Whitby Town
Tue 06 Feb 2024  ·  North Riding Senior Cup 23-24
Northallerton Town
J Stayman-Colin (83')
Whitby Town FC
Whitby Town
B Fewster (23'), (90'), (90')
Northallerton Town 1-3 Whitby Town

Northallerton Town 1-3 Whitby Town

Liam Ryder7 Feb - 20:09
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By Will Berwick

A Bradley Fewster hat-trick fired Whitby Town into the WOODSmith Construction North Riding Senior Cup semi-finals, despite a late scare from Northallerton Town.

It was third time lucky for the Seasiders as they finally managed to get their game at the Calverts Stadium played after several postponements due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Blues came into the game on the back of a 3-0 victory against Basford United the previous Saturday, and Nathan Haslam made several changes to his line-up with Connor Smith, Aaron Haswell, Jamie Bramwell, Alfie Doherty, and Fewster all returning to the starting eleven.

The opening the minutes saw both teams trying to figure each other out and get a hold of the game. That was until Northallerton had a strong strike on goal which was easily dealt with by Shane Bland.

Northallerton would prove to be a very tough unit to break down as Whitby had to recycle the ball a lot and try to find a way to goal through a solid low block.

However, in the 23rd minute Brad Fewster would fire the Seasiders ahead after Nathan Thomas' floated cross into the box found the head of Stephen Walker who unselfishly headed the ball back across the box to an unmarked Fewster, who calmly slotted the ball home.

Jacob Gratton came on for Junior Mondal towards the end of the first half, possibly with Saturday’s home clash against FC United of Manchester in the mind of Haslam.

After the interval, Whitby would get an early shot in on goal from Walker who was replaced by Priestley Griffiths shortly after.

Northallerton would then start to get a sustained spell on top as Bland in the Whitby goal found himself a lot busier and more concerned by the host's attacking threat.

Shortly after, the home side would smack the goalpost of Bland as Drummond’s strike seemed to have the Whitby shot stopper beaten.

And in the 84th minute, Northallerton deservedly equalised after some sloppy defending by the Blues following a corner, allowing Jacob Stayman-Colin to fire the ball into the back of the net.

But with a penalty shoot-out looming, Fewster came to Whitby's rescue, netting two injury-time goals on the counter-attack as he scored two almost identical goals to complete his hat-trick and send the Seasiders through to the semi-finals where a game against Scarborough Athletic or Guisborough Town awaits away from home.

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