Boro punished as late leveller costs them Costello win

Scarborough Athletic Under-14s travelled to Costello Bulls in their first Hull League fixture of the season.

Thursday, 21st September 2017, 11:56 am
Updated Thursday, 21st September 2017, 12:00 pm
Boros Under-14s drew 2-2 against Costello

It was the home side that had the opportunity to take an early lead when they were awarded a free-kick just outside of the area.

Boro keeper Regan Exley made a fine save to keep things all square.

Twenty minutes in Oliver Hesketh was brought down on the edge of the Bulls area.

Charlie Wright stepped up and bent it round the wall and into the net to put Boro 1-0 up.

Ten minutes later Boro’s pressure on the defence paid off with Hesketh unleashing a powerful shot into the far right corner of the net.

Costello pulled one back just before the break to make it 2-1.

The second half was a lot tougher for both teams as the heavy rain made the already heavy pitch almost unplayable.

Boro worked hard to preserve their lead with Wright and Aaron Dixon breaking up any attacking threats in midfield.

With only a couple of minutes to go Boro were caught napping and were made to pay when the Bulls forward fired home leaving Exley no chance in the Boro goal to wrap things up at 2-2.

Boro’s Under-15s had their first league game of the season and welcomed Tickton Warriors to the Flamingo Land Stadium.

A mix up in the Scarborough defence led to Tickton taking the lead after only 30 seconds.

Tickton had a flurry of corners with keeper Alex Chapman doing very well to keep the score at 1-0.

A rare Scarborough attack led to a corner, Aaron Holdsworth swung the ball in and after a scramble Jensen Bradbury tapped home to level the score.

With the sides looking fairly even it took a nicely-worked goal for Scarborough to take the lead, birthday boy Marcus O’Flanagan played a one-two with Reuben Staveley before beating the keeper to prod home.

In the second half again both teams seemed fairly even, Tickton equalised early on from a corner which seemed to spur them on.

With time ticking on Tickton played a long ball over the top which caught the Boro defence out, and the striker tapped home to put his side 3-2 up.

Boro piled on the pressure in the final 10 minutes but couldn’t find the equaliser.

Liam Ward and Liam Coulson did well for the hosts.