It’s been a tough week for Dinnington Town.
The club have suffered two defeats, two burglaries and were facing a player shortage ahead of Thursday night’s fixture against Worsbrough Bridge.
Saturday saw them lose 2-1 at home to Yorkshire Amateurs, and that was followed by a 2-0 defeat by a classy Knaresborough Town outfit.
And then the week took an unexpected and unpleasant twist.
Boss Steve Toyne explains: “We’ve been burgled twice this week at the ground.”
“They’ve gone into our shop and smashed it all up, taken all the food and drinks.”
“It’s disgusting, what are they trying to do to us?”
“It could be two more final nails in the coffin.”
Town were also struggling to field a full squad for the NCEL Division One game on Thursday.
Toyne told the Guardian on Thursday morning: “I’ve got eight players available, so I’ll be spending all day on the phone trying to get a team together.”
On Saturday Town took the lead against Amateurs when Martin Wade fired home in the 48th minute.
On the hour mark Amateurs drew level as James Law tapped in, and on 80 minutes the visitors got the winner, a bobble deceiving keeper Marcus Weston and allowing Law to bag his second.
Tuesday’s game with Knaresborough saw a finishing masterclass from Steve Bromley who got both goals, including including an acrobatic overhead kick which probably ranks as goal of the season at Phoenix Park.