16 June 2024

Easington blown off course – on and off the pitch!

by Richard Lusmore

Last weekend proved to be one of frustration for the Eastenders with disappointing results on the field accompanied by potentially pivotal setbacks off it.

In the two games to be played, the reserves dropped two valuable points in Right Car East Riding County League Division 2 when allowing Bridlington Rovers Pandas to come back from 4-1 down to force a draw at Low Farm.

Meanwhile, in Division 4, the thirds were beaten 2-1 at bottom club Filey Town Development.

Turning to the Sunday and the Awd Ezzies didn’t even get so far as kicking off their scheduled game with Oak Road Rangers in Hull Vets League Division 6. The points were conceded by the locals due to lack of numbers and amid growing concerns over the team’s immediate future.

Throw in the club’s disappointment at the outcome of the reserves’ claim for the points from the recent game at Costello, and it doesn’t constitute one of the better weekends in the current season!

Although their opponents were found guilty of playing an unregistered player and falsifying their team sheet in the process, for which they were fined and deducted a point, the result (a 1-1 draw) stands. The Eastenders will now consider lodging an appeal.

Easter promises to bring more by way of frustration with plenty of absentees among the ranks as the locals try to fulfil three Saturday fixtures.

After a fortnight’s inactivity, the first team are back in action when they head up to Filey Town hoping to reverse the result of their recent meeting at Low Farm. Unfortunately, they are set to do so without several key players. Defenders Oli Bewell and Dan Warcup are missing, while Lucas Sneddon is suspended and possible replacement Charlie Clark is unavailable. On the flip side, skipper Liam Murrey, Matt Adamson and Dan Smith are all in line to return.

Since that meeting at Low Farm, Filey have featured in successive games with 4-2 scorelines, beating bottom club Hedon Rangers Reserves a fortnight ago before losing to a resurgent Pelican Rangers at the weekend.

In Division 2, Adam Jamieson will be desperate for his team to avoid any more slip-ups when they travel to Hessle Rangers Juniors. At time of going to print, there is still some uncertainty around the game given that the venue at Wolfreton School was unavailable last time the fixture fell in the school holidays.

Alongside the injured Steve Jamieson, the stiffs will be without the aforementioned Clark and Curtis McElwee from their likely line-up, while Michael Penny is suspended following his dismissal last weekend.

The third team are the only Easington side at home this Saturday. They are due to host Wareham Forest Reserves in Division 4, with Danny Cothay likely to step up in the absence of manager Sam Outing.

Away from the action, our belated congratulations go to Dan and Corrina Warcup on the occasion of their wedding last Sunday. Also, congratulations to Dan Smith and all involved in last week’s Darren Uscroft Memorial charity event, which the club were proud to be associated with.

The club would like to thank James and Claire at the Coach & Horses, Welwick, for their support over the past year. We wish them all the best in their new venture.

On a more sombre note, we were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Terry Heap, a long-time supporter of the club. Our condolences go to his family.

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