Oldroyd double seals final spot

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A MARK Oldroyd double helped itis itis surge to a 4-1 win against Fylingdales in the McCain Cup semi-final at Ayton.

Midfielder Oldroyd opened the scoring after just 10 minutes with a powerful 25-yard shot that evaded the grasp of Fylingdales goalkeeper Neil Brearley and flew into the top corner of the net.

Fylingdales were soon on level terms though, their star striker Jake Faichney worked his way through the itis itis defence and set up Chris Shardlow, who calmly slotted the ball past keeper Tom Hicks.

The village side then had the ball in the net for a second time, but Faichney’s header was disallowed and the scores remained at 1-1 at half-time.

Early in the second half itis itis restored their lead with a close-range finish from Luke Martin-Chambers.

JP Watson’s header from a corner sealed itis itis’ spot in the final, with a second goal from Oldroyd - after a fine run by Paul O’Neill - in the 75th minute completing the scoring.

Player-boss Matty Hobson said: “We are delighted to make it to the final for the second year in a row, having lost out after extra-time to Hole in the Wall last season.

“We were the better team and deserved to beat Fylingdales, with left-back Mikey Pickering earning our man-of-the-match award.

“We still have a good chance of doing well in the league as well so it has been a good season for us.”

Hobson added: “We beat Fylingdales 8-1 early in the season, but they have improved a lot since then and have some very useful players, but we deserved to win the semi-final as we were always in control.”