October 24, 2012
East Riding College 2nd team 3-1 Hull College 2nd team
After two defeats in two weeks for the second team, the side didn't start off well by going 1-0 down due to poor handling from the ERC keeper. After that the seconds got their heads up and battled well, with great passing from the back by Ben Brown and Jake Acton who was used as an early sub due to injury. The team had many chances in the first half, with chances falling to John Major who saw his 18 yard volley well saved by the Hull keeper, another chance fell to Mark Lister who missed a one on one chance with the keeper.
After an inspired half time team talk ERC looked like a different team in the second half with great movement and support off the ball and great passing. The hard work paid off when a great run from centre mid Alex Staveley onto a through ball was easily slotted past the keeper to make the score 1-1.
After that the team began to dominate the game and were soon in front after a shot from long range from Craig Webb was too much to handle for the Hull keeper who let it slip underneath him to make it 2-1
Aden Coupe a second half substitute made it 3-1 after a great corner from Mark Lister was met by John Major but was cleared off the line only for Aden to strike the ball home from close range
After the third and final goal ERC did have plenty of other opportunities, with John major missing a close range header and David Ferris coming close on two occasions with close range headers. Long range shots from Alex Staveley and John Major also tested the keeper but the score remained the same.
It was an all-round great performance by all the players who worked hard throughout game dig out what was in the end a deserved win.
Players man of the match: John Major
January 11 2012
East Riding College 2nd team 8 - 0 Hull College 3rd team
ERC seconds played host to a Hull side that are yet to win this season. ERC were feeling confident going into the game and were quick to get off the mark, an excellent through ball from Matty Littlefield finding Lewis Jackson who latched on to it and slid it easily into the bottom corner. The second goal came soon after when the Hull keeper came out to claim a cross and spilled the ball, Mark Lister struck the loose ball first time and it lobbed the keeper who was scrambling back. The third goal came when Matty and Lewis linked up again with a cool finish to make it 3-0 going into the half time break. The second half started in a similar fashion when Matty made an excellent run through the centre of midfield to then strike the ball 20 yards out, beating the keeper easily with his fierce shot. Twenty minutes from time ERC made it five, an excellent ball from forward Jack Acton through to striking partner Lee Rollinson was finished well as he rounded the keeper and tapped the ball into an empty net. A clearance from James Robinson turned into an assist as the ball cleared the opposing defence, Jack Newby ran on to the ball, chipped the keeper and poked it in to make sure. Luke Stockdale grabbed a well-deserved goal when he struck from distance for the seventh of the game. The goal rout was rounded off when striker Acton clinically finished to end a good afternoon for the College's second team, and confirm their intention to challenge for the title.
November 2, 2011
East Riding College 2nd team 9 - 0 Scarborough Sixth Form 2nd team
East Riding College 2nds never knew what to expect going into this game as both teams started off quite strong, with attacks at both ends of the pitch. However it was within the first 10 minutes when East Riding came alive and began to dominate all areas of the park. It was with a sharp break from Lee Rollinson on the wing that created the first goal of the game as a crossed ball landed at the feet of Lewis Jackson, who had no problem finishing, striking the ball into the top corner.
East Riding kept the pressure on, and service from the two centre midfielders Luke Stockdale and Jack Newby created many chances that should have been finished but a goal was soon to come. A great corner kick from Mark Lister was flicked on by Rollinson for Jackson to grab his second goal of the game. Scarborough's heads were down, and East Riding never once gave them any sympathy, another goal came shortly after as a great ball over the top from Connor Ashby landed in the path of Rollinson who took it around the keeper with a sweet finish into the bottom corner to make it 3-0.
Jake Acton and Zac Yeats were solid in the centre of defence, winning every aerial challenge and spreading the ball to the players out wide. It was from doing this that Mark Lister picked up the ball and took on not only one player but three, before releasing the ball to Jackson, who calmly finished past the keeper into the bottom corner. Another attack came shortly after the restart and East Riding picked up possession almost straight away. Debutant Matty Littlefield took on two players out wide before cutting in, taking on another player and striking the ball into the top corner from 25 yards. A great piece of individual brilliance and a great addition to the squad.
