Pock Under-12s do the double

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Dringhouses..........................1

Pocklington Predators..........3

Wheelies Cycles sponsored Pocklington Predators have been victorious in their first of two Cup finals - The League Cup.

Not only were they triumphant, but the manner of their victory demonstrated a level of ability, commitment and togetherness that lifts them above any other club in the York Mitchell Soccer League.

The management team of Joe Cooney and Rob Jones, whilst quiet and unassuming have built a squad of players as tight-knit as you could hope to see, and one where there are no individualistic desires; just a commitment to a common goal.

The goal on Tuesday was clear - to win the Cup for the squad, including George Pilkington who missed the final following a serious ankle injury sustained in the penultimate league game of the season which ruled him out of both finals.

The Predators battling finalists were Dringhouses who demonstrated the antithesis of Pocklington’s strategy, matching Town’s desire to play football on the deck with an aerial bombardment which surely must have left leather ball imprints on the central defensive pairing of Eric Hogan and Liam Neal’s foreheads. Whilst the pitch was in pristine condition and flat, the relative narrowness tempted Dringhouses into an early assault and the Predators’ keeper Sam Flinton took early command in his area.

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