After a hard fought one nil victory last week against Willerby Rangers, this week’s game was more straightforward, as Norstar travelled to North Froddingham. With the two teams at opposite ends of the division two table, the game panned out as many expected it too.
It’s hard to believe that the home side could have been two nil up inside the first five minutes. They utilised their big striker well, and he has two clear-cut chances, both failed to hit the target. From here on in, they failed to test Nathan Barr between the sticks for Norstar.
United had plenty of the ball, in particular, Jordan Hunt. Hunt fashioned several half chances with his willingness down the right flank, but Norstar failed to capitalise. The first real chance came in the form of a cheap free kick on the edge of the box, but Danny Cutsforth fired over the top.
Despite all their clever one and two touch football, the first goal came via a more direct approach. Luke Fyvie launched a long throw into the box, and skipper James Stainton rose highest to nod the visitors into the lead.
Moments later, it was two, and a case of déjà vu for the home side. Once again a Fyvie long throw was touched on by Stainton, and Callum Holmes was on hand at the back post to bundle the ball home.
The flow of the game was constantly interrupted by some questionable refereeing and many cynical fouls from the hosts. Norstar managed to keep their heads, and added a third before the break. A delightful through ball from Chris Johnson was latched onto by Conner a Watson, and he clinically finished past the onrushing keeper. Half time Norstar lead 3-0.
At the start of the second half, Norstar had lifted the tempo. The ball was moving a lot quicker, and their opponents were struggling to cope. Cutsforth and Pat Alston played a lovely one-two, with the former sending in a lovely cross, just out of reach of the advancing Nathan Malek.
Another slick interchange involving the same players saw Cutsforth burst into the penalty area. He was pole-axed, the referee awarded the penalty, and Fyvie made no mistake from the spot.
It had become a case of damage limitation for Brandesburton, as they moved their centre forward to centre-half in a bid to keep the visitors at bay. They needn’t have bothered, as the scoring continued. A cross came into the box, it wasn’t dealt with, and Stainton was pushed in the back. Cutsforth stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way. 5-0 Norstar.
There was still time for one final goal, as a blatant handball inside the box resulted in Norstar’s third penalty of the day. Super sub-Jordan Cartwright put the ball on the spot, and tucked it away beautifully, to round off a perfect game for the away side. 6-0 the full-time score.
Next up for Norstar is a cup game against East Yorkshire Carnegie next Sunday.
Squad; Pat Alston, Nathan Barr, Ashley Biglin, Jake Bristow, Jordan Cartwright, Dan Crofts, Danny Cutsforth, Luke Fyvie, Callum Holmes, Jordan Hunt, Chris Johnson, Ryan Langton, Nathan Malek, James Stainton, Conner Watson.