Miners Welfare, and under this moniker they lifted the Doncaster Senior League Premier Division Cup in 1974. In 1983, now known as Rossington Main, the club became founder members of the Central Midlands League, being promoted to the Premier Division as runners-up in their first season. The following year the club took the top flight by storm, winning the Premier Division title and completing the double with the Premier Division Cup. In 1991, following the erection of floodlights and a new Main Stand at Oxford Street which were christened with a friendly against Leeds United that attracted a crowd of around 1,200, the club made the step up to the Northern Counties East League and have remained in Division One ever since. In 1998, after lengthy negotiations, the club merged with near neighbours Rossington FC. Formed as Station FC in the 1970s (initially changing in a small building at the pub of the same name for games on the adjacent Tornedale field) they had begun life in local Sunday football, but had progressed rapidly, relocating to Rossington Welfare and joining the Central Midlands League in 1986. Here they excelled early on, lifting nine awards in their first two seasons in the league including the Division One title in 1987-88. Rossington FC continued to grow operating four teams; a Sunday side and an Under 18s team flanking their 1st and 2nd teams in the Central Midlands League. But, despite growth and development on the field the club

were unable to match the expectations of the Central Midlands League financially, and in 1998 they elected to leave the league; facilitating the merger. Immediately after the merger Main ran both an over 35s and an under 18s team to much success. The over 35s made good progress in the Wragg Sheffield & Hallamshire League finishing Division 2A Champions in 2001 and Division 1A Runners-up the following year. Whilst the under 18s enjoyed continued success in the Doncaster & District Boys League. The club’s reserves, competing in the Doncaster & District League, have also enjoyed much success since the merger. They achieved a League and Cup Double in 2000, have reached the Cup final on three other occasions in the past decade, and finished as League runners-up just last season. The early years of the 21st century weren’t as kind on the Rossington Main 1st team, but recently the club has enjoyed a revival of fortunes and reasserted itself at the heart of the community. In 2008 much work was done at Oxford Street to bring the club’s home back up to scratch, a job rewarded as the club hosted Doncaster Rovers,in a pre-season friendly.; the gate receipts from which enabled the club to regain a financially sound footing. Further ground improvements have followed each summer, as the club have looked to provide better facilities for players and supporters alike, most notable of which is the new clubhouse which has enabled the club to bring in much needed revenue. The pride in the club’s off the field set-up continued with the club’s programme picking up awards in both 2011 and 2012 whilst edited by Pete Murden. Off field progress has been matched on the pitch too, with Main reaching the final of the Wilkinson Sword Trophy in 2011. And in 2011-12 the club enjoyed its best ever season in the Northern Counties East League, breaking club goalscoring and points records to finish seventh, despite losing 11 members of the 1st team squad along the way. Rossington Main now operates two sides on a Saturday. The aims of the club are to provide a unified approach to football in the village so that there is a natural progression in the development of the game. The club strives to sustain competition at the highest possible and affordable level, to continue to provide excellent facilities for both players and spectators, to give opportunity for local players to progress, to reward loyalty and cater for the progression of football in the community of Rossington.

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WELCOME / CONTENTS Good evening and a warm welcome to Oxford Street for tonight’s NCEL Division One match against ‘The Poachers’ of Bottesford Town. As you will see from their club history on page 10, Bottesford Town are something of a model modern non-league side. Firmly established in the community with boys and girls teams of all ages, right the way up to their senior mens and ladies sides, they were one of the first sides to achieve Charter Standard, something which they are rightly proud of. All at Rossington Main extend their players, committee and supporters a warm welcome to Oxford Street. That said, when it comes to the game itself, with Bottesford currently in the bottom half of the NCEL Division One table Steve and the team will no doubt be viewing this as a winnable fixture. Hopefully the team can build off the

excellent cup upset caused at Parkgate last Tuesday night. That 2-1 smash and grab ensured a rare forray into the Quarter Finals of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Cup for Main and so we all await that draw eagerly. A few thanks are due before I sign off, notably to Pete for continually feeding me useful bits and pieces of programme editing know-how, and also to my dad, Ian, for his 1st team match reports. I also need to acknowledge our first ‘guest’ contributor, Steve Gabb, of the excellent website ‘Spirit of Mirko’, who has submitted a great book review. And last, but not least, gratitude is extended to Dan Lodge for his write-ups of the 2nd team’s fortunes in the Doncaster Senior League, and also for being the victim subject of this issue’s 1919 Q&A piece. Enjoy the Game. Up the Main! Glen Wilson

Teamsheets for today’s match are available shortly before kick-off from the Main Stand at a nominal fee of 20p. Please try and have the correct change.

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League Tables Results Service Away Day Travel Meet the Main Men 1919 Q & A Meet the Main Men In The Book Half-Time Teasers Today’s Teams

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ON THIS DAY 2004 //

NCEL LEAGUE CUP 2ND ROUND SELBY TOWN 6-2 ROSSINGTON MAIN

A quirk of the calendar means it is eight years since Main last saw action on the 13th November; their last outing being a trip to then Premier Division Selby Town in the 2nd round of the League Cup. The 6-2 home win was something of a formality for The Robins who were enjoying their best ever season in the Northern Counties East League.

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Although they would go out in the next round of the competition in a replay at Gedling Town, Selby eventually finished second place in the Premier Division, just two points behind champions Goole. Despite some fine home performances Rossington eventually finished 13th in a 16 team Division One.

SHEFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE CUP 1ST ROUND ROSSINGTON MAIN 1-0 PENISTONE CHURCH

A late start to the Sheffield & Hallamshire Cup, saw Main host Sheffield County Senior League side Penistone Church at Oxford Street. A single goal won the game for the

Main who were drawn at home to Parkgate in the second round, though unlike our recent 2012 heroics it would be the Rotheram side who progressed with a 2-1 win.

DIVISION ONE 1993 // NCEL ROSSINGTON MAIN 1-1 SELBY TOWN Only three previous games on this date for Rossington Main in the past twenty years, and two have them have been against Selby Town.

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This time the pre-merger Main hosted The Robins at Oxford Street and played out a 1-1 draw in this Division One clash.

CENTRAL MIDLANDS LEAGUE SUPREME DIVISION SHIREBROOK TOWN 1-1 ROSSINGTON FC

Whilst Rossington Main were in action in the village, the pre-merger Rossington FC were in Derbyshire taking on Shirebrook Town. In their first season in the Central Midlands League top flight Rossington had made a good account of themselves,

winning as many as they’d lost ahead of this trip to Langwith Road. Nigel Feirn struck for Rossington after twenty-one minutes to give them the lead, but the home side would find an equaliser in the second half.

