Hornsea Town AFC- The Invincibles?

    Hornsea town 1st XI are still unbeaten in division 1 of the Humberside Premier League, having won all of their 9 league fixtures to date, their latest victories being at home against Hall Road Rangers reserves and a comprehensive win away to Driffield. Their next league fixture on Saturday November 26th is an eagerly awaited away clash with local rivals, Brandesburton, 2 pm kick off. Town also progressed into the last eight of the East Riding Senior County cup with a hard fought victory over Hemingbrough and await news of their next opponent. In the Whitehead’s cup, Town lost out narrowly against Premier League side Chalk Lane. Town’s 2nd XI recorded their first  victory in division 2 of the East Riding County League against Bridlington County on 19th November. Here are the match reports:   Saturday 29th October: Humber Prem 1- Hornsea Town 4 – 2 Westella & Willerby.(Jez Longley(2), Lewis Reeve, O.G) It’s another emphatic win for Town as they extend their 100% winning run to 8 from 8 in the league. Pick of the day was a 30 yard Jez Longley free-kick which is becoming a bit of a trait for the striker! 2nd placed Walkington also claimed another victory to remain 3 points behind the Seasiders but the two sides are really starting to pull away from the rest of the league approaching the mid-point of the season. Reserves Review: A real tale of two halves for the reserves in a game that couldn’t have shown two more contrasting performances either half. Unlucky not to be ahead at half time after having a Sam Cane goal unfairly disallowed they went in at half time full of positives. An early penalty in the second half and another quick goal conceded, the young side crumbled and succumbed to a heavy defeat away at AFC North. Karl Taylor notching Hornsea’s goal.   Saturday 5th November: Humber Prem 1- Hornsea Town 2 – 1 Hemingbrough FC.(Chris Walker, Jez Longley) Towns outstanding run continues as they book their place in the next round of the Senior County Cup after seeing off York based side Hemingbrough. A much more physical game to recent weeks, Hornsea rose to the challenge in what was a tough match in the difficult conditions. The sides matched each other for the majority but a last minute Jez Longley winner means Hornsea have won 12 from 12 in all competitions this season. Reserves review- The reserves travelled to high flying County Prem side AFC Orchard in the cup and more than held their own for the majority. 1-0 down at half time they were disappointed not to be ahead after missing big chances and having a couple cleared off the line. Orchard came out strong and continued knocking on the Town door in the second half, finding the net with some long range strikes as the game slipped away from Hornsea, finishing 4-0 Sunday League 6th November Hornsea 5-4 AFC Southcoates   Saturday 12th November: Humber Prem 1- Driffield EI 2 – 6 Hornsea Town.(Chris Walker(2), Jez Longley, Jordan Holmes, Sam Baldwin, Ed Griffiths) Well it’s another victory for the Seasiders and a convincing one at that! A decent Driffield side weren’t enough to stop Town’s current momentum and a 3-0 lead early on made it clear the lads weren’t going to allow second placed Walkington the opportunity to cut the gap at the top. Driffield did manage to notch a couple themselves and played some good football at times but 3 more from Town leave a score line that reflects Town’s season as a whole. It’s 9 wins from 9 in the league and 3 from 3 in cup competitions as Hornsea maintain their 100% record as we approach the half way point of the season. Reserves review: A positive performance for the reserves saw another late slip off and eventual defeat to top of the league Queens County. Hornsea went 1-0 up through Trevor Brooks early on and felt themselves very hard done by as a corner that seemed to curl well out of play was nodded home as the ref let it stand. A soft free-kick soon after put the visitors 2-1 up at the break. The lads came out firing and had a goal disallowed themselves but when Queens notched a 3rd on the hour mark the performance lessened and Town fell to a defeat unbefitting of the performance. Sunday League 13th November Hornsea 4-5 Oak Road   Saturday 19th November: Whitehead’s League Cup- Chalk Lane 2 – 1 Hornsea Town.(Chris Walker) Town fall out of the Whiteheads League Cup after a narrow defeat away at Humber Premier League side Chalk Lane. A very tightly contested game saw the home side edge through to the next round after taking advantage of Hornsea mistakes. There are plenty of positives to take from such a performance as well as players to return as Town look to continue their 100% league record next week away at Brandesburton. Reserves review: The reserve side claim an important victory to get their season off the mark as they took on Brid County in a 4-2 victory. Recent performances have shown it was only a matter of time for the side and goals from Ohio Froud, Trevor Brooks, Anthony Taylor and Sam Cane meant it was Town who took home the 3 points.

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