Tigers Through To Senior Cup Final

06 March 2019
A second half hat-trick from Tom Powell saw Hull City’s defence of the ERCFA Senior Cup continue with a 3-0 semi-final victory over Chalk Lane at the Roy West Centre on Tuesday night.

Once again Jon Beale utilised both the Under-23s and Under-18s squads for his starting line-up. Nine of the starting eleven had also started the Under-23s defeat at Queens Park Rangers four days earlier, the two exceptions being Harvey Cartwright and Jay Rouse. The Humber Premier League leaders included former Tiger Nathan Peat in the centre of their defence.

It was a quiet start to the game with the first real chance not coming until the 19th minute when Powell headed wide from a Callum Smith corner.

Dan Hawkins then did well down the left and from his low cross, Powell saw his effort blocked and Rouse’s follow-up strike was cleared off the line before Billy Chadwick fired wide of the target.

Elliot Holmes had a good chance for City when he was sent clear but Chalk Lane keeper Phil Dobson was quickly off his line to block and when the ball fell to Smith his low strike was cleared off the line.

Jason Chanayire fired high and wide for Chalk Lane whilst at the other end, Smith did likewise for City as the first half ended goalless.

Hawkins had a chance early in the second period but his right foot drive was saved by Dobson low to his right.

Rouse then fired an effort wide before the Tigers finally broke the deadlock in the 58th minute. Smith sent Holmes clear on the right side of the box and his low cross was converted from close range by Powell.

The Tigers enjoyed the majority of possession but the Humber Premier League side remained in contention with Scott Phillips firing a right foot shot across the face of goal.

Beale’s side needed a second goal and it duly arrived in the 85th minute. Josh Hesson’s long ball found Powell and he held off the challenge of a defender before finding the top corner of the net with a composed finish under pressure.

Just three minutes later Powell completed his hat-trick when Chadwick found Smith on the right and his low cross was turned in by the diminutive striker.

The Tigers will face either Bridlington Town or Westella and Willerby in the final of the competition.

Chalk Lane: Phil Dobson, Jude Tarbotton, Andy Stott, Gary Collins (Craig Sedman 80), Nathan Peat, Alex Britton (Robbie Griffiths 72), Mark Griffin (Shaun Scotthorne 77), Josh Elliott, Scott Phillips, Grant Tait, Jason Chanayire.
Subs Not Used: Stephen Pougher, Joe Singleton.

Hull City: Harvey Cartwright, Josh Hesson (Will Taylor 87), Ahmed Salam, Billy Chadwick, Lewis Ritson (Ben Adamson 87), Jacob Greaves, Dan Hawkins, Jay Rouse (Tommy Best 90), Tom Powell, Elliot Holmes, Callum Smith.
Subs Not Used: Harry Fisk, Harry Wood.

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