FYLINGDALES Football Club played their first game at Seamer on Sunday and despite a good performance, they were beaten by a lively second half performance by their high calibre opponents.
Struck by a serious injury crisis, FFC had the chance to try out some exciting prospects knocking on the door - defender Mitch Tuby, Andrew Hesleton, Mark Brennan and Davide Castro were brought into the squad and did not disappoint.
The first half went well with FFC mainly on top of the game and were unlucky on a number of occassions not to score, especially with the ever in-form Sam Asher, who twice went close.
Seamer created little in the first half apart from one header that was saved well by FFC keeper Jamie Wassell.
FFC looked good to maintain their two-month unbeaten record but Seamer came out and slowly took control of the game.
Their number eight Luke Jones was the star player who shone in the second half and notched a hat-trick.
Jones, playing on the right, made the most of an early counter attack and his pace resulted in a one-on-one to make the score 1-0.
FFC answered back immediately when Simon Forde got on the end of an Asher through-ball and a touch of class left the keeper with no chance.
Seamer and the increasingly skilful Jones replied with another run from the right and finish into the far corner.
With the game still close, an Asher goal was controversially ruled offside, only for Seamer to regain possession and give the ball to Jones for his hat-trick.
In the final five minutes, FFC pressed and when new boy Castro was brought down, the referee made a critical decision that the tackle was outside the area and not a penalty and it was clear this was not FFC’s day.
The final score of 3-1 flattered the Seamer side but overall the better team probably just edged it.
Post-match abuse from FFC management at the referee was soon calmed and following the game, Seamer were good hosts to the FFC players and fans.
This Sunday, FFC are back at home to league leaders Filey Flyers. The team could do with all the support possible so people are urged to support their local team. The game kicks off at 10.30am this Sunday.
Match ball sponsor: Rob Hopper drylining
Man of the match: Mark Brennan
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