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LOCAL SOCCER: Beverley in seventh heaven!

Sculcoates Amateurs 1 – 7 Beverley Town (Saturday January 6)

Town were back in Humber Premier League action after a six-week competitive lay-off and manager Rich Jagger was keen for his side to hit the ground running. And they did exactly that when Matty Littlefield put Beverley one-up after only three minutes with a fine left-footed finish from the edge of the box.

Town continued to pile on the pressure and should have increased their lead when Aldo Hysenaj blazed over the bar from four yards out with an open goal at his mercy. He made up for his miss, however, when on the half-hour he put Town 2-0 up with a sublime chip over the keeper from 25 yards out.

Beverley continued to dominate and, apart from a couple of corners, Sculcoates never threatened Town’s goal.

Town started the second half exactly the same as the first, but better!  Young debutant Niall Ringrose put Town 3-0 up, just 48 seconds after the re start.  A fine cross from Joe Norton was headed in at the back post by the lively Ringrose.

Aldo Hysenaj then added another screamer,  curling the ball  into the top corner from 30 yards out to put Town 4-0 up on 65 minutes and the game was now out of sight.  Craig Muirhead went on to add two more fantastic goals, which rounded off a great performance for Muirhead, who was skipper on the day.

Sculcoates grabbed a consolation goal to make it 6-1; however another wonder goal, this time from Leon Dawson, made it it 7-1 to Beverley. Dawson, returning after a long injury layout, picked up the ball just inside Sculcoates half, went past a couple of defenders and chipped the keeper from 45 yards out.

Full time Scullcoates Amateurs 1-7 Beverley Town. Beverley are now fourth in the table.

Manager Rich Jagger was delighted after the game: “I said to the lads we must hit the ground running, and that’s exactly what we did.  We’ve played a couple of friendlies and trained hard over Christmas, and that really stood us in good stead today.  As well as the fitness and desire, we just had too much quality for Scullys.  We know these two games are massive for us and everyone in the squad delivered the goods today.  We look forward to playing Reckitts at home next week in another massive game”