Farmers Arms, Scorton win Bob Seymour Trophy

Farmers Arms, Scorton are celebrating after winning the Bob Seymour Trophy.

The team, which plays in the Hillsprint Hambleton Football Combination Sunday league, beat Markington 1-0 in a tight game at Northallerton Town FC.

The game kicked off in front of a crowd of about 70 people

The first chance fell to Farmers Arms when Scott Ryan’s effort was well saved by Markington keeper Jordan Latimer.

Shortly after Brandon Bishop’s free kick fell to Ryan who shot well over the bar.

On 14 minutes Jason Newall headed a free kick across goal to Ryan who scored only to be ruled offside.

On 28 minutes Ryan was nearly through but a great defensive tackle by a Markington defender retrieved the situation.

Markington had been struggling to get going, however, Matt Coles and Ryan Butcher starting to apply pressure to the Farmers defence.

Farmers hit back with Tom Carnegie Brown playing in Ryan who snatched his shot wide of goal. On 38 minutes Latimer tipped over his bar a Farmers Arms players header.

The first real chance of the second half fell to Markington after 53 minutes when Henry Weemes was put through in the inside left channel.

He ran into the area but dragged his shot well wide of the Farmers goal.

Three minutes later Farmers Arms took the lead.

A Callum Sheridan corner was headed towards goal at the far post by Newall and Carnege Brown nipped in to head past Latimer with a neat finish. This goal spurred Farmers on.

They began to dominate especially from corners and free kicks. Markington were struggling to get into the game with Latimer keeping the score at 1-0 with a string of fine saves and competent handling.

On 77 m inutes Markington gained a free kick just outside the penalty area which Matt Coles fired wide.

On 82 minutes Farmers were awarded a free kick 25 yards out on the left.

Marshall Thorogood took it and it looked to be going into the top right corner of the Markington goal only for Latimer to tip it over his bar for a corner. Final score Farmers Arms 1-0 Markington.

After the game league councillor Paul Middleton presented mementos to the four officials, runners up medals to the Markington team, the man of the match trophy to Markingtons Jordan Latimer, winners trophies to the Farmers Arms team and finally the Bob Seymour Trophy to the Farmers Arms captain Lee White.