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Football: Brooklyn battle back in Pocklington knockout win
3:00pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
BROOKLYN breezed into the second round of the York FA Saturday Senior Cup with a come-from-behind win at York Minster Engineering League division one rivals Pocklington.
The hosts were a goal up at half-time but the Ryedale side’s second-half treble brought a deserved 3-1 win and continued their fine form this term.
Manager Matty Hood shuffled his squad with Stevie Clay, Mathew Webster and the injured David Thompson all out, but Brooklyn still started the brighter.
Andrew Philips wriggled in behind Pocklington’s defence but failed to hit the target, while more half-chances came and went.
However, Brooklyn soon became complacent and, having needed Andrew Slaughter to make a fine save after being left with a one on one, they fell behind, a superb whipped cross deflecting in off helpless right-back Max Fraser.
Brooklyn, having received the wake-up call they needed, got hold of the game again, with Kristian Wilkinson heading an Andrew Metcalfe corner against the bar, the ball bouncing on the goal-line and being cleared.
The equaliser came 10 minutes into the second half. Metcalfe battled through two men and fed Mikey Brown, who jinked inside and lashed the ball home.
Brown soon turned provider as his inch-perfect pass from the right was stabbed home from 18 yards by Metcalfe.
Metcalfe was then replaced by last week’s hat-trick hero, Chris Seager, after picking up a knock. But Brooklyn remained on top and they sealed victory with 10 minutes left as Philips sped down the left and provided Jonny Dunning with a tap-in thanks to a superb cross.
Karl Richardson was man of the match after another solid display in defence.
However, the visitors levelled at 2-2 with five minutes remaining and went on to win 5-4 on penalties.
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