Filey Town dig deep to avoid cup upset at Falsgrave

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160e'07/01/12
Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160e'07/01/12
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DAVE Brannan’s Filey Town side avoided a potential cup banana-skin when they saw off division three pacesetters Falsgrave 4-2 in the Coastal Shellfish League Cup.

Falsgrave have been in superb form in division three this season and currently lead the pile, but they came up against a strong division one side in Filey Town, and their superior clash showed as they took a 3-0 lead going into the half-time interval.

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160b'07/01/12

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160b'07/01/12

Stu Dickens was on hand to score Filey’s first two goals, his first coming when he wriggled free of a handful of challenges before firing in.

He got on the end of a Phil Dickens cross to bag his and Filey’s second before Adam Ditchburn’s through ball found James Jenkinson at the far post to finish well.

But Billy-Jo Johnson’s men weren’t down and out just yet and goals from Nick Ellis and Mikey Anderson had them right back in it at 3-2.

But James Pinder’s well taken goal made it 4-2 and eased Filey’s nerves.

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160a'07/01/12

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160a'07/01/12

Filey boss Brannan said: “Credit to Falsgrave. They battled hard and 4-2 wasn’t a disgrace at all.”

Falsgrave manager Johnson added: “I’m proud of the lads. They played very well.

“Rich Curtis in goal and Paul Brady both played well for us.”

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160d'07/01/12

Saturday League cup football.'Falsgrave,red/white v Filey Town'Picture by Neil Silk 120160d'07/01/12