Grangetown played their first home game in the North Riding Challenge Sunday Cup against Riverside Rovers. The hosts had plenty of possesion in the first half with some good passing continuing were they left off from last week and after only two minutes man-of-the-match Craig Ruddy shot just over the bar after beating two Riverside defenders.
With early pressure and playing at a fast pace, Ruddy then found young striker Mark Barker at the far post after 5mins of the game only to his effort go wide of the post. A minute later full back Stuey Roberts drives well towards the visitors goal and see's his shot go well over the bar.
For the rest of the half Grangetown continued to dominate and have plenty of possesion playing some neat passing football, and a strong defence keeping the host's quiet.
Chances from Liam Lawlor, Mark Barker, Craig Ruddy and Ste Scott should of put Grangetown in front going into half time. Managers Sy Murkin and Rob Scott were hoping it was not going to be one of those days where the ball couldnt find the back of the net after creating so many great chances and some fine saves from the Riverside keeper.
With 5mins of the first half remaining Ste Scott recieves a yellow card and Grangetowns first of the season.
HALF TIME 0-0
After getting the team in and getting them composed again, patience was a key factor for the second half and keeping disciplined.
GOAL - 52MINS Grangetown were not made to wait long for the opening goal of the game when 7mins into the second half, young striker Mark Barker turned two defenders after a great through ball from Ste Scott to see his shot leave the visiting keeper flat footed and shoot into the top of the goal.
Again Barker was on target again only to see his shot turned round the post for a Grangetown corner.
GOAL - 59MINS After a good run hitting the bar line and sending in a low pass, Lawlor found fellow midfielder Ruddy, to calmly shoot home in the top corner of the net.
GOAL - 60MINS Before Riverside could adjust to the increasing pressure from Grangetown full back Stuey Roberts unleashed a 30 yard left foot shot into the bottom corner of the host's goal and set the tone for the rest of the match as Grangetown continued to dominate and stepped up a level playing some quality football.
SUBSTITUTION 61 MINS Lloyd on for Roberts
Riverside heads went down at this point as Grangetown give them a lesson on how to keep possesion.
GOAL - 66MINS After good teamwork and a great cross in from Andrew Donachie, Craig Ruddy found the ball and volleyed home from 20yards out to score Grangetowns fourth of the game.
The next twenty minutes Grangetown's fitness and strength showed as they outplayed the hosts, and could of went further ahead when Lawlow hit the woodwork for a second time in the match and Kelly seeing his header cleared off the line.
SUBSTITUTIONS 71MINS Hutchinson on for Barker
73 MINS Lincoln on for Scott
GOAL - 84MINS Peter Kelly rises above everyone in the box after a great corner delivered in by Ruddy
GOAL - 85MINS GOAL OF THE GAME, A minute later Andrew Donachie unleashers a 20yard shot that leaves the Riverside keeper flat footed
GOAL - 88 MINS Man of the Match Ruddy, completes his hat-trick and sends Grangetown into the third round of the cup.
FULL TIME 7-0