Football Focus Issue 65 - Page 62

Easington United FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/FOOTYFOCUSMAG Easington United FOOTBALL CLUB F ormed in 1947, Easington United AFC is one of the oldest village football clubs in East Yorkshire. Easington is situated near Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber Estuary, an area known locally as “the east end of Holderness” from which the football club derives its nickname. After beginning life in a local competition, ‘The Eastenders’ have been members of the East Riding County League since the mid-1950s. The first major trophy didn’t come along until 1990/91 when legendary boss Mike Wilson led his team to the Division 3 title; this despite the shock death of record goal scorer Melvin Douglas during the campaign. Steady progress culminated in promotion to the Premier Division in 1998/99. That season also saw their first County FA Cup success, courtesy of a 5-0 win over AFC Darleys in the East Riding Intermediate Cup Final. Elected to the Humber Premier League as founder members in 2000/01, the Eastenders came close to a memorable double in 2003/04 when Sean McLaughlin’s side won the League Cup but were pipped by Hutton Cranswick in the title race. Nine South Holderness Cup successes (including one by their Reserves) has After the game why not join us in “Although the start to the season has been a difficult one for Easington, this should not take away from the good work being carried out at the club.” The White Horse Late 19th century pub with original interior and located within a conservation area. Popular with bird watchers. Good value food. Rooms are available to let. Providers of post-match hospitality for the Eastenders Tel. 01964 650040 South Church Side, Easington, HULL HU12 0TR 62 Issue 65