Thorpe’s game plan undone by Horsforth
A RESILIENT Thorpe outfit were undone in a strong second-half performance from Horsforth.
The visitors enjoyed large spells of possession in the first 45 but Thorpe’s game plan continued to contain and frustrate Horsforth.
United went ahead against the run of play when a Lewis Griffiths delivery was met by the head of Corey Littlefield before half-time.
Horsforth were level minutes after the restart when an effort gave United’s keeper Alex Ward little chance. Horsforth doubled their advantage through a powerful effort and Thorpe were caught out again when the away side’s strikers combined to fire them 3-1 ahead.
Looking for a comeback, Littlefield released Richard Buckthorpe whose shot was deflected and David Melling’s strike from the resulting corner could not find a way through.
Domonik Stankiwicz then saw his shot drift wide of the post and Lewis Griffiths’ effort was saved well as Horsforth held on.
The visitors pounced on the counter to make it 4-1 and later intercepted a goal-kick to finish off the game.
Thorpe’s man of the match was Jordan Todd.
GARFORTH JUNIOR LEAGUE U14 DIVISION ONE
Final score: Thorpe United U14 1 Horsforth St Margarets U14 5
KAL Tang was instrumental for Thorpe as they saw off a strong Snaith outfit.
Following a long break, both sides took time to get into the game and it was the visitors who eventually found a spark courtesy of the industrious Tang, who created an opening from nothing to slot home on 12 minutes.
Thorpe added their second through a neat first-time Sonny Mitchell finish following a defence-splitting pass from strike partner Tang.
The second-half saw Thorpe play at a higher tempo, however were guilty of failing to finish off a series of superb Jack Liddell throughballs.
Thorpe eventually extended their lead from Tang who latched on to a Luke Bainbridge pass.
However, it was Snaith who struck next using Thorpe’s complacency to hit back as they reacted well to a defensive error for 3-1.
Full of confidence, Snaith attacked well but were further behind when a Tang drive forced a smart save and the resulting corner was met by Daniel Skalmowski who bundled the ball home to net his first goal for the club.
Alfie Redmond’s tenacious tackling and marauding runs earned him the man of the match.
Thorpe now look forward to the draw for the semi-final and a return to action in the league.
SELBY & DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP
Final score: Snaith Juniors Blue U13 1 Thorpe United U13 4
Red: Howden AFC 2 Snaith Galaxy 3; Collingham Reds 0 Pontefract SJ 1; Goole Town Tigers 6 Thorpe United 0; Phoenix 1 Pontefract Collieries 3.
Blue: Ackworth Allstars 2 Pontefract Sports & Social; Brayton Juniors 0 Garforth Villa 8; Sharlston Welfare 0 Ryhill 23; Snaith Comets 2 Selby Olympia 1.
Green: Gilberdyke Phoenix 2 Castleford Town Golds 2; Kippax Athletic Kestrels 12 Brotherton Red Robins 1; Monk Fryston 3 Wheldrake 2; North Duffield 5 Colton Vipers 1.
Red: Garforth Villa 5 Pollington Panthers 4; Gilberdyke Phoenix 0 Phoenix 3; Goole Town 4 North Duffield Dragons 1.
Blue: Monk Fryston 0 Altofts Juniors 2; Sharlston Welfare 2 Wheldrake 7; Snaith 14 Ulleskelf 1; Castleford Town 4 Kellingley 2.
Red: Pontefract Sports and Social 2 Monk Fryston 1; Selby Town 2 Methley United 5; Wheldrake 6 Castleford Town 0.
Blue: Cliffe 11 Gilberdyke Phoenix 0.
Red: Altofts Juniors 2 Pontefract Collieries 2; Sharlston Welfare 6 Selby Olympia 1.
Blue: Barlby Raiders 1 Garforth Rangers 1; Brayton Juniors 5 Elvington Harriers 3; South Milford 1 Snaith 2.
Red: Brayton Juniors 2 Goole Town Tigers 1; Carlton Athletic Giants 9 Monk Fryston 1; Thorpe United 4 Pontefract Sports and Social 1.
Blue: Garforth Villa 1 Garforth Rangers 3; Snaith 4 Cliffe 2; Ulleskelf 5 Altofts 0.
YORK CITY & DISTRICT MINOR LEAGUE
Division One: Fulford 1 York Cubs 6; Heworth 1 Pocklington Town 0; Pickering Town 1 Copmanthorpe 4; Wigginton Grasshoppers 5 Easingwold Town 3; Wolberfoss Mavericks 3 Bishopthorpe White Rose 5.
Division Two: Haxby Town 4 Woodthorpe Wanderers 14; Osbaldwick 1 Brooklyn 7; Poppleton Panthers 1 Riccall United 6; Rufforth United 0 Tockwith 6; Tadcaster Albions 2 Brayton 6.
Division One: Brooklyn 0 Rawcliffe Tigers 3; Pocklington Town 1 Heworth Rangers 7; Woodthorpe Wanderers 3 Poppleton Tigers 0; York Railway Institute 2 Fulford 9.
Division Two: Copmanthorpe 2 Tadcaster Albion 6; Haxby Town 3 Aviva 3; Poppleton Panthers 3 Hamilton Panthers 4; Rawcliffe Warriors 2 Stamford Bridge 2.
Division One: Bishopthorpe White Rose 2 Brooklyn 0; Fulford 2 Easingwold Town 3; Pocklington Town 3 Wigginton Grasshoppers 1; Poppleton Tigers 13 Selby Olympia 1.
Division Two: Aviva 5 Pollington Aztecs 2; Rawcliffe Warriors 5 Haxby Town 4.
Division One: Poppleton Tigers 1 Rawcliffe Tigers 6; Strensall 2 Tadcaster Magnets 8; Thorpe United 7 Rufforth United; Tockwith 5 Osbaldwick 2; Wigginton Grasshoppers 1 Fulford 1.
Division Two: Helperby United 0 Poppleton Panthers 1; North Duffield 2 York Railway Institute 11; Pickering Town 1 Huntington 1; Rawcliffe Warriors 12 Heworth 3; Stamford Bridge 2 Pocklington Town 2.
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