NCEL round-up: Villa hit rock bottom

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ASKERN Villa suffered their eleventh straight defeat and dropped to the foot of Division One following a 4-0 reverse at AFC Emley, writes Paul Webster.

Villa do have games in hand on relegation rivals Yorkshire Amateur and Selby Town.

But somewhere along the line they must convert those games into points, particularly as in-form Selby continue to pull clear.

Against Emley it was the fourth time in the last five games that Villa failed to find the net.

John Cyrus gave promotion hopefuls Emley a 31st minute lead before Matt Brown’s own-goal two minutes into the second half virtually killed off Villa’s challenge.

Liam Schofield made it 3-0 midway through the half with Ashley Flynn adding the fourth three minutes from time.

Rossington Main picked up only their second win in the last nine games, and just their third at home this season, as they crushed struggling Yorkshire Amateur 5-2 to ease their own relegation fears.

The result moved Rossington eight points clear of bottom of the table Askern.

Ben Hunter gave Main a seventh minute lead, slamming the ball home from eight yards after Brandon Fallon’s pull back.

Fallon double the lead on 32 minutes with a low drive from just inside the area following a ball over the visitors’ defence.

Nathan Fraser added a third on the stroke of half time, running on to score from a tight angle after Hunter had flicked the ball on.

The Ammers reduced the arrears two minutes after the interval through Saimi Oyadaji after springing the offside trap.

But Jonathan Mirfin restored the three-goal cushion from the penalty spot on 66 minutes awarded for a trip just inside the area.

Hunter wrapped up the points on 79 minutes, steering home a Fallon cross before Nathan Valentine netted a late consolation.

Armthorpe Welfare saw both their League Cup tie against Parkgate and last weekend’s trip to Premier Division bottom club Arnold Town postponed.

Welfare face Glasshoughton Welfare this weekend.