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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 welcome to Oxford Street for tonight’s Yorkshire derby with Hemsworth Miners Welfare. As ever we extend a warm welcome to all connected with The Wells tonight, and hope officials, management and supporters enjoy their visit to Rossington tonight. Of course we welcome their players too, but hopefully they won’t find the night too enjoyable in the main. Having not had a home game for over a month prior to last Saturday’s fixture with Louth we now have matches coming up thick and fast which is proving a challenge for all concerned, including myself. I recently changed jobs and relocated to London which is making it difficult to get out one programme a week let alone two, but hopefully you will forgive the odd piece of replicated content in coming weeks.

Still, there is hopefully enough contained within this Main Issue to keep you entertained and take your mind off recent results. I’m indebted to Tony Greenhall for letting me share his book review (page 41) and to Ian Wilson for keeping me up to speed on results and events during my Southern exile. Inside this issue we have plenty for you as usual; we revisit Ian Wilson’s 1919 Q&A interview, which is a fascinating read for both home and visiting supporters, and the issue of ‘goal music’ gets the ‘Football’s Faults’ treatment. Anyway, enjoy tonight’s game and this programme and fingers crossed for three points come 9:45pm. Up the Main! Glen Wilson // Programme Editor

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Five years ago today tonight saw Rossington Main travel to Nottinghamshire to take on Gedling Town in front of a less than packed house of just 20 hardy souls on the banks of the River Trent.

Confidence would have been high for Main coming into the game off the back of a home win over Worsborough Bridge the previous weekend, but they fell behind to a John Billups own goal

and never really recovered. Ten minutes before half-time the home side doubled their advantage as Alan Jeffries tucked a penalty beyond Lee Appleby, and that would prove enough for Gedling to secure a 2-0 win. Main though would return to winning ways at the weekend as they picked up a 3-2 win away at Borrowash Victoria.

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Rossington didn;t fair quite as well in Nottinghamshire eight years ago today as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Carlton Town. The two sides were having contrasting seasons in Division One;

With no game for the old Rossington FC 1st team 19 years ago today a larger than normal entourage made their way to Derbyshire for the 2nd team’s Reserve League Cup tie at Mickleover Sports. The two sides had met just a fortnight earlier in the League with Rossington running out 5-2 winners on the Welfare here, and they would repeat the margin of victory at Sports in this return fixture.

Carlton would eventually finish third behind Garforth and Sutton Town, whereas Rossington were looking over their shoulder right until April, finishing just four points above bottomplaced South Normanton Athletic.

Leighton Lee opened the scoring for Rossington and went on to double his own and Rossington’s tally minutes later to give the visitors a two-goal cushion. The game was put beyond doubt by Lee’s strike partner Andy Troth who found the net himself to secure a 3-0 win. Sports would finally get their revenge a month to the day as they defeated Rossington 2-0 in the Ken Marsden Trophy.

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Hemsworth Miners Welfare Football Club were formed in July 1981 out of the disbanded Hemsworth Colliery Football Club which folded in 1979, the newly formed Club had to play their early football in Leagues such as the Bentley League the Barnsley Nelson League before eventually being accepted into the Doncaster and District Senior League from where the Club flourished. After a couple of poor seasons in the Doncaster Senior League the team went on to win three successive promotions without actually winning the title. Following four top-six finishes in the Doncaster Premier Division the Club won its first Honours when they beat Kinsley Boys 2-0 in the Premier Division Cup final at Askern in 1995, with both goals scored by Jimmy Slaughter.

The following season the Club were accepted into the West Riding County Amateur Football League where they took their place in Division One under the Management of Andy Cracknell who had took over from Billy Clark. The first season in the WRCAFL Division 1 saw the Club miss out on promotion on goal difference but the following season they made no mistake and won the Championship and League Cup double joining the elite in the Premier Division at step 7 for the very first time in the club’s history. The Club also won the Doncaster Challenge Cup and the Sheffield Junior Cup during the late 1990s, although never winning the WRCAFL Premier Division title the Club were 10

higher challenge, notably the NCEL, but things were a long way off going into the new millennium. A breakthrough came when the Club received two Football Foundation grants for a new state of the art clubhouse and for floodlights enabling the push for step 6 football to begin. Paul Crapper had now taken over as First Team Manager and led the team into the NCEL in 2008-09 season after being accepted following ground improvements. Paul however found it difficult, through work commitments, to give the First Team Manager job the full attention it deserved and handed the role back to Andy Cracknell who led the team to a 10th place finish in its first season then seventh place in the second season. The third NCEL season 2010-11 was a bit of a disaster but the campaign will be remembered for the Club’s debut in the F.A. Cup after the first taste of F.A. Vase the previous season. 2011-2012 saw us finish a very creditable 8th place and reach the quarter final of the Sheffield Cup; a great achievement for such a small club with hardly any resources and huge credit went to Wayne Benn and his management team. Unfortunately in April 2012, Hemsworth were saddened at the tragic death of club secretary Mark Crapper. Mark was well known in the non-league pyramid and the local community and football teams. He put the club on the map and without his hardwork and determination the club would not be where we are today.

