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Not so gr-eight for Ben Rhydding
11:50am Thursday 16th January 2014 in Sport
Doncaster 8 Ben Rhydding 1
Ben Rhydding’s weakened team were given a hammering by title-chasing Doncaster in the Men's North Premier League.
With the spine of their side and two full backs missing it was always going to be a tough test for the visitors and so it proved.
Rhydding started brightly enough and they almost took the lead. Callum Franks’ spectacular sliding deflection hit a post.
Doncaster broke away to open the scoring after a penalty corner for Rhydding was cleared.
The home side quickly added a second and were in comfortable control.
The lead was stretched to 4-0 before Will Musgrave was able to find George Sweeting in the circle who delivered an inch- perfect cross for Franks to finish.
Battling Rhydding were just beginning to mount strong pressure when a tenuous penalty-stroke award enabled Doncaster to net a fifth goal.
Rhydding enjoyed a much stronger second half but despite some beautiful mid- field play from Elliot Dowley and Kieran Borrett, they lacked penetration.
An aerial ball caused confusion between Danny Foster and Callum Connor and Doncaster scored a sixth goal.
They added a seventh from a neat corner routine and the final insult was an eighth goal from a penalty corner with a scorching drag flick into the roof of the net.
Doncaster had only got into Rhydding’s D three times in the second half at this stage and scored each time.
They also scored all of their corners. This is the measure of a team that belongs in the National League.
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