Staithes adapt to swirling wind to see off local rivals

STAITHES adapted better to the swirling wind to claim a derby win over Hinderwell on Saturday.

The team that could master playing the ball to feet would have the advantage.

On the half-hour, Jamie Thompson played the ball in for Starsmore who turned his marker to shoot into the top corner to give Staithes the lead at the break.

With Staithes adapting better to the conditions and manager Richie Ward changing the team formation to get the ball down the flanks and Joe Gibson taking the role of wing back, the hosts begun to boss the game.

Staithes increased their lead with a goal from Simon Bowes.

On his return to the side, Gary Gilding was busy in midfield and scored an easy tap-in.

In defence for Staithes Issac Hart was commanding and with Joe Gibson firing in the fourth goal, Staithes sealed a good home win in difficult conditions. The game was sponsored by Rob Verrill.

Staithes 4 Hinderwell 0