Weed seals victory for ten-man Staithes

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In a repeat of last season’s North Riding Cup final, Staithes maintained their recent good form with a hard-fought victory.

Tony Lannon gave Staithes the lead after 15 minutes with a well-taken header from a cross from Jamie Waters.

Steve Starsmore doubled the lead before half-time, converting a cross from Ryan Gibson to give Staithes a two-goal lead at the break.

The momentum of the game changed in a 10 minute spell in the second half.

Firstly, ex-Staithes player Joe Gibson weaved his way through the home defence to score an excellent solo goal before Staithes’ Ryan Gibson picked up a second yellow card 10 minutes later, leaving the home team to play the last third of the game with 10 men.

But five minutes from time, substitute Luke Weed sealed the game with a fine individual goal.

Match sponsor: The Royal George, Staithes.

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