Saturday, 3 December 2011

MRFTP: North Riding Senior Cup Final 1999

In our series here is the latest one.


29-July-1999

Whitby Town Vs York City.

Whitby:- Stuart Dawson, James Middleton, David Logan (Capt), Micheal Waller, Chris Hudson, Ben Dixon, Rob Jones, Carl Chillingsworth, Terry Harris, Graham Robinson, Paul Pitman.  Subs; Craig Hayley, Steve Newham, Steve Haddon, Darren Ward, Chris Hill.

York City:- Bobby Mimms, Christian Fox, Neil Thompson, Mark Atkins, Martin Reed, Graham Rennison, Craig Skinner, Alan Poulton, Mark Williams, Rodney Rowe, Martin Garrett.  Subs; Andy McMillan, Russell Howarth, Steve Walters, Mick Dibie, Mark Thompson, John Keegan.

A three goal blitz early in the first half was just too much of a mountain to climbe tonight in the Final of the North Riding Senior Cup.  York City fielded a strong side with 6 regular first team players including 'keeper Bobby Mimms (ex Everton, Spurs & Blackburn), Neil Thompson (Scarborough & Ipswich), and Mark Atkins (Blackburn Rovers).

Defensive errorled to the first two goals.  A dubious 15th minute penalty followed a minute later by a scrappy second.  Mark Atkins did well to evade the Whitby defenders to tuck away the third in the 20th minute to knock the Blues back on their heels.

Whitby grabbed a goal back in the 38th minute when Rob Jones bundled the ball over the line despite pleas from Mimms & his defenders but it was clearly a goal.

The second half began in a terrible fashion when in the very first minute of the half, York increased thier lead when Chillingsworth lost lost the ball in midfield & a quick breakaway saw Alan Poulton side foot the ball past Dawson to make it 4-1.

Whitby had several excellent chances throughoutthe game but failed to capitalise on them.  They hit the post & crossbar as well as making Mimms earn his pay with a string of fine saves.  Chris Hudson brought the Blues back into the game with a headed goal in the 73rd minute but it the end York ran out the winners against a disjointed performance by the home team.

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