Rainworth Miners Welfare vs Worksop Town FC

October 7, 2017
Score: 1 - 1

Match Report

Worksop stole an important point away to Rainworth Miners Welfare on Non-League day 2017.

Late drama at the Welfare ground as super sub Rhys Davies scored a last gasp equaliser to take an undeserved point back to Sandy Lane, cancelling out an early strike from Wrens midfielder Thomas Poole.

During the early stages of the game chance’s were hard to come by, however, Worksop looked the more dangerous going forward and Jed Phillips directed a good header towards the Rainworth goal following a corner only for Ben Townsend to palm the ball away.

Moments later a great ball to the back post couldn’t quite meet Worksop striker Alec Denton and went out for a corner which came to nothing.

Arguably the best opportunity for the Tigers was when defender Sam Liversidge flicked om an header from a corner over the keeper, only for the Rainworth defender to scoop the ball off the line and to safety.

Minutes in to the second half Worksop nearly took the lead again, Denton rifled an unbelievable shot on goal that rattled the angle and went out for a goal kick.

Just after the hour mark Rainworth took the lead, Worksop failed to clear their lines resulting in the ball falling to Poole who hit a brilliantl low effort that whizzed past Tigers keeper Jason Alexander in the goal to put the home side 1-0 up.

Ten minutes before the end the Tigers continued to push forward and from a long throw into the box the Wrens cleared their lines and hit Worksop on the counter, former football league striker Nathan Modest burst through on goal and hit a great strike which was matched by an equally brilliant save by Alexander.

The game should’ve been out of reach for the visitors as they got caught up field again, sub Bryan Dakouri picked out the unmarked Niall Smith whose volley smashed the cross bar when clean through.

Then came the equaliser at the death at Kirklington road, winger Davies cut inside and beat his man, made his way into the box and hit a fierce low effort clipping the post on the way in sending the away fans into raptures. It was his first goal for the Club and whilst the fans were still digesting the late scenes the whistle blew up seconds later.

Line up: Alexander, Hodder, Phillips, Jepson(Davies), Liversidge (Wankiewicz), Varley, Barnett, Thompson, Denton, Turner (Chappell), Bishop

Unused subs: Higginson, Currie

Goals: Poole (63), Davies (94)

Cards: Thompson (70), Turner (71), Varley (74)

Attendance: 241