Carperby’s pride in defeat in North Riding cup final

Players, coaches and supporters of Carperby Rovers FC remained proud of their achievement despite defeat to Edgehill in the final of the North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup last night.

The experience and class of the Scarborough team, which also won the trophy last season, shone through in the end, although the 4-0 score hides the fact this was a very competitive fixture for much of the game.

Edgehill got off to the best possible start when the Carperby defence failed to deal with a through ball and the Edgehill forward finished after 30 seconds.

Carperby grew into the game though, and played some excellent football throughout the first half, coming closest to equalising when the ball dropped to Scott Lambert in the area, but his half volley went just wide of the post.

Carperby started the second half the strongest and played some great football, but Edgehill’s excellent defence limited them to half chances, but it felt like the Wensleydale team were getting on top with the Scarborough team tiring, only for Edgehill to break forward and get a second goal against the run of play.

Carperby kept battling bravely, but Edgehill again broke forward and punished the Carperby defence for a third.

Edgehill made sure of the victory late on when an in swinging free kick fooled everyone thanks to the wind, and ended up going into the top corner of the goal.

Despite a defeat, it was still a fantastic achievement for the Wensleydale village team to reach the final.

The cup final defeat came after Carperby had a convincing 5-0 win over Richmond Town Academy in the league on Saturday.

Tom Barley gave the home side the lead when he headed home a Scott Lambert in swinging cross.

Michael Dent then got their second after Tim Weatherill played it through and the Carperby playmaker nodded home from close range. Barley got his second when he again headed home from another Scott Lambert cross to make it 3-0 at half time.

Sam Lambert got the fourth when his brother Scott completed his hat trick of assists. Luke Dent got the fifth after some good approach play from Carperby and a good finish from the Carperby forward.

The only other game to be played after a number of postponements due to the weather saw Askrigg record their second league win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Catterick Garrison.

Thinks did not start well for the Wensleydale side when Lee Sutcliffe was red carded after just ten minutes for a foul on the edge of the area.

However, it was Askrigg who got the first goal when George Cockerill scored moments after Askrigg had missed a penalty.

After the break, Askrigg veteran midfielder John Hodgson, back after a long-term injury lay-off, gave away a penalty to Catterick when he held his man, which was duly dispatched.

Catterick continued to pile on the pressure but came undone thanks to the pace of George Cockerill who scored twice in the last ten minutes.

The visitors were reduced to ten after a second yellow for one of their players, but sill managed to pull a goal back thanks to a stunning strike from Riley Harrison.

There was still time for Askrigg defende3r Jonathan Champion to be sent off for another agricultural challenge, but Askrigg held on for the win.



North Riding Cup

Edgehill 4-0 Carperby


Askrigg 3-2 Catterick Garrison

Carperby 5-0 Richmond Town Academy



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