Romulus 2 Rainworth Miners Welfare 3

Monday 22nd October 2012
Romulus 2 Rainworth Miners Welfare 3
Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division One South
At: Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield
Kick-off: 7-45 pm
Admission: £7; Programme: £1 (28 pages)
Weather: mild, damp, foggy
Attendance: 46
Duration: first-half: 46:20; second-half: 50:55

Both sides finished with ten men as Rainworth Miners Welfare came out on top of this competitive game by the odd goal in five and made a massive leap up the table from 14th to seventh position as a result. Two goals came within 80 seconds just before the quarter-hour mark with Sean Robinson cancelling out Karl Slack’s opener. Slack regained the lead for the visitors earlier in the second half before Romulus had Robert Evans sent off for violent conduct. A super goal from substitute Jordan Turner increased Rainworth’s lead in the 75th minute. In a late twist, Ryan Goward picked up a second booking for handball inside the area and Dexter Ravenhill converted the resulting penalty to set up an interesting finale.

Romulus (red and white stripes / red / red): 1. Lewis Exall, 2. Robert Evans, 3. Stefan Popovic, 4. Sean Robinson, 5. Liam Francis (capt), 6. Nicky Campbell, 7. Dexter Ravenhill, 8. Nathan Walker, 9. Dan O’Callaghan, 10. Nathan Jackson, 11. Ashley Jackson. Subs: 12. Mykel Beckley (for Campbell, 68), 14. Ray Facey (for Popovic, 68), 15. Peter Folkes (not used), 16. Richard Munday (not used), 17. Keenan Meakin-Richards (not used).

Rainworth Miners Welfare (white/white/white): 1. Joe McCormack, 2. Kieran Walker, 3. Ryan Goward, 4. Mark Camm (capt), 5. Ashley Kitchen, 6. Adam Burton, 7. Callum Lloyd, 8. Danny Bacon, 9. Karl Slack, 10. Jared Holmes, 11. Blair Anderson. Subs: 12. Ewan Clarke (for Slack, 82), 14. Jordan Turner (for Bacon, ht), 15. Lee Cooksey (not used).

Referee: Mike Bingham (Leamington Spa).
Assistants: Richard Cutts and Kenwin Hughes.

0-1 Karl Slack (14)
1-1 Sean Robinson (15)
1-2 Karl Slack (52)
1-3 Jordan Turner (75)
2-3 Dexter Ravenhill (89 pen)

Romulus: Robert Evans (YC, 67), Robert Evans (RC, 74)
Rainworth: Joe McCormack (YC, 57), Ryan Goward (YC, 72), Jordan Turner (YC, 82), Ryan Goward (YC/RC, 88)