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Wrens Hold on for Back-to-Back Away Wins

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Rainworth Miners Welfare moved up to seventh place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South table….

….after recording a second successive away win, this time at Coles Lane against Romulus.

It was the Wrens’ first back-to-back success of the season, overturning their previous away league form which had, until then, brought them no points and only one goal.

But the visiting supporters in the paltry `crowd` of just 46 had their nerves tested at the end as, having led 3-1 against ten-men, they allowed Romulus back into the contest.

Rainworth began the game nervously as the Roms set the early pace, and when Karl Slack fired them into a 14th minute lead it looked very much against the run of play.

But the lead lasted just 2 minutes before Sean Robinson levelled from a corner with a downward header bouncing high on the 3G surface and going in under the bar out of Joe McCormack’s reach.

Rainworth regained the lead 8 minutes into the half when Slack scored his and his side’s second from close range.

It got worse for the home when they had Rob Evans sent-off in the 73rd minute for an elbow on Mark Camm.

And 2 minutes later Rainworth struck again, Jordan Turner lashing an unstoppable effort past Louis Exall.

Romulus pushed hard for a way back, and found a lifeline 2 minutes from time when Ryan Goward handled in the box from a corner, was promptly dismissed, and Dexter Ravenhall hit the perfect spot-kick past McCormack.

The home side were allowed 5 added minutes in which to salvage a point, and an again nervy Rainworth looked likely to capitulate, but held on for their second away win in three days.

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