Pocklington Town............... 3
Sinks-taps.com sponsored Pocklington played host to Fulford this week in their last home game of the season.
Pocklington lined up with Lewis Gilmore in goal and Elliot Driver, Tom Alston, Ryan McCann, Charlie Buckle at the back
Harry Cooper, Will Jackson, Will Snook and Jamie Walker were in midfield.
Jack Creaser and Josh Broadbent were up front.
Tom Snowball, Kai Birch and Will Ella started as subs.
Pocklington got the game underway, signalling their intent early as they pushed forward down the left.
Buckle was pushing up from left back to support Jackson and Cooper who picked out Broadbent, his ball across goal saved by the keeper.
Pocklington continued to force the early pace of the game as Snook played in Creaser, his ball through met by Broadbent, whose shot was saved by an outstretched keeper on the line.
Fulford struggled to clear the ball properly. the keeper’s kick being picked up by Jackson in midfield who cleverly switched the ball across field to Cooper.
Cooper ran on confidently before calmly picking his shot low into the bottom corner to put Pocklington 1-0 in front.
Fulford responded well but were being limited by Pocklington to playing long balls from the back as Pocklington dominated midfield.
Alston and McCann were dominant as centre backs, winning challenges and headers repeatedly to stem Fulford’s long ball attacks.
Driver confident at right back started to push forward with some good overlapping play and linking well with Walker ahead of him and winning a free kick.
Buckle stepped up to swing the ball in with Creaser winning a corner.
Fulford cleared the danger but Jackson, Snook and Creaser were quickly linking up well again to force another corner, Walker finding Creaser, whos eshot went agonisingly close across the face of goal before going out for a goal kick.
Pocklington were dominating the play but struggling to breakdown Fulford as they seemed content to sit deep with nine players behind the ball.
Pocklington made substitutions on 20 minutes.
Jackson and Buckle linked up well to find Birch who made his presence show quickly as he flicked the ball past the advancing keeper to make it 2-0 minutes before half time.
Pocklington started the second half in the same vein as they had finished the first as Ella placed a nice ball over the advancing defender to find Creaser, his effort going agonisingly wide as the keeper got a touch on it to steer it wide of the goal.
Pocklington continued to dominate with Jackson, Snook and Birch all going agonisingly wide before Cooper linked up well with Creaser, created an opening for himself,.
But his shot was cleared off the line by the defender.
Gilmore, who had been a spectator for most of the game, was alert and out quickly to clear as Fulford made a very rare venture forward.
Pocklington responded quickly as Walker found space along the right, his ball in met by Ella who shot wide.
Snook seized the goal kick before picking out Snowball, whose long range shot went inches over the bar.
Pocklington almost camped inside the Fulford half as they struggled to clear effectively.
Birch seized a clearance before shooting into the far corner of the net to put Pocklington 3-0 in front.
This had been a tough test for the boys against a team that had clearly set out their stall to prevent Pocklington from scoring.
The boys had continued to plug away getting the vital three points required to keep them in the title chase.
Coaches picked out Driver and Alston as men of the match for superb performances at the back,