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NADV 1204061 Ripon City's Ben Cohen scored on Saturday. (1204061AM18)
NADV 1204061 Ripon City's Ben Cohen scored on Saturday. (1204061AM18)
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They swept aside the West Yorkshire Premier League reigning champions last weekend, and boss Paul Vincent wants another three points when Rothwell visit Mallorie Park on Saturday (2.30pm).

Ripon City comfortably dispatched Beeston St Anthony’s 3-1 at home in a confident display illustrative of their season so far.

“I was really pleased,” said Vincent.

“The lads are enjoying their football, and as I’ve said before, we’re capable of beating anyone on the day at home.

“The players are producing some nice football, we’ve just got to keep it going and make sure we don’t get complacent as there are no easy games.”

Tom Leeming’s arrival after half-time signalled the opening of Ripon’s account against Beeston.

He shot them into the lead before Ben Cohen and Jack Emmett added to the haul, which earned them three Premier Division points and a rise up the table to sixth place.

“Beeston are a hard-working side with quite a few youngsters and a few older heads,” said Vincent.

“But they couldn’t keep up with our pace.

“We did well, there was no pressure on us, we just need to keep picking the points up and working hard for each other.

“It’s also pleasing that when we’ve scored,e veryone wants to join in.

“There’s a real sense of togetherness and a will to do well and that’s carrying us a long way.

“We’ve also been getting some good crowds down too and that’s really appreciated and good to see.”

Vincent is predicting another tough encounter tomorrow at home to Rothwell, but expects to field a slightly different side.

The prolific Ben Cohen has now departed for university and Simon English has picked up a knee injury expected to keep him out for several weeks.

Mark Rimmer could return in goal however, and there may be a spot for Adie Monk, second-teamer Mark Marsden and possibly a Guiseley U-19 on loan.

“Rothwell will be a hard game and they’re quite a big physical team,” said Vincent.

“It’s a six-pointer quite early in the season and we just want to keep this run going.

“The fact we’ve had a settled side up to now has really worked in our favour aside from the East End Park game, and losing Ben and next week Jack Emmett is a blow for us but we’ve got good cover.

“We just need to keep picking the points up.”