The shock result in Division One yesterday was East Yorkshire Carnegie’s excellent 4-1 triumph at league leaders Grimsby Borough thanks to two early penalties from Ryan Williams and second half goals from Dan and Josh Walker either side of Marc Cooper’s response for the hosts. The win puts EYC seven points clear of the relegation placings, writes Ian Robinson and, as was to be expected, Manager Leon Sewell was ecstatic when he contacted us last night.
“It’s not everyday you get to travel back home from Grimsby Borough and over the Humber Bridge a very happy Manager with three points on the board.”
It seems the win was not totally unexpected though, at least in the minds of the EYC management team, as Leon explained.
“Having had a good training session on Thursday night, myself and my assistant Chris Burke had a good feeling about today’s massive challenge. Today’s result has not been far away and I’m delighted for everyone connected with this great little club. I actually thought we played some good football this afternoon and looked lively all over, and the one time I needed goalkeeper David Robson to be at his best, he pulled off probably the save of the season.”
“I know Dan Barrett and the Grimsby camp are all a little bit annoyed with the officiating today, but credit to Dan, he was very gracious on our victory when we spoke after the game and I’m sure it’ll be a good hard fought game in the return fixture next Saturday as it’s our turn to welcome Borough to Dunswell Park.”
“On a personal note, thanks to the small travelling support on show today.”