NCEL Division One – 9th November 2019
Weather permitting, on Saturday 9th November (3pm), we return to league action after consecutive cup gamepostponements. We welcome Rossington Main to The Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium, that other team in our league, proud to be celebrating their centenary in 2019.
The Main are sitting in seventeenth place in the table, with eleven points from their twelve games played. This is too close to a relegation spot for comfort, and you can be sure that Rossington will be eager to get more points on the board, at The Robin’s expense.
They haven’t actually won a league game since beating Nostell Miners Welfare 3-2, on 21st September. That suggests six league games without a win, but that doesn’t tell the full story, by any means. Put another way, Rossington were unbeaten in four of those games. Also, since the game against Nostell, they have won two cup games, and only lost another one on penalties.
They haven’t won an away league game, as yet, but on the other hand, have only lost two of their five away league games. They have won twice away in cup competitions, including a 0-5 thumping of Athersley Recreation in the League Cup just recently.
Whilst their attack isn’t exactly spectacular, Rossington rarely fail to score. Defensively, they have a difficulty in keeping a clean sheet, just like Selby Town. It is easy to see, why five out of Rossington’s twelve league games, have ended in score draws.
Town are having to battle it out to earn a promotion place, and they cannot afford to drop any more home points. A win isabsolutely essential.
The Robins really do need to feel the support of a large raucous crowd. Be sure you are there to get behind the team. Let’s be sure, we do all that we can, to push the lads onwards, and upwards.