WHITBY Fishermen’s Society boss Mark Storr admitted his side did it the hard way when winning the League Trophy final 4-1 after extra-time against FC Soba at Mill Lane last night.
Storr’s men started sluggishly against their third division opponents, but managed to slowly stamp their authority on proceedings, with three goals in extra-time ruling out Matty Turner’s last-gasp equaliser for Soba.
Fishermen’s boss made some key changes late in the second half, with speedy winger Sam Bailey and Peter Scaife coming on and having a huge impact on the outcome of the encounter.
Boss Storr was quick to praise his substitutes. He said: “It took us a long time to settle into the match really.
“I think Soba were more up for it than us tonight, they wanted it more than us.
“The best football we played was in extra-time. We finally got it down and started playing some good football.
“Sam and Peter came on and did really well for us and made a big difference to the game.”
Storr was also quick to sing the praises of his defence, who kept Soba at bay for the majority of the clash.
He added: “I thought Andy Kelly at centre-half was superb. Our keeper Carl Scales made some decent saves too.
“We’ll look to win the league now to cap off another great season.”
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