Seamer net title after sinking Fishermen

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's Tom Greenwood shoots past the Whitby Fisherman goal keeper for the first goal against their league oponents.
Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's Tom Greenwood shoots past the Whitby Fisherman goal keeper for the first goal against their league oponents.

Seamer under-nines clinched the league title with a 2-1 triumph at rivals Whitby Fishermen in a winner takes all clash.

After 17 league games Whitby started this fixture knowing that if they avoided defeat they would be crowned league champions and, having sat on top of the table all season it would be nothing less than they deserved.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's, Back Row Left to Right - Connor Myerscough (Asst), Mark Pearson, Matty Walters, Sam Ward, Nick Stonehouse, Charlie Meatheringham, Callum Seastrom & James Greenwood (Coach). 'Front Row - Archie Graham, Arron Garbutt, Dan Timlin, Callum Metcalf and Tom Greenwood.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's, Back Row Left to Right - Connor Myerscough (Asst), Mark Pearson, Matty Walters, Sam Ward, Nick Stonehouse, Charlie Meatheringham, Callum Seastrom & James Greenwood (Coach). 'Front Row - Archie Graham, Arron Garbutt, Dan Timlin, Callum Metcalf and Tom Greenwood.

Seamer, by contrast, had lost three early season fixtures before commencing on a 14-match winning streak, the outcome of which had brought them to second in the championship two points behind Whitby – this was to be a winner takes all encounter.

Whitby started the brighter of the two teams and within the first minute a marauding run down the Seamer left forced keeper Nic Stonehouse, to turn the ball around the post at the expense of a corner, which was eventually cleared.

As the half progressed Seamer started to take control and pressured the Whitby backline into a succession of corners and throw-ins.

It was as a result of a throw-in that the ball was swung across the Whitby penalty area where Tom Greenwood turned it in at the far post to give Seamer a 1-0 lead.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's players Callum Metcalf (Left) & Tom Greenwood close in on a Whitby Fisherman player.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's players Callum Metcalf (Left) & Tom Greenwood close in on a Whitby Fisherman player.

The pressure continued on Whitby and the corners continued to stack up until eventually, from a right-sided corner, Archie Graham produced the perfect delivery straight into the Whitby goal to give Seamer a 2- 0 lead and one hand on the title.

As the second half commenced the Whitby team stepped up a gear and a succession of long balls was played from back to front with any opportunity from any range taken to get a shot in.

Both Matthew Walters and Mark Pearson stood firm at the back and Nic Stonehouse in goal was in inspired form to keep Whitby at bay.

With five minutes remaining Whitby passed their way into the Seamer area and the ref adjudged Tom Greenwood to have fouled and concede a penalty.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's player, Callum Seastrom (Yellow shirt), in action against Whitby Fisherman.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer U9's player, Callum Seastrom (Yellow shirt), in action against Whitby Fisherman.

The initial penalty was saved, however Whitby’s Jos Storr followed in to convert the rebound and bring the title back within Whitby’s reach.

A double substitution by Seamer removed front man Callum Seastrom, who had worked tirelessly without reward to be replaced by Sam Ward, and the injured Mark Pearson was replaced by Aaron Garbutt.

Seamer captain Callum Metcalf dropped into a deep midfield role and, combined with Ward’s additional pace, immediately started to relieve the pressure on the Seamer backline.

The minutes passed before the referee finally blew the final whistle which brought about mass celebration from the Seamer players and manager James Greenwood as they were crowned champions.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer Defender Matty Walters defending against a Whitby Fisherman U9's attack.

Whitby Fisherman U9 V's Seamer U9's. 'Pictured: Seamer Defender Matty Walters defending against a Whitby Fisherman U9's attack.

Both teams will meet again in a couple of weeks in the League Cup final.

Scholes Park Raiders under-11s put on their best display of the season to beat title-chasing Kirkbymoorside 4-1 at Lower Graham School.

Finlay Marsh smashed in the opening goal from 20 yards for Raiders, but Kirkby levelled on the 15-minute mark.

Early in the second half Marsh put the Raiders back in front with a clever free-kick,feinting to shoot and causing the wall of defenders to jump allowing him to send a low shot undeneath them and into the net.

Christian Mummert gave them a 3-1 lead with a neat finish, and the same player then struck a second from Dylan Madill’s cross.

Defender Toby Dennis and right-sided midfielder Thomas Mummert shared the man-of-the-match award.

Holt under-16s finished their season with a 4-1 win at Heslerton, Holt’s last ever match as a team

It seemed fitting that the three remaining original Holt players all found themselves on the score sheet.

Holt opened the scoring with a neatly finished goal by Dylan Banks. After a series of good moves Philip Mead found the back of the net making it 2-0 at half-time.

The second half continued much the same as the first, a wind-assisted cross by Jamie Stewart into the Heslerton penalty area landed in the top corner of the net.

Heslerton finally managed to break down the Holt defence and clawed a goal back.

But soon after, Holt’s top scorer Banks made a good run from midfield and got his second of the game.

Man of the match went to left-back Nathan Barber.