Newly formed Dinnington Town win season opener

The newly formed Dinnington Town made a winning start to life in the Central Midlands North League, with three points at Harworth Colliery.

A hard earned 2-1 victory began with Town on the back foot, on an excellent playing surface.

Harworth created the early chances and Shaw in the Dinnington goal had to be at his best to keep out a close range effort.

Town were fortunate not to concede from a corner after a header went narrowly over the bar.

As the half wore on Dinnington started to get into the match and began to control midfield as the passes started flowing.

Striker Skeldon forced a good save from the Harworth keeper with a stinging shot from the edge of the area and went close again with a snap shot after good work by Colman on the right.

In the 40th minute the game came to life with an early contender for goal of the season from left back Parker.

After breaking from defence he latched onto a Daly pass and unleashed a rocket of a shot from over 25 yards out that arrowed into the roof of the net, sparking wild celebrations from the travelling Dinnington supporters.

Dinnington visibly gained in confidence after the goal and spent the remaining minutes of the half on the attack, but they went in at the break with score 1-0.

The second half started with both sides battling for the upper hand and play went from one end to the other.

A great cross by left winger Daly only just evaded Skeldon who was running in on goal and Harworth went close from another corner.

The equaliser came just past the hour mark, after a lapse in concentration, striker Tomlinson finished well in the corner.

Despite conceding an equaliser Dinnington heads never dropped and they continued to work hard for each other and attack quickly at every opportunity.

The back four of Hindley, Spooner, Bowskill and Parker were looking far more solid in the second half and limited Harworth to very few chances.

Dinnington forced a winner in the 75th minute after great work from substitute Kirk who broke down the right and won a 50:50 challenge with the Harworth keeper before passing the ball into the empty net.

After a reshuffle with both Shepherd and Preece coming off the bench, Dinnington saw the game out and secured an excellent victory.

Managers Coleman and Hill are very pleased with the way the team is taking shape, and the squad is looking very strong.

Dinnington Town: Shaw, Hindley, Parker, Spooner, Bowskill, Taylor, Colman, Wesley, Skeldon, Knight, Daly, Kirk, Shepherd, Preece, Curtis, Dennis.