Fishburn Park lads point away from title

Fishburn Park’s under 16s remain unbeaten this season - and need one point from their last two games to win the league.

They added a comprehensive victory over their neighbours to their tally.

Goldsborough played well in the opening 20 minutes as Fishburn struggled on a heavy pitch. However, Purves got the team going with a superb strike with the outside of his right foot that went in off the far post.

A slick through ball from Hewison put S Pike away but he was hacked down from behind for a penalty which he then took, calmly slotting home. Shrimpton sprinted clear and a good delivery saw S Pike’s shot come off the bar before Graham reacted quickest to tuck away the rebound. Stokoe’s long ball found Lewis, who beat three players before being cut down in the box for a second penalty which the same player then blasted straight at the keeper for an easy save.

The second half saw Lightwing and Stonehouse bringing the ball out with a lot more composure.

An excellent run by B Pike resulted in a corner which he swung in, Clarkson met the ball first and his strike gave the keeper no chance.

Whitehead picked out S Pike, who hit a drive from range which took a deflection to leave the keeper rooted to the spot.

At 5-0 it was chance after chance. Another superb delivery from the corner found Lewis with his back to goal and after a little bit of keepy uppy he turned and volleyed brilliantly to score. Fishburn gave away a penalty, Jinks made a fabulous save before the striker tapped in the rebound unopposed. The next goal was down to Clarkson who tricked his way into the box before being tripped for another penalty. After some debate, Lightwing scored his first ever goal in junior football – and he struck a fabulous shot to break his duck.

The final goal saw some slick passing between Beaver, Hewison and Lightwing before Clarkson waltzed through the home defence to slide the ball under the onrushing keeper.

Man of the match: Harry Lightwing – excellent defensive display and looked good as a striker.

Goldsborough U16s 1 Fishburn Park U16s 8