Brannan’s boys on form to see off leaders Edgehill

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EDGEHILL’S 100 per cent league record came grinding to a halt as they suffered a 2-1 reverse at Filey Town.

Dave Brannan’s men secured the three points in front of a sizeable crowd at Clarence Drive despite Edeghill enjoying the lion’s share of possession in the second half.

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Filey took the lead when Will Hunter’s long throw-in was met by man of the match Lee Eblet, who headed past Jamie Haxby in between the Edgehill sticks.

Town’s lead was doubled when Ricky Tomlinson found himself one-on-one with Haxby and calmly rounded him before tapping into the vacated net.

They could have been three goals to the good shortly after when young prospect James Pinder found himself one-on-one but blazed his effort over the bar.

Edgehill rallied and halved the deficit when Lee Dennis took advantage of a mix-up in the Filey midfield and found the back of the net.

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This spurred Terry Jenkinson’s men on and they retained the bulk of the possession as Filey’s young charges started to flag a little.

But Edgehill couldn’t break through the Town rearguard and came up short as their 100 per cent start in the league couldn’t be extended to six games.

Delighted Town boss Dave Brannan said: “The game went well. We were missing Adam Ditchburn, Kristian Johnson, Liam Barnes and James Jenkinson, so we had to put a lot of younger players into the starting side for the game.

“Our lack of experience showed at times but the lads were great at the back.

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“Lee Eblet and Will Hunter were excellent at centre-back.

“Credit must go to Edgehill - they kept battling and looking for a way back into the game but we defended well and they didn’t test Andy Burrell on too many occasions.

“We’re making good progress at the club and these young lads are doing well.”