Harrogate Railway vs Whickham Football Club



Carl Finnigan and Matty Pattison both scored hat-tricks as Whickham progressed through to the Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup after a 10-1 thrashing of Harrogate Railway.

Sam Hedley opened the scoring and Pattison scored his first of the game before the hosts pulled a goal back through James Healey.

Pattison doubled Whickham’s advantage again before striker Finnigan rounded off a 15-minute hat-trick, with the latter two goals coming after half-time.

Kelvin Thear continued the scoring on 69 minutes, while Finnigan scored his fourth of the afternoon just three minutes later.

Dale Burrell was among the goals on 85 minutes and Pattison wrapped up his hat-trick two minutes later. The Lang Jacks will play host to Thornaby in the next round of the competition.

Assistant Manager Andrew Bulford took charge of the team and made three changes to the side that lost during the week, with Pattison, Kieran Galbraith and Hedley all being named in the starting line-up.

After a bright start to the game, the Lang Jacks broke the deadlock on 13 minutes when a cross-come-shot, from Hedley, floated over the ‘keeper and into the net.

Whickham’s pressure continued and, after Kelvin Thear’s effort went inches wide of the post, they doubled their advantage on 19 minutes.

Finnigan latched on to Hedley’s pass down the left and played a terrific ball into the area, which Pattison took full advantage of and swept home at the back post.

Against the run of play, the Rail pulled a goal back when Healey raced through on goal and dinked the ball over the approaching ‘keeper.

Conor Newton’s rasping drive was tipped around the post by Joe Wilton, but it wasn’t long before the Lang Jacks doubled their advantage again.

Burrell directed his header off the crossbar, but the rebound wasn’t dealt with, which allowed Pattison to sweep home the loose ball.

The former South African international had a couple of chances to complete his hat-trick, inside the first 38 minutes of the game, but was denied by Wilton.

Whickham added a fourth goal, four minutes before half-time, when Newton’s cross was guided home by Finnigan, inside the penalty area.

After a dominant first 45 minutes, the Lang Jacks picked up where they left off. Pattison had another two chances to get his third of the afternoon, but struck just off target on both occasions.

Finnigan scored his second and third of the game within the space of three second-half minutes, with Lee McAndrew providing the cross on both occasions.

Kelvin Thear was among the action when he drifted into the box before powering home and Finnigan’s fourth soon followed – just three minutes later.

There was still enough time for Burrell to get his name on the scoresheet, while Pattison wrapped up his hat-trick later in the game as Whickham hit double-figures.

Harrogate Railway: Wilton, Hendrie, Blacker, Jordan, Lancaster, Ferguson (McCrum, 46), Whitehead, Greenway, Jagger (Hoare, 46), Sykes (Thompson, 35), Healey

Subs Not Used: Scott, Swales, Newsom

Whickham: Bartlett, Howard, Hedley, Little (Grieve, 75), Galbraith, Burrell, McAndrew (Cowburn, 58), Newton, Finnigan, Pattison, Thear (Scothern, 70)

Subs Not Used: Bulford, Collins, Kay, Oliver

Goals: 0-1, 13 min, Hedley; 0-2, 19 min, Pattison; 1-2, 24 min, Healey; 1-3, 35 min, Pattison; 1-4, 41 min, Finnigan; 1-5, 54 min, Finnigan; 1-6, 56 min, Finnigan; 1-7, 69 min, Thear; 1-8, 72 min, Finnigan; 1-9, 85 min, Burrell; 1-10, 87 min, Pattison

Referee: drew Dutton

Assistants: Michael Corbally and Jack White

Attendance: 102


Date Time League Season
August 10, 2019 3:00 pm Emirates FA Cup 2019-2020


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Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Harrogate Railway101
Whickham Football Club10

Whickham Football Club

Conor Newton Midfielder
Kieran Galbraith Defender
Tom Howard Defender
Dale Burrell Midfielder
Ross Peareth Midfielder
Tom Scothern Midfielder
Lee McAndrew Forward
Scott Robson Forward
Charlie Exley Defender
Steve Bowey Midfielder
Damien Stevens Forward
Scott McCarthy Forward
Kyle Downey Midfielder
Jack Robson Midfielder
Regan Ward Goalkeeper
Adam Cameron Goalkeeper
Jack Errington Defender
Alex Francis Midfielder
Liam Doyle Midfielder
Jaden Cahill-Taylor Forward
Declan Bisset Midfielder
Zak Atkinson Forward
Lewis McNall Forward
Oliver Leedham Forward
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