Town safe from drop after two more wins

Dinnington Town FC v Clipstone Welfare.  Pictured is Liam Cartledge  (w130105-1m)
Dinnington Town FC v Clipstone Welfare. Pictured is Liam Cartledge (w130105-1m)

Dinnington Town’s resurgence in form continued this week, with two more wins on the road to secure safety from relegation.

On Saturday they beat Grimsby Borough 3-2, and added a 1-0 victory over Hallam on Tuesday, as Liam Cartledge made his 450th appearance for the club.

For Saturday’s game they were without a number of regular players and only had one substitute, but they welcomed back Tom Fairweather.

They fell behind when Luke Fanthorpe struck after four minutes .

But Town responded on the half hour mark when Grant Allott scored his sixth goal in five games.

Grimsby had chances to restore their lead but Town held firm and took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Yacine Bousanda scored with a spectacular volley from the edge of the box.

Jamie Roper increased their lead with 15 minutes remaining, and although the home side pulled one back late on Lewis Wilson, Town held out to take the points.

Team: Gill, Hoyland, Flannery, Ramsden, Cartledge, Fairweather, Wade,Roper, Bousanda, Allott, Elliot.

Sub: Fernandes.

On Tuesday Town made the short trip to play local rivals Hallam, with Ben Rosser and Danny Lindley back.

On a windy evening both sides made a nervous start and early play was very scrappy.

Town had two early chances, Cartledge sending a swerving long range shot just wide and Fairweather heading past the post.

The only goal of the game came when a cross from Martin Wade, was caught by the wind and smacked against the cross bar, and Allott slotted home the rebound.

The Hallam keeper needed to make two fine saves to deny Tom Elliot and Martin Wade.

The second half started with Hallam attacking and their big chance came when they were awarded a penalty after Rosser was adjudged to have handled a cross.

But keeper Sam Jepson, came to their rescue with a brilliant low save to his right.

Dinnington return to home action on Saturday when they entertain Emley.

Team: Jepson, Rosser, Fairweather, Flannery, Hoyland, Ramsden, Cartledge, Roper, Wade, Allott, Elliot

Subs: White, Taylor, Lindley, Gill.