Bassetlaw finish on high

Bassetlaw Boys finished their season on a high note with a 5-3 win at Scarborough.

Deprived of a number of players they drafted in debutants who were welcomed by the regular players, treated as equals and immediately blended together to claim an outstanding victory

Kieran Haughton forced a Scarborough defender to concede an early own goal and a double from regular goal machine Jayden Thackery soon made it 3-0 before the hosts fought back to equalise.

Bassetlaw were not to be denied however as Riley Garfitt made it 4-3 and Thackery completed an outstanding hat-trick to seal the win.

Well done the debutants Thomas Bradley, Luke Morris, Kian Ackroyd, Riley Garfitt, Kieran Haughton, Diesel Webb and Kian Smith.

After the Easter break individual schools launch straight into a series of finals commencing with the Prospect Hill versus St Anne’s Parry Cup Final at Ryton Park on 22nd April and the Girls Champion of Champions Final on 23rd, also at Ryton Park.

Sir Edmund Hillary earned their place in the final after a long battle with Haggonfields that went into extra time before Ellie Porter converted an Olivia Marrow corner.

Hillary also reached the final of the Boys Champion of Champions in another desperately close affair against Worksop Priory.

A Vincent Elliott goal for Hillary was equalised by Josh Burgess and another long drawn out affair was looking likely as Thomas Bradley saved Hillary on a number of occasions before Danny Scott scored an excellent solo goal.

Misson and Sturton produced a wonderful advert for football in the small schools.

Endeavour, skill and sportsmanship were in abundance as a Finlay Watt goal for Misson was levelled by Nicholas Robinson before Charlie Wright hit a winner for Sturton in extra time. They now await the winners of the last remaining semi-final between Leverton and East Markham to contest the Small Schools Champion of Champions final.

East Markham are already in the final of the Middle Division Cup against St Joseph’s and are looking for further honours, while Sturton also have the forthcoming Small Schools Cup Final against Ranby.