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First Team (M) - Match centre

Eccleshill United
Grimsby Borough
A Turner (18'), L Harrop (62', 64')
Full time
A Drury (29', 69')
Sat 13 Aug 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Division 1 Attendance 40

Borough Edged at Eccleshill

The Wilderness Boys were beaten 3-2 in the first league away game of the season at Eccleshill.

Grimsby Borough made their furthest trip of the NCEL season, playing Eccleshill United in both teams 2nd game of the season. Availability continued to plague Borough with Briggs, Summers, Mitchell, Hanslip, Ashton, Farr, Green, L. Grant, G. Flint, Debnam and Fanthorpe unable to travel with the first team. Southern, B. Mitchell and Playford were drafted in from the reserves to make up the bench. Liddle and Barrett shaped up with 4-5-1 to begin the game and were forced to use players who endured 120 minutes of football only 4 days prior.

Unsurprisingly Eccleshill full of confidence from 2 wins so far the season, started the game on the front foot and it was clear their intention was a direct approach. Some good defending however meant Eccleshill were restricted to 1 or 2 half chances and restricted to corners or shots from range that never really troubled S.Drury, although he did have to tip one over.

After the initial 15 minutes had passed, Grimsby Borough started to grow into the game. Some neat play in midfield between Lobendhan and J. Flint allowed Peers to set himself on the edge of the box, his shot from 20 yards looked to be creeping in only for the keeper to get a solid hand in the way, J. Flint reacted the quickest to try and slot the rebound on the angle but 2 Eccleshill defenders responded equally as well to block it on the line.

Eccleshill had the best chance of the game on 25 when a through ball found Harrop in attack who hit both posts before the ball fell kindly into Drury's arms. Drury looked to get Boro going on the counter, but his quick throw out wide to Bradbury was carelessly lost and Eccleshill bared down on the Boro 18 yard box. Adam Turner received the through ball in what looked like an offside position, but the striker made no mistake with the finish, 1-0.

Boro responded through Adam Drury, he ventured forward from right back and his 20 yard toe poke snuck under the Eccleshill keeper Hindley to level the scores up on 35 minutes. With Cooper and Grant looking comfortable at the back, Boro’s 5 man midfield started to take control of the game, and Boro now looked the most likely to nick something before half time. Eccleshill's Marcus Edwards had a couple of efforts that were comfortable for Drury in Boro net.

The teams went in at 1-1 which was probably a fair reflection on the half.

Grimsby Borough kicked off the 2nd half and immediately took their first casualty, Jason Flint having to come off with a hamstring problem, James Playford his replacement. Boro did start the brightest of the 2 teams, and it was Ollie Hamilton who had the golden opportunity to put Boro ahead, put through one on one after great link up play from Emson and Peers, Hamilton opted to try and chip the oncoming Eccleshill keeper who saved comfortably.

This spurred Ecccleshill on and they were back in front on 60 minutes. A quick throw in on the right hand side caught Adam Drury napping, and Steve Cooper was rolled by Harrop who then only had Drury to beat, and Eccleshill found themselves infront, 2-1.

Before Boro had composed themselves they were 2 behind on 63 minutes as a long goal kick evaded the Boro back 4 and with the angle against him Hindley managed to lob the ball back over Drury. A great finish but the stopper will be disappointed, 3-1 . Boro now had to dig deep to salvage anything from the game. Conor Southern and Brad Mitchell were brought on for Hamilton and Emson.

Boro responded well and were handed a lifeline with 10 minutes left to play. Again Adam Drury got into an attacking position and delivered a delightful left foot curling effort into the top of the net from 20 yards, 3-2

Eccleshill should have put the game out of sight on 82 minutes but Drury denied Stor header from point blank range. Boro had further chances through Peers who couldn't find the target from 12 yards after a good pull back and a superb turn to carve out the chance. Bradbury hit one from 20 yards and the rebound off the keeper almost gave Drury a chance for a hatrick but he fired straight back at the keeper from the angle. Bradbury aslo flashed one past the post and Southern had one blocked on the line as Boro began to pen Eccleshill into their own final 3rd in seach of the equalizer.

The most controversial moment of the game came late on. Bradbury seemingly capitalised on the full back Stor slipping to smash the ball home. However the official adjudged Bradbury to have fouled him which was very kind to say the least! The referee brought the game to an end and Eccleshill will be pleased with another 3 points.

FT Eccleshill 3-2 Boro
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Player of the Match

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Key moments

18:00
Goal Adam Turner scores for Eccleshill United
29:00
Goal Adam Drury scores for Grimsby Borough
62:00
Goal Luke Harrop scores for Eccleshill United
64:00
Goal Luke Harrop scores for Eccleshill United
69:00
Goal Adam Drury scores for Grimsby Borough

Highlights

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69:00 Goal 3 - 2
Adam Drury scores for Grimsby Borough
64:00 Goal 3 - 1
Luke Harrop scores for Eccleshill United
62:00 Goal 2 - 1
Luke Harrop scores for Eccleshill United
End of period 1
29:00 Goal 1 - 1
Adam Drury scores for Grimsby Borough
18:00 Goal 1 - 0
Adam Turner scores for Eccleshill United
1:00 Sub On
James Playford is substituted on for Grimsby Borough
1:00 Sub On
Connor Southern is substituted on for Grimsby Borough
0:00 Sub On
Brad Mitchell is substituted on for Grimsby Borough
0:00 Player of the Match
Adam Drury is awarded player of the match for Grimsby Borough
0:00 Assist
Oliver Hamilton makes an assist for Grimsby Borough
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As it happened

  • Eccleshill United
  • Grimsby Borough
  • 0
  • Brad Mitchell Sub On 0:00'
  • Oliver Hamilton Assist 0:00'
  • James Playford Sub On 1:00'
  • Connor Southern Sub On 1:00'
  • Adam Turner Goal 18:00'
  • Adam Drury Goal 29:00'
  • Luke Harrop Goal 62:00'
  • Luke Harrop Goal 64:00'
  • Adam Drury Goal 69:00'

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Hallam FC
Glasshoughton Welfare
3
2
1
2
Penistone Church
1
2
Pontefract Collieries
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3
Campion AFC
Shirebrook Town
1
3
Yorkshire Amateur
Westella & Willerby
2
3

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hall Road Rangers 42 96
2. Pontefract Collieries 42 95
3. AFC Emley 42 95
4. Grimsby Borough 42 89
5. Hallam FC 42 82
6. Penistone Church 42 82
7. Knaresborough Town 42 70

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