Newlands battle back to secure cup progress

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NEWLANDS came back from a 2-1 half-time deficit to beat Hunmanby United 5-2 and make it through to the third round of the Coastal Shellfish League Cup.

In a game severely hampered by strong winds at Filey, Newlands found themselves battling to get out of their own half in the first 45 minutes.

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But they managed to take the lead against the run of play after 20 minutes when prolific striker Eric Hall tapped in after a scramble in the box.

Hunmanby rallied though, and levelled just a few moments later before a misplaced quick free-kick by Paddy Mancrief caught Newlands centre back Nick Beal off guard and Hunmanby found themselves ahead going into the interval.

Newlands, playing with the wind after the turn-around, dominated the second half and two goals from Hall completed his hat-trick and put Newlands back in the ascendancy at 3-2.

Jack Hakings then showed his aerial prowess when he got on the end of a Nick David cross to power a header into the top corner.

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Newlands saved their best goal until last as they kept possession nicely before Sam Chambers, who impressed throughout, played in Hall to tap in.

Boss Shaun Mancrief said: “I’m very pleased with the way we’re playing at the moment. We seem to have turned the corner after a little bit of a poor run.

“We’re in two semi-finals, a quarter-final and we’re still in the title race too.”

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