Filey halt Edgehill’s perfect league record

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DAVE Brannan’s Filey Town bounced back from two straight defeats to bring an abrupt end to Edgehill’s perfect league record.

Edgehill went into the clash with a perfect ten wins from their 10 league games after a stunning start to the season, but they were to be undone at the 11th attempt by a determined Filey side, who hit back in the best possible way after defeats against Eastfield St James and Brandesburton United recently.

They had to do it the hard way after Edgehill took a familiar 2-0 lead in the first-half.

Their opener came in somewhat fortuitous fashion as Town keeper Andy Burrell slammed his clearance against Edgehill midfielder Shaun Dodson and the ball flew into the top corner of the net.

It was 2-0 just minutes later when Luke Jenkinson netted, but 18-year-old Mikey Hunter’s pace told when he latched onto a through ball from Martin Barnes to halve the arrears going into the break.

Filey came out the stronger side in the second-half and they were deservedly level when former Edgehill man Gareth Sygrove fired in after beating a couple of men.

Town skipper Stu Dickens, who had been a handful all afternoon for the Edgehill rearguard, netted what proved to be the winner when he latched onto a cross from the right flank and side footed neatly home.

Filey boss Brannan was understandably pleased with his side’s efforts. He said: “It was a marvellous team performance from the lads this week.

“We were robbed last week and were disappointing in the second half against Eastfield the week before so to bounce back like this is great and shows what character we have at Filey.

“We may not win the title this year but we will definitely have a say in who wins it.”

Edgehill boss Alec Coulson was disappointed with the performance his side produced on the day.

He said: “It was a poor effort from us. It was one of those days where we didn’t turn up and Filey deserved to win the game.

“We didn’t expect to go the season unbeaten so it is how we bounce back from this one now really.”