Blackett wonder goal dumps ‘Boro out of semis

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A JASON Blackett wonder goal was enough to end Goldsborough’s chances of playing in the Whitby Benevolent Cup final.

Bull’s Head got the early strike on eight minutes. Adam McFarlane’s free-kick from the left was not headed clear and bounced high towards the visitors’ goal.

Keeper Harland flapped at the ball and failed to make contact and the ball fell to Mike Lamb to steer into the goal.

Goldsborough hit back with an equaliser when Michael Dent netted.

But the ‘Boro keeper was not having a commanding game and on 41 minutes, he spilled Jason Blackett’s shot from the left, the loose ball ended up in a scramble of players’ legs and Mark Stonehouse managed to poke the ball home.

The Bull’s Head manager told his players to keep it very tight at the start of the second half and give nothing away and the players didn’t listen.

Within minutes, Andy McDonald in the Bull’s Head goal was forced into making a fine save from a shot heading for the top right of the net. From the corner, Goldsborough’s Danny Brown was allowed a free header and scored a fine equaliser.

Bull’s responded to that early shock and were back in the lead on 51 minutes. A nice passage of play led to James Rowe putting an excellent cross over and behind the defence, allowing Lamb to nip in and nod the ball over the keeper for 3–2.

Bull’s increased the lead and stamped their authority on the game three minutes later when Jason Blackett scored a wonder goal, cutting in from the left and firing in a right foot shot into the net from outside the box.

From then on Bull’s were fairly comfortable and could have had another couple of goals. Only in the last few minutes did Goldsborough threaten to pull a goal back.

Bull’s Head 4 Goldsborough 2