Park sweep aside West Pier to extend lead

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FISHBURN Park under 13s extended their lead at the top-of-the-table with a comfortable win over a poor West Pier side.

The opening 10 minutes produced sloppy football from both sides but the hosts got the first goal after Taylor Humble’s slide tackle nudged the ball into the path of Chester Adamkski.

He went on a 40-yard run before finding an unmarked Liam Clarkson on the edge of the box and he drilled the ball home totally unchallenged.

Nathan Storr and Jack Idle had plenty of ball out on the flanks and were using it to good effect.

Fishburn got their second after a good header upfield by Luke Stokoe bounced nicely for Clarkson, whose shot could only be parried into the path of the following up Jordan Sneap who cleverly wrongfooted the keeper.

Sneap, who has played around 25 games for Fishburn after his move from Goldsborough, has a better than a goal a game return for the club.

Shortly after the goal, the home side switched off and a good strike from the away striker left Spencer Hewison no chance in goal.

This seemed to kick-start the home team and on the stroke of half-time, the two goal cushion was re-instated. Harry Lightwing and Sam Pike passed the ball down the middle of the park before Clarkson got his second with an inch perfect chip from 20 yards.

The second half saw the introduction of Charles Brown in goal, Will Cork-Dove and Harry Purves.

The two substitutes made an impact immediately. Tom Shrimpton stole the ball from his opposite winger before Cork-Dove’s sublime ball to Purves allowed him time and space to score an excellent goal inside 60 seconds.

The rest of the half was played at a canter, the home side were denied on numerous occasions by a good opposition goalkeeper.

Brown was hardly troubled but tipped one shot onto the bar and an excellent diving save to his left hand side ensured the ball was tipped around the post.

Adamski was being a real menace and as he got forward, the opposition defence were in all kinds of trouble as he used his pace to good effect.

Hewison played well at right back when he came on.

The last goal was a real team effort. A throw out from Brown to Lightwing was played down the right hand side, Shrimpton played a one-two with Clarkson and his cross field pass to Storr gave him the space to brush off the defender.

He cut the ball back to Pike whose first time shot deflected off the defender, the ball fell into the the path of Cork-Dove who placed the ball firmly into the corner of the net.

The last five minutes saw Fishburn surge forward for more goals, but they were unable to add to their tally. Shrimpton and Sneap played well along with the ever steady Lightwing but:

Man of the match: Chester Adamski - lung-busting display, always a danger to the opposition defence.

Fishburn Park U13 5 West Pier U13 1