MURRAY SENT OFF FOR RAINWORTH AS MANAGER RESIGNS
Manager Kev Gee resigns and Adam Murray is sent-off in Rainworth MW night of misery
Rainworth MW manager Kev Gee resigned and on-loan Mansfield Town star Adam Murray was red-carded for retaliation on a night of high misery as the Wrens went down 3-1 at home to Brigg Town.
Gee tendered his resignation on yet another night when Rainworth’s performance belied the result. During Gee’s reign at Rainworth the expectations have grown, and he must take credit for turning the club around from what had been a team of perennial relegation fighters to one of mid-table security.
Whoever comes in at Kirklington Road must build on that legacy and solve the conundrum of the elusive goalscoring situation.
Rainworth MW vs Brigg Town, 10 Sep 2013
by Paul Fryer, 10 Sep 2013
Rainworth thought they had scored in the 3rd minute, only to see Adam Murray’s goal bound shot deflected for a corner.
Another Adam Murray ball found Jamie Brown, but his cross was just cut out.
Rainworth stilled pushed forward but with a two goal cushion, Brigg could sense victory and an incident in the 82nd minute just about ended any chance Rainworth had of getting anything from the game. Murray broke through the middle and with Anthony Bowsley attempting to hold him back the referee played advantage as Bowsley’s continued to hang on, Murray’s elbow struck him in the face. The referee booked Bowsley and sent Murray off, it is always a contentious issue when it appears that the instigator becomes the beneficiary.
Immediately after the final whistle, Rainworth manager Kevin Gee tendered his resignation on yet another night when Rainworth’s performance belied the result. However goals win football matches and Brigg showed how it was done with far less opportunities. During Kevin’s reign at Rainworth the expectations have grown, he must take credit for turning the club around from what had been a team of perennial relegation fighters to one of mid-table security. Whoever comes in at Kirklington Road must build on Kevin’s legacy and hopefully solve the conundrum of the elusive goal scoring.
RAINWORTH: Martin; Hanson; Dudley; Lloyd; Varley (Archer45); Saunders; Brown; Murray; Modest (Rickards 57); Buttle (Walker 75). Subs (not used) Claxton; Cullingworth.
Referee: Mr. Duncan Carratt of Rotherham.
Man of match: Jamie Brown.
Wrens feel minted after Murray deal
by David Watters
Rainworth Miners Welfare believe they've finally cast aside their 'Cinderella' tag after four years in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League with the loan signing of Mansfield's Adam Murray, writes Paul Fryer.
The Stags' midfield star, pictured, joined the Wrens on a month's loan at the end of last week and officials believe it is further evidence that the club are finally starting to compete with the rest of the Evo-Stik NPL in the transfer market.
The 31-year-old started out at Derby County and went on to play for Carlisle United, Notts County, Burton Albion, Kidderminster Harriers, Macclesfield, Torquay United, Oxford United and most recently before Mansfield, Luton Town in 2010.
The First Division South Wrens are also looking forward to continuing to build on Chairman Mark Hawkins' time at neighbouring Mansfield where he was a director. Murray, a friend of Stags Chairman John Radford, helped save the club from voluntary relegation to Step 5 last season and was instrumental in arranging the Murray deal for manager Kevin Gee.
A club spokesman added: "As a club Rainworth feel honoured that Mansfield Town have entrusted us with one of their ‘special’ players and that Adam has wanted to join. We are also be grateful to the Chairman for making good on his promise to tap into Mansfield Town’s player resources."
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