Park U14s impress in eight-goal rout

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FISHBURN Park under 14s travelled to Heslerton on the back of a good win against local rivals Goldsborough the previous week.

Heslerton also made a good start to the season with a comfortable 5-0 win away to Holt.

During the opening 15 minutes and with the slope and wind in their favour Heslerton had a good percentage of territory but didn’t threaten the Fishburn goal.

Chester Adamski had to call on his pace to nullify his opposite number and Tom Shrimpton had to play sensibly against the huge winger on his side.

Spencer Hewison and the steady Luke Stokoe kept the centre of the park safe, snuffing out long-range shots.

The first goal of the game came on 28 minutes. Skipper Sam Pike doglegged across the pitch after collecting a throw-in before unleashing a 30 yard drive that beat the keeper at the far post.

This settled the team and within a few minutes Fishburn had scored again. Hewison picked up a stray pass and laid the ball off to Stokoe whose long-range pass looked to have gone through to the keeper. However, Bryn Kirby chased the ball and a deftly slipped the ball under the on-rushing keeper for his first goal of the season.

The third goal came after some nice inter-play between Harry Purves and Jack Idle set Pike on his way towards goal but he was cynically tripped just outside the box. Liam Clarkson lined up the free-kick which took a deflection off the wall and ended up in the net.

The second half was all Fishburn and the scoreboard continued to roll over. A quick throw-in found Pike and his volley went across the face of the goal and into the far corner. Stokoe was winning everything that was kicked out from the goalkeeper and his distribution was excellent.

Purves was holding the ball up well looking for the runners but it was Idle who set up goal number five. A neat lay-off was asking to be hit and Clarkson obliged with a crisp strike from 25 yards.

The next goal was all down to Kirby, who won the ball and laid it off to Nathan Storr who finished cleverly from just inside the box.

Shrimpton thought he’d got his first of the season but his shot was cleverly flicked off the outside of the boot by Harry Purves leaving the keeper stranded.

Heslerton came back into the game with a number of long balls over the top but Charles Brown was quick off his line. On another occasion the striker broke free and was one-on-one with Brown who charged out to narrow the angle and made an excellent left hand.

Heslerton finally scored after a cross-cum-shot looped over the top of Brown, leaving him no chance.

The final goal came after a nice cross field pass by Adamski found Pike on the right and he beat three players before cutting the ball across the box. It looked as if the defender would clear but Kirby showed real determination and he managed to bundle the ball over the line for his second goal.

On the day, the whole team played well. Charles Brown had one of his best games in a Fishburn jersey and Bryn Kirby turned in a highly- impressive performance but man of the match was Sam Pike, for his tough tackling display, topped off with two excellent goals.

Heslerton U14 1 Fishburn Park U14 8