JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Pier under-nines battle valiantly at Flamborough

Action from West Pier under-nines trip to Flamborough on Sunday. Pictures by Dominick Taylor
Action from West Pier under-nines trip to Flamborough on Sunday. Pictures by Dominick Taylor

West Pier’s under-nines travelled south to take on their Flamborough counterparts and were edged out after two closely-fought encounters.

The first game was won by Flamborough with them going 1-0 up before Finley Thomas for West Pier equalised by converting from a through-ball.

Action from West Pier under-nines trip to Flamborough on Sunday. Pictures by Dominick Taylor

Action from West Pier under-nines trip to Flamborough on Sunday. Pictures by Dominick Taylor

The second game was also won by Flamborough with Riley Foster getting a consolation goal with an excellent individual effort off the bar.

There were good performances from Pier’s Ben Morris, George Flinton and Ben Flinton.

Scalby under-16s continued to impress on Sunday, winning their 13th match out of 14 so far this season, this time 8-0 against Holt.

Scalby took the game to Holt and after 20 minutes man of the match Jack Eyres unleashed a long-range shot into the top corner to open the scoring.

It wasn’t long before Scalby went 3-0 up when Brandon Diston and Jack White found the back of the net.

In the second half Holt battled valiantly and kept Scalby out for 20 minutes or so, but the defence eventually cracked under pressure and White (2), Diston, Max Loy and Finley Davison-Ward added five more to make the final score 8-0.

Ben Dolan and Tyler Beck also had brilliant games for the visitors.

Cayton Athletic under-16s took a break from the league to travel to Phoenix in a District FA Cup quarter-final.

With only 10 players due to injuries and unavailability, Cayton took some time to get into their rhythm.

The returning Conor Sewell and Aiden Thurston started to take control of the game from midfield and it came as no surprise when Chris Reddish notched with a fine finish after some neat build-up play from Josh Lever and Liam Child to give Cayton the advantage.

Cayton were threatened on the odd occasion but the back four of Dan Marshall,Jake Ward held firm.

Nathan Coulson and Josh Wallace were holding firm with some timely tackles giving keeper Cal Martin a relatively quiet afternoon.

Reddish was providing all sorts of problems for the home defenders and doubled his and Cayton’s tally with a fine finish after a passing move.

It was difficult to realise that Cayton were a man short as they rose to the task in hand when Reddish completed a fine hat-trick with a solo effort.

It was a great team effort with every player playing the full game gave Cayton the deserved win and ensured they progress into next week’s semi-final.

Scholes Park Raiders under-16s could only raise seven players for their cup clash against Brooklyn and suffered a 13-0 defeat as a result.

Raiders trailed only 4-0 at half-time, but tired in the second half and Brooklyn romped home.

Manager Craig Furnell said: “I can’t praise the seven lads who turned up enough.”

Scalby under-14s cruised to a 16-1 win at Holt.

Scalby eased to a comfortable win over a depleted Holt side at Filey.

All the Scalby players managed to get on the scoresheet, yet the goal of the game was scored by Holt, who showed fantastic spirit and determination throughout.

Scarborough Athletic under-14s lost 2-0 at home to Mill Lane Wizards at Bramcote in their Hull Boys Sunday Football League encounter.

Mill Lane took the lead when a free-kick was played into the Athletic box was headed clear by Finlay Marsh, unfortunately for Athletic it fell straight to a Mill Lane player, who finished on the volley.

Athletic were dealt a further blow five minutes into the second half when Finlay Marsh was only able to divert a goalbound effort the ball into the corner of his own net.

Zameze Deans took a well-aimed free-kick into the Mill Lane box shortly afterwards which ended up with Brad Smith being unlucky with a spectacular overhead kick that narrowly missed.

Scholes Park under-13s will play Brooklyn in the semi-final of the cup after beating Eastfield 13-2.

Aidan Crawford bagged five goals with Charlie Smith and Kai Taylor netting doubles.

Euan Whitfield, Josh Hepworth, Jackson Scarlett and Brad Hollingsworth all grabbed a goal apiece, and man of the match went to Zac Ireland after a solid display.

Phoenix under-11s tackled West Pier.

In the first half Phoenix and Pier both put in some hard graft, the football was a bit scrappy at times but they both defended well to keep the scoreline level.

The quality of play in the second half was a lot better by both sides and there were a couple of good team goals scored.

Two players stood out throughout for Phoenix as Cameron Macdonald and Josh Kelly both shone.

Macdonald just edged the man of the match award after a quality goal and two assists.

Heslerton hosted the Specsavers Scarborough Minor League under-eights tournament.

Ten teams competed in two leagues, with Scholes Park beating Scalby Stags in the final.

Heslerton Buccaneers came close and were runners up in the penalty shoot-out winning all three games yet finished level on points with runners-up Stags.

Heslerton under-nines travelled to take on West Pier Warriors.

A first-half strike from man of the match Charlie Swiers and two second-half goals from Matthew Moss, either side of a Pier goal, saw the Blues home.

In the second game a goal in either half saw Pier take control, however Heslerton fought back with strikes from Harry Thompson and Ryan Sellers to earn a draw.

Alex White took the man of the match award.