Hornsea’s one hundred percent record in the league this season came to an end on 3rd December with defeat at home to Bridlington town Reserves- a team that they had already beaten away earlier in the season. Due to postponed matches they then had to wait two weeks to make amends. This didn’t prevent a good 4-0 (Jez Longley, Chris Walker, Harry Wright, Ed Griffiths) home win against Hull United on 17th December which kept them five points clear at the top of the table. The reserves continue to struggle with their latest defeat being away to Bridlington County 5-0.
Saturday 27th November:
Brandesburton 1 – 2 Hornsea Town.
(Jez Longley, O.G)
Town made it 10 wins from 10 league games.
A closely competed and ‘scrappy’ game with local rivals Brandesburton finished in a narrow victory for the Seasiders with an own goal the only thing separating the sides.
After taking 3 points from every team in the league at the half way mark, Town were looking to continue in the same vain to ensure they secure promotion back to the HPL.
After the previous week’s great result and a recent run of good performances the lads were disappointed to fall to a convincing defeat by Hodgsons. A poor first half was hugely improved on in the second but it was too little too late. James Smith notched Towns only goal in just his second game back with the Seasiders.
Saturday 3rd December:
Humber Prem 1-
Hornsea Town 2 – 4 Bridlington Town Res.
Two penalties and an own goal ensured Town fell to their first defeat of the league season.
Some sloppy performances across the pitch and some questionable refereeing decisions can’t take away from what was a well organised and disciplined Bridlington side who took their chances when they got them. Centre half pairing Simon Taylor and Taylor Giles notched Town’s goals in the defeat.
(Simon Taylor, Taylor Giles)
The hand of God resigned the reserves to a narrow defeat away at Beverley Academy. A James Smith goal and an eye catching goalkeeping display from Lewis Vankiewicz had the side feeling it might be their day but a blatant handled goal was allowed to stand and the lads fell to a harsh defeat.
The new Sunday team are posting some enthusiastic write ups on Facebook so we are including the latest one this month.
**SUNDAY SEASIDERS ROUNDUP**
Writes Dave Limb.
Hornsea Town SL vs Marist Rovers
Hornsea win in emphatic style as Jesus gets a hatrick, Walker debuts, some dabbing gets done and Jack Codd…..well you know the rest!
Looking to bounce back quickly from a harsh 92nd minute defeat last week, Hornsea used the home advantage of a good playing surface and a strong squad to turn over the visitors 11-1.
With team captain Adam Yorke still a week away from returning and vice captain Mike Cade feeling the effects of 3 games in 7 days, Nath Revell took the armband as Town set up 4-3-1-2 with Wright in goal, a back 4 of Limb, High, Ashbridge and Powell. The returning Sam Burton worked the midfield alongside Ohio Longley and Jack Codd. Jezz Longley, Mark Stathers and Nath Revell made up the attacking trio with a strong bench of Brooks, Leyland, Walker and Cane waiting in the wings.
Town opted to use the rolling rule today and did like for like subs every 20 minutes and this really made it hard for the visitors as Hornsea constantly had quality on the pitch. From kick off the Seasiders did their usual party trick of going one nil down within the first 5 minutes! Albeit to a fouls on centre back Matt High that wasn’t picked up by the ref. It didn’t take long for the bearded Ohio Longley to rise like a salmon trying to make its way up a rocky river and convert a Revell corner by smashing it with head so hard that the keeper could only parry it into his own net.
From this point on Hornsea ran away with the game. For once it was nice to not play smash it over the top, long ball football. Town played it out from the back doing some nice passing football. Good work from Codd and Stathers ensured J.Longley and Revell saw plenty of the ball. O.Longley sat deep collecting the ball from the back and spraying it about in trademark fashion. Before the 20 minute mark J. Longley had hit a brace and Burton got him self a tidy finish from 18 yards to make it 4-1 to the home side. At 23 and a half minutes Town made the first rolling change as the Longley brothers, Stathers and Burton made way for the returning Ben Leyland, Sam Cane, Trevor Brooks and the debuting Chris Walker who slotted into the game like they had always been there. As Hornsea broke with the ball, good running from Walker dragged players out wide to allow Leyland to drive into the box and bag a goal with a bullet of a shot. Good work from Brooks saw the ball being picked out of the air from goal kicks with Cane was unlucky not to score on a few occasions as he found the ball slip away due to the greasy surface whilst in front of goal. Limb and Powell worked the touch lines getting up and down as High and Ashbridge kept it solid in the centre of defence.
Half time 5-1
The second half saw Town revert back to the original starting line up with a view to make the same sub changes half way through the second half. Excellent football again saw further goals come from Leyland, J.Longley (taking him to a hatrick) a quick brace from captain Revell, a nice tidy finish from Walker on his debut. With his own team getting on his back for not scoring, Codd found himself in familiar territory and hit a 25 yard drifting shot to the top corner taking the final score line to 11-1.
Hair cut radio on Hornsea FM caught up with manager Dave Limb who heaped praise on his team as everyone put in 100% today and showed that we can do it when we want to. It was great to see more people debut from within the club as interest in the team builds.
Man of the match could go to many players today but its Keeper Scott Wright who made 3 excellent one on one saves, commanded his box and handled the ball very well considering the wet conditions.
Full time 11-1
J.Longley x3,Revell x2, Leyland x2, O.Longley x1, Walker x1, Codd x1, Burton x1
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE 2016
The club would like to offer a huge and sincere thank you to everyone who gave their support in either donating a prize or buying tickets.
Please contact Graham Janes on 07773011595 for details of how to collect your prize.