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TODAY’S VISITORS A WARM WELCOME TO BOTTESFORD TOWN Bottesford Town were formed in 1974; initially playing in the Lincolnshire League. Their original base was at the Dolphin pub, with football played at Fred Gough School. The Club moved to its current Birch Park home in 1983 and experienced a successful period during the early 90’s winning a number of Cup competitions and the Lincolnshire League in three successive seasons. In 2000 the team entered the Central Midlands League gaining promotion to the Supreme Division in its first season. In 2005 they became League Champions and gained promotion to the NCEL. In their first season, the team finished in 3rd position just missing out on promotion to the Premier League but in seasons since have finished in mid-table positions. 2000 saw the amalgamation of the Junior and Senior Clubs - so that players starting with Bottesford at the age of 6 could be encouraged to stay with the Club for their progress in football. The Club today has teams playing mini-soccer in the local Caparo League, 11 a-side teams in the Kalson League, Youth football sides in the Mid-Lincolnshire Intermediate League, and reserve and Sunday sides in the Scunthorpe & District Leagues. Nine years ago saw the introduction of girls’ football into the Club and Bottesford are still considered to be one of the top girls’ Clubs in the region. Last season Bottesford had teams successfully competing in the South Humber Ladies’ League, and this 10

season the club now have a Ladies’ team which competes in the North East Regional League providing an opportunity for the girls to progress within the Club in the same way that the boys can. Bottesford Town’s proudest moment was in 2003 when they became an FA Charter Standard Community Club, being one of the first Clubs in the country to get the achievement. The Club had to work very hard to meet all of the FA criteria and is now reaping the benefits and rewards. Extensive coaching schemes have been established with local schools through the Lincolnshire FA with many of the older junior players being involved in coaching and refereeing and enjoying the success that comes with ‘quality’ coaching with numerous league and cup successes. In 2009, the Club achieved the distinction of being awarded by the Lincolnshire Football Association as the FA Charter Standard Club of the year, a reward for the efforts of the members of the Club. This massive involvement in ‘grass roots football’ and its development has seen the provision of enhanced facilities to support the same, with a magnificent Changing Room & Meeting Room facility for the use of all those who play their sport at Birch Park and the local Community.

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BOTTESFORD TOWN PEN PICTURES John Corbett / Manager A loyal stalwart of the club having played and managed the team at different levels over a number of years. His coaching skills are starting to show in the style of play on the pitch, which will ultimately pay dividends. Andy Sharpe / Coach Experienced player and coach. Played for the club in previous years and now on the coaching staff at Scunthorpe United’s academy. A very good addition to the coaching staff at Bottesford who will pass on his experience and knowledge to the players very well. Chris Robinson / Physio Club physio Chris is very professional in his role and very thorough, although he sees himself as a player! Chris has a good rapport with both staff and players. Roger Gray / General Manager 3rd season with the club on a management side after several years out of the game due to being an old man and to bloody old to play anymore! An experienced player in his days at Gainsborough Trinity, Roger offers great support on match days with an extra view and set of eyes on the game. Rob Zand / Goalkeeper In his second season at the club after joining from Brigg Town. Very reliable, enthusiastic and dedicated member of the squad. Always trains hard – excellent shot stopper.

Ash Ellis / Goalkeeper New to the squad this season. Good all round keeper, excellent No. 2 from local league football. Adam Martin / Defender 2nd season with the club after coming in from local league football. Very confident in possession with a good touch to start moves off. Reads the game well and his positional sense is very good. Tom Pearson / Defender A member of Town’s Under 18’s who is looking to be ‘knocking on the door’ of the 1st team as team-mates Dominic Stones and Alex Hipkins have done. A confident and composed left back who doesn’t waste much and likes to get forward. One to watch for the future. John Joe McCaffery / Defender A player who plays with his heart on his sleeve giving 100% in all areas especially his challenges. Great pace and has the ability to play as a modern day full back both going forward and in his defensive duties. Carl La Rocca / Defender Last season’s Manager’s Player of the Year. Longest serving player at Bottesford despite interest from other clubs. Nobody better in the air for their size. Always a threat from set pieces and finally getting his discipline in order too! Alex Hipkins / Defender Still only 19 but has matured very well at this level with his coolness in possession and is not fazed by the physical side of the game both at centre back and right back. Going to be a very consistent performer at this level.

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BOTTESFORD PROFILES Continued from Page 11

Gareth Campion / Defender After missing most of the last season through injury Gaz’s return to Bottesford has been very welcome. His size and strength and no nonsense defending are going to be a match for any striker he plays against. Watch out for his ‘mazy’ runs when he thinks he’s Rio Ferdinand! Michael Thompson / Defender New signing this season from Hall Road Rangers. Can play anywhere down the left and offers a good threat in the air. Good pace and distribution, another good addition to the squad. Dayle Hutson / Midfield Only 17 – joined Bottesford after a spell at Scunthorpe and an academy in Spain. Can operate either out wide or just off the front players. Great feet and the ability to beat a player, with a good eye for goal. Chris Garth / Midfield Joined this season from Barton Town. An experienced player at this level can play out wide both sides. Comfortable in possession with a good engine. Bottesford will be looking for Chris to chip in with his fair share of goals and assists this season. Danny Gibbons / Midfield 2nd season at the club, preferred position is central midfield but has been used out wide and at full back as he possesses good pace and an ability to go past players. Dominic Stones / Midfield Last season’s Young Player of the Year after being involved in 31 games at 17 years old. His work rate, energy and willingness are second to none. Plays in midfield either central or wide but would do a good job wherever he plays. He is going to be a very valuable member of the squad. 12

Kieran McCaffery / Midfield Released by Scunthorpe United - their loss Bottesford’s gain. Very composed player and can dictate any game he plays in with his vision and distribution. Excellent and not afraid of a tackle (like his brother). Expect a lot from Kieran this season. Paul Morrill / Midfield Came in towards the end of the last season and made good impact in centre midfield. Good vision and decent left foot, strong in the tackle. Needs to weigh in with some goals this season and shed a few pounds. Craig Bridge / Midfield Another long serving player who unfortunately missed a lot of last season through illness. Hopefully on the mend now and we will start seeing a bit more of Craig on the pitch this year. Very strong player who looks after the ball well. Good range of passing and a ‘lethal strike’ – let’s hope we see some of those ‘strikes’ this year. Danny Boulton / Forward (Captain) Local player who came in towards the end of last season and made a good impact with raw talent and an eye for the goal. Works hard off the pitch to improve all areas of his game, will get goals this season. Steve McCarron / Forward Joined from Appleby Frodingham this season. Steve possesses unbelievable composure in possession, not afraid to try a trick or two. Needs to be ruthless in front of goal, can see him notching 20+ goals this season. Mark La Rocca / Forward Strong forward player who holds the ball well and brings others into the game. Dangerous in the air with his ‘flick ons’ and presence in the box. Valued member of the squad.

