County Cup success for Traf and Itis Itis

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Trafalgar and Itis Itis United both secured progress to the next round of North Riding FA Cup competitions, on Sunday.

Traf’s player-boss Liam Salt paved the way for his side’s 7-1 home win over Normanby Cricket Club, as they look to defend their County Cup title having won it last season.

Playing 90 minutes for the first time since an operation on a cruciate ligament injury, the former Pickering Town man helped himself to a four-goal haul.

Also on target for Traf, in a game which they led 3-1 at the interval, were Wayne Aziz and Sean Exley, while an own goal completed the scoring.

Itis Itis secured a 7-6 penalty shoot-out success over Marske Cricket Club after drawing 1-1 in normal time in their Challenge Cup clash.

James Prethero’s team took a first-half lead through Zac Hansen’s 35th-minute effort.

Marske threw everything at United after the break as they went in search of and equaliser, and it eventually arrived on the hour mark.

Itis Itis created a number of chances to grab a winner, but were let down by some poor finishing.

In the shoot-out, goalkeeper James Burrows proved to be the hero for the victors, saving two Marske efforts and scoring himself.

Jamie Heritage was named man of the match after a fine defensive display.