Rossendale run riot in first half blitz

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adding a touch of skill to pro­ceed­ings.

The main thorn in the side of the away team though was Foster.

Moved fur­ther for­ward to the right of a front three in the sec­ond half, he taunted the Howe Bridge left back with a dis­play of pace, power and skill.

He looked a cut above ev­ery­body else and lifted the crowd ev­ery­time he got on the ball.

The only thing miss­ing from his game was a goal which he would have richly de­served.

In the end Rossendale took home the points and an­other clean sheet for their mean de­fence who now have four clean sheets from six games.

After the game we caught up with the man­agers An­thony Tay­lor and Steven Main­war­ing.

Tay­lor said: “It was a great per­for­mance on a tough sur­face, some­times on a mud bath the pitch can be a lev­eller and you get drawn into a bat­tle where foot­ball goes out the win­dow and the team who wants it most gets the re­sult.

“Thank­fully our boys wanted it more and man­aged to play some qual­ity stuff at times.”

Main­war­ing added: “I’m proud of the lads to­day, the big­gest thing for me is the de­fence have got us an­other clean sheet which to have four from six games is no easy feat in am­a­teur foot­ball.

“I feel we can al­ways score so if we can be tight at the back like we have been then we will win more than we will lose.

“We’ve got a tough three games com­ing up start­ing with this Satur­day away at Prest­wich FC, which is a tough place to go and even more so as they play on a 4G pitch which I’m not a big fan of, let’s hope we can keep the run go­ing.”

The re­serves will be at home this Satur­day and will co­in­cide with a re­union event Rossendale FC are hav­ing to cel­e­brate their 80th an­niver­sary.

Kick off will be at 2pm and we would like to see as many old play­ers and any­one with past as­so­ci­a­tion with the club up there as pos­si­ble to cheer on the lads.

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