Goole AFC 2-4 Eccleshill United
The Eagles fought from behind after a poor start to secure a fantastic away victory against Goole.
Despite a disastrous start from the Eagles, conceding in the first minute of the game, Sean Regan's men fought from behind to earn an impressive victory after a convincing and dominant performance.
The return of Antony Brown, making his first start of the season proved to be too much for Goole's back four as he found the back of the net twice, whilst also setting up Ben Grech for his first goal of the season.
The hosts had an impressive start to the game with the first attack, immediately getting the ball out wide before whipping in a dangerous cross which was met by a glancing header that guided the ball into the back of the net to grant Goole a perfect start.
Thankfully for the Eagles, the squad quickly started to gain a foothold into the game and a brilliant interception by Carlton Pownall kickstarted a fantastic counter-attack. The left-back used his pace to drive into the opponents half, finding Khurram Shazad who immediately played the ball into Brown's feet.
The striker immediately held up the ball and spun his marker before dispatching a fantastic strike into the top corner to level the scoring. Only a few moments later Brown was in the heart of the action again when he was fouled in the box, with Eccleshill being awarded a penalty which the striker calmly fired into the back of the net.
As the game continued Eccleshill managed to stay in control of the game, with Shazad and Jake Thompson working hard down the wings whilst the Eagles continued to find answers through central balls to Brown, which is how the squad's third goal came about. A direct ball to the striker saw him play an excellent through ball to Grech who sprung the offside trap and calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net for his first goal for the club.
Goole came out for the second half in a similar fashion to the way the game started, looking the brighter of the two sides, causing tests for the Eagles back four. A ball out wide saw the Goole winger surprise the debuting goalkeeper, Jack Bentley with a cross-come-shot which the young shot-stopper tipped over the bar to keep Eccleshill's lead at two goals.
Despite the hosts growing into the game the squad never managed to carve out any clear-cut chances and it would be Regan's men who managed to find the back of the net again in controversial fashion. A corner was met by club captain, Sam Bradley whose header was well saved, only for Bradley's follow-up header to be granted as a goal, despite the Goole goalkeeper getting a hand to the ball, which in the end was just over the line.
Even though Eccleshill managed to score a late goal which seemingly wrapped up the game, Goole managed to finish the game on a positive, meeting a corner with a great header to score a late goal before the game ended, but it was too little too late as the Eagles picked up another impressive win.