East Riding County League Division Four
Newland Young Boys4
Market Weighton United Reserves1
Market Weighton Reserves travelled into Hull to take on new team Newland Young Boys and were met by a very eager young team that has been together for a few seasons, playing in the Hull amateur league.
Weighton were lucky to keep them at bay early on, with a combination of great saves from stand-in keeper Luke Cox, who had an excellent game, and Newland putting shots wide or high. Weighton struggled to get into the game, being outstrengthened and outpaced.
But, half way through the first half, Weighton went route one, with a long ball from the back landing between two Newland defenders for Graham Owens to get on to and blast it past their stranded keeper.
Weighton’s lead was shortlived when Newlands pushed from the right and found Weighton off guard and put things level. This lifted the home side and, just before the half time whistle, they took the lead, leaving Weighton with a problem.
The second half started the same as the first, with Newlands pushing Weighton back all the time, and paid off for them when they scored a further two goals to make the score 4–1.
Weighton looked tired and not focused in this game and need to work on their desire and the want to win. They entertain Cottingham Forest AFC next week and hope to get things back on track. Thanks go to Fishers Accountants of Market Weighton for this week’s sponsorship and man of the match went to Richard Strudwick for his individual strong effort and determination.