Defeats in two cup competitions left a bitter taste in the mouth for Hornsea town but they did achieve their main target for the season by winning the league and securing promotion back to the Humber Premier League
The 2017 competition came to a climax at the Hollis Recreation Ground, on Tuesday 30th May when Brandesburton took on the holders and favourites, Hornsea Town.
On an excellent pitch, for which thanks go to Geoff Whitehead, and before a large crowd it was Brandesburton who deservedly triumphed by 2 goals to 1. Brandesburton took the lead after the Hornsea goalkeeper Luke Cotton failed to hold a long range shot and the loose ball quickly went in the net. Hornsea tried to get back into the game but lacked a cutting edge and Brandesburton looked more dangerous on the break and looked to have made the game with a free kick. They beat both the Hornsea wall and goalkeeper and, although a late goal from Lewis Reeve reduced the arrears, Brandesburton held on to win the match 2-1.
Competition Chairman, Stuart Kemp thanked Secretary Philip Ashcroft, referee’s appointment secretary Ian Mclane and all the teams for taking part. At a date and venue to be arranged, a presentation will be made to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Geoff Whitehead was thanked for once again sponsoring the medals.
Another good competition and thanks to all the committee, David Dean, Stuart Kemp, Phillip Ashcroft and Ian McLane, to the East Riding County Football Association and to the clubs and, of course, public support.
This year at a date to be arranged the Tanton Cup Competition is holding a sports quiz evening at which presentations will be held. Watch out for further news shortly. The competition enters its 95th year, moving towards its Centenary in 2023, the future is as bright as ever.
Wednesday 17th May:
Senior Country Cup Final-
Hornsea Town 0 – 2 http://acheterdufrance.com/ Walkington FC.
Hornsea Town AFC’s dream of achieving a unique treble came undone when they fell at the final hurdle in the Senior Country Cup.
A disappointing and uncharacteristic slow start saw the side 1-0 down at half time without really getting going. A much improved second half had the Seasiders hit the woodwork twice and miss some huge chances but after giving it their all in the second half, Walkington broke late on and added another to kill the game.
Congratulations to Walkington FC. Senior Country Cup Champions.
However, the Double is still very much on with Town hot favourites to win the Tanton Cup for the second year running. They progressed smoothly through the groups stages to set up a ‘juicy’ semi final clash with Hornsea Town Veterans which they won comfortably on Tuesday night – 14-0. The toughest match of the group stages was against Brandesburton who they could well meet in the final on 30th May at the Rec. Don’t miss it!
Wednesday May 10th:
Tanton Cup Group Stage-
Brandesburton AFC 3 – 4 Hornsea Town.
(Jez Longley x2, Lewis Reeve, O.G)