Fishburn hit rivals for six to reach cup final

Fishburn Park under 16s cruised into the final of the Schneider League Cup final on Sunday.

The boys went into the game as clear favourites after winning both league encounters 7-0.

The match was played on a smaller pitch to try to contain Fishburn’s passing style of play but the ploy backfired, as Fishburn were knocking the ball around nicely.

Hewison was upended just outside box after a good run. S Pike stepped up for the free- kick and a nice hit took a deflection before finding the back of the net.

Beaver and Idle worked a yard of space before Whitehead took over and calmly slid the ball under the onrushing keeper for his first of the season. A half clearance fell to a Holt striker who hit the ball cleanly from close range but Jinks made a fine save.

Lightwing’s crossfield ball put Clarkson in but his hit went just wide. Shrimpton was getting forward at every opportunity, stretching the home defence time after time.

A long clearance from Stokoe beat the Holt back four and Clarkson was in a 50/50 foot race with the keeper, he controlled the ball excellently before going around the keeper and finding an empty net. The half finished 3-0 and Fishburn in complete control.

Beaver and Stonehouse ran rings around the Holt midfield before S Pike’s ball into the box was met at pace by his brother B Pike who lashed the ball home with a superb finish.

Beaver made a superb overlapping run from Hewisons pass and his cross found S Pike who accurately guided the ball into the far corner.

Holt were becoming more and more physical and a crude tackle from behind ended Whitehead’s afternoon early with an injury.

The last goal of the game came after an excellent run from Graham resulted in a corner. B Pike’s lofted ball was met by the motoring Stokoe whose header nearly ripped a hole in the back of the net.

Fishburn remain on course for a treble. Their next game is a semi-final in the FA Minor Cup at home to Kirkbymoorside.

They need one point from two games against the same opposition to guarantee back-to-back league titles.

Men of the match: Luke Beaver and Spencer Hewison.

Holt U16s 0 Fishburn Park U16s 6