Yorkshire NuBuilds Stadium
|Home of a Step 5 Non-League side and, for today, an international side too|
|A rammed bar is a promising start to any afternoon of football|
|There was also a chap with his own beer garden brolly and wooden desk|
|"YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE! YORKSHIRE!" chants echoed around the NuBuilds Stadium|
|No Yorkshire ground is complete without a Leeds United flag|
Back outside with a fresh pint, the match soon restarted and as the cold settled in I was forced to pull out a jacket as the darkness grew around us. Ellan Vannin had made a half-time change and 17 goal striker Furo Davies, club partner of McNulty, joined the game as an additional man-mountain target man to try and rattle the defence. Just two minutes into the half and the plan of Chris Bass had worked, as a cross came in from the left to Davies, who used his forceful way to shrug off the opposition, control the ball and then half-volley a well hit drive onto the underside of the bar and into the net for the game's opening goal. Yorkshire 0-1 Ellan Vannin. This wake-up call seemed to be just what we'd needed after a slackening off in pressure and we soon found ourselves going forward for the first time in a while. With 53 minutes now gone the ball was at McGuire's feet and the skipper looked up before clipping over an excellent defence-beating pass to a pacey run from Jordan Coduri. The Penistone Church striker managed to get on to the ball well before applying a perfectly placed left-footed strike which beat Kearns and went into the net- a moment that the Halifax lad will never forget for the rest of his life. Yorkshire 1-1 Ellan Vannin. From then on the game would remain a stalemate and despite Furo Davies looking very threatening for Ellan Vannin, he could not double his tally and ruin the big day for Yorkshire. Joey Quayle also went close at the death fro the visitors but ultimately the game ended all-square and on the basis of both sides having prolonged spells of dominance I'd say it was a fair result.
|Close, but not close enough for the away side|