Wasted chances crucial in defeat

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For the second successive week Rainworth Welfare paid for their inability to convert chances into goals.

They were beaten 3-0 at home by Albion Sports in the Northern Counties East League Premier.

Julian Lawrence was sent off in the 72nd-minute for throwing a water bottle at the visitors’ bench, at 2-0 .

In the opening seconds Tomas Pool’s shot lacked pace, five minutes later Julian Lawrence’s effort at the near post was blocked and looped into the keeper’s arms before Danny Booth’s strike hits his own player on the goal line.

Sports opened the scoring in the 39th minute and sealed victory with goals in the 65th and 90th minutes.

In between Rainworth made a spirited effort to get back into the game but Modest failed to direct his bicycle-kick and minutes later had to be substituted by James Munson as he collided with Lofthouse when through on goal.

The substitution almost had the desired effect when Pemberton’s head on was headed by Munson and only a finger-tip save by Lofthouse onto the crossbar prevented a goal.

RAINWORTH MWFC: Townsend; Ludlam; N.Smith (Claxton); Wilson (Royles); Ross; Pemberton; Booth; Waddle; Modest (Munson); Lawrence; Poole.

Subs (not used); Barnes; Bennett.

Referee: Mr Daniel Jarvis

Attendance 45