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Photos: Zoe Bennell
UYFC secured an emphatic win on Sunday 16th February against a weak Hull side, but failed to push themselves into second place and the vital qualifier position that they needed. Although they secured all three points, goal difference alone separated York from the all important qualifier position.
UYFC stormed out of the blocks first, scoring from kick-off, with captain and leading league goal scorer Alex Tringham scoring within seven seconds of the whistle blowing. Hull, however recovered quickly after early defensive errors, pegging back the Black and Gold and scoring after eight minutes to level the score. York were to score again some three minutes later, with Hull scoring again quickly after that, leaving the score tied at two goals each. Hull would have been the happier of the two teams from the first 15 minutes, capitalizing chances although they had been dominated by a forceful York attack.
Alex Tringham was to break the deadlock and give the home side a commanding lead before halftime, scoring three goals in quick succession, with one taken from the penalty spot after a strong challenge from Hull’s Spanish number 7, which earned him a yellow card. A quick tap in from Mark Howorth shortly before half time left the score at 6-2, capping an entertaining half of football from UYFC.
The second half was to prove less entertaining, although a quick goal from the Hull number 7 proved to be the only highlight of a period of Hull domination. York were mainly kept in their own half, with chances only coming on the counter. Hull were to go a man down, after a second yellow card for their number 7 after a poor tackle, sealing his fate after challenging the referees decision. This was the end of any Hull hopes of getting more goals, with Tringham yet again scoring to make the final score 7-3.
UYFC coach Junior Roberti was in a rueful mood following the match, telling Vision “I was disappointed that we did not take full advantage of the opportunities which came our way. It was a good win, but on the back of a nine goal thrashing against Manchester, I feel we needed a few more goals. The Lincoln match is hugely important and we all look forward to pushing on.”