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RYAN PLEASANTS (Forward) Ryan has been a revelation since joining from Wakefield FC. Ryan certainly knows where the net is. Unfortunatley he sustained a serious knee injury in 2011, and his currently on the road to recovery.

MATTY STOR (Defender) Matty has joined the club from Ossett Founded: 1981 Town and has settled in at right back, Entered NCEL: 2008 Matty is getting better game by game Home Ground: Fitzwilliam Stadium as he learns his trade he can go and develop into a very good player at this Nickname: The Wells County FA: Sheffield & Hallam level and above. Best NCEL Finish: 7th in Division One ANDREW HART (Defender) (2009-2010) Another player recovering from cruciate injury, Andy has a wealth of PEN PICTURES experience at this level having spend several seasons at Selby Town a VINNY DAWSON (Midfield) Vinny is the vein that runs through the number of those a Captain Andy will strengthen the defensive line. Club his attitude and commitment are second to none and he sets a perfect IWAN HEELEY (Forward) example to every player, Vinny can play central or out wide and has an eye Iwan recently signed for the Club from Bradford Park Avenue having for a goal. previously having spells at Ossett Town and Golcar United. Can play upfront or JACK WAKEFIELD (Midfield) Jack is another new signing from South out wide. Kirkby Colliery and offers quality and NEAL MAY (Goalkeeper). strength in the centre of the park he Neal was most recently signed from will be a tremendous addition to the Premier Division team Armthorpe squad for this season. Welfare. Neal possess a good safe pair of hands, and his tall presence sees him DARREN BARRICK (Forward) command his box both along the floor Daz rejoined the club for a third and in the air. spell around three months ago. Daz is a big bustly centre forward who GLYN WRIGHT (Midfield/Forward) possess great height and strength to Glyn is the third summer signing from help at both ends of the football field. South Kirkby Colliery and offers the Hampered by work commitments Daz team natural width, Glyn can also chip still puts in lots of hardwork when in with plenty of goals. crossing that white line. MAIN ISSUE // Official Matchday Magazine of Rossington Main FC


HEMSWORTH PEN PICS NEIL TOWLER (Forward) Neil has joined us this season from Hall Road Rangers Tick is a very good experienced player who has played at many clubs high than North East Counties. DALE WALSTOW(Goalkeeper) Dale has now fully established himself as the Clubs No 1 Keeper, his strengths are shot stopping and strength, he was voted player of the season for last term. ROSS HAYWOOD (Defender) Ross is now in his fourth season at Hemsworth joining from Eccleshill United having had spells at Frickley Athletic and Winterton Rangers, a natural left footed defender who can switch to centre half or midfield. DEAN FOLEY (Defender) Deano is currently Club Captain and is one of the best centre halfs in the League on his day, Dean is a natural leader who commands in the air, Dean is also comfortable on the floor with both feet. WILL KEMP (Midfield) Will has joined are club from local rivals Kinsley he is a very good player who plays on the left wing also can play up front a very capable player. SAM VARLEY (Defender) Sam joined us this season, having previously held spells at Nostell MW. Sam is a young defender with two good feet, strong In the tackle and playing regular football will only benefit his footballing career 12

PHILIP LINDLEY (Def/Midfield) Phil has only just recently joined the club but possess bags of experience at both NCEL level and Evo Stick. Previously played at Ossett Town and Frickley Athletic Phil was hampered by work commitments, but when available will add strength to the starting eleven. Phil is a good reader of the game, strong in the air and can provide that decisive ball. JON IMPEY (Midfield/Defender) Jon is a perfect squad player plays nearly every game and will play in any role required for the team, finished last season as second highest goalscorer. ROBBIE CRAPPER (Midfield) Robbie is another player who is still only 19 and been with the Club since he was a Junior Robbie could have a big part to play this season. JAKE WHITE (Midfield) Jake joined us from Frickley Colliery this season Jake is a very capable player and could play at an higher level. CAMERON CLARK (Def/Mid) Cameron is a member of our Under 19s team, who most recently broke into the first team. Cameron can play anywhere on the left hand side. Cameron has the speed to break forward and cause problems for opposing teams, and also has a good left foot. One for the wells future. Thanks to Hemsworth MW’s Phil Crapper

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LEAGUE NEWS BARIS END NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP Current sponsors of the Northern Counties East League Baris have announced that they will not be renewing their deal come the end of the current season. The company have been sponsors of the League since 2011, securing two successive annual deals as title sponsors of the competition.

