Soba march into final after seeing off Edgehill Reserves

Action from Edgehill Res v FC Soba (black & white), in their League Trophy semi-final game, at Staxton. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121086b 10/03/12
Action from Edgehill Res v FC Soba (black & white), in their League Trophy semi-final game, at Staxton. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121086b 10/03/12
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FC SOBA will contest the final of the Trophy Trader League Trophy against division two outfit Whitby Fishermen’s Society after a 3-1 win over Edgehill Reserves at Staxton.

Mike Keld’s men, embarking upon their first season as a club after forming at the start of the season, came out on top of their clash at division two side Edgehill Reserves.

The game didn’t start in too positive a manner for the eventual victors though, as Tony Stubbings landed awkwardly just five minutes into the match and had to be taken to hospital.

But they were ahead in bizarre circumstances on the half-hour mark as Edgehill keeper Chris Ferrey punched a cross into the face of Soba defender Zak Poole, who calmly slotted in to put his side into the ascendancy.

The sides went in level at the break though, as Mike Cappleman’s free-kick from inside his own half caused a mix-up between the Soba keeper and one of his defenders, before the ball floated agonisingly over his head and into the net for 1-1.

It took until the hour-mark for Soba to regain their lead.

Action from Edgehill Res v FC Soba (black & white), in their League Trophy semi-final game, at Staxton. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121086f 10/03/12

Action from Edgehill Res v FC Soba (black & white), in their League Trophy semi-final game, at Staxton. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121086f 10/03/12

Kyle Surry whipped in a free-kick that Ferrey managed to spill into his net for a 2-1 lead to the away side.

Soba then took a 3-1 lead when Cappleman was judged to have dragged Tez Breckon to the ground in the area and referee Darius Bradley pointed to the spot.

Cappleman was shown a red card and Soba’s Craig Rackham kept his cool to fire home from the penalty spot.

Ferrey’s day went from bad to worse when he trotted forward after his side had been awarded a penalty, and he blazed over the bar.

Goalscorer Rackham, Adam North and Liam Vasey all stood out for the victors Soba.