Extra time winner gives East Whitby cup

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An extra time winner gave East Whitby the honours in the Straws Cup football final against Seton.

The sweltering weather was a hard factor for both teams to overcome for the Friday afternoon kick-off.

The two skilled teams met on the back of some strong results during the knockout phase.

It was soon clear why each team had made it to the final with the level of skills on show from goalkeeping to attacking players.

Initially both teams found it hard to settle in to a rhythm, despite an early stumble from the Seton defence resulting in an own goal within three minutes.

East Whitby pushed on from here but Seton were not prepared to sit back and concede more.

A rallying attitude by the whole Seton team saw them pressurise a confident East Whitby defence and slot in a prompt response on nine minutes to level the scoring.

The game ebbed and flowed for the remainder of the first half with the teams going in level at half-time.

By the second half it was hard to pick a winner as the heat took its toll and both sets of players’ work-rates began to suffer. Only some fine goalkeeping kept the score 1-1 at the final whistle.

The deadlock was broken in the second minute of extra time by the more dominant East Whitby side, who were revitalised from the break after an inspired team talk and took the Straws Cup with a 2-1 win.