The NCEL will retain the Baris name until this summer’s AGM, and in the mean time will be seeking alternate sponsors for 2013-14 and onwards. The company have also chosen not to renew their sponsorship of Premier Division side Staveley Miners Welfare beyond the current campaign.

MARSHALL TAKES OVER AS CLIPSTONE CHAIRMAN Former Retford United manager Brett Marshall has taken over as club chairman at Clipstone Welfare, Marshall who guided Retford to the Premier Division title last season and has since been in charge at Hucknall Town will now focus on off the field matters in his new role with the Cobras. “After ten years in football management, I have decided to take on a new challenge,” Marshall was quoted as saying on the Clipstone Welfare website. Marshall continued; “My desire to go back into management is not there at

this time but I knew, if something off the field came up and it ticked all the boxes along with being a different type of challenge, then it would be worth consideration. “Speaking to [manager and friend] Lee Tryner as I do, his ambition for the football club mirrors my ambition for the last decade to progress but to do things the correct way by getting players to come to the club for the right reasons and get players to play for him. “Off the field, the football club has a strong hard-working committee but were looking for new blood to kick the club on now they are in the NCEL.”

FIXTURE ALTERATION NEWS Our away match with Eccleshill United which was postponed last Tuesday night for a second time has now been rearranged for Wednesday

6th March. We are however still awaiting confirmation on the date for our Sheffield & Hallamshire Cup Quarter Final tie with Stavelely MW.

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MAIN IN ACTION SAT 2ND FEBRUARY // NCEL DIVISION ONE ROSSINGTON MAIN 0-1 LOUTH TOWN Following three consecutive postponements the Main returned to Oxford Street for their first home fixture in almost 2 months, with the December and January match schedule drastically hit by the weather. A big change for Manager Steve Lodge in that only Richard Spears was unavailable, and there were FOUR on the bench (as opposed to no-one at Knaresborough in our previous game following Spears’ injury) Rossington were out to avenge a 1-0 defeat at Louth back in late August, but once again it was a penalty decision that decided the outcome of the game. In fact the return match was a tale of THREE penalties! The 1st half lacked sparkle and was contested mostly in midfield, defences were rarely breached and on the odd occasion strikers got a sight of goal their finishing was woeful resulting in neither keeper being seriously tested. When Billam was adjudged to have impeded their striker as he bore down on Copley, the linesman awarded a penalty which Louth midfielder Goodhand coolly slotted home on the stroke of half-time. Although Brad was very much the last man, he was not even cautioned by the referee for the offence, when possibly the “foul” should have been a red card!

There was a bit more purpose and energy to the game after the interval and both sides seemed to step up a gear and the game opened up. However Louth contested every ball and their defence held firm. The game looked over when another Billam foul (this one far more clearcut) resulted in a 2nd penalty in the final quarter of the match. For some unknown reason the visitors changed their penalty-taker and Copley made an excellent save. This heartened the home side and the introduction of 3 strikers from the bench signalled the manager’s intentions but we were unable to find a way though a workmanlike defence. Our only hope appeared to be from a trip on Thornton as he won the ball following a block by the Louth keeper, but this time neither the same linesman nor referee was of the same opinion as the majority of spectators present. In the end another disappointing result at home but we were perhaps worthy of a share of the points.

Main Line-Up:

Copley; Taylor, Cook, Holvey, Billam; Spencer (Fraser), Mirfin (Maughan), Tunney, Doyle; Fallon (Wisdom), Thornton Unused sub: Hanson Match Report by Ian Wilson


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MAIN IN ACTION SAT 9TH FEBRUARY // NCEL DIVISION ONE TEVERSAL 5-0 ROSSINGTON MAIN Another disappointing afternoon on the road for the Main as late withdrawls from Nathan Cook (illness), Dave Holvey and Liam Copley (both family related) meant a depleted squad of just twelve players made the trip south to Teversal; a factor which would eventually prove telling. The heavy pitch caused both sides issues, but it was the home side who eventually settled to take control of proceedings. Goal scoring opportunities were rare though and it took until the 9th minute before the first telling effort, which went the way of the home side. Dave Cockerill came up against Brad Billam before back-heeling to Will Harcourt to unleash a powerful effort that forced Jordan Wildey into a quality full length dive to his left to save. Rossington did manage some forays forward with Billam being the main architect down the left flank, but they came up against a resolute Teversal defence that would work hard throughout the afternoon to record their third clean sheet on the bounce. The home side took the lead on 32 minutes when Greg Tobin’s well weighted pass put Kye Pilmore through on goal and the Teversal marksman left Wildey with no

