Beverley Town 11-2 Hornsea Town
Beverley romped to victory, securing their biggest league win since beating Bridlington Sports Club 9-0 in 2013, this weekend as Town thumped Hornsea Town 11-2 away from home to put themselves top of the Humber Premier table. The away side came to this game undefeated in 5, while Hornsea found themselves third bottom of the league so the momentum was definitely in Beverley’s favour and this was clear to see as the game progressed.
Jason Crisp followed up his superb performance against LIV Supplies the previous week by opening up the scoring here, Will Waudby swung in a low ball to the edge of the D where Crisp got onto it and hit the ball into the bottom left corner; opening the floodgates and getting his 3rd goal in 2 games. Crisp got the assist for the second goal, sending Bowes through on goal with a delightful pass from the centre circle allowing him to round the Hornsea goalkeeper and double the lead.
Pressure continued through the half from Beverley, Danny Norton coming on for Stuart Oliver gave Town the creative flexibility to push for goals at a higher tempo. Another goal came through Waudby, who would go on to get 4, who scuffed his shot sending the keeper the wrong way. Hornsea managed to pull one back before the end of the second half capitalising on a mistake from Adam Nicholson in the Beverley net. The keeper cleared the ball but it landed at the feet of a Hornsea player who chipped it from range to give the Seasiders hope of a comeback. This would be squashed though with Waudby completing his first half hattrick through two 1 on 1s with the keeper meaning it ended 5-1 at the break.
The second half would go from bad to worse for Hornsea, Joe Norton would come on for Bowes at the interval showcasing a desire not to give up attacking even with such a dominant lead already. Waudby would open the scoring of the second half with a spectacular effort, that spectators would refer to as a cross but we all know it was a fantastic effort of a shot, looping over the heads of everyone in the box for the ball to find itself in the top corner. This would be his final contribution to the game as he was replaced by Olly Baldwin.
A 7th would come through Joe Norton as he found Jason Crisp’s corner at the backpost, heading home to keep the attacking dominance going. The next 10 minutes would show Hornsea as a team who didn’t want to drop tools. Their forwards and wingers brought some pressure, showing some impressive skill to get past the centre-backs but this 10 minute spell of attacks for the home side couldn’t provide a further consolation goal.
Danny Norton’s top performance was rewarded with a goal, Olly Baldwin finding space in midfield and putting through a lovely ball to the captain to make it 8-1. Norton would then return the favour, getting the ball to Baldwin on the right wing where the tricky winger would clip the ball past a defender before shooting home for the 9th.
Hornsea would finally get their second consolation goal as they picked up the ball on the edge of the box from a corner, where they lifted the ball over Nicholson in the Beverley net to make it 9-2. An instant reply from Michael O’Connell to make it 10-2 would bring the game back into Beverley’s favour and dominance. The final goal would come from Baldwin who picked up the ball from Joe Norton and shooting it home in the box for the final kick of the game.
The game shows the intensity and quality Beverley are able to put on and with 7 games to go before the end of the season, a title push can be the only goal. Town find themselves top of the league on goal difference with Westella in second however Beverley have 2 games in hand. Beverley’s next game is a midweek away tie to Barton Town Reserves on Wednesday. Barton have been on a good run of form, besides Saturday’s loss to LIV Supplies, finding themselves in 5th place so it will be a good test for us before we have a week break with no game on the Saturday.
Beverley Line Up: Adam Nicholson, Zak Oakshott, Ryan McAllister, Kurt Bedford, Dean Larvin, Stu Oliver (Danny Norton), Jason Crisp, Mike O Connell, Dan Finch (Charlie Dunkerley), Adam Bowes (Joe Norton), Will Waudby (Olly Baldwin)
Match report from Riley Sommerville