Hat-trick hero Matty Borrie starred for Heslerton under-16s in a fine display of football from the young village team in their 6-2 home win against Whitby-based visitors Fishburn Park.
Borrie’s team started strongly with Ryan Collings and Stephen Edwards causing problems for the Fishburn squad.
Borrie, who was also man of the match, scored as the pressure mounted and it wasn’t long before Josh Brown added a second goal, tucking it neatly into the bottom corner of the Fishburn goal.
Aidan Smith commanded the Heslerton defence well during the first half, however he witnessed the mix-up in Heslerton communication and saw his goalkeeper brother Lewis Smith foiled as he shouted for his ball which unfortunately saw Fishburn score.
Ross Leckenby made it 3-1 with a superb free-kick from 22 yards which complimented his excellent display of football.
The second half saw Fishburn, who were unbeaten before this game mount an attack, however the secure defence of Aidan Horton, Ross Leckenby, Conor Buckle and an impressive Joe Simpson committing 100 per cent to their team effort.
Borrie was on fire again and soon fired in his second goal.
Jack Hall and captain Tom Peel worked hard in the centre of the pitch but a lucky Fishburn deflection had keeper Lewis Smith changing direction, and he was unlucky not to get his hand to it as it slipped into the net.
The fifth goal saw Edwards finally reap rewards for his hard work during the game with a neat tap-in to make it 5-2.
Borrie sealed his hat-trick and the game after being awarded a penalty which he sweetly placed in the bottom right corner leaving the final score at 6-2
This was the first time Phil Horton’s Heslerton squad had beaten this Fishburn team in eight years of minor league football and they did so in emphatic fashion.
Heslerton under-15s also had freezing conditions with a heavy pitch which made their League Cup match against Kirkbymoorside a tough prospect, as they lost 10-3.
Coach Nick Booker said: “My team need to prepare to be challenged and not give up the fight, yet be accountable as a team for mistakes and move on with a positive attitude for their next game.”
The Heslerton scorers were Jack Sawdon and man of the match Matty Pickard, who fired in two.
The Heslerton under-nines team put in a fantastic performance at home to an impressive Goldsborough outfit, only to see the points snatched cruelly from their grasp by two late strikes as they fell to a 2-1 defeat.
Having started the brighter the home side took a deserved lead through man of the match Charlie Thompson, whose long-range volley crashed into the net past a stranded goalkeeper.
Heslerton had chances to extend their lead with the strikeforce of Tom Allen and Brad Spiller combining to cause the away side problems.
However, Goldsborough soon showed their class with their strong interplay forcing a number of corners.
Eventually the pressure told and a goalmouth scramble led to the ball being bundled into the net.
As the game headed for an inevitable draw a long throw-in was poked past Sam Owen in the hosts’ goal to steal the points with seconds remaining.
Heslerton under-10s played out a back-to-back game with Burlington to try and recover some of the games that have been postponed due to poor weather conditions.
However a heavy pitch made it hard work for the Heslerton squad who lost 3-1 with a goal from Tom Stockdale.
Another defeat followed with a score of 3-0.
Heslerton under-12s were full of confidence, after their win the previous weekend, and were impressive to watch at home to third-placed FC Seamer.
However a strong quick passing Seamer team had opened up a three-goal lead by half-time.
Harry Teasdale was delighted to score his first goal for his club and his team-mates to give the home side a boost.
Then an impressive Aiden Taylor scored straight from a corner to boost the score and instil further confidence in the Heslerton squad, setting up a stirring finale.
Zak Hutchinson was voted player of the match for his solid defensive work for the hosts, however Seamer managed another goal, making the final score 4-2.
Heslerton under-eights struggled on a cold and windy day at home to Burlington Jackdaws, the strong Brid team proving too much for the villagers.
However, the Heslerton team are renowned for a determined attitude to battle and tackle with coaches Lee Welburn and Mark Blades encouraging and supporting their young squad.
All the players were brave in these awful freezing weather conditions and they showed true team spirit in supporting their own teammates during this tough match.
Man of the match went to Hayden Williamson, who is known as the Heslerton engine room as he never stops running during matches.
Heslerton currently have five players aged five and six and hoping to introduce a under-sevens team in September 2013.
Players can attend our training sessions when they are five years old and can play league football with us from August 31 of their sixth birthday.
Anyone wanting more information about signing for the under-sevens should call Ali on 07779721195 for further details.