Cup heartbreak for brave Main

By Paul Rickett | 10/09/2018

Cup heartbreak for brave Main
Richard Patterson...netted the winner against his local side.

MALTBY Main set a new crowd record as the TV cameras rolled into Muglet Lane — but there was FA Cup heartbreak for the Miners.

Maltby's game against Frickley was watched by 504 fans — with the West Yorkshire side edging a  2-1 victory in a feisty game, the referee coming in for flak afterwards, especially from visiting boss Spencer Fearn.

Former Maltby manager Fearn was angry that the official spoiled the match with some perplexing decisions.

"I was disappointed for the people who paid to come and watch because the referee completely killed the game," said Fearn afterwards.

"I don't want to get in to trouble, but when you have a game of this profile on the BBC, then pick a good referee, one who has been in this environment before."

Frickley fielded former £4 million man Gary McSheffrey in their squad, the former Premier League man, now 36, coming off the bench in the second half.

But they were made to work hard by Main who came from behind, Tyler Walton netting from the spot, to level with a deft Will Eades header — only for the Evo-Stik Division One side to snatch the win in the second half. 

Ironically it was local lad Richard Patterson who slid in to score.

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