Athletic Reserves turn on the style at Driffield

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4
Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

SCARBOROUGH Athletic Reserves produced an impressive all round display away against Driffield FC to record a 5-1 win.

The Reserves included striker Gareth Sygrove and Brett Fitzsimmons was given a start, filling in at right-back.

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

Danny Glendinning was also included in central midfield after missing last week’s defeat at Hessle.

With the first real attack of the game, Driffield were awarded a free-kick, and from the resulting cross the ball found Marcus Sowersby unmarked to poke home from eight-yards.

Unlike previous weeks after conceding, Boro kept things tight and started to exert some pressure.

Striker John Price showed his pace getting in behind the Driffield defence, with only some good recovery tackling stopped his tracks.

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

This pressure soon told and on the half hour mark full-back Dom Richardson floated in a free-kick, Sygrove rose highest and his nod down found Glendinning, who dispatched a sweet half volley from inside the penalty area.

Boro were into their rhythm and within five minutes they extended their lead.

Huw Attwood played Price in down the left and his cross found Carl Hepples at the back post, who finished with ease to score his first goal for the club and to see Boro go in 2-1 up at half time.

Boro should have made it 3-1 10 minutes after the break when Hepples broke through and squared for Sygrove, who blasted over from eight-yards.

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

Football ps1209-4'Driffield JNRS v Scarborough Reserves Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1209-4

Price, who was having an excellent game, twice broke through.

First his shot missed by fractions and then his cross evaded everyone in the Driffield box.

But it was third time lucky as he skipped past two players down the right and again squared a superb cross for Sygrove to finish at the back post.

It soon became 4-1 with the best goal of the game. Keeper Marc Wain found Fitzsimmons with a quick pass to the right, he advanced and played a neat one-two with Hepples before threading Price through into the right hand channel.

Price cut inside before laying a perfect ball back to Fitzsimmons for him to smash home for a great goal.

Tom Micklethwaite won a tackle in midfield, Glendinning picked up the pieces and returned the favour to Sygrove, teeing him up to finish over the stranded Driffield keeper and rap up a 5-1 win that keeps Boro in third place.