chance as he tucked home the opener. Main managed to create a few opportunities of their own as we sought to get back into the game, the best chance coming on 38 minutes when Teversal looked like breaking from a corner. But Billam broke up the move and hit a delightful cross field ball to Nathan Fraser who did superb to control the ball and cut to unleash a fierce effort that unfortunately hit Brandon Fallon before the home side scrambled the ball clear. With five minutes remaining of the first period Teversal doubled their advantage following a neat passing move started by Jamie Goodacre who found Pilmore who in turn fed Rob Orton who cleverly ran at the heart of the Rossington defence before playing a return ball to Pilmore for him to calmly pass the ball past the stranded Wildey for 2-0. Main did manage to carve out another opportunity before the break when Billam again did superb down the left flank before crossing to Fallon who simply could not get a shot away due to the defensive numbers crowding out the strikers effort. The second half saw the home side continue to have the better of the game, with Danny Williams on the...

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MAIN IN ACTION TEVERSAL 5-0 ROSSINGTON MAIN (continued) ...Teversal left flank combining with Eli Mitchell to make space for a driven low cross that found Harcourt who was denied by an excellent save by Wildey. However the forward reacted quickest to the rebound and managed to lay the ball to the unmarked Dave Cockerill who tapped the ball into the empty goal to make it 3-0 on 69 minutes. It wasn’t until, the final six minutes, as Teversal brought on fresh legs, that the home side were able to cement the victory with a final flourish. Dave Cockerill went close as he played a short corner with Tobin and then cut in to fire a low effort that Wildey saved well at the foot of his near post. However the resulting corner lead to the 4th goal, when Dave Cockerill this time sent the ball to the far post where Goodacre eas on hand to volley home with five minutes still to play.

With two minutes to go late substitute Robbie Collins came on to have a decisive hand in the fifth and final goal. Collins ran at goal only to be denied by Wildey, but from the ricochet Collins was able to pick out Mitchell who fired home on his last appearance for the home side. A bad day at the office which means that Main have shipped ten goals to Teversal in the two meetings this season. Hopefully though they can dust themselves off and get things back on track by matching the scoreline of the earlier season meeting with tonight’s guests Hemsworth who we defeated 4-3 back in August.

Main Line-up:

1 Wildey; 2 Taylor; 3 Billam; 4 Mirfin; 5 Hanson; 6 Tunney; 7 Spencer; 8 Fraser; 9 Fallon; 10 Thornton; 11 Doyle Sub: 12 Wisdom (on for Doyle)

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IN RESERVE SAT 9TH FEBRUARY // DONCASTER & DISTRICT FA CHALLENGE CUP 2ND ROUND ROSSINGTON MAIN 2-5 HEMSWORTH M.W. Res. The 2nd team suffered their first Cup defeat of the season against Div.1 high-fliers Hemsworth M.W. in an entertaining encounter at Oxford Street, the pitch just drying out following a midweek flood when a stand-pipe was broken. The 1st half belonged very much to the home side and they led 2-0 following errors in the Hemsworth defence, the first the result of an own goal and then Coburn chipped into an empty net from 25 yards as keeper and defender collided on the edge of the 18 yard box. A change in fortunes appeared a possibility when the visitors pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time. The real turning point came 5 minutes after the interval when keeper Lodge was dismissed for verbal abuse to the linesman who had clearly missed an offside decision in the lead-up to Hemsworth’s equalising goal. Reduced to 10 men we were always going to struggle against a determined Hemsworth MW side

who were now in very confident mood and looked far sharper in attack. Stand-in keeper Coburn had no chance with an excellent 3rd goal by the visitors and as we pushed forward in search of some consolation, we were often left exposed at the back and Hemsworth scored 2 late goals to clinch a victory which had looked very unlikely after 40 minutes of play. The sending-off incident had proved a significant factor in this Cup tie. Rossington Main Line-up: 1. Dan Lodge; 2. Dean Jones, 3. Dean Griffiths, 4. Tom Harte, 5. Will Rowley; 6. Dan Elcoat 7. Marcel Chipamunga, 8. Scott Maughan, 9. Callum Coburn, 10. Eric McMillan, 11. Josh Bathgate Subs 12. Liam Flynn (on for Bathgate) 14. Scott Henderson (on for McMillan). 2nd Team write-up courtesy of Ian Wilson

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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. 26 Dec Askern Villa 12 Jan Knaresborough T. 02 FEB LOUTH TOWN 09 Feb Teversal 12 FEB HEMSWORTH M.W. 16 FEB SHIREBROOK TOWN 23 Feb Grimsby Borough 02 MAR CLEETHORPES TOWN 06 Mar Eccleshill United 09 Mar AFC Emley 16 MAR YORKSHIRE AM. 23 Mar Clipstone Welfare 26 Mar Eccleshill Utd 30 MAR HALLAM 06 Apr Athersley Rec. 13 APR WORSBOROUGH B.A. 20 Apr Bottesford Town 27 APR APPLEBY FROD’HAM TBC STAVELEY M.W.


