Local football: Baris Northern Counties East League round-up

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ROSSINGTON Main saw their run of poor form continue with a 3-0 home defeat to AFC Emley on Saturday, writes Paul Webster.

Steve Lodge’s side have won just one of their last six league outings.

Rossington made the brighter start, yet it was the visitors that took the lead through their leading scorer Ashley Flynn with his 10th of the season midway through the first half.

Main fell further behind just before the hour when they were undone at a corner that saw Levi Maturine head home at the back post.

Emley wrapped up the points with a late third from Anthony Haigh to leave Rossington down in 18th placed in Division One.

Askern Villa slipped to a third league defeat in the last four losing 4-0 at in-form Grimsby Borough.

Jake Thompson gave Borough the lead just before the break with his first goal for the club before Thompson doubled the lead 10 minutes after the break.

Andy Taylor made it 3-0 on 70 minutes to all but seal the points before Steve Davis added a fourth five minutes from time as Askern dropped to 15th in Division One.

Meanwhile, Villa could be facing a fine from the West Riding County FA after being unable to raise a team for last weeks for last week’s County Cup tie at Silsden.

In the Premier Division Armthorpe Welfare suffered a fourth straight defeat in all competitions with a narrow 3-2 reversal at Retford United.

But it was hard on Welfare who put in a sterling performance only to lose to a goal in stoppage time, and even then they had what appeared to be a perfectly good equaliser ruled out.

Armthorpe went in front through Ben Muirhead’s 17th minute strike.

But Retford hit back to lead 2-1 at the break with goals from Bobby Johnson and Jake Stannard five minutes before the break.

Welfare deservedly restored parity with nine minutes remaining when full back Steffan Cairns found the bottom corner for his first goal of the season.

Three minutes into time added on, and somewhat against the run of play, Liam Wilkin restored Retford’s lead.

A minute later player manager Leo Fortune-West nodded in from a Joe Lumsden cross only for the assistant referee to signal that the ball had gone over the by-line before Lumsden crossed.

Maltby Main could count themselves a little unfortunate to come away from Premier Division leaders Bridlington Town without any reward after a battling performance deserved better than a 1-0 defeat.

The Miners, beaten 3-2 at Heanor Town four days earlier, saw Michael Cookson’s effort harshly ruled out for offside midway through the second half.

Had it counted it would have been no more than Maltby deserved.

Yet it was Town that snatched all three points with 15 minutes remaining when a low cross went in off the knee of Chris Batchelor to earn the Seasiders a tenth straight win.