Hunmanby’s extra effort halts Seamer cup run

FC Seamer under-15s suffered a 5-2 extra-time defeat at home to Hunmanby in the League Cup semi-final.

Both teams played flowing football in a fiercely contested cup-tie.

Alex Edmond almost broke the deadlock in the eighth minute, but his goalbound shot was well saved by the alert Hunmanby keeper.

James Cox then tried his luck in the 10th minute, but again the visiting keeper was alert to the danger.

Hunmanby took the lead in the 20th minute when a floated cross to the back post deceived the home defence and Kieran Gould was on hand to steer the ball in from an acute angle.

Seamer started the second half strongly. Adam Smith found Cox with a telling ball in the 43rd minute, but Cox shot tamely at the keeper. Cox was unlucky in the 47th minute when his snap-shot from a corner went wide.

Jordan Glendinning hit the side netting in the 55th minute, as Seamer continued to dominate the game.

However, a great flowing move down the left by Hunmanby, and a pinpoint cross found Kyle Matthews, who swept the ball home to make it 2-0 in the 70th minute.

Seamer hit back in the 76th minute when Glendinning cracked in an unstoppable shot to make it 2-1.

The same player then slotted home from five yards to take the game into extra-time.

Hunmanby scored 12 seconds after the re-start, when a mix-up in Seamer’s defence left Sam Spivey in on goal, and he calmly slotted the ball home to make it 3-2. Hunmanby went further ahead in the eighth minute of extra-time, when Spivey struck again.

Spivey completed his extra-time hat-trick in the 13th minute as Hunmanby ran out 5-2 winners.

The man of the match for Seamer was awarded to Lewis Brownlie for his commanding display in the heart of defence.