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 SHC1R 4-1 51 NCEL 3-2 30 NCEL 0-4 43 NCEL 1-1 53 NCEL 1-2 79 NCEL 0-2 81 SHC2R 2-1* 65 NCEL 1-3 49 NCEL 0-3 56 NCEL 2-0 121 NCEL 2-1 20 NCEL 1-2 65 NCEL 2-2 43 NCEL 3-3 48 NCEL 3-1 50 NCEL 1-2 178 NCEL 0-1 38 NCEL 0-5 53 NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL NCEL SHCQF






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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 Spears Fallon Spencer Spears Spears Clark Clark Spencer Taylor Spencer Spencer

Pendleton Taylor Taylor Taylor Pendleton Pendleton Taylor Taylor Mirfin Taylor Tunney Tunney Tunney Green Green Tunney Taylor Taylor Pendleton Taylor Pendleton Pendleton Spencer Tunney Pendleton Spencer Doyle Doyle Doyle Doyle Tunney Tunney Fraser






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 Fraser Fallon Doyle Chipamunga6 Coburn11 Fraser Wisdom Clark Taylor2 Chipamunga11 Fraser Fallon Doyle Spears4 Wisdom10 Wisodm Fraser Doyle Clark Holvey Fraser Fallon Clark Thornton11 Maugha10 Fraser Fallon Thornton Wisdom11 Cook5 Fraser Fallon 2 Thornton Wisdom11 Spears7 Fraser Fallon Thornton Wisdom7 Wildey1 Wisdom Spencer Doyle Spears Fallon Thornton Doyle Wisdom9 Maughan4 Fallon Thornton Doyle Wisdom10

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



Clark Chipamunga9 Clark14 Maughan11 Wisdom10 Wisdom Wildey Jones5 Spears4 Thornton11



Thornton9 Wisdom Fraser11



Clark9 Wildey Chipamunga7




Mirfin Appleby Spencer Clark11 Rowley Rowley


(1 own goal) (1 own goal)




Guide to Table Wisdom10 Sub on for number shown Wisdom 2 Denotes goalscorer 2-1* Includes own goal for Main Home fixtures in Capitals

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FOOTBALL’S FAULTS CONTINUING MAIN ISSUE’S LOOK AT FOOTBALL’S UGLY SIDE NO. 9. GOAL MUSIC Or as this topic should perhaps be known; ‘When Good Songs Go Bad’. Because, let’s face it, on its own, apropos of nothing Tom Hark by The Piranhas is a pretty good tune. So to is Song II by Blur, As is Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five. But, thanks to their respective status as the ‘Goal Music’ of choice at a whole host of football clubs, they have now been unfortunately re-shelved in the ‘bloody dirge’ aisle. What is Goal Music anyway? Well, I’ll tell you. Goal Music is someone at the professional club you support sitting in a meeting one day and going; “Hey, is it just me, or is that natural roaring cheering sound that supporters do when we score a goal not really conveying the feeling of scoring properly? Could we perhaps not drown it out with some mid 90s Indie Rock?” More depressingly of course, is the fact that other people in the room will have listened to that guy. Goal Music is ultimately your club not trusting you to create an appropriate atmosphere in reaction to your team scoring a goal, so they have felt compelled to help you reach the approved levels of excitement with the aid of pre-recorded clapping, and/or, overpowering punk-ska sax solos. But here’s the thing with Goal Music, in that it was only ever really 24

conceived with the feel good notion of winning goals or equalisers in mind. For example, how ‘Glad All Over’ will Bolton fans be exactly as David Ngog shins home a Kevin Davies flick-on for a consolation goal in a 3-1 defeat? Similarly, such is the natural cynicism in Damon Albarn’s tone, that it becomes very easy for his opening “Wooohoo!”s to take on a distinct air of sarcasm after your a pointless late goal has cannoned in off your midfielder’s arse. For me, the easy way to envisage just how pointless Goal Music is, is to imagine some of the all-time great goals, the biggest lung-bursting, eyepopping celebrations and drown them out with pop fodder of the time. So as Paul Gascoigne lies flat on his back on the Wembley turf after turning Colin Hendry every which way, water being squirted into his face by his teammates, imagine that seen with Wake Up Boo by the Boo Radleys bursting out over the tannoy. Or the 1982 World Cup Final and Marco Tardelli’s winner for Italy. And as the forward wheels away across the field, head shaking, screaming “Gol!” at everyone and no-one, think how much that moment could have been improved with a crackling “Agadoo do do!” blaring into the Spanish night sky. Kind of kills the moment don’t you think?

