Athletic hot-shots secure FA Cup success

Boro under-12s line up in their new kit sponsored by City Plumbing, Scarborough        Picture: Martin Dowey

Boro under-12s line up in their new kit sponsored by City Plumbing, Scarborough Picture: Martin Dowey

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Scarborough Athletic under-12s claimed a fine 4-1 win at home to Scalby in the Scarborough FA Minor Cup.

Boro, managed by former Scalby boss Gaz McGrath, took the lead through Louis McGrath, but a Jack Hannah free-kick levelled the scores before half-time.

The home side made three changes at half-time, bringing on Daniel Simpson, Zameze Deans and Matthew Ward, and these switches bore fruit as Boro eased clear in the second half.

Matty Dixon put the home side back in front, and then sub Simpson pulled the Boro lads well clear, a fourth from Kane Wray-Sanderson sealing the cup win.

Central midfielder Ward was named as man of the match for the victors.

Heslerton under-16s battled hard in their Scarborough FA Cup clash at home to a strong Brooklyn side, eventually falling to a 5-3 home loss.

The visitors (right in blue kit)started the brighter, a James Barrett hat-trick and a goal from Jack Boyd putting them in total control at half-time.

After a couple of substitutions from both sides the second half saw Heslerton press on with goals from Harry Walmsley and sub James Sawdon.

Heslerton came on strong when sub Luke Smith picked the ball up from his own area and dribbled full length of the pitch to fire in Heslerton’s third.

The home side continued to press but Brooklyn took advantage with a fifth through Josh Singleton five minutes from time to close the game 5-3.

Heslerton’s man of the match went to stand-in keeper Max Truelove, Brooklyn’s star player was Liam Wheeler.

Heslerton under-10s lost 2-1 after extra-time at Burlington Jackdaws in a fiercely contested Scarborough FA Cup quarter-final.

After the early exchanges Burlington took the lead with a controversial opener; the ball crashing down from the crossbar and ruled over the line.

Unperturbed, Heslerton fought back with Josh Dolan getting the best of the midfield tussle and a Charlie Thompson pass finding Thomas Allan who crashed the ball past the home keeper.

Both sides had good chances to win the game, the closest seeing Alex Troop hit the bar with a right-foot shot for Heslerton.

In defence for the visitors Logan Craggs and Tom Owen were outstanding, with their defensive line only breached in extra-time by an own goal which left the keeper stranded.

Man of the match went to the entire Heslerton team.

Josh Peel scored the only goal for Thornton Dale under-14s as they lost 5-1 to Eastfield in the first round of the Scarborough & District FA Minor Cup.