Saturday 27th October: Humber Premier League Hornsea Town 3 – 4 North Ferriby Ath. – Chris Walker (Sponsored by D&B Commercials) – Michael Lester x2 (Sponsored by hopfrog) In what’s becoming a habit Town once again drop points late on from a winning position – the 6th time this has happened in the 18/19 league season at this early stage. Hornsea took the lead early on through a tidy Chris Walker finish only to soon be pegged back by 2 quick- fire goals from Ferriby. Goals either side of half time from Michael Lester, his first HPL goals for the side, put the Seasiders into a deserved lead by the hour mark. Repetition creates repetition and at this moment Hornsea are struggling to see out leads however comfortable they may be, and it was no different here. Taking the lead seemed to relax Town and gaps in the middle appeared, allowing Ferriby to equalise after 70 mins and ultimately claim all 3 points soon after. Saturday 3rd Nov: Humber Premier League Chalk Lane 4 – 3 Hornsea Town. – Alex Sherwood x3 (Sponsored by Annie plant hire) . An improved Town performance ended in an all too familiar result against a well-drilled and high flying Chalk Lane. Last year’s double winners came into the match full of confidence and in good form whilst Hornsea were certainly going through their worst period of the season so far with recent results. The message from the gaffer was how important the performance would be. Chalk took the lead early on and did miss chances, though Hornse’s pressing and hard work off the ball created chances of their own on the counter and as Hornsea came into the game more they stopped Chalk playing for long periods and allowed themselves to pile on pressure. With Hornsea scoring as well as quick-fire goals from Chalk, the score was 4-1 to the home side with 15 mins to go but the Seasiders refused to stop and started to chip away at their opponents. Two more goals from Al Sherwood late on had Hornsea looking like they might just take a point and only the referee’s final whistle put an end to that attempt.   Saturday 11th November East Riding Senior Cup Hull United 5 – 1 Hornsea Town Town’s miserable run continued as they were dumped out of the cup by Hull United. To add to the gloom, both the Reserves and the Third team are struggling at the bottom of their respective divisions in the East Riding County League without a win so far this season. With plenty of home fixtures coming up, this month is a good opportunity to get up to the Rec and 3G pitches to give your local club some much needed support. Saturday 20th October Walkington 7 – 3 Hornsea Town -Al Sherwood, Leighton Matthewson and Jez Longley. Hornsea’s bright start to the season is becoming a fading memory as results have taken a turn for the worse. The latest result was a heavy defeat to Walkington, who have become a bogey team since they denied Town the League and Cup Double two seasons ago. This was a bad day at the office for Town who never came close to producing what they are capable of. Whiteheads League Cup. Saturday 29th September Chalk Lane 5 – 1 Hornsea Town – Adam Yorke (Sponsored by Rose & Crown Hornsea) Town fell at the first hurdle in the League Cup after a heavy defeat to League and Cup holders Chalk Lane. Hornsea competed well throughout the first half but a second goal for Chalk Lane early in the second half allowed them to take control. Town did have a number of chances and when pulling the score back to 3-1 looked as though they might rally and go on but Chalk soon put hopes of that to bed with a late 4th and 5th. Both teams also offer Lewis Wombwell a speedy recovery. After an impressive start, the forward was taken off and to hospital with what is believed to be a dislocated knee. Humber Premier League Saturday 6th October East Riding Rangers 4 – 4 Hornsea Town – Leighton Matthewson – Ed Griffiths (Sponsored by Bodymax Sports & Remedial Therapy) – Ryan Silvestri (Sponsored by 53 Cars) – Chris Walker (Sponsored by D&B Commercials) With no less than 7 players and the gaffer absent, Town took a point from their away fixture at East Riding Rangers. A large positive to be taken from the day was the introduction of three 17 year olds to the fold who integrated well and will no doubt be seen in a Town shirt plenty going forward. (cont.pge 27) This was a game where the Seasiders didn’t play quite at the level they have this season, and found themselves dragged into a scrappier affair which suited the hosts. Nevertheless, Hornsea were 3-0 up within half an hour through a Matthewson penalty, Ed Griffiths header and Ryan Silvestri finish. Hornsea have struggled to keep a hold of leads this season and have thrown away many points from winning positions. It was no different here as Town gave away 3-0 and 4-2 leads conceding some sloppy goals, with East Riding’s long ball game undoing Town, to ultimately end the game with a point. The Club will hold its Christmas Raffle along with the Big Fat Quiz at the Rec on December 15th. September News After a slow start Hornsea have hit their stride in this season’s Humber Premier League, although their 3 match winning run was brought to an end with a narrow 3-4 defeat to near rivals LIV Supplies. They are now sixth in the table. Tuesday 28th August. Beverley Town 5 – 1 Hornsea Town (Alex Sherwood) The Seasiders were down to 10 men within 20 minutes and 2-0 down at half-time. The ten men continued to put in a real shift and their spirited efforts almost looked to offer a way back into the game after pulling it back to 2-1 in the second half. A quick lapse cost the side a 3rd goal and with ten men the task was always going to be difficult. Saturday 1st September: Hornsea Town 5 – 2 Hedon Rangers (Leighton Matthewson, Chris Walker, Trevor Brooks x2, Ash Grayston) After successive Saturdays conceding last minute equalisers in the two previous weeks, Hornsea managed to put this one to bed despite a slight scare. The Seasiders held a 3-0 lead and a combative Hedon did manage to pull that back to 3-2 in the second half. This gave cause for concern after recent happenings but with substitutes available this week being the key difference from the Sculcoates game, Hornsea were able to kick on and claim the 3 points that have been a long time coming. Saturday 8th September. South Cave Utd 1 – 4 Hornsea Town (Ryan Silvestri x3  Simon Taylor) The lion’s share of the play went to Town and in truth the scoreline could have been much more with many missed chances from the Seasiders throughout the game. A second hat-trick of the season for Ryan Silvestri and a tidy long-range finish from Simon Taylor ensured victory was comfortable. Saturday 15th September. Hornsea Town 3 – 1 Westella and Willerby – Lewis Wombwell- Ryan Silvestri – Adam Yorke As the famous old saying goes, “the most important game is the one that you’re playing in” and Town continued to stick by that as they hosted a combative Westella and Willerby side, looking to make it 3 wins on the bounce. The lads did just that in dominating fashion, though it wasn’t quite the easy day at the office it could’ve been. Town missed a first half penalty and a number of clear-cut chances which could have put the game to bed early doors whilst the opposition were ‘clawing at scraps’ looking to find their way into the game. Half time, 0-0. The Seasiders looked as if they would pay for their missed chances as they fell 1-0 on the hour mark only for Lewis Wombwell to grab his first goal for the club soon after then play a big part in Ryan Silvestri and Adam Yorke goals to give Hornsea 3 wins in their last 3. Saturday 22nd September Hornsea Town 3 LIV Supplies 4- Leighton Matthewson x2- Lewis Wombwell Town fell to a cruel injury time goal against LIV Supplies to suffer a first home defeat of the season and first loss in 4. The Seasiders led for much of the game and looked comfortable for an hour, scoring three and having many more chances that should have put the game to bed whilst claiming the side four wins on the bounce. With the score at 3-1 to Hornsea mid-way through the second half, a mix up in communication allowed for LIV to find their way back into the game, and from there Hornsea never really recovered. In the final 30 minutes of the game the opposition piled on the pressure and as they fought back to 3-3, Town felt they’d thrown away 2 points until disaster struck with one of the final kicks of the game snatching the winner for LIV. phot0 by Carl Wiles

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