Injury-time heartbreak as Reserves are denied

Levi Fox got Town's goal against Goole.
Levi Fox got Town's goal against Goole.

A well drilled and disciplined Town Reserves outfit took to the field against Goole United Reserves on a fine mild Saturday afternoon.

With Terry Finney being recalled in goal, a solid back four of Danny Lawton, brothers Josh and Jonny Morritt and Karl Thornton at left back gave very little away in the early exchanges.

The return of captain Barry Tye saw him soaking up any loose balls and his partnership is working really well with Joe Davis playing just in front of him.

As the half wore on Thornton and Louis Rafter worked well on the left giving support to a tireless Liam Banks who himself worked hard both in attack and defence.

Eric Gardham again was having a great game and made his presence felt never shirking any tackle or header all game.

The half ended with a gritty Town shading it at the break.

Again, Town were quickly out of the traps in the second half taking the game to Goole and their togetherness and spirit came across with every player doing their job.

Twenty minutes into the second half the breakthrough came with the ball played into Goole’s box and Jonny Morritt out jumped their defence, the ball fell to Levi Fox and, like the livewire he is, he pounced to poke the ball home at the near post giving Town the lead.

Changes were made, with Town bringing on Dale Barkworth for Rafter and Fraser Owen for Davis, with each showing their worth in a squad and all working hard to keep their shirt.

Goole came into it more as legs became weary and, as Town were looking to see the game out and take the three points, Goole gained a corner.

As the delivery fell into the six-yard box, a Goole player reacted quickest, prodding the ball home from close range in the 92nd minute.

A disappointed Town left the field but massive positives were taken from the game and as they look forward to a home tie against Hessle United in the East Riding Intermediate Cup on Saturday, the feeling is a positive one as they look to build on good recent performances.