A double from Jason Stokes helped guide Rossington to their first win of the 2017/18 season with a four-nil thriller against East Yorkshire Carnegie. 

Rossington earned an early lead after four minutes when Cameron Johnson was fouled on the edge of the box. Jason Stokes took the resulting free kick and curled it past Liam Gordon straight into the goal towards the left-hand side.

Within the seventeenth minute, Rossington had doubled their lead with an absolute world class goal from left-back Brad Billman who hit the ball from the bottom left corner of the pitch and managed to find the top right-hand side corner of the net. That will certainly be a consideration for goal of the season already!

Before half time, Declan Howe made a good run down the left-hand side before squaring the ball across the face of goal only for it not to be met by anyone from Rossington to poke home.

Half-time came and Rossington had the lead – and a very comfortable lead it was too.

Main extended their lead relativity early on during the second half with Jordan Linley making a low cross that found Cameron Johnson who beat Gordon with ease in Carnegie’s goal.

With Main now leading by three goals, they were on cruise control and they confirmed their win with after Jason Stokes earnt them a penalty within the last ten minutes, which he then converted himself by sending Gordon the wrong way.

Post-match manager Chris Glarvey has the following to say, “Delighted, four-nil victory at home is always pleasing. What else was pleasing today was the performance, I thought we made the opposition look bad at times the way we played.

“It could’ve been more to be fair, but performance wise, and the three points, it’s great.” he added.

Ahead of Rossington’s next game against Shirebrook Town, this coming Tuesday Glarvey said, “Obviously they’re gonna be a good side, top of the league starting today.

“Every team you face in this league is gonna be tough.

“If we can perform like that week-in week-out I think that we will be a force, we will definitely be up there.

“We’ve just gotta keep our standards and not let our standards drop.” he concluded.

ROSSINGTON XI: Morton, Wraith (McCreadie 69′), Billam, Linley, Cuckson, Williamson, Stokes, Lee-Green (Davies 62′), Howe, Johnson (Bulman 60′) and Buckham.

ROSSINGTON BENCH: Bytheway, McCreadie, Bulman, Davies and Scott.

EYC XI: Gordon, Reading, Abel, Ricardo, Gibin, Smith, O’Connele, Foster, Bennett, Whiting and Harrison.

EYC BENCH: Hill, Bojang, Sedat, Sarel.

Attendance: 102