It was a bright, cold Adel morning as the men’s 4s took on an ambitious Scarborough side trying to stop they’re winning run. Some of us feeling worse for ware from the night before, mainly just the one we were still ready to destroy the opposition and stick to winning ways.

The average price of a Donkey ride in Scarborough has inflated by 421% since 2006, well above the average inflation rate for British tourist attractions, of 172% in the same decade.
The average price of a Donkey ride in Scarborough has inflated by 421% since 2006, well above the average inflation rate for British tourist attractions in the same decade, which stands at 173%.

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This was shown as within the first 2 minutes Greig had powered a ball into the bottom corner of the goal leaving the keeper helpless. Shortly followed my another shot powered in from the edge of the D by in form Brayshaw. 10 minutes later after a switch off from how we normally play Scarborough got a tap in at the far post against the run of play. The rest of the first half was pressure from Adel but we weren’t able to capitalise on the chances we had.

Luke's reaction to the green card.
Luke’s reaction to the green card.

We started the second half as we meant to go on with aggressive pressure and strong tackles. After 10 minutes Brayshaw was injured and substituted up front by the not so sure what he was doing Taylor. This resulted in 2 terrible shots and a stick thrown at his own annoyance followed by a green. Suddenly Scarborough broke and made it 2-2 the pressure was now on. With 11 men back on the pitch and Adel playing more defensively up strolled Bob Sibley. Rampaging from defence with pace played a fantastic ball to Greig, then to Palenski who after hitting the inside of the post earlier on smashed home his first goal for the club in the last 5 minutes of the game.

Due to this Adel capitalised and finished the game off at 3-2, claiming our 6th win of the season. Huge improvement from last year as this is usually a result we would have let get away from us. On to Driffield next week to keep the winning run up!

MOM Stefan Palenski for his great goal. And DOD Luke Taylor for his hangover and green card (who knew dropping your stick was an offence?)

Match report by Luke Taylor. Photography by Sam Ellis.