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Missed chances prove costly on opening day

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Ollerton Town reflected on two points dropped as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Rossington Main on the opening day of the NCEL Division One season.

Town had the better chances and should have killed the game off in the first half.

Last season’s top goal scorer, Gav King, missed a penalty, but linked up well with new strike partner Max Curzon and saw a fine second-half header well saved.

Dave Winter’s side fell behind just after the half-hour against the run of play.

A header from Lee Holmes deflected off defender Brandon Shaw and beat Ollerton keeper Joey McCormack.

King and Curzon showed signs of a good understanding in their first competitive start together. In the 36th minute, King flicked the ball on for Curzon but the former Sherwood Colliery striker hit his effort straight at DJosh iggles.

Ollerton maintained the pressure and were rewarded moments before half time when Lewis Bingham sent a diagonal ball into the area and Curzon rose highest to head into the corner.

Ten minutes into the second half Diggles tipped King’s flicked header from a Lewis Bingham free kick over.

In the 61st minute, Ollerton unlocked the Rossington defence again as Brandon Shaw slipped Bingham through, but he failed to keep his effort on target.

Winterton Rangers visit The Lane tonight for the first of three consecutive home league matches for Ollerton. Harworth Colliery visit on Saturday.