Telegraph wrap up Driffield League title

Telegraph wrapped up the Driffield League title with a 3-2 win at second-placed Flamborough 2nds on Thursday evening.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 2:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 2:06 pm
Flamboroughs Dan Woodley, left, and Telegraphs Mike Tate battle it out for the ball PICTURE BY DOMINICK TAYLOR

In the end, the result was inevitable as the most consistent team in the league took both the title and the cup.

The final week of the season was littered with games being called off while those games played went to the form teams.

Thursday’s game was hampered by a lack of referee, but willing volunteers from both clubs ensured the game went ahead.

Efforts from Neil Freeman, Corie Walker and a disputed goal credited to Dom Richardson for Telegraph, was just too much for Flamborough, who netted through Dan Woodley and Sam Hanson.

Kyle Smith was named as the man of the match for Telegraph, while for Boro the manager’s man of the match was Jordan Gascoigne and the referee’s man of the match was Lewis Warters.

Tuesday saw a spirited Pocklington Town 4ths thrash Bridlington Sports 10-3.

Following a chaotic start to the season, Sports have put a squad together to complete the season and heads were still up at the end of the game.

Sam Parkinson led the way with a hat-trick, while Alex Pilkington and Matthew Reaney both fired in braces, with Darren Woodhead, Joe Higgins and Shane Westwood all scoring for a

Pocklington side who could have netted double that, had they had taken their chances.

A strong display from Andrew Edwards in the Sports goal and a few last-gasp challenges restricted the score to 10-3 to the Pocklington side.

As Martonian United couldn’t raise a side on Saturday, Telegraph consolidated their position at the top of the tree with the walkover.

Coachman earned a 9-0 victory against Bridlington Sports.

Jason Coultas scored six and veteran Trev Tindall bagged a hat-trick to complete the scoring.

In the other game Spread Eagle beat Martonian FC 7-1, with Mikey Curtis hitting a hat-trick, Rich Hill adding a brace, while Rich Gladstone and Danny Svenson also netted for Spread.

Jason Ridley (Flamborough) finished top of the goalscoring charts with 29 in the league, just one strike ahead of Billy Simpson (Martonian United).

The Driffield and District Football League are again looking for teams to compete next season.

Please contact Norman on 01377 255050 and leave a message and the league will endeavour to assist any teams or individuals wishing to set up a team.