Beaten 36 times in two weeks but keeper vows to carry on

BEATEN AGAIN: North Frodingham add another of their goals past Tony Usher in their 23-3 win over Bull and Sun.
BEATEN AGAIN: North Frodingham add another of their goals past Tony Usher in their 23-3 win over Bull and Sun.

The goalkeeper who has conceded a goal every five minutes in his first two games has said he and his team-mates will battle on.

Bull and Sun were formed in the summer but have lost their opening games in Driffield League Division One 13-1 and 23-3.

That means they have let in 36 goals in their opening 180 minutes of competitive football, but they are sticking together, despite being bottom of the league table with a goal difference of -32.

Between the sticks for both games was teenage keeper Tony Usher, who is now waiting to hear if he will keep his place for the next game.

The 16-year-old student said: “Once it gets into double figures, it starts to feel a bit disheartening.

“However, our team spirit is very high and we never know the game is over until the final whistle goes .

“Once the whistle has gone we usually have no energy left.

“Our aim is just to enjoy playing and then try and win some games and then step up against the bigger teams.”

He admits life gets difficult when he has to tell friends Bull and Sun’s latest result, especially as it causes a bit of confusion because he also plays rugby league for Beverley Braves.

“They keep thinking that I was on about a rugby score when I said it was 23-3 and when I told them all it was a football score they all just filled up with laughter.”

The opening game of the season saw Forester Athletic 2nds stick 13 past Usher and North Frodingham had him picking the ball out of the net 23 times last weekend.

This weekend they face Bay Horse Kilham, who lost their only game so far 8-4.

So will Usher keep the gloves?

“I’m not sure yet but we might have a change around next game and see If it works,” he added.