Coachman hit eight to end Measure’s fine run

Coachman FC's Lewis Bean and Full Measure FC's Ross Gray
Coachman FC's Lewis Bean and Full Measure FC's Ross Gray

Full Measure’s unbeaten record was left in tatters as they were on the wrong end of a shock 8-2 scoreline at Coachman.

They had won six and drawn one of their first matches in Driffield League Division, but the Bridlington side turned the form book upside down at Matson Road.

Coachman FC's Harry Ahluwalia v Full Measure FC

Coachman FC's Harry Ahluwalia v Full Measure FC

The home side started with the strong wind against them and straight from the kick off, midfielder Lewis Bean picked the ball up outside the Full Measure 18-yard box turned and beat his man before hitting a shot that dipped and swerved past the keeper.

Full Measure were not affected by the goal and started passing the ball around and played some clever through balls but were denied by debut keeper Andrew Waite, who was quick off his line to clear any danger.

As the half went on Coachman produced attack after attack until finally Connor Varley scored his first goal for the team.

Full Measure stepped up a gear and managed to pull a goal back through Ross Gray before half-time.

Coachman FC v Full Measure FC

Coachman FC v Full Measure FC

The second half saw Coachman have the wind behind them and within minutes Varley scored his second goal with a lovely placed shot.

Full Measure came back and Gray managed to lob the giant Waite with a wind assisted shot for his second.

Coachman had only won once all season and feared a Full Measure comeback but Kane Robinson ruined the Driffield side’s hopes and chipped in with a brace of goals to stretch the lead to 5-2.

From then on, it became a very-one sided game and Varley added two more to his tally to make it 7-2. Coachman didn’t relax and brought leading scorer Lewis Valentine on and within minutes he netted his seventh of the campaign to complete the scoring.

Foresters Athletic v Foresters Athletic 2nds

Foresters Athletic v Foresters Athletic 2nds

Also in Division One, rock bottom Nafferton United were beaten 6-0 at home by Bridlington Snooker Centre.

Bridlington Rovers raced into an early lead against Bridlington Excelsior in the Premier Division as Trev Tindall ran clear and fired in from the edge of the box.

Excelsior reacted well to going a goal behind, taking control of the game in midfield, flying into tackles and splitting the home defence to release George Walker who showed pace and power to level the game up.

They quickly went ahead as they piled forward this time and Danny Baker took advantage of a great ball through the middle to finish well.

Foresters Athletic's Mark Bolton v Foresters Athletic 2nds

Foresters Athletic's Mark Bolton v Foresters Athletic 2nds

Rovers were all over the place and their defence contributed to Excel’s third. Tom Broadbent headed back to his keeper but Baker read it and nipped in to control and round the keeper.

Walker made it four and the game looked to be over.

Rovers gave themselves a lifeline just before the break, Broadbent making up for his error lofting in a free-kick that deceived everyone and ended up in the net.

Rovers came out in the second half looking to make up for their sloppy first 45 minutes and swarmed forward, creating a couple of chances.

Ben Marshall smashed against the bar and the keeper reacted well to keep the ball out Tindall’s follow up.

But his poor kick out went straight to Joe Baker who volleyed the ball to make in.

Excelsiors forced a corner but John Booth made a fantastic save as the ball came through a packed box.

Then, late on Ben Marshall had the last say as he individually took on the Excelsior defence, rounded the keeper and rolled the ball in to claim a valuable point for his team.

The battle of the two Forester Athletic teams saw a single goal settle matters. Luke Stockdale netted the winner for the first team from the penalty spot.

Flamborough 1sts staged a fantastic recovery to overturn a 3-0 deficit and claim the points against Stirling Wanderers.

Stirling started in amazing fashion, playing fast flowing attacking football. Even at 3-0 up, midfielders Jonny Parry, Connor Ashby, Niall McKiniry and Corie Walker continued to make chances for Chris Roberts and Liam Watson.

Eventually, complacency crept in and mistakes were made which led to chances being gifted to Flamborough, who were awarded two penalties, netting the follow up from the second.

As the poor pitch started to tear up Stirling started making mistakes which eventually saw Flamborough score more goals to win the match 4-3.