BOYS LEAGUE: Edenthorpe 7 Tickhill 1

Edenthorpe's James Mattocks has a shot at goal.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Edenthorpe's James Mattocks has a shot at goal. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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Edenthorpe overcame a slow start to the game to register a stunning 7-1 win over Tickhill in the U14 Premier Division.

The win brought Edenthorpe level on points with third-placed Moorends Hornets & Stingers, although they do have three games in hand.

James Mattocks (left) and Liam Jackson clash in midfield under the watchful eye of the referee.

James Mattocks (left) and Liam Jackson clash in midfield under the watchful eye of the referee.

Tickhill remain sixth in the Premier Division standings.

The game suffered a slow start, with both cautious teams looking uncomfortable during the opening exchanges.

Slowly, Edenthorpe began to dominate proceedings but they were guilty of not taking their chances, with Tickhill’s goalkeeper pulling off a series of impressive saves to keep the home side’s strikers at bay.

But, midway through the first half, he was finally beaten when Edenthorpe broke the deadlock, Josh Paskell netting with a cool side-foot finish into the back of the Tickhill net.

Edenthorpe U14.  Back l/r Sam Drury, Blake Blythe, Conall Day, Harry Marsh, Josh Paskell, Reece Calladine and Luke Black.  Front l/r Cameron Robertson, Josh Broughton, Thomas Summerill, Declan Brant, James Mattocks, Kieran Larder and Ben Unsworth.   Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Edenthorpe U14. Back l/r Sam Drury, Blake Blythe, Conall Day, Harry Marsh, Josh Paskell, Reece Calladine and Luke Black. Front l/r Cameron Robertson, Josh Broughton, Thomas Summerill, Declan Brant, James Mattocks, Kieran Larder and Ben Unsworth. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

The visitors pushed forward in search of an equaliser, and it came with virtually the last kick of the first half.

Striker David Fairweather broke through the defence, and slotted home calmly past Edenthorpe goalkeeper Harry Marsh.

The second half began with both teams pushing for a decisive next goal, and Edenthorpe again missed several good chances to take the lead.

Their failure to convert nearly cost them, as Edenthorpe ‘keeper Marsh was forced to make a stunning right-handed save to keep the sides level.

That save proved to be a turning point, as soon after Edenthorpe turned defence into attack and took a deserved lead, when Kieran Larder made it 2-1 with another calm finish into the bottom corner.

From this point, there was only going to be one winner and Larder completed his second half hat-trick as Edenthorpe ran out comfortable winners.

James Mattocks bagged a double, and the scoring was rounded off by an unfortunate own goal as Edenthorpe finished the game as 7-1 winners.

This weekend, Tickhill can do their victors a favour when they face Moorends.