SPECSAVERS UNDER-NINES LEAGUE CUP
Cayton Corinthians 0
Scholes Park Raiders 1 (Tom Miller)
Cayton and Scholes got the finals weekend off to great start with an entertaining closely fought game.
There has been nothing between the teams in their league meetings this season and it was easy to see why.
Both teams played good pass and move football from the outset and were a credit to their clubs.
There was lots of effort on show and no small amounts of skill shown too. Scholes Park just shaded the first half which ended goalless, been the team looking most likely to score a goal but thwarted by resilient defending.
Cayton came out all guns blazing for the second half forcing four corners in quick succession within the opening few minutes but were unable to find the back of the net due to a combination of good goal keeping by the Scholes keeper and solid defending.
Scholes were stirred into action and made Cayton pay for not taking their chances when Tom Miller netted a lovely long range effort to make it 1-0 to Scholes. Cayton tried their best to get a goal back but it just wouldn’t come and Scholes hung on to claim the trophy almost snatching another goal in the final seconds.
SPECSAVERS UNDER-11S LEAGUE CUP
Kirkbymoorside 1 (Thomas Campbell)
Scalby Juniors 2 (Miles I’Anson, Dylan Muggeson-Forbes)
This was another great advert for junior football with the top two teams of the under-11 agegroup providing another excellent game of football.
League champions Scalby took the early initiative and thought they had grabbed an early goal only for it to be disallowed as the ball had gone out of play in the build-up.
This didn’t deter them and they got their reward when Miles I’Anson scored a cracking free-kick from the half-way line, the ball flying into the top of the net leaving the keeper stranded.
Scalby added a second shortly after when Dylan Muggeson-Forbes’ corner flew straight into the top of the net with the unlucky keeper stranded again.
The second half saw a different more determined Kirkbymoorside approach as they got stuck into the game and made Scalby defend on a more regular basis.
Two fine left wing crosses were almost converted by the head of Kirkby’s forward which would maybe have been fair reward for their efforts but Scalby were doing enough to contain the threats.
Kirkbymoorside did pull a goal back when yet another left wing cross went past everyone to beyond the far post only for Thomas Campbell to pop up and cleverly steer the cross into Scalby’s net.
Campbell was almost the hero just missing an almost identical chance in the dying seconds.
Scalby survived the last ditch pressure to complete a League and Cup double which they should be very proud of.