Scarborough Hockey Club men hit Bingley for six

Scarborough ace Rikki Lawrence scored a hat-trick for the firsts' in their 6-0 home win against Bingley Bees
Scarborough ace Rikki Lawrence scored a hat-trick for the firsts' in their 6-0 home win against Bingley Bees

Scarborough Hockey Club's men's first team brushed aside the challenge of fellow strugglers Bingley Bees, easing to a 6-0 success.

The bottom two sides of Division Four North met at Scarborough College in search of their first win of the season.

Scarborough produced a scintillating performance as they thrashed the Bees thanks to goals from Rikki Lawrence, who grabbed a hat-trick, captain Aaron Dyson, who bagged two and Jonny Scott.

The first half was very much a one-sided affair with Scarborough maintaining possession and pinging the ball around at pace aiming to stretch the away side's defence.

Ten minutes into the match Scarborough made the crucial breakthrough. This was through Lawrence, who created space in the D and accurately placed the ball into the top corner from a stunning reverse shot.

The home side continued to turn the screw and gained their just reward with an additional three goals in a matter of minutes.

The second came through Dyson, who deflected a shot in mid-air, while Scott added a third through a wonderful strike inside the D.

Dyson bagged his second of the match with darting run inside the box to meet a drilled cross by diving for the ball to place it past the away side's goalkeeper.

Scarborough were unable to add to their tally and went into half-time leading 4-0.

The second half continued in the same fashion as the first with the home side probing Bingley's goal.

Lawrence had the best chances but was unable to covert them during the early exchanges.

As the second half progressed Scarborough upped the tempo with slick/simple passes, Lawrence added a further two goals to secure his hat-trick.

The fifth home goal was a well-worked short corner where Lawrence was able to deflect the ball into the net after quick reactions, while the final goal was an accurate strike in the D.

Man of the match was Nicholas Thompson for displaying a solid performance in midfield with excellent ball control and defensive work.

This was Scarborough skipper Dyson’s first win, and he praised the teams excellent performance throughout the match and will be looking to continue this form away to Leeds Adel 3rd on Saturday, whilst the men’s 2nds are hosting Ben Rydding 5ths and the ladies 1sts are away to Leeds 5ths.