**Challenge Cup Result**
Goal Sports Giants - 2 - Greymar (p), Harrison
Itis Itis Rovers - 4
Report by Randy Bloomshield, Scarborough News Of The World.
The Giants bow out of their second cup competition in as many weeks after a battling performance against the Super League C Harlem Globetrotters that are Itis Itis Rovers.
Debutant Devon Harrison went close with a rasping volley on 35 minutes as the game produced few chances in the first period.
Rovers goaldenyer Judda made a mess of a backpass and almost gifted the purple garments the lead, letting the ball go through him and having to scamper back at pace? To hook it clear, with some fans claiming it had actually crossed the line!
Dan Pickard had a strong deathstrike claim denied, but that was that for the Giants attacking work as a lack of composure in the final third saw more lost balls than an Olivers Mount fixture.
Rovers missed their best chance of the game on the half time hooter as some guy flashed over from about 4 yards when unmarked.
First Period - Neil v Neil.
Dan Pollard finally decided to show up around the half time mark and tried to impress coach Plumpton with a couple of strategic lunges, claiming he had been stuck in traffic and hadn't known it was an earlier kick off!!! The Coach ignored his advances and the boys went back at it with a belief glory could be heading their way.
Somehow Pwillys sheet remained unstained, even after coach Barker, bringing himself on in the strike position fired wide from what must have been 2 yards.
Top knotted Curt Rose was the next to miss from inside the DBZ for Rovers but it would be youngster Harrison who broke the games deadlock with some sublime play on 67 minutes for the Giants.
After receiving the ball wide left, Harrison scoop turned his man, wiggled his right analogue stick and beat the next male and whipped the ball in to the far right upper 90 to send the boys in to a whole world of awesomeness.
Just like last week, a crazily high line was the undoing of the Giants as a huge punt forward was met by the onrushing Barker who slotted home with great aplomb to set the game at 1's.
Curt Rose also redeemed himself with some Michael Jordanesque hang time from a flag kick that saw his headkick no bounce in to the back of Pwillys SGI and the Rovers were in front for the first time.
Another well taken goal from Rovers followed shortly after, as the home side went "Park the Bus" on the D-pad and adopted a 5 man back line to great effect.
The 4th goal was a bit of a sickener, with the majority of soccer players calling for the ball to be booted out to tend to an injured Rover. Jones of the Rovers ignored the call and rushed past a number of players who had become prone and the goalshot occurred.
The game was all but over as the Rovers began to let their hair down, quite literally in Curt Rose's case (Pictured), but a late deathstrike by Mike Greymar made the score line slightly more respectable.
Coach Plumpton told Gail Hailstorm in the locker room "It was a terrific performance for the main part, with some quality displays to boot - especially the two new trialists"
"Good luck to the Rovers in the next round and hopefully we will get to battle them again when they finally step up and make the big time that is Super League B".
The Seamer Dynamo Res are up next week in one of only two cup competitions that are left up for grabs. A huge performance will be required for victory!
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