Jobling fires Whitby RFC treble

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Whitby RFC made it back-to-back victories on Saturday as they continued to make a solid start to life in division two.

Rugby Club had all the possession and pressure in the first 20 minutes, but the decision-making in the final third was letting them down.

Against the run of play, Cayton took the lead with a wind-assisted, inswinging corner that curled into the top corner after 25 minutes.

Two minutes later, Club found themselves two goals down when a needless free-kick was given away outside the box.

The ball was floated in to the back post where ex-Scarborough and York City star Shaun Rennison had all the time in the work to head back a cross goal to ex-prolific professional striker Darren Foreman to sidefoot home.

But RFC were handed a lifeline when Damon Craig was bundled over for a penalty which David Welham converted a minute before the break.

Some stern words were handed out to club players about discipline, which has cost them nine goals from 11 needlessly conceded free-kicks. Rugby club then upped a gear and played to the level they are capable of.

The equaliser arrived when Paul Jobling gambled on a poor punched clearance from the keeper and, with is back to goal, lobbed the ball over him and into the far corner.

The lead arrived moments later. Sam Richardson turning on the edge of the box and shot across goal into the far corner for 3-2. Welham’s superb through ball then released Craig who controlled superbly running towards the edge of the box and rifled into the net.

The goal of the game came from Paul Jobling, who spotted the keeper off his line and sent a long-range shot from just over halfway line into the top corner.

Jordan Purvis was withdrawn on the hour as he had only just shaken a sickness bug off but had a superb game in centre midfield.

Benn Sullivan’s run from deep found Kilpatrick who then played a one-two with Sullivan who pulled back for Usher to score from six yards. Cayton got one back to reduce the deficit but Jobling completed his hat-trick and Usher got his brace.

Boss Ste Mothersdale said: “This was pleasing win in the end after being two goals down. We shoot ourselves in the foot time and time again conceding free kicks cheaply which we have to eradicate from our game.

“When we’re on our game we have no-one in this league to fear. Sam Richardson and JordanPurvis were excellent in the middle while Paul Jobling got a hat-trick so all three deserve a mention.”

Whitby RFC 8 Cayton Corinthians 3