Lockwood claims hat trick as ‘Foss hit Fulford for 8
Wilberfoss AFC 8-0 Fulford United
Yew Tree Associate sponsored Wilberfoss AFC maintained their 4 point gap at the top of Division Two after a convincing display where Andrew Palfreymans men put 8 past Fulford who sit in one of the leagues relegation spots with only Hamilton Panthers preventing them from being rooted to the bottom.
With late withdrawals Palfreyman welcomed Mark Jones & Matthew Wain back into his starting 11. ‘Foss started the game slowly with the first chances falling to the away side. The usual free flowing football shown by the home side was affected by a wet and boggy playing surface. ‘Foss did however take the leader on 15 minutes when Liam Booth got his first goal in a ‘Foss when he tapped home a deep cross from Mark Willoughby. It was soon 2-0 when Oliver Newby was played in down the left before cutting inside to curl the ball home from the edge of the box.
(Pictured: Oliver Newby (far left) curls the ball home to give 'Foss a 2-0 lead)
On the half hour make it was 3-0 when another teasing cross from Willoughby was prodded home by Jack Lockwood. With ‘Foss now in complete control a clever back heel from ‘Foss skipper Newby released the on rushing Matty Wain who fired home for 20 yards. On the stroke of half time the East Yorkshiremen put the game to bed when Lockwood added to his tally making it 5-0.
The second half saw ‘Foss soon take control of the game again and it was 6-0 when Lockwood completed is first hat trick of his career with a superb header after great work down the left had side from Matty Wain. This goal saw manager Palfreyman make tactical changes as he brought off the influential Willoughby and captain Newby who were replaced by Ian Cappleman and Alex McCallum as he rested players ahead on next weeks clash with local rivals Stamford Bridge.. It was McCallum who had the biggest impact scoring with almost his first touch of the game as he wrong footed the Fulford goalkeeper to curl the ball into the bottom right hand corner. But he saved the best for last as he speculatively let fly from 25 yards which saw his dipping drive find the top right hand corner of the net.
After the game Palfreyman spoke “It wasn’t a classic, the pitch made sure of that but we got the result and importantly a few goals to help our goal difference. I was pleased to see Boothy get his first goal for the club and Jack (Lockwood) finally showed his form of last season with a perfect hat trick. We now move forward into next weeks match with Stamford Bridge which could prove to be a massive game for us.”
MOM: Mark Jones – worked tirelessly in centre midfield, breaking up play and start many a Wilberfoss attack.