Newlands Reserves book final spot, but firsts miss out

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Newlands Park Reserves beat Kirkbymoorside Reserves 2-0 to seal a spot in the Scarborough FA Junior Cup final. but their first team bowed out of the NRCFA Saturday Challenge Cup at the final hurdle, losing 4-2 at Boro Rangers in Teesside, while Whitby Fisherman’s Society netted a shock 3-1 League Cup semi-final win at home to title-chasers Edgehill,

Hot-shot Stew Bates opened the scoring for the Park second string at a windswept Oliver’s Mount, firing in from the penalty spot in the 25th minute, after Chris Dove had been brought down by the Moorsiders keeper, after being set free by a Bates through-ball.

Park were on top for the rest of the first half, but failed to convert several clear chances and the one-goal lead remained intact at half-time.

Kirkby started the second half strongly but failed to get s shot on goal, and the win was sealed in the 70th minute with a stunning shot from 18 yards by Stefan Moon, the midfielder scoring from a tight angle to set up a final against either Filey Town Reserves or Edgehill Reserves.

Newlands boss Joe Hakings singled out 16-year-old Brad Rowley for an impressive display but the man of the match was Chris Mann for a cracking all-round display.

Danny Jenkinson netted both goals in Newlands Park’s 4-2 semi-final loss to Boro Rangers in the County Challenge Cup.

Jenkinson netted the opener to give Park the half-time lead, but the long-ball tactics of Rangers paid off after the break as their two pacy forwards fired them into a 3-1 lead.

Man of the match Jenkinson raced past three Rangers defenders and smashed in a second goal for the visitors, but Rangers hit back to restore their two-goal lead and book their place in the final.

Whitby Fisherman’s snapped up a spot in the Coastal Shellfish League Cup final thanks to their 3-1 win at high-flyers Edgehill.

Phil Warnett headed in the opening goal for Edgehill but Mark Swales levelled before half-time and a Sam Bailey double sealed the win for the hosts.

Edgehill boss Steven Clegg said: “Whitby fully deserved their win and worked very hard, we wish them all the best in the final.”