Fogg secures derby cup win

The Old Malton St Mary's first-team line up

The Old Malton St Mary's first-team line up

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MALTON & Norton played well despite losing 2-1 at neighbours Old Malton St Mary’s in the York Senior Cup quarter-final.

Young M&N striker Ryan Rivis was replaced by Mark Taylor, with the latter given his first start of the season.

The visitors were also missing left-back Scott Parkes who was replaced by Chris Hodgson Jnr, Old Malton were without influential skipper Rich Dunning and Dean Nuttall.

On 10 minutes M&N skipper Kev Oxendale was adjudged to have hauled down the dangerous Jon Newton inside the area.

Scott Preston had the responsibility of taking the kick but Andy Slaughter was up to the challenge as he saved low to the left to keep the scores level.

This was Preston’s first failure from the spot in two years and Slaughter’s third penalty save of the season.

This did not deter Old Malton who finally broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark when right-back Steve Twamley’s attempted back-pass was cut out by Newton who was returning to the pitch after tying his laces, Newton then squared the ball to Daman Cox who slotted the ball past Slaughter.

The hosts had chance to double their lead five minutes later when Preston was released but his lofted shot fell the wrong side of the M&N goal.

As half-time approached underdogs M&N started to find their feet and settle without really testing Robbie Thackray in the Old Malton net.

The second half started in scrappy fashion with M&N being more than a match for their rivals but again it was the home side who had the first chance as some quick build-up play from Newton, Fogg and Baker saw the latter break into the box but his effort was fired straight at Slaughter.

As the half progressed M&N started to push on and on the 65-minute mark they were on level terms as the pacy Marcus Godsell was released by Simon Reeves after a failure to clear his lines by Liam Preston.

Godsell calmly took the ball round the oncoming Thackray but his shot was tipped wide by the diving Simon Cooke, Cooke receiving his marching orders for the offence leaving the impressive Chris Hodgson to fire the ball home giving Thackray no chance to level the game up at one goal apiece.

Changes were made by both sides as Luke Dawson replaced Taylor for M&N and player- manager Darren Dunning replacing Callum Scott for Old Malton.

With the game entering the final period and the game in the balance M&N were soaking up all Old Malton’s pressure as centre- half Connor Shipley saved the day on more than one occasion with superb last-ditch tackles.

Just as the game looked set to need an extra half-hour to separate the sides with 10 minutes remaining a ball whipped in from the left hand side saw Fogg rise highest to nod the ball into the net over the head of Slaughter to all but seal the current holders passage through to the semi-finals.

To their credit M&N never gave up and had a golden chance to level once again when Kingsley Daffern found himself with half a yard in the home side’s box but his extra touch gave Jack Riley the chance to get a block in.

The last minute saw Old Malton break away with Scott Preston’s squared ball found Newton who somehow managed to miss when it looked easier to score.

The game ended with M&N showing that they are more than capable of competing with sides from the top division with Hodgson taking the man-of-the- match award for an impressive display at left-back, but the whole of the team can be proud at pushing current treble winners Old Malton all the way.

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