FYLINGDALES FC president Johnny Vegas was in Robin Hood’s Bay for the weekend the club took on the league favourites Sun Inn.
Vegas’s unique pre-match training style turned out not to be conducive to Sunday morning football.
FFC travelled to Oliver’s Mount with a stronger side than last week and a vocal valued away support.
After a scrappy start, Sun Inn took the lead early in the game with a free header from Gary Hepples.
Sun Inn provided much sterner opposition for FFC than they have faced over the past few weeks but as the FFC team started to wake, the game was turned on its head.
An excellent Jamie Agar inswinging corner was magestically met by the head of Jake Faichney, rising above the Sun Inn defence and firing the ball into the top corner.
FFC built on the equaliser, creating a number of chances and just prior to half-time it was Faichney again who grabbed the third goal of the game.
An overhit goal kick into the far right corner was chased down by Faichney who went on to take it past three retreating defenders beore hammering the goal home from a tight angle.
Going into the second half 2-1 up, FFC failed to build on their lead as Sun Inn launched an offensive that put the FFC defence under a barrage of pressure for the majority of the second half.
Sun Inn scored their second and third goals in succession with two more headers coming from some of the many crosses and long throws they utilised to hammer the FFC backline.
In the past 10 minutes, FFC started to launched an attempted fightback.
When Faichney was deliberately brought down in the area a penalty was awarded to FFC.
The penalty was held up for five minutes after concern that a Sun Inn player had been seriously injured.
This turned out to be Sun Inn mind games and when hot shot Faichney stepped up, the Sun Inn keeper saved the strike, only to release the ball and the Scarborough side score a goal from a fast counter-attack.
After a long unbeaten run, it may be the string of away games that finally broke FFC in a battling game that featured five yellow cards.
FFC now need to pick themselves up and look forward to the biggest match in the reformed club’s history this Sunday where the team take on Itis Itis in the semi-final of the cup.
All supporters are welcome at the neutral stadium in Ayton, 10am kick-off. The FFC team are under strict instructions to avoid all public houses and celebrities.
Man of the match: Jake Faichney; match ball sponsor: Brearley Opticians
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