East Riding College never stopped working, and movement off the ball was brilliant, with each player working hard and battling for each other throughout the first half. A solid end to the half came with another two great attacking displays, as a ball over the top came for Ashby, who brought the ball down before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball into the bottom corner. A similar goal came within two minutes, as a long ball over the top came from Yeats to Jackson's feet, and there was never any doubt in him finishing as he struck the ball home into the top corner to make it 7-0 at half-time.
East Riding started the second half in good style and the pace never once dropped. A blistering run from halfway by Rollinson led to Jack Newby scoring in style by pushing the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner. Another goal later came as a Lister corner forced a goalkeeping error as he punched the ball into his own top corner under pressure from Acton. There were many more efforts coming from Luke Stockdale and Littlefield which were forced out by a good goalkeeping display from Scarborough. East Riding were unlucky not to reach double figures.
Manager's comments: East Riding College deserved to take all three points from the game, as every player battled hard for each other. A great team performance.
September 28, 2011
East Riding College 2nd team 1 - 0 Bishop Burton 3rd team
East Riding College 2nds made their start to the game with great attacking displays and it was almost within the first five minutes of the game that Hudson linked up with Rollinson, who just missed out on scoring, due to a great save by the keeper at the near post.
East Riding kept the pressure on, and service from the two centre midfielders Luke Stockdale and Zac Yeats created many chances that East Riding should have finished - a goal looked likely to come soon.
The next break saw Hudson and Rollinson linking up once again only for the Bishop Burton keeper to take down Rollinson which should have led to a penalty but only a free kick was awarded. Jake Acton took the free kick, and swept the ball across goal. A great save by the keeper kept out a strong header from Yeats.
East Riding required a goal to push the half to a good finish, and it was to their advantage that a great ball over the top from keeper Major came down to Yeats, who beautifully played the ball out wide to Hudson who took on Bishop Burton's right back before sweetly crossing the ball across the box for a great finish by Liam Boucher into the bottom corner.
Mark Lister and Harry Hudson out wide created many problems for the Bishop Burton wingbacks, with great assistance coming from our own wingbacks, Nathan Jaques and David who overlapped throughout the first half. A fine effort from Stockdale went wide and East Riding College finished the first half 1-0 ahead.
Starting the second half, East Riding College started slow, and Bishop Burton were constantly attacking, playing some good football across the park, but it was fine defending displays from Acton and Ryan that kept East Riding College 1-0 in the lead.
East Riding needed to pick up the pace, and they did with changes and the debut of Jack Newby, who settled in nicely on the right hand side, taking on players and feeding strikers the ball; it was from doing this that a good chance fell to Dominic who narrowly struck wide after a fine ball in from Stockdale.
Another goal was needed from East Riding College and chances did come, but it was due to many offsides given that not much could be created. It was from here that East Riding realised that not an awful lot was going their way and some great football was being played across the floor, it was from a blistering run and strike from Luke Stockdale that just clipped the post and went out for a goal kick that upped the tempo of the game with both teams having fine efforts on goal.
East Riding deserved to take all three points from the game, as every player battled hard for each other. A great team performance.
Manager's comments: This was a gritty performance that saw the team make up for the disappointment from the previous week's draw. All players gave 100 per cent with special mention to the back four who remained calm in the last 20 minutes when Bishop Burton started to pile on the pressure. Overall ERC deserved the victory and could have scored more had it not been for the excellent defensive performance of Bishop's centre back.
September 21, 2011
East Riding College 2nd team 3 - 3 Wyke College 2nd team
East Riding College 2nds made their start to the season in a great fashion and were quick into their stride with great attacking and defending displays from both ends of the pitch. It was within the early minutes of the game when a penalty was awarded to Wyke from a scramble in the area which ended up being deliberately handled. East Riding College could have found themselves behind, but all was well, as a great save by goalkeeper Ollie Northman kept out the Wyke attacks.
East Riding College had to react quickly, and some nice football was being played in the centre of the park by Aiden Jones and Luke Stockdale. However Connor Ashby was a threat and the home side broke with pace towards the touchline and it was from here his cross-shot was deflected through Wyke's back four and then fell to Lee Rollinson whose sweet finish flew into the bottom right hand corner. 1-0 to East Riding College.
East Riding pushed to stretch their advantage and they almost achieved it with fine efforts from Mark Lister out wide. Lister and forward Liam Boucher linked well together and it was Boucher who forced his way to the byline and cut the ball back to Aiden Jones, who shot just wide.
