Scarborough Hockey Club 2nds end season with loss at Driffield
Scarborough 2nds ended their season with a short trip away to Driffied 3rds and suffered a 3-2 defeat.
The visitors had to dig in deep during the first half as they limited Driffield to half chances with excellent defensive work as a unit.
Jay Meatheringham handed Scarborough a 1-0 lead on the break with a composed finish and the visitors held their lead until the end of the first half.
Both teams upped the tempo during the second half, Benjamin Colling kept Scarborough in front with excellent reflex saves in goal.
Scarborough were unable to hold out as Driffield levelled from inside the D.
Meatheringham scored his second of the match through a well-worked strike to restore Scarborough’s lead at 2-1.
The home side made no mistake in front of goal and then added two goals to take a 3-2 lead.
The first was from a short corner and the second camefrom a scramble in the D with only a couple of minutes to go.
Scarborough rallied hard and piled pressure on Driffield’s goal, but they held out for the victory.
Captain Ben Richardson said: “I just want to say a big thanks to everyone that played in the seconds game away to Driffield, and to everyone that has played for the team this season.
“It’s been a tough season for all of us, but this game demonstrates how far we have come as a team.
“I’m proud of each and everyone in the team.”
Scarborough Ladies’ penultimate match of the season ended in a 5-2 win against second-placed Horsforth.
The rearranged game proved to be one of the tougher matches with Horsforth’s midfield and forwards being a handful to mark.
Stella Garside had to make several rescues from her goalline throughout the 70 minutes.
In-turn Scarborough players worked hard which earned them two short corners which were converted by Alex Bester and Harriet Stephenson, who also added another with a strong reverse strike before half-time.
Scarborough’s defence was at times breached by the skill and speed of Horsforth and they managed to score twice to get back into the game.
Some brilliant saves were made by Stella Garside, aided by Ashlea Merron saving from the line behind the goalkeeper.
Kelly Brown scored for her team too.
In the final match of the season away to Leeds Adel the 100th goal of their season is up for grabs.