Pocklington Town Reserves to play it again after cup final is abandoned due to serious injury

Hemingbrough 0 - 0 Pocklington Town Reserves (match abandoned after 53 minutes)

Pocklington Towns Reserves took on divisional rivals Hemingbrough in the final of the East Riding Junior Country cup at Dunnington last Tuesday (23rd). With the teams already having played each other in the league this season with one win apiece, both knew what to expect and this ensured that both sides cancelled each other out in the opening exchanges.

Dan O’Connor cut inside but could only shoot straight at the keeper on 12 minutes and with the game a midfield battle, Hemingbrough created a great chance on 26 minutes when they broke from a Pock free kick on the edge of the Hemingbrough area but their pacy No. 9 could only roll his shot across goal and past the far post for a big let off for Town.

Pock thought they had taken the lead on 38 minutes when an O’Connor free kick into the Hemingbrough area fell to Chris Saltmer but his goal bound shot was hack off the line and clear after a scramble inside the 6 yard box to ensure that the game was level at the interval.

Pock found themselves on the back foot after the restart as Hemingbrough upped their tempo. A free kick came back off the bar and in the rebound, Carl Silburn made a great save from the follow up but in the aftermath, it was apparent that Hemingbrough centre half Matty Zacharenko had picked up a serious leg injury in the tangle of bodies.

With the Referee forced to call for an ambulance on a ground with no floodlights, it was not possible to finish the game so both sides returned to their dressing rooms as the game was abandoned. The replay has been fixed for Wednesday 1st of May, at Pocklington with a 7pm kick off