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

P 29 31 27 28 29 29 28 27 27 27 28 27 27 29 27 27 25 28 29 25 29 25

W 17 18 16 16 15 14 15 15 13 12 12 10 10 10 8 9 7 7 7 7 6 3

D 7 3 6 6 8 7 4 2 7 7 7 7 5 3 8 3 6 4 4 2 5 3

*1 point deducted

L 5 10 5 6 6 8 9 10 7 8 9 10 12 16 11 15 12 17 18 16 18 19

F 70 65 73 75 56 70 49 70 57 60 48 52 46 40 46 46 46 33 41 38 42 27

A 39 52 34 46 40 44 33 38 45 46 41 47 48 58 52 69 45 61 87 76 82 67

DONCASTER & DISTRICT PREMIER LEAGUE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Bramley Sunnyside Shafton Villa Sutton Rovers Denaby United South Elmsall United Serv. Hemsworth Town Bawtry Town Kinsley Boys ROSSINGTON MAIN Carcroft Village South Kirkby Colliery

P 13 12 10 11 11 12 13 9 10 12 11

W 10 9 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 0 0

D 0 2 2 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 0

L 3 1 1 3 4 5 8 4 5 11 11

F 57 60 38 38 24 23 41 18 34 14 7

A 20 17 11 21 17 29 48 18 18 71 84

GD Pts +31 58 +13 57 +29 54 +29 54 +16 53 +26 49 +16 49 +32 47 +12 46 +14 43 +7 43 +5 37 -2 35 -18 33 -6 31* -23 20 +1 27 -28 25 -46 25 -38 23 -40 23 -40 12

GD Pts +37 30 +43 29 +27 23 +17 22 +7 17 -6 17 -7 15 = 13 +16 10* -57 1 -77 0

Scawthorpe & Bentley Rhinos have withdrawn - their record has been expunged *3 points deducted

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Nostell Miners Welfare

NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Armthorpe Welfare Long Eaton United Tadcaster Albion

0-3 3-3 3-1

Worksop Parramore Lincoln Moorlands Railway Glasshoughton Welfare



Pontefract Collieries


2-2 1-1

Scarborough Athletic Heanor Town



Cleethorpes Town



Bridlington Town


Armthorpe Welfare Arnold Town Brighouse Town Lincoln Moorlands Railway Maltby Main Retford United Staveley M.W. Thackley Winterton Rangers

3 1 2 1 2 1 0 4 4


3 2 1 1 1 2 4 0 1

Tadcaster Albion Scarborough Athletic Glasshoughton Welfare Pickering Town Heanor Town Worksop Parramore Parkgate Long Eaton United Barton Town Old Boys

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NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AFC Emley Albion Sports Askern Villa Athersley Recreation Bottesford Town Grimsby Borough Hallam Louth United Selby Town Teversal

1-2 5-2 1-5 7-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 0- 3 4-1 5-0

Knaresborough Town Worsborough Bridge Athletic Eccleshill United Dinngton Town Hemsworth MW Clipstone Welfare Pontefract Collieries Shirebrook Town Yorkshire Amateur ROSSINGTON MAIN


1-0 5-4 2-5 1 - 12

Rovers Foundation Denaby United Hemsworth MW Res, Sutton Rovers



Bawtry Town


vs Winterton Rngrs vs Barton Town OB vs Armthorpe Welf. vs Nostell M.W. vs Parkgate

DIVISION ONE Dinnington Town vs Knaresborough Hallam vs Clipstone Welf. ROSSINGTON MAIN vs Hemsworth MW

Heanor Town vs Brighouse Town Maltby Main vs Long Eaton Utd Staveley M.W. vs Liversedge

DIVISION ONE Askern Villa Bottesford Town Eccleshill United Shirebrook Town

vs Albion Sports vs Louth Town vs Worsborough BA vs Pontefract Coll.

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Saturday 23rd February

Grimsby Borough

Bradley Road FDC Bradley Road Grimsby, DN37 0AG

NCEL Division One Kick-off: 3:00pm Admission: £4 / £2 Programme: £1 Cover for 200 (180 seats)


Head East along the M180/A180. Exit at the Great Coates Interchange. Travel back over motorway to 1st roundabout. Take 1st exit & follow for 2 miles to Trawl Pub roundabout. Take 2nd exit, follow for 2 miles to Bradley Roundabout. Take 2nd exit on to Bradley Road. Ground is approx. 500 yards on the left.

