Fishermens youngsters smash seven in final win

Whitby Fishermens Under-Sevens with the TJFA Challenge Cup after they beat Guisborough Town 7-2 in the final
Whitby Fishermens Under-Sevens with the TJFA Challenge Cup after they beat Guisborough Town 7-2 in the final
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Whitby Fishermens Under-Sevens team finished off their season in style beating Guisborough 7-2 to lift the TJFA Challenge Cup.

Guisborough had been their bogey side, drawing 4-4 in their away league clash and then losing 4-2 at home in the reverse fixture.

The game was held at Rockcliffe Park, Middlesbrough’s training ground and the boys rose to the occasion right from the first whistle.

The young side had so many chances but were denied by woodwork and Town’s in-form keeper.

Finally after several corners the ball fell to Zane Swales, whose deft chip beat everyone and clipped the cross bar on the way in for the Fishermens’ first goal.

Jack Kilpatrick added the next goal with a well-placed finish after a nice through-ball by play-maker Swales.

The half finished 2-0 with Guisborough’s keeper in tremendous form, saving shots from Jack Stentiford and Kian Doherty.

Whitby regrouped at half-time and came out of the starting blocks faster than Guisborough.

Kilpatrick added another three goals and Doherty’s pin-point header was well placed in the corner of the net from a Swales cross.

Guisborough scored two consolation goals of their own but the game had had already been won by the Whitby youngsters.

Joey Heselton and Lewis Metcalfe both had chances to score, but were thwarted by the Town keeper.

Swales finished matters with a top-corner free-kick to give Whitby Fishermens the cup victory.

Kilpatrick was named man of the match in the prize giving for his four goals.

The team would like to Steve Swales and Andrew Heselton for their time and effort.

Jema Swales and Mark Storr for all the admin, stand-in coach Pete Stentiford and finally the parents for driving them all over and supporting them throughout.