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LEAGUE NEWS HEMSWORTH PUT TRUST IN B & B

After receiving nine applicants for the vacant post, fellow NCEL Division One side Hemsworth Miners Welfare announced their new managerial pairing ahead of their match at Clipstone Welfare last Saturday. The pairing of Darryl Bowman and Alan Billingham took charge of Hemsworth for the 2-1 loss having been confirmed as the new managerial duo by the club’s board.

Bowman had been in charge in a caretaker role since the club’s previous management duo of Wayne Benn and Andy Hayward moved on to Evo Stick League side Goole AFC. On being given the role permanently Bowman quickly announced Billingham as his managerial partner. “We wish Daryl and Alan all the very best and we are sure that they can continue to carry the club forward,” said a club statement.

CHARTER STANDARD ACHIEVED BY COBRAS

NCEL Division One side Clipstone Welfare have become the latest team in the league to attain FA Charter Standard status. The Baris Northern Counties East League became a Charter Standard

League last season as part of its commitment to improve the game both on and off-the-pitch at steps five and six of the National League System. The League’s status means that all clubs within the NCEL must achieve and maintain Charter Standard status.

SIX NCEL SIDES AMONGST NON-LEAGUE’S MOST SUPPORTED

According to the website Non League Matters (a site whose purpose really depends on which word of their name you stress) six Northern Counties East League clubs are amongst the 250 top supported sides in English and Welsh Non-League football.

Top of the NCEL pile were Scarborough Athletic in 80th place; their home average of 389 at Queensway this season being higher than more than a dozen clubs at Non-League Step 2 including Workington, Maidenhead United and Oxford City. Next on the list were Pickering Town

with their home average of 211 helping the Pikes to 164th in the table. Athersley Recreation’s great start to life in the NCEL has helped them become the 232nd most supported nonleague side according to Non League Matters courtesy of their 152 home average. With each boasting average home gates of 141, Premier Division pair Bridlington Town and Retford United occupy 246th and 247th place on the list respectively. Whilst one surprise addition to the list is Grimsby Borough, whose attendance average of 142 puts them in 243rd place.

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MAIN IN ACTION SAT 3RD NOVEMBER // NCEL DIVISION ONE ROSSINGTON MAIN 0-2 ATHERSLEY RECREATION For the visit of League leaders Athersley Recreation John Tunney and Dean Thornton returned to the starting line-up at the expense of Niall Doyle and Adam Wisdom. Shaun Pendleton returned to midfield and Danny Taylor and Richard Spears exchanged roles on the Main’s right flank. Skipper David Holvey was an absentee again after aggravating his knee injury at midweek training. As if expecting a back-lash following Athersley’s shock defeat at Askern the previous week, the Main were very slow off the mark and allowed the visitors to dominate the entire first half. It was no surprise when they broke for the umpteenth time down our left flank and the pull-back was driven precisely across Appleby from the edge of the box. The only surprise was that we went into the interval trailing by this solitary strike, and had Nathan Fraser shown more composure when he found himself unopposed in front of goal in the final minute of the half, a 1-1 scoreline at the break would have been even more astonishing. We had struggled for 45 minutes to find any rhythm and string passes together, and it was only the timely intervention of our defenders and keeper Lee Appleby on occasions, and some woeful finishing by the Athersley attack, that we remained in contention. 16

The second half was a much more even affair, in fact I’d say that perhaps we somewhat shaded it. Our movement was better, we had more urgency and we put the visitors defence under far more pressure as we took the game to them for most of the half. Sadly we conceded a second goal after being dispossessed in midfield but with substitutes Wisdom and Marcel Chipamunga bringing a fresh impetus to our attack it was a pity that we could not reduce the deficit with the possession we were creating. Our best effort was a blistering freekick from outside the corner of the box by Jono Mirfin that the Athersley keeper brilliantly finger-tipped onto the angle of crossbar and post. Had that gone in it would have been a very interesting last ten minutes to this game. Credit to the lads for a much improved display in the second half. Rossington Main line-up; Lee Appleby; Danny Taylor, Chris Hanson, John Tunney, Brad Billam; Richard Spears, Jonathan Mirfin, Shaun Pendleton, Ben Clark; Nathan Fraser, Dean Thornton. Substitutes: Adam Wisdom (on for Thornton) Marcel Chipamunga (on for Spears)

Report by Ian Wilson

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MAIN IN ACTION TUES 6TH NOVEMBER // SHEFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE CUP (2ND RD) PARKGATE 1-2 ROSSINGTON MAIN An unbelievable result considering the situation we found ourselves in at various stages in this Cup tie. Prior to kick-off Lee Appleby, David Holvey and Jonathan Mirfin were all ruled out through injury and Nathan Fraser and Ben Clark were unavailable through work. As a result there were recalls for Adam Wisdom and Marcel Chipamunga in attack, Jordan Wildey in goal, and Scott Spencer and Niall Doyle were drafted in from the reserves. An added bonus was the return of young Brandon Fallon, on the bench after an absence of eight weeks following his injury at home against Dinnington.

Things did not look good for Rossington when we conceded an opening goal inside two minutes from an inswinging free-kick that home striker Smith helped over the line. Perhaps it was the perfect playing surface or the fact that Parkgate were somewhat disjointed following a recent managerial change (and consequent player upheaval), but we began to play some good football, sustaining better possession than our opponents. However, on 20 minutes we were reduced to 10 men with the dismissal of defender Chris Hanson for a dangerous challenge from behind which the referee deemed a straight red. With Shaun Pendleton moving to centre back and a switch across midfield to accommodate Dean Thornton wide left, we actually did very well to organise ourselves up to the break. In fact as well as defending well we also created some chances of our own on the counter-attack, with Wisdom, Chipamunga and Thornton all going close, the latter needing

attention following a clash with the home keeper.

At half-time we were able to catch our breath, sadly not Thornton who was unable to continue, and a further shuffle in midfield was made to include Doyle. Naturally we were under constant pressure throughout, but we still played out of the back with some success and were very organised when defending. A further set-back came an hour in when the impressive John Tunney had to leave the field with a hip injury forcing us to change our formation yet again, with Danny Taylor moving inside to partner Pendleton and Richard Spears moving to full-back. The introduction of the pacey Fallon however created problems for the home defence and his strong run and pull-back down the left caused panic in the home defence as keeper and defender collided under pressure from Wisdom and the ball ended up in the net courtesy of an own-goal. During the last quarter we defended almost non-stop and Parkgate had countless opportunities to win the tie, but with extra-time looking a certainty (something we never really wanted) one last forage upfield saw Doyle’s shot from the edge of the box loop up off a defender’s boot to beat the keeper and nestle in the corner of the net. The celebrations at the away dug-out were reminiscent of Manager Bob Stokoe’s mazy run after Sunderland’s FA Cup Final success, although Steve did not get as far or as high! A fantastic team effort from the lads and a real tonic for the Club.

