V WHITBY FISHERMENS SOCIETY
By Mal Bean
Saturday 03/03/2019 away to Whitby Fisherman at Lythe, cup game. The ‘Fisherman’ are from our 1st division, knocked out Stockton West End in the previous round and although in mid table have games in hand, have had some good results and I think they have a good chance of getting promotion.
We had a number of players missing for one reason or another, the team that started were;
Dale. Back three = Callum, Liam J (Capt.) and Jon Q.
5 across the middle = Leon, Lewis, Adam, Marcus and Ryan H.
Puckers just behind the front man = Conrad.
Subs = Stu T., Chris V. And Lee J. (Not used today, but appreciate their effort for being there.)
Decent pitch, cold windy day, both teams started well, and the first 15 minutes or so was 50/50. However, we then started to get a hold on the game, playing the better football, and looking the more likely to score.
Liam J and the defence were in control at the back.
We had several chances in the first half....
15 mins. Conrad spun his man on the edge of the Whitby box, through on the left, as the keeper went down early, Conrad hit the side netting. Puckers free inside was an option.
22 mins a cross by Callum from the left, Conrad got inside the front man only to see his effort glanced wide.
25 – PUCKERS yellow card!
We were still creating chances, Marcus through on the left (30 mins) his cross just evaded Conrad.
35 mins. Adam slotted Leon through on the right, his effort just over the bar.
36 mins and Puckers through on the left after a Cruyff type turn his cross cleared, Callum following in from 30 yards, his shot just over.
42 mins and Adam with a long range effort, again just over. Newmarket on top, but a goal evading us.
A minute later Conrad wiped out in the box from behind, NO penalty awarded!!!!
Newmarket won a couple of corners, and on 45 minutes, a RYAN HODGSON corner from the left found MARCUS moving away slightly from goal, heading the ball back towards goal and in. 1 -0 Newmarket.
1 – 0 at half time. Should have been more, but a lead is a lead.
The second half started as the first, 50/50, but Whitby were not really hurting us.
After 60 minutes we started to dominate again, Conrad through on the right, just unable to get his cross in as the ball went out.
65 mins and Marcus on the edge of the home box, a smart reverse pass to Adam. His shot saved under the bar.
72 mins and a Ryan H. free kick, 20 yards, his effort on target, parried away by the keeper, LEON following in for a tap in, the keeper somehow managed to fall onto the ball!!
78 mins and a shot from distance by Conrad headed clear of the home goal.
Whitby changed to 3 up front, and started to create chances, but Liam and the defence were coping, Dale commanding his area. However, we stopped playing as we had been up front, not using the wings as much, and giving possession away.
We still managed to create chances ourselves.....80 mins we scored a second, but it was ruled out for a push on a Whitby defender. 82 mins and a cross by Ryan H. for Conrad, his downward header just wide with the keeper just watching.
84 mins and a massive scramble in the Newmarket box, eventually cleared, a minute later and DALE with a great point blank save at his back post, quick to get out and close the angle.
Minutes later and Dale with great hands as he plucked a shot out of the air which was goalbound.
90 mins and Ryan H yellow carded for passing the ball back, too far!!
94 minutes = full time. A good win against a very decent team, hard fought, but deserved.
MOM = Marcus, mainly for his goal celebration!!
BUT a great team performance, the ship steadied by Liam J.
Well done all.
09/03 – Boro Rangers home. (League)
16/03 – Stockton West End away. (L)
23/03 – Bedale home (Cup).
30/03 – Redcar Town home (L).
All big games gents, let’s be up for them.