The Sun never shines in Robin Hood’s Bay

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AFTER two months and a lot of snow it was the refreshed FFC that thawed the rivalry in a return to the Dales Stadia.

New boss Neil Brearley’s first home game saw a big supporting home crowd and a return to form for FFC and hat-trick hero Simon Forde.

Brearley put a strong Fylingdales side together and the passion showed as they eclipsed The Sun.

Captain Jake Faichney was placed up front with Simon Forde and the new partnership between the classy Mark Waterfield and passionate Paddy Chandler is really starting to blossom.

FFC started the game as they meant to go on, attacking The Sun Inn and peppering their goal.

FFC failed to capitalise and on a seemingly useless counter through ball, an unfortunate trip by ‘Dales keeper Jamie Wassel led to an opener from the Scarborough side.

The goal shocked ‘Dales but they rebuilt the opening confidence and fought their way back into the game through the unstoppable Forde.

Forde almost levelled with an overhead kick but a good save led to the striker being brought down. Forde has a good penalty scoring record and slotted FFC’s first into the bottom right.

Dales grew in confidence and the excellent Jamie Agar took on three Sun players before selflessly passing the ball to hotshot Faichney who smashed it into the top corner.

A 2-1 lead at half time, inspirational words from the gaffer, a special appearance from match ball sponsor Rob Hopper Drylining and adoring pregnant WAGs was enough to send the Bay soldiers back to war with determination - and it was no surprise when FFC scored immediately after the restart.

This time, Mark Waterfield threaded a pass to Forde who fooled and rounded the keeper.

Then Forde again latched onto yet another great ball from the engine room midfield, this time beautifully chipping the keeper and outrunning a retreating defender to score with a diving header for his hat-trick.

FFC’s fifth came from a Faichney free-kick, perfectly hitting the target abd leaving The Sun keeper helpless.

Through the second half, FFC brought on Mark Brennan, new Bay up-and-coming striker Jack Pearce and veteran Neil Purves.

All shone, especially Brennan whose Cruyff turn brought cheers that could be heard as far as Hawsker.

A rare Sun Inn attack and some scrappy defending led to a second goal by the visitors but it was the mighty Bay side that got the last word when Agar curled a corner straight in.

Great support and a top notch return to form gets 2013 going for FFC.

This Sunday, FFC travel to Oliver’s Mount to play league leaders Shakespeare.

Man of the match: Simon Forde; match ball sponsor: Rob Hopper Drylining

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