Wigginton Grasshoppers end Thorpe United's Reserve Cup run

York Press: Wigginton Grasshoppers end Thorpe United's  Reserve Cup run Wigginton Grasshoppers end Thorpe United's Reserve Cup run

THORPE United were unable to continue their remarkable run in the York Minster Engineering Football League Reserve Cup as they went down to a 4-1 defeat to Wigginton Grasshoppers in the final at Huntington sports-field, writes Josh Luckhurst.

The match started evenly, defying the two division gap between the two sides.

But quality took its toll when Tom Derbyshire gave Grasshoppers the lead with a neat finish halfway through the first half.

Thorpe continued to apply pressure but could not capitalise on a few half-chances and the score remained 1-0 at half-time.

United knew they needed the next goal to provide a potential upset and almost got it when a deflected shot went just wide of a post.

This sparked the opposition to kick on and extend their lead when a long ball was not dealt with and Ben Thompson struck a half-volley into the top corner.

The two goal lead eased Wigginton’s nerves with Josh Hutchinson going close on two occasions before extending their lead further.

A corner was not dealt with and Chris Taylor fired a shot into the top corner.

United grabbed a goal back and missed a great chance for a second before Thompson added a fourth in stoppage time to seal victory.


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