Report by Ian Wilson

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MIDWEEK FIXTURES PLAYING TONIGHT DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP 2ND RD Long Eaton Utd v Holbrook Sports

NCEL LEAGUE CUP 2ND RD

Brighouse Town Glasshoughton Grismby Boro’ Liversedge Parkgate Thackley Worsboro’ Bridge

v v v v v v v

Tadcaster Albion Nostell M.W. Armthorpe W. Scarborough Ath Appleby Frod’m Pickering Town Louth Town

PLAYING TOMORROW DERBYSHIRE SENIOR CUP 2ND RD Heanor Town Shirebrook Town

v Clay Cross Town v Borrowash Vic.

NCEL LEAGUE CUP 2ND RD

Barton Town OB Lincoln M.R. Maltby Main

v Retford United v Worksop Parra. v Winterton Rgrs

NCEL DIVISION ONE

Albion Sports

v Eccleshill Utd

NCEL DIVISION ONE

AFC Emley v Selby Town ROSSINGTON M. v Bottesford Town Teversal v Pontefract Coll.

VITAL STATISTICS LEADING APPEARANCES PLAYER Jonathan Mirfin Brad Billam Shaun Pendleton Lee Appleby Danny Taylor John Tunney Ben Clark Adam Wisdom Richard Spears Dean Thornton Marcel Chipamunga Chris Hanson David Holvey Nathan Fraser 18

LGE 16 15 15 15 11 (2) 10 (1) 10 (3) 8 (5) 10 (2) 7 (4) 4 (6) 9 8 7 (1)

CUP 4 5 5 4 4 4 (1) 2 (1) 2 1 (1) 2 (1) 1 (2) 2 3 2

TOTAL 20 20 20 19 15 (2) 15 (2) 12 (3) 10 (5) 11 (3) 9 (5) 5 (8) 11 11 9 (1)

LEADING GOALSCORERS PLAYER LGE CUP TOTAL Dean Sidebottom 5 5 Ben Clark 2 1 3 Nathan Fraser 2 1 3 Marcel Chipamunga 1 1 2 Niall Doyle 2 2 David Holvey 1 1 2 Jonathan Mirfin 2 2 Brad Billam 1 1 Dean Jones 1 1 Tom McLaughlin 1 1 Scott Maughan 1 1 Shaun Pendleton 1 1 Dean Thornton 1 1 Adam Wisdom 1 1

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IN RESERVE SAT 3RD NOVEMBER // DONCASTER & DISTRICT SENIOR LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION K.O. CUP 1ST ROUND CARCROFT VILLAGE 2-4 ROSSINGTON MAIN Rossington’s 2nd team progressed to the 2nd round of the Doncaster & District Premier Division KO Cup, despite a poor showing away at Carcroft Village, where the Main just managed to scrape past a weak home side. Main started poorly, allowing the home side the majority of possession in the early exchanges and offering them more chances than they would have wanted. However, despite this, it was Rossington who opened the scoring; as James Batchelor was first to react to a shot that rebounded into his path, and he forced the ball home from close range. The lead wouldn’t last long though and Carcroft were soon level as their striker Cunningham was allowed to break through the middle and he finished through the legs of Main ‘keeper Dan Lodge to equalise. The half-time whistle came with the match level at 1-1 and Main frustrated at their own poor first half showing. The management reacted by altering the system and bringing Josh Bathgate on for Calum Coburn. The change proved effective with Main much better ion possession and able to create more chances, one of which saw them retake the lead as Scott Spencer hit a great strike from outside the area to make it 2-1 to Rossington. That lead would be extended minutes

later as a long punt downfield from Lodge beat the Carcroft back-line, allowing Batchelor through to bury his second and assert the Colliery’s control at 3-1. The home side though were not about to roll over and kept battling and creating chances of their own. Eventually they were rewarded as Squire pulled it back to 3-2 with a scrappy goal; Lodge saving the initial effort but Rossington failed to clear the rebound and Squire poked the loose ball home. The game would finally be won by substitute Josh Bathgate, as he struck his first ever goal for Rossington Main. Batchelor chipped in a cross, which Bathgate took down quickly on his right before instinctively volleying home with his left to wrap up the win. Rossington Main Team: Lodge; Cook, Rowley, Jones, Harte; Doyle, Spencer, Brailey, Griffiths; Coburn, Batchelor Substitutes: Green (on for Griffiths) Bathgate (on for Coburn) Hastie (unused) Man of the Match: Rhys Brailey; much deserved for a hard-working, energetic display.

Thanks to Dan Lodge for the match details

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MAIN APPEARANCES 2012-13 DATE OPPONENT 04 Aug Selby Town 07 Aug Teversal 11 Aug Atherton L.R. 14 AUG KNARESBOROUGH TN 18 Aug Hemsworth M.W. 25 AUG CLIPSTONE WELFARE 27 Aug Louth Town 01 Sep Congleton Town 05 Sep Shirebrook Town 08 SEP TEVERSAL 12 Sep Albion Sports 22 SEP GRIMSBY BOROUGH 25 SEP DINNINGTON TOWN 29 Sep Cleethorpes Town 06 OCT AFC EMLEY 09 OCT KIVETON PARK 13 Oct Yormshire Am. 16 Oct Pontefract Coll. 20 OCT ASKERN VILLA 27 Oct Hallam 03 NOV ATHERSLEY REC. 06 Nov Parkgate 10 Nov Worsborough B.A. 13 NOV BOTTESFORD TOWN 17 NOV SELBY TOWN 24 Nov Appleby Frod’ham 01 DEC ALBION SPORTS 08 Dec Dinnington Town 15 DEC PONTEFRACT COLL. 22 DEC ECCLESHILL UNITED 26 Dec Askern Villa 29 Dec Eccleshill United 12 Jan Knaresborough T. 19 JAN HEMSWORTH M.W. 26 Jan Clipstone Welfare 02 FEB LOUTH TOWN 09 Feb Teversal 16 FEB SHIREBROOK TOWN 23 Feb Grimsby Borough 02 MAR CLEETHORPES TOWN 09 Mar AFC Emley 16 MAR YORKSHIRE AM. 30 MAR HALLAM 06 Apr Athersley Rec. 13 APR WORSBOROUGH B.A. 20 Apr Bottesford Town 27 APR APPLEBY FROD’HAM

