Whitby Town edged out in seven-goal thriller

Kev Burgess (4) leaps highest for Whitby in their opening day clash against Rushall Olympic'picture: Brian Murfield
Kev Burgess (4) leaps highest for Whitby in their opening day clash against Rushall Olympic'picture: Brian Murfield
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WHITBY Town’s pointless start to the season continued after they were edged out in a seven-goal thriller at AFC Fylde.

Although the Lancastrians took an early lead, the Blues hit back with two quick goals from Graeme Armstrong and Kev Burgess - all inside the first eight minutes.

Fylde levelled before the break and then went back in front at 3-2 before defender Alex White hauled Whitby level.

However, they were denied a point as Fylde’s Jack Dorney netted his hat-trick goal - and the winner, leaving the Blues second from bottom of the EvoStik League Premier Division with five defeats from five.

Eastwood Town are below them on goal difference.

* This Wednesday, Whitby have a chance to kickstart their season when they host FC United of Manchester in a game which could attract a large crowd.

The pair met last month with Bury-based side again edging out Darren Williams’ lads, 3-2, with Nathan Mulligan netting both Blues goals.

* See Friday’s Whitby Gazette for reports from the Fylde and FC United games plus a preview of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Ossett Town.