Extra time heartbreak for Cockermouth
Published at 19:29, Thursday, 04 March 2010
Cockermouth were knocked out of the U13 County Cup in dramatic fashion, their semi-final with Pirelli going to extra time.
Earlier Cockermouth had fought back from being 2-0 down to level the game but the bigger and stronger Pirelli side won through.
Pirelli started brighter, putting Cockermouth under pressure and scoring after 10 minutes.
Cockermouth started to produce the better football with wingers Joe Fanthorpe and Jonty Fish to the fore but couldn’t find an equaliser and it was against the run of play that Pirelli from a corner doubled their lead.
Cockermouth continued to play good flowing football and their reward came when Hugh Taylor was put in on goal to curl a shot past the Pirelli keeper.
The goal added to Cockermouth’s confidence and Pirelli were struggling to get out of their own half.
Cockermouth equalised from a Lewis Horsley corner flicked on by Owen Dixon and well finished off by Josh Young to make it 2-2 at half-time.
Cockermouth again produced the better football in the second half but there were no further goals and extra time was required.
The first period was evenly matched with both sides having chances but coming back from 2-0 down began to take its toll.
Pirelli pressed them back into their own half and though Cockermouth’s defence was marshaled by Owen Dixon the pressure finally told and Pirelli scored.
Whitehaven MS 1
Late in a well-contested game U14 Dan Graham broke out of a congested midfield to score the winner for Cockermouth.
Earlier Dom Mandale had netted his eighth of the season to give a first half lead but Whitehaven equalised in the second half.
Cockermouth, with Jack Stephenson and Hayden Barcock excellent in defence, repelled some good openings for Whitehaven and held on by their fingernails to win.
Curwen Park 7
Cleator MC B 2
Curwen Park came away with the U13 points after conceding from the penalty spot.
A very determined and strong Curwen Park took control and scored through Jordan Ferguson (2), Zach Jones, Callaum Sutton, Lewis Hull, Liam McCullough and Matthew Fowler.
Matthew Bryden and Cameron Meighan were the scorers for Cockermouth in this U9 match.
A hat-trick from Michell Stephenson and a goal from Connor Kilgour gave Seaton the points in this U9 encounter.
Workington Red Star 0
Allerdale Leisure 4
Allerdale won this U10 league one game thanks to goals from Kieran Carruthers, Brooklyn Weir and Keenan McKenzie (2).
On target for Seaton in this U10 league two match were Luke Mitchell (2), Rhys Mifsud (2), Robbie Teasdale and Daniel McMinn.
Cockermouth blasted in seven goals in this U10 league two encounter. Ryan Scott hit a hat-trick and other goals came from Aaron Porthouse, Luis Kelk and Thomas Martin (2).
Whitehaven MS 1
Aston Reynolds scored twice for Crosby in this U10 league two game.
Workington Jnrs 4
Goals from Matthew Reid, Luke Melroy, Niall McGhee and Lee Wolfe took Workington to victory in this U16 division two match. Ellis Guardhouse scored for Netherhall.
West Coast 2
This U16 division game was settled with goals from Stainburn’s Jamie Glover and Jordan McGuirk (2).
Workington Jnrs 10
Lewis Mulla led the scoring in this U16 division one match with a hat-trick. Other goals came from Dominic Scott (2), Oliver Mahoney, Ryan Connelly, Bradley Johnstone and Jake Vailionis (2).
St Bees 0
In the first game of two this was a closely contested U11 encounter with both teams having chances but it was Cockermouth who opened the scoring when Scott Sowerby passed the ball beyond the St Bees defence to set up Jonathon Bell who chipped the ball over the advancing keeper.
St Bees 6
St Bees took control in the second game and quickly opened up a three-goal lead before half-time.
Cockermouth kept their heads up and were rewarded with a goal from Thomas White but it was St Bees who dominated and added another three to finish comfortable winners.
Other results - U9 Cleator MC 4 Whitehaven MS 3, Maryport Monsters 0 Allerdale Leisure 1, Whitehaven AFC 2 St Bees A 0.
U10 League one: Windscale 2 Whitehaven AFC 1, Windscale 2 Cleator MC 1. U11 St Bees 6 Cockermouth 1. U12 Windscale 0 Cleator MC 6. U14 girls Whitehaven AFC 4 Parton 2.
U16 Division one: Whitehaven MS 7 St Bees 3. Division two: Windscale 1 Whitehaven MS 1. U18 Whitehaven MS 5 Cockermouth 1.
U14 League Cup semi-final: Cleator MC A 4 Cleator MC B 1.
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