Soba-ing affair to end club’s season

Whitby RFC finished the Scarborough and District League season on a very windy Oliver’s Mount facing division three champions Soba.

The Scarborough side adapted to the wind better out the two sides and used the wind to their advantage to open the scoring.

A long-range shot from 20 yards picked up pace with the wind and blew into the top corner.

The second arrived with with neat football down the left hand side with a one-two playing the striker in for a low shot under keeper Gale.

With the wind blowing balls out of play and goal kicks only just clearing the 18 yard boxes, the game was stop start.

Whitby RFC improved in the second half with the wind to their advantage.

After wasting a couple of chances, Soba broke and made the game safe for 3-0. Gale did well to save a one on one but the ball fell to the feet of a striker to poke home.

Soba went on hunt for more but Gale made another two or three great saves to deny them.

Mikey Kilpatrick eventually pulled a goal back, running through and hammering a shot low and hard into corner of net.

Soba completed the scoring near the end when another Gale save came out to a Soba striker to poke home.

RFC boss Ste Mothersdale said: “It was a shame we lost our unbeaten run but take nothing away from Soba, they deserve to win this league as they are the best team I’ve seen in this division and the only team that caused us problems since I took over.

“Congratulations to them, we look forward to what is hopefully gooing to be a strong challenge next year.”

Man of the match: Kilpatrick - impressive on the left wing

Soba 4 Whitby RFC 1