Cup triumph for Ferrybridge Progressive

Ferrybridge Progressive's Alex Booth, man of the match in the Embleton Cup final.
Ferrybridge Progressive's Alex Booth, man of the match in the Embleton Cup final.

Ferrybridge Progressive retained the Castleford & District Embleton Cup with an impressive display that brought them a 4-0 win over Featherstone Colliery in the final played at Glasshoughton Welfare’s ground.

Colliery made the worst possible start as they were awarded a free-kick on their edge of their own box but instead of settling they rushed it and passed straight to unmarked Ferry midfielder Del Pollock who put Rob Anderson in for an easy chance to make it 1-0 inside 10 minutes.

The game went scrappy with Ferry edging it, but it was not until the last five minutes of the half that Fev keeper Jamie Dyas had a save to make.

Then at the other end Scott Ellam had Fev’s first shot on goal and saw his effort well saved.

The second half saw both sides struggle to create chances until Colliery’s best player on the night, Gareth Ward, appeared to win the ball cleanly just outside his own box only for the referee to see differently. From the resulting free-kick Jamie Bird hit the ball straight at the keeper, who somehow let the ball squirm out of his hands to make it 2-0.

Fev tried hard to get back in the game, but they came up against a back four in excellent form and Ferry scored two late goals to seal their cup triumph with a fine move seeing Bird square for Pollock to tap in and Matthew Haigh on target with a long range effort.

Ferrybridge’s Alex Booth deservedly took the MOM.