Wednesday 6th March

Eccleshill United

The Rapid Solicitors Stadium Kingsway, Wrose Bradford, BD2 1PN

NCEL Division One Kick-off: 7:45pm Admission: Undisclosed Programme: £1 Cover for 415 (225 seats) 30


M62 J26 onto M606, right onto Ring Road (A6177), left on to A650 for Bradford at 2nd roundabout. A650 Bradford Inner Ring Road onto Canal Rd, branch right at Staples (Dixons Car showrooms on right), fork left after 30mph sign to junction with Wrose Road, across junction - continuation of Kings Rd, first left onto Kingsway. Ground is 200 yards on right.

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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 This afternoon’s interviewee is the one you’ve all been waiting for; Assistant Manager, Groundsman and Committeeman IAN WILSON Q1. When was your debut for Rossington Main & who was it against? A1. Probably 1971, when I began teaching in Rossington, with Paul Perry as manager. Away at Thurnscoe in Don. Sen. Lge. We won 8-2 and travelled there in a Rossie Motors double decker bus, but had to walk the last half-mile as we encountered a low railway bridge. Q2. First footballing memory? A2. Junior School football on a Friday afternoon against other junior schools in North Wales. Q3. First team you played for? A3. Borough United Youth (aged 15) and Penmaenmawr F.C. in North Wales Coast League (aged 16). Q4. Which team do you support? A4. Always a Manchester United fan. Also Wrexham because they were the nearest League Club to home. Q5. Which footballer was your boyhood hero? A5. Definitely Sir Bobby Charlton, the complete footballer. Q6. Who do you consider the greatest player in your position? A6. I’ve played in almost every position from goakeeper to outside left but possibly best remembered in Rossington as a sweeper or midfield player in which case Beckenbauer and Zidane respectively. 34

Q7. What was the first professional game you ever went to watch? A7. It would have been a Liverpool game as an aunt lived in Anfield and I used to go there on holiday as a teenager (wished now I had relatives in Barcelona) If I was away in August I could usually get two games in less than a week with Everton just across Stanley Park. Q8. If you could travel in time to attend any match ever which would you choose? A8. European Cup Final in 1960 I think, Real Madrid v Eintracht Frankfurt, Real won 7-3. Q9. What is your favourite ever football kit? A9. Liked the Station Hotel kit of early 80s. White v-neck with navy trim, navy shorts and socks. Umbro, simple but classy. Q10. What make of boots do you prefer to wear? A10. Used to be Adidas but once borrowed a pair of Puma Kings fom a College mate and couldn’t believe how light they were.

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Q11. Favourite ground you have ever played at (apart from Oxford Street obviously)? A11. Greenock Morton in Scotland aged 17 for Welsh Schools. It was September and pitch was immaculate (like a bowling green) Q12. If you could play at any ground in the world which would it be? A12. Old Trafford in the UK and Nou Camp and Bernabeu abroad. Q13. What is your most prized footballing possession? A13. My Welsh Schools cap 1968. We beat England (twice - at Newport and Oxford) and Scotland (at Morton) We didn’t play in N.Ireland. Q14. What is your proudest achievement in football so far? A14. Playing for Welsh Amateur side at Wrexham, winning Junior Cup at Wombwell as player-manager for Station Hotel F.C. and then winning Central Midlands title with Station F.C. as manager losing just one League match all season (and that the last one at Kilburn M.W.). Q15. What has been your favorite moment playing for Rossington Main? A15. Favourite moment PLAYING for Rossington Main was a diving header fom 15 yards at Oxford St. vs Edlington which also won game 1-0. Cannot remember the year (1970s) but do remember I rarely scored with my head. Q16. Sum what Rossington Main means to you in 5 words or less. A16. Supporting Community, improving standards.

Q17. Who is the best player you have ever played alongside? A17. Dai Davies (ex-Wales keeper) and Gareth Edwards (ex-Wales scrum half) whilst at College in Cardiff. Gareth wasn’t a footballer really but played occasionally when not on International Rugby preparation and training. Q18. Who is the best player you have ever played against? A18. Most famous must be Mel Charles (brother of John) when I was 17 and he was ending his career at Portmadoc F.C. The one person who gave me a run-around was a winger called Dai Whitney when I was playing left-back for Welsh Colleges v. Welsh Amateurs. He was going past me all the time and delivering great crosses. My mate Pat was playing left-half and he was an ex-Cardiff City pro who had come to College late in his career. He said “show him inside next time Wilson and I’ll hit him” I never have been an advocate of foul play but true to Pat’s word I forced him inside on the next attack. He left me for dead, skipped inside Pat and hit a 25 yarder with his left foot into the top corner. Pat and I just smiled.... Q19. Lastly, which other players would make up your dream 5-a-side team? A19. Nationally/internationally; Gordon Banks, George Best, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (no defenders other than me but don’t reckon we’d need any) Rossington-based then Steve Lodge, Darren Secker, Shaun Breen and Tommy Henderson (may not win as many but we’d have load of laughs!!!)

