Hunmanby lose out in cup thriller

HUNMANBY Juniors slipped out of the East Yorkshire League Cup after suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cherry Burton.

The Hunmanby youngsters controlled the game for long periods, but in difficult conditions they just couldn't put the ball in the net.

There were chances a plenty in the first half, with Liam Jack, John Storey Ryan Clark and William Bradley all catching the eye in attack.

Burton did have a chance or two of their own, but keeper William Baines kept them at bay with some confident stops, while Harvey Smart and Craig Ward impressed in defence.

The lack of top-scorer Alex Crawford was proving to be a blow, though Hunmanby did win a penalty in the second half when Bradley was brought down. The Burton keeper made a fine save from Jack's kick.

The game seemed to be heading into extra-time, but in the very last minute, Burton broke away and scored the decisive goal.

Hunmanby also lost out in the friendly game that followed, despite testing the Burton keeper on a number of occasions.

Ben Grevett, Joe Davis and Jack Rafferty did well in a solid performance.

Hunmanby return to league action tomorrow when they travel to Bridlington Town Juniors.