The Harrogate Grammar School Senior Football team have been victorious in winning the U18 Yorkshire County Cup by beating Stokesley School 6-3 in a pulsating final held at York City’s ground.
Harrogate Grammar School (HGS) got off to a flying start with goals from Patrick Mayhew, Louis Maurice and a screamer from Joe Dorkings. With only a few moments left of the half a delicate chip over an advancing keeper by Joe Dorkings, after a sumptuous move, gave HGS a comfortable 4-0 half time lead.
Just after half time with the score at 4-0, HGS made a triple substitution and as the boys settled into the new formation Stokesley suddenly pounced with two quick goals. Rob Worrall steadied the ship with a wonderfully finished tap in from a great move.
Stokesley did not want to lie down and rallied again scoring with still 15 minutes to go to make it 5-3 to HGS. The HGS defence was steadied after this and Stokesley never threatened again. A quick counter attacking move towards the end of the game saw Joe Dorkings and Christian King combine to put the finishing touches to a well worked goal, Christian King getting the final touch to make the final score 6-3.
Congratulations to all who played in this game and to all who played throughout the season.