Quiz Answers (from page 42): 1. England, 2. Coventry City, 3. John Harkes, 4. Any three from Swindon Town, Luton Town, QPR, Blackburn Rovers, and Coventry City, 5. Tim Howard (Everton, Brad Friedel (Tottenham) and Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), 6. LA Galaxy, 7. Landon Donovan, 8. Jurgen Klinsmann, 9. Seattle, 10. New York Cosmos, 11. LA Aztecs

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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 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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There have been many great journeys throughout the history of mankind; Christopher Columbus to the Americas, Captain Cook to Australia, Edmund Hilary conquering Everest and even the dog and cat returning to their family in Homeward Bound. But none of these compare to the epic trek of MJ Mowbray who last season set out to see a match at each of Yorkshire’s sixty-six football grounds. Beginning in Bradford at Eccleshill United of the Northern Counties East League, the journey takes turns informative, humorous and unexpected as it winds its way to a grand finale at both Rotherham United’s former and current homes. Doncaster is of course included with visits to all our non-league clubs, Rossington Main, Armthorpe Welfare, Askern Villa, Bentley Colliery, Thorne Colliery, Yorkshire Main, Harworth Colliery Institute and of course Doncaster Rovers. Each of the sixty-six grounds has its own tale to tell’ teams good and bad, stands ramshackle and magnificent,

the food, the characters, the weather. Much will be familiar to regular travellers around football grounds across the country, but Route 66 also provides moments unique in their laugh out loud ,oh my God madness. Moments such as walking from Scarborough to Bridlington, being chased across fields by a ferocious dog here in Rossington and losing a child at Northallerton Town show MJ Mowbray’s talents as a storyteller. This book is far from a dry travelogue, but a joyous celebration of all that is good about the beautiful game. Along with a collection of excellent photographs and a foreword by ex-Yorkshire and England Cricket captain Michael Vaughan, Route 66 is a must read for fans of football at all levels, tales of strange lands or obsessions satisfied against adversity. Route 66 by MJ Mowbray is published by Blackline Press and is available in bookstores, via Amazon or at www.

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HALF-TIME TEASERS TACKLE THIS XI ON AMERICAN SOCCERBALL!! 1. Which team did the USA famously beat 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup Finals? 2. For which English team did USA’s most-capped player Cobi Jones play 24 games in the mid 1990s? 3. Which Sheffield Wednesday midfielder became the first American to play in the Premier League in 1992? 4. Roy Wegerle made competitive appearances for five English sides, name three of them. 5, Name the three American goalkeepers currently with Premier League clubs.

6. Which team are the current reigning Major League Soccer Champions? 7. Which one-time Everton player is the USA’s all-time top goalscorer? 8. Which former Spurs player is current manager of the US National side? 9. In which American city could you watch the Sounders play at home? 10. For which American side did Pele make 56 appearances? 11. For which American West Coast side did both George Best and Johan Cruyff play in the 1970s?

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


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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ROSSINGTON MAIN vs Steve Lodge Ian Wilson George Spears



Jordan Wildey Liam Copley Richard Spears Bradley Billam Danny Taylor David Holvey John Tunney Chris Hanson Dean Jones Jonathan Mirfin Ben Clark Brandon Fallon Dean Thornton Nathan Fraser Adam Wisdom Marcel Chipamunga Tom McLaughlin Scott Maughan Scott Spencer



Daryl Bowman Alan Billingham Tony Poulson Andrew Joburns Matty Stor Ross Haywood Sam Varley Andrew Hart Robbie Crapper Lee Dawson Will Kemp Neil Towler Iwan Heeley Cameron Clark Craig Conway Peter Hirst Callum Green Craig Wilkinson Gareth Lloyd Dean Foley


Sat 23 Feb // 2:00pm

vs Shirebrook Town

vs Carcroft Village


(NCEL Division One)

2nd TEAM

(Doncaster Premier League)

Benn Cass


Don Brown


Andrew Farr (Lincolnshire)

Teamsheets for today’s game are available at a cost of 20p at the far end of the Main Stand from just prior to kick-off


On behalf of all at Oxford Street enjoy the game and have a safe journey home.


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Match programme for Rossington Main's 2012-13 Northern Counties East League Division One home fixture against Hemsworth Miners Welfare

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