First Team
Sat 27 Apr 2024
Garforth Town
Rossington Main FC
First Team

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Jack Ciullo24 Apr - 13:42
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Rosso travel to the City of Leeds on Saturday for the biggest game in the club’s 105-year history in the Northern Counties East League Premier play-off semi-final at the Bannister Prentice Stadium against Garforth Town.

Following Tuesday night’s NCEL JCP Construction Cup semi-final narrow defeat at home to the league champions Emley AFC. Ben Hunter’s Rossington Main finished the regular season fourth and in their Non-League step 5 debut after promotion through the play-offs last season, finishing in the top five confirmed a third straight year of play-off football for Doncaster’s highest ranked Non-League side.

The Miners confirmed their third-place finish last week with a narrow one-goal victory away at Eccleshill United of which saw them end their last six NCEL Premier games with five wins and one draw heading into the play-offs. Although the four-team play-off feature from second to fifth was only put in place this year in the Non-League step 5 system, The Miners have finished in the league’s top four places in their last four campaigns.

With both sides having completed their regular 38 games, only one place separated fourth place Rossington and third place Garforth, hence why The Miners have the home advantage in the semi-final. Only three points was the difference in the end total of points however, Garforth hold the better head-to-head record in the pair’s previous meetings this season with Garforth being victorious on both occasions.

Current Form in All Competitions

Garforth: WWWDW
Rosso: LWDWW

Top Scorers

Ross Hannah: 23 goals
Matthew Antcliff and Sam Barker: 17 goals

Admission Prices

Admission into the Bannister Prentice Stadium for this fixture for both home and away supporters is priced at £7 for adults, £4 for concessions, under-16 for £2 and U5’s go free. There is also a family ticket available for £16 which includes x2 adults and x2 children. Dogs are also allowed into the stadium on a lead. The Bannister Prentice Stadium has a capacity of 3000 with cover for 200 people and 278 seats available. The kick-off time for this game is 15:00.

Last Time Out v Garforth

Rosso was defeated last time the two sides came together back in mid-February under the lights at Oxford Street. The Miners took a two-goal lead into the break following goals from Jordan Emery and a late one from Matthew Antcliff. Despite a Joe Parkin goal for Rossington after the break which looked to spark a Rosso comeback, the game would end 1-2 in the visitors’ favour in front of 172 spectators in Doncaster.

Match details

Match date

Sat 27 Apr 2024




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