Commercial, Angel and Ayton secured victories in the Goalsports Trophy against Fylingdales Reserves, Alma and Castle respectively.
Commercial 13 (M Barker 8, Youngson 2, S Barker, Webster, own goal) Fylingdales Reserves 0
An eight-goal blast from Mikey Barker helped Commercial break Fylingdales Reserves’ hearts in this Goalsports Trophy clash.
Macauley Youngson scored twice to put the hosts 2-0 ahead after only 10 minutes, while Stephen Barker and Ricky Webster also scored, an own goal completing the rout.
Commercial boss Geoff Osguthorpe said: “Both sides deserve credit, firstly the visitors for keeping battling away despite the number of goals they were conceding, they should have netted a couple late on. My team deserve praise as they kept going, looking for more goals in a situation where many teams may well have lost their focus having scored seven or eight goals.”
Castle 2 Ayton 4 (C White 2, Bywater, own goal)
Corey White scored twice as Ayton earned a 4-2 win at Castle, despite not being on top of their game.
White opened the scoring after 10 minutes with a cool finish inside the penalty area.
The second strike was a superb solo effort, White turning his man on the edge of the 18-yard box and rifling a shot into the far corner.
This double made up for the fact that White had spurned two much simpler chances in the first 10 minutes.
The home side then added to their own problems.
Ayton boss Mark Plumpton said: “They then scored one of the greatest own goals I’ve ever seen. One defender hit it against his mate from the edge of the box when he went to clear it and it looped back over the keeper to make it 3-0.”
Castle then scored a goal on the break, but Dan Bywater finished at the back post from a corner to make it 4-1.
The first-half action had not finished and Castle grabbed a second after a defensive mistake just before half-time to make it 4-2 at the break.
Ayton’s man of the match was Liam Glaves in centre midfield but Mike Grayshan deserves a mention for another consistent performance at right-back.
Angel 4 (Foley 2, Rose 2) Alma 0
Josh Foley and Curtis Rose netted two goals apiece as Angel soared to a 4-0 home win against Alma.
Rose was also named as man of the match for Bob Fairline’s team, with left-back Phil Bowmaker also on sparkling form, although Fairline was quick to praise the all-round effort from his team in this cup win.