No cups for Ingrow this season

Hellifield Sports 7 Ingrow and Worth Valley 3
Ingrow’s hopes of silverware were dashed in emphatic fashion in the Craven League Division Two Cup.
Craig Wheater scored twice with player-manager Wayne Mahomet adding the other.
Ingrow came into this game as underdogs but ended it fed to the wolves to bring a disappointing end to their season.
It had been a low-key start to the season but a change of fortune halfway through had raised hopes of another promotion challenge. But it was not to be and hopes of consolation cup silverware were also dashed.
Injuries left Mahomet down to the bare bones but it was the much-changed visitors’ line-up who were the more lively and threatening in a first half which still saw the visitors trail 3-1 at the interval.
The build-up play and attacking mind of the Steampigs was all there or thereabouts. Craig Wheater’s strike 10 minutes from the interval looked like a lifeline at 2-1 but Hellifield stole another before the break.
After the break, Hellifield came out more determined and piled on the pressure, which at times was a bit too much for the visiting teamwho were getting run ragged.
The back line of Smith, Fortune and Kelly were holding out but unfortunately Kelly left the field injured and the only substitute was the injured, and usual goalkeeper Mahomet.
A swift re-shuffle saw Ingrow take pull game back, even though they lost another goal, within a couple of minutes of the restart.
Mahomet turned the defender down the left for Baker to finish but a Hellifield defender took the ball out of his path with his arm.
Baker put the ball in the net but a penalty had already been awarded.
Craig Wheater stood up to take the spot kick and gave the keeper no chance, putting it right in the corner.
More life was in the Steamers now and it seemed as though they were in the game for the fight until Hellifield stole another couple of goals, which deflated the Ingrow lads.
There was still some fight left in the visitors though and Daniel Moses slipped the ball down the left for Mahomet to scamper on to the pass. With Joe N’kome and Liam Baker queuing up in the middle, Mahomet slipped the ball past the oncoming keeper for a rare goal.
Ingrow got more chances but it was the hosts who completed the scoring and the 10-goal scoreline.
Match points both went to the ever-impressive Martin Coleman in the middle of the park.
Mahomet said: “I just want to thank all my lads and the whole squad of players. I know we haven’t had the best finish to the season but we gave it a good go.”
”i think with a couple of new faces next year, maybe some more youthful players with a lot of energy will be a good addition to the squad.”
And Mahomet revealed he will be stepping down from his temporary role in charge of the Steampigs.
“When I took the job on from Liam Marsh it was to see us through to the end of the season.
“I hope the lads aren’t too disappointed in what I’ve done. We’ve had plenty of highs, our fair share of lows, but on a whole an average season.”

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