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COMP RES. ATT. NCEL 0-1 94 LC 1 1-2 68 FAC EP 2-4 38 NCEL 0-3 95 NCEL 4-3 97 NCEL 1-4 47 NCEL 0-1 120 FAV 1Q 0-3 118 NCEL 1-0 71 NCEL 0-5 51 NCEL 1-1 30 NCEL 3-1 59 NCEL 1-2 61 NCEL 2-3 103 NCEL 0-3 64 SHSC1 4-1 51 NCEL 3-2 30 NCEL 0-4 43 NCEL 1-1 53 NCEL 1-2 79 NCEL 0-2 81 SHSC2 2-1* 65 NCEL 1-3 49 NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL

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Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Wildey Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Wildey Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Appleby Wildey

Hanson Tunney Tunney Hanson Hanson Hanson Harte Harte Harte Harte Spears Spears Spears Spears Spears Taylor Spears Spears Spears Spears Taylor Taylor

Billam Billam Billam Pendleton Doyle Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam Billam

Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Tunney Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin 2 Mirfin Mirfin Tunney Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Mirfin Spencer

Tunney Pendleton Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rodgers Rowley Rodgers Jones Rodgers Pendleton Pendleton Pendleton Pendleton Pendleton Pendleton Hanson Hanson Tunney Pendleton Tunney Tunney

6 Holvey Hanson Holvey Holvey Holvey Holvey Pendleton Pendleton Pendleton Holvey Holvey Holvey Holvey Tunney Holvey Holvey Pendleton Tunney Hanson Hanson Hanson Hanson

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Fraser McLaughlin Sidebottom Sidebottom Sidebottom Sidebottom Sidebottom Maughan Fallon Tunney Sidebottom Sidebottom Sidebotton Sidebottom 2 Taylor Clark Chipamunga Chipamunga Taylor Clark Spears Spears

Pendleton Taylor Taylor Taylor Pendleton Pendleton Taylor Taylor Mirfin Taylor Tunney Tunney Tunney Green Green Tunney Taylor Taylor Pendleton Taylor Pendleton Pendleton

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Fallon Taylor McLaughlin Sidebottom10 Doyle7 Fallon Fraser Doyle Clark Rowley Fallon McLaughlin Pendleton Hanson Maughan8 Fallon Fraser Doyle Clark7 Thornton9 McLaughlin Maughan Clark Fallon11 Thornton4 McLaughlin Thornton Clark Fallon7 Tunney4 Wisdom Fallon McLaughlin Jones5 Chipamunga11 Wisdom Fallon Clark Tunney9 McGee2 Wisdom Taylor Clark Hanson Sidebottom Wisdom McLaughlin Clark Spears7 Hanson Wisdom Fallon Maughan Green11 Harte Wisdom Green Chipamunga Taylor11 Clark9 Fallon Chipamunga Green Thornton10 Wisdom7 Wisdom Thornton Clark Taylor7 Chipamunga9 Wisdom Thornton Clark Chipamunga11 Jones9 Thornton Fraser Green Wisdom Spears6 Thornton Fraser Green Wisdom7 Wildey Thornton Fraser Clark Wisdom9 Doyle11 Thornton Fraser Clark Wisdom Chipamunga11 Wisdom Fraser Doyle Chipamunga7 Thornton Fraser Clark Chipamunga7 Wisdom9 Thornton Wisdom Chipamunga Doyle9 Fallon5

Competition Index NCEL (League) FAC (FA Cup) LC (League Cup) FAV (FA Vase) SHSC (Sheffield Hallamshire Cup)

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Clark Chipamunga9 Clark14 Maughan11 Wisdom10 Wisdom Wildey Jones5 Spears4 Thornton11

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Thornton9 Wisdom Fraser11

Wildey

Maughan9

Clark9 Wildey Chipamunga7

Wildey1

Brailey

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FOOTBALL’S FAULTS CONTINUING MAIN ISSUE’S LOOK AT FOOTBALL’S UGLY SIDE NO. 3. REFUSING TO CELEBRATE GOALS AGAINST FORMER CLUBS Denis Law. That’s whose fault this is. Walking away stony faced from his back-heel against Manchester United; refusing to react with either joy at his deftly taken goal or confusion at Ian Bell’s congratulatory, vaguely Bavarian, slapping of his face. Law’s refusal to knee-slide across the Old Trafford mud had base though. His goal had, he believed, just condemned a club with which he had enjoyed his greatest successes to relegation. Law’s reaction was instinctive, and so he is spared criticism for his own action of not celebrating. Yet he cannot be left blameless for the many tribute acts he has spurned. It’s all his fault. In recent weeks Gareth Bale, Nathan Dyer, and Kaspars Gorkss have all made a point of not celebrating goals they’ve scored against former clubs. In their head this is an act of chivalry, of Corinthian spirit which will help the world see them as an island if integrity in a sea of multi-millionaire vulgarity. In reality of course all that is achieved is a nation muttering “Oh yeah, I’d forgotten he’d played for them”. With most things in life, all expressional freedom and joy is surrendered with the utterance of three little words. In the case of the celebration shirking footballers those words are “out of respect”. It was “out of respect” that Robin van Persie refused to celebrate against Arsenal, the club he’d elected to leave for a hefty new contract at Old Trafford. And it was “out of respect” that Samuel Eto’o 24

once refused to celebrate after scoring a penalty for Barcelona against his former club Real Mallorca. A penalty! These two cases highlight two clear flaws in the “out of respect” argument that should, God willing, render this whole refusal to celebrate fad obsolete. The first is that if you hold your former side in so much reverence, why did you bugger off away from them in the first place? And the second, as highlighted by Eto’o’s empty magnanimity after a voluntary act, is if you were so concerned about their feelings, why score? If my own brief football career has taught me anything it is that when in on goal it is much easier to miss the target than it is to score. Van Persie, Bale, Eto’o and co could’ve put the ball practically anywhere; over the bar, wide of the post, in the upper tier, bouncing down a nearby dual carriageway - indeed the alternatives to finding the net are pretty much endless – but no, they chose to score. Come to think of it, in football you’re not actually obliged to make contact with the ball in the first place. So it’s all very well scoring a last-minute winner and then walking off with your head bowed, but we all know they only true way to show complete respect to your former club is with a wild air-kick. Feel free to end this article with your own joke about Ade Akinbiyi, Emile Heskey, or Lewis Guy being incredibly respectful.

