SATURDAY LEAGUE: Filey ease into cup semi-finals

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Filey Town booked their spot in the semi-finals of the East Riding FA Senior Country Cup with a 2-0 win at Driffield Juniors, one of only five games to survive the wet weather on another weekend wrecked by the elements.

East Riding FA Senior Country Cup quarter-final

Driffield Juniors 0 Filey Town 2 (Wardle, Emmerson)

Two first-half goals from Gary Wardle and John Emmerson secured a quarter-final win for Filey Town at Driffield Juniors in the East Riding FA Senior Country Cup.

Right-back Wardle surged forward to powerfully head his side in front from a cross by French youngster Luca Burton.

The lead was doubled before the interval by an Emmerson spot-kick after he had been hacked down in the penalty area.

Neither side created any chances of note in the second half, with Filey having done enough in the first 45 minutes to earn a place in the final four.

Town boss Jay Taylor said: “We didn’t really play that well but still had enough to get through to the semi-finals.

“Our man of the match was Lalan Flynn, who had a cracking game at left-back.”

Scarborough News Saturday League

Division one

Westover Wasps 6 (Jones, Matson, own goal, Seymour, Rose, Buglass) Hunmanby United 1 (Finney)

Westover Wasps earned a 6-1 home win against Hunmanby United, who played most of the match with nine men after two visiting players were sent off for fighting with each other.

Wasps opened the scoring after only 10 minutes, a United defender slicing a clearance into his own net after a searching cross from Aidan McCallion.

The home side made it 2-0 with a stunning 25-yard shot from Ryan Matson, the midfielder having controlled the ball on his chest and half-volleyed his effort into the top corner of the net.

Luke Jones then added a third, a clearance from the United keeper falling to him 30 yards from goal and he curled the ball into the unguarded net.

United’s misery was deepened shortly afterwards, as Andy Ball and Dave Wedge were ordered off after they had clashed with each other.

Being reduced to nine men seemed to galvanise the visitors, and they pulled a goal back with a Terry Finney header from a Ryan Baldry long throw.

After half-time Wasps made sure of the points with three further goals.

Jones and Curtis Rose combined well to set up James Seymour’s low drive which made it 4-1 and the win was sealed when Liam Buglass drilled home a shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Rose headed in the sixth and final goal for the home side.

Centre-back Jack McFarlane was the Westover man of the match.

Division two

Flixton 0 Edgehill Reserves 1 (Bell)

A late wonder goal from super-sub Dave Bell kept Edgehill Reserves in pole position in the second division.

Tom Scales had two good chances in the first half for Dan I’Anson’s visiting team, the pacy striker firing wide and narrowly over the bar.

Keeper Martin Cappleman made two fine saves before half-time, the first from a Luke Midgley strike was a particularly fine stop.

Midgley had another chance after the interval, but Scales also had two more opportunities but failed to beat the home keeper.

Bell was brought on in the 70th minute and he broke the deadlock with his first real touches of the ball, he controlled the ball perfectly on his chest and smashed his shot into the bottom corner of the net beyond the reach of the Flixton keeper.

The former Snainton striker could have scored a second, but after breaking through to be one-on-one with the keeper, the ball bobbled and his shot went wide of the target.

I’Anson was swift to praise the all-round effort of his team, while midfielder Midgley and Chris Watson impressed for the home side.

Sleights 5 (Martin 2, Hardy, Kipling, J Leadley) Scalby 1 (Olney)

Sleights returned to the top two after inflicting a 5-1 defeat on Scalby.

Centre-half Andy Hardy opened the scoring for Sleights inside five minutes after turning home a corner at the near post. But Scalby made the most of the blustery conditions when a speculative 40-yard effort from Gareth Olney was caught late by the wind to fly past keeper Dave Fish on the half hour.

A head injury then forced Scalby keeper Matty Scott to leave the pitch and he was replaced by reserve team player Kev Sunderland.

Two goals in 10 minutes after this stoppage restored the hosts’ advantage just before the break as Andy Martin fired in after Ben Watson’s strong run and Joe Leadley struck in a crowded box, soon after brother Sam had rattled the crossbar from distance.

Early in the second half, Marc Kipling gambled on a defensive error and rifled under the onrushing keeper Sunderland for 4-1.

Midway through the second period, substitute Sam Wiggins put over a driven left-wing cross for Martin to turn home his second goal in three games.

Daz Arnott was named as the man of the match for the visitors.

United Sports Bar 4 (Walters 3, Rackham) FC Rosette 1 (own goal)

Darren Walters netted a hat-trick as United Sports Bar kept their promotion hopes alive with a 4-1 home win against FC Rosette.

Walters opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a curling shot and he soon doubled the home side’s advantage.

Fellow striker Craig Rackham took the ball around the Rosette keeper to put United in control by half-time.

Man of the match Walters completed his hat-trick after the interval with a half-volley after some fine approach play, Rosette scoring a consolation 10 minutes from time through an own goal.