Four star Sambrook is final hero for Featherstone

Kyle Sambrook.
Kyle Sambrook.

Featherstone Colliery striker Kyle Sambrook deservedly won the man of the match award after a stunning four-goal performance against Glasshoughton Welfare WYL in the Castleford and District Challenge Cup final.

In a game played at Glasshoughton’s Leeds Road ground, Colls ran out 7-0 winners against opponents from a division below them in the West Yorkshire League.

But it was not as one-sided as the final result would suggest. Glasshoughton made all the early running, but with centre-backs Chris Appleyard and David Price in fine form they rarely threatened the goal.

Appeals for a penalty from Glasshoughton were waved away before Colls finally put a move together to win a corner. From it Appleyard headed them in front after 25 minutes.

Glasshoughton responded immediately and saw a shot hit the top side of the crossbar.

But with less than 10 minutes of the half left the game was suddenly taken right away from them as Sambrook scored a super hat-trick.

His first goal was a cracker as Si Davis put a ball through for Sam Harrison to flick on and from the edge of the box Sambrook sent a shot straight into the top corner.

Shortly after Scott Ellam put Harrison through on goal and he squared it for Sambrook to add his second.

Then a great piece of individual skill and finishing from Sambrook saw him complete his hat-trick and a stunned Glasshoughton went in 4-0 down at the break.

Early in the second half Davis and Harrison were replaced by Paul Echeazeu and James Dunn after picking up injuries, but Featherstone continued on top.

Dunn was quickly in the action as he put Kyle Macdonald in to make it 5-0. Sambrook added his fourth with another well taken goal from an acute angle and late on Ellam completed the scoring after some good play from Sambrook and Echeazeu to round off a stunning cup win for the Colls.