Veterans end the season on a high after just one defeat

York Corinthians..............1

Pocklington Veterans......2

This final game of the season against Corinthians turned out to be one of Pocklington’s hardest.

Due to injuries and unavailability of players, Pocklington were travelling with a bare eleven players.

Pocklington started the brighter and took the lead ten minutes into the game, when Roy Thomas made a good run into the penalty area and slotted the ball into the net.

Pocklington were indebted to keeper Kev Pickering for maintaining their lead when he made a point blank reflex save at the near post. From the resulting corner, Pock didn’t clear the ball and the shot from the Corinthian forward was goalbound until the ball struck the arm of a defender. From the resulting penalty, Kev Pickering did well as he parried the ball back into play, luckily the inrushing forward rushed his shot and the ball went wide.

Twenty five minutes into the game Pocklington were more fortunate when they increased their lead through a well-struck shot from Bally, his shot hit the far post before creeping into the net.

Pocklington had the better of the first half but it was Corinthians who had the better of the second half.

They scored their goal 15 minutes into the second half to be rewarded for their pressure and it required hard work and stubborn defending from all the Pocklington players to hold on to their lead.

This win rounded off another brilliant season for the Veterans; they have only been beaten once, that was in their first game back in September.