Saturday League round-up: Pier suffer narrow cup defeat at the hands of impressive Academy outfit

Saturday League round-up: Pier dumped out of Challenge Cup
Saturday League round-up: Pier dumped out of Challenge Cup

The inclement weather over the past week severely hit the Scarborough & District Saturday League fixture schedule yesterday, with only five games going ahead.

NRCFA Saturday Challenge Cup

West Pier 2 (Hyde 2) Northallerton Academy 3 (Cook 2 (one pen), Palmer)

Andy Spivey’s West Pier side were dumped out of the North Riding County FA Saturday Challenge Cup after a hard-fought battle at home to Northallerton Academy resulted in 3-2 defeat.

Pier were on the back foot right from the word go, with an impressive Academy side pinning them back and keeping possession on a bobbly Sherburn pitch in confident fashion.

They took a deserved lead after 15 minutes when centre back Ben Palmer powered home a header and the scores remained the same until the half-time interval.

Spivey tinkered with his formation at half-time with lone striker Mikey Barker struggling in their 4-5-1 formation, and Pier looked more dangerous at 3-5-2.

But they fell further behind in unlucky circumstances when an attempted clearance from Sam Hyde smacked off Phil Meads and landed perfectly at the feet of David Cook, who slotted in for 2-0.

Pier rallied and halved their deficit when Mark Oldroyd’s cross was converted by Hyde, despite Academy pleas for a foul on keeper Adam Pearson.

Spivey’s men dragged themselves level with 25 minutes left on the clock when their skipper Hyde nodded in after a flick on from Danny Cooper.

But they could only stay level for a matter of minutes when youngster Kyle Spivey conceded a penalty and Cook duly kept his cool and netted past Jonny Hyde.

Pier tried to nick another leveller but Academy held on.

Spivey said: “I was impressed with them, they were a good side and it was a really good game.

“The whole side did well and worked hard and they even said it could have gone either way in the end.

“We were unfortunate with injuries really. Danny Cooper and Phil Mead had to go off and we were stretched a bit.

“The lads did well though. Mark Oldroyd and Daz Crawford stood out for us, they worked extremely hard.”

Edgehill P-P Thornton Dale

FA Junior Cup

Loftus 11 Edgehill Reserves 1 (Ferrey)

Martin Cappleman branded his side’s 11-1 crushing at Loftus as ‘embarrassing’.

Edgehill were 5-0 down before Martyn Ferrey’s free-kick reduced their deficit.

But that didn’t stem the tide of Loftus pressure and the home side racked up six more goals to seal a comfortable win.

Kirkbymoorside Reserves P-P Flixton

Lingdale United P-P Filey Town Reserves

Division One

Fishburn Park P-P Filey Town

Hunmanby United P-P Westover Wasps

Whitby Fishermen’s Society P-P Newlands

Ryedale SC P-P Seamer SC

Division Two

Snainton 5 (Holt 2, Watson, Webster, I’Anson) Rillington Athletic 1 (Mills)

Danny I’Anson’s Snainton side dominated their home clash against Rillington from start to finish to collect a 5-1 victory.

The home side were 1-0 up within the first 10 seconds of the match after Leigh Watson won possession off a defender and scored past a confused Rillington keeper.

They didn’t have to wait too long to double their lead either when Rob Holt met a pin-point Leigh Watson cross to smash into the roof of the net just three minutes later.

Five minutes later Snainton were 3-0 up and well in control. Mike Webster netting with a superb header after another well-directed cross.

Rillington managed to re-group and held firm until half-time, but Rob Holt tapped in after the switch-around to make it 4-0 to Snainton.

Centre-back Paul I’Anson headed in Snainton’s last goal before a Paul Mills consolation strike rounded things off at 5-1.

Boss I’Anson picked out striker James Wilson as his man of the match.

Cayton Corinthians P-P Falsgrave

FC Rosette P-P Scalby

Division Three

Athletico2B 6 (Dodson 3, N David, Andrews, B Sheader) Cayton Corinthians Reserves

Kev David’s Athletico2B side maintained their promotion aspirations with a convincing 6-1 win at home to Cayton Reserves.

Shaun Dodson was the man of the moment in the first half for David’s men as he banged in a superb hat-trick.

Dodson’s first came from the penalty spot before he let rip with a stunning drive from 40 yards to double his side’s lead.

Athletico were awarded a dubious penalty just before the break and Dodson duly drilled in for 3-0.

The home side made it 4-0 through Ben Sheader but switched off minutes later and Cayton netted to make it 4-1.

Normal service was resumed though when Nick David rifled in a rasping free-kick from long range that found the top corner.

Dean Andrews rounded off the scoring when he was put through on goal and made no mistake in finding the net.

Boss David singled out hat-trick hero Dodson as his side’s stand-out performer.

Seamer SC Reserves 8 (Walker 4, Lawton, Chadwick, Park, Jewitt) Whitby RFC 2 (Craig, Wilson)

A strengthened Seamer Reserves side claimed three points from their home clash against Whitby RFC.

Sam Walker was in superb form as he bagged four goals, while man of the match Sam Park also got his name on the scoresheet.

Gary Lawton, Greg Chadwick and Dan Jewitt, who netted a free-kick, rounded off the scoring for the home side.

Whitby manager Chris Headlam was left reeling by Seamer’s selection of several first team players.

He said: “They chucked a lot of first team players in, it’s pointless.

“It’s about time something was done about it really.”

Ayton Reserves P-P Falsgrave Reserves

Sleights P-P Scalby Reserves

Westover Wasps Reserves P-P FC Soba