Rossington boss plays down title talk

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Rossington Main manager Ben Hunter

Rossington Main manager Ben Hunter has played down title talk after his side’s stunning 4-0 win at Selby Town on the opening day.

The Doncaster-based side ripped a strong Selby side to shreds and could have scored more goals.

Many believe Rossington will be a contender for the crown but Hunter refused to get drawn into the hype.

“For me we want to do better than last season,” Hunter told Non League Yorkshire.

“Title contenders?

“It is so early. 

“On (Saturday) we genuinely patched a team together as we had people missing.

“I’m not shying away of it, (at the top) is where we want to be but I pleased with the football we played.

“Results are the key thing but some of the football (against Selby) was great to watch and we take a step at a time.

“To be thinking about the end of the season is crazy.

“I think you can get carried away.

“(Next opponent) Horbury won 5-0 (on Saturday) so if we get turned over 5-0 then it is a different conversation.

“We have to keep our feet on the ground and take it step by step.

“We’re happy but it is just the start.”

Rossington Main manager Ben Hunter

Hunter was also keen to emphasis the age of the majority of his squad.

“We’re really happy with the squad and we have a real good mix,” he said.

“Two of the lads (against Selby) are from the second team.

“That’s important for us.

“Yes we have gone and found one-or-two big marquee signings if you like but the base of our team is youth.”

Rossington Main striker Ross Hannah

One of those marquee signings is former Bradford City striker Ross Hannah who has dropped down from the NPL Premier Division to play for Rossington.

Hannah had the net rippling twice against Selby.

“He definitely could play higher,” he said.

“We have been fortunate because of his family circumstances that he wanted to be close to home.

“As a friend of his he came to us.

“He’s going to be class.

“You could see (on Saturday) that he was gutted to score only two. He wanted his hat-trick and that’s why he’s a great goal-scorer.”

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