Cornish’s swift hat-trick sinks Cayton

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Jamie Cornish’s second-half hat-trick steered FC Filey to a 7-3 win at Cayton Cougars in the under-16s League Cup semi-final.

An Aaron Howard double put the visitors 2-0 ahead early on, Howard’s first a header and the second a neat finish after a defensive mix-up.

Adam Robertshaw converted Zac Hansen’s precise corner to give Cayton hope but further goals from Lewis Adams and Joe Eblet made it 4-1 to Filey.

TJ Duggan’s long-range shot reduced the deficit just before half-time.

James Ledden struck in a re-bound after more fine work from Hansen to make it 4-3 early in the second half, but then Cornish struck his hat-trick in the final 10 minutes - all three of them being counter-attacking goals with Cougars looking to get back into the game - to secure the final spot for Filey.

Harry Holden impressed for the Cougars, while Joe Eblet had an outstanding game in the centre of midfield for the visitors.