Hall’s goal gives Vikings their first silverware

Flamborough Vikings U9s
Flamborough Vikings U9s

Flamborough Vikings U9s entered the new Scarborough Athletic Seagull Tournament to experience playing on 3G pitches.

On a very windy day, the 28 eight teams involved were a mix from the Scarborough Minor League and Hull Boys Sunday League, providing some unknown teams to play against.

Flamborough’s first game started well against Whitby Fisherman with a lot of possession. The short games made taking chances a key part of trying to get the points needed to progress in a difficult league.

Good work however from the Flamborough players brought a few more chances and finally with a low hard drive across goal Martin found the corner to give Flamborough the points.

The second game against Burlington Jackdaws was a close battle again with both sides going all out for the points but again Flamborough failed to make the most of the windy conditions.

As the game looked likely to become a draw ,some poor making from Flamborough allowed a Jackdaws player to shoot from the edge of the box and Hall in the Flamborough goal stood little chance.

The third game left Flamborough needing a win over Sproatley to progress to the semi-final stage but again poor marking allowed Sproatley to take an early advantage.

Holmes, Tolsen and Banks worked hard to regain control of the game for Flamborough but Sproatley had a good spell which Flamborough struggled to cope with and they went two up.

The second half saw Flamborough Thompson, Tighe and Hall combine to get a goal back. The last few minutes saw Flamborough try hard to get the equaliser but it never came.

This left the Vikings in third place in the league, meaning they went through to the Plate semi-finals where they met Scholes Park.

With Flamborough playing better football Scholes Park hardly got into the match, but despite their dominance it took Flamborough a long time to score the only goal of the match when Killick popped up in the box to score.

This took Flamborough to the final against Driffield Warriors who had beaten Flamborough in a final last year.

Driffield started well and played the better football and soon took the lead with a well-taken goal.

This lifted Flamborough and solid defending and battling saw the Vikings gain control of the game which led to the equalising goal from Thompson, following good work on the wing from Martin.

Flamborough dominated the last few minutes of the final and when Thompson put a pass in front of Hall, he side footed in to the corner of the goal, providing Flamborough with their first cup final win.