Champs Athletic end season with Hull defeat

Boro under-13s
Boro under-13s

Scarborough Athletic Under-13s hosted Hull United Whites at Bridlington Sports Centre in their final league fixture.

With the league title already secured, Boro fielded a much-changed side than usual with all the players starting in different positions.

Before kick-off second-placed Hull United showed great sportsmanship by forming a guard of honour to congratulate the Boro players and coaches on their title win.

Boro started well by giving United very little time on the ball, shutting down any attempt they made to knock the ball around.

Boro defenders Jacob Jankowski, Joe Wood, Liam Walker and Liam Love did a superb job of stifling any attacks from a very strong United front line.

Twenty-five minutes in a United forward broke through the Boro defence before putting it into the corner to go 1-0 up.

Boro replied almost instantly when a Love corner was met by Jamie Dennis, who brilliantly volleyed home to make it all square at the break.

Early in the second half Boro were caught napping, allowing a United forward through on goal to make it 2-1.

Player-manager for the day Regan Exley constantly swapped players around giving all the lads a good run out in different positions.

Hull United were awarded a controversial penalty when Love seemed to make a great last-ditch tackle on the ever menacing United forward.

The resulting spot-kick was put away to give United a two-goal advantage.

Boro were awarded an equally dubious looking penalty late in the game, only for them to see Exley’s strike well saved by the keeper.

Hull United saw the last few minutes out to end Boro’s 17-match unbeaten run to finish a superb season as league champions.