East Coast came out on top in the Derby match with York University Futsal team, in Bridlington on Saturday.
York Uni brought a squad of 12 that had significantly improved since out last meeting in November, at the National play offs.
East Coast included new Man Josh Chrislow from All Stars for his first start for the club.
East Coast 6 v 6 York University
The first game saw East Coast race out the blocks, to take an early 4 – 0 lead, Gerard Ferre scoring 2, Josh Beach 1 and a Kieran Link strike. York pulled 1 back, to make it 4 v 1 at half time.
More slick passing form Coast saw them extend the lead ealry in the second half to 6 v 1, Ferre completing his hat trick but to York Uni’s credit they kept in the game and finished their chances well to stun Coast and hit 5 on the bounce to leave the game tied at 6 v 6.
East Coast 6 v 4 York University
Another high scoring encounter and a similar pattern to the first game panned out between to two sides. Coast hit the ground running with Link 2 and a fine Chrislow effort making it 3 v 0. York hit back to make it 3 v 2 only for Stuart Wallace to fire in a brace and extend the lead just before and after half time.
At 5 v 2 the game was comfortable for Coast, however a good spell of possession form York, and using the fly keeper well they were patient and again took their chances to make it 5 v 4. In the dying minutes Ryan Goodworth saved twice for Coast and on a break away it was Spanish ace Ferre who poked home to ensure the result favoured the home team.
Both teams played a very competitive game but in good spirits and both teams have come along way since the meeting back in November.
Thanks to all of York University Futsal club for coming across and playing!