Rosehill went into the game with a positive attitude following a good 3-0 win against East Brighton last week.
The Black Horse, a newly promoted side, from division 1 having the season before been a Premier side fielded a really strong side which included 5 Millhouse players.
Rosehill were on their game from the start and took the game to The Black Horse and were unlucky not to get a penalty in the first 5 minutes after he was taken out by the Black Horse keeper only for the referee not awarding the penalty, Craig came close again on 10 minutes when he hit the post from a tight angle.
The opening goal from Rosehill came on 15 minutes when a classy team move from Rosehill saw Adam Dine score from a Craig Anderson assist. A defensive mistake on 25 minutes saw Rosehill concede their first goal of the season.
Craig took a knock on the ankle soon after and had to be substituted for Marky Martin who on 27 minutes scored with his first touch after a good run by Ben Stonham down the right saw him fire the ball in low and hard for Marky to slot the ball home high into the net. Black Horse scored to level it up on 38 minutes following a move which caught the Rosehill defence out for a sloppy goal.
Rosehill went into half time 3-2 up following a deft Jack Doe header on 42 minutes from a Diney cross.
A change in tactics at half time by top coach Gary Derkson involving Doe and Rudwick saw Rosehill strengthen their position and shape and came out straight from the off and once again took the game to The Black Horse. A great team move from the back saw Ben released on the right with a classy pass for the ever improving Jamie Kuxhaus to slide the ball into the net from close range.
With Rosehill 4-2 up Rosehill gave away a needless penalty with the Black Horse player going away from goal from which The Black Horse converted. Just after a world class save from the Rosehill keeper Devlin saw him tip the ball over his bar.
Rosehill by now were in control and their fitness showed as they could have had 3 more goals before on 72 minutes when Rosehill were awarded a penalty for a foul in the box. Diney hit the ball straight at the keeper, which was unusual but scored from the rebound, perhaps he likes to get all his goals from open play!
Jamie was substituted after an immense performance to give young Jack Davies the last 10 minutes. Within moments of coming on Jack found himself in the box following a Diney assist to put the ball into the net from a crowd of Black Horse players.
At 4-3 to Rosehill the game could have gone either way but the Rosehill shape, fitness and creativity saw them through for a great win in the end. Rosehill had to dig really deep today against a quality side but Rosehill pass and move style of football and work rate saw them through.
The defence was resolute today with the back 4 of Maxxy who always went forward when he could, the ever dependable Chris Beck, the work rate of Mike Jones and the calming influence of Nathan Bowen being too good for a good attacking Black Horse side. Also Adam Devlin in his 6th season for Rosehill was commanding in his box and never had a chance with any of the goals conceded. The two in front George Rudwick and Jack Doe were a class apart and are looking a great and threatening combination. Ben Stonham just edged out Jamie Kuxhaus with his 3 assists, work rate and link up play and on another day could have had a hat trick.
Not forgetting to mention our wonderful supporters, Chris and Debbie, Gary Anderson who although currently suspended comes to every game, Damon who came today with a friend to see what he is missing and Mr Motivator Drew Michael the Rosehill captain who is coming back from injury hopefully next month.
Rosehill will be sitting nicely at the top of the league when they play their next game et Sunday against Pink Flamingos at Patcham Place.
VIVA ROSEHILL !!!!