Rovers bring an end to Red Lion's title hopes

Brampton Rovers ended Red Lion Whitt Moor's title ambitions in The Napit Chesterfield and District Sunday Division Three with a 5-3 win.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 11:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:47 pm
Red Lion v Brampton Rovers

Rovers took the lead after 14 minutes when Joe Bayne supplied an inch perfect through ball for Elliot Crowder to fire past Adam Brear in goal.

An almost identical pass from Bayne saw Josh Perkins double the lead.

Carl White got Red Lion back into the game when he fired in off the post.

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A penalty on 50 minutes gave Rovers the chance to make it 3-1 but Bayne put it over.

Just after the hour mark Red Lion sensed the comeback was on when White got his second from the penalty spot and on 68 minutes they took the lead when Nathan Linacre broke through and slotted past Charlie Scattergood.

Stephen Siddall headed to level for Brampton and three minutes later Crowder rounded Brear and found the empty net to allow Brampton to retake the lead.

Red Lion’s Linacre was then denied by an excellent save from Scattergood.

In the fourth minute of stoppage time Brampton put this game to bed and Red Lion’s title aspirations drifted away when Perkins grabbed a fifth goal.