‘Foss book Semi Final place
Wilberfoss AFC 4-1 Cawood FC
Yew Tree Associate sponsored Wilberfoss AFC progressed into the Semi Final’s of the League Cup on Saturday after a convincing win over lower league opposition. ‘Foss welcomed Cawood FC to the Storking Lane Ground and controlled the game from the off. Early chances fell to Newby and Booth who both found the away side goalkeeper in fine form early on.
As the half progressed further chances fell to both sides however it was the home side who took the lead. Liam Booth broke down the left hand side before cutting inside and firing into the bottom right hand corner with aid of a deflection. Wetherall in the ‘Foss goal had to be alert making two smart saves as the away side looked to reply before half time.
(Pictured: Tom Matthews (far left) curls in a dangerous corner)
Into the second half the higher division quality started to show as King and Matthews in the centre of midfield controlled the games however it was Cawood who had the chance to draw level, after Houlder brought down a Cawood striker. Fortunately for ‘Foss Wetherell guessed right in the ‘Foss goal making a great save to deny the spot kick. ‘Foss extended their lead moments later through Simon Houlder who broke free down the left before smashing home left footed. Houlder then turned provider as he found himself unmarked at the far post before unselfishly squaring for the onrushing Oliver Newby to tap home and give the hosts a comfortable lead.
Cawood responded immediately when their left back picked up the ball in his own half before going on a marauding run unchallenged into the ‘Foss penalty box before finishing smartly to give the away side hope. The game however was put to bed on 85 minutes when an inch perfect cross from Tom Matthews found Newby unmarked in the box and with time to control the ball and set himself finished into the bottom left hand corner to send the East Yorkshiremen into the Semi Finals.
After the game manager Palfreyman commented “I’m pleased to progress, with the squad we had and the players missing I thought we performed well. If they score their penalty, that brings the game level however credit to Tony, (Wetherell) he’s made a great save and that’s probably won us the game”
MOM: Tony Wetherell – made some superb saves including a brilliant penalty spot.