Away league match played on 12 September 2010.
Kicked off at 10:30 AM



NORTH Kilworth proved to be an unhappy hunting ground for the Rabbits, as they suffered their third defeat on the spin on Sunday morning and are still yet to register a single point this season.


United dished out a 6-1 thumping against the Lions at Lutterworth Road last season, but the hosts exacted their revenge and stuffed the Clarets by the exact same scoreline this time round.


However, the cause wasn’t helped by the recent void of players, which left stand-in manager Jordan Halford at his wits end.  He had just 10 players available at his disposal and after recently returning from his knee ligament injury, was forced to employ himself in his favoured position of centre-half.


Alongside him were Martin Finnigan, Mark James and Matt Pell, with Martin Fennon pushing into the holding role. Emergency loanee Ben Hallam made his debut for the Country Boys alongside Adam Laywood in midfield, as Luke Evans was left to lead the line up front after his goal against Kirby Muxloe last week.


Meanwhile, manager Ben Harris and his players Jack Rudman, Mark Baker, Joe Swanwick and Jake Pantony relaxed carefree in the Spanish retreat of Murcia and a host of other players drummed up the usual seemingly endless list of excuses or non-existent injuries. 


And in spite of Frolesworth’s financial woes, things were made even worse after just eight minutes of play when the home side broke United’s futile resistance. Another long throw-in was the catalyst to concede, as the ball bounced in the box and Halford’s poor header clear enabled Lion to take the lead.


The Rabbits’ response came through the sprightly Laywood, who at first looked as though he was illegally hauled down in the penalty box following Hallam’s delightful lobbed pass, before then blazing high, wide and not at all handsome.


The visitors looked to be dealing fairly competently with what high-flying Lion were throwing at them, but moments before the break assistant manager Halford was caught out attempting to play the offside trap and he was duly punished, as the deep-lying Pell ensured the flag remained down and the score promptly doubled.


Frolesworth appeared rather more intrusive following the restart, with skipper Craig Rowbottom testing the reflexes of the home goalkeeper. He came close once again, his dipping volley was nudged over the bar before he finally opened his account for the Clarets after over two years of trying.


However, it proved only to be a consolation of sorts, as his side trailed 4-0 when he curled into the far corner. White Lion went on to add a further two before against the dispirited visitors before referee Gary Baker finally brought proceedings to a halt and second half replacements Seb Chapman and Daniel Carvin perfectly illustrated how severe United’s impeding woes are.


All of the Warren’s pre-season optimism has been eradicated inside just three games, and a gloomy cloud of despair currently looms large over Hall Park’s floodlights. The club have found themselves plagued by financial problems off the pitch and are currently fighting hard to stave off the threat of liquidation, let’s just hope the players can show the same level of commitment, which has been forsaken thus far to overcome fellow strugglers Niffy Rangers next weekend.





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