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.
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.
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.”