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LEAGUE TABLES NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Athersley Recreation Cleethorpes Town Louth Town Worsborough Bridge Ath. Knaresborough Town Pontefract Collieries Teversal Albion Sports AFC Emley Shirebrook Town Grimsby Borough Clipstone Welfare Hemsworth M.W. Bottesford Town Dinnington Town Askern Villa Eccleshill United Yorkshire Amateur ROSSINGTON MAIN Appleby Frodingham Hallam Selby Town

P 18 19 18 18 19 18 19 16 18 19 20 19 18 18 18 17 17 19 18 19 17 16

W 12 11 10 10 9 10 10 9 10 10 9 8 7 7 8 6 5 4 4 4 3 2

D 4 3 4 3 6 2 2 4 1 1 2 4 3 3 0 2 4 5 2 2 4 3

L 2 5 4 5 4 6 7 3 7 8 9 7 8 8 10 9 8 10 12 13 10 13

F 38 45 40 41 34 32 48 49 41 35 30 32 35 31 36 30 30 30 19 24 24 19

A 19 34 28 27 25 17 34 22 25 37 29 27 34 35 45 42 32 43 41 63 38 46

GD +19 +11 +12 +14 +9 +15 +14 +27 +16 -2 +1 +5 +1 -4 -9 -12 -2 -13 -22 -39 -14 -27

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P W D L F A GD Pts Bramley Sunnyside 7 7 0 0 31 5 +26 21 Shafton Villa 7 6 1 0 34 8 +26 19 Hemsworth Town 6 4 1 1 14 7 +7 13 Sutton Rovers 7 4 1 2 12 11 +1 13 Scawthorpe & Bentley R. 8 4 0 4 23 19 +4 12 South Elmsall United Serv. 9 3 2 4 23 19 +4 11 ROSSINGTON MAIN 8 4 1 3 29 11 +18 10* Kinsley Boys 5 3 1 1 10 3 +7 10 Denaby United 7 2 1 4 13 17 -4 7 Bawtry Town 6 2 0 4 14 23 -9 6 South Kirkby Colliery 8 0 0 8 8 42 -34 0 Carcroft Village 8 0 0 8 10 56 -46 0 *3 points deducted Mexborough Town resigned from the League; their results have been expunged

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RESULTS SERVICE SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Armthorpe Welfare Arnold Town Bridlington Town Brighouse Town Glasshoughton Welfare Heanor Town Parkgate Pickering Town Retford United Tadcaster Albion Winterton Rangers

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Lincoln Moorlands Railway Matlby Main Barton Town Old Boys Thackley Staveley Miners Welfare Nostell Miners Welfare Worksop Parramore Long Eaton United Hall Road Rangers Liversedge Scarborough Athletic

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AFC Emley Appleby Frodingham Askern Villa Clipstone Welfare Dinnington Town Eccleshill United Grimsby Borough Knaresborough Town ROSSINGTON MAIN Teversal

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DONCASTER & DISTRICT SENIOR LEAGUE DAWSON & BURGESS PREMIER DIVISION K.O. CUP 1ST ROUND Carcroft Village Denaby United Kinsley Boys

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DONCASTER & DISTRICT SENIOR LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Bramley Sunnyside Shafton Villa

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South Kirkby Colliery South Elmsall United Services

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RESULTS SERVICE TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

LINCOLNSHIRE SENIOR TROPHY QUARTER FINAL Cleethorpes Town

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Barton Town Old Boys

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AFC Emley Hemsworth Miners Welfare Parkgate Worksop Parramore Worsborough Bridge Athletic

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Maltby Main Sheffield ROSSINGTON MAIN Stocksbridge Park Steels Kinsley Boys

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NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Brighouse Town Thackley

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Long Eaton United Tadcaster Albion

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Clipstone Welfare

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WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER SHEFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE SENIOR CUP SECOND ROUND Athersley Recreation Frecheville CA

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Nostell Miners Welfare Staveley Miners Welfare

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Heanor Town

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NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Albion Sports Bottesford Town Eccleshill United

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Grimsby Borough Teversal Appleby Frodingham

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AWAY DAY TRAVEL BACK THE BLUES ON THE ROAD Saturday 24th November

Appleby Frodingham

Directions Brumby Hall Sports Ground Ashby Road Scunthorpe, DN16 1AA

NCEL Division One Kick-off: 3:00pm Admission: £4, £2 and £1 Cover for 150 (150 seats)

Take the M181 into Scunthorpe. At roundabout turn right onto A18. Straight on at mini roundabout, take 3rd exit at next large roundabout. Head up the hill (A18) to next roundabout. Turn left and entrance to ground is 100m along on the left

Public Transport

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Dinnington Town

Directions Phoenix Park

131 Laughton Road Dinnington, S25 2PP

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MEET THE MAIN MEN Steve Lodge (Manager) Steve took over the reigns for the end of the 2010/11 season, leading the club to the Wilkinson Sword Trophy. Last season, Steve’s first full season in charge, was also successful as the first team broke a number of club records to achieve their best NCEL finish. A firm believer in club spirit, which is why most players and officials at the club are local. Ian Wilson (Assistant Manager) A former Wales youth and amateur international Ian also does an excellent job as club groundsman amongst other roles. Previously in charge of Rossington FC, he took that club from local Sunday football to the top flight of the Central Midlands League Lee Appleby Now in his 7th season at the Main, making him one of the top appearance makers in recent years Lee was instrumental in our record breaking season last year with some outstanding performances and 12 clean sheets. Dedicated, honest and hardworking as well as agile, quick and boasting superb handling Lee is one of the best keepers the NCEL has to offer. Jordan Wildey Young Jordan will provide competition for the number one shirt this year after some impressive displays in tough games for both 1st and 2nd teams last season where he performed maturely and competently. He is a fantastic shot stopper, agile and very confident. Bradley Billam Flying full back Brad continues to grow at left back; combining athleticism, confidence and consistency with a willingness to work forwards and backwards to become a valuable member of the Main squad. His attacking prowess was clear to see last year as he was credited with 8 assists. Dan Elcoat Primarily a central defender, Dan can play anywhere across the back four and also in

central midfield. He is strong in the air and tenacious in the tackle, boasting good communication skills and a strong desire to play. Chris Hanson Chris joined the Main late last season from Yorkshire Main, playing a versatile role in the Rossington defence. Chris is calm in possession and is a good reader of the game. Tom Harte Very good on the ball and well organised Tom came back to football last year after some time away from the game. He played with the Reserves last season but has shown during pre-season that he is capable of becoming a 1st team player. David Holvey 2011/12 Manager’s Player of the Year; Club Captain Dave lead by example last year and his never say die attitude and loyalty to the club make him an invaluable asset. A great leader and robust defender Dave is also capable of pin-point long range passes that turn defence quickly into attack. Dean Jones Dean can play in any position across the back four, as he has done for the Reserves. Another player to return to the game after some time away, Dean is a good footballer and very good in the air. Will Rowley 2011/12 Reserves Players’ Player of the Year. Long-time Main man Will is an old school central defender who provided some excellent displays last season. Solid in the air, well-timed in the tackle and a threat at set pieces he is reliable and extremely valuable for both sides. Richard Spears Very hard working, committed and energetic, Richard played an important role in the club’s strong 2011/12 campaign. Richard will no doubt look to continue working hard to cement his place in the team.

