Filey Town Reserves knocked out Flixton in the League Cup, while division one runaway leaders Newlands breezed to a 15-1 win at third division strugglers Westover Wasps Reserves in the same competition, league newcomers Commercial losing out to second division high-flyers Sleights 6-3 at home after extra-time.
Coastal Shellfish League Cup
Filey Town Reserves 2 (Brannan, B Eblet) Flixton 2 (Chambers 2), Filey win 4-2 on penalties
Filey Town Reserves twice battled back from a goal down to knock out second division rivals Flixton of the League Cup 4-2 on penalties after drawing 2-2 after extra-time.
Player-boss Dan Kempson was on cloud nine after his side’s superb, battling display.
“That is by far the best we have played all season, it was great to see how determined the lads were to win the game. It was a great team effort full of good performances and our refusal to submit saw us come through with win in the end.”
Flixton opened the scoring in the first half with a typical poacher’s goal from Luke Chambers, but sub Dave Brannan Jnr levelled for Town from the penalty spot.
The scores remained locked up until 90 minutes, so extra-time was required.
Again the visitors took the lead through a close-range effort from Chambers in the first half and it looked as if they were set to progress, but with just two minutes remaining the home side scoring a spectacular goal to take the game to penalties.
A cross was pumped into the area in the 118th minute, and sub Ben Eblet, who usually plays in goal, chested the ball into the air and smashed the ball into the net with the perfect acrobatic overhead kick.
In the shoot-out, Brannan, Jonny Hunter, Jordan Powell and Matthew Gill scored to send Town through with a 4-2 triumph.
Chambers and Luke Huthwaite were the successful Flixton penalty-takers, Rich Garton and Paul Flack missing from the spot.
Kempson and Hunter stood out for the victors as a centre-back pairing who led by example and kept their teammates going, while the consistent Craig Sherwin impressed yet again for the village side.
Westover Wasps Reserves 1 (Thornton) Newlands Park 15 (Logan 8, Exley 4, Fields, P Mancrief, Freer)
An eight-goal blast from Newlands Park hot-shot Billy Logan helped the division one leaders coast to a 15-1 win at third division strugglers Westover Wasps Reserves.
Sean Exley also smacked in four for the visitors, with Paddy Mancrief, Kile Fields and Dan Freer also on target for Park, for whom Logan was man of the match.
The home side never stopped battling despite the scoreline and gained a deserved consolation through their man of the match Sean Thornton, the 16-year-old smashing a superb cross-shot across the Park keeper and into the net.
Luke Rainton also impressed for Jason Fenwick’s side after coming on as a second-half substitute.
Fenwick was quick to praise the performance of referee John Chalk.
Trophy Traders League Trophy
Commercial 3 (Day 2, Riley) Sleights 6 (Watson 2, McCarthy 2, one pen, Kipling, Faichney)
Third division Commercial defied their lowly position with a battling performance before finally falling to a 6-3 home defeat at the hands of second division promotion-chasers Sleights.
Mike Day’s 15-yard shot gave the home side a fourth-minute lead, only for Jake Faichney to notch in his comeback game.
Sleights then went ahead for the first time when Mark McCarthy struck from the penalty spot early in the second half and James Howard’s men opened up a two-goal lead 10 minutes later through Ben Watson.
However they were twice pegged back, with the hosts forcing extra-time with five minutes left.
The first goal was again from Day, this time the striker firing home a rebound in after a free-kick had been sent into the area.
The leveller was a Macauley Riley close-range strike after Jackson Jowett’s lob had cannoned back out off the crossbar.
But in extra-time the villagers proved too strong as Watson and Marc Kipling struck early on. Sleights’ man of the match McCarthy made sure with 10 minutes remaining.
Centre-back Chris Nelson and Day shone for the home side.
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