Edgehill seal Harbour success

Edgehill swept to victory in the Harbour Cup final on Thursday night, breezing their way past a sluggish Filey Town.

A trio of second-half finishes guided Steve Clegg’s men to a 3-0 success at Queensgate, a result that seemed a fair reflection on the proceedings.

Danny White holds aloft the cup  Picture by Steve Lilly

Danny White holds aloft the cup Picture by Steve Lilly

Boss Clegg wasn’t surprised by the scoreline, as he sent his side out to play a positive brand of football, an ethic they doggedly endeavored to stick to.

“I knew if we played football then we could play anyone off the park,” said Clegg.

“This was a nice big pitch that we could move the ball around on and it worked in our favour.

“It would be unfair to pick anybody out as the best player because it was a good all-round performance, especially after we lost out centre-back Matty Burling early in the game.

“Now we look forward to another cup final on Monday and we will be hoping to achieve a double.”

The first half was one to forget, as neither side managed to settle into the big game.

The few highlights were created by lively Edgehill winger Aaron Jenking, though Filey possibly went the closest when Will Hunter angled a header past the post.

There was nothing new when the second half got underway, one of few incidents saw Alec Coulson felled in the Filey box, though any shouts were waved away by ref Stan Jackson.

As time ticked on the threat of penalties began to creep into thoughts, but these notions were soon washed away. Coulson wriggled free in the box, but his shot was saved by Filey keeper Andy Burrell, the rebound fell to Phil Warnett, who picked out the bottom corner.

Play swiftly swung from one end to another, with Burrell saving brilliantly from sub Maciej Kapczynski, then Filey striker Lee Cappleman fluffed his lines with an open goal gaping.

The fire in Filey’s belly was then doused by two swift blows. Firstly Ben Briggs was given his marching orders for a soft second yellow card, then Liam Cooper broke through and doubled the lead with a net finish.

The game was then wrapped up when influential midfielder Dean Craig showed a degree of calm in a busy penalty area and stroked into the net through a crowd.

Filey huffed and puffed in an attempt to respond, but the 10 men were never a threat against an organised Edgehill back-line.