Heslerton’s young guns suffer cup loss

The Heslerton under-12s football team show off their new training tops sponsored by KMS Haulage
The Heslerton under-12s football team show off their new training tops sponsored by KMS Haulage

Heslerton under-nines crashed out of the quarter-finals of the Specsavers League Cup, losing 3-0 despite a spirited display at home to Hunmanby.

In an entertaining first half both sides had chances with Tom Allen going closest for the hosts, though in the end both defences proved too strong.

After the break the early exchanges saw Brad Spiller test the Hunmanby keeper with a long-range free-kick and the Thompson brothers continue their fine form from the previous week.

However, it was the away side who created the better opportunities, even though it finally took a deflected cross to bring about the first goal.

With minutes left in the game Heslerton gambled, throwing extra bodies forward, only for Hunmanby to show their quality with two fine counter-attacks to increase their lead, leaving the home side with too much to do.

Man of the match was an ever-improving Josh Dolan for his battling midfield display.

Heslerton under-10s travelled to high-flying Cayton Corinthians without their two regular goalkeepers due to illness and suffered a 4-0 loss.

However Heslerton took the game to Cayton and had them on the back foot from the kick-off, with shots from David Hayward and Tom Stockdale going agonisingly wide. Against the run of play Cayton scored with a well taken goal.

The second half saw Cayton take control of the game with some good passing moves.

The home side’s dominance told and they extended their lead by a further three goals.

Heslerton only had a Joseph Richardson half-chance from close-range which was well-saved by the Cayton keeper.

Heslerton were handed praise from coach Mark Smith after a battling performance and a special mention for Nathan Clarke who did well after volunteering to play in goal.

Heslerton under-12s lost out 4-0 at home to Phoenix Colts.

The village team’s coaches Ash Findlay and Ady Pickard congratulated their squad on their valiant effort, but stressed that the aim is to work together and build on team play and positioning, while respecting the coach and managers support and encouragement.

Heslerton under-15 player and newly qualified referee Max Truleove was officiating the game, and he was congratulated by the Phoenix manager for his performance.

Heslerton under-15s lost out 6-1 at home to Scholes Park raiders.

Referee Les Towse was congratulated for a good performance in the teenagers’ game.

Heslerton under-eights played away to Seamer on a sunny morning.

The Heslerton side battled fiercely but were thwarted by a strong Seamer side.

Coach Mark Palmer gave credit to all players, stating that every single one gave 100 per cent for their team mates.

Man of the match was Jalen Welburn for his performance in the Heslerton goal.