New signings play a crucial role for Coachman

Coachman 4 Flamborough 2nds 2
Coachman 4 Flamborough 2nds 2

Coachman made it four wins in a row after beating Flamborough 2nds 4-2 in the quarter finals of the Bryan Pannhausen Trophy.

With confidence high, they welcomed new signings Dale Nelthorpe and Ben I’Anson into their starting line-up, replacing captain Alex Cobden and the injured Kane Robinson.

Coachman showed some promising signs of attacking football early on and following sustained pressure, Lewis Bean supplied a killer ball in from a corner and Billy Simpson rose above the Flamborough defence to head home the opening goal of a very entertaining game.

Their second goal came after a few misplaced passes ended with the ball falling to Liam Boucher who lashed the ball into the back of the net from 25 yards out.

Flamborough continued to battle hard in a game which was heavily dominated by Coachman and were duly rewarded with their first of the game in the 31st minute after some good passing and clever play.

Three minutes after the break, Simpson netted his second of the afternoon, and his fourth in two games for Coachman.

Bean went close on a few occasions but the Flamborough midfield and defence were contaning Coachman and were once again put themselves back in the game with a fighting chance of at least a point when a clean cut strike from distance, ricocheted off keeper Andrew Waites and hit the top corner of the net, only for it bounce back out, leaving everyone bewildered as to a goal or not.

The honesty of Waites made the referee’s decision a simple one and the goal was given.

Soon afterwards, some lovely link up play and one-touch football from Coachman saw them tear through the Flamborough defence and after a late last-ditch tackle in the box, Nelthorpe took the penalty and he easily slotted home from the spot into the bottom left-hand corner.

Some solid play of football from Newby, Armstrong and Shaw at the back prevented Flamborough from scoring any more goals.

But praise must also go to Flamborough who dug in well and saw out the rest of the game despite relentless pressure from the rest of the Coachman team.

Joining Coachman and Crown in the semi-finals of the competition are lDivision One leaders Driffield Star who battled past Bridlington Sports Club Reserves 3-1, with goals from Mike Dee and a double from Shaun Tate.

Full Measure make up the last four line-up after a 7-3 win over struggling Nafferton United.

Strikes by Tom Woodward, Alex Carter (2), Eli Preston (2), Jordan Cattle and an own goal made up Measure’s tally.