Away cup match played on 05 December 2015.
Kicked off at 1:30 PM

**Romance is Dead**

Lealholm Whitecaps - 6
Goal Sports Giants - 2 – Friend (2)

The Eyres Scaffolding MOM – Neil Prentice (Pictured)

The Everley Fan Of The Match – Stefan Campbell (Pictured)
Attendance - 22

Report by Randy Bloomshield - Scarborough News Of The World
The romance of the cup was well and truly blown away today at a very blustery Leafy Meadows, Lealholm.

The Giants had a much changed line up, with Greymar, Hill, Burrows and Pollard all entering the starting line up as a whole host of changes were enforced due to other boys sadly being elsewhere.

With the wind in their faces the away side started brightly, as recent Scarborough Athletic hero Tyson Stubbings, 17, jingle jangled his way through on the left hand side, and Pollard and Prentice were combining to decent effect down the opposite flank.

Sadly the early furrows in to enemy territory (which after a half time vote by the lads will NOT be bombed by armed forces) did not bring any real goal getting chances, and it was the home side that would stain the sheets first.

The Whitecaps won the ball back on the 30 metre line and the young boy found his friend inside the 18 yard danger zone. All that was left was for the Lealholm Franchise forward to goal tuck the soccer right in to the soccer goal interior and that was it, the scoring opened.

Neil Prentice was struggling with the pacey, height restricted Lee Brennan on the right hand side as the little magician repeatedly inserted the fist in the opening 30 minutes. A source close to Brennan said “I proper raped him, isn’t he that black dude that does Youtube and has that “Keep up” song in the charts, I didn’t know he played footy!?” to our post-match reporter Gail Hailstorm.

The second goal was inserted in to the Giants back door shortly after, as a long ball, which was the theme of the day really, was fired over from the Giants left and head kicked back in to the 6 yard extreme danger zone for a Whitecaps front man to prod in from close range.

Two more strikes were inserted before the end of the first period which left the away side with an uphill struggle, and very sad, at 4 goals to Neil down as the hooter went.

George Thompson was introduced at the interval after impressing scouts with some real good kicks of the pigskin whilst playing for the Uni Sunday League Side the Scarborough Campus Hulldogs.

Again, like the first period the away side came out quickly with Thompson looking like a real livewire out wide, and the jet-heeled George Friend also looking more of a threat on the opposite side.
It was the later who brought the scores back to four points to one as he inserted his goal shot after a goal mouth scramble from a flag kick.

Thompson had a penalty appeal turned down after admitting “he really hurt me, I’ve a real bad scratch on my foot, and I’m going to get my dad on his dad now” and Friend fired wide when well placed in the box. But the chances were a coming!

The Giants defence then went in to suicide mode once again as a quick kick from goal denyer Tom Peacock found Stewie Wilson on the left. Due to a lack of being able to kick with his left foot Wilson was left with no other option but to “bring out the tekkers” as he attempted a cruyff turn outta nowhere – only to have the pigskin nabbed from him and subsequently see it thrashed past Peacock for goal number 5.

The game had become scrappy with the pitch tearing up and the ball spending most of the time in the air, but Friend did manage to bag his second of the match and cap a decent display with his first ever brace for the club after some swell work by substitute and club hard man Louis Messruther.

Substitute Cambi#9 also came close for the Giants as he saw his goalazo attempt well saved by the Lealholm goal-denyer, which left his brother very upset on the sidelines. "I had £20 on him to bag any time, I proper needed that to come in to get my weekly shop too!" said Cambi to touchline reporter Hailstorm.

The final goal summed up the game, and wouldn’t have looked out of place on Strictly Come Dancing as defenders Ed Burrows and Phil Hill played out their own version of the Tango – leaving the ball for another time and the Whitecaps forward nipped in to finish as Burrows finished the dance thrust tight to Hills chest much to the gasps of disappointment from the away fans.

The Giants will undoubtedly see better days but after firmly believing the romance of the cup was alive and active after some recent excellent victories it now all seems to be no more than a myth or legend.
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