On another weekend severely hit by the poor weather, Edgehill, Newlands and Ryedale made progress in cup competitions, while Seamer and Eastfield shared the points in their division one encounter and Ayton Reserves pulled off a shock win at Athletico2B.
NRCFA SATURDAY CHALLENGE CUP
Edgehill 6 (Jenking 3, M Coulson, Warnett, Collins) Thornton Dale 0
Steve Clegg’s Edgehill moved into the last eight of the Saturday Challenge Cup after a comfortable 6-0 win at home to Beckett League side Thornton Dale.
Edgehill were on top right from the first minute and took the lead after five minutes when Martin Coulson finished well from Danny Collins’ cross.
Collins then got himself on the scoresheet when he found space in the box and finished neatly.
The home side were 3-0 up at the interval after Aaron Jenking scored a superb solo goal after picking up the ball and beating a couple of opponents before finishing well.
Jenking’s second shortly after the break made it 4-0 to Edgehill before Phil Warnett’s solo effort gave his side a 5-0 lead.
The scoring was completed when good work from Dan Bradbury released Jenking to seal his hat-trick and give Edgehill the 6-0 win.
Boss Clegg said: “We dominated the whole game and it was a comfortable win for us. We passed them off the park to be honest.
“Martin Coulson and Jason Darling were superb and obviously Aaron took his goals well.”
FA HARBOUR CUP ROUND 2
Kirkdale United 0 Newlands 6 (Delve 3, Townley 2, Wilson)
Newlands put their name into the hat for the Harbour Cup third round draw after cruising to a 6-0 win at Kirkdale United.
Striker Luke Delve was quick out of the blocks as he netted a first-half hat-trick to put Newlands well and truly in command against their Beckett League hosts.
Delve’s first came after his effort was spilled into the net by the Kirkdale keeper, before the striker netted an individual effort.
His hat-trick was complete after the pick of his strikes found the top corner.
In-form midfielder Ashley Townley scored the goal of the game when Adam Stride crossed for the former Scalby man to head in for a 4-0 before bagging his second and Newlands’ fifth just before the interval.
The scoring was completed by midfielder Michael Wilson after the break as Newlands battled against the slope and the deteriorating pitch throughout the second half.
Boss Shaun Mancrief said: “We killed the game after about 20 minutes and it was comfortable after that.
“Ashley Townley was brilliant for us. He’s getting better and better and him and Michael Wilson played well.”
Ryedale 4 (Sherwood 2, Hornby, Thompson) Rillington Athletic 0
Ryedale manager John Reed described his side’s 4-0 victory at home to division two outfit Rillington Athletic as their best of the season.
The home side were 1-0 up at the interval through John Sherwood’s strike.
It was 2-0 when a break down the left flank resulted in Ben Thompson crossing for Sherwood to bag his second.
Thompson bagged a goal for himself when he smashed in the goal of the game with a rasping 30-yard free-kick off the post.
The scoring was complete after Adam Hornby raced away from the Athletic defence to chip the visitor’s keeper.
Seamer SC 2 (Lawton 2) Eastfield St James 2 (Hegarty, Dove)
A last-gasp equaliser from Eastfield player-manager Nick Hegarty rescued his side a point from their trip to Seamer.
A fairly even first half resulted in neither side managing to break the deadlock.
Seamer were 1-0 up when Eastfield keeper Chris Ferrey’s clearance fell to Gary Lawton, who curled into the bottom corner.
Chris Dove levelled matters up for Eastfield when he headed in, but another poor clearance from Ferrey again fell to Lawton, who made no mistake in putting his side back in the lead.
It looked like Seamer were going to edge to three valuable points until with just 10 seconds left on the clock Hegarty’s effort from 25 yards sneaked in off the post for a share of the spoils.
Athletico2B 4 Ayton Reserves 5 (Stubbings 2, Bywater, Dove, Sample)
Mark Plumpton’s Ayton Reserves side pulled off a shock 5-4 win at promotion-chasing Athletico2B.
Athletico took the lead but Ayton were level when Mark Dove found space in the box and fired in.
The away side took the lead for the first time in the match when Corey White teed up Tyson Stubbings to finish well.
Athletico fought back and netted twice to take a 3-2 half-time lead but Ayton levelled when Dan Bywater played in Stubbings to bag his second shortly after the break.
Nick David’s penalty put the home side back in front but Ayton were level again at 4-4 when Carl Sample moved forward from full back to drill into the back of the net.
Ayton’s turnaround was complete when he netted at the second time of asking after an Ayton counter-attack to make it 5-4 a secure a shock away win.
Stubbings was Ayton’s man of the match.