Knaresborough unlucky to be beaten at Yorkshire Amateur
By Belinda Hamer
Yorkshire Amateur (2) 2 Knaresborough Town (0) 1
Knaresborough Town went down 2-1 at Yorkshire Amateur, but, as with many games this season, they controlled matters for long periods without significantly troubling the opposition goalkeeper. Sam Lee was soon in action, saving well from an Ashley Flynn free kick as the home side started quickly and they took the lead in the 7th minute. Knaresborough lost possession down the right side and Callum Charlton was left with too much space to cross for Fernando Moke to slam home. Luke Stewart headed over from a Brad Walker cross with the first Knaresborough chance before Gregg Anderson cleared a shot from Devonte Newman-Morton off his own line. The second Amateur goal arrived in the 42nd minute when Moke turned provider with another centre from the left which Newman-Morton headed home easily. Knaresborough set about their work with more conviction in the second half and Walker fired over and Stewart was narrowly wide from Dom Wilson’s pass before they pulled one back in the 59th minute when Walker’s snap shot with his less-favoured left foot, found the right corner of the net. Anderson headed over the top from a Dan Thirkell free kick before two late Ben Cohen efforts. The first was saved comfortably by Graham McLachlan and the second flew too high. Amateur then came very close to adding to their total when Lee made a superb save to deny Moke and then pickled himself up and flung himself to his right to keep out the follow up from Brice Tiani.
Next Wednesday (April 24th) the reserves are at home to Huddersfield Amateur (Kick off 7.30 p.m.). On Saturday, the first team visit Liversedge in their final game of the season (Kick off 3.00 p.m.), while the reserves take on Leeds City at Manse Lane (Kick off 2.30 p.m.).
Fernando Moke scores for Yorkshire Amateur
Devonte Newman-Morton scores for Yorkshire Amateur