Former winners Rimington crash out of cup

Rimington have crashed out of the cup
Rimington have crashed out of the cup
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2013 winners Rimington were dumped out the West Riding Cup by Craven League side Settle, in front of a crowd of over 100.

And it was no more than the visitors deserved as the villagers put in an inept display.

The home side had won every game since the start of the season, but on Saturday you could be forgiven in thinking that it was the first time they had played together.

Settle took the lead in the third minute and never looked back. A simple long ball over the top released their pacy striker, and even though Kershaw brilliantly blocked his first effort, he reacted quickly to stroke the ball into the empty net.

Rimington reacted and in the next minute Hutchinson crossed to Hickling who headed down for Jackson, but he fired over.

Jackson then raced to the bye-line to pull the ball back to Bagot, but the striker’s tame shot was easily saved.

Settle kept to their own game plan superbly, and had several chances to extend their lead, but couldn’t find the target, a combination of desperate defending by Benfield, Dinsdale and Wright and saves from Kershaw kept the score at 1-0, with the visitors’ keeper easily dealing with whatever Rimington threw at him.

After a half-time ticking off, the home side began the second half at a higher tempo, and Dinsdale had a shot blocked, before Hutchinson crossed the rebound for Hickling, whose volley struck a post.

Rimington made to pay on 50 minutes, as another long ball was not dealt with, and as Kershaw committed himself, the striker again slotted home the rebound from an initial save.

The visitors wrapped up the win on 73 minutes as Kershaw was adjudged to have brought down a player, and the striker scored from the spot for his hat-trick.

Manager Terry Braithwaite said: “For some reason we just didn’t turn up, and that is not like us at all.

“Most of my players need to take a long, hard look at themselves.’

Thanks to match sponsor Dawsons Department Store.

Saturday sees a home league game with Read.