It’s six of the best for all conquering Ferrybridge

Mikey Dunn, who finished the season with 52 goals for Ferrybridge Progressive. Picture: MARK WYARD
Mikey Dunn, who finished the season with 52 goals for Ferrybridge Progressive. Picture: MARK WYARD

Ferrybridge Progressive signed off on their incredible season with a sixth trophy success as they triumphed in the Oakworth Open Cup final.

The Premier Division champions proved too strong for First Division side Upton Wrangbrook as they ran out 13-0 winners at Havercroft & Ryhill Sports Centre.

Despite the heavy defeat Upton can take great heart in the never say die attitude they showed right until the end of the game. It was one way traffic, though, right from the start and the goals came at regular intervals.

Mikey Dunn got the ball rolling early in the game. Following a James Hicks flick the striker raced clear of the Upton defence and rounded the keeper to open the scoring.

Dunn then turned provider as he played in Danny Middleton, the winger cutting inside the box before firing powerfully home.

It was 3-0 inside 15 minutes when Ferrybridge scored the best of their goals, Alex Booth starting and finishing a great move involving Middleton.

Hicks’ cross was then turned into the net by an Upton defender to make it four. Regan Fish played a massive part in Ferrybridge’s fifth as he beat two men with a powerful run and found Hicks who powered a shot home,

Dunn added a sixth with five minutes of the half left before two quick goals from Hicks, the first a tap-in and the second a back post header, secured himself a hat-trick and meant that Ferry took an eight goal advantage into the second half.

It was Hicks who scored the second half’s first goal, when he found the net from some 35 yards out.

It was not long before it was double figures as Dunn was felled in the box and goalkeeper Martin Picken was given the chance to lash home the resulting penalty. Dunn completed his hat-trick when he tapped home from inside the box.

Upton mustered their first real chance of the game, but their striker was denied by a good save by Picken, diving neatly to protect his near post.

It was Ferrybridge who found the net again following a corner when the ball fell kindly to Lee Waites, who showed great composure to strike an unstoppable volley into the roof of the net.

There was still time for Ferry to add another, Dunn showing his trademark twist and turns to work his way into the box and fire past the keeper for his 52nd goal of the season.

Hicks’ powerful performance up front earned him the man of the match.

It has been an amazing season for Ferrybridge as they have won every competition they have played in. The management of the club would like to thank every player for their efforts this season.