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1919 Q & A AS ROSSINGTON MAIN WERE FORMED IN 1919, WE PROVIDE 19 QUESTIONS & 19 ANSWERS TO HELP YOU GET TO KNOW THE MAIN MEN Tonight’s interviewee is DAN LODGE who, after spending 2011-12 in the 1st team dugout, has returned to action this season as 2nd team goalkeeper follow Sunderland. I’ve never really had a club, just a general football fan I suppose. Q5. Which footballer was your boyhood hero? A5. Zinedine Zidane, I loved watching him play, the man was a genius.

Q1. When was your Rossington Main debut and who was it against? A1. I was 15 when I made my Reserves debut at Mexbrough. My first 1st team game came when I was 16 (August 2005) in the FA Cup, at home against Washington Nissan. We lost 2-1.. Richard Sennett was in charge, he saw me training with the Over 35 team and asked me if I would be interested in playing in the FA Cup… of course I jumped at the chance! Q2. What is your first footballing memory? A2. My first training session with my junior side at 9 years old. Q3. What was the first team you ever played for? A3. Rossington Juniors; loved every minute of it. Q4. Which team do you support? A4. Although not a die hard, I do 34

Q6. Who do you consider the greatest ever player in your position? A6. I would have to say Gary Neville. A very good right back and a fantastic attitude, the man was a winner! Q7. What was the first professional game you ever watched in the flesh? A7. I went to watch Sheffield Wednesday play Manchester United at Hillsbrough, I think it was 1995, I was about 7 years old. Q8. If you could travel in time to attend any match ever which would you choose? A8. It would have to be the 1966 World Cup Final! The biggest game in English football history! Q9. What’s you favorite ever team kit? A9. My brother had an away Newcastle shirt. It was purple and dark blue hoops with a cream round neck collar! Cream shorts and blue and purple hooped sock. Very smart.

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Q10. What make of boots do you prefer to wear? A10. I have always been an Adidas Predator fan, until the most recent version! I’m hoping they go back to their earlier versions next time around. Q11. What is your most prized footballing possession? A11. I have the match programme from the last game to be played at the Old Wembley! It was a fantastic occasion, despite the result Q12. Favourite ground you have ever played at? A12. I played at Glandford Park when I was at Scunthorpe as an Under 16, had a nightmare. My favourite NCEL ground would be Winterton, I like the surface there. Q13. If you could play at any ground in the world which would it be? A13. The Nou Camp! Q14. Who is the best player you have ever played alongside? A14. Tough question… I am going to have to say my brother Matt. I have played with some very good players, but I am very proud of his achievements. Q15. Who is the best player you have ever played against? A15. An ageing Chris Waddle once sat me on my backside without even touching the ball. He was playing for Staveley Miners Welfare. He barely moved but he was class. He ran the game from the left wing, I struggled big time! I was about 17 years old, great education.

Q16. What is your proudest achievement in football so far? A16. Being Main’s Assistant manager last season alongside my Dad. We had the most successful season in the Main’s NCEL history. I would love to go back into the coaching and management side of the game when my playing time comes to an end… again. Q17. What has been your favorite moment playing for Rossington Main? A17. Watching the lads reach the Wilkinson Sword Trophy final after an amazing game at Louth. I wasn’t involved because of injury but was there watching. A brilliant night. Q18. Can you sum what playing for Rossington Main means to you in 5 words or less? A18. Proud to be a blue. Q19. Lastly, which other 4 players (past or present famous or not) would make up your fantasy dream team? A19. Bobby Moore, Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane (don’t need a keeper with that side!) FOLLOW DAN, AND ROSSINGTON MAIN ON TWITTER If for some reason you’d like to hear more from Dan you can do so by following him on twitter: @lodgie_4 And why not follow the club’s official twitter account for regular updates on all things to do with the Main; @RossingtonMain *Views expressed on social media are those of the individuals and may not reflect the views of RMFC, nor it’s members or committee.

Quiz Answers (from page 42): 1. Reading, 2. Stockport County and Luton Town, 3. Wycombe Wanderers vs Plymouth Argyle, 4. Northamptonshire; Kettering Town, Corby Town, Northampton Town, 5. Scotland; Queen of the South (Doonhammers) and Brechin City (Hedgemen), 6. Airbus, 7. Leicester City (after their Filbert Street ground), 8. Southport vs Macclesfield Town, 9. Atletico Madrid, 10. Juventus, 11. Bayern Munich

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MEET THE MAIN MEN Shaun Pendleton Shaun played the majority of last season at centre back before moving into central midfield where he put in some great displays. Versatile and very professional in his approach, Shaun is a hard worker. His defensive attributes are as impressive as his offensive ones. A very strong passer of the ball, he can play a vital role in playmaking from deeper positions. John Tunney John joins the club from Yorkshire Main after several very successful seasons there. A versatile player who is equally capable of playing anywhere in defence or midfield. Marcel Chipamunga Young local lad Marcel is making his first steps into senior football this season, hoping to gain experience and develop as a player. Marcel has already shown the management team that he has bags of potential and willingness to learn. Ben Clark Young and enthusiastic with a good attitude to learning the game. wide man Ben is also making his first step into senior football. He is full of pace and positive running which will no doubt cause a problem for defenders. Niall Doyle As the Reserve team captain Niall has become an important part of the club, helping the Reserves to a close title race last season. Niall likes to keep the ball moving and push forward into goal scoring positions whenever possible. Nathan Fraser Another very versatile player who is naturally gifted, Nathan loves to attack and run at players and his creativity could prove important . Nathan’s ability to play out wide, down the middle, up front and even at the back makes him a key squad member. Jonathan Mirfin Main’s 2011/12 Supporters’ Player of the Year. Jonathan continues to impress at the Main with consistent displays in the centre of 36

midfield. Jonathan rarely gives the ball away, starting attacks and creating chances for his team mates. The controlled midfielder is also useful from free-kicks. Danny Taylor Danny joins the club from Askern this season and can play across the midfield and at full back, is very confident in possession and looks after the ball well. Brandon Fallon Brandon burst into the Main squad in March. Tall, powerful and very quick and for such a young lad he fits in very well at this level. After only seven appearances last season, we are waiting to see even more of Brandon this year. Tom McLaughlin Pace, dribbling and finishing are just three attributes that make Tom a very dangerous opponent for defenders. He can play up front or on either wing. Tom joins after several seasons with Askern Villa and will be looking to cement a starting role at the Main this term. Scott Maughan The club’s overall top scorer last season.as he make his return to football after some time away from the game. It proved very successful as he fired the Reserves into a title chasing spot. Scott is a natural finisher who comes alive around the penalty area. Dean Thornton A former regular scorer for the Reserves, Dean has returned to force his way into the 1st team. Dean is excellent with his back to goal and good in the air, but equally as effective running past the back four. A natural finisher and confident in front of goal. Adam Wisdom Adam is blessed with pace and power and his physical attributes and appetite to work make him a handful for opponents. A threat running beyond defenders, but really comes alive from close range, where he scored all of his goals last season.

