AFTER their excellent performance in the cup last week, Fylingdales returned to league action against bottom of the league Weaponness.
Conditions were perfect though the FFC team was missing players in midfield and between the posts.
With weaker opposition and a growing injury list, the new management team decided to freshen things up a bit with an ever-growing squad of determined local talent who are committing themselves and playing with great pride from week-to-week.
Dave Mahaffey deputised well in goal, making no mistakes and McGreavey was brought into midfield to cover for the missed Chris Shardlow.
Another good turnout of away support away from home for FFC meant they approached this game full of the confidence.
A great opening goal from midfield holding man Harris opened the scoring with a great effort from the edge of the area.
Following this, striker Jake Faichney began a spurge of excellent goals grabbing a first half treble and spurring his team on to a convincing 4-0 half-time lead.
Despite the score, this was far from a convincing first half for FFC.
Stronger opposition would have capitalised on defensive frailties and uncharacteristically poor passing at times.
The half-time team talk from boss Tommy Pearson was a typical masterstroke as the team were ordered to improve for the following 45 minutes.
Jake Faichney scored again after the break and a number of opportunities were created by a more fluid FFC.
Despite the clear directive to keep a clean sheet, the FFC defence eventually crumbled as Weaponness managed top get a one back with a scrappy goal.
A rare goal for the Scarborough team obviously lifted them despite the 5-1 scoreline but it was FFC who struck next.
Receiving a ball from a throw-in and turning his marker, Paddy Chandler, after earlier spurning two far easier opportunities, hit a beautiful half volley from the edge of the area over the keeper into the top corner.
Much more accustomed to great goals, Jake Faichney got his fifth and FFC’s final goal with an exquisite piece of football following great passing play from the team and superb footwook from Faichney.
Andrew Wardill was unlucky at the finish to have a goal disallowed for offside but this was still a great scoreline for FFC, despite Weaponness being happy only conceding seven.
Sunday’s game is a home match against rivals Filey Reserves. A big crowd is expected for the 10.30am kick-off.
Unbeaten in 2011, the new year looks good for FFC with their eye on a cup and promotion.
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