Whitby Fishermen and Goldsborough United played out a thoroughly enjoyable game to open the Scarborough and District Minor League finals weekend.
Whitby were hoping to add the cup to their successful league winning campaign but Goldsborough were not going to be a pushover.
The game was played in pouring rain but this did not dampen the spirits of either team. Both teams stated their intent with early long-range efforts narrowly missing the target.
The first half was largely even, both teams creating half chances but it was Goldsborough who finished marginally on top, bringing a fine save from the Whitby keeper with a ferocious shot.
Goldsborough were looking more likely to get the opening goal.
Whitby responded better after the break and applied early pressure on the Goldsborough defence but were finding it difficult to create clear cut chances against resolute defence.
Whitby did finally manage a break through halfway through the second half when Koby Boocock latched on to a long pass, narrowly beat the offside trap and surged forward, planting the ball confidently past the keeper, giving him no chance.
Goldsborough tried hard to get back on terms but it wasn’t to be but as there was very little between the teams they were entitled to feel their luck just wasn’t in.
Whitby will be pleased to achieve a league and cup double in an unbeaten season.
Whitby Fishermen’s U11 1 Goldsborough U11’s 0