Rimington fight back for victory

Rimington came from behind twice before going on to win
Rimington came from behind twice before going on to win
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Rimington maintained their 100% winning start to the season, but had to do it the hard way, coming from behind twice before sealing the win late on.

The visitors took the lead on eight minutes, a deflected shot flying in from 30 yards. The equaliser came shortly after Hickling whipped in a free-kick from the right which Dinsdale hooked into the net.

Langho regained the lead in the 23rd minutes, Nelson working hard down the left before sending over a cross which was headed in from six yards at the back post.

Rimington almost equalised soon after, McLean’s great ball down the left releasing Lloyd, and he sent in a low hard cross which Bagot almost got a touch to from close range.

Robinson produced another fine run and crossed to Jackson, his goal bound effort superbly saved, but the keeper could not prevent the same combination from scoring the equaliser, Jackson finishing off Robinson’s hard work.

Jackson sealed the points for his team as he broke from the halfway line, outpacing the defence to calmly slot home past the advancing keeper.

The visitors had one last chance with just four minutes remaining, Nelson cutting in from the left but his fierce strike flew over and the game was Rimington’s.

Terry Braithwaite praised Phil Hodgson for getting the game on: “ It was touch and go whether we would play, and I relieved we got the points because Langho pushed us all the way.

“We were not anywhere near our best, perhaps this week’s top of the table clash might have been in some of the player’s minds, but we have to concentrate on each game as it comes. Me and Jon Penman will worry about future fixtures.

“If we play like that again we will lose, so we need to up our performance levels as a group if we are to keep this winning start going.”