East Riding FA Waking Football League
Following on form the FA Peoples Cup weekend two Grimsby Corinthians travelled over the Humber Bridge for the next round of fixtures in the East Riding FA Walking Football League.
Corinthians team 1 made a good start against Cottingham Rangers with Paul Goodhand and John Molloy peppering the goal with shots from all angles, but the on-form keeper stubbornly refused to concede. As the first half continued Cottingham found their feet and sneaked a well concealed chip into the top corner of the net. Although Corinthians were dominant, with solid performances from defence Pete Coles and Ian Dye, a change may prove fruitful. So, the second half made way for new signing Pete Harris and veteran Andy Shaw. Andy found space in mid field and lashed out a right foot shot and found the corner off the net. 1 – 1, game on. Cottingham failed to learn by their mistakes and moments later allowed Andy a second chance as before with the same outcome, 2- 1. Cottingham now out of defensive mode tried to push forward. A mistake in the corner and a pull back to John Molloy, who professionally tucked the ball into the back of the net. Result 3-1.
Hull Tigers Community Trust were Corinthians second opponents of the night. A tight first half saw John Molloys goal giving Corinthians a slight edge. Corinthians seemed to be coasting to victory after two more goals in the second half, which included a debut goal from Pete Harris. However, Tigers refused to give in and pulled back two goals. Time was eventually on Corinthians side, who won 3 -2. A good overall performance, with fine saves and distribution from goalkeeper Brian Bagnall.
Corinthians Two faced Hornsea in their first game and despite going 1-0 down won convincingly 5-1 with Trevor Miall scoring 3. The game was tougher than the score line suggested. Their second game pitched them against AFC Tickton and this turned out to be a really close match. Tickton took the lead with a thunderous shot and remained 1-0 leaders at halftime. Corinthians probed hard to beat the Tickton defensive line, but poor finishing and good keeping seemed to have Corinthians heading towards defeat. Things changed though when Mick Hill equalised with a mis hit scuffed shot that somehow beat the Tickton keeper, this changed the game although Corinthians were indebted to a brilliant save by keeper Carl Reeve before Steve King netted the winner.
Corinthians two lead the league having a 100% record with Corinthians 1 just 3 points behind in second place.
‘Roy of the Corinthians’ in goalscoring form for England
On Sunday 3rd March Grimsby Corinthians Roy Gladwell turned out for the WFA over 60s England Representative team against Wales over 60s during a series of games between the two nations played at FA Ste Georges Park.
Roy played in the shadow squad and had a tremendous experience playing on the Sir Alf Ramsay indoor pitch. Following on from the national anthems Roy played a significant part in the teams’ victory scoring twice and helping set up the third goal in a 3-1 victory. It was a good day all round for England as they won all 4 fixtures against the Welsh.
A number of the International players will be playing in the upcoming event at the Bradley Football Centre on 19th March when teams battle it out for the LinxWF Community Charity Shield and look to raise funds for Dementia UK.