First half rout leaves Park in control

FISHBURN Park U14s pulled off a convincing win at Kirkbymoorside, who headed the league with three wins from three games.

Park, who travelled with just 11 players, started the game in style, passing the ball around beautifully and leaving the home side chasing shadows.

Fishburn nearly took the lead after five minutes, a neat turn and cross by Jack Idle found the head of Harry Purves but the ball flew over the bar.

Nathan Storr put in a superb cross finding Idle at the far post but his volley just went wide.

Fishburn were dominant and it was only a matter of time before they scored. A Tom Shrimpton cross was handled in the box and Purves smashed the penalty into the corner of the net.

On 27 minutes Sam Pike went on a mesmerising run, beating four players and although his shot beat the keeper it rebounded off a post.

The next goal was down to Spencer Hewison who found Purves on the edge of the box and his clever finish left the keeper rooted to the spot.

The third goal came from a Storr free-kick 30 yards out, his crisp strike found the top corner after a slight deflection.

Just before half time it was 4-0, an excellent cross by Purves found Stokoe at the far post and he confidently headed the ball home.

The second half began with the energetic Chester Adamski making a blistering run in to the box and with the goal beckoning he gave an inside pass to Bryn Kirby instead. Kirkbymoorside scored after a mazy run by the winger left Charles Brown no chance.

Lightwing had a couple of long range free-kicks but the team were trying to walk the ball into the net.

The last 10 minutes was all Fishburn who came close a number of times. Kirby was running the back four ragged never letting them settle on the ball, Shrimpton was also getting forward but his excellent service went unrewarded.

Man of the match: Bryn Kirby - worked his socks off.

Kirkbymoorside U14s 1 Fishburn Park U14s 4