Ten wins in a row for Whitby RFC

Whitby RFC made it 10 wins in a row in the Scarborough and District Saturday League and maintained their three oints lead at the top – but didn’t have things all there own way to start with.

Opponents Athletico pinned the club back for the first 20 minutes. Wassall was down low twice to thwart Ben David and the league’s top scorer Dodson.

Inglis then headed off the line and against the run of play Phil Spencer laid it back from the right after a run for Usher to sidefoot home.

The lead lasted barely 30 seconds as straight from the restart, Ben David was given all the time in the world to run into the area and fire home.

Club got into gear, playing neat attacking football, opening Athletico up.

Usher missed a couple of glorious chances and Kilpstrick’s fine curling shot was cleared off the line.

Richardson forced a great save before pulling one wide. Club regained the lead when Usher flicked Welham’s free-kick on to Richardson to head home. Usher then extended the lead just before the break, sidefooting home from another cut back.

Club were enjoying some good passages of play after the break and were creating great openings, but Athletico scored next to get back in it with a header from a free-kick.

Club weathered the storm and captain Richardson scored the goal of the game with a neat flick round a defender before running towards the area and slamming home.

Paul Jobling then got on the scoresheet, played in behind by Kilpatrick and beating the keeper when one-on-one.

Phil Spencer then rounded the scoring off, continuing his fine scoring run and his fifth in two games.

Boss Ste Mothersdale said: “Athletico caused us a lot problems at the start with there strong strikers, who have scored plenty in division one and their movement was fast and really good.

“The difference was we took our chances where they didn’t, but in the second half we showed why we are where we are – we have goals throughout the team.

“Chad Swales was the unsung hero today.”

This Saturday, Whitby RFC take on unbeaten Filey, a game which Mothersdale says will be “the biggest since I’ve taken over.”