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LOCAL FOOTBALL: First home win for Town
Beverley Town 2 – 1 South Cave United (Saturday, September 9th)
Town earned a well deserved victory in a game in which they could have had more goals, had it not been for the post!
Beverley started the quicker of the two teams and skipper Nathan White hit the post with a left-foot shot on 11 minutes, which rebounded to safety. The game was pretty even at this stage; however Town had the better possession and created more chances in front of goal.
The Cave winger caused problems down the right-hand side, and Town’s left back Shaun Day found himself in the referee’s book on 25 minutes, after two clumsy challenges.
Beverley continued to play from the back and created good opportunities down the wings, with Joe Norton causing problems for Cave’s defence. But neither team could break the deadlock and the half time score remained 0-0.
Town came out of the traps flying at the start of the second half and went 1-0 up on 47 minutes, when Nathan White scored from five yards out after his first attempt had rebounded off the post.
Town were now well on top and pushed hard for the second goal, carving out numerous opportunities. On 52 minutes Alex Stark made it it 2-0 with a calm finish inside the penalty box after some fine work from Aldo Hysenaj.
The dangerous Stark then hit the post with a side-foot shot from the edge of the box after some neat work down the left-hand side. Town continued to press and created chances; Stark, Hysenaj and Norton all going close.
South Cave couldn’t carve out any clear-cut chances, but they did get a break when Town defender Dan McHale reacted to an off the ball incident and was given a straight red on 80 minutes .
Town survived some late pressure but South Cave grabbed a consolation at the death with a headed goal from a corner.
Beverley manager Rich Jagger was pleased with the result: “It was pleasing to get our first home win of the season. We played well; defensively we were never really in trouble and going forward we looked dangerous. Our midfield was solid and Stu Oliver was excellent in midfield alongside Kegan Rose.
“The only disappointment was to lose Dan McHale to a red card after he reacted to an off the ball incident. We are however full of confidence and look forward to playing away at Chalk Lane next Saturday.“