Cup joy for Ferrybridge

Ferrybridge Progressive's Regan Fish, who hit a hat-trick in the Embleton Cup final. Picture: MARK WYARD
Ferrybridge Progressive's Regan Fish, who hit a hat-trick in the Embleton Cup final. Picture: MARK WYARD

A brilliant hat-trick from youngster Regan Fish ensured Ferrybridge Progressive retained the Embleton Cup in fine fashion as they beat local side Knottingley Albion Vets 7-2.

The Albion side were packed with first class players, but in the end their old legs ran out and Ferrybridge were never really troubled,

Ferry took the lead early on as excellent play from winger Fish saw him advance into the box and pick out Mikey Dunn with a pinpoint cross. Dunn made no mistake, finishing coolly from inside the area, and soon made it 2-0 when he tapped home a spilt Danny Middleton shot.

Middleton then added a third, powering home a shot after a lovely lay-off by Fish.

Nikki Ramskill had the Vets’ first chance following good work from Richard Stack and Paul Fish, but the striker’s soft shot went straight at keeper Adam Tasker. Jason Thornton was at full stretch to deny Fish as the first half came to end with Ferrybridge firmly in control.

James Hicks added a fourth virtually straight after the restart, the tall striker showing real class to control the ball with his chest and then volley a shot over the keeper’s head from well over 30 yards.

It was five soon after with Fish getting his first of the game after a neat lay-off from Middleton.

Craig Hewitt got one back for the Vets, using his strength to neatly turn and slot home.

But Kyle Fish’s introduction saw him play in his older brother Regan for Ferrybridge’s sixth, his looping effort from afar nesting into the top corner.

Hewitt added another rather soft goal for Knottingley as the ball crept through the legs of Tasker legs.

But Regan Fish had the final word when he completed his hat-trick from the spot after Kyle Fish was brought down.

Martin Picken, who replaced Tasker in the nets, then did brilliantly to keep out an effort from Peter Baker as Ferrybridge saw out the remainder to win their first trophy of the new season.