Half Time: East Riding College 1 - Wyke 0.
In the second half, East Riding College started slow and Wyke were constantly attacking, playing some good football across the park. There was a moment in the game when Wyke broke free from a long ball over the top; but it was down to fullbacks David Ferris and Nathan Jakes to pick up the pieces with some fine defending displays. East Riding College got their heads down and started knocking the ball about well together again, it was from doing this when close chances came from Rollinson who narrowly struck wide after a fine run from the half way mark.
The pressure was kept on, and a another goal was looking likely from East Riding sooner rather than later. A beautiful cross in from the corner spot came from Mark Lister and Jake Acton met it on the volley to strike home in the top corner of the goal. 2-0.
Throughout the game East Riding College picked up the tempo, and some brilliant football was being played in all areas of the park, with some solid defending from centre halves Zak and Acton keeping out the Wyke attacks. East Riding College made some changes and looked to score again and they did as a long ball was played over the top for Ryan to run onto, it was from here a great one-two pass was created which lead to another assist from Mark Lister, Lee Rollinson being the scorer after flicking it around the keeper. 3-0.
East Riding College deserved to take all three points from the game but the visitors converted their only three on-target goal attempts of the afternoon to earn a share of the spoils.
The team did really well considering this was their first time playing together. Although the result almost feels like a defeat, the players must take confidence from their individual and team performances. Fitness and loss of focus in the last 20 minutes cost us all three points. But I have to say against a strong college like Wyke I am very pleased with a point.
March 23, 2011
ERC 2nds 8 - 0 Scarborough 6th Form 2nds
ERC 2nds made the short journey to Bridlington Sports Hall to take on Scarborough Sixth Form 2nds. Hopes were high and the team seemed to want to pull together and give a top performance. The team line up was Lee Johnson, David Sargent, Cameron Hughes, Jake Acton, Scott Morris, Dale Morris, Tom Nicholson (C), Zac Yeats, Sam Wragg, Liam Boucher and Callum Charlton but we also had some great subs with Russell Cowton, Kane Firth and James Robinson.
We had a full strength team out but the hot conditions meant that the pitch was dry and hard. Everyone had to dig deep but the option of having a rest was always there as the subs were all used. This meant everyone could have a good long run out and then roll on a fresh sub to break their back line down. ERC won the toss and decided to stay as they were and the away team kicked off in what can only be described as a hard but wide pitch, nearly perfect for ERC's type of play. The home team started well, creating a few open play chances and really worked hard with hard, fair tackles flying in and winning the ball.
By half time ERC were four goals to the good, the first being a lovely bit of open play in which Callum Charlton shot from the 18 yard box and saw his shot rifle into the top right corner of the net. The next goal saw good work from front two with the outcome of a cool finish from Liam Boucher. The Scarborough defence were really struggling and when Charlton went storming through to get pulled down in the box a very cool-headed Dave Sargent stepped up to blast it in the bottom left. The fourth goal was from a free kick in which Jake Acton smashed a curling ball towards the goal and, with the keeper confused, it rolled into the back of the net as he thought his defence had it covered.
ERC came straight out after a half time talk from the coach Alex Bell fully attacking the ball and cutting potential Scarborough attacks out with some great tackles and interceptions. The hard work paid off when a well delivered corner from Nicholson straight across the box gave Acton an easy header at the back post to grab his second of the game.
Dale Morris proved a difficult player to mark for the Scarborough team and his determined runs down the left hand side created himself opportunities, scoring two goals almost identical to each other, skipping past the Scarborough right side and cutting inside to shoot at goal.
A great piece of work from Kane Firth ended the spectacle with an eighth goal after a run down the right gave ERC another great chance, with his drilled cross into the box headed goal bound.
"This was a great team performance that will hopefully give us the lift we need, so we can fight to retain our title at the end of the college season," said captain Tom Nicholson.
November 10, 2010
Wilberforce 3rd 1 - 5 v ERC 2nd
ERC travelled to Wilberforce College in Hull to play their third team, on a windy yet sunny day. ERC got off to a good start passing the ball around keeping some good positions on the pitch, and this created some early chances with a number of set pieces being awarded, but nothing came of them. It wasn't until a mistake by ERC led to a quick break from the home side that a strike from 35 yards out was carried by the wind and lobbed ERC keeper David Butt.