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IN THE BOOK FOOTBALL ‘LITERATURE’ REVIEWED

STEVE GABB OF THE FOOTBALL WEBSITE ‘SPIRIT OF MIRKO’ REVIEWS DIXIE DEAN; THE STORY OF A GOALSCORING LEGEND In the 1926/27 season Middlesbrough’s George Camsell scored an incredible fifty-nine league goals, setting a new record that many thought would never be broken. Yet this record lasted only one year, Everton’s Dixie Dean scoring 60 as his team won the First Division championship. This biography details the Dean’s footballing life, from his childhood as the son of a train driver to his twelve years at Everton and beyond. If there was ever a player where there simply weren’t enough superlatives to describe him, then Dean is it. The author struggles throughout to reword the phrase “he scored a lot of goals”. Though I feel this says more about Dean’s remarkable goalscoring exploits than the author’s proficiency. Despite this being a biography of Dean, the more interesting pieces surround the era itself rather than the goals. The subject matter in this book is very similar to what you’d read in any modern day’s player’s biography. For example, Dean involves himself in some “banter” with his fellow professionals, but rather than letting down the tyres on a team-mate’s Porsche Cayenne, or stealing their iPhone and posting something lewd to twitter, Dean’s banter is more fitting of a 1920’s gentlemen. He tells a new signing that it

was customary to wear morning suits on the train en route to away games. When said new signing turns up looking dapper, hilarity ensues. Some of the stories from Dean’s early career give you an idea of where a lot of Roy of the Rovers’ comic strips originated from. It was said that Dean became such a sharp shooter as during his overnight shift at a train yard he’d hone his reflexes by kicking scurrying rats onto the train lines or into walls. Another story details a terrible motorcycle accident where Dean was sent to hospital for a few weeks and had to have a metal plate inserted into his head. After this terrible ordeal he returned to Everton and much to the delight of his fans he scored. Inevitably with a bullet header. This is a story not only about a wonderful footballer, but also of an intriguing era in football where the landscape of the game we know today was being forged. Part of that landscape is Dixie Dean’s 60. It’s a brilliant read, if not to learn about Dean himself, but of the fascinating time in which he lived. Dixie Dean; The Story of a Goalscoring Legend by Nick Walsh Macmillan (1978)

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HALF-TIME TEASERS TACKLE THIS XI ON THE SUBJECT OF CLUB NICKNAMES 1. Which Premier League team were 7. Which English club were once once better known as The Biscuitmen? nicknamed The Filberts? 2. Which two Conference teams are 8. If the Sandgrounders are hosting the known as The Hatters? Silkmen which two Conference teams 3. If the Chairboys hosted the Pilgrims, would be playing? which two League Two sides would be 9.Which famous Spanish team is in action? nicknamed ‘Colchoneros’ (translated as 4. In which one county would you find The Mattress Makers)? The Poppies, The Steelmen and The 10. Which club is famously known as Cobblers? ‘La Vecchia Signora’ (The Old Lady) of 5. In which country could you see The Italian football? Doonhammers play The Hedgemen? 11. FC Hollywood is the name often 6. Which Welsh Premier League side given by fans of other clubs to which are known as The Wingmakers? famous German side? Answers can be found at the foot of page 35.

SPECTATOR NOTICE The committee, officials and all volunteers involved at Rossington Main have worked hard in recent years to establish a positive reputation for the club in both the local community and the wider footballing fraternity. We are rightly proud that this club is appreciated as one which upholds the true values of grassroots community football, and that Oxford Street is seen as a welcoming and friendly ground to visit. We ask that you help us to maintain this reputation during your time with us at the ground, ensuring that all present have a positive experience, regardless of the match result, and leave more than happy to visit us at Oxford Street again. Football is, after all, a game to be enjoyed by players, spectators and officials alike. Rossington Main is a keen supporter of both the ‘Respect’ and ‘Kick It Out’ campaigns, as such foul, racial or obscene language will not be

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tolerated within the ground. Please respect the right of all supporters, both home and away, to enjoy the game of football. Please do not; - Ride bicycles in the ground - Smoke in the Main Stand or any club buildings - Stand in front of the seated areas - Allow dogs off their leads - Consume alcohol from glass containers at pitchside. - Enter the field of play before, during or after the game, other than at times necessitated for Health & Safety. All vehicles parked at Oxford Street are done so at the vehicle owner’s risk, though our shooting has improved in recent seasons. Thank you for supporting your local football team, and for purchasing this matchday programme.

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TODAY’S TEAMS MATCH OFFICIALS

ROSSINGTON MAIN vs BOTTESFORD TOWN Steve Lodge Ian Wilson Lee Appleby Jordan Wildey Richard Spears Bradley Billam David Holvey Shaun Pendleton John Tunney Chris Hanson Dean Jones Jonathan Mirfin Ben Clark Stuart Rodgers Danny Taylor Brandon Fallon Dean Thornton Nathan Fraser Adam Wisdom Marcel Chipamunga Tom McLaughlin Shane Maughan

MANAGER COACH

OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO O O O O O O

Danny Guest

(South Yorkshire)

John Corbett Andy Sharpe Robert Zand Ashley Ellis John Joe McCaffery Adam Martin Carl La Rocca Tom Johnson Gaz Campion Tom Pearson Alex Hipkins Lee Morfitt Michael Thompson Paul Morrill Kieran McCaffery Danny Gibbons Dayle Hutson Craig Bridge Dominic Stones Martin Pembleton Scott Wilby Michael Jaksics Jordan Lane Danny Boulton Steve McCarron Mark La Rocca Chris Garth Jake Quickenden

ON BEHALF OF ALL AT ROSSINGTON MAIN FC

Enjoy the game & thank you for supporting your local team

Ian Cox

(South Yorkshire)

Patrick Wyatt

(South Yorkshire)

UPCOMING MATCHES AT

OXFORD STREET Sat 17th Nov. 3:00pm 1ST TEAM vs SELBY TOWN NCEL Div 1

Sat 24th Nov. 2:00pm 2ND TEAM vs SCAWTHORPE & BENTLEY RHINOS Don. Senior Prem


Rossington Main v Bottesford Town 2012-13