Jackdaws soar to home cup victory

Burlington Jackdaws v Hunmanby
Burlington Jackdaws v Hunmanby

Burlington Jackdaws claimed a 4-1 home win against Hunmanby in the Schneider Electric League Cup.

After a goalles first half, Jackdaws started the second half well as Oliver Beckett and Connor McKinnry had come off the bench and injected a good deal of urgency into the home side’s play but clear cut chances were still proving extremely hard to come by.

The deadlock was finally broken 10 minutes into the second period when Jack Pannhausen manoeuvred himself a yard in the penalty box before smashing the ball past the Hunmanby ‘keeper.

This seemed to stir the visitors into life and the Hunmanby equaliser came courtesy of a brilliant cross and header from point-blank range after 45 minutes.

Excellent build-up play from Lewis Lamb and Pannhausen saw the latter get his second of the game to make it 2-1.

Hunmanby were now left with no choice but to commit men forward in search of the equaliser which allowed Jordan Ball and Joel Ellis-Beesting the space they craved to show their quality and they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Their marauding runs down the wings were creating a string of chances for the hosts to put the game to bed and Pannhausen obliged to claim his hat-trick with three minutes remaining before Beckett snatched a fourth with an exquisite finish from the edge of the box to make it 4-1.

Lewis Murray was named man of the match, he was solid as a rock at the back and showed excellent ball distribution.

Thornton Dale notched their first league win of the season, a well-deserved 7-3 home victory over Scholes Park Raiders.

The first half was a closely fought contest, with both teams having their fair share of chances.

It was the visitors who struck first, but Thornton replied with a great strike from Harvey D’Alquin to level things at half time.

The second half saw Dale take control with goals from James Mudd, Macauley Gibson, a brace for captain Sam Batty and Harvey D’Alquin completing a well deserved hat-trick.