ERC came back together and kept trying to get the equaliser, when a corner came in and Dale Wain's head made the keeper fumble which allowed Jack Acton to unleash a thunderbolt into the top of the net. Half-time was looming and ERC defence kept it tight at the back and kept some good counter attacks from the home team at bay. Going into the break the teams were level at 1-1.
Both teams came back after the break with a point to prove. ERC midfielder Acton made a fantastic run into the box only for the Wilberforce defence to unfairly bring him down, conceding a penalty. Tom Nicholson took the penalty which he missed, hitting it straight at the keeper. Fortunately the keeper fumbled what seemed an easy take and Tom was quick enough to get there to tap the ball away, giving the visitors the lead for the first time in the game.
ERC kept the workrate up and Wilberforce seemed to be tiring. Another free kick was conceded by Wilberforce and taken by ERC from the halfway line by ERC keeper David Butt. The long ball over the top caught the Wilberforce defence napping which gave Nicholson the time to control the ball and take it round the keeper to coolly tap in the ball in the bottom right corner making it 3-1.
The team was now on a high and when a great switched ball from Acton found Nicholson in the corner the first time cross found the head of striker Ryan Swift who put his header straight past the stranded keeper.
An inspiring substitution was made allowing Josh Bowles to make his debut for the college. Bowles was an instant hit when Levi Fox made an excellent run down the left wing, beating two players and giving him space to pick out Bowles who was waiting on the edge of the six yard area. A first time volley was struck sweetly by Bowles giving the Wilberforce keeper no chance and giving ERC a 5-1 victory.
Team: David Butt, Jack Goodlad, Dale Wain, Daniel Gladstone, Scott Morris, Kain Firth, Tom Nicholson (C), Jack Acton, Levi Fox, Ryan Swift, Lee Rollison, Russell Cowton, Kyle Swinney and Josh Bowles.
Scorers - Tom Nicholson (2), Jake Acton, Ryan Swift, Josh Bowles
MAN OF THE MATCH- Jack Acton
November 3, 2010
Wyke College 2 - 2 ERC 2nd team
East Riding College second team travelled to Wyke College to take on their second team, hopes were high and the team seemed to want to pull together even with the loss of some of the regulars from the team. The team line up was David Butt, Luke Ashby, Matthew Withell, Dale Wain, Scott Morris, Levi Fox, Zac Yeats, Daniel Pickard, Tom Nicholson (c), Lee Rollinson and Ryan Swift.
There were no subs so the entire team had to dig deep and work hard for 90 minutes. ERC won the toss and decided to stay as they were. The home team kicked off in what seemed a small pitch covered in big puddles and this didn't help when trying to pass along the ground. The away team started well, creating a few openings and really getting stuck into play with hard, fair tackles flying in to win the ball.
Half way through the first half a long goal kick created a hole in the middle of midfield which allowed the ball to bounce over the ERC defence. Wyke College took full advantage of this mistake and scored a well-placed goal. ERC came straight back on the attack with some good balls being played but the time was against them and the referee blew for half time
ERC came out of the traps after a half time talk from the coach Alex Bell. The team seem more committed and were now fully attacking the ball and cutting out the opposition attacks with some great tackles. A cheap free kick was conceded, the quickly taken free kick put through a Wkye forward leaving ERC short at the back. Zac Yeats, in trying to protect his face, blocked the incoming shot with his hands, conceding a penalty. David Butt guessed the right way but the well-placed penalty had him beaten.
The home team were 2-0 up and made at hard work for ERC, but when a bizarre free kick from keeper Butt was hit long, what seemed to an be easy take for the keeper ended in a goal for ERC as he fumbled the ball into his own net.
A great run from Levi Fox down the left wing created yet another good opportunity when he was hacked down metres from the penalty area. Another free kick in a great position was floated into the danger area where Ryan Swift climbed the highest and headed a perfectly looping ball over the keeper, levelling the game up at 2-2 draw. ERC played some good football and should be happy to take a draw away from a strong Wyke team.
Man of the Match - Levi Fox (great determination and good skill down the left side)
Report written by Tom Nicholson (Team Captain)