BEN Rhydding men lost 4-1 to Lindum at the weekend.

After a sparkling home performance last week, Rhydding travelled to Lincoln with just 12 men, and they were unfortunate to lose Max Helme to a broken rib in the early on.

This left them to play the rest of the match with no subs.

Despite this, they had the lion’s share of possession for the first 20 minutes, but did not convert their chances.

Lindum’s first goal was against the run of play and was a counter break tactic that worked well when an isolated player collected a loose ball and converted the chance.

It was another series of mistakes that led to goal number two against Rhydding within minutes.

A fine save by Torran Hockley kept out a corner on the half-time whistle and Rhydding went into the break optimistic of a come-back.

However, Lindum came out hard and pumped numbers forward, scoring a third very quickly.

Confusion over marking led to the fourth goal for Lindum and the game looked to be over.

Rhydding battled hard to the bitter end under extreme fatigue and George Gamble pulled one back to keep their pride intact.

The defeat leaves Rhydding in sixth place in the North Premier League.