Cumberland Senior County Cup Rd. 2 - Silloth 3 - Harraby Utd. 1
An understrength Harraby side went out of the County Cup to 'Cumberland County Premier League side, Silloth . From having a full squad on Friday we finished up with 12 players turning up due to late 'Call offs'
, perhaps a case of players expecting us to win so not wanting to be bothered as we were going in cars instead of a coach, most annoying
The game itself was always going to be a tough one as they currently stand 2cnd in their league ,but we didn't play bad , more Silloth raised their game & really put the effort in. They took the lead in their first attack on 5mins. when we gave the ball away in their half & they broke quickly , 3 against 2 , & the unmarked Brough drove home from 15yds. We got back into it on 25 when 'Chucky' superbly controlled the ball & 'lobbed' their keeper from 35yds, but a slip by a defender on the 'Greasy' surface [ it was pouring down ] saw Trestianu left unmarked to hit home from 7yds with the last kick of the half.
Second half we created numerous chances , but their keeper, Carr, pulled off some great saves ,they defended well & even had the cheek to grab a 3rd through Hayhurst on 58 mins.
On the credit side ,I could even watch the game from the Rugby Club bar so I kept dry [ on the outside
] , but to cap a bad day ,they didn't have 'Smiths'
, still ,well done to Silloth & all the best for the rest of the Competition.