Despite a display of heart and determination, Dinnington Town went down to a heavy defeat in the Central Midlands League on Saturday.
Their visit to Appleby Frodingham ended in a 6-0 loss, but it started in disappointing fashion too.
As early as 11 minutes Kyle Daly had to go off injured, and his pace was sorely missed.
His replacement Josh Shepherd saw his 20-yard chip go just over the bar on 15 minutes.
At times Dinnington’s passing game was good to watch yet they were behind on 21 minutes.
This was due to good work on the right wing by Dayle Hutson, before Chris Rodgers shot home from close range.
A through ball to Jonathan Nicholls on 23 minutes made it 2-0.
Dinnington’s best effort came on 35 minutes when an angled shot from Brad Parker was well saved.
On 40 minutes a Cliff Jackson save rebounded off the post and Daniel Simpson tapped the rebound into an empty net.
Already 3-0 behind, Dinnington started the second half well and again played some good football.
Despite this they conceded again on when Chris Rodgers shot was adjudged to have crossed the line.
On 67 minutes substitute Daniel Barrowcliffe was unmarked in the penalty area and headed home the fifth goal for Ap Frod.
Despite their endeavour, Dinnington had no answer to their hosts’ long ball game and it was 6-0 on 80 minutes when Richard Golland scored following Cliff Jackson’s initial save.
Dinningtons persistence deserved something from the game